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Is Disqus Too Much For Wordpress/

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by tunescool, Feb 4, 2017.

  1. tunescool

    tunescool Senior Member

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    im trying to optimize my blogs as best as i can. im using some plugin and it says disqus is too much

    ive never even seen other comment plugins and its a huge plugin itself. should i consider removing it and looking for something else
     
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  2. Ste Fishkin

    Ste Fishkin Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    If you're doing it for content reasons, use the standard Wordpress pluggin option.

    If you're doing it for social shares, go with facebook.
     
  3. tunescool

    tunescool Senior Member

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    doing what its a comment plugin for people to comment
     
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  4. aBoss

    aBoss Regular Member

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    who is saying disqus is too much?

    Is it your hosting company? most wordpress sites run bad because of their host

    Join the greatest hosting company here(inserts afff link) :D

    but really, I run disqus just fine, I use a VPS tho
     
  5. Ste Fishkin

    Ste Fishkin Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    WTF???????????

    Why do you want them to comment?

    If you want more content on your page, use the wordpress standard option.

    If you want social shares from commenting, use facebook.

    Disqus is an iframe (I think?) so will offer NO SEO value.

    Please wake up.
     
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  6. zebrahat

    zebrahat Elite Member

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    I think the OP is using Disqus to optimize participation by his community, and thus helps create the 'stickiness' of his site, not rankings for commentators promoting their sites. Using a discussion platform that offers no SEO value is a simple way to shoo off useless "Great article, my site is ABC.com" spam comments without having to moderate them.

    Using a third party comment source also protects the host site from legal jeopardy. If a commenter says "let's assassinate politician X," the Secret Service might knock, and could hold the site owner accountable for it, and any similar extreme speech on his server. So it can make sense to use the Disqus plugin, depending on the details.
     
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    Thank you for writing the pros and cons, @zebrahat. That makes total sense to me.

    By the way, perhaps, the OP checked his website from GTMetrix and saw that the Disqus plugin is dragging his site's loading speed. Just a guess, however
     
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  9. tunescool

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    like i said i have a ton of problems with 500 errors and pages not loading, my host has been giving me BS answers for the last year, ignoring specific questions, always saying its my usage level. im pretty sure its their servers to begin with, one day i complained and the guy was like we just upgraded our servers, within an hour all my sites loaded faster, but they still insist its my files, or plugins, or software - WP blogs

    ive changed from 3 different web hosts in the last couple years i cant do it again

    ive been reading about 500 errors, taking the necessary steps they say, everything looks good

    ive used firefox since it was mozilla, the other day i started using chrome and my sites are a ton faster, firefox, pale moon, safari, they load really bad. chrome is fast, but i hate it its so user unfriendly like anything google does

    whats the correlation between my sites loading and the browsers, i still get 500 errors but about 80% less in chrome

    i started a small SEO blog and was looking thru affiliates and found a plugin

    Satellite Optimization Monitoring

    i have i swear i have over 100 wordpress blogs on my server for affiliate stores, its a great affiliate but you can only put one category of a brand on one wordpress blog, so i make subfolder sites and link to them in the sidebar

    so the plugin says

    ive only used disqus, id rather not get rid of it, the wordpress original comment system looks bad

    i dont know of anything else
     
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  10. sandandkush

    sandandkush Power Member

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    Go with FACEBOOK COMMENTS, if you're driving most of your traffic from FB.
    Use a caching plugin to load the comments in the footer. That will make your site load faster with less resource at a time. Also use lazy load.

    I don't see why you need to use comments for SEO purposes. Add VALUABLE CONTENT to your site for SEO and you'll be just fine.

    Also, if the errors keep coming up, more than likely you need to remove redundant plugins or you need to upgrade your plan to DEDICATED SERVERS.
     
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    With all the problems you've been having with web hosts, have you tried to monitor your site with tools like uptime robot or other? This would help to reveal if your hosting company is really delivering on the promise.

     
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    You can try the disqus conditional load plugin . The pro version makes the commenting section load on scroll. It does not put any extra burden on the page loading. The free version too works pretty well.