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Responding (Or Not) to Blog Comments

Spin Sucks

During our stay there, we ended up having a conversation about blog comments and replying to them. He figures he’s had his say by doing that and the comments are for everyone else to have their say. Valeria, who is one of the smartest people I know, rarely gets any comments, but her blog is one of the go-tos for nearly everyone in marketing. You see, he writes to write.

A Book Challenge: Why Banned Books Week Matters

Spin Sucks

haven’t been to open house in a few years, but having been the most vocal parent voice in opposition to the school’s handling of a recent book challenge , I felt I had to show up this year. The vibe of a large high school and the caring, articulate faculty members I met almost lulled me into a “maybe I overreacted” state-of-mind about the book challenge. By Paula Kiger. ABSOLUTELY.

How to Write a Business Book Without Losing Your Soul

Spin Sucks

By Jeremy Miller Writing a business book is one of the most rewarding and difficult things you can ever do. But creating that product, that book, can tear the soul from your body—especially if you don’t have a plan. strong plan is your savior when writing a business book. Your Book Proposal is Your Blueprint You can’t build a house without a blueprint.

10 Additional Ideas to Generate Comments and Shares

Spin Sucks

Nearly two months ago, we talked about 10 content ideas that generate comments and shares. Apparently the seventh idea in that blog post (lists) worked because it had 190 comments and a gazillion shares on all of the networks. In the comments, there were a lot of really good additional ideas and I promised to do a second post (maybe the comments here will get us a third post!).

Top 10 Favorite Books of All-Time

Spin Sucks

If you read this on Margie Clayman’s blog, it won’t be new to you so you can either skip to the comments or go on about your day. Last summer I challenged Margie Clayman to write a blog post of her 10 favorite books. Instead of her 10 favorite books , she wrote her favorite genres: Books about Abraham Lincoln, books about the civil war, guilty pleasure books, etc.

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Book Review: The Social Media Strategist

Dave Fleet

” Not words you usually expect to associate with a social media book. For anyone who is looking for a solid primer on social media within corporations, though, those two words perfectly describe Christopher Barger’s book The Social Media Strategist: Build a Successful Program from the Inside Out. This book is focused at more of a strategic and structural level.

Comic: Social Media Strategy From A Book

SocMed Sean

Have experience defining social media business goals? I’d love to hear about them in a comment! Developing a social media strategy isn’t easy, especially with so many channels out there…it sometimes feels like social media overload ! But ignoring social media outright definitely isn’t a good strategy. Cutting corners isn’t a good approach, either. Cheers!

10 Ways Jay Baer’s New Book, Youtility, Will Change Your Life

Waxing UnLyrical

I think I’ve mentioned this before, but I rarely do book reviews. This is because there are a lot of books out there, way more than I have the time to read. So when I do write about a book, your foregone conclusion should be that I like it and I’m going to recommend you buy it. ” And that’s just in the author’s note at the end of the book! 3.

Feature Friday: Why Negative Blog Comments are Important and Wanted

Ari Herzog

Patrick Hanlon discussed the need of defining your brand’s pagans , or nonbelievers, in his book Primal Branding. Sally Hogshead challenged us to provoke a reaction in her latest book Fascinate : The unfortunate reality is that most marketers set out to create messages that offend the fewest people. 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! Features branding commentsBecause we are scared. Yes, I am.

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. Depending on how encouraging the blogger is to foster open discussion, the comments can take the original post in a whole new direction. image: ilmungo.

Book Review Wednesday: Wikibrands: Reinventing your company in.

Akamai Marketing

There are so many layers to this topic that entire (worthy) books have been written on social media philosophy, content creation or audience engagement. With all the dynamics elements to creating a successful social media presence, its sometimes hard to know where to start or even what books are worth the time investment. But before we get started: what exactly is a Wikibrand?

Poke the Box – Book Review

Justin Levy

Seth Godin recently released his new book, Poke the Box (Amazon affiliate link), as part of the Domino Project. As an avid reader of Seth’s, both his books and his blog, I was excited to read it. This is never the case with Seth’s books. At 83 pages with a lot of spacing on the pages, the book is a short, quick read. Book Reviews Reviews

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?

Not a Full-Length Book? Write a Kindle Single Instead

Debbie Weil

I’ve been wrestling with whether the topic of Friending Over 50 (aka baby boomers and social media) is a book idea - or just a fascinating phenomenon (links to Pew Internet report on Older Adults and Social Media ) as well as a great subject for a five-minute Ignite talk. I’ve pretty much decided that it’s not the right idea for a full-length book. At least for me.

5 essential books for geeks…

The Way of the Web

Having seen some recommendations for what Wired considered the essential books for any geek, and found it a bit esoteric in recommending the original Dungeons & Dragons manual, for example, I thought I’d recommend the five books I have read, owned, re-read and recommended on numerous occasions as the core of my own geek libary. It’s not a definitive list, as I’m sure there are some great books I’ve yet to read, and it’s not focused on marketing, because that requires it’s own list. The Hacker Crackdown on Amazon. Code 2.0 on Amazon.

10 Brand New Books That You Should Read

Twist Image

It''s like the brains of the world converged, had a meeting and decided to overwhelm us with a mass amount of brand new books to get our brains frothing. This is, without question, a tough time to figure out which brand new business book you should start with. My Kindle runneth over with books that must be consumed, contemplated and implemented. All of these books have either just come out (in the past month, or so) or will be coming out at any moment. The book will be out on October 1st, 2013 and I am enjoying it immensely. This is Todd Henry''s latest book.

Win a Copy of The Facebook Marketing Book

Ari Herzog

Want to win a free copy of The Facebook Marketing Book , a 262-page softcover guide that provides easy-to-follow advice and illustrations on profiles, groups, pages, applications, advertisements, events, and other Facebook etiquette you need to succeed? If you’re a total newbie to Facebook marketing, any book, (or online resource for that matter) is a great start. The interview.

Your Favourite Social Networks as Comic Book Heroes [infographic]

Mindjumpers

Therefore, if you at some point should have wondered how your favourite social platforms compare to your favourite comic book heroes, you can find the answer below. There’s not much more to say about it than you should check it out, and let me know in the comments what you think about this work. As Freestyle write on their site, they love infographics – and so do we!

Strategy Lessons: The Water Book

Geoff Livingston

A Book of Five Rings , written by Miyamoto Musashi in 1645, is one of the world’s classic sources of strategy. The Water Book is the second primary chapter of the Five Rings, following the Ground Book. This book primarily focuses on the The Five Attitudes and Approaches to strategy; Upper, Middle, Lower, Right Side and Left Side. Strategy Lessons: The Ground Book.

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. get a lot of spam {comments|responses|feedback|remarks}?

25 Secrets – How I Wrote and Marketed a New York Times Best Selling Business Book

Convince & Convert

One of the key theses of my new book Youtility: Why Smart Marketing is About Help not Hype is “radical transparency.” Whether you’re an author or not, there’s lots and lots and lots of tips and ideas in there that I hope you’ll benefit from in your own work. I’d be happy to answer any questions you have in the comments below – like McDonald’s.

Get More Comments: Focus on the First Comment

ProBlogger

That’s when you begin to wonder … why isn’t anybody leaving a comment? There are blogs with readerships in the hundreds of thousands with barely a handful of comments per post. Why don’t people comment? This may come as a bit of a shock if you’ve been navigating the blogosphere for any length of time, but commenting on a blog is not a natural or intuitive behavior. Outside of an extremely small circle of blogosphere denizens, most people are new to blogs, and accustomed to traditional media; television, newspapers, magazines, and books. Or are they?

The Ultimate Guide to Leaving Comments On Blogs

ProBlogger

Benefits of Leaving Comments on Other People’s Blogs. 1. Building your own profile – leaving a comment gets you seen. Leaving a good comment can make people pay attention. 2. Getting to know other bloggers – leaving a comment can often be a great way to get on the radar of another blogger. 4. You never know where a great comment might lead!

Why You Should Write A Book

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There are a lot of books that have already been written about Social Media. It also doesn't matter whether we're talking about Social Media, cooking, history, economics, business, romance, science fiction or even mystery, if you have something to say, and you feel that the medium of a book would act as the ideal platform to get your ideas across, then nothing should stop you. The world doesn't need another Social Media book, but the world desperately needs a new Social Media book by you. imagine how many more books have been published on the topic. ari herzog.

One Last Comment About Blog Comments (Hint: They're Back)

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Sadly, I shut the commenting functionality on this blog down on April 16th of this year. In a strange twist of fate/timing the blog comments being shut off happened in and around the same time that the subject of commenting on blogs re-entered into the social media zeitgeist. Some notable sites had decided to shut their comments down, and allow the discourse to flow wherever it may (on Twitter , Facebook , someone else''s blog, etc.). In a meta-move, I blogged about the entire situation over here: Shutting Down Blog Comments. blog comment. That''s it.

How I Got a Book Deal Through My Travel Blog

ProBlogger

It was from an editor at one of the biggest publishing companies in the world – she’d stumbled across my travel blog and noticed I was working on a book about my adventures; she wanted to know if I could send her a draft of what I’d written so far. As I was battling my way through those early planning stages, a book deal had been the last thing I was looking for.

4 Keys to Turning Negative Commenters Into Brand Advocates

Convince & Convert

Guest post by Chris Book , CEO and co-founder of Chatterplug , a user review and rewards platform. The key to surviving, however, is to embrace these negative comments for what they actually are: golden opportunities. If one of your customers is going to go to such great lengths to give you this negative feedback, whether tweet, Facebook post, comment card or review site, there’s clearly a great deal of emotion in the experience and passion within the individual. social crm chatterplug chris book Guest Posts sCRM social media crisis management social media customer servic

Book Review and Giveaway- The Commitment Engine by John Jantsch

Janet Fouts

More than one of those books that gets you all jacked up and inspired but doesn’t quite give you the tools to move forward, this book delivers real case studies to learn from and a process for planning your own successes. In the book he says “A commitment engine business must always ask ‘How can we make what we give away better than what our competitors charge for?’”

The Other Side Of Comments And Community

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And, in this case, visiting your blog and commenting is what they can do for you." " Gini goes into detail about certain Bloggers who email a personal note of thanks to people who leave a comment on their Blog to others who send handwritten notes to those who leave comments. it's just a comment on a Blog post (it's like using a rocket launcher to get rid of a mosquito or sending a thank you note if someone calls you), but I understand the spirit of the act. What's even more amazing is what comes out in the comment section of Gini's Blog post.

YOU Get a Free Book! And YOU Get a Free Book! How to Use and Make Money Using Facebook Ads

Stay N' Alive

First, for every person that registers for the webinar by end of this Saturday (Mountain time), YOU GET A FREE COPY OF MY MOST RECENT BOOK with Jason Alba and Rachel Melia, "I''m on Facebook--Now What???" Post in the comments of this blog post. Post in the comments on my Facebook posts. I mentioned last week that I was launching a new webinar on Facebook ads. 2nd Edition!

The Social Media Mob Needs to Go

Spin Sucks

The Social Media Mob Jon Ronson has a new book out—” So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed “—and he talked to Sacco during his research. It became a feature piece in  New York Magazine (a brilliant book promotion idea, by-the-way) called, “ How One Stupid Tweet Blew Up Justine Sacco’s Life. Comments NancyDavis Something is up! For more than a year.

Disable Comments for a Better Blog

ProBlogger

Disable comments. In the past, whenever I did I’d usually receive a comment from the other blogger, thanking me for the link. That would be the comment in its entirety: some variation of “Thanks for linking to me.”. These comments and their brethren did nothing to propel the dialogue. The thank-yous were in addition to the comments that said “I agree with that one point you made,” and that perhaps included an anecdote that no one beyond the commenter’s family would ever be interested in. 98.2% of the comments were effectively meaningless.

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How to Build a Community that Thrives

Spin Sucks

The magic happens not when you begin to get comments on your content, but when those people begin talking to one another. In fact, just yesterday I was emailing with a student who said he and his girlfriend are  huge Spin Sucks readers and they met, not in class, but in the comments here. They want to know their comments or content resonates. Comment on and share their content.

Amazing Things Will Happen – Video Book Review

Justin Levy

Chapman  first shared an unedited chapter of  Amazing Things Will Happen  many months ago and explained the concept behind the book, I was really excited for him and knew that this would be bigger than just publishing a new book (which is big in its own right!). This isn’t a marketing book. This isn’t a self-help book, though that is how it’ll get bucketed.

How the P.S. In a Blog Post (And SEO) Landed Me a Book Deal

Viper Chill

This book aims to change that. On the 25th of April I published a blog post on this site that I’m the most proud of, entitled ‘ The Future of Blogging ‘ With almost 400 comments, it’s the 4th most popular post I’ve published, and at over 11,000 words it’s certainly the longest. Actually Writing a Book. The P.S. In a Blog Post. But I said no.

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Book Review: Stand Out Social Marketing

SocialFish

This is the second in a series of posts about social media books, where I invite the author to share something about themselves and why they wrote the book, and what in the book might be of particular interest to association or nonprofit audiences.  . But the key strategic point of this book is that you stand out NOT by shouting louder than everyone else. photo credit ).

Want To Join Seth Godin And Me For A CTRL ALT Delete Book Launch At Google In NYC?

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It''s actually a private book launch party for CTRL ALT Delete. On June 17th, 2013, Google in New York City will be hosting the official book launch for my second business book, CTRL ALT Delete. This is a very private and intimate event for the industry and media (sponsored by Google and my publisher, Grand Central Publishing - Hachette Book Group ) and it is by invitation only. So, here''s what we''re going to do to give these ten slots away: in the comments below, answer this question: what company do you think has made a great reboot and why? business book.

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Eight PR Trends for 2016

Spin Sucks

On the eighth day of Christmas, Spin Sucks gave to you…eight PR trends,  seven PR blogs , six must-watch PR webinars ,  five PR books , four PR podcasts ,  three productivity tools ,  two Spin Sucks Crazy secrets , and the one PR tool you need for 2016. couple of weeks ago, Arik Hanson wrote a blog post called,  Should You Remove the Comments from Your Corporate Blog ? Livestreaming.

37 of My Favourite Blogs, Books and Products

Viper Chill

However, if I just discover one great book, product, or resource from them, then reading the article is invaluable. Everything here is a genuine recommendation, meaning that I actually read all of the blogs, have read all of the books, and use all of the products. SEO Book. He was the author of the highly successful SEO Book (ebook), and now runs a very popular membership site.

The Spin Sucks Scavenger Hunt

Spin Sucks

Spin Sucks (the book) was published just about a year ago and it’s done fairly well. When we were talking internally about doing  a month-long push for book sales, we thought it’d be fun to launch something on my birthday (tomorrow). By the time March 3 arrives, you will have a complete phrase that accompanies the book. You get the package if you buy a book.

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