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Disqus vs Prerender: What are the differences?

Developers describe Disqus as "Elevating the discussion, anywhere on the web". Disqus looks to make it very easy and rewarding for people to interact on websites using its system. Commenters can build reputation and carry their contributions from one website to the next. On the other hand, Prerender is detailed as "Allow your javascript apps to be crawled perfectly by search engines. Works for AngularJS, BackboneJS, EmberJS and more". Search engines and social networks are always trying to crawl your pages, but they only see the javascript tags...We render your javascript in a browser, save the static HTML, and you return that to the crawlers!.

Disqus and Prerender are primarily classified as "Commenting Service" and "SEO for Javascript" tools respectively.

Some of the features offered by Disqus are:

  • Clean & Intuitive- We designed the platform to be clutter-free, which keeps people's eyes focused on the discussion itself.
  • Fully real-time Live discussions- Discussions unfold in real-time. Comments stream as they are posted and user activity indicates life on your website.
  • Activity indicators- Indicators make it easier for people to notice, see, and interact with new content and activity as it happens.

On the other hand, Prerender provides the following key features:

  • Open Source
  • Perfect Cache
  • Blazing Fast

Prerender is an open source tool with 5.19K GitHub stars and 767 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Prerender's open source repository on GitHub.

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Pros of Disqus
Pros of Prerender
  • 141
    Ease of use
  • 116
    Free
  • 62
    Great ui
  • 45
    Sign-up not required
  • 40
    Wordpress integration
  • 26
    Replies
  • 18
    Up votes
  • 8
    Threaded discussion
  • 6
    Easy ghost integration
  • 4
    Tumblr Integration
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    Cons of Disqus
    Cons of Prerender
    • 4
      Ads
    • 1
      Poor support
    • 1
      Bugs with migration tool
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      What is Disqus?

      Disqus looks to make it very easy and rewarding for people to interact on websites using its system. Commenters can build reputation and carry their contributions from one website to the next.

      What is Prerender?

      Search engines and social networks are always trying to crawl your pages, but they only see the javascript tags...We render your javascript in a browser, save the static HTML, and you return that to the crawlers!

      Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

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