10 Ways to Save Time When Moderating Comments

Posted by Tony Hue on June 19, 2018 • ... comments

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.

Mastering the Basics of Disqus: A New Video Series

Posted by Tony Hue on May 14, 2018 • ... comments

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.

How to Track Disqus Activity in Google Analytics

Posted by Tony Hue on April 05, 2018 • ... comments

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.

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

Posted by Tony Hue on March 27, 2018 • ... comments

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.

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.

How To Create An Effective Comment Policy That Readers Actually Follow

Posted by Tony Hue on August 15, 2017 • ... comments

The new Comment Policy feature on Disqus lets you highlight the rules of your community. Not every community moderates in the same way. A comment that is allowed in one community may be moderated in another.

Your comment policy is one way to align those expectations with your readers from the very beginning. Furthermore, posting the rules for discussion not only improves the likelihood that a comment falls within a community’s guidelines, it also increases participation overall, according to research by CivilServant. In other words, your comment policy can be a place to leverage community norms for behavior that can save publishers time with moderation.

How to use Slack to supercharge your Disqus moderation

Posted by Tony Hue on April 27, 2016 • ... comments

At Disqus, we love using Slack for team communication and collaboration. And based on recent conversations and survey results from publishers, a lot of you do as well. In this post, we’ll provide some examples of how you can use Slack to help you better moderate comments on Disqus.

Moderate Multiple Disqus Communities With This Useful Gmail Filter

Posted by Tony Hue on February 03, 2015 • ... comments

Are you a moderator of multiple Disqus communities? Chances are you’re handling a fairly large volume of new comments on a daily basis. Perhaps you check the Disqus Admin to monitor for recent comments or maybe you prefer email notifications of new comments.

How to Run an AMA with Disqus

Posted by Tony Hue on January 06, 2015 • ... comments

I recently recapped an AMA we hosted with Andreesen Horowitz’s Benedict Evans during Business Insider’s IGNITION 2014. In this post, I wanted to walk through the process for running an AMA in your own community.

5 Steps to a More Active Community

Posted by Amanda Nudelman on August 13, 2013 • ... comments

Disqus recently convened a panel of four women at BlogHer ’13 to talk about building community, return visits, and monetization through comments. These four accomplished bloggers — Danielle Smith, Lindsay Ferrier, Fadra Nally, and Lizz Porter — shared their wisdom, and what follows are 5 key takeaways that any blogger can put to use for building a stronger community.

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