I’ve noticed that I’ve implemented both without really thinking of what works best for my website. Since there’s going to be a huge revamp up by next year, I suppose it’s fair to blog about it now and gain some views on this. I’ll try talking about the differences of each before coming to my own conclusion on what might work for me.
A comments system is already integrated into the MovableType(MT) publishing engine. However, since I started blogging back in LICT which was probably around year 2002, I remember there wasn’t a single comment. Might’ve been the content was purely boring and might’ve been the website didn’t have enough traffic. Then when I redesigned it, I also implemented a shoutbox which was made by my friend Snecx. Soon I started getting feedback from people or even spammers and haters or trolls as some might refer.
So, why are visitors leaving feedback on the shoutbox and rarely using the comment system of the blog? Let’s analyze everything we can about the shoutbox.
Continue reading Comments VS Shoutbox
Was what I’ve just learned about from the article I read HERE. Of course a website address is www.your-domain.com but did you realize that you can sometimes also access your website via your-domain.com. Still not surprised? Well, I’ve come across some Malaysian websites that disallow the use of your-domain.com and one such example belongs to TGV. Try typing the URL tgv.com.my without the www and you won’t be able to enter their website.
Anyway, so what’s so important about having a WWW or not in your domain? Ah-ha! Well, I ain’t going to tell cause I want you to read the original article. However, here’s a snippet:
..you are showing the search engines .. your site is serving up duplicate content..
Interested in knowing more and how to curb the problem? Well, then proceed on and read the article, HERE.