Top Commentators Listing Back

A few weeks ago, I had to remove the Top Commentators Plugin because it was overloading my database. Because the plugin goes though the entire database to find the top commentators, it can slow down a blog with a lot of users. In my case, it slowed it to the point where I had to remove it because the blog was taking forever to load.

I’m happy to report that the plugin is back and the database problem has been fixed. An upgrade to the latest version of Show Top Commentators seem to have remedy the problems.

The Top Commentators list the top 10 readers who posted the most comments to this blog over the past seven days. It’s a running seven day total. If a reader stops commenting, he will disappear off the list within a week.

The main selling point of the Top Commentator plugin is the list does not have a nofollow tag so Google follows the links. I know the plugin works to increase comments because I noticed a decrease in comments over the past two weeks when the plugin was turned off. Show Top Commentators is a great way to encourage comments on your blog. The plugin allows you to set a limit on the number of commentators to display and how often to reset the list.

Download Show Top Commentators

42 thoughts on “Top Commentators Listing Back”

  1. Brad says:

    I was wondering why the page was taking soo long to load

    1. Where is your monthly blog income report? You’re 3 days late, John!!

      1. John Chow says:

        I will resume the income report soon. But if you have to know, I made about $32K last month.

        1. Ghaus says:

          Great John ! Please write your income report as soon as possible, everyone is waiting for it.

        2. Moneybites says:

          not to bad ๐Ÿ™‚

        3. Wow. 32k. Jealous. Anyway I hope to be somewhere on that top commentators listing some day.

        4. You’re moving on up. Nice work.

        5. Abdul says:

          That’s almost equal to your subscribers count! NICE!

  2. Hugo Santos says:

    glad to see you have top commentators back. ๐Ÿ™‚
    blogs like yours can get introuble with some plugins. They are simply not build for large blogs.

    1. Glad to see top commentators back and me on top of the page!
      I am also glad to see that you are resuming the monthly online income report!

  3. I did notice you mention something about your top commenters plugin before, but I had never seen it on here. Good to see it back. Also $35,000 this month? Not bad. Not bad at all.

  4. Avon Blake says:

    That explains a lot. Your blog is so slow tonight.

    1. No, it used to be a lot slower, before the Top Commentator code fix, trust me.

  5. BlogSavvy says:

    Nice to see it back, the new one is great as it keeps trolls out the top commentator list, it only keeps those active in your community, and not those who go through old post trying to get their name to show up, yeah you know who you are!

  6. Andrew Mason says:

    Good to see it back, noticed the site had been slow..

  7. Glen Crosier says:

    John, thanks for the top commentators download – I often thought the feature is really cool when I’ve seen it – ok, now to get people making more comments:) As a newbie to this blog looking forward to seeing the monthly income report – sounds inspiring

    Glen Crosier
    Brighton, UK

  8. ‘Bout time, John!! Thanks for bringing the list back!

  9. diacriticals says:

    That is one great plugin, glad to see the list back

  10. Lovin’ in! Thanks John.

  11. soares says:

    ๐Ÿ˜ˆ iยดve installed a short time i think since the new version was out good to know that problem the same way…..Regards

  12. Joshua says:

    This is a dream come true! Praise JC! ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

  13. Moneybites says:

    Good to see top commentators is back, maybe I’ll try and make it onto it now he he

  14. Good call, that feature definitely increases peoples want to comment instead of just reading and leaving.

  15. Scot says:

    I’m sure your comments will increase again. There always has to be something in it for them :p

  16. I was wondering why your blog was running so slow. It is good that you found the issue. Also glad to have the top commentators back.

  17. 100kjob says:

    This is really a great tip, will put it on my blog. Now the race to the top starts….

  18. ndnhumor says:

    Wondered why top bloggers would push for comments? To that last question I figured it was SEO and content. Now, I believe it is about traffic for the blogger.

    I newbie and am always learning.

  19. Thanks for getting this back

  20. Ganesh says:

    I’m glad that you have the top commentators list back. I want to get some benefits from this blog. ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

  21. Deepak says:

    Thats great John, happy to see the list back again! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  22. Ryan McLean says:

    I am totally stoked about this. I love it when the writers reward the readers for being involved in their blog. I have one on my website and I will be commenting more now because I want to be shown as one of your most dedicated readers

  23. ROW says:

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  24. 100kjob says:

    John, are you going to celebrate your milestone of 30k readers?

  25. Some people are saying that you blog is still slow. I’m wondering what browsers they’re using because it’s going fast for me.

  26. Gossip says:

    Great comment list, I like it, hope can appear in that list soon!

  27. good to see top commentators back.

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  28. Nebraska SEO says:

    I appreciate the link to the plugin. I’ll definitely try it on a couple of my sites.

    Did you ever quantify, in percentage, the difference in comment levels between having the plugin and not?

  29. I was wondering where it went …

  30. Roger says:

    Thanks John.I fully understand that this plugin will definately increase blog activity. Is it this is a great tool in term of seo too?

  31. Forex says:

    Thanks for this post John Chow. It actually has moved me to comment on your blog for the first time. Thanks again.


  32. Albert says:

    You’re amazing John, you’re making what some people make in 2 years lol.

  33. I’ve just installed the top Commentators plugin. I’ve got a new poker blog at
    I hope its interesting to you

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