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Blog publishers and owners are getting very excited about the new Disqus version 2.0.  What’s that?  A brief intro on what Disqus is? OK:

Disqus, pronounced “discuss”, is a service and tool for web comments and discussions. The Disqus comment system can be plugged into any website, blog, or application. Disqus makes commenting easier and more interactive, while connecting websites and commenters across a thriving discussion community.

Disqus is a free service to the general public with absolutely no inline advertisements. A premium service for large-scale websites is in the works but is not yet available.

Version 1.0, while attracting about 30,000 blogs, was a bit of a turn off because of comment migration issues. The tool was “usable”, to a limited degree, even when data isn’t stored locally.  You know, which is basically how a widget is.  Forget about migrating your comments from point A to B.  It’s stuck in the Disqus database. Moderating and managing comments are done in Disqus, and since comments aren’t indexed with your website… SEO benefits from comment data isn’t possible.

With Disqus version 2.0:

  1. comments are synced into your WordPress database.  This in turn gives you SEO benefts. 
  2. OLD comments can be imported too…
  3. AND comment moderation is done within the WordPress admin area, making it easier to manage.

LaughingSquid and Mashable have very positive comments about the new 2.0 version of Disqus.  My personal favorite is that Disqus developed a feature where you are given the ability to collect all your personal comments on every blog that uses Disqus and have your “mini-blog” of comments page at Disqus.com.  How dandy is that! :)  Check this page out as an example.  If you love commenting on blogs… you better tell its administrators to install Disqus right now.

 

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  1. Gustavo Leig says: 8/13/2008

    Well, looks good but I tried with my WordPress 2.6.1 and exporting comments was impossible. Always goes to ERROR.

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  2. jim says: 8/13/2008

    Hi Gustavo,

    Try hitting the Disqus forums for support, I’m sure there is work in progress regarding the error you’re experiencing.

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  3. sdf says: 8/14/2008

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  4. Ultimate Blogging Experiment says: 8/14/2008

    Great post. I will for sure how to check out this plug-in for WordPress. It seems interesting but I won’t want to change too much on my blog already to take any chance of hurting it. You always have to let other people check it out first and find the bugs the first couple months.

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  5. paulo brito says: 8/18/2008

    It seems a good idea like Intense Debate. Who’s the best of them? Or it’s a question of taste!

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  6. jim says: 8/18/2008

    It may be a question of function. Which of these tools best functions for your needs?

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  7. chat says: 9/8/2008

    thanks

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