Comments are of absolute importance to most bloggers and you know why? Simple dude, they act as proof to other how popular the blog is. The more, the better. More comments simply means that the readers are finding the posts interesting and informative and for the same reasons they do not mind taking the pain to post a comment and initiate a discussion or a fiery debate.
In fact, comments are seen by a vast majority of blogger as a proof that people are actually reading the posts and they are loving it. But the concept of blog commenting has evolved a lot from the past. As social media and blogs are getting merged in an effort to make the most the available features, it is becoming important for a blog owner to figure out which commenting platform is suitable for his blog and which one might spell a disaster.
This is a new kid around the block and as obvious, it has immense potential. This powerful plugin allows visitors to make a comment by using their G+ profile, facebook, wordpress, Discuss and other mediums. The best part of using this commenting platform is that it gives you immense opportunities to reach out to those people who are otherwise not easily accessible. Say for example, if a visitor lands on your website and makes a comment by using G+ profile, it will get reflected on his social profile and chances are that his/her friends may find the post interesting and land on your website.
This is a popular commenting platform embraced by a large number of bloggers and backed by a good number of add ons. YouTube and Flickr have already integrated this powerful commenting system on their websites and as it appears, readers are happy with it.
The main USP of Disqus lies in its seamless integration of social media sites. If you have account in Facebook, Twitter or Gmail, you are good to go. This is a simple yet robust solution to keep your blog spam free and encourage healthy debate. And here is the icing on the cake – Disqus comes loaded with anti-spam technology that proactively tracks spam and keep your blog clean. You can even make changes in the setting – like you can blacklist certain key phrases. And did I tell you that Discus offer great support for mobile devices. So have fun.
This is a wonderful commenting platform developed by the same guys who are behind our very own WordPress. Much like Disqus, IntenseDebate come loaded with a bunch of cool features. It is integrated with OpenID and Facebook Connect and therefore, it will have a spillover effect on social media sites. This commenting platform is powered by Akismet and that means, your blog is well protected from the abuses of the spammers. Just like Disqus, IntenseDebate lets you blacklist and whitelist things and therefore, giving you more freedom as to how you want to encourage the problem of spamming.
If your targeted audience is actively engaged in Facebook and you wish to drive as much traffic as possible from this popular platform, Facebook Comment box is the best commenting platform for your blog. However, this commenting platform is not half as strong and robust as Disqus or IntenseDebate, but it has its own share of benefits.
Comments get sorted by relevance and comments which are marked as spam are hidden from view. A great commenting platform for anyone who wish to make the most the immense power of Facebook.
This post is published by Michael Evans who has several posts on wordpress and its several aspects. His lastest post is on wordpress theme customization tips which has become immensely popular.