Introducing Badges: Letting You Reward User Engagement

Posted by Michael Gately on September 07, 2021 • ... comments

 

Introducing Badges—our brand-new feature that lets you bestow special badges onto commenters who make your community a lively and engaging place.  

What Does Google MCM Mean for Publishers?

Posted by Michael Gately on August 27, 2021 • ... comments

In a move that directly impacts publishers and their ad revenue, Google has recently announced that they’ll be replacing their Scaled Partner Management (SPM) program with Multiple Customer Management (MCM). 

Should You Start Your Own Paid Newsletter?

Posted by Michael Gately on August 10, 2021 • ... comments

When we think in broad terms about sending emails to our audience, the first concept that might come to mind involves traditional email marketing. There's certainly nothing wrong with an email marketing campaign, and in fact, your overall marketing strategy won't be successful unless you're utilizing one, but let's face it - there is absolutely more than one way to engage your audience via email.

PRE-MODERATION — Keeping Your Community and Advertisers Safe

Posted by Glenn Humble on June 24, 2021 • ... comments

Ensuring your commenter section reflects your site’s editorial point-of-view is critical to maintaining a safe, vibrant and growing community. It also allows you to rest easy that the content in your commenting section is safe for your advertisers. Currently, when it comes to controlling commenters on your site you have two options, roll the dice and hope for the best or manage each new comment one by one. Either way is not ideal.

What is Clubhouse + How Can Publishers Use It?

Posted by Sabra Mwaura on May 13, 2021 • ... comments

Nearly ⅓ of the American population listens to podcasts at least once a month. But one key feature has been missing from podcasts - an interactive community. Pre-recorded podcasts miss the opportunity to engage with an audience in real-time.  

What are lurkers and how can you engage them?

Posted by Sabra Mwaura on May 13, 2021 • ... comments

Digital publishers love people that notice their work - I mean, who doesn’t? There are “creators” that will create UGC for your brand. The “engagers” that will share your posts, and of course, the “commenters” that keep your online community alive. 
 

The Facebook's news ban and what it means for publishers

Posted by Sabra Mwaura on April 08, 2021 • ... comments

Over the last 6 weeks Facebook has both banned and reversed course on news content in Australia. This is scaryIt demonstrated that publishers are at the whims of Facebook for traffic and, in turn, revenue and audience.  

Although Facebook has since reversed its decision, the message is clear: Facebook isn't always a dependable platform for publishers to reach their audience. 

Standalone Recommendations Beta Is Now Available

Posted by Sabra Mwaura on March 30, 2021 • ... comments

We’re thrilled to announce the release of the new beta version of Standalone Recommendations! This update to the previously released Recommendations feature now allows publishers to place the Recommendations unit anywhere on the page and on any pageeven pages without Disqus comments present. 

What do the recent announcements from Google mean for my ad partnerships?

Posted by Joshua Koran on March 17, 2021 • ... comments

Disqus, like many of our publishers, partners with Google to monetize ad inventory. The recent announcements and blog posts from Google (and others) can often be hard to interpret.  

Advertising funds the continued operations of most of the modern web. One of the most important things you can do is ensure you are working with vendors that are partnering to provide you continued access to a competitive marketplace of suppliers. We wanted to share our early thoughts and some helpful advice.  

How to Use YouTube to Build Your Brand

Posted by Sabra Mwaura on March 11, 2021 • ... comments

It’s no surprise that video marketing continues to be a major marketing trend. People love to watch videos, and they love to use YouTube to find the best video content. YouTube is the second most popular website in the world, so it's basically a guarantee that your audience is on there.  

Here are some of our tips to help you build your brand on YouTube: 

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  • Turning visitors into leads.

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