The number of comments that you receive on your blog can give you a good indication of how your readers are receiving your content. If your content is deemed useless by your community, chances are you won’t get too many comments on your blog. Sometimes the issue is not your content but rather tools that you have or haven’t got on your blog to help your readers promote your posts and get more engaged with your blog. That’s where comment enhancement tools come in handy. They not only allow you to bring all reactions to your blog posts into one place, they also make it possible to manage your comments more effectively.
If you are looking to enhance the comment section of your blog and give your readers more option to contribute to your community, here are 4 services you should try:
Disqus: one of the most flexible services around that replaces your original blog section and give your readers all kinds of tools to connect with your blog. Your visitors can react to your blog posts through Twitter, Facebook, and even add their video comments to your blog.
Intense Debate: a nice alternative to Disqus that is almost as powerful and as easy to implement. It’s currently being used by a lot of WordPress bloggers. It enables your visitors to thumbs up and down comments as well.
JS-Kit Echo: Another top third party system to replace your original WordPress comment system. It not only comes with an advanced comment editor, it allows your readers to post more dynamic comments to your blog. The downside is that the service is more complicated that others on this list and will cost you a few bucks as well.
Backtype Connect: a social media and conversation search engine that you can install it on your WordPress blog to let you users find out about the conversations going on about your content in the social media.
What comment system are you using on your blog?