Disqus Vs Commentluv

I enjoy making comments on other people's blogs. It's like being in a virtual conversation that happens over a period of days. And as you probably know by now, it's a great way to build traffic to your site.

I was finding a number of blogs using disqus on their sites and so I tried disqus on my blog for a few weeks. Here is what it looks like when readers leave comments on my blog using disqus--

disqus


Commentluv

As you can see from the image above, the comments are straightforward. They even look like the default comment system that you find on blogger.com. Compare that with leaving a comment on commentluv--

commentluv

When readers leave comments on a commentluv-enabled blog, they get all kinds of other stuff as well: their own gravatar, a link back to their recent blog post, spam filters (not shown). Too much happening in there isn't it?

Online conversations

Spam commenting is not a problem as some people might think. Since I make it a point to reply to the conversation, I have configured settings to moderate every comment that is made.

Each time a comment is made, I get an email notifying me so. If it's a spam, I can simply delete them. If the comment needs my reply, I can do so at a more timely manner.

With such incentives for the reader--an opportunity to participate in the conversation, my website has a better chance of getting bookmarked. This helps improve bounce rate, gets more returning traffic, and more importantly, makes my site a part of 'their' community.