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Commenting and Reactions Analytics

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This article discusses analytics that are available with Disqus Basic and Plus Subscriptions. Information about advanced analytics that come with a Disqus Pro subscription can be found here. Information about Ads and Revenue analytics can be found here.

Building a community is hard. Buckets of blood, sweat, and tears go into it. For over 3.5 million sites, Disqus is a part of that community building process. But sometimes it can feel like guesswork. Commenting and Ads analytics are designed to make the arduous process of increasing readership and tracking your earnings performance over time even easier.

These analytics cover three key areas:

  • Comments: number of comments, number of votes, and top comments

  • Revenue: revenue, viewable impressions, viewability %, RPMv, and clicks from using Disqus Ads

  • Payments: earnings history and payment schedule

Note that the Revenue and Payments pages will only display if your forum has Disqus Ads enabled. See Updating Your Advertising Settings for more information.

Basic Community Metrics

Comment Activity

Total comment and vote activity is available for your site in both daily and monthly view. You can select a custom date range or select a shortcut date range to track commenting activity over time in your community. You can also export a CSV of commenting activity for additional processing and reporting.

​ Top Comments

These are the comments from the last 7 days that have received the most positive voting ratios. This section can help you identify new and active users in your forum.

If you are interested in using your own analytics tool to capture commenting activity, see our help documentation here.

Reactions Analytics

Total Reactions

By default, the top graph of the Reactions Analytics page will show the total number of reactions left on the site by date. Since Reactions can be clicked by anyone, the data is broken out into Anonymous (logged out reaction clicks) and Authenticated (logged in reaction clicks). You may adjust the Date Range selector in the top right corner of the graph to change which dates appear.

Alternately, you may change the "Daily" option in the top graph to "Threads". The graph will then display the reaction count by thread for the 30 most recent threads.

Thread-Specific Reactions

While the top graph on the page will allow you to see total reactions by thread, the bottom graph will allow you drill deeper, seeing the breakdown of specific reactions for a given thread.

Selecting a date range in the top right corner of the bottom graph will populate the Threads section in the top of that graph, showing up to 30 threads published within the selected date range. Choosing a given thread will then show how many of each reaction were left on the thread. The reactions images used will appear above the graph for reference.

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