As comments are an integral part of many WordPress blogs as an effective way to engage users and build community. We often get asked about the comments from number of users like whether its beneficial for the site OR not!

Here in this tutorial we are going to focus on the same topic by comparing both the things as well “Benefits Vs. Drawbacks of Comments in Directory

Below table will show you all the Benefits and Drawbacks with the relevant points to get more familiar:

Benefits Drawbacks
Search Engine Optimization:

Google looks for keywords in comments as well. Thus informative comments helps in bringing in more SEO.

Spam attack:

1) The very first fear anybody has for comments is spam. I do have too.

2) Directory comes with in-built Captcha which provides a basic security required to prevent the site from spam comments.

True Feedback/Improvisation:

Provides your audience inputs. So that you know where to make the improvisation very easily.

Increases Database load:

Enormous comments increase database load on the site. Site goes down sometimes due to heavy database load. Keep habit of cleaning your wp_comments table. You can also use akismet plugin for this.


Comments on any post/blog/business creates a profile of that blog itself. Thus it does marketing of the site indirectly.

More number of Bogus Comments:

When there are more number of comments which are just “Nice”, “This article helped a lot”, etc… it increases the number of comments. But at the same time, it prevents some potential readers to post comment who have some information. Instead they would like to comment on a post where people

Spark Ideas:

Comments can give us lots of new ideas or it gives a new start up as well.

Negative feedback:

Some negative feedback could show bad impact of your site to others also before their joining.

We hope that this article answers some questions about the Benefits and Drawbacks of comments. Please feel free to send us your comments, questions and feedback here.