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3 Steps to Growing Returning Engagers

Posted by Tony Hue on March 20, 2018 • ... comments

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.

Poll: Why Do You Subscribe to Email Newsletters?

Posted by Tony Hue on February 23, 2018 • ... comments

You don't have to go very far on most publisher sites these days before you're asked to subscribe to an email newsletter. Maybe you've noticed this already while reading your favorite food blog or catching up on the top stories from a local news site. You can even find an example right here on the Disqus Blog. Just scroll to the end of any article and you'll see a prompt appear inviting you to subscribe to our newsletter (please do if you like 😃).

Introducing the New Disqus Audience Analytics

Posted by Tony Hue on February 20, 2018 • ... comments

Developing effective strategies for increasing reader engagement shouldn’t feel like guesswork. If you don’t know who your most avid readers are, the impact of your engagement efforts, or understand how your community is growing over time, that ends today.

Disqus for WordPress 3 Plugin is Now Available

Posted by Tony Hue on February 13, 2018 • ... comments

It’s here! 🎉 After months in beta testing, the Disqus for WordPress 3 plugin is now available to download in the WordPress Plugin repository.

Version 3.0 introduces several notable improvements including an overhaul to Commenting Syncing, a new Automatic Installation feature, and a redesigned plugin settings page. In addition, we completely rewrote the plugin to utilize the latest WordPress APIs so that we can deliver you more frequent updates and new features in the future.

Get More Done With Our Updated Zapier Integration

Posted by Tony Hue on January 30, 2018 • ... comments

Recently, we released a new Email Subscription feature to help publishers grow their email lists. Many of you requested a way to automatically import new subscribers into your email marketing provider. Today, we’re excited to announce an update to our Zapier integration to automate this task and help you get more done with Disqus.

Zapier allows you to easily create workflows to connect all your favorite apps (over 1,000 to be exact) to do just about anything. Best of all, Zapier requires zero technical knowledge to get up-and-running.

How Publishers Are Growing Their Email List Using Disqus

Posted by Tony Hue on January 23, 2018 • ... comments

More than ever, we see publishers investing in building direct connections with their readers to cultivate stronger relationships. With the threat of Facebook’s pivot away from publishers, publishers are increasing their investment in on-site engagement, email newsletters, and subscriptions where they own the relationship with their readers.

The Winter 2018 Disqus HackWeek Recap

Posted by Tony Hue on January 11, 2018 • ... comments

To kick off the new year, Disqus hosted a hackathon recently where teams worked on various projects to explore new ideas, solve interesting problems, and build something cool. At the end of the week, teams demoed their projects to the company who voted for their favorites.

Here are four of the most interesting projects that came out of the hackathon. Let us know what you think in the comments below! If you missed the recap of our last HackWeek, visit this blog post here to learn more.

The Ultimate Guide to Increasing Reader Engagement (Free Ebook)

Posted by Tony Hue on December 21, 2017 • ... comments

Recently, we published a series to increasing reader engagement for publishers. Over the course of six chapters, we walked you step-by-step through proven tactics for sparking reader engagement. This journey started with listening to your readers as the foundation for building a strong relationship with your audience. We learned strategies for leveraging comments to craft more engaging content, developed ideas for hosting events to foster a sense of community, and identified common barriers to increased engagement and how to overcome them.

12 New Updates That Make Disqus Better For You

Posted by Tony Hue on December 18, 2017 • ... comments

A few months ago, we highlighted 7 small updates to Disqus that you should know about. We’re working to improve Disqus every day through the release of new products like Email Subscriptions. Under the hood, smaller changes are released regularly to improve the experience for both publishers and commenters. Here’s a summary of notable changes we’ve made recently to make Disqus better for you.

3 Things Publishers Can Learn From Batman News About Reader Engagement

Posted by Tony Hue on December 11, 2017 • ... comments

Recently, we were thrilled to see long-time Disqus publisher, Batman-News, profiled on The Hollywood Reporter. It features Chris Begley who leads the helm over at Batman News, a fast-growing fan site for all news about Batman.

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