Get Backlinks Using Disqus

Get Backlinks using Disqus Comments

Many Authority blogs use Disqus  as their preferred blog  commenting system on blog post. What many don’t is how to get backlinks using disqus comments.

If we manage to get backlinks using Disqus Comments, we might end up Ranking high in Google because mostly Disqus Blog Commenting System is used by Good Authority Blogs and Websites with PR higher than 7-8 or 9. So let’s get started.

How To Get Backlinks Using Disqus

Go to and register an account in it. You can also use Social Logins like Facebook, Twitter and Google. Then you need to Configure your Profile to generate Backlinks

Click on ” Gear ” icon on top right corner and select ” Edit Profile ” . On the edit profile page make sure to fill relevant data and your Blog URL  to which you’re planning to build Backlinks.

Get Backlinks Using Disqus Profile

Next step is find Blogs that are using Disqus Commenting System. Many SEO and Tech Bloggers mostly stumbles upon blogs with good authority which are using Disqus . So commenting and getting backlink is somewhat easier for them. There’s an alternative to search Blogs with Disqus Commenting System

Also Read : Trick Google Plus to Boost Traffic by 400% {Guide}

Try searching like ” Niche ” + ” Powered by Disqus ” or ” keyword ” + ” Powered by Disqus “ in Google. You might end up with some good authoritative blogs search results to comment and gain backlinks. But there’s no guarantee for this search query, Most of the results are non relevant.

Pros N Cons : Get Backlinks Using Disqus

Pros :

  • Easy to comment. No need to fill same old required fields like “Full Name, Email, URL”. Logging on to Disqus might do the trick.
  • Very Good comment Interaction, you can track your Commented comments form Disqus Website. People can follow you on Disqus basing on your Comments.
  • Most baclinks gained might be of High PR having good Trust Flow and Citation Value

Cons :

  • Spam Detection rate is very high for comments that are non relevant and comments that are done especially for getting a backlink is our motive. I’ll list my case study below, from there you can understand how disqus Spam Detection is very Good.
  • There’s 50/50 chances to get our backlink indexed. I’ll explain this clearly in my Case Study below.
  • You might end up generating Spammy backlinks that will damage your SEO.

Case Study : Disqus Backlink Generation

Get Backlink Using Disqus - Case Study

As I’m a Tech Blogger I stumbled Upon very High Authoritative Blog: and I managed to lay a comment to one article written on it and gained a backlink from OnePlus site.

My comment :

Disqus Comment Backlink

Trick to Find Backlink opportunity in Disqus :

While commenting an Disqus Enabled Blogs only to get Backlinks ( which is obviously not Recommended ) you should follow this trick.

After landing in your Disqus Enabled blog check whether the site offers Comment Hyperlink to user’s Website or not by going to it’s source code. Right click on Blog and select View Source Code

Now search for ” Comment “ in the source code and check some of the previously made comments. You should see something like this.

Trick to Find Backlink opportunity in Disqus

The comment what I made is linked with my Blog’s URL, ultimately gaining a Backlink from a High Authoritative Page.

Proof of Disqus Backlinks :

Proof of Disqus Backlinks

here’s a snap from my Ahref’s metrics panel showing that my backlink is indexed Successfully 🙂

Bonus Tip to rank Ultimately using Disqus Backlinks

Make sure you comment on Backlink worthy Blogs only. Commenting frequently also leads to spam and as mentioned earlier Disqus Commenting System has a very Good Spam Detection.

Disqus Backlinks Spam

As you can See Disqus flagged one of my Comment as Spam, So be cautious.

The main Bonus Tip is make sure your Account Name and your Keyword is Same with Page Link in Website Field on Disqus Profile. 

Also Read : Does Jetpack Photon Decrease SEO ?

Conclusion : Is it worth ?

I’ve listed all my work with Bonus tips including Pros and Cons of Disqus Backlink Generation. It’s up to your will whether to give it a try or not. From my perspective it’s worth giving it a shot.

Many top bloggers follow this trick and I’ve also read many articles on How peopled ended up ranking from disqus Comment baklinks. Just don’t spam and find relevant blogs to Comment. If you follow all these guidelines you’re good to go.

Do let me know if you are having any doubts in comments section below.

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About the Author Anirudh Pulikonda

I’m a Part Time Blogger, YouTuber & SEO Specialist who loves to write about Tech.

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Leave a Comment:

Brenda says June 27, 2016

Good to see that We can also build links from Disqus enabled blogs. But I had a question, Do Google really index comment links from Disqus enabled blogs?
Ahrefs Indexes these links But what about Google?

    Anirudh Pulikonda says June 29, 2016

    I’ve read in some of the popular forums like Moz and Yoast that there’s a 50/50 chances that Google will index those links if the DisQus is configured properly.

Matt Cutts says June 27, 2016

These links are rel=nofollow.

Peter Beckenham says June 28, 2016

Hi Anirudh,

Firstly thanks for your visit to my blog today. Please note my reply as I have asked you something very important and have a surprise for you if you reply.

Your post here about Discus is interesting and yes the links are rel=nofollow as was mentioned by another commentator whom I doubt is the same Matt Cutts of Google fame.

However, whether you use Discus or CommentLuv or any other blog commenting system, the key issue is to provide the most valuable relevant comment you can to someone’s post. In doing so you are building your reputation and credibility. Blog commenting purely for traffic purposes is not the way to go.

I use CommentLuv rather than Discus simply because it makes it easy for people to discover my latest post.

Thanks for the review Anirudh and hang in there my friend. You may be a newbie but you’re making a great start with your bloging journey.

Best wishes from the remote Thai village blogger


Ashley Jones says July 3, 2016

This is such a comprehensive post on how to comment on blogs for newbies. I am going to share this with my Merry band of picture book authors. This is not, by a long shot, my first time commenting on a blog, but it is my first time commenting on yours. ???? Thank you for such great information!!

WSK says July 4, 2016

Hey guys, anyone seen any boost in rankings from these disqus backlinks?

PS. Oh, and thanks for the article by the way, not much info to be found on the web about this stuff lately.

Jay Shah says July 5, 2016

Hello Anirudh,
Such a great disqus comment list. Indeed keep it up it will help for beginners. Thank you very much for sharing with us.

Ben says July 5, 2016

Hey Anirudh

Thanks for taking the time to write this post.

Unfortunately, I do disagree with the methodology. There are a couple of issues at hand here. Firstly, the fact that the linkk is nofollow on a comment reduces the value of the backlink significantly. Yes it may be a backlink from a authoratitive website, but the link is already devalued by being a comment link and not a link in the main body of the site. On top of that, it is a rel=nofollow link making the link hold as much weight as that of a directory imho.

This is couple with the fact that you are commenting solely for the backlink. I know you mentioned about being careful of spamming, but if you intention for commenting is to get a backlink, then you are not going to be adding to the discussion in a positive way – which means you will build a perception of yourself as a spammer.

Honestly, in my opinion, you should dedicate your time trying to build one powerful backlink rather than many comment links.

Keep up to great work on your blog!

    Anirudh Pulikonda says July 5, 2016

    Thanks for clearing me out. I’ll improve in future.

      Ben says July 6, 2016

      No improvement needed, without people theorising and testing we wouldn’t be able to push the industry forward. It’s a great spot, and maybe it is worth running a test on a site that you are happy to risk possible repercussions on.

Rajesh Namase says July 6, 2016

Thanks a lot Anirudh for sharing this method. I used to avoid commenting on Disqus blogs, will add comment on those blogs from now 🙂

    Anirudh Pulikonda says July 6, 2016

    Make sure you won’t end up spamming

      Rajesh Namase says July 11, 2016

      I tried this but it’s not working, it’s still showing Disqus URL.

        Anirudh Pulikonda says July 11, 2016

        You need to find whether the blog/website is allowing a backlink or not . Read the blog post carefully you’ll find your solution here :”Trick to Find Backlink opportunity in Disqus “

Bhavesh Suthar says July 9, 2016

Hey thank you very much.
Please keep update and sharing more.

Taylor says July 22, 2016

Hello Anirudh,
You explain very nice about how to get backlinks using disqus forum. I don”t know how to take backlink but after read your article i understood all of think. Thanks for explanation.

James says July 27, 2016

So you only put the website in your profile description? Not the comment?

Luciana says July 28, 2016

I have been experimenting with Disqus lately and happy to see your detailed approach.

Ankit Agrawal says August 24, 2016

Since disqus comments are now being indexed… I would think they do hold value in the comment links. I personally think no-follow links do help sites rank organically. I know they don’t pass page rank (green bar juice), but they do count as links.

Rana PC says August 31, 2016

Still i never understand how to get backlink from disqus. because when i comment on any blog my disqus profile url link with my name. i just want to know how to link my website with my disqus username

mbak soliha says September 10, 2016

Nice post ! Helped me understand many things.

Lowen Aglaya says September 15, 2016

I’m planning this to implement on my site. However, The moderation seems to be focused. I will get rid spam comments manually

Daniel says September 19, 2016

Thanks for this, I’ve been following web design / developer blogs for years and now they are all using Disqus I felt I wouldn’t get any backlinks which was a bummer. I write genuine comments and interact the best I can, so I was concerned about it all. Cheers!

Abdul Sami says September 30, 2016

Thanks for sharing this fantastic trick. I hope this will surely help my blog to get some rankings as well as authority. You rock dude…

    Anirudh Pulikonda says September 30, 2016

    Hello Abdul Sami

    I’m glad that you liked my article. Just keep in mind that disqus spam detection is very good and proceed with that. Thank you.

      Andi; Sa,o says October 15, 2016

      Thanks for letting me know. I will keep it my mind 🙂

Muriel Antoinette says October 15, 2016

Thank you for your nice post about Disqus comments. I was quite desperate that many blogs do use Disqus. Me personally would not do so.
I still could not understand what to do, if Disqus sees my comment(s) as spam? What actions do I need to take?

    Anirudh Pulikonda says October 15, 2016

    If it detects your comment as spam. Disqus won’t publish it. Don’t comment more often and with less words that suspects as spam

Shekhar says November 8, 2016

Hi Anirudh,
You have provided a great information in the best way possible.
The screenshots were very helpful and you were direct to the point.
I would like to thank you for the information and concept clarification you have given.
Thanks & Regards,

    Anirudh Pulikonda says November 8, 2016

    Hello Shekhar

    I’m glad you liked the article. Do visit more often and let me know you’ve need any info regarding this post.

    Thank you.

      Shekhar says November 9, 2016

      I will for sure.
      I will look forward for a post from your side regarding nofollow issue with disqus comments (as someone in the comment section mentioned it in context to the article). I would again say thank you because this article has literally everything the title says.
      Thanking you,

Yıldırım Türker says November 12, 2016

Thank you very much for this seo information.

Michael says November 15, 2016

Your ranking nicely. Just searched for this topic and you were on the top spots.
I like your case study and the 50/50 chance seems realistic.
It’s not a ton of work to find spots and write comments that actually make sense. Just beware that the niche – in our case SEO and link building – fits your website.

rakhi says November 18, 2016

Thanks for this tutorial ANIRUDH,
I have discus account and configuring properly.
I just want to know, If i comment on discuss enabled blog without dropping any link, Does it get me any back link from my discuss profile ?

Thank you !

    Anirudh Pulikonda says November 18, 2016

    Yeah It’ll, You can see my examples. I’ve never dropped a link in the comment. Still I’m generating backlink right.

    Biplab says November 26, 2016

    Hi, Rakhi
    Thanks for asking this question, And Thanks to anirudh for reply. Actually I also don’t had that knowledge. My Discuss profile also configured properly as you describe through the article. Thanks for this informative post. i really learn new thing from you.

Oliver Neely says November 30, 2016

Very informative guide, thank you. Disqus is quite different to plain old blog commenting, so i think you have to be careful, as you say comments are moderated by the company overall, not just the individual blog you comment on. So from what i gather from your profile, the ability to gain a link depends on how the webmaster has set up their comments? So, it’s only worth the effort if you check the source code before commenting, otherwise you’re not going to get any credit?

    Anirudh Pulikonda says November 30, 2016

    If he hasn’t checked the source code and comment. He’s not going get any credit. So i’ts better to check source code if you intent to gain link juice from that particular site.

Eddie says December 2, 2016

Question. How often are you guys commenting on relevant blogs and what not? What would be considered too much? I know that sometimes if you leave over a certain threshold it’ll get marked as spam. Thanks for the article though, i’ve been looking for a way to get some type of back with disqus.

vineeth m says December 3, 2016

This is great information for me, i dont know if it works, let me try, ahrefs index most of the backlinks that even not indexed by google. So i dont know if it really works. If it works it is a very good deal for seo.

Kaarthik Shrivastav says December 28, 2016

Wow, just read the your blog post!
I was searching how to get quality back-links from guest posting and stumbled upon this blog!
I will use Disqus from now on, although it is necessary to mention that people shouldn’t use this method sorely for the purpose of getting back-links but should engage and interact to share information and knowledge.

Arthur Wilson says January 24, 2017

Thanks for the amazing post! I have a doubt. Whether the links from the disqus comments are a nofollow links or a dofollow links?

sheikh says January 25, 2017

Such a nice post, can you make it easy for me?
the href link in your screen shot is
anirudh pulikonda
I just want to know that what is “dsq-author-user-13775”?
kindly elaborate it
if there is any kind of details about posting the link, please share it with us

    Anirudh Pulikonda says January 25, 2017

    It’s just an ID to import details on the profile from disqus server. An CSS Element.

      sheikh says April 17, 2017

      from where I can get thi ID? is it going to change when we change out profile to comment?

        Anirudh Pulikonda says April 17, 2017

        No need to worry about the disqus ID. If it changes also there’s nothing to worry. The Profile link will be see as a backlink if you make a comment on valid sites.

tony says February 2, 2017

Thanks for the good post! Seo says must have dofollow and nofollow links to be more natural.

    Anirudh Pulikonda says February 3, 2017

    Hi Tony,

    You’re right. NoFollow and DoFollow Ratio must be balanced. 🙂

      Tony says February 3, 2017

      Anirudh how to find that well balanced ratio ;). only uncle google knows that 🙂

Obat Jerawatan says February 7, 2017

thank you very much n keep sharing good luck

Len Aro says February 18, 2017

Thanks for sharing the method Anirudh. I always skipped sites using Disqus since I didn’t believe it was possible to get a backlink. Will be using your tactic from now on to test and see how well it works for me. Thank you 🙂

Jitender says March 3, 2017

Hi Anirudh
nice article thanks for share..

MD. JUBAYER AL MITHUN says March 11, 2017

disqus backlinks really work?

    Anirudh Pulikonda says March 11, 2017

    Yeah, They do. But, won’t be getting that much of rankings boost when compared to normal backlinks

Celeste Lombard says March 16, 2017

Just started using this method and most links do get indexed and some don’t.

Chris K says March 19, 2017

So I’m new to trying to create backlinks. Am I earning a backlink now by making this comment? If so how, was it as simple as entering my website into the box, or is there another step? I do realize I should be commenting on stuff pertaining to my industry. Thanks

justpassingby says April 7, 2017

Thanks! Small case but really helpful one. I was wondering about does it count from a website or from disqus platform. Also, i`ve had problems passing security. Seems like straight spammylinks dont work ha ha.

Abigail says April 11, 2017

Good to Know that Disqus does add some value, I was trying to build on Disqus comments lately and was worried when I saw lot of people saying it as worthless.

Mukesh Kumar says April 15, 2017

Thanks for the information but this blog is still using the old method 🙂
Thanks for your help

Kayun says April 15, 2017

Dear Anirudh, you mean commenting through disquis comments will be a backlink because a site is linked with that disquis profile. Is it So??

sana says April 17, 2017

when we post link I think it already detect as spam
is there any solution ?

    Anirudh Pulikonda says April 17, 2017

    Yeah, As I mentioned in the article. You need insert your link in the Disqus profile rather than in the comment which might end up as Spam.

Prashant says May 6, 2017

Dear Anirudh,
I was very confuse for comment links from Disqus enabled blogs. But now by reading this article, all doubts are clear. Thanks for sharing.

Akash says May 14, 2017

Nice info mate keep it up

ShubhM says May 23, 2017

Thanks dude, as a newbie I will implement these methods on my blog.

Pat says July 17, 2017

Hi Anirudh,

Is this method still working?

I disovered your comments on OnePlus which you mentioned in this blogpost but it seems like disqus is not linking anymore to author websites but instead opens the Disqus profile.

So the only link to watchmetech I could discover was in your disqus profile and the HTML is only loaded when clicking your name. So probably this won’t be indexed by google anymore, right?

Thanks & best regards,

    Anirudh Pulikonda says July 17, 2017

    Hi Pat,

    This method is still working but only for few sites. I think I forgot to mention about this on the blog spot is that backlinks can be obtained from few sites that are disqus enabled. Most of them links to disqus profile as you said.

    I also confirmed with Ahrefs and there are links from OnePlus to my blog which is an updated report from recent 24 hours. So yeah, this method is still working. But the main challenge here would be finding the right sites that offer backlink directly to author’s blog.

    Hope this info helped.

    Thanks & Regards
    Anirudh Pulikonda

Christiano Kwena says July 17, 2017

Interesting that you are offering advice on using disqus to get backlinks and your site does not use disqus. Nevertheless, I find the advice quite compeling. Thank you.

    Anirudh Pulikonda says July 17, 2017

    I don’t use disqus is because there are some posts in my blog that are pure tutorial with good informative text as well with video. So there won’t be much of commenting. For this I don’t need a dedicated commenting system that can further slow my site’s speed.

Nimesh says July 19, 2017

Hey anirudh,
That was great reading.
Can I get your personal email so I can ask more about SEO.
Offcource it’s all up to you.
Drop mail here [email protected]
Thank you!

mrTEE says August 1, 2017

It’s a very interesting system. I’ve heard of it before but have not tried it. I’ll see what happens though. Definitely worth a shot! Thanks for the tip!

Shweta says August 1, 2017

thanks for sharing the worthfull info. i use to comment one liner to get backlink. but now onwards ill be very careful while commenting on disqus blogs..

thanks for sharing dear 🙂

Krish says August 5, 2017

Thanks for the details. I was thinking, Disqus link to their profile.

Thanks for clarifying.

Chhaom says August 6, 2017

Nice post and very informative. I’ve been doubted for a while on Disqus commenting whether it is worth linkbuilding and from you here I gain more knowledge and trick on it too. Thanks a lot.

cynthia says August 27, 2017

thanks for the information,
i thought it wont get the backlink if we using disqus as our comment..seems like its a worth a try even 50/50 chance

Aswanth says September 6, 2017

Thanks for your valuable information and i got some ideas from this article .

Tiff says November 4, 2017

Thanks for clarifying this subject. I’m in the middle of doing backlink outreach and was wondering about Disqus commenting and how useful it would be .

I’m going to try and see my luck.

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