Wordpress: Normal comments VS Facebook comments

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I think this is going to be a rough one, which do you think is better to have in a WP blog normal comments or Facebook comments and why?

I'm thinking into use FB comments bcs each comment is a backlink to your site and also the contacts of the person who commented it and is more exposure for your site
#comments #facebook #normal #wordpress
  • Profile picture of the author pavv
    I think normal comments. Own the race course not the race horse.
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  • Profile picture of the author CustomDevo
    Each one have their own advantage so I like to add both to my blogs. There are people that don't want to to expose their personal facebook acount, or just lazy to log in, the wordpress comment will do good for them.
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  • Profile picture of the author dexlink
    Originally Posted by riken View Post

    I think this is going to be a rough one, which do you think is better to have in a WP blog normal comments or Facebook comments and why?

    I'm thinking into use FB comments bcs each comment is a backlink to your site and also the contacts of the person who commented it and is more exposure for your site
    I'd go for FB comments. Using such I got better result.
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  • Profile picture of the author LisaAllen
    Facebook comments can definitely pull in more other visitors, since people like to see what their friends are into.
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    • Profile picture of the author hondablaster
      Great article I was trying to get the guys at woothemes to embrace a facebook twitter product rating system over the wordpress system with woocommerce. The reason being people don't seem to care to post using comments anymore its more of a social thing now.
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  • Profile picture of the author James Foster
    You know why so many sales pages use FB comments instead of regular comments?

    Because you're a LOT less likely to say something negative when you know all your other friends can see it.

    Use FB comments.
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    • Profile picture of the author webhosting
      I have noticed that when I use AdBlock the facebook comments are usually blocked by this Firefox extension. Since AdBlock is very popular, it may happen that a lot of your visitors will not see the comments. So I would stay with the traditional way.
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  • Profile picture of the author Oswald Joshua
    Go for facebook comments. It will help you market your blog socially over facebook and also you can store those comments in your database, so later if you can remove FB comments if required.

    Facebook comments are really good and they help participation from users and increase your traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sarevok
    Facebook comments are better, there's no discussion really.

    People love facebook, the posts look better, everyone uses it.

    The only problem I see is potential bugs.

    OptimizePress for example is very buggy when it comes to Facebook apps.

    So, make sure to test, test, and test again; ensure feasibility before you dive in.
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    • Profile picture of the author Andy777
      Originally Posted by Sarevok View Post


      The only problem I see is potential bugs.
      And that's a serious problem! At one time I also switched to Facebook comments - not that I saw any improvements but after a month or two, suddenly the plugin started playing up and at the end I lost all those comments. + I wasn't able to moderate them as effectively as with default WordPress comment system.

      Now using normal comments on all my blogs.

      Another thing is privacy - many people don't want to make comments publicly, with their own name and for these people, Facebook comments won't work.
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  • Profile picture of the author denysapu
    Both are good. Unfortunately, I find that a lot of Facebook comments are used by the people to give a bad review to a business. Whether it's a competitor or whom, it will hurt your image.
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  • Profile picture of the author imarkedy
    Which are better? Remember - Facebook likes (if you allow FBML access) provides higher value backlinks than your comment section ever will. Managing comments onsite is too much of a hassle especially for those geo-targeting Internet Marketing keywords. If you go with onsite comments (I turn them off) - make sure you install a 'comment delete' plugin which KILLS SPAM comments before you even see them. Black Hat marketers will ping your comments and perform all sorts of tricks to backlink to your site. One of my marketing clients had 30,000 comments (same market as you) within 1 month!
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  • Profile picture of the author adusin
    Both also will give more effects .Try both also.
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    • Profile picture of the author reseller7
      I would go with fb vs wp comments. Why? When viewing blogs most have little to no comments. With fb comments its shared on fb driving more people to comment on your site. Wp comments is an open invitation to spam and comments you need to monitor / delete, TIME CONSUMING! Fb, twitter and other social sharing is the only way to go IMO. Paul
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      • Profile picture of the author connorbringas
        I agree with others, however make sure that these facebook comments are no follow. Dont want a bunch of outbound links on your website. Definitely not a good idea.
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  • Profile picture of the author webhosting
    One more thing to consider. When I open facebook right now, I see only this error message:

    Sorry, something went wrong.
    We're working on getting this fixed as soon as we can.

    Not sure if other services like comments are working now, but when we are making the decision regarding the way of displaying comments, we should keep in mind that anything may happen with facebook and we can nothing to do with that.
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  • Profile picture of the author illmill
    hmm, interesting points here on both sides. I never considered doing fb comments, but see the social advantages. My next blog will definitely take this approach. I would just say test both. It also probably depends on what the site is about. Would you also get less spam from fb comments?
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  • Profile picture of the author riken
    Guys! thank you so much!!!! you really helped me with your opinions, at the end I picked up the Facebook comments, I think is the best for me.

    Please If you have time go to my blog (in my signature) and tell me what you think about it, I'm starting and want good advises

    Cheers!!!!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author arthurmaz
    I got better results with FB comment's . It is pain in a butt if you are trying to set them up, but I get better activity, because people are so used to FB interface and they see a FB comment box, so they end up showing more activity. If you want to sent up FB comments on your wordpress blog, than you need to make sure you have a SSL cert set up before creating a Facebook APP. It can be easily set up through your hosting provider. I prefer using Facebook comment plug-in from Panda Aaron Collegeman | Facebook Comments for WordPress ( i am not affiliated with the plug in above)
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  • Profile picture of the author riken
    The WP plugin I'm using is "SEO Facebook Comments" I liked because it has many features some others don't and this is free.
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  • Profile picture of the author Wishpond
    Originally Posted by riken View Post

    I think this is going to be a rough one, which do you think is better to have in a WP blog normal comments or Facebook comments and why?

    I'm thinking into use FB comments bcs each comment is a backlink to your site and also the contacts of the person who commented it and is more exposure for your site
    Facebook comments are much better than WP comments:

    1-Less Spam
    2-They are viral, people can see what you commented. You get a bit of extra traffic.
    3-You can comment as a page, increase likes
    4-People are more used to this
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  • Profile picture of the author elmun
    FB comments is better solution for me. Millions use facebook and make comments if see his friend commenting before in your article.
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  • Profile picture of the author Anvilek
    Facebook comments was a brilliant idea that has not gained popularity - maybe better. I guess I'm a traditionalist and I think the normal comments are much better.

    But ... if you bet on social media - much better idea prove to be two types of comments. Both normal and Facebook.
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  • Profile picture of the author Aji Raman
    It depends of the niche and the purpose of your site.
    Someone that comments on a dating website doesn't want that all his friends know he's a real looser in seduction and will prefer anonymous posts.
    Other websites, like informations, business gives values by commenting. your friends on facebook will say " this guy is amazing, he knows so many things!"

    -AJI
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    • Profile picture of the author riken
      Originally Posted by Aji Raman View Post

      It depends of the niche and the purpose of your site.
      Someone that comments on a dating website doesn't want that all his friends know he's a real looser in seduction and will prefer anonymous posts.
      Other websites, like informations, business gives values by commenting. your friends on facebook will say " this guy is amazing, he knows so many things!"

      -AJI

      I tottally agree! it depends of the niche niche, I can't imagine someone posting with his facebook account in a "Buy Viagra Online" niche
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  • Profile picture of the author kingroom
    Normal comments for websites that deals with webmasters, tech, etc. Facebook comments for sites that has much social media traffic like news websites
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Brian
    I use both.
    Normal comments arguably helps in SEO.
    FB comments brings social traffic.
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    • Profile picture of the author riken
      There are some plugins which can have the facebook comments and help SEO at the same time, the comments are seaved and placed in the code of the page/post
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  • Profile picture of the author sahilsxy29
    depends on the niche.. if you're into some health related niche.. use both..
    fb comments will give your page a dynamic look and fresh content every now and then..

    otherwise.. its good to have any of em..
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  • Profile picture of the author Lou Murphy
    Both have their pros and cons, but in my view the pros of having FB comments outweigh the cons.
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  • Profile picture of the author darrenmgmg
    Thanks for starting this thread the balance of pros and cons is useful to see.

    I tried FB comments sometime back - I got bug issues, slower page speed load times, and a lot of spam comments posting links to non-related products. So obviously I reverted back to traditional just as quickly (in optimizepress).

    I can see that it definitely depends on the niche, and the pages you are going to use them on.

    A sales page has a different place, purpose and the type of traffic in your funnel (being pre-primed) - so commenting via FB could be a useful tool in this situation.

    Where as on a blog, the traffic, mindset and position in the buying cycle may be different - the purpose and use of FB comments here and the risk factors for transparent commenting for visitors can and will have different elements to consider.

    This is not going to be a black and white Yes or No - but having an overall idea and strategy - seeing how FB commenting or any commenting fits into the overall picture along with a lot of measured testing, testing, and a bit more testing along the way is going to form a strong part of your equation.

    As a matter of interest - has anyone else found any issues with page load times using FB Commenting Plugins?
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  • Profile picture of the author redchillies
    Facebook comments are surely the best as they can help in attracting more number of visitors to the blog in comparison to the normal comments.
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  • Profile picture of the author aliveder
    I suggest you use the FB comments API. I have seen higher degree of people commenting on your blog because they are already signed into FB (even if they barely ever go on there). Also information spreads quicly on FB, even I am guilty of clicking links that my friends posted or shared or commented because they seemed interesting. You could also get the API that allows them to answer through twitter as well as FB.
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  • Profile picture of the author MonopolyMan
    You don't need to limit yourself to one or the other - there is plenty of choices out there which let you use both.
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  • Profile picture of the author xenium11
    Its no big deal.

    Wordpress comment will make your blog look better organised and it will be easier too.

    Facebook comment may drive more traffic but does not beat the default normal system.

    So, the winner is NORMAL COMMENTS
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