It has been outspokenly established that blog commenting is an exciting blogging exercise with tons of advantages like exposure, traffic, community growth, business growth, etc.
Now, while looking at my income reports, I found out that my community members have been largely responsible for a huge portion of my affiliate earnings. Whenever I do an affiliate product review, I monitor my sales and commissions. My friends actually buy from me and that makes me money.
Needless to say I’m so excited and proud of you. Yes, you know it and you are smiling right now! The last purchase you did, I earned a commission so thank you 😉
We know there are many commenting systems beside the traditional WordPress commenting facility. Both Facebook and Google plus commenting systems are the choices of many bloggers. However, traditional WordPress (CommentLuv combined) is by far the point of attraction for many more comment lovers.
Today, I want to talk about a practically new commenting and engagement plugin for WordPress users. I think this is going to be the next big thing when it comes to blog commenting and relationship building.
Speakol Blog Engagement Plugin!
I have reviewed speakol so please check it out here!
Recently, the team has taken it up to a whole new level. You can now simply install the speakol plugin and once activated, it will automatically add an argument widget after every post you publish.
This gives your readers the opportunity to exchange ideas on the subject discussed. Beside traditional comments, your readers can vote and share the discussion on social media. Here is what the Speakol widget looks like:
Now you see on the widget your readers can vote, comment to share their views and spread the word social media, notably on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and LinkedIn.
The first thing you will have to do is create your free speakol account here.
Then go to Settings and grab your Publisher ID:
Once you have your Publisher ID, go to the plugin section of your WordPress Admin:
Plugins -> Add New (Or download Speakol from WordPress.org here)
Locate the “Search Plugin” form field . Type in the word ‘speakol‘ (without quote) and hit the enter key on your keyboard. click to install.
Once installed, the Speakol shortcut will be placed on the left tool bar:
There is no much to be done to set it up. Let’s see a few options on the settings page though!
First, you have to check the Enable option if you want to go live. Then make sure your Publisher ID (Which you grabbed above) is entered in the appropriate field.
The box width should be adjusted to fit your theme.
Every other option here is quite self explanatory.
Where are comments stored?
Speakol arguments (comments) are not stored on your blog. You will have to login to your speakol account to moderate comments and contributions from your readers:
Speakol Team will be glad to hear your feedback
The guys of Speakol are so excited about this new release and are waiting to get feedback from bloggers. I recommend you try this tool out and vote/comment on it on WordPress.org
They will be quite excited to hear from you as that will help them ameliorate their services.
NB: Just below this post is the speakol widget. Let me know what you think about it