Dave

Monday, July 30, 2012

Why am I seeing a huge traffic increase from disqus.com/next/lounge in my analytics?



If you are one of those people who use the Disqus commenting system on your blog or website, one question you must have over the last couple of days is. Why is there this huge traffic increase coming in from Disqus. This is if you are using Disqus 2012 - does not seem to be happening for people using the old disqus. Traffic from Disqus 2012 seems to be interfering with your analytics and stats because when you login there is this huge increase in traffic and specifically from - disqus.com/next/lounge - when you click on these links however they do not go anywhere.


If you try to search online for an explanation there does not seem to be anything available to fully explain this. Disqus knowledge base however has a simple answer and it is explained like this. This is a huge increase in traffic from disqus.com/next/lounge because disqus 2012 is located in an iframe. This iframe is loading from disqus.com domain (http://disqus.com/next/lounge/). As Disqus is an interconnected Disqus platform, this iframe effectively allows you to see external referral traffic from Disqus embeds on other sites. Please leave a comment below to continue this discussion.

Source: Disqus Knowledge Base

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