The comments section is an integral part of any blog.
Without the comments section, a blog is incomplete and lifeless!
When it comes to WordPress blogs, since the very early days, it comes with a built-in commenting system set as the default.
It’s more than enough and good for newbie bloggers.
Since the default, WordPress comment system is not visually appealing and prone to spam attacks
Many webmasters or Blogger are forced to change their commenting system.
Out of the many types of commenting system such as JetPack, Facebook Comments, Google+ Commenting System, etc
The two most comment system being
- A) CommentLuv and
- B) Disqus
So let’s discuss which one is best suited for you.
For anybody that doesn’t know what CommentLuv is, it is a WordPress comment plugin that will enable people to leave a link underneath their comment.
I am sure you must have seen this type of commenting system on many Blogs
Advantages Of CommentLuv
Since it has the features to leave a link unto your latest post under the comment,
This further encourages people to leave a comment
This feature alone attracts blog owners very much.
Normally people in the B2B niche takes advantage of this
Since back-links are of great importance, they normally don’t hesitate to comment on CommentLuv enabled blogs.
By using this system, it increases the number of comments on your post.
Disadvantages Of CommentLuv
Since the free version of this plugin has no social log-in features, it requires only their name, email address and website in order to comment.
There is no logging in, Setting up an account and stuff like that
So, That means literally anyone can comment in a matter of seconds
To be honest, as much as it helps in increasing your engagement and Comments
It is also a place for spamming their links
It attracts visitors that are website owners themselves
Since it gives backlinks even though it’s a no-follow it still helps
So, blog owners will comment a lot on your blog.
This may at first seem like people actually like your post,
But Some people comment only for the links and may not even read your article
Some Examples are: “Great Post” Nice Post” “Helpful”
Most of these comments will be just rubbish and just one line of appreciation
Sometimes the comments have no engagement at all and add 0% value in their comments
To help in spam-fighting webmasters must purchase a premium version of CommentLuv
It’s one of the most popular commenting systems on the Internet, having been downloaded over an impressive 1.2 million times so far.
Some of the world biggest sites like Wired, CNN, Bloomberg, Searchengineland also use Disqus too
Advantages Of Disqus
Since users have to sign up first for an account before commenting, It helps in reducing Spam
Disqus has the option to login using any of the major social media accounts – Google+, Facebook or Twitter.
In case the admin enables the option of guest posting, then users can comment as guests, by just entering their name and E-Mail address.
Due to these powerful features, Disqus is spam-proof
It also has other interesting features which aren’t available in CommentLuv such as up-voting and down-voting of comments, discussion options, etc.
Most of the comments on Disqus are genuine and have real intention
They tend to get higher-quality comments and promotes quality discussion.
Disqus now works on a real-time basis. So that means that you don’t have to refresh a page to check for new comments.
It also has an inbuilt ‘community’ box that will display all your top commentators, not only in that particular post but also in other posts with their latest comments.
This makes it easy for people to see, not only who is commenting on a particular post, but also across your entire site
You can even monetize through Disqus
If the admin chooses to activate the program on the blog, Disqus will place links at the bottom of the post, above or below the comments (You can choose the position).
Revenue is generated according to CPC.
Disadvantages Of Disqus
Sometimes if the network is slow or for some reason if the site is loading slow Disqus takes too much time to load and has to be reloaded to correctly display the comments.
There have been some complaints about loading problems reported for some browsers,
Many users don’t want to sign up or log in with their social media, so they will just not leave their comment
I personally use Disqus at neilhosting.com
It’s not that I have anything against CommentLuv
I think both are amazing tools with their own unique features
They both have got their own pros and cons
You can pick either of them for you based on your preference
Which comment system do you use?
Let us know your views and opinions by leaving a comment below!