A commenting platform generally increases the engagement of readers with the blog, let your readers share their views about the blog post, ask their Queries about the topic covered in the blog post and reduce the bounce rate! So, let me give you a simple introduction to Commenting system and get into the Reasons why you should not use a Commenting system in your blog.

Commenting System for a Website

The system (technically, the Platform) in which the users (or) readers can post their comments is called as a Commenting system. Let’s have a Quick look on popular commenting platforms :

  1. Disqus : Asynchronously loading platform, Mobile compilant.
  2. Google+ : Commenting – Increases the post visiblity in SERP, but has a major dis-advantage of NOT having the Notification feature for new comments.
  3. Facebook Commenting : Many readers can easily comment on your article. The major dis-advantage is about “Moderating” the comments.
  4. WordPress Default System : This comes default with the WordPress installation. Easily customizable, but requires more Server resource, for a huge website.

But, on the other hand, the commenting system has the following dis-advantages, which are about to be explained in Detail :

  1. Page Speed (Page Loading Time)
  2. URL Parameters are Bad!
  3. Backlink Matters
  4. Time spent on Moderating the comments
  5. Anti-Spam protections
  6. Website Security
  7. Irrelevant content in Comments can be Harmful
  8. Server Resource Usage