Back in May, I posted my opinion of Disqus and stated quite clearly that I thought it was a stupid move. The main reason for that was that your comments were now stored somewhere else and gave you no search engine love. Several bloggers told me I was being myopic (more or less), but then my point was made even more clear when the Disqus site went offline for a few hours in June.
Since then, I elected to switch this blog to Disqus, but have still not made the move for my larger site because of my concerns.
Today, Disqus has thrown everybody a very big bone. The new, 2.0 version of the plug-in does a number of important things:
- Makes comments indexable by search engines
- Allows export and import of comments
- Automatically syncs your Disqus comments with your WordPress database so that you can revert back to WP comments at any time and not lose anything
- Administer your comments from inside WP
I’m going to need to upgrade, because it looks like this update addresses every one of my concerns.