In this episode, Marcus Couch and I are joined by Daniel Ha, CEO and co-founder of Disqus. Ha explains why he created the service, what his thoughts are on large sites disabling comments, and the state of comments on the web.
We also discuss the company’s monetization strategies and what opportunities exist to generate revenue around comments. Ha shares what the company learned from its Sponsored Comments experiment and what it’s doing to improve communication with customers.
Plugins Picked By Marcus:
Woo Cashback provides each user with their own personal wallet with a way to purchase items from your store while using their wallet money or credit.
Export Comment Emails allows you to export the emails from comments to a CSV or XML file allowing you to import to MailChimp or ConvertKit.
WP Monitor adds a dashboard to the WordPress backend that displays updates, site, and server information in one convenient place. You can monitor one or multiple websites on the go.
Next Episode: Wednesday, April 5th 3:00 P.M. Eastern
Subscribe To WPWeekly Via Itunes: Click here to subscribe
Subscribe To WPWeekly Via RSS: Click here to subscribe
Subscribe To WPWeekly Via Stitcher Radio: Click here to subscribe
Listen To Episode #269:
Interesting chat, guys. I’m no fan of Disqus (their privacy terms, the data mining, and the UX of the platform itself), but some nice points from Daniel re. the state of engagement and content.
One thing I would say is that I’m surprised comment developers haven’t come up with a way (yet) to make the experience native to the platform experience.
For example, a written post would have written comments; a video post would have an option to leave a video comment; and a podcast post would have an option to leave an audio comment.