Building a community is hard. Buckets of blood, sweat, and tears go into it. For over 2.5 million sites, Disqus is a part of that community building process. But sometimes it can feel like guesswork. We’re now making that arduous process of increasing readership even easier: announcing analytics for all publishers.
Every site can benefit from analytics, and with recent infrastructure upgrades we’re now able to offer these services to everyone. Previously, only a select number of publishers that paid us a fee every month received comprehensive analytics that included metrics like most replied to comments and the social login breakdown of their users.
The initial cut of our new analytics cover two key areas:
- Commenting: number of comments, number of votes, and top comments
- Revenue: money earned from using Promoted Discovery
Admittedly we’re starting simple, but it now allows you, for example, to see how posts you make coincide with how many comments are posted. Based on our analysis of the last 2 months of data, the most comments are posted on Wednesdays and the least on Saturdays. See if your community’s trends match up!
Over the next few months we’ll continue to add insights like which commenters are new versus returning and traffic referrals from within the Disqus network.
Check out your new analytics now. Have feedback or a specific metric you’d like to see? Let us know in the comments below!