For a blog, the comment system is really important.
“If the blog is a medium for sharing the ideas of the writer, then comment box is the medium for readers to share their views.”
So, how could people share their views if comment system is not enabled on a blog?
But is it only about installing a comment system? No, a comment system should good enough.
Good enough? How?
The comment system should be :
- Fast loading.
- Good looking
- User friendly
- Should load on the slow internet connection also.
I used Disqus on OD N EVN for few months when our site was in Blogger.
I have already used few comment systems for my blog and in that Disqus is one of my favourites.
- It looks pretty good.
The system looks really good. Also, you can that it’s showing other posts where people commented-Kind of related posts which can help in increasing page views.
- Control spamming.
Disqus helps to control spamming since there is no option to add the website link to get a backlink. Also, you can easily moderate comments from your Disqus comment moderation page if you still found some spam comments.
- Visitors can comment with or without login.
This is a good feature. You can enable/disable guest commenting in Disqus settings. It’s enabled by default. But, the things is, a visitor can’t find the option to comment as a guest directly. Yes, it’s somewhat hidden. At least, a new user can’t find this option as you do.
To find the option to comment as a guest :
- Click on the Comment box.
- Click on Sign Up box for Disqus account.
- If you click on the Name field, an option showing “I’d rather post as a guest” appears.
- Click on it and post your comment without Sign Up on Disqus.
Since it is hidden like this, most of the visitors won’t see the option to post as a guest. Thereby decrease in visitor’s engagements.
- It can help you earn money via Disqus Reveal.
You can choose what kind of ad you want to show on your site and it can even work alongside with Native ads. So, it’s safe to use alongside AdSense and earn extra income. You can choose a type of ad you want to show on your site.
- It works with almost all services like Blogger, WordPress, Joomla.
You can integrate Disqus on almost every blogging platforms.
Now, see what other bloggers said about Disqus 🙂
You have read many Pros of Disqus, what about the Cons?
The comment system should be fast loading. But we found Disqus not loading on slow internet connections and on old mobile devices and with few mobile browsers.
Also for commenting, you should Sign In with your Disqus or social accounts. Everyone doesn’t like to disclose their personal details. For them, Anonymous/Guest commenting is also available but as I said, it’s not easy to find the option to comment as a guest for first-time users.
But still, we like Disqus and will try it on other blogs. Because it’s one of the best comment system available with great features and all that for free. Also, it works fine with all other devices other than few mobile phones, which are not seen much now. You can Install Disqus and try the best comment system.