Disqus has been a useful commenting system for blogs. There is new like button added to build communities. Now if you view any Disqus powered web page (like Mashable.com), the commenting system is also optimized for mobile (see screenshot below).
If you are blog or a website owner, then you may consider adding the Apture toolbar to your site.
Apture is a simple toolbar which sits at the top of your web page (unlike Wibiya, which occupies the bottom of the page).
It just has a logo/title of your page, Sharing links for Facebook, Twitter and Email (with the counts from Facebook and Twitter) and a Search box with Auto suggest enabled.
This may look like a very normal toolbar, but there is another feature called Auto-Enhance, which will convert some of the hyperlinks from your page to smart links. When the users click on these smart links, they will not be leaving the page, but will see a overlay window with the contents of the link. Auto enhance will understand links like Twiiter user page, Wikipedia, Youtube videos, Images, Slide Share and even Google Maps.
There is another cool feature. If you double click on any word, there will be a “Search” button popping up, clicking which searches for the word(s) without leaving the page.
And if a user, comes from a Google search results page to your site (actually searching for something, that brought the the user to your webpage), there is a pop-up which asks the user to find more on the search keyword, in your website. This will keep the user in your page for little more time, and there more chances of reducing bounce rate.Bounce rate is the percentage of users who visit your webpage, leaves your website, without clicking anything – at least as per my understanding. Also, Bounce rate of a site plays a major role in calculating the page rank. If your site has 98% bounce rate, that means only 2% of people have stayed in your site.
At last, there is an Embed Builder, which let you to embed any Wiki, Amazon, Youtube, Flickr content, as I have done above.
I have installed Apture in my blog, just 2 days back, and I am seeing the Bounce rate has reduced considerably from 79% to 74%. Let me wait for 7 more days to get a statistics email from Apture, which will clearly show, the exact improvement with the toolbar.
I think, this is my longest blog post
Try it in your blog and let me know how useful it is.
Wibiya provides a simple and powerful toolbar for websites/blogs.
What you get from the toolbar is, 1. A recent posts navigator 2. Blog/site search 3. Facebook fan page, community page for your website 4. Twitter reactions about your site, and site owner’s recent tweets 5. Share links (Tweet, Buzz up, Facebook share and more) 6. A simple RSS button 7. An easy way to send notifications to visitors 8. Translation gadget 9. Navigation to your flickr album 10. Track your site statistics Finally, all the above can be fully customized.
Try Wibiya, if you own a blog/website. (You will need to wait for a couple of days to get the beta invite) Try Blogger or WordPress, if you still don’t have a blog.