Discovery is a recommendation engine that helps drive traffic to pages within your site.

Enabling Discovery

To start showing recommended links within your site, go to your Disqus Admin, click Settings > General and then check "Discovery".


How does it recommend links?

We will look for recent discussions within the same site and show ones with recent activity. If none were found, Discovery won't show until there are a few recent discussions with activity. Note that Discovery will only show discussions using the same shortname.

How can I change a post's title appearing in Discovery?

Discussion titles are set automatically using the title assigned to the page where the thread was created. If the title is incorrect, it can be updated using the Discussions Editor within your forum's admin (Discussions>Edit).

Why are there no recommendations showing?

Because article recommendations are based on comment content, not article content, a discussion must have at least a few recent comments to be shown in Discovery. Discovery works best for sites with some consistent commenting activity.

How do I block certain links?

Close comments for a discussion to prevent it from appearing in Discovery. However, if there are recommendations showing that should not be accessible to the public, we recommend closing the comments for that discussion and registering a new shortname specifically for your future test discussions. Check out Best practices for staging, development and preview sites for more information.

I have Ads enabled on my site, can I enable and disable Discovery?

Yes. Go to Settings > General in your admin panel to toggle Discovery. If you have ads enabled, Discovery will only display if you have disabled the bottom position for ads.

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