Advertising Launch Pad

Getting started

Advertising is a default part of the free to use version of Disqus. Qualifying publishers can participate in the Reveal program to earn revenue with Disqus. Disqus advertising is highly configurable, allowing publishers to choose from several ad positions and types. 

To participate in the Reveal program, please enter your payment info from your settings page. Please refer to the Reveal eligibility criteria for more details. 

Advertising Settings

To see and configure your Reveal settings, go to your Admin > Revenue > Settings. Reveal settings are available to organization owners, organization admins, and moderators with 'can edit settings' permissions. How to disable advertising.

Choose your ad types

Whether you choose to show ads above, below, or in-thread with your comments, quality native content and premium ads are just a click away in your Settings > Revenue page.

Payment information

Complete payment information is required in order to receive payments from Disqus.

Getting Paid

Requirements for getting paid

Earnings for a single shortname must exceed 100.00 USD (after fees) and payment information must be complete.

Payment timing

Payments over 100.00 USD are sent once a month 90 days after the revenue was earned. Payments are sent by month end.

Missing payments

The most common reason for missing payments is incomplete payment information.

Earnings and Performance Reports

Your site's revenue

A report of daily earnings is available to all Reveal publishers in the Admin > Revenue > Analyze revenue. In this report you'll find:

  • Ad Revenue: Amount you earned from Reveal advertising
  • Viewable Impressions: How often users scroll down below the fold and see Reveal ads
  • Viewability %: How often users scroll below the fold and see Reveal ads compared to overall page impressions
  • RPMv: Revenue earned per 1,000 viewable impressions

Upcoming Payments and Payment History

Your site's upcoming payments and payment history is available in Admin > Revenue > Payments.

Upcoming payments

Upcoming payments are shown in green along with an estimated delivery date. Unpaid earnings are shown in yellow and the money earned during each period is paid out 90 days after that earnings period completes.

Payment history

Click the blue payment history bar to view the dates of previous payments, to whom the payment was made, the method of payment, and payment amount. From here, you can also see the total earnings you've made with Disqus to-date.

Getting Help and Giving Feedback

Contact the publisher success team

Send your Reveal questions and feedback to our Publisher Support Team and we'll be happy to assist you.