Disqus Laughs At Facebook Comments, Releases Impressive Stats

Disqus apparently has nothing to fear from Facebook comments, as the tiny startup revealed some interesting stats regarding the popularity of their commenting system.

The Disqus network of communities reaches nearly 500 million unique visitors every month. This is across the 750,000 websites using Disqus, with about 35 million users participating on these communities. […]

According to a recent study by Lijit, Disqus is used by 75% of websites who use a third party commenting or discussion system. (Official Disqus Blog)

Note: Emphasis theirs.

It’s no coincidence that Disqus is currently winning the third party commenting wars as the startup makes installing Disqus as simple as possible upon popular platforms like Blogger and Tumblr (via widgets and short codes, respectively).

Rival services (especially Facebook comments) usually require much more tinkering with the code, which can make installing them more intimidating for users unfamiliar with HTML .

Disqus currently supports every major blogging platform and service available save WordPress.com (the latter who only allows IntenseDebate which is similar to Disqus).

For those of you who have installed Disqus, what features do you enjoy the most about the service? Also what features would you add that you find are currently missing?

Author: Darnell Clayton

Darnell Clayton is a geek who discovered blogging long before he heard of the word “blog” (he called them “web journals” then). When he is not tweeting, Facebooking, or blogging about space and his beloved iPhone, he enjoys running, reading and describing himself in third person.

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  1. Um, I use the WP platform on my self-hosted blog and have used Disqus before just fine. Might want to consider revising that comment regarding WordPress.

    While WP might not use Disqus for http://DOMAINNAME.wordpress.com blogs, there is a compatible Disqus plug-in for hosted WP blogs.

    • Darnell Clayton says:

      True, but I never said Disqus doesn’t have a plugin for WordPress (they do), but that Disqus is unavailable for WordPress.com (reread the post again).

      • Just to clarify further, it’s not necessarily that only ID is allowed but that WordPress.com doesn’t allow any JavaScript at all, which Disqus (and most other widgets and plugins) require to function properly. See http://en.support.wordpress.com/code/ for more on that.

        Speaking of features people are looking for, keep an eye on our blog at http://blog.disqus.com for some updates in the near future. We’ve got some more exciting stuff lined up.

  2. Angélica says:

    Disqus is awesome, I have it on all my blogs, the only thing missing is a “subscribe to replies to my comment” button. I do not pay for it, but its support is fast and effective.

  3. I agree completely.

    My one question is why isn’t Disqus installed on this blog? 😉

    This is the post I wrote when I first discovered Disqus:

    Comments, Conversations and Community @ http://bit.ly/mpkatv

    Still feel very strongly about the community potential of the threaded community.

  4. I for one welcome our Disqus overlords.

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