Appreciate Your Commentators With Comment Redirect

Comment is definitely an important element that will determine success of WordPress blog. Interactions between blog authors and readers are essential as this is what blog is all about. If not, it will simply a normal website.

Appreciate your commentators

Without our commentators, we will definitely feel that the time we have spent on our WordPress blog is a waste and start to feel demotivate to keep blogging. Therefore, it would be great idea to at least say ‘Thank You’ to our commentators after they left their comments for our WordPress blog post.

By saying ‘Thank You’, I am sure that we will not lose anything but will get more loyal readers and followers. It is because if I’m the commentators, I will definitely feel happy and being appreciated by the blog authors for the comment that I have left if the author says ‘Thank You’ to me.

Comment Redirect is the answer

There is plugin that let you to redirect your commentators after they hit the “Submit” button in the comment section. With this plugin, you can redirect your commentators to any page of your choice.

With this feature, you can use the plugin to redirect your commentators to your own ‘Thank You’ page. Therefore, rather losing them right after they leave the comments, you can use the “Thank You” page to show your appreciation to them and use the chance to convert them from one time visitors to loyal blog readers.

Creativity is the key

Besides thanking them, you can also use the “Thank You” page to promote other posts by categorizing them under “Most Popular Post”, “Related Post” or “Most Recent Post”. With this, you can ensure them to stick longer and give exposure to other blog post especially the good one.

For me, this method will work well and better as compared to the plugin that will send “Thank You” email to your commentators as through this method, you can show your appreciation straight away and use it as a tool to retain and let the commentators enjoy your WordPress longer.

What you should do now?

If you are interested with this plugin, you may find below links to be handy:

Details | Download

After you have downloaded and activated the plugin, you have to its setting page. From there, you can select the redirect page you want to use from the list of pages that you have created before. Then, you are good to go.

What do you think?

Appreciating your commentators is definitely a good way to convert one time visitors to loyal blog readers. So, what do you think about this plugin? Will it works great for our WordPress blog?

And have you used it before? It would be great if you can share your experience with us.

Cheers!

22 Responses to Appreciate Your Commentators With Comment Redirect

  1. Glen says:

    Hi, just want to see how this redirect page actually works.

  2. Helmi Asyraf (admin) says:

    Hi Glen,

    FYI, Huzzer Magazine still have not implement this plugin. It is still in review.

    Btw, do you think this site should use this plugin?

  3. Suresh K says:

    ya nice idea to to covert visitor into regular reader..
    thanks for the post..

  4. Personally, I do not want to get redirected when I comment. Sometimes I comment before reading everything I want to read on a page. I don’t want to get lost somewhere.

    As an aside, your retweet, share, and EG voting badges float on your page…and they float over the center of the screen ON TOP of your post test. Made it hard to read your post.

    Best to you.

  5. I think we needs carefully to use it because it may distract the readers. Usually the readers, want to look their comment result directly after they do their commenting.

  6. Helmi Asyraf (admin) says:

    Hi Alison,

    Good to see you over here. Hope you enjoy your visit.

    This is definitely I’m looking for. Different views and perspectives from the readers.

    I agree with you. Sometimes rather getting “Thank You”, people prefer something that they feel comfortable with for example in your case; still be at the same page.

    By the way, thank you for the “badges comment”. I have completely rid them off. It is because it may look different in everybody computer. It is working “well” for my laptop as it is located perfectly at the side of the content area. Unfortunately, it is not for you and possibly others.

    Thank you again.

  7. Helmi Asyraf (admin) says:

    Hi Dana,

    I think I can see how you come up with this view and I’m totally agree with it.

    It is because sometimes people love to leave comment and then jump to the other posts possibly through the related post links.

    By having this plugin will definitely pull their heads off as they have to keep hitting back button to go the the post that they have commented if they are planning to read more articles in our site.

    Cheers! Great to see you again in Huzzer Magazine.

  8. Helmi Asyraf (admin) says:

    No problem Suresh. Hope you enjoy reading the post.

    Cheers!

  9. Amazing what they can do with plug-ins. I’m not sure I want to have too many, so will have to give this one some more thought.

    Meanwhile, I can recommend comluv to you – as a commenter, it makes me feel much more appreciated 😉

  10. David Hobson says:

    This is a really good idea for a plugin and one iwill be applying on my new blog.

  11. Helmi Asyraf (admin) says:

    It is totally amazing Anne. You can’t never expect to what extent those developers can do with WordPress especially through themes ans plugins.

    It would be great if you can share with us if you have installed the plugin into your blog. Everybody will definitely love to see it.

    Thank you for recommendations. I will definitely look into it.

    Cheers! Have a great day.

  12. Helmi Asyraf (admin) says:

    Great to see you over here David.

    How about you share with us your opinions after you have installed the plugin into your blog? I am sure everybody is waiting for it.

    Good luck with your new blog. Cheers!

  13. Monique says:

    I’ve been thinking about using this on my blog, but first want some feedback from someone who’s been using it. I’m thinking comment-makers may not like being redirected (wanting to satisfy some odd desire to see their freshly typed words emblazoned on the screen), but then who knows? Would love to hear from someone after they’ve been using it a bit.

  14. Helmi Asyraf (admin) says:

    Hi Monique,

    Welcome to Huzzer Magazine. Great to have you here.

    I think what you have said is through even for me. I personally don’t like to be redirected to other page after I have left my comment.

    Maybe, instead of redirect to other page, you can use the plugin to bring your readers to the top of the comment section using #comments at the end of the url or to the header using #header.

    What do you think?

    p/s by the way, I am going to launch contest with prizes worth up to $3300 in couple more hours. It would great if you can also join it.

  15. ariff says:

    I dont know about this, but in my opinion most commentators would be annoyed if they are redirected to other page after leaving a comment. It’s like they have been cheated or something.

    This plugin could work well if it the redirect only happens to first time commentators only. Regular commentators would hate this a lot!

  16. Kushal Chap says:

    Nice idea although I agree with @ariff on this one.

  17. Kushal Chap says:

    totally agree and also it could be a post that the visitor might not want to see. and anyway i would be pissed if it was me 🙂 . Just saying

  18. Mike says:

    I dont think id like to be redirected. Sometimes as the other commenter mentioned I am still reading the post

  19. Mike says:

    I dont think it should it seems risky. It might irritate users if they get redirected unexpectedly. Unless you have it open in another window.

  20. ariff says:

    The best bet is to redirect the first time readers to the best entry in your blog. Hopefully they’ll like it and subscribe

  21. Syamsul Alam says:

    Rather than being redirected, it will be better if the ‘thank you’ message appear below their comment. This way, we can appreciate our commentators without make them upset for being redirected.

    We as blogger can edit the thank you message as we wish, including offering them to subscribe on our rss feed list.

  22. Zehra says:

    Super , Fine thank you

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