I love it! I really do dear reader! I love reading blog posts and leaving my two pennies worth. I do it all the time, I spend time reading your long 1000+ word blog post and it really resonates with me so I want to leave you a comment and make you feel special because I left you a comment that adds value.
why oh why are you making me jump through hoops
Are you sure you want me to go away from your blog and create an account with Disqus? Why oh why are you making it difficult for me to leave a comment?
Look when I see you have Disqus I leave and never come back just because you are making me jump through hoops. You are being selfish you your readers and commentors! If I leave because of this then you can bet you bottom dollar others are as well. It is this reason why I love CommentLuv.
I value my readers comments and I visit their blogs so when someone leaves me a comment that I love and feel adds value to my blog I will go and visit their latest blog post. And do you know why? Simple their comment has a juicy backlink to one of their latest blog posts right below their valuable comment!
With CommentLuv enabled on my blog not only am I giving back to my commentors but other commentors can see that juicy backlink so if you have a particularly interesting blog post title other commentors will get interested and click on it just out of curiosity. In other words TRAFFIC.
I am effectively promoting my commentors latest blog posts. After all they have took the time to leave me a comment after reading my post so why should I not reward them with a nice little backlink! Disqus does not do that, Disqus does not even let me add my blog address to my comments on your blog posts.
If you have Disqus enabled on your blog how will you know my own blog URL? Do you not want to visit my blog and leave your comment on my posts? Are you just wanting all the traffic coming to you and not spread the love and traffic by providing easy clickable links below your readers comments!
WordPress is great and it comes with it’s own comment form that contains all the fields you need like Name, Email, Web Address and Comment Area. Disqus only lets me add my name and comment but nothing else. Also CommentLuv integrates seamlessly with the standard comment area so why replace it with Disqus?
I know I know you are going to say to me well CommentLuv allows spam comments in all the time! I am sorry but we always will get spam comments from time to time so why not punch spammers in the face then?
It’s also all about speed! CommentLuv has a tiny file size unlike Disqus and will not slow down your Blog or make it Laggy check out this post by Richard Farnhill about Disqus and speed issues. There is nothing worse than a slow loading blog and if yours is then I will leave dear reader! There are loads of high PR and well respected bloggers out there who have CommentLuv enabled as This List will testify.
Even if you don’t want to install CommentLuv please for the sake of your blog don’t replace the perfectly good comment form that comes with WordPress with Disqus as you will be sacrificing traffic and even worse valuable comments from other bloggers in your niche.
So dear reader what’s it going to be? CommentLuv or Disqus ? Do you agree or disagree with me? Do you know of any other commenting plugins that I could try! Are you a blogger who has more than 1 commenting system? Anything else you like to add to this post? are you going to leave me a comment below? If so do you want me to visit your latest blog post and leave a comment?