The new Disqus 2012

by admin June 19, 2012   New

 

Do you get comments on your website?  

There might be one reason why you are not getting comments on your site.  That reason is your commenting system.  I love commenting on peoples blogs.  The thing I hate is when I write out a huge comment only to have it erased, or I have to sign into some weird program that will email me back if the person responds.

Having a great comment system is a huge asset, and this is why I have recommended in the past Disqus on my post, Social Media Strategy: Comments.  I personally think that everyone should have this comment system, and I have been using the free version for over a year, and I still love it.  You can check out Disqus here.

About a month ago, I noticed on seventy8productions website a different version of Disqus.  Initially, I thought Jeremy purchased the pro version.  This wasn’t the case, he was just using the beta version of the New Disqus, or Disqus 2012…its really the same thing.

Here are a few thoughts on the new disqus:

 I love it!  I think this is the best commenting system on the planet.  I like the simplistic design, and that they are hiding the link bait from the main comment.  I imagine that a lot of people made complaints that people were spamming pro blogger sites in order to get clicks back to there site.

Creating community.  I appreciate that Disqus is stepping up the community interaction tool and allowing people to follow others comments.  This way the whole community is in the loop.  I also like being able to like someone’s comment, or bump it up.  Another great feature they added to create community is to facebook or tweet out a comment or a comment thread.  I am looking into using this feature.  Get ready for me to try it out!

SEO is better that ever! One of the biggest features that Disqus offers is the backlinking.  This is still available, but the designers tone it down, so that the link isn’t so obnoxious.  Make sure that your profile is set up correctly, and that your information points back to your website.

Here is an example of a incorrect set up: 

 

 

Here is a correct Disqus set up: 

 

Do you see the difference?  My profile has my info and my website.  So, every time I make a comment on someone’s website with Disqus it leaves a link back to my website.

Some other new SEO features are: Social sharing links point directly to your URLs—no duplication on Disqus.com.  Real-time commenting provides “freshness” lift to your pages.  Especially critical for SEO lift on pages with minimal text content such as photo galleries and video.

 

What are you waiting for?  Go get the new Disqus 2012!  Did I mention it’s free?

  • Rachel Blom

    Thanks for clearing that up about the back linking…the difference being is that in order to display a link, you have to register with Disqus. In the previous version that wasn’t a requirement.

    • Rachel you are welcome. I think that it is worth getting an account. What comment system are you currently using?

      • I’m using the WP native comment system which functions quite well all in all, but I’m considering switching to Disqus because it’s easier for people to keep track of their comments…

        • Disqus is a great system, and I love having all my comments in one place. I think it is worth checking out.

  • I agree completely. Disqus is a great tool to encourage comments and community. Did the new version update automatically or do we do it manually?

  • seventy8Productions

    Nice notes! With summer youth ministry events and week-long camps, I have not been able to catch the details on stuff like this. Keep it up and you will make my life SUPER easy!

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  • It should be noted that there are actually two places to enter information. Six months ago when I signed up for Disqus, I entered in all that information and it is still located on my account (name, short bio, website link). With the new Disqus 2012, you actually have to duplicate that same information in your active profile section. Not a good solution right now for Disqus and the reason we did not have our information correct…

    • No worries. I wasn’t trying to call you out. It was just helpful that you and a ton of other people didn’t have their account info up. But, really it is an issue with disqus. They really should have just duplicated the info. I guess that is why it’s called a beta version.

  • Disqus is a tremendous tool for handling the comments on our WordPress
    website or blog.

  • I think the major feature of disqus are it Integrates with the major social
    platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Google, etc so it makes it easier for users
    to sign-in without having to create a separate account with our blog.

  • junior steves

    has it been better since you have the disqus tool? or same results ? Cheers! Montreal loans advice and free help.


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