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Sharing the Results of a 4-Month Blog Commenting System Experiment

Today I’m guest posting over at the Yakezie network about my four-month blog commenting system experiment.

As long-time followers know, I started this blog using the third-party commenting system DISQUS to manage all reader comments. In response to an article written by Sam (of Yakezie and Financial Samurai) I discontinued using DISQUS in favor of the standard WordPress commenting system. I did so to conduct a four-month experiment to see how or if it would improve my reader engagement. My experiment is now over and my post at Yakezie today shares what I found.

Click the following link to read my post at Yakezie: “My 4-Month Experiment Not Using a Comment System – Was It Effective?”

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  1. Can’t wait to read it! I’m heading over there now. I’m using the WP comments, but I’ve really been considering Disqus.

    • Based on the reaction (of other bloggers especially) I’ve seen to Disqus, you will have a harder time getting them to comment on your site with that installed.

  2. Thanks for sharing your experience, Brian. I’ve toyed around with a few different commenting systems. Disqus is nice and shiny, but there’s just too much extra stuff to do just to comment. I’ve gotten to the point where I just don’t comment on sites that require me to log in or set up an account to comment.

  3. I just read the article it was pretty good. I agreed with all your points. DISQUS is a hot mess in my book.

  4. I am going through the same experiment on my blog as well. I’m a long-time Disqus user and usually install that plugin as one of my first tasks. I’ll see if my results match yours. Ultimately, my goal is to increase user engagement as much as possible.

    Thanks for the post…a good read.

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