Blog Technology: Disqus vs Livefyre

Blog Technology

Blog Technology

Blog Technology: Disqus vs Livefyre

I intended to do a post comparing Disqus vs Livefyre blog comment platforms.  Turns out, this topic has good coverage already. So rather in covering old ground with new material, I thought I’d share what others had done and let you make your own decision on which comment platform is best for you.

Comparison posts

“I switched to Livefyre” posts

“I’m not switching to Livefyre” posts

In summary

The energy is clearly behind Livefyre and I don’t believe it’s just because its the new kid on the block. Consistently the posts I read showed Livefyre’s features are the best for engaging in a conversation. Real-time commenting, the ability to pull others into the conversation and SocialSync are the primary reasons to switch to Livefyre.


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    • Adam Saverian on December 13, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    Thanks for mentioning my post! Really appreciate it. I’ll tweet this post too. You have to come on my podcast some time! Maybe you can be a regular guest for discussing new technologies for marketing.

    • Jeremy Hicks on December 14, 2011 at 11:37 am

    Hey John, Jeremy from Livefyre here. We really appreciate you taking the time to write this up. We know how long it can take to curate content, analyze it, and then provide your thoughts on the matter and you did an excellent job in presenting virtually all sides of the argument. I’m assuming you were in debate club in high school? 😉

    If curiosity ever gets the best of ya, let me know 🙂 We’d love to have you give Livefyre a shot and we’d be more than happy to help ya out in any way that we can. But either way John, thanks again for taking the time to review our product. Best of luck as you continue blogging and sharing your marketing and social media expertise!

  1. I forgot to mention HOW FRICKIN NICE the @Livefyre crew is! 

    • Ryan on December 14, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    We’d like to add that we’re hard at work building out the next generation of our product here at Disqus, and we’re very excited about what’s going to be coming out over the next several months. Stay tuned and we’d love to hear more feedback as we move forward!

  2. Thanks Ryan, 
    It’s a good point. For better or worse, technology vendors tend to include like features and leap frog one another based on the release cycle.

    I’ll stay tuned.

  3. Hey, thanks for mentioning me a couple times in this post.  Much appreciated!

  4. 🙂

  5. Ya!I am totally agree with this sweet writing.Your tips helped me to use Disqus comment box to one of my blogger site. But I’ve not used all the tips of you.

  6. Ya!I have a right platform that have 
    Disqus vs Livefyre blog comment platforms with goal feedback.i have no doubt to visit here.Well done!

  7. Ya!You are right here.As well as inserting the Disqus javascript code into your blog, it does one more important thing: It syncs all comments from Disqus back to your blog’s database!

  8. Thanks for this post, it was pretty nice. Read your other posts as well,
    all were good. I am definitely going to share this URL with my friends.
    Just bookmarked this site.

    • Raj on January 6, 2012 at 5:04 am

    Which is your final picsk, As I see Disqus in your blog should I consider it as your choice..?

  9. Hi, Happy New Year and thanks for taking the time to comment.

    For now I’m sticking with Disqus. They’ve mentioned some new features are on the horizon and frankly, I’m too busy to mess around with it!

    • Noah Funk on January 9, 2012 at 3:47 pm


  10. Luke, thanks for writing it!

  11. thank u sir.. good articles.. that is a good blog…

    • Harihar Rout on February 7, 2012 at 7:58 am

    Nice post Mr John Refford
    From this article i got that Disqus comment box is best.
    I have also added this comment box to my site

  12. Thanks for the comparison, have just come across livefyre and learning more.

  13. I always like to post the comments through Disqus. Its the good way to post the comment quickly. I am using this facility provided by Disqus for last 4 years and I found it more user convenient with the passage of time.

  14. nice blog sir very intresting article.

  15. I am so glad to visit your blog, John Refford! My favouorite is always “DISQUS”, i think this comment system is simple and have a lot of ways for commentor can choice !

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    • john on November 4, 2013 at 2:57 am

    I don’t think that we can make a steady comparison of both these interfaces as they look so unique in their patterns that they make for commenting. I really like the way in which they have adopted the provision of registering by which it can enhance the interaction among the users.

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