Win an Apple IPad with Standout Comments

Standout Comments

Standout Comments is a joint venture product between myself, Alex Shalman and Jeff Rose. Our goal was to create a WordPress plugin that would not only engage your readership and keep them coming back to your blog but it will make you money as well. We feel we hit on all targets and Standout Comments will soon become a must have plugin for every WordPress blog.

Supercharge Your Comment Section

Your comment section is one of the most valuable pieces of real estate on your blog. However, most bloggers don’t take proper advantage of it. When using a third party apps like Crazy Egg to track where readers look, click and visit, I have consistently found that area around the comment field is the most busy. Anything I place there gets a better response than in other locations.

Standout Comments take advantage of the busy comment area to put your message across. The plugin offers enhanced comment features, subscription and sharing option and the ability to monetize the comment section.

Standout Comments

As explained in the video above, Standout Comments is extremely easy to install – just upload to your WordPress plugins folder and activate it in your WordPress control panel. From there you’ll be able to set all the options the plugin offers. For example, below are the option tabs to add social media buttons and Aweber opt in codes. There are also options for Twitter, advertising and general.

Standout Comments WordPress Plugin

Standout Comments WordPress Plugin

You can turn on any or all options to give the comment section the look and feel you want. Here’s how it looks on my blog with everything on. You can see the live sample by scrolling down to the comment area.

Standout Comments Plugin

Only $67 for Unlimited Blog License

Standout Comments sells for $67 for an unlimited license. You only need to buy one plugin to use it on any blog that you own. The plugin will help you get more subscribers to your email list, promote your blog posts on social media services like Twitter and even runs banners advertising so you can make money on a highly valued part of your blog real estate.

Put Standout Comments on Your Blog and Win an iPad

Apple iPad

To kick out the launch of Standout Comments, we’re holing a great iPad contest for the month of May. Purchase Standout Comments, install it on your blog and it may win you a brand new 16GB Apple iPad! We’re offering one entry per blog, so if you have five blog and install Standout Comments on all them, you’ll get five entries!

Also, anyone buying the plug this month will get a free $47 eBook from me on the secrets of getting blog comments. I’m still working on it right now but it will be email to all Standout Comments buyers when it’s completed. Your comments are welcome.

Make Your Comments Standout with Standout Comments

59 thoughts on “Win an Apple IPad with Standout Comments”

  1. $67? That’s way overpriced John, there are a few free plugins that can allow you to do the exact same thing on your blog so there is really no need for this plugin. I’m not going to argue that the thing isn’t useful… why not get it all done in one shot with one plugin… but for $67 I’d rather just install 2-3 plugins and get the same effect for free.

    Good luck to anyone entering for the iPad!

    1. jtGraphic says:

      Sometimes people just want to pay $67 to not have to track down all of the ‘free’ stuff. Their time is valuable.

      1. Raj says:

        Still, I would say $ 67 is way too high, I believe a lot of people will not be able to afford it.

        Also, since wordpress plugins are increasing by the day, may be in a few weeks, somebody could come up with a similar functionality plugin at free of cost…

        one more point, for someone who has already subscribed to your book, every time that person tries to put a comment, the check box will remain there to subscribe again, This might confuse your regular readers.
        What do you think about this?

    2. John Chow says:

      Then don’t buy it and all day searching for the 2 to 3 free plugins. For others, time is money.

      1. “All day searching for the 2 to 3 free plugins”?

        Haha, don’t you think you are exaggerating by around 23.5 hours by saying that? I’m sure I could find all the plugins I’d need and more on in less than half an hour (conservative estimate)

        1. I think that youre right with the exaggerations. All it takes is just a moment to search Google for the right plugin.

          1. SiteJerk says:

            I’d love to see some free options..share ’em..let’s do a fair comparison…

          2. everybody loves free options 🙂

        2. I’ve taken that approach. It works to an extent, but just as often I need to spend a little more time comparing the options, or I go with one only to find out a weakness and switch to try another one… plus the more plugins I install the more I run into compatibility issues…

          Quality, paid plugins are becoming more and more appealing to me. This one is tempting.

      2. Must say a great idea, place it in the price bracket from $37 to $47. a price of $67 seems a bit higher to me. ( may be i am wrong)

        1. Quite agree with you.

          John you should go for volume and I am sure you will make more money through this.

          Plus if this product of yours will hit than you can come with another great plugins.

          So lower the rates may be as introductory offer 🙂

      3. Raj says:

        Dude, Jimvesting has created a free plugin package that does all the work of Standout comments for FREE

    3. I’m sure the price will come down eventually. I like the fact that this is a single plugin, and there is a lifetimes worth of updates as it gets developed further. I expect it to be quite the success.

      1. Raj says:

        Of course, anything in which John Chow puts his hands becomes a success.

        He has a magic hand…lol

  2. jtGraphic says:

    Does this play nice with other comment plugins? How much testing have you guys done?

    1. John Chow says:

      So far, we’ve encounter no big problems but we do plan to keep improving it. The plugin comes with a lifetime upgrade.

  3. John says:

    I agree with There are several free ones out there that do almost the same thing. There are 1000’s of new plugins and templates coming in daily that are free. This one really has to stand out to get me to spend $67. I’d spend $20 right now.

    1. If your one hour value more than $67 than this plugin is for you and if not than you can use free plugins.

      Because if you know how to search than I am sure within one hour you will get those free plugins.

      Support is also a big factor.

      1. Support is definitely a factor.

        When a major change comes to wordpress or there’s a compatibility issue to resolve, you’re waiting on three completely separate volunteers to solve the problem instead of one person with a financial motivation to get it fixed.

      2. Also, I wish my time were worth more than $67/hour, but wishing doesn’t make it so. And right now, it’s just not the case.

        If I started making decisions based on what I want my time to be worth, I’d go broke real quick.

        1. Can you guys explain me on this ” just a check box below comment section is enough for a legitimate subscription” permission. sometime a person can ignore he is authorizing subscription because some small check box with some test is auto checked

  4. jtGraphic says:

    You should set notifications by email to off by default. Especially on high volume blogs like this. Just got 4 emails unexpectedly.

    1. John Chow says:

      Good idea! I turned it off.

      1. jtGraphic says:

        Also: how do you unsubscribe the comments?

  5. Hey John,

    This is a great all in one plug-in and I have been searching for one that has a few of these features in one, including the newsletter sign-up and the notify for comments. The follow on twitter is a great feature as well. I think the price is fair and would pay it. $49 might be a little more affordable for some though? A few points of feedback, is that I think it should be at the top of the comments, as I found it really hard to find where to comment on this blog post about a comment plugin 🙂 Also the tag box explaining which ones you can use, actually looked like broken code to me… Lastly the 468×60 banner seems a bit out of place where it is and not the best size or placement for it. I’m certainly not against Advertising…:)

    ~ Chad

  6. Though it’s a bit expensive, I love it. Might give it a try…

    1. So according to what price it should be ?

  7. d3so says:

    Very nice plugin! It’s something I’d actually buy EXCEPT I think $67 is a bit much. $40 seems more reasonable.
    @ $67 I feel compelled to find alternatives since it was mentioned earlier.
    Basically, GREAT plugin but not so great price 😉

  8. Donny says:

    This is literally the most useless plugin I’ve ever seen. Definitely just as WTF as the default “Hello Dolly” plugin.

    1. Donny says:


      If I get an email from Aweber saying to opt-in to your list I will fully take back what I just said and give you a full apology.

      Comment opt-in would be BRILLIANT.

      1. John Chow says:

        Yes it does complete Aweber login. 🙂

  9. Sounds like a great plugin but $67 is a quick turn off. How about a free one with basic functionality but with the option to upgrade especially for blog monetization. I’m certain there’d be a lot of transitions.

  10. Edgar says:

    I like the idea John, but lower the price. Almost 70 bucks for a wordpress plugin come on.

  11. Lee Ka Hoong says:

    The plugin looks tempting and should be useful for our blog to get return visitor. The price $67 and can be used in as many blog as we want, it’s definitely worth. Going to take a look and place an order too.

    Glad to see that you have your own product now John!

    1. Hey Lee

      Nice to see you again here.

      Yes John is really busy these days with new products and new venture.

      He is expanding his wings 🙂

  12. Chooey says:

    Seems like the Connect with Facebook is broken… received this error.

    Error while loading page from John Chow dot Com

    John Chow dot Com is under construction. Please try again later.

  13. So John now a days you are quite busy with new assignments such as your book and now this joint venture.

    Nice to see that.

    Crazy Egg is Neil’s baby if I am not wrong.

  14. Also the “box” for follow John Chow on Twitter has a problem, as soon as I tick it, it tries to open the Twitter website, but then returns an error “site was reset whilst loading” or similar, I had to refresh it to get it loading. As for the rest, yes, the plugin is great, but $67 is a bit on the pricy site, SY

    1. d3so says:

      You sure? When I click the Twitter box it takes my straight to John’s Twitter page.

  15. I have some major reservations about your email opt-in being checked by default. It just comes way to close to the line of tricking people into subscribing.

    But, as much as I question it on principle, I have to admit the results could be amazing. If a person cares enough to comment on your blog, they probably would enjoy getting your emails.

    The thing that really bothers me though is that many people aren’t going to notice it’s checked, and will be surprised to find the confirmation email in their inbox. Maybe the best thing would be to alter your opt-in message to say something like, “thanks for leaving a comment, it you’d like receive more of…etc…then click here to confirm…etc…”

    That could work, but you’d have to segment it so only people who opt in via comments are sent that message, and I’m not sure that’s possible…

  16. I like the standout comments plugin, and with John’s marketing clout behind it I think it will be very successful. Good job, John! Any other surprises waiting for us?

  17. Melvin says:

    finally! chow has launched his own product to sell.. good luck man!

    1. Yes back to back … Book and now this one.

      Certainly John is now expanding his business.

  18. It’s plugins like this that make the wordpress platform my favorite. Thanks for the info and I am now going to be a customer.

  19. That is an interesting program. One I should look into. I know of a few people that have been looking for this as well.

  20. fas says:

    Why have the subscribe option ticked, its irritating for regulars!

  21. TechZoomIn says:

    John, think something different man 🙂

  22. scott says:

    It’s a great idea. I like how it doesn’t look any different from luvcomment or “top commentators”. You don’t want to detract from people commenting, as this is much more important in my opinion. Content is key for comments!

  23. Great plugin, i love the features but the price is way too much…

    1. Yes everyone is pointing out the price factor.

      Lets see if John is going to lower it down or not.

  24. Carlo says:

    Love the product. Like many others – not love with the price. But here’s the thing… This unlimited license works on any blog? Including a Blogger blog? If so, you lower the price a little and woo-hoo! You’ve just hit pay dirt.

    1. It will certainly not work on a blogger blog, it is a wordpress plugin. SY

  25. Free Picks says:

    WOW their social options are looking superb to me. let me check more at their web

  26. Mike says:

    Sounds like an awesome plugin but too pricy. $25 and I would have bought it.

  27. Mitch says:

    Is there any readme.txt file in the download? I don’t have one. hmmm

  28. SEO Results says:

    Brilliant idea! Interface with the visitor right at the coalface where he she or it is busy posting comment. It is quite pricey, but I feel there is a compelling argument in favor of adding this to your own WordPress blog.

  29. d3so says:

    To my surprise, Jim Vesting has an alternative that does EXACTLY the same thing as this plugin. He offers it at a price John CAN’T beat, honest!

    My patience has been rewarded 🙂

  30. John says:

    site is being sold off on Flippa..did the plugin under perform that badly?

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