August 31, 2014

Blogging ~ Why I'm Moving Away From Disqus Commenting System

I've been on Disqus for about 2 years and i've learned a few things about their commenting process that I feel hasn't helped my Blog.  Disqus is great for people that don't have a Google account because it allows them to comment using other profiles such as FB and Twitter. While Disqus has those perks along with others such as showing "related post" it doesn't help my Blog in the page ranking system.  I was searching for information that would give me more insight about Disqus whereas it relates to the google/alexa ranking system, but I kept coming up empty.

I know that comments are really important in the scheme of things and especially when it comes to page rank.  I've also realized that by not having my comments on Google's blogging platform, my comments doesn't show up in my Google feed.  With Youtube being a part of Google, it's very easy to respond to comments on my videos through the Google+ app, but Disqus fails to have an app that notifies you when you get comments.

The only way to comment using Disqus is by logging directly into my Disqus profile or scrolling through my Blog posts, those are the only viable ways to respond.  I'm at a point now where I don't want to feel restricted.  Removing the Disqus application code from my blog won't affect the existing comments, they will always stay in the Disqus commenting stream of my profile if I need to access them for any reason. With this said, if you're re-reading some articles i've written where you've commented on and notice that they're gone, it's because I've changed over from the Disqus commenting system to the Google+ commenting system which is a part of Google's Blogger platform.