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Sponsored Comments: Is the Web About to Get Uglier?

Spin Sucks

” The idea was to generate a little awareness and build relationships with journalists and bloggers by commenting on articles where the client had an expertise. Though the idea has evolved to look more like DIY media relations , it still is pretty viable…if you know how to comment well. We evolved as comments became the next big thing. Sponsored Comments?

4 Ways Facebook Instant Articles Will Change Blogging Forever

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Facebook Instant Articles is Facebook’s latest way for you to engage your audience with material you post on your blog. According to Facebook, the over 1,000 publishers who are using Facebook Instant articles are seeing 20% more clicks and 30% more shares. What exactly are Facebook Instant Articles? Interaction was often limited to comments, if that.

Removing Trending Articles From Your Facebook Timeline

SocMed Sean

First, it was adding ads to your timeline , next it was posting articles and updates based on what your friends were doing. Facebook inserts these trending articles to your timeline, presumably because your friends or family are sharing them. Have a better way to do this? I’d love to hear it in a comment! Facebook does it again! For instance, if you use Spotify or Yahoo!

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An Ode to Blog Comment Spam

Adam Sherk

Ever notice how the most flattering blog comments are actually the spam comments? There are the simple, straightforward compliments: And it is hard to argue with this: A pat on the back is always nice too: But I like the longer, dare-I-say philosophical comments best: Bringing someone back from the precipice makes all this worthwhile. Publishing

5 Tips for Posting Pulse Articles on LinkedIn

Geoff Livingston

Instead, the percentage of likes, reshares and comments per view is what triggers a featured article in Pulse. You need people to like, share and comment to achieve the right ratio. I can already see scenarios where people are gaming initial social engagement to trigger featured Pulse articles. 2) Timing Is Important. The relative number of views doesn’t matter.

Blogging Most Certainly Is Not Dead

Spin Sucks

Comments By: madi | Restless Worker by madi | Restless Worker So much food for thought in this post – a whole smorgasbord. Communication Content brian clark chris brogan comments Copyblogger facebook instant articles linkedin pulse medium michael hyatt Social Media ExaminerIt's the same song, different tune. People still want to say blogging is dead, but au contraire!

Why You Write Blog Comments

Ari Herzog

love reading your comments. Your personal brand and your wanting to share that social identity with the world is the primary motivation for you to take time out of your day and write a comment. You want to add your comment to the continuing saga of who you are online. Any social media strategist will tell you that a simple way to get your blog known to other people is by commenting on their blogs. Being active in their communities, linking to their blog articles, and submitting guest articles are great ways to brand yourself. Media comments identity

Why Mashable’s Comment System Fails

Ari Herzog

There is no denial that Mashable articles are trendy and to the point, but so are articles on Techcrunch , ReadWriteWeb , and the Business Insider. Whenever something newsworthy breaks, all four sites (and others) typically fight each other to be the first to publish that article. The sites also fight for the most amount of comments, retweets, and social shares.

55% of Visitors Read Your Articles For 15 Seconds or Less: Why We Should Focus on Attention Not Clicks

Buffer Social

Everywhere you turn, people are trying to share the latest marketing hacks with many of the same points echoed repeatedly. I’m guilty of it myself, and I completely understand why many of us write articles that are a little similar and repetitive. Even if someone clicks on your article, the likelihood of them taking it all in is very slim. The Pay attention to the comments.

To Livefyre and Back Again: Vanilla WordPress Commenting System Returns

Ari Herzog

There are many reasons for the change back to the default, most notably that many long-time commentators had complained about various functions (or lack of functions and didn’t want to wait until future plugin versions included their wish lists). Marking comments as spam, for instance, required multiple clicks instead of one. Prior articles worth reading: When Livefyre Was Installed. reserve the right to return to Livefyre (or any other commenting system) in the future. Any comment with more than two words in the name field will be marked as spam.

No Real Name, No Blog Comment Allowed

Ari Herzog

Riffing behind a commenting layout convention by Matt Cutts, such as his latest blog post when he wrote about giving up news consumption for a month, I’ve decided to require every blog comment here be associated with a real name. If you don’t comment with a real name, your comment will not be published. Discover more articles on new and emerging media.

Why You Should Stop Writing Blog Comments

Ari Herzog

Valeria Maltoni challenges you to comment less and converse more. You don’t get that from commenting alone. This is seen whenever someone adds a new comment and enables you to have a nested back-and-forth conversation with as many people who choose to hit reply. When Brandon Yanofsky replied to Extreme John , he extended John’s comment into a discussion.

Facebook’s New Comment System: All You Wanted to Know

The Marketing Blog

The latest comes in the form of Facebook’s newly launched comments plug-in, a powerful system that is bound to re-define how users comment on Blogs and other social media sites. Let’s look at this all new plug-in and what makes it vastly different from already available commenting systems like Disqus, Intense Debate etc. What’s so Unique about FB Comments?

Reintroducing Blog Comment Moderation

Ari Herzog

It is common for companies (who don’t comprehend a blog comment is akin to having a conversation) to hire people to write manual comments on blogs all over the place in the hope an unsuspecting reader will click to learn more about the company product. In an effort to combat a rise in this manual spam, I am (re)introducing comment moderation which used to be in place here.

The Tragedy Of Comments

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Nick Denton - the founder of Gawker - generated a heap-load of comments the other day when he announced at the South by Southwest conference that the way blog comments are published has failed to boost the quality of public discourse or to enhance the opportunity for collaboration between readers and writers. In the AdWeek news item, Nick Denton on the 'Tragedy of the Comments' , he says: "For every two comments that are interesting, there will be eight that will be off-topic or toxic." Is there an oddball comment that gets through? article.

8 ways to deal with negative comments in online communities

Laurel Papworth

How do you respond to a negative comment in an online community,  on Facebook? Shut the Page down, ban the commenter, suck up to them? Well, every company does it differently, but let’s look at corporate vs personal voice when dealing with negative comments. 1. Ignore the negative social media commenter. Remove the comment, Ban the commenter.

Facebook: editing comments

Sherrilynne Starkie

Did you know that you can edit comments you’ve made on Facebook after you’ve published them?  It works for both personal and business profiles. Just click in the top right corner of your comment, then go down to ‘Edit’   Change your mind again?  Just hit escape and the original comment will stand. Related articles. It’s easy.

The Mila Araujo (@Milaspage) School of Commenting

Geoff Livingston

Confession: I’m an awkward commenter, and struggle with how to best deliver response without becoming overbearing. So I always perk my ears up when I run into a comment marketer who is well liked by their peers, and glean any best practices I can. I met Montreal’s Mila Araujo at the TribeUp in NYC and then again at PodCamp East. GL: What about short comments?

Feature Friday: Why Negative Blog Comments are Important and Wanted

Ari Herzog

The following is a feature article by Jeannie Chan. Having negative comments on your Facebook wall or blog means you’re doing something right! Take those negative comments from your pagans, and address it in a way that talks to your core believers! What can you post today on Facebook, Twitter, a blog’s comment section, etc. Inspire me below… -- Ari Herzog thanks you for reading Feature Friday: Why Negative Blog Comments are Important and Wanted on his blog. Features branding commentsBecause we are scared. Think pop stars and rappers.

10 Dreadful Mistakes that Kill Your Comments

Kikolani

PageRank 5, Alexa rank about 15K and constantly dropping (in case you are not familiar with how Alexa rank works, the lower the number, the better), a wealth of comments on every post. Let’s face it: most commentators on any blog appreciate a high-quality backlink or two – after all, link building is still the cornerstone of top Google rankings. Want some of that? Result?

There’s No Perfect Headline: Why We Need to Write Multiple Headlines for Every Article

Buffer Social

But it also places extra importance on the headlines we choose for our content, as headlines have the power to influence readers  even if they don’t read any more of the article. I don’t believe the perfect headline exists, though. Even with the articles we read online. In the second study , Ecker had people read four articles (two factual, two opinion). What’s

Like, Comment, or Share This

Ari Herzog

For every item posted on Facebook, there are three choices for you to do: like, comment, or share. I am creating a social experiment and starting a new Facebook page called Like, Comment, or Share This. You will see articles, videos, songs, anything that I think you might be inspired to like, comment, or share. It will be a stream of unfiltered things I discover online. Curious? Click here and be a fan. Thanks for reading. Please sign up to receive blog posts by email. Media Facebook

…and Blog Comment Spam Continues

Ari Herzog

With names such as SEO Forum, SEO Outsourcing, and Herbalife, it is pathetic that despite clear instructions that real names are required when adding comments, people continue to leave comments with their company names or other search engine optimized keywords. wonder if these people are following a manual when commenting. Reintroducing Blog Comment Moderation. by Jack.

910 Blog Comments You Wrote Here

Ari Herzog

Old content is especially helpful when one sees lots of comments, tweets, and other social sharing metrics reflecting the value of whatever is written. Here is a short list of some older blog articles that are popular for a reason. 90 is the number of comments about blog lurking , illustrating why you choose not to comment. 75 is the number of comments about the value of writing negatively , which according to Jeannie Chan, speaks volumes about what you think. 68 is the number of comments about Livefyre, the commenting system that arrived here two months ago.

Feature Friday: How to Choose the Best Comment System for Your Blog

Ari Herzog

The following is a feature article by Danny Brown. One of the key goals when I started blogging was to encourage a healthy discussion area in the comments. I’ve always been a firm believer that the real gold to any blog post can (and does) come from the comments left afterward. Native Comments. Easier buy-in for commenters. Third-Party Comment Systems.

Your Right to Comment Here

Ari Herzog

You can say it in the comment section below or you can say it on your own blog. You can visit an internet newspaper and comment there too. wrote on my civic blog that residents have the right to write comments using whatever names they felt most comfortable, and that it is our choice to read and respond to their pseudonymity , regardless of the vitriol therein. On this blog, you are welcome to write a comment using any name you choose. Beyond your name, write whatever sentences you want in your comment. Recent comments Recent comments.

How My Article on Quitting Foursquare Caused a 5500% Spike in Blog Traffic in 1 Day

Ari Herzog

You can see the Foursquare article is responsible for the mountain. Keep in mind that these are overall blog visitors, not specific to the Foursquare article. The article itself, through November 20, received 14,959 total visitors — with 13,748 unique visitors. Talksy shows the comments people wrote in their tweets beside the link that pointed to the article.

Blogging: 5 benefits of commenting on blogs

Absolute PA

Do you comment on blogs? Here are five great reasons why adding comments is good for your social marketing and online profile. Raises your profile – adding interest to someone’s article gets you noticed by other readers and the blog author. They may even leave you a reciprocal comment! Add a genuine comment.

Facebook Announces New, Improved Share and Save Options, Social Plugins

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Facebook announced in a blog post  that it released Save to Facebook and Share to Facebook buttons for Google Chrome; redesigned its social plugin  buttons (like, share, send, follow, recommend, save); and will offer publishers the ability to add like, comment and share buttons to the bottom of Instant Articles  “in the coming weeks.”.

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Dear Blog Comment Spammer: I Think Your Comment Spam Tool is Broken

Bill Hartzer

Dear Blog Comment Spammer, who just left a comment on one of my recent blog posts: I think whatever software tool or script that you are using is broken. Here is a copy of the blog comment spam that you left. more|a lot more} useful than ever before.|. I {couldn’t|could not} {resist|refrain from} commenting. Perhaps|Maybe} you {could|can} write next articles.

Blog Comment Spammer Leaves Comment. Forgets to Spin the Content.

Bill Hartzer

When you have a fairly popular blog, you have to deal with comment spammers. Unfortunately, blog comment spamming still works apparently, or at least the blog spammers haven’t learned that it doesn’t work. Nonetheless, I’m still amazed at some of the comments left on the blog. Occasionally I get some really funny blog comments. Do {you have|you’ve} any?

Putting the Art in Article, Part II: IntermediART to Advanced SmARTy Pants

Waxing UnLyrical

Great visuals can enhance your articles. They work well as stand-alone web content or even as an additional outline of a full length article. Are you using art to enhance your articles? Please share in the comments below. Putting the Art in Article, Part II: IntermediART to Advanced SmARTy Pants is a post from: Waxing UnLyrical. Guest Post by Alicia Lawrence.

Putting the Art in Article, Part I: Beginner Thou ART, Teach I Shall

Waxing UnLyrical

Below I’ve collected a list of tools to help you put the “art” in your article. I’ve separated the list into a “pyramid” based on your expertise. With the amount of free content creator tools on the web, there is no reason why you should not be putting images in your blog posts, articles, news releases or any other web content. Guest Post by Alicia Lawrence. Stop making excuses.

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Comments As Content

Diva Marketing Blog

Drop a comment on a blog post or Facebook stat, respond to a tweet or perhaps add your opinion to a LinkedIn discussion. . In fact, sometimes comments can even be pulled into a blog post. My Comment. When he came across articles he mails links. Next time you drop a comment think. Call it repurposed content. Here are two examples. . LInkedIn Discussion. He agreed.

A Commenting System to Rule them All: Why Choosing the Right Comment System can Make or Break your Blog

ProBlogger

That’s where comments come in. Although we often take comments for granted as a feature that is generally present at the bottom of most articles and blog posts, considering what a powerful tool it is for UGC ( User Generated Content ), it’s important for online publishers, community managers and everyone else to invest in the right comment system to maximize its full potential.

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How I Organize Google Reader for Blog Commenting

Kikolani

And one thing I discovered very quickly about the photo community is if you want comments, you better start giving comments first. started out on sites by photo bloggers I met at a photowalk in downtown Phoenix and branched out from there with people in their comments and on their blogrolls. Google Reader & Blog Commenting. Please share them in the comments!

Article Distribution Sites with a PR 3 or Higher | Freelance.

Freelance Social Media

Social Links Freelance Social Media Social Media Tips and Marketing Blog Home About Contact Subscribe Article Distribution Sites with a PR 3 or Higher by cinta5 on April 23, 2009 Distributing articles can help build links to your website.  If you have any to suggest that meets this criteria, leave a comment. SalviaFan Land rover I was wondering whether posting one article on the entire list will result to duplicate content problem. have an article I want to submit but worried about the consequences. source47 This is a great list of article directory sites!

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