Add New Comment Forms To Your Blogger Blogs

UPDATE (10th July, 2010):
JS-Kit (Echo) is now a completely paid service. Free trial is available only for 30 days and after that you have to pay $10 for every 30 days to use their service. As Echo is presently being many big corporate sites like Wshington Post, New York Times and Technorati so I would recommend this to only those who are really serious about and for the rest – better go for the free services viz. Disqus and IntenseDebate…
Add New Comment Forms To Your Blogger Blogs

In blogs comments are almost as important as the content itself. It is through comments that bloggers get additional content, new ideas, feedback and more to blog better. But getting comments on a blog is not as easy as bringing traffic to the blog. Along with interesting content, the blog’s interface also plays a key role in fetching more comments. In Blogger although you can easily add an embedded comment-form beneath the posts, but it doesn’t look attractive or professional.
So here are three new comment-form providers. Select any of these and make your blog completely professional. Presently in Blogger blogs, with custom domain and customized templates, comment-form is the only left element through which people can recognize yours as a free blog, so once you implement any of these new comment-forms you will have a complete pro-blog.

The three comment-form providers (in order of my preference) are:
1. JS-KIT (Features)
2. IntenseDebate (Features)
3. DISQUS (Features)

And here are the screen-shots of the comment-forms (in the same order as above):

JS-KIT (Demo Blog)

Add New Comment Forms To Your Blogger Blogs

IntenseDebate (Demo Blog)

Add New Comment Forms To Your Blogger Blogs

Disqus (Demo Blog)

Add New Comment Forms To Your Blogger Blogs

The reason for selecting JS-Kit over Disqus or IntenseDebate is of course the more number of features and facilities you get at JS-Kit.

NOTE: By using any of the above comment-systems, your new comments will not be indexed by Google. So consider these points before you switch to any of these services.
If Google is NOT your primary (or important) traffic source, and even if it is the primary source of traffic, but you have sufficient keywords in your post-titles and content then you may add these forms.

BUT if Google is your primary source of traffic and most of the search queries that bring traffic to your blog is because of the keywords in your comments, then I would suggest you to carry on with your present comment system.

To check and track your visitors source/keywords read this post:
Track your blog’s visitors.

*UPDATE: According to JS-KIT, their comments are indexable by Search Engines, so consider the above “NOTE” only if you planning to use IntenseDebtate or Disqus.

IMPORTANT: Before you modify your template, make sure you back up the present the template by downloading it. And in case you ever want to switch back (from IntenseDebate or Disqus to Blogger Comment system, then make sure you reverse the settings back to “New Posts Have Coments” before you publish any new post).

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Rudy
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I'm the fiiiirrrrrrrsssssssssttttttttttttt……..

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Shankar
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I had a lot of problems with intense database..there are lots of bugs…. it has t be improved…. How about the other two..JS-kit and disqus…

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Blogger Make Money
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I have used the JS-Kit and it sucks! It makes my blog look weird!

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Dav7
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I use intense debate for some time

but I would change now if I had the option to not loose the comments 🙁

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anshul
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Nice demos divya..
i think we can use comment luv also….

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Sai
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@ ShankarWhen exactly did you try IntenseDebate? I think this service this service has improved in the last few months…Anyways I think JS-Kit is a lot better than ID @Blogger Make MonyeJS-Kit offers "Visual customization", so You can easily customize whatever you want. @Dav7Yeah that's a really big problem in both ID and Disqus, as they require that modification in the settings, described in the post above.BUT in case of JS-KIT, the comment-form adds as a widget and it actually has the optoin to integrate your old comments with this new form.And when you want to return back to blogger,… Read more »
Sai @ bLoGgEr hElP
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@Dav7

There's a glitch in JS-Kit too, when you revert back to Blogger from JS-Kit, then although you get back all the comments made on JS-Kit, but it shows that all the comments are made you(Blog owner) :-/

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Dimples
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hi, smilies are not working in my blog 🙁

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Shankar
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@sai: I used it about a month back..the service is good..I mean they are replying to whatever queries we ask… but they still have bugs….they are yet to rectify some bugs… THen i changed my comment form back to normal…

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Divya Sai
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@Dimples what's the exact problem you are facing while adding smileys?

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Fahad
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Nice post

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Sandra
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Good morning…I installed JS-Kit to my blog (hosted by blogger) , http://momsfightingfat.com using the installation prompts. I saved it and then added Comment Luv. The Comment Luv icon isnt' present. Also, several readers informed me this morning they found it a pain in the butt to leave a comment. I'm afraid I'll lose readers when I really wanted to do this to drive traffic to their sites.

Any advice you could offer a novice would be greatly appreciated. I'm also unhappy with the color in comparison to those prevalent on my site.

Kind Regards, Sandy

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Divya Sai
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Well even I have seen a gradual decrease in the no. of comments in my blog, after adding the JS-kit, but as I like it's features, so I am planning to try it till the end of Aug. and then I'll make my final decision.

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Trixi
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I'm using Disqus on my blog since a month now and I'm very satisfied with it.
First of all it has a trackback-function, which the others (Intense and JS-Kit) don't have. And second the surface to add your comment is nearly like in WordPress and so I get a higher comment rate on my posts.
And third, if you haven't removed the "nofollow" tag from your template, the comments will also not be indexed with the original comment form from blogger.

Hopefully blogger will change its commentform with 10th anniversary… 😐

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BloggerStop.Net
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Yeah even I hope so…blogger should mainly change the drop-down menu, and hopefully make the form load faster.

anyways here's an update: Even I was using JS_KIT for somedays, but finally removed it. I didn't see any decrease in comments, but there wasn't any increase too. And moreover JS-KIT changed their system from simple comment forms to a new system called echo, which really sucks !!

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Admin
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Hi how to customize Js-kit template for blogger? Do you know that?

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EMC Ideas
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Js-kit template is crap! lolzolzolz
EMC Ideas. We just use the default though heh heh.

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Andrew Smith
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Nice post. I'm glad you brought this up because I really like it.

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