Is Disqus Really "Truly SEO-compatible" as they claimed?
In this blog post (http://blog.disqus.com/post/22325598158/try-out-disqus-2012
), Disqus claimed "The new Disqus integrates in a way that is naturally discoverable by Google — out of the box, without any extra work."
A Disqus employee also confirmed this in a Hacker New thread here (http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=4024777
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2. Disqus has established a partnership with Google, and submits the comment data to Google;
3. Google has done customized work to specifically handle Disqus comments. For example, I didn't dive into the documents of Disqus API, but from the source code (universal version of Disqus), the only thing recognizable & unique is a Disqus shortname for a website. Maybe the data can be extracted based on it and the API.
Also, for an article that uses Disqus, Disqus generates a comment RSS feed, something like "site-shortname.disqus.com/your_article_name/latest.rss
", maybe Google can find the rss feed in some way.
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