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We've come a long way - Disqus is Now as big as Youtube

Stay N' Alive

It seems like just yesterday that Robert Scoble invited me to go with him to visit Disqus Headquarters with their founders Daniel Ha and Jason Yan out at their new offices in San Francisco. Just today, Disqus announced 1 billion monthly unique visitors -- yes, that''s as big as Youtube! The cool thing about Disqus is they''re a social network of blogs and blog readers.

Sponsored Comments: Is the Web About to Get Uglier?

Spin Sucks

Back then, we did things such as leave the comment and then all of our contact information at the end: Gini Dietrich, CEO, Arment Dietrich, [link] Of course, commenting systems such as Livefyre and Disqus and a Gravatar rendered that unnecessary as that information is automatically collected and people can find you fairly easy with a few clicks of a button. Comment on other blogs.

Shutting Down Blog Comments

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I think that I provoked the blog comment Gods today. Sorry about this, but the ability to comment on blog posts here at Six Pixels of Separation has been disabled. As you may (or may not) know, I have been blogging for over a decade. The blogging platform used here is not WordPress (we''re on MovableType because WordPress didn''t even exist back then). With that, we have been using the blog comment capabilities of MovableType since the beginning. Like I said, I think I was tempting the blog comment deities after my chat with Gini. I''m sorry. blogging.

22 Exceptional Business Blogging Guides, Tips & Tactics

Webbiquity SMM

A well-written and consistently updates business blog is a vital core element of a successful content marketing program. As noted below, blogs are among the most effective tools for increasing website traffic, generating leads, and acquiring customers. Yet blogging requires considerably less expense and effort than other top marketing tactics like live events, webinars, and video.

5 Easy Steps to Install the Disqus Commenting System on a Google Blogger Blog

Ari Herzog

I adore the ease of creating a blog with Google’s Blogger (or Blogspot) platform — which AriWriter once was before migrating to WordPress in the fall of 2008 — but the commenting system is not user friendly. Enter Disqus. While I’m not a fan of Disqus on WordPress blogs, I welcome them on Blogspot blogs. In this case, you want Blogger. 5.

TOP 15 Augmented Reality Blogs

Social Media Citizens

Home Content RSS Log in Social Media Citizens Home Case Studies Reports SMC List TOP Lists Video Consulting Portfolio TOP 15 Augmented Reality Blogs February 26th, 2010 by Giedrius Ivanauskas Leave a reply » Share I’ve just created a new tab in my RSS reader solely dedicated to Augmented Reality. RobertRice I'd suggest [link] (Tish Shute) and my own blog [link] as well.

5 Painless Ways to Get Maximum Blog Comment Love

Shift Digital

Publishing your blog is no easy feat. Any serious blogger will tell you that the secret to a successful blog includes consistency , dedication , and inspiration.  My favorite blogs also feature one more magic ingredient: a loyal fellowship of readers that love to comment. Here are 5 painless ways to get maximum blog comment love: 1.) Be opinionated and controversial.

7 Deadly Blog Writing Sins

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Blogging , Marketing > 7 Deadly Blog Writing Sins 7 Deadly Blog Writing Sins by Tamar Weinberg on July 15, 2010 Share This is a guest post by Frank Lee. These days, many people have started a blog for hobby or business. Your blog has to be excellent. Slow down!

The Top 10 Lessons I Have Learned In My First Blogging Year

Spin Sucks

Tony Hastings is the man behind the Top 10 Blog. just noticed I have been running The Top 10 Blog for almost 12 months so what a good time to review, and share, the main lessons I’ve learned. I am not, by any stretch of the imagination, a technical expert so, while I know that there are many excellent blog advice articles out there, I hope that you may benefit from this simple common sense approach. Just Get Stuck In: I  must have spent months trying to decide what to blog about before I actually got going. Why is nobody looking at my blog? Nobody cares!

How To Measure Blog Conversion

socialmouths.com

SocialMouths personal branding | social media | blog design Home Who is This Dude? Hire Me Contact Me 25,000+ Readers Twitter Facebook RSS How To Measure Blog Conversion Blog traffic, content engagement, online community, social proof, all key aspects of blog marketing. Either way, you need to have a way of measuring and visualizing your blog’s performance.

Herding Comments In The Digital Wind

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Chris Brogan decided to turn off the comments on his blog yesterday. In his blog post, cutely titled: Turning Off Comments and Why We Will All Be Okay , he lists the reasons as: Comments are everywhere. Because of this, community members are simply writing their own blog posts, responding in podcasts, creating video responses on YouTube and more. In short, we''re not just adding our opinions in a comment section on a blog, but we''re creating an entirely new piece of content (like this blog post). Blog comment spam is brutal. blog comments.

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

Ari Herzog

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. Because a vanilla comment system is integrated, it’s part of your blog design’s file base. Ways To Foster It On Your Blog. image: ilmungo.

How Not to Add a Comment Right Now: Install Disqus, Intense Debate, Echo, or LiveFyre

Ari Herzog

Asked to add a comment quickly on a blog such as this with the built-in WordPress commenting system, you can easily step up to the opportunity. Tough luck if you try commenting on blog with a third-party comment system. applaud Marian Schembari for sharing why commenting is best with Disqus , Zac Johnson for explaining why Intense Debate commenting is the best , Guy Kawasaki for showing why the Echo commenting system is for you (formerly called JS-Kit), and Danny Brown for opining why LiveFyre commenting is better than the rest. You submit your comment and voila!

The Ultimate Guide to Leaving Comments On Blogs

ProBlogger

In fact this advice is Day 20 in our 31 Days to Build a Better Blog workbook. Benefits of Leaving Comments on Other People’s Blogs. 1. Driving traffic to your blog – as a result of your engagement, you will often get people checking out your blog. 5. Problem with Leaving Comments on Other People’s Blogs. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger.

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22 Social Media Marketing Management Software & Services Reviewed - Online Marketing Blog

www.toprankblog.com

Objective Marketer - Offers social media marketing and analytics with integrated campaign management (Twitter, Blogs, Facebook, YouTube), multi-channel execution, engagement reports and user management. Social Media Marketing is no different. Includes multiple account and platform support, social CRM and ecommerce for Facebook, email marketing and mobile features.

HOW TO: Move a WordPress blog from one domain to another

Josh S Peters

Shuaism is now JoshSPeters  and I’m going to kick it off with a post about the 5 step process of moving your WordPress blog from one domain to another. 1. Export and Import Your Blog Content. 4. If you previously didn’t have a GWT account add your old blog to it because you’re going to need it later. Export and Import Your Blog Content. Prep Work. 2.

5 Steps To A Professional Grade Blog On A Budget

Jason Yormark

The great news is that these days, even a great looking, unique blog doesn’t have to come with a hefty price tag. Here are the 5 steps you can take today and have your professional grade blog up and running and ready to rock today. 1. It’s a one button install, and once this is complete, you will be given the log in info to access your fresh new blog. Secure your domain name.

Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

Convince & Convert

Blog Comments (The blog is on WordPress) Disqus This is what I use to manage comments here at Convince & Convert. There are some elements of Disqus I don’t like, especially that it doesn’t always play nice with other plug-ins, but it does make commenting easier and faster for most of you who already have a Disqus account. I’ve seen my average number of comments increase since I moved to Disqus. ChatCatcher This is a nice little tool that finds Tweets about your blog posts, and automatically adds them as comments. Smart.

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

ProBlogger

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. Disqus. Disqus platform.

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Why Livefyre Is The Best Blog Comment System Evah

Waxing UnLyrical

This is part of the Blogging for Grasshoppers series. If you publish a blog, there are three things I want to tell you today. I’ll give you the short version, and then the long version. If not, here’s the long version. I’m not one to get overly excited by blog comment systems, but this one has me blown away. Short version. 1. think you should go grab it. 3.

Social Media Friendly Blogging

Jason Yormark

jasonyormark.com Home About Me My Videos My Resume Contact Me Browse > Home / Blogging , Social Media / Social Media Friendly Blogging | Subcribe via RSS Social Media Friendly Blogging February 25th, 2010 Posted in Blogging , Social Media Tweet Share Over the past year I’ve learned quite a bit about building traffic and driving awareness of my personal blog.  I haven’t done very well from a search perspective.  The following are the steps I’ve taken that I use and have found success in using social media to drive traffic to my blog.

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Social Media Friendly Blogging

Jason Yormark

jasonyormark.com Home About Me My Videos My Resume Contact Me Browse > Home / Blogging , Social Media / Social Media Friendly Blogging | Subcribe via RSS Social Media Friendly Blogging February 25th, 2010 Posted in Blogging , Social Media Tweet Share Over the past year I’ve learned quite a bit about building traffic and driving awareness of my personal blog.  I haven’t done very well from a search perspective.  The following are the steps I’ve taken that I use and have found success in using social media to drive traffic to my blog.

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11 Characteristics of Highly Influential Blog(ger)s

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Blogging , Marketing > 11 Characteristics of Highly Influential Blog(ger)s 11 Characteristics of Highly Influential Blog(ger)s by Tamar Weinberg on February 23, 2010 Share A few weeks ago, I posted about the seven characteristics of highly effective online video. Read a lot.

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Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

Convince & Convert

Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search Develop a Social Media Strategy in 7 Steps August 20th, 2009 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Join me and 21 other speakers for Facebook Success Summit 2010, a Webinar series with everything you need to know about Facebook for business. Then this is the blog post for you.

Keep Your New Year’s Resolution: Set up a Social, Search-optimized WordPress Blog … Today

ProBlogger

Recently ProBlogger discussed how to brand your blog , how to find your voice , and how to build your authority. These articles are powerful, but often I find myself speaking with people who don’t have a blog yet, or are using Blogger or custom made, cumbersome platforms. Just If one of your New Year’s Resolutions was to improve your blogging presence—or start a new one—read on!

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Non-Facebook Users: Please Comment Here

Ari Herzog

Across the blogosphere, Danny Brown wrote in September why he installed Lifefyre as a commenting system — and he wrote a month later why Disqus was installed to replace Livefyre. His readers preferred Disqus. I’ve asked you before which commenting system you prefer best. To the non-Facebook users who read my blog, is the commenting system so important to you? Sorry.

Theme Week: You’ve Got Readers To Your Blog – This is How You Keep Them There

ProBlogger

And while we’ve chatted this week about sharing your posts on social media for the best effect, and how to repurpose your conten t so even more eyes see it – it’s time now to talk about keeping those visitors on your blog once they get there, interacting with your content, and engaging with you. If there’s someone else’s blog post you can highlight – even better.

Why Mashable’s Comment System Fails

Ari Herzog

With the launch of Mashable Follow , the site sets itself apart from its competition — and pretty much every other blog out there — by requiring registration. Comparing the commenting abilities on Disqus vs the new Mashable Follow system, founder Pete Cashmore explains : The benefits of the new comments system are: 1. How to Enhance Your Blog Comment: Get a Gravatar.

Analysis of Five Top Blogs and What You Can Learn from Them

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

discovered many of them tend to quit, lose hope, or even become less dedicated to their blogs when it seems they are not seeing any result for a period of time. In blogging, however, we all know that there is nothing like overnight success and you will only get what you put into it. You will notice that all these blogs did not just start yesterday or even last year. Clearly!

Analyzing Blog Visits Since Livefyre Came

Ari Herzog

More than two months since Livefyre launched on this blog and replaced the vanilla WordPress commenting system with a more social interface, metrics indicate the number of visitors has essentially remained the same — but the average time you spent on this blog has drastically decreased. If you are inspired to add a comment with your thoughts, please visit Analyzing Blog Visits Since Livefyre Came in your browser. How Not to Add a Comment Right Now: Install Disqus, Intense Debate, Echo, or LiveFyre. Livefyre is to blame for less comments. Add a comment below.

Moderating Blog Comments

Spin Sucks

As you know, my top 10 blog posts I read on vacation on Monday included Shel Holtz’s blog about moderating comments. Sneak peak: Joe and I disagree about moderating blog comments. We all have different strategies for our blogs. Have guidelines on your blog that state you will delete comments that appear libelous to you. vehemently disagree! Come on.

Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

Convince & Convert

Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search 5 Step Process for Social Media Success September 15th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Social media makes big companies feel small again, and gives small companies a natural advantage because they are closer to their customers. From quirky to board room “boring.&#

Reviewing 30 Days of Livefyre Activity

Ari Herzog

Reviewing blog analytics since July 25 when Livefyre was installed here , you will notice a steady count of visitors. It is notable that frequent commentators prior to July 25 are no longer here — but that may also be due to my commenting on their blogs less. Related articles you may enjoy: How Not to Add a Comment Right Now: Install Disqus, Intense Debate, Echo, or LiveFyre. Blog Commenters: Question For You. Blog News commentsWeekly visitor metrics from every Monday elaborate: June 20: 408. June 27: 516. July 4: 338. July 11: 430. July 18: 429.

To Livefyre and Back Again: Vanilla WordPress Commenting System Returns

Ari Herzog

The company’s customer service team is top notch and the Livefyre system does allow for robust interactions among people commenting — but while it may work well for some blogs, my presumption is now is not the best time to continue with it. Learn how CommentLuv promotes your blog when you comment. Related articles you may enjoy: How Not to Add a Comment Right Now: Install Disqus, Intense Debate, Echo, or LiveFyre. Ranting Why WordPress.com and Disqus Commenting Systems Annoy Me. Blog News comments plugins WordpressReviewing 30 Days of Livefyre.

40 Social Media Blogs You Should Be Reading

Pamorama

pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact 40 Social Media Blogs You Should Be Reading by Pam Dyer on December 16, 2009 Share If you’re reading this blog ( thank you! ), you probably agree that social media is valuable. Some offer advice about how to leverage social media to your advantage, while others keep you current on the latest trends. I’ve included an excerpt from each blog’s About page to give you some idea about what each one covers. All Facebook : AllFacebook.com is a blog that was started by Nick O’Neill. Blonde 2.0′s

18 WordPress Social Media Plugins to Live By

Sprout Social

This is very ideal for those wanting to give their readers a way to highlight parts of a blog post. The same applies to your blog posts when people have questions or comments. Additionally, you can get email notifications each time someone comments on your blog posts. Disqus. Again, we couldn’t mention Livefyre without Disqus for the best commenting plugin.

Would You Add Google+ To Your Blog Comments?

Small Business Mavericks

How many different blog comment applications are out there? If you are a WordPress user, then you know you don’t need to add a plug-in or application to encourage comments on your blog. However, you can add comment management services like Disqus or CommentLuv. But what if Google+ had a blog comment system? Let me tell you why you should consider it: A blog comment system owned by Google would be SEO gold. Comments from Google’s blog comment system would be given preferential treatment in the search engines. WordPress has its own.