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  • ONLINE COMMUNITY STRATEGIST  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2009
    [Comments] Why did you post that comment?
    Online Community Strategist Angela Connor on Growing Successful Online Communities Home About Angela Contact Popular Speaking Media Press Tips Subscribe to feed Why did you post that comment? September 19, 2009 in comments , online communities | Tags: news comments , online news comments , story comments , terms of service This is the question I wanted to ask the woman who called asking me to remove a comment, actually several comments, she’d posted on a news story. The call comes first if the comment is particularly troublesome.
  • BRASS TACK THINKING  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2012
    [Comments] Setting Comments Adrift: Impact Can Be Silent
    The holy grail of blog success was often thought to be comments. Comments were enthusiastic and abundant. thoughtful comment, question or contribution is always welcome, and is still a cornerstone of many a blog, including this one. still delight in the brilliant contributions and banter of readers old and new (even if I’m sometimes lousy at responding to comments). Blogging Writing & Language blog commentsThe web changes. The way people behave on the web changes, the way it affects them and motivates them changes too. Now it’s not so simple.
  • SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014
    [Comments] The Importance of Comments
    How many of the blogs that you read do you comment on? How different do you think the blogs you read would be if there were no comments? Or if people did comment? If you can have a business blog that people read and comment on, you have a real-time focus group. If you answer the comments quickly, a conversation happens. People who read that conversation feel attached to your business because they got interested in your story, and that story is being told in the dialog of the comment section. Blogging for Small Business blogging comments marketing
  • DEVUMI  |  FRIDAY, JULY 31, 2015
    [Comments] Can you Buy YouTube Comments to Build a Better Channel?
    There’s no question that you can buy YouTube comments, we offer this service at Devumi, but what are you really getting with those comments? A few messages from random people can’t possibly help …or can it? The post Can you Buy YouTube Comments to Build a Better Channel? Something that so many YouTube marketers forget about YouTube is that it isn’t just a video marketing platform, it’s […]. appeared first on Devumi. YouTube social media marketing video marketing youtube for small business youtube marketing youtube strategy
  • IMAGINE YOUR REALITY  |  MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2011
    [Comments] Why you should “like” comments on your Facebook page
    Whenever I get a comment on one of my Facebook business page posts, I like it. This is a practice I’ve only recently implemented, in part because of continuing to think about the value of a like on Facebook. I’ve realized that one of the ways I can improve interaction on my business page and improve the value of a like is to like the comments that people write in response to my posts. By liking their comments I am acknowledging their effort and telling them I want more interaction. I’m also rewarding them, in a way and people like being rewarded.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2012
    [Comments] Blog Mastery Weekend Assignment #9 – Commenting Mistakes That Make You Look Like a Schmuck
    H ow are you using comments to attract readers to your blog? If you aren’t commenting, then create a plan this weekend to get started. Comments, by far, are the easiest and cheapest way to build a reputation and attract readers to your blog. You see, comments are a two way street. After reviewing over 4,800 comments on Pushing Social, I’ve developed a pretty sensitive ear for bullsh*t artists and attention moochers.  On the other end, there are some excellent bloggers who make little mistakes that kill their reputation and test the “host’s” patience. wink}.
  • JEFF KORHAN  |  MONDAY, JUNE 28, 2010
    [Comments] 10 Blog Commenting Strategies
    Jeff Korhan - New Media and Small Business Marketing Home About Me Working With Me Speaking Favorites Trends Subscribe « Personalize Your Small Business Marketing | Main | Facebook Tips for Better Engagement » June 28, 2010 10 Blog Commenting Strategies Here are 10 simple strategies that may help you to reach out and release your commenting genius.    Commenting doesn't get any easier than this! 2.   Nothing makes us feel better than appreciative comments. 4. The magic commenting box below is a snap to use.    1.
  • QUICK ONLINE TIPS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 2014
    [Comments] How to Add Popup Comments in WordPress Posts
    Its easy to add popup WordPress comments to your WordPress theme, but as you might have observed that by default the WordPress comments are loaded on the same page. Several years ago, popup comments were popular. Read more Read full original article at How to Add Popup Comments in WordPress Posts ©2014 QuickOnlineTips. remember how my. All Rights Reserved. Blogging Tutorials WordPress
  • BILL HARTZER  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2015
    [Comments] Matt Cutts Comments on My April Fool’s Prank
    show with Leo Laporte and Jeff Jarvis, Matt Cutts commented my our April Fool’s prank. I’ve edited the video to pull out Matt Cutts’ comments so you don’t to have to listen to the whole entire hour-long show. Here are Matt Cutts’ comments: Leo Laporte : I was really disheartened that a couple of weeks ago that you left Google. The post Matt Cutts Comments on My April Fool’s Prank appeared first on Bill Hartzer. So much so that we had trouble keeping the website up and running that weekend. You are still on hiatus, right?
  • ACIDLABS  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 16, 2009
    [Comments] Four rules for great blog comments
    Four rules for great blog comments August 17, 2009 in posts During Twitter’s # blogchat today, Mack Collier dropped the following idea in: There’s a good post for someone, a post on what IS a good comment & where the ‘spam’ line is & how to cross it in comments #blogchat Given I’m the sort that keeps this sort of idea floating around in my head for just such an occasion, I offered to take up the task. comment on blogs all over the Web, and I try to follow these simple rules. Collaboration. Community. It’s karma, baby!
  • QUICK ONLINE TIPS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012
    [Comments] How to Stop Akismet from Auto-Deleting Comments
    Home > Blogging > Tutorials > WordPress Did you know that Akismet can auto-delete valid comments, which it considers as spam, and WordPress admins might never even get to review them in the spam comments queue! But I am sure that as an old time WordPress blogger you always thought that Akismet (the superpowerful WordPress anti-spam comment plugin) would send ALL spam comments to the spam comments queue, which would always give you a chance to moderate and choose valid comments to approve. Should you allow Akismet to auto delete comments?
  • SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2011
    [Comments] Why You Shouldn’t Delete Negative Comments
    You let that comment fly and it’s too late. Whether on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, or your local forum, don’t delete the negative comments. They see your profile and dig in a little deep only to find that you’ve deleted comments. And you can’t escape the fact that the comments have already been seen by some of your friends, fans, and followers. So if you don’t delete the comments, what should you do? Social Media comments negativityHave you ever had one of those days? Then … there it goes. What do you do?
  • STAY N' ALIVE  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, 2011
    [Comments] Facebook Quietly Launching Friendfeed-like Live Commenting
    One of those features was live, real-time commenting, where the comments appeared before your eyes without having to refresh the Page. The live commenting, I’ve found, increases the engagement within the conversation because one isn’t stuck waiting for an email or Facebook notification notifying them to refresh the Page and find the conversation again to continue commenting. The conversation just naturally flows, making conversation much easier. Facebook seems to have launched this tonight, as I don’t remember seeing it before on the main News Feed.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2015
    [Comments] 6 Tips for “Civilizing” Your Comments Section
    The ability for people to leave comments and get replies from the author is precisely why blogs won out over static websites. It’s also why everyone from mainstream newspapers to the small corner store uses some form of website that allows comments.  T. While the social angle of a comments section can be great to draw a crowd, there’s the slight problem of the anonymity the internet provides. Are we stuck dealing with people’s darker sides or can we find a way to all just get along? 1 ) Write a Comment Policy. This ties in with having a comment policy.
  • KIKOLANI  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2011
    [Comments] CommentLuv 2.9 – Guide for Blog Owners & Commenters
    This guide will cover what is new for both blog owners and blog commenters alike as well as how to install and configure this plugin on your WordPress blog. CommentLuv is a plugin that allows commenters to leave a link to their latest post behind with their comment. For example, Extreme John left behind this comment and CommentLuv link on yesterday’s guest post. Installing CommentLuv on your blog will allow commenters to leave behind a link to their latest blog post with their comment. Benefits for Blog Commenters. for Commenters.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 9, 2013
    [Comments] What's The Point In Commenting On Blogs?
    What is the true value of a comment on a blog? Eventually, additional features like the ability for a reader to comment on a post and the introduction of RSS (a syndication feature that would notify readers by email or web-based readers when the blogger updated or published to the blog) helped to propel the platform to the mainstream. To this date, there is a constant slew of criticism and discourse on the importance of comments. Schaefer ) who spend a lot of time playing in the comments. personal story: often when people leave a comment on my blog, I do not respond.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2010
    [Comments] How to Get Noticed with Smart Comments
    I used to comment on other blogs for the SEO benefit.  Although there is a push to offer SEO-Friendly backlinks (via CommentLuv ), Google is now giving less weight to comment links. That’s all right because I’ve been clued into the real reason to comment on blogs – getting noticed and making connections with influencers in your niche. No One Ignores Comments. read every single comment. So does most bloggers.  If you leave a comment, it’s very, very likely that it will get read. But all comments are not created equal.  Write more. Be Specific.
  • DANNY BROWN  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2010
    [Comments] How a Q&A Session Saw Livefyre Change the Game for Blog Comment Systems
    Using the Livefyre comments system as the platform, and the always awesome David Siteman Garland as the sacrificial guinea pig (or bunny!), I carried out an experiment on where I see the true strength of blogs – the comment section. Because Livefyre is a real-time comments system, it’s more like a chat function as opposed to your standard comment options (whether core comments or other third-party systems). You get live updates, new comment alerts, real-time chat functions and much more. Think of it as comments on steroids (thanks, Philip!).
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2011
    [Comments] Why Livefyre Is The Best Blog Comment System Evah
    think Livefyre, the comment system that has been implemented on WUL for just under two months , is da bomb. 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. in my opinion, than other comment systems that allow you to post your comments to, say, Facebook or Twitter? It’s the fact that you can do this while you’re commenting, and not after the fact. Like this (except that Joe Fernandez didn’t bite, in this case): Once my comment is posted. Just genius.
  • ONLINE COMMUNITY STRATEGIST  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2014
    [Comments] Be tactful when responding to comments
    ” It’s one of the best pieces of advice I can give for responding to comments. If you or the brand, company or organization you represent have been criticized or faced with derogatory comments that are meant to provoke, try writing something like: “Thanks for sharing your perspective,” or “We appreciate the time you took to share your thoughts.” The post Be tactful when responding to comments appeared first on Angela Connor. community management comments responding to comments Try it. And let me know if it works.
  • ABSOLUTE PA  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 2011
    [Comments] Blogging: 5 benefits of commenting on blogs
    Do you comment on blogs? Here are five great reasons why adding comments is good for your social marketing and online profile. Drives traffic to your own blog – it can drive more visits as other readers, commentators and the blog author will want to learn more about you. They may even leave you a reciprocal comment! Add a genuine comment. Get a Gravatar ( Gravatar.com ) so a picture of you (instead of a grey head outline) will be shown with your comment. After you’ve added your comment, share on social networks.
  • THE MARKETING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 6, 2011
    [Comments] Facebook’s New Comment System: All You Wanted to Know
    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. The comments box can be installed on any third party website where an interaction like comments is functional. You can grab the code for comments box from Facebook’s social plugin section here. Administration Options for Comments.
  • T2 SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, JULY 13, 2015
    [Comments] When Should You Address Negative Comments on Social Media?
    When should negative comments on social media be addressed, and how? I was recently speaking at a conference in Las Vegas, and a particular question kept popping up: “How and when should I deal with negative comments on social media?” The most common answer is that every brand needs to deal with every negative comment that arises for fear that a single unaddressed issue will sink a company. Negative comments and remarks on social channels can be fairly tricky. There are two things you want to consider when it comes to handling negative comments.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014
    [Comments] Shutting Down Blog Comments
    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. With that, we have been using the blog comment capabilities of MovableType since the beginning. Don''t get me wrong, it still catches way more pieces of spammy blog comments than the ones that go live and, every day or so, I would hop on to the backend and simply delete the ones that made it through. Like I said, I think I was tempting the blog comment deities after my chat with Gini. I''m sorry.
  • SIMON MAINWARING  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 30, 2013
    [Comments] How One Comment on a Blog Post Saved a Child’s Life
    All you have to do is make a comment on one of the 31 blog posts written by guest writers to unlock a donation that will purchase a life-saving vaccine for children around the world who need it most. Nothing could be simpler than taking a few moments to read a post and then to simply write a few lines of comment of about what you enjoyed or what you learned. So I invite the We First community to take the time and click here and comment on one of the blog posts. Make sure you end August by taking just a few minutes to read any one of these 31 articles and to leave a comment.
  • QUICK ONLINE TIPS  |  MONDAY, JUNE 2, 2014
    [Comments] How to Add ‘Edit All Comments’ Link to WordPress Posts
    How do you edit all 100 comments on your WordPress posts? Probably you go to the WordPress Admin to find the post, then see the number of comments beside the post, then click it to see the screen to edit all. Read more Read full original article at How to Add ‘Edit All Comments’ Link to WordPress Posts ©2014 QuickOnlineTips. All Rights Reserved. Blogging WordPress
  • INBLURBS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 20, 2011
    [Comments] 7 Ways how to empower your social networking with blog commenting
    But, leaving a comment on a blog is a very effective way to get traffic and you can say that it is very useful for an inbound marketing because a business leads quickly with the help of blog commenting. There are so many business blogs that are very famous, so you can comment on those so that you can get more traffic to your business blog as well as company website. 2. Be regular in reading and commenting. We must spend at least one hour in leaving comments on corporate as well as business blogs. 3. It will make them paying more attention to our comments. 5.
  • KIKOLANI  |  SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2011
    [Comments] How I Organize Google Reader for Blog Commenting
    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. Once I started interacting, I saw my own comment numbers start moving in the right direction as well. And naturally, after I organized my photo blogs, the next step was to organize the rest of the blogs I wanted to comment on. Google Reader & Blog Commenting.
  • SCOTT GOULD  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2010
    [Comments] Slides: The Friend’s Thoughts On Consistently Getting A Dozen Comments
    We had a discussion the other week about consistently getting a dozen comments per post, which I used to form a talk I gave at London Blog Club this week. Slides: The Friend’s Thoughts On Consistently Getting A Dozen Comments. Tags: Blogging Social Media blogging comments value These are the slides that I put together to help get the points across. Enjoy – you co-created them! Your Leading Thoughts. What is the number one thing that you get out of this presentation? This thought comes from Scott Gould and Friends. Scott is also on Twitter and Facebook.
  • GET SOCIAL PR  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2013
    [Comments] Learn to Write Social Media Policy for Negative Comments
    TweetRecently a friend of mine posted a great question on Facebook about the act of a business deleting social media negative comments from its fan page. Here’s the question: Should businesses EVER delete negative comments about themselves on Facebook, or should they engage customer service issues in the public forum? How-To Opinion Applebee's Conversation Engage Customers Facebook Learn How To Write Learn To Write Media Comments Negative Negative Comments Protect Your Business Social MediaYou Read the Rest.
  • SCOTT GOULD  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2011
    [Comments] What you learn in 4000 comments
    Today we hit 4000 comments exactly. only mention it because I’ve never noticed it being dead on a thousand before, but it got me thinking about what I’ve learned from 4000 comments: That the Friends who comment here are like a family to me; that even though people may be thousands of miles apart with no knowledge of each other, if you give people room and allow them to shine with the light that is often brighter than your own expertise, then like minds will always come together. What you learn in 4000 comments. Thank you all, Scott. Community
  • ARI HERZOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, 2014
    [Comments] Rethinking Blog Comments Again
    If you look at every blog post I wrote in 2014 in reverse chronological order from yesterday’s post rationalizing why I tweet to my first post on branding , the above numeric series indicates how many comments people wrote on each post. This includes my comments, too. Why do I allow people to comment if few do? If you start at the beginning of the series (on the left) and skip over the 3, 0, and 1, the next three posts have zero comments. The first no-comment post (on naming your blog ) saw 8 shares on Twitter, 1 share on Facebook, and 2 shares on LinkedIn.
  • DANNY BROWN  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2010
    [Comments] My Comment Policy - Danny Brown
    Home About Me Charities 12for12k Kiva Work With Me About This Blog Disclosure Comment Policy Headway Archives Contact Me Great Blogs My Comment Policy September 2, 2010 25 voices share yours! Share 1 save One of the things I’ve been considering for a while is having an official comment policy. feel incredibly lucky to have you guys come here and share your views, because you always treat both me and your fellow commenters with respect when discussing something I’ve written. So why a comment policy? Aris comment is a good example of that.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2011
    [Comments] The Other Side Of Comments And Community
    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.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2011
    [Comments] 910 Blog Comments You Wrote Here
    Old content is especially helpful when one sees lots of comments, tweets, and other social sharing metrics reflecting the value of whatever is written. 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. 140 is the number of comments about my Foursquare account deletion , proof that you want to know where and what I eat. Why Do You Subscribe to Blog Comments? Media comments
  • ARI HERZOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2013
    [Comments] Rethinking Blog Comments
    Juli Monroe wrote this comment : I really hate blogs with comments turned off. While I do lurk much of the time, I like the option to comment. When comments are turned off, I wonder why, and it makes me not want to read. They frequently write passionately and conversationally without any places to comment. Don’t worry. I am not going to turn off comments any time soon. Though, I do intend to turn off comments more frequently in the coming weeks than the default ON all-the-time setting today. Comments My views have changed, slightly.
  • QUICK ONLINE TIPS  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 2012
    [Comments] How to Fix WordPress Export, Disqus Import Comments Errors
    Home > Blogging > Tutorials > WordPress Want to fix WordPress export comments errors, and problems in Disqus import? Are you unable to replace Disqus Comments with your WordPress comments? Read Full Original Article here: How to Fix WordPress Export, Disqus Import Comments Errors. We switched. Blogging Tutorials WordPress
  • BILL HARTZER  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2013
    [Comments] Dear Blog Comment Spammer: I Think Your Comment Spam Tool is Broken
    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. Whatever the reason, you should have noticed that none of the blog comments that are left on my blog actually allow outgoing links to websites. I am more interested in the conversation, and the comments by real people that are left on my blog posts: and I love engaging and talking with my blog readers. Here is a copy of the blog comment spam that you left. think it’s hilarious, if you ask me. Way cool!
  • KIKOLANI  |  MONDAY, MARCH 8, 2010
    [Comments] Valuable Commenters vs. Comment Spammers
    Comment spam. Even the typical blog reader who just stumbled upon an article for something they searched in Google has probably seen their fair share of comments from people by the name of Loan Modification that think that article is a “great post&# and would also like to drop in the fact that they offer incredible deals. Here are some different viewpoints of valuable comments and comment spam from blog owners to link builders. As a blog owner, I engage in a daily battle with comment spam. Do I ask for comment spam? Leave quality comments.
  • SOCIALIZED  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2009
    [Comments] Please Comment on WOMMA’s Ethics Code
    The Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA ) is seeking public comments on its Ethics Code until January 5. Please take a moment to review these disclosure guidelines at the Living Ethics blog and provide your comments. The comments section will remain open until January 5, 2010, and final guidelines will be issued shortly thereafter.&#. If you are involved with any business use of social media (which includes blogging), you should review the code and make suggestions. For some, the business ethics of social media present a quandary.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2010
    [Comments] 9 Never-Before-Seen Blog Comments
    It goes without saying that people enjoy commenting here, and I enjoy interacting with them. But some comments never make it past my Akismet spam filter. Here are some examples of comments you should never write (with embedded links removed): 1. The vague comment. The misspelled gratifying comment. The unapplicable comment. The buy this comment. The big paragraph and unrelated link at end comment. The unrelated comment. The uncomprehensible comment. The too good to be real comment. To Moderate Blog Comments or Not.
  • SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2011
    [Comments] Would You Add Google+ To Your Blog Comments?
    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.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 2012
    [Comments] Get More Comments: Focus on the First Comment
    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. But for commenting to happen, they must understand it as an option. The easiest way for readers to know they can comment is to see the comments of other readers. Or are they?
  • CREATIVE RAMBLINGS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2012
    [Comments] 5 ways to promote your blog by commenting on others
    If not, you should start doing it [.] 5 ways to promote your blog by commenting on others was written by Cendrine Marrouat for her social media blog, Creative Ramblings. Do you have favorite blogs? If so, you are probably subscribed to them, and read their articles regularly. But what happens after you are done reading? Do you share the articles you like on social networks? And / or, do you add your two cents to the conversation? If you like this post, you will probably enjoy her latest eBook, The Little Big eBook on Blogging: 40 Traffic Generation Tips , available on Amazon!
  • BILL HARTZER  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2014
    [Comments] Blog Comment Spammer Leaves Comment. Forgets to Spin the Content.
    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. There are always the really bad comments that make no sense at all, and then there are actual comments by real people. Occasionally I get some really funny blog comments. Apparently this comment didn’t work very well for this blog comment spammer.
  • GRANDMA MARY SHOW  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2009
    [Comments] How and Why to Comment on Blogs
    Home Consulting Products and Workshops Boulder Social Media Training How To Use Twitter To Grow Your Business How to Use Facebook to Grow Your Business Sink or Swim Webinar Facebook Tutorial Twitter Tutorial About Grandma Mary Contact me Subscribe How and Why to Comment on Blogs December 30, 2009 If you have never commented on a blog before, now is your time! Stop lurking around and post a comment! Commenting on blog posts is a great way to enter in the community.  Plus you are connecting with the blogger – bloggers love comments.  But that’s ok. 
  • ARI HERZOG  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 2012
    [Comments] Comment by Facebook or WordPress
    When presented the choice between two different commenting systems, which do you choose? The Facebook commenting system (alternatively by Yahoo, AOL, or Hotmail login) appears first. The WordPress commenting system appears below that. Please continue reading Comment by Facebook or WordPress and leave a comment if inspired. Recent comments Recent comments. Will one beat the other? Ari Herzog is currently seeking a full time position in social media. Connect on LinkedIn today. Discover more articles on new and emerging media. Musings
  • KIKOLANI  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2011
    [Comments] The WordPress Comment System, Plugins and Moderation
    After clearing out around 2,500 pending comments and over 3,000 spam comments, I thought it was time to do a little update post on how I do comment moderation and otherwise determine what comments to approve or delete. The Overall Commenting Picture. Let’s start with the overall picture of what your comment will look like on Kikolani, starting with the comment form. And when you’re comment goes live, the above will result in the following. WordPress Comment Plugins and Services. Subscribe to Comments. Dofollow.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2012
    [Comments] Get More Comments: How Honesty Compels Readers to Comment
    There’s one technique for soliciting comments that hasn’t been covered explicitly this week, although we’ve shown it through each of the posts we’ve published in this series. Looking through the these posts, and the comments they received, you’ll probably agree that deep honesty goes a long way to encourage discussion. In my experience, the more we can make readers think, the more likely they are to comment. Honesty in the depth of information you give truly inspires readers to comment. Value never fails to move readers to comment.
  • SHERRILYNNE STARKIE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2010
    [Comments] LinkedIn: removing group comments | Sherrilynne Starkie
  • ENGAGE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2011
    [Comments] How to Avoid Awkward Silence in Your Comment Section
    People may Retweet and Like your stuff, but they aren’t depositing their two cents in the comments section as often as we might like. Getting someone to visit is step one, and getting them to share your content on their network is nice, but getting them to leave a comment is the holy grail. Even Facebook started as a site for students of Harvard only, so don’t worry if the only people commenting on your blog (at first) are people you actually know. When someone does take the time to comment continue the conversation with them. We’ve all done it.
  • KIKOLANI  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2012
    [Comments] How to Set Up Blog Comments as Goals in Google Analytics Using WordPress Hacks
    Absolutely – you can start with your comments! What You Can Learn from Setting Up Blog Comments as Goals. Here are a few things you can learn from setting up comment form submissions as goals in Google Analytics. Discover what referral sites are sending the most commenters. Learn the difference between commenters and regular traffic. On my blog, one interesting tidbit is the average time on site for regular visitors is 1:23 vs the average time on site for commenters is 10:31! good reason to encourage comments! The Basics of How it Works.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012
    [Comments] Why You Write Blog Comments
    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. Please continue reading Why You Write Blog Comments and leave a comment if inspired. Related articles you may enjoy: 910 Blog Comments You Wrote Here.
  • ENGAGE  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 2011
    [Comments] 4 Tips for Developing a Blog Comment Policy
    Write a post about proper grammar and a troll will find every grammatical mistake you’ve made since kindergarten and share it in your comment section. So how can you deal with the potential trolls that might disrupt your comment section ? Well since there’s no way to eradicate the behavior, do the one thing you can do: get started with a solid blog comment policy. 1. So turn that social media blunder into a positive open forum in your comments section. Don’t discourage passion just don’t encourage attacks on authors or other commenters. They won’t stop there.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2010
    [Comments] Brain Stew: On Comments, Links, ReTweets, and Shares
    It's the engagement level , and specifically - commenting on other sites and sharing more resources on Social Networks. For several months, lack of time management was my downfall on commenting elsewhere. For the last several weeks, I've once again, become habitual in commenting on other sites (I try for 3-5 per day, on at least 10 different sites per week). Commenting elsewhere helps hone my thoughts into usable ideas or actions. By commenting elsehwere, my thoughts reach audiences I normally wouldn't be in front of. Are you commenting? You too?
  • ARI HERZOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2011
    [Comments] Why You Should Stop Writing Blog Comments
    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. Most merely add new comments — and while there is nothing wrong with that, there is a disconnect when the comment does not evoke a question or inspiration for someone to reply.
  • DIRECT MARKETING OBSERVATIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2011
    [Comments] Anti-Social Media-The Anonymous Comment
    find it amazing that adults view the ability  to freely and anonymously comment on any story, as a green light for stupidity and hate.  You’re weak because you hide behind a computer to make your anonymous comments. And yet we sit here and question criticize large media outlets for a) Not being transparent b) Not allowing comments and b) Censoring their comments because of 1st amendment rights. And they do the same-To allow anonymous comments or not? The commenter has revealed themselves. Do you allow the comment or not? With good reason.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2011
    [Comments] A Blog Commenting Strategy
    The next source of blog traffic is blog commenting. Blog commenting is so easy, even leaving a sentence can supply you with an excellent 50 unique visitors. What are the steps for driving traffic through commenting on other blogs? 1. Before commenting, you need to know exactly where to comment. If your blog’s about dog training and you comment on Web Designers Ledger, you should know the amount of traffic will be little and the SEO gain may be zero. The most important thing in blog commenting is the blog you comment on. Why and how?
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, JULY 23, 2012
    [Comments] Comment Marketing 101
    Trying to understand the ways to get more traffic to your site, or even get some backlinks, you’ve probably stumbled across comment marketing. So what are the basic benefits of comment marketing, and what should you aim to get out of it on the long term? The benefits of comment marketing. Once you have a deep understanding of the benefits you can get from leaving comments on other blogs, you can learn the right approach to doing so. The only way to make this happen is to leave good, structured comments that add value to the discussion. Comment Marketing 101.
  • THE WAY OF THE WEB  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2010
    [Comments] Google's Inside Adsense home for spam comments
    → Google’s Inside Adsense home for spam comments September 19th, 2010 · View Comments Comment spam is a constant pain and chore for anyone running a blog. The prospect of gaining links to their websites means that a mix of human and automated spam producers will keep submitting their comments packed with terrible content. Or you can turn off comments either completely, or on posts older than a certain age, to keep everything to a manageable level. Which explains why any article in the archive is absolutely packed with spam comments.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2012
    [Comments] Your Right to Comment Here
    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.
  • AKAMAI MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2013
    [Comments] Moderating Comments and Managing Online Communities
    We've Moved! Please Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. Blogging Opinion social media #Blog4BizHi automation blog Fun with Social Media policy
  • SOCIALIZED  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 5, 2010
    [Comments] Dealing With Trolls and Irrelevant Blog Comments
    One of the most powerful elements of a blog is the ability for people to leave, read and respond to comments. Often, the discussion taking place in the comments is more interesting and certainly more dynamic than the original post. I was recently faced with a comment that combined some interesting
  • ARI HERZOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2011
    [Comments] Why Mashable’s Comment System Fails
    The sites also fight for the most amount of comments, retweets, and social shares. But if you are inspired to add a comment (either to the author or an existing commentator), you must have either a Twitter or Facebook account and be willing to sign-in to Mashable through that third-party channel. 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. Updates in your feed when your friends post comments. 4. Highlight This: A New Way to Comment.
  • SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORK MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014
    [Comments] How To Tackle Negative Comments While Managing Community In Social Media
    Well you do not have to be a community member to receive negative feedback / response or a comment. While sometime the comments ''may'' not be ''useful'', other times certain comments are necessary to be heard and addressed to. When the comments are directly towards you at a personal level you may tend to re-act a little more strongly. Before we re-act to negative comments we need to have a basic understanding towards the human mind set. There are a couple of ways in which one should re-act or rather let me say ''address'' negative comments.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2011
    [Comments] The Liberation Of Comments And The New Storytelling
    People leaving comments on a Blog has changed. The primary reason that people leave a comment on a Blog is to add their perspective. Many will point to comments as the key differentiator between what is a Blog and what would otherwise be known as an article. The question is this: is a Blog post any less valuable if the comments don't take place on the Blog post but happen anywhere and everywhere in the online sphere? There's no question that they could have pushed this even further by adding a "Comment On Facebook " call to action as well. It's easy.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2011
    [Comments] To Livefyre and Back Again: Vanilla WordPress Commenting System Returns
    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. 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.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2012
    [Comments] Get More Comments: Write Unfinished Blog Posts
    One of the best ways to measure this is to see who’s commenting. Not all blogs have a comments section, but many do. Comments provide an opportunity for the reader to participate in the content, to give feedback and share his or her own ideas. Comments are a blogger’s best friend. But the biggest struggle, especially for bloggers just starting out, is getting the first few comments. How do you get so many comments?” You can do the same, if you want to see more comments. Of course, those first few comments are the hardest. So what changed?
  • KIKOLANI  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2012
    [Comments] How to React to Comments for Your Reputation Management
    You’ve been following the conversation about your brand using one of the many monitoring tools available to help you manage and monitor your online reputation and now it has caught wind of a few negative comments or posts about you or your company. No one likes to discover negative comments and reviews but many times it is the price of doing business. You should work on establishing which comments you will respond to on Facebook, Twitter, and other channels but be consistent with equal treatment of all posters. 10 Dreadful Mistakes that Kill Your Comments.
  • SOCIAL MARKETING FORUM  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2010
    [Comments] Survey Looks At ROI Of Web Site, Email, Mobile And Social: Comments And Context
    According to a recent survey, nearly 60% of respondents realized the highest return from email marketing and their company website. Those same channels are top of the priority list for spending among 46% of respondents. So, do corporations just not get social and mobile or are these channels simply not effective? Cross-channel ROI Research email EPIserver mobile social media spending web site
  • ARI HERZOG  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2013
    [Comments] Real and Spam Blog Comments
    Heed the advice of social media consultants and promote your blog by commenting on other blogs. Comments that tell a story help your brand and help me understand what you’re trying to convey. Commenting that anyone or her mother could write has zero value and is universally known as spam. Meet spam comments on my blog. Moreover, none of these writers abide by my comment policy of a first name last name convention. None of these comments have anything to do with the piece. Meet real comments on my blog. Strategy blogging comments
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2011
    [Comments] 4 Keys to Turning Negative Commenters Into Brand Advocates
    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. Guest post by Chris Book , CEO and co-founder of Chatterplug , a user review and rewards platform. Nobody likes being told something negative about themselves. What can you do with that??? Here’s how: 1. Give a damn.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2012
    [Comments] No Real Name, No Blog Comment Allowed
    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. The comment policy reflects this new change and I’m not accepting any exceptions. I’ve already begun emailing some new commentators with questionable names to ensure they are real people. Recent comments Recent comments.
  • THE WAY OF THE WEB  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2011
    [Comments] My thoughts on Facebook’s commenting system
    There’s been a lot of debate around Facebook’s new commenting system, particularly due to the fact it is currently being tested on Techcrunch. Matthew Ingram does a good job of summarising at GigaOm, although the heart of the debate seems to be in the comments section of Robert Scoble’s post (I pop up a couple of times in the comments!). There are various reasons for allowing a choice of commenting profile, whether or not that includes the facility for anonymity in an easy or more complicated manner – such as creating a fake Facebook account.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2011
    [Comments] Why “No Comment” is the Worst Thing You Can Say
    Recall a few weeks back when Spin Sucks featured a post called “ How ‘No Comment’ Has Edelman in Trouble.&# It revealed how both Edelman and Best Buy dropped the ball on having someone on-hand and well-versed to discuss the new video program they were launching. That changed one day after one of the national radio hosts we advertise with made salacious comments live on-air. My first ‘No comment’ moment!” He sounded like a nice enough fellow, and I thought, “Why not call him back?&#. His advice to me: “NEVER, EVER SAY ‘NO COMMENT.’&#.
  • KIKOLANI  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2012
    [Comments] How to Build Relationships and Grow Your Blog with Comments
    Bloggers obsess over traffic and comments. But you can help them get the conversation on their blog going, by leaving good comments. Just make sure your comments don’t come across as spam. The secret to good comments, is to add value to the conversation. Here’s how you can go about it: Read the post first (this might seem obvious, but many commenters don’t take the time to read the article and it often shows in their comments). Write a good comment that adds value. Is Closing Blog Comments a Good Idea? Over to You.
  • SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS  |  MONDAY, MAY 21, 2012
    [Comments] The Best Five Social Media Websites For Meaningful Comments
    When it comes to meaningful comments, and deep discussions, forget Facebook and Twitter. If anything, they can flood you with banal comments that take a lot of time yet deliver little in results. There are other sites where comments reach a more meaningful level, and often lead to much deeper conversations. The best sites for meaningful comments include: LinkedIn – if you are looking for indepth conversations on particular topics then it’s hard to go past LinkedIn. Another great place to leave meaningful and insightful comments.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014
    [Comments] Are Comments Really Necessary on Your Small Business Blog?
    There was a time, before the launch of Twitter and open registration of Facebook, where the general feeling among people was that  comments were an important and necessary piece of blogging. Arguments were made how comments, especially for business blogs, allowed better engagement and put a personality behind a static company website. This was before tools and plugins like Disqus , Facebook Comments, and Google+ Comments were available. With so many ways and places to engage and interact, blog comments might not make as much sense as it once did.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2010
    [Comments] Case Study of 2 Blog Commenting Truths
    In his latest article on blog comments , Dave writes: Why I have comments: I hope I might learn something new from the people who read the blog. Everett disagrees in his latest, also on comments : You might have noticed that I’ve had commenting turned off for the last 4 weeks. Well, I’m back now, but comments aren’t. realized while I was gone that perhaps the most important thing I could ever do to help you, is to turn comments off on my blog. Everett thinks you are wasting your time by leaving comments. Confessing About Commenting.
  • MICRO PERSUASION  |  THURSDAY, JULY 1, 2010
    [Comments] Voice Comments Are Open, Call in and Share Your Thoughts on Social.
    Steve Rubel owns this site 5,034 subscribers The Steve Rubel Stream 1 Jul 2009 Voice Comments Are Open, Call in and Share Your Thoughts on Social Media I promised you when the site lanched that we would use it as a place to experiment with new formats and concepts in co-created content. Note that phone numbers wont be shared (you can keep it private if you want) and not all comments will make it on to the site - only the more interesting or, dare I say, entertaining ones. audio innovation Voice Permalink Tweet Comments 4 Comments Jul 01, 2009 Steve Rubel said.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2013
    [Comments] The Ultimate Guide to Leaving Comments On Blogs
    If you’ve ever read a post, book or eBook, or listened to a webinar or conference session on the topic of ‘finding readers for your blog’ you’ll have heard the advice: ‘ Leave comments on other blogs ‘ It was the first piece of advice I remember reading about building readership (from memory a 2002 book by Rebecca Blood was the first blog tips that I ever read) and it’s advice I’ve heard (and given) hundreds of times, since. Benefits of Leaving Comments on Other People’s Blogs. 1. Types of Commenters. Add some value.
  • SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORK MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2010
    [Comments] How To Tackle Negative Comments While Managing Community In Social Media
    Well you do not have to be a community member to receive negative feedback / response or a comment. While sometime the comments 'may' not be 'useful', other times certain comments are necessary to be heard and addressed to. When the comments are directly towards you at a personal level you may tend to re-act a little more strongly. Before we re-act to negative comments we need to have a basic understanding towards the human mind set. There are a couple of ways in which one should re-act or rather let me say 'address' negative comments. Silence speaks.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 8, 2014
    [Comments] Herding Comments In The Digital Wind
    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. 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. went through this exact same issue for months on end, and we wound up ditching our original comment system to bring in Disqus. blog comments. commenting.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, JULY 19, 2015
    [Comments] The ProBlogger Podcast How-To: Leave Comments on Blogs
    Leaving comments on other blogs is one of the most commonly-recommended things you can do to drive traffic to your blog and to increase your online visibility. In today’s episode I also mention how although there’s truth in the advice that leaving comments is a great way to boost your blog, it can also be a technique that can really damage your blog. I’ve got some tips to help you harness this technique in the right way so you can build a really great connection with other bloggers in a mutually beneficial way. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger.
  • CREATIVE RAMBLINGS  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2012
    [Comments] How to redirect first-time commenters to a ‘Thank You’ page
    A couple of months ago, I left a comment on a blog I had never visited before. created a page inviting first-time commenters to subscribe to my [.] How to redirect first-time commenters to a ‘Thank You’ page was written by Cendrine Marrouat for her social media blog, Creative Ramblings. Upon pressing “Send”, I was redirected to a lovely “Thank You” page. found the idea really neat and decided to implement it right away on my blog. Blogging WordPress blogging tips thank you page
  • ARI HERZOG  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2010
    [Comments] Blog Commenters: Question For You
    Perusing through Dan Kennedy’s arguments in the name of civil discourse why he insists people write their full names — that is, first name and last name, and nothing but that — on blog comments, I applaud. realize this will mean fewer comments. Perhaps some of our frequent pseudonymous commenters will come out from behind their online personae and continue posting. Perhaps some folks who have held back from commenting for fear of being anonymously attacked will now feel safe to weigh in. Related posts: Top 47 Blog Commenters in February 2010.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2012
    [Comments] Disable Comments for a Better Blog
    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.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  FRIDAY, MAY 23, 2014
    [Comments] One Last Comment About Blog Comments (Hint: They're Back)
    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.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2012
    [Comments] …and Blog Comment Spam Continues
    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. also muse if human beings are commenting at all or if sophisticated robotic scripts are doing the work. My comment review process is simple: No real name, no approved comment. Reintroducing Blog Comment Moderation. by Jack.
  • SOCIALFISH  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2010
    [Comments] Volunteer ennui – leave comments for ASAE volunteer leaders
    By the way, this week I’m at the ASAE Volunteer Leadership Retreat in New Orleans. I’ll be sure to share any comments I receive here with the group! “I’m just happy to be asked to do whatever not-so-fulfilling task that you’ve dumped on me with no direction and very little chance of changing the inertia of the project or the association.&#. Have you ever told this lie? Omitting the truthiness of it, of course.) I have, and it’s really frustrating. If the org gets stuck, it dies. Same goes with engaging volunteers and building a community around them.
  • FEVER BEE  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2014
    [Comments] Should Newspapers Close Down Their Comment Sections?
      People click on an article regardless of the comments (it's a news story after all). Assuming most, let's say 70%, of those continually returning to an article are participating in the comments and returning to read the responses (there isn't much data on this), that's around 12,785 comments per day.    However, in the past few months we've seen several news sites closing their comment sections citing poor quality of discussion and rise in popularity of Facebook/Twitter. That's a total of $100k per year. 
  • ARI HERZOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2015
    [Comments] Like, Comment, or Share This
    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
  • ARI HERZOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 7, 2010
    [Comments] How to Identify Spam in Blog Comments
    The above screenshot is a comment posted to AriWriter two hours ago. Because this blog is powered by WordPress and I run a spam detection plugin called Akismet that automatically places comments meeting certain criteria into a holding pattern, the bestiality comment was not published. This was made up and this is further proof the above comment about BDSM is spam: Spammers try to be clever in their comments, such as Andrew Joseph (not his real name) who uses different email addresses and websites in the hope I would publish his comments.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 2012
    [Comments] Want More Comments? Let ProBlogger Help!
    To be honest with you, I can’t remember much about the first comment I ever received on a blog post I’d written. When that first reader comments on your blog, you know you’ve finally reached someone. Whether the comment’s long or short, detailed or simple, it doesn’t much matter: that first real (non-spam) comment is a milestone for any blogger. Comments are always an issue for bloggers. For now, though, I’d love to hear where you’re at with comments on your blog. Or have you turned comments off altogether?
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2011
    [Comments] How to Get 80+ Comments on Your Next Blog Post
    My blog is only 22 posts old but I already get close to 100 comments on most of the articles I write. recently wrote about how to increase conversions and got over 250 comments in about six hours. So why is my blog getting so many comments? And more importantly, what can you do to replicate the commenting frenzy on your own blog? Why comments matter. The first thing I want to talk about is why comments are important to a blog. Blog comments are a sign that your community is healthy and functional. How I get people to comment.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2012
    [Comments] The Value of Comments to a Profit-making Blog
    We’ve talked about the issues of blog comments before on Problogger.net, but never from a point of view of profit-making. Image courtesy stock.xchng user lusi But as I was looking at the stats on dPS last week, I found that this short, helpful opinion post from 2010 was still attracting a steady stream of readers—and comments. explained on Google+ why I think that post’s still so popular , but today I wanted to look a bit more closely at how comments can help a profit-making blogger. Commenting is a very strong kind of engagement. Increased ad revenue.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2010
    [Comments] Comments And Conversations
  • KIKOLANI  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2009
    [Comments] Is Closing Blog Comments a Good Idea?
    Today, Ari at AriWriter wrote about closing or moderating blog comments in response to another blogger who is closing comments on posts after two weeks. Reasons I Keep Comments Open. While I can understand why closing comments on older posts is a good idea due to all of the heavy spamming that goes on (I have considered doing it myself from time to time) ultimately I think that commenting should stay open for the following reasons. Encouraging Comments. One major goal as a blogger is to receive comments on their posts. Handling Blog Comment Spam.
  • ONLINE COMMUNITY STRATEGIST  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2009
    [Comments] There is some value in anonymous comments
    Online Community Strategist Angela Connor on Growing Successful Online Communities Home About Angela Contact Popular Speaking Media Press Tips Subscribe to feed There is some value in anonymous comments October 29, 2009 in comments | Tags: "anonymous comments" , news comments , online comments Before you balk at the title of this post, hear me out. Believe me. I’ve  been dealing with this for some time working for traditional news organizations and being directly involved with user comments. Comments are comments (i.e., del.icio.us
  • FEVER BEE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014
    [Comments] Comment Frequency Policy
    I like the simple wording of this commenting policy from the terrific Overcoming Bias blog : How many communities have a recommendation for commenting frequency?    How many communities have one as simply explained as this?    Branded Online Communities Managing Online Communities
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