Why do people outsource comment systems?

Yogesh Sarkar
Yogesh Sarkar
from Delhi
5 years ago

I see quite a few blogs using Disqus or even Facebook Comment system on their blog, which are only viewable to the visitor, if javascript is enabled and if you remove them or get banned, then you likely end up losing those comments

Then why do people still use them? Is there a particular benefit, that isn’t available if you are using normal commenting system?

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Vijay Prabhu
Vijay Prabhu
from Mumbai
5 years ago

Yogesh every commenting system has its unique advantages and disadvantages.  The Disqus offers you way of monetizing your blog through commenting, Facebook commenting is popular with those who have large number of FB followers and similarly for Google +.

CyberKID
CyberKID
from India
5 years ago

I see an advantage of including the facebook commenting system. The advantage that I see is that the comments are centralised and that given both being social networking platforms with a wider reach, there's a possibility of greater outreach. Like when someone comments on your blog using facebook, everyone associated with your fb profile/page will get a notification about a new comment. The other advantage I can see is suppression of chances of Spam/Anonymous comments when using these platforms, as someone having an account only can comment using these plugins, other's can't.

However, beyond the (supposed) disadvantage you outlined, there's another huge disadvantage associated with using these custom commenting systems on blogs. Like for example, I'm having an account with both, Facebook as well as Disqus, and I prefer not to post comments using my FB profile, and I've somehow forgot the password for my Disqus account, thus leaving me no option to comment on a blog, when I want.

#oI took 20 minutes to post just 10 lines :P

Bhavya Kaushik
from Jaipur
5 years ago

That's why you don't comment on my blog :|

Ranjith
from hyderabad
5 years ago

Good speed CK :P

CyberKID
from India
5 years ago

Bhavya, that's why I can't comment on your blog.:P

Ranjith B-)

Bhavya Kaushik
Bhavya Kaushik
from Jaipur
5 years ago

I use Disqus. I just find it easier and more compact. Also, it allows one to integrate portals like FB, twitter, Google at one place. So, one does not need to have a blogger or a tumblr account in order to comment on my blog, they can just sign in via their respective FB(twitter or google) profile :)

Ranjith
Ranjith
from hyderabad
5 years ago

if javascript is enabled

Who disables javascript? Innocent

Avadhoot
from Jabalpur
5 years ago

Reader through his browser Innocent

Ranjith
from hyderabad
5 years ago

Undecided

The Sorcerer
The Sorcerer
from Mumbai
5 years ago

I've removed disqus, but since now I have a xenforo based forum, I've bridged the WP login and comment section with Xenforo's userbase! 

Bhavya Kaushik
from Jaipur
5 years ago

Why? Innocent

CyberKID
from India
5 years ago

Bhavya, that's technical mumbo jumbo, much beyond our understanding. :P

Ranjith
from hyderabad
5 years ago

CK BK is a techie :P

Vijay Prabhu
from Mumbai
5 years ago

Ranjith is a technoturd Cool

Bhavya Kaushik
from Jaipur
5 years ago

InnocentInnocent

CyberKID
from India
5 years ago

CK BK is a techie :P

Ranjith, I know that :P, but there are things every techie doesn't know. Wink

Prasun Bannerjee
Prasun Bannerjee
from Udaipur
5 years ago

Different people, different tastes :)

Yes the SEO benefits are inevitable. SEO is more getting linked to the social media day by day, that accounts for the G+ or the FB commenting system. For the disqus or the livefyre commenting system, they add a newer UX as well as come loaded with chances of monetisation as well.

Varma
Varma
from trivandrum
5 years ago

Third party comment system usually offer something EXTRA to your usuall old commenting system

For example Disqus got a superb layout/ design that automatically adapts to your blog and allow your visitors to signin with any social media account ( Faceboook, Google, Twitter etc). In addition they allow unique SEO benfit + additional monetriztion options.

 

Ranjith
from hyderabad
5 years ago

unique SEO benfit 

What are they? Innocent


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