I’ve just added the ability for visitors to rate articles out of 10. This functionality will also show article ratings in search engine listings, which hopefully will help people see how useful others have found the articles. It will also give another way for visitors to give feedback.
Enabling visitor ratings on my website should also help me see what kind of articles people are interested in reading so I can tune my content in the future.
I’ve also enabled visitor ratings of comments, which is a nice way for people who leave comments to get a little feedback and recognition themselves, but again to highlight anything of particular interest.
In future, when I have more articles and ratings then I will put links to the most popular articles and comments. If I get enough visitors, then I will also consider putting a list of trending articles, such as those with the highest rating that month or week.