What Disqus Commenters Are Saying About Avengers: Infinity War

Posted by Tony Hue on May 16, 2018 • Read More »

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 few week (119,293 comments have been posted relating to the movie).

Mastering the Basics of Disqus: A New Video Series

Posted by Tony Hue on May 14, 2018 • Read More »

If you’re getting started with learning a new piece of software, it’s sometimes easier to just watch a video that shows you how things work than combing through several help articles.

Update on Privacy and GDPR Compliance

Posted by Mario Paganini on May 09, 2018 • Read More »

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.

Poll: Why Do You Downvote Comments?

Posted by Tony Hue on May 02, 2018 • Read More »

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.

What We're Reading: Volume 2

Posted by Mario Paganini on April 12, 2018 • Read More »

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 thoughts in a comment below.

How to Track Disqus Activity in Google Analytics

Posted by Tony Hue on April 05, 2018 • Read More »

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’ll be able to measure the number of comments your readers are posting alongside the metrics you already track with Google Analytics such as page views and time on site.

Here Are the Reasons Why People Subscribe to Email Newsletters (And Why They Don’t)

Posted by Tony Hue on April 03, 2018 • Read More »

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 feedback you provided.

Meet Your Community: How to Get the Most Out of Your Community Members Table

Posted by Tony Hue on March 27, 2018 • Read More »

If you want to increase reader engagement, knowing how much engagement your content is generating is only half the story. You also need to understand who your audience is to make more informed decisions about your strategy and identify ways to better serve them.

Introducing 2 Open Source Project Management Tools for Modern Development Teams

Posted by Jeremy Laskar on March 22, 2018 • Read More »

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 more done with Trello.

3 Steps to Growing Returning Engagers

Posted by Tony Hue on March 20, 2018 • Read More »

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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