Disqus (pronounced discuss) is a worldwide blog comment hosting service for web sites and online communities that use a networked platform. The company's platform includes various features, such as social integration, social networking, user profiles, spam and moderation tools, analytics, email notifications, and mobile commenting. It was founded in 2007 by Daniel Ha and Jason Yan as a Y Combinator startup.

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  • In an ever-changing digital environment, publishers regularly face variability and uncertainty when it comes to distributing content, driving traffic, and building audiences. Avenues that were once successful are no longer producing the same results. Particularly challenging for many publishers this year has been the loss of traffic associated with Facebook’s News Feed changes. Prior to the cha...

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  • Learn how to import your existing comments over when switching to Disqus. STEP 1: Export your comments 0:22 STEP 2: Import your comments to Disqus 1:47 STEP 3: Verify the imported comments 2:33 WordPress Plugin users: 0:27 REFERENCE - Custom XML Import Format https://help.disqus.com/developer/custom-xml-import-format - Importing & Exporting https://help.disqus.com/import-export-and-syncing/im...

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  • Back in November, we asked readers if they would rather pay for content and never see ads or have all content be free and ad-supported. The poll generated 4,719 votes, with the majority of respondents (80.4%) saying they prefer that all content be free and ad-supported. While it was not surprising to see that most readers preferred that all content be free, nearly 1 in 5 respondents indicated t...

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  • At the beginning of the week, we asked readers to share their predictions for the 2018 World Cup. Since then, 16 teams have been knocked out, and 16 are moving onto the next round. If you thought the group phase was intense (and shocking… cough cough, Germany), prepare yourself for the next set of games; with the sudden death stage of the tournament upon us, competition will certainly be heatin...

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  • Learn more: https://help.disqus.com/developer/adding-comment-count-links-to-your-home-page TRANSCRIPT Let readers know where discussions are happening by showing the comment count for articles on your homepage. In this tutorial, I’m going to walk you through the steps to implement comment counts on your site. For this example, I’ll be using the Disqus blog. #1. count.js code snippet (0:15) ...

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  • It’s summer and you know what that means: evening barbecues, weekends at the beach, and most importantly, summer interns! This summer, Disqus welcomes four awesome interns (myself being one of them) for a ten week program full of learning, innovation, hard work, and fun.

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  • Publishers need moderation tools that scale as they grow. We designed our moderation tools specifically to help publishers manage large communities efficiently. Today, we put together 10 practical tips to help you get the most out of these tools, keep discussion quality high, and save you time.

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  • Learn how to moderate comments in the Disqus Moderation Panel. Jump to section: • Searching for comments (0:43) • Using the date picker (0:54) • Filters (1:02) • Sorting comments (1:14) • Expand/collapse view (1:26) • Moderating your first comment (1:36) • Replying to comments (1:51) • Upvoting comments (1:56) • Bulk actions (2:07) • Moderation Tags (2:19) • Trusted Users (3:00) • Banning Users ...

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  • Recently, we polled readers and commenters about the reasons why they downvote comments. While we often get feedback about how downvotes work on Disqus, it’s less common for us to hear about why people downvote comments. By understanding these motivations and goals, this paves the way towards improving how voting works in the future. Today, we’re sharing the results of our research and summariz...

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  • In this video, I’m going to show you 6 things you should do after installing Disqus. #1. Configure Community Settings (0:06) First up: update the community settings for your site. In your Community Settings, let’s take a look a look first at pre-moderation. Pre-moderation lets you configure the types of comments that require approval before they can appear on your site. You can pre-moderate ...

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  • Have you seen Avengers: Infinity War yet? If not, please stop reading and don’t come back until you do. Because spoilers, duh. One of the year’s most anticipated blockbuster movies is shattering box office records faster than we can say “Nidavellir..?” Avengers: Infinity War is not only the must-see movie in theaters right now, it has given commenters on Disqus plenty to talk about these last ...

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  • Strong relationships with our publishers and users are essential. A critical part of these relationships is establishing trust and confidence, which is why privacy has always been a priority. Over the last several years we made regular updates, geared towards respecting users’ privacy and ensuring a safe experience on Disqus.

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  • Before we start, there is something we should state upfront: the ability to downvote comments in Disqus never went away. You can still downvote comments which will affect the order they appear in a discussion when using the Best sort. We simply hide how many downvotes a comment has received and only show the total upvotes.

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  • Welcome to volume 2 of our, What We’re Reading, blog post series. In case you missed our last post, this is a new series where we aim to share our favorite articles, posts, and reports, relevant to digital publishing, with our publishers, readers, and blog subscribers. As always, we love to hear your opinions about these articles and others that you are reading. So, be sure to share your though...

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  • We know that many publishers use Google Analytics to understand their site's traffic. Perhaps that also includes Disqus Analytics for insights about your readers' engagement. Wouldn't it be convenient if you could capture Disqus commenting activity within Google Analytics? In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to start tracking total new Disqus comments in Google Analytics. Once configured, you...

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  • Last month, we asked readers and commenters to tell us why they subscribe to email newsletters. With more publishers investing in growing their email lists, we wanted to hear from you on where you stand. Specifically, we wanted to know if you currently subscribed to any email newsletters and if so, why. Today, we’re sharing the results of that research and summarizing what we learned from the f...

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  • Here at Disqus, we use Trello as our project management tool of choice. Trello lets us plan out our projects in ways that make sense to both developers and product managers. Trello’s Power-Ups library let us integrate Trello with our other existing tools so that they can work seamlessly together. Today, we’re excited to announce that we’re open-sourcing two internal tools our team uses to get...

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  • In part one of this series on using Audience Analytics to turn your readers into loyal engagers, we shared strategies for getting readers to engage for the first time. Today, we’re going to talk about the different ways for keeping readers engaged and coming back.

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  • At Disqus, we love to stay up to date with the latest news, events, and trends in the world of digital publishing. It helps us to understand the challenges that today’s publisher face and better support them with new tools and strategies. Team members across sales, customer success, product, marketing, and engineering regularly share their favorite stories. We even have an internal slack channe...

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