Want More Blog Comments? Use Disqus

UPDATE: August 13 2014! I have pulled the pin on using Disqus commenting system and gone back to using Comment luv! Why? Two main reason. 1) people can’t be fruited to log in to Disqus to be able to post a comment. 2) Spam comments were hitting me almsot daily. 3) I suspect that Disqus was slowing down my site load speed inside the WP admin and on the outside. I don’t recommend Disqus. Stick with regular WP comments and Comment Luv. If you want to get really fancy, use Facebook comments as well.

If you scroll down, you might notice that I’m now using the Disqus commenting system on this blog. Cool huh?

For about 12 months, I was using the standard WordPress commenting system here and it was working ok.

I had Comment Luv installed and Spam was under control from the use of Akismet, and had Gravatars enabled so it was a little tweaked.

But because I’m always on the lookout for ways to make my sites better, i.e. easier to use, more interesting etc., I had no choice but to switch to Disqus!

Why is Disqus so much better?

Disqus offers so much more than the standard WP comment system.

The fact that readers can post a comment without having to fill out the 3 fields of boredom (name, email, website) is the biggest point why I made the switch.

Commentors can leave a comment by simply clicking one button to be signed in with Twitter, Facebook, Yahoo, OpenID or Disqus itself and typing their thoughts away!

It just makes it easier for readers to comment, and the easier it is, the more likely more people will comment. It also almost entirely eliminates spam!

How easy was it to integrate Disqus into my blog?

A piece of cake.

All I needed was the Disqus Commenting System plugin and a free account with Disqus. A few minutes later I was up and running with my old comments still in place.

The downside?

The only thing I’m worried about (a little) is that the comments will no longer benefit my blog by way of SEO.

All comments are actually stored on the Disqus website and just ‘appear’ on my blog through some internet magic so I have a feeling Google will never know when I have new comments ­čÖü

But that doesn’t bother me really as I don’t rely on Google for my traffic. 95% of all my traffic comes from OTHER places besides Google, luckily ­čÖé

So try it out! Leave a comment about your thoughts on Disqus or just to say ‘hi’.

Stu “Sensei” Stirling

p.s. Just some random info: It’s about -3C outside and the wind is so strong it feels like my roof is going to fly off! That’s what you get when you live n the side of a tall mountain in Japan in the winter.

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34 Responses to “Want More Blog Comments? Use Disqus”

  • Jason Walker on June 28, 2013

    You mention that you dont receive spam comments since using disqus . Ok that may be the case that oyu dont get robots commenting. But I can see a few spammy comments below that have no quality to them

  • nick elliott on February 19, 2013

    Thanks for that. I will give it a try. However, I am not sure I like the idea of my blog’s comments being ignored by google.

  • Health Facility on April 26, 2012

    Been using disqus for quite long. It looks good and easy to navigate also. I think using disqus for some wouldn’t be a problem.

  • Silverlake Garage on March 7, 2012

    I love disqus, great stuff!

  • maternity photographer on February 17, 2012

    Disqus is the best no need for any other options

  • Record Recorder on February 10, 2012

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  • Stuart Stirling on February 8, 2012

    Yes, I found out by checking that same way. Bring on the Google traffic! ­čÖé

  • increase facebook fans on February 7, 2012

    Blog commenting through Disqus is very easy and manageable now a days 

  • Martin Marx on January 18, 2012

    My question revolves around the interaction of DISQUS, Blogger, and the
    “pagination” effect. The pagination option is very appealing to me,
    because I can limit the number of comments that load at a time, which
    will hopefully help my posts/pages load faster. However, I’m concerned
    that if I use pagination, blogger will attempt to create new static
    pages for each additional comment page.Is my concern warranted? What should I do?

  • SEO melbourne on January 7, 2012

    Better info on your blog than what I have seen so far elsewhere. Thanks for sharing and… Keep up the good work. I know from experience it’s not always easy! :-).┬á

  • mammals species on December 19, 2011

    Wow!It was just because I’m running IntenseDebate on my blog, and I wanted to hear if Disqus is better.

  • Club Car on November 30, 2011

    Yes Blog comment via these disqus is very easy and get more traffic to the website. It also help you to have a good blog with attractive one.

    • Stuart Stirling on November 30, 2011

      wow, your English is terrible! thanks for trying. I’ll let you get your backlink…

  • exchangesocial on November 19, 2011

    I agree it is so useful and efficient to use, a big help to promote a site and a great toll for blog commenter.

  • What is Migraine on November 7, 2011

    Yes, use of disqus can attract number of SEO guys to post comment but it will also increase the SPAM level as well.

    • Stuart Stirling on November 7, 2011

      yeah it will increase spam levels if they are auto approved..

  • Acky Mori on August 27, 2011

    This is a nice article about Disqus, I wanna try it for our own site.. Thank you!

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    More and more disqus is the best of them and work fast to the category to the particular value.

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  • Andres Quintana on May 20, 2011

     I use it on mysite & ive never been happier!

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  • Ecommerce on May 8, 2011

    The required use of Disqus has raised privacy concerns about the ability to post comments anonymously. When a user visits one of the websites using Disqus and posts a comment, the comment is submitted to Disqus. If the user has a Disqus account, then it tracks all their comments across the websites that use Disqus.

  • Anonymous on May 2, 2011

    web traffic is the amount of data sent and received by visitors to a web site. It is a large portion of Internet traffic. This is determined by the number of visitors and the number of pages they visit. Sites monitor the incoming and outgoing traffic to see which parts or pages of their site are popular and if there are any apparent trends, such as one specific page being viewed mostly by people in a particular country.

  • Anonymous on May 2, 2011

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    • Stuart Stirling on May 2, 2011

      I think you mean ‘tool’.. not toll.. lol

      • Anonymous on May 3, 2011

        yeah right typo..LOL

  • custom logo design on April 25, 2011

    The most effective thing in Disqus format is social interaction and handling all the comments from the admin panel.

  • Yup, really easy to use.

  • Guillermo Tapia on March 24, 2011

    I like this site because it really helps to understand how internet marketing works, how to make my blog a better web presents online, the products are great too.

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    Discus is very simple to use.

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