JointComments is a Disqus replacement, a free comment plugin for WordPress and other CMS. Adding a comment widget to your website has a lot benefits, and we will discuss about them in this article.
Comments don’t always lead to traffic or engagement : When I ran my experiment, I found that some traffic did come from my comments section. But this isn’t always the case for every blog or blogger. In a 2016 report, one security firm found that 51.8% of all website traffic comes from bots. This includes good bots, like Facebook’s Newsfeed Crawler and other web crawlers that collect helpful information (like Google’s bots). But it also includes spam bots. There’s a good chance that a lot of your site traffic generated from your comments section is from bots (whose comments get blocked anyway). Another thing to consider is the widely adopted “90-9-1” rule, which states that 90% of people will have nothing to say, 9% will have something to say, and 1% will have the most to say. Essentially, 90% of the traffic coming to your site will most likely be “lurkers” who won’t comment at all. Only 1-9% of your traffic will account for the most participation. So you might have 1,000 readers for your post, but maybe only 10 who comment. Those few commenters may or may not represent your ideal audience, or they may not provide helpful feedback.
The theory is that the more blog comments you have, the more content you’ll have on each page, and the more keywords you should rank for, which should increase your overall search traffic. However, Neil was not convinced that this is actually the case, so he did some research. First Neil found that he averages about 176 comments per post, with 22.6 words per comment, which means that allowing blog comments nets him an average of 3,978 extra words on each page. Next, he checked Google Analytics and Google Webmaster Tools to see whether the blog comments were resulting in more search engine rankings. He found that approx. 26.7% of the keywords that were ranking in Google were from the comments section.
It makes commenting great for the lazy. I have to admit something. Today everyone is lazy. We want to do things in less clicks. We want to type without picking up our fingers (Swype). So today’s websites/blogs can not afford to have a long tedious process for commenting. Its our job to make it as simple as possible for anyone to put their thoughts down. Almost everyone is logged into JointComments as soon as they power on their computers. So with JointComments comments, they dont have to do anything more. Works just great!
Embeddable Comment Widget: Get more engagement with our easy to use commenting system. The setup takes just a few clicks. Features: See top commenters & top comments, Ban users permanently or temporarily, Notifications for commenters. Upcoming Features: Thread level comment moderation, Social Media & Gmail Login for commenters, Pin Comments, Auto Approval for Specific Commenters, Akismet integration for SPAM protection, Custom CSS, Monetization with Native Ads, JOINT (erc-20) token rewards. Read additional info at Comment software for WordPress.