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    [Comments] How To Engage On Sites Using Facebook’s New Commenting Plugin
    Facebook recently introduced a new version of its Facebook Comment Box Plugin , allowing website owners to integrate their commenting functionality with their Facebook presence. We’ve already looked at the pros and cons of the Facebook commenting plugin for businesses considering implementing the plugin on their sites. Do they personalize responses more by using commenters’ own Facebook accounts (does that cross a work/life boundary)? Do they just avoid commenting on sites using this plugin? Let us all know what you think in the comments below.
    [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.
    [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.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 2010
    [Comments] Mollom and You: Mind Adding a Comment Please?
    I am testing an anti-spam comment moderation plugin called Mollom. installed it 15 hours ago, to replace Akismet — sparked by a growing concern the popular plugin was deleting unnecessary comments and spamming more false positives than it ought. There are benefits and disadvantages of Mollom and Akismet, let alone their alternatives, but the final issue for me is how easy it is for you to leave a comment. Too many approved comments were coming through as ham despite being spam. -- Thank you for reading Mollom and You: Mind Adding a Comment Please?
    [Comments] How to Respond to Comments on Your Company Blog
    For so many people nothing feels scarier than opening up yourself and your business to reader comments on a company blog; even seasoned bloggers recognize the difference between blogging for yourself and blogging for your business when faced with the challenge. Over the past couple years, I’ve had several conversations around how to manage comments — not just the workflow with respect to approving, reading, responding — but also the perspective necessary to have thick enough skin to distance yourself a bit from the sentiment or opinion being expressed.
    [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.
    [Comments] How to Moderate WordPress Comments Very Quickly
    Did you know you can moderate WordPress comments quickly with WordPress Shortcuts and enabling selected WordPress options. have been moderating the millions of spam and not spam comments the usual way by clicking the link choices at the bottom. Read full original article at How to Moderate WordPress Comments Very Quickly ©2013 QuickOnlineTips. All Rights Reserved. Blogging WordPress
    [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?
  • 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.
    [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.
    [Comments] Every comment counts
    Every tweet, Facebook update and comment posted online is a form of communication. Whether that comment is on a blog post, news article, YouTube video or Flickr photo, it counts. So my question is this: Why isn’t this content being held to the same high standard and given the same level of thought as traditional [.]. Community Building Public Relations digital communications PR public relations social media social-communications
    [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
    [Comments] How to Remove All Links in WordPress Comments
    How can you remove spam links from your WordPress comments text? If you get thousands of spam comments everyday, even with anti-spam comment tools,  there is a chance that many spam comments were able to get posted and had malicious. Read full original article at How to Remove All Links in WordPress Comments ©2013 QuickOnlineTips. All Rights Reserved. Blogging SEO WordPress
  • 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.
    [Comments] Social TV Analytics: Commercials Spur 145% Lift in Social Media Comments for Mike’s Hard Lemonade
    Mike’s Hard Lemonade saw a 145% lift in social media comments during a recent TV commercial campaign, according to a recent case study by AdAge and social-TV analytics company Bluefin Labs. million social media comments from 1 million unique social media commenters. The study considered these 1 million people who commented on the shows to be the “exposed audience” — those who were most likely to see the Mike’s ads since they were engaged in the show while the ads aired. Pre-campaign, there were 578 comments about Mike’s.
    [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.
    [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.
    [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}.
  • 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.
    [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?
    [Comments] Increase Your Visibility by Commenting on Blogs
    Commenting on blogs will do several things, among them getting the blogger to notice you, and if you do it on a regular basis, you can start building a relationship with them. Comments with links (that aren’t self promotional) will send visits. recently read a post by Rand Fishkin, CEO of SEOmoz on Recommendations for Blog Comments as a Marketing Strategy that had some interesting points. Rand highlights 10 recommendations for blog comments, and they include the following: Read at least 5 posts by an author before commenting.
    [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!
    [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?
    [Comments] Twitter Allows Retweets with Comments
    It is now easier for users to retweet others and add their comments along with the retweet. Now, after hitting the retweet button, you are prompted to enter in your comments. After entering comments and retweeting, your tweet shows up with the retweeted message in an embedded box below your comment. Apps Mobile Apps Mobile Marketing Public Relations Social Media Social Media Education Social Media for Business Social Media News Twitter retweeting with comments retweets twitter updates Monday, April 6, Twitter revamped its retweet feature. The downside?
  • 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?
    [Comments] Moderating Comments and Managing Online Communities
    Tweet Much has been writing over the years about how to manage comments in a blog or online community. Open Door Policy:  The most liberal of comment moderation policies. All comments are auto-approved without any technical or human moderation. Cons: Comments can create community drama without being spammy or profane. . think its strikes a good balance of empowering the community while making it enjoyable for most.  My comments require a sign-in ( LiveFyre ) and Akismet moderates for spammy links and the worst profanity, the rest is auto-approved. Tweet.
    [Comments] Use GASP to Stop WordPress Spam Comments Instantly
    Home > Blogging > WordPress Have you tried the amazing GASP ( GrowMap Anti-Spambot Plugin ) to stop WordPress comments instantly from reaching your comment moderation queue. We have been using this WordPress plugin in combination with Akismet for the last few months, and it has dramatically reduced spam comments from overwhelming our comment moderation queue. QOT gets 1000+ spam comments everyday, and many of these include valid comments by our learned readers. It simply adds a checkbox alongside the Post comment button. Related articles.
    [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.
  • 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.
    [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
    [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.
    [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!
    [Comments] Comments or Conversations? A Comments Evolved Project
    Several weeks ago, I quietly closed the comments on the ConverStations site. asked if Comments are Really Necessary. The conversations can be larger and last longer if the the boundaries extend beyond the comments section beneath a blog post. With so many social networks available for conversations to carry on, why confine a conversation to the comments section? There are some types of business who might choose only to use Facebook comments, while others might choose all the platforms available. Comments or Conversations? Comments Evolved Project !
    [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.
    [Comments] Do Blog Comments Really Matter (and more)
    We tackle blog comments and how to get more blog update subscribers. We have a double header for you today. Enjoy! Blog Marketing
    [Comments] How to Download Digg Archives: Backup Diggs, Comments, Links
    Home > Social Media > Tutorials » Digg How can you download Digg archives, to backup your diggs, submissions, comments and saved articles? Digg in its new avatar after the takeover has converted into a single page site, and power Digg users would have thousands of diggs and submissions and comments which they might want to backup. Original Article: How to Download Digg Archives: Backup Diggs, Comments, Links Copyright 2012. Its another part of the incredible Digg story. Download Digg Archives. Import Digg Archives. You choose. Want to Cheat Digg?
    [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
    [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.
    [Comments] Twitter users sound off about sexist comment on Jeopardy
    in weeks, maybe even months – Alex Trebek makes a comment that annoys me so much that I have to tweet about it. Jeopardy Why does Alex Trebek have to comment on his surprise that females answered the Madden category correctly? Alex Trebek making totally sexist comment. The post Twitter users sound off about sexist comment on Jeopardy appeared first on Angela Connor. The one day I sit down to watch Jeopardy! Congratulations!” ” Wow. How completely condescending, I thought. Men found it offensive too. Jeopardy. everydaysexism. SUPRISE!
    [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.
    [Comments] The Power Of Comments
    It's not easy to create a platform that truly engenders comments. Getting those same people to actually create any form of content for you (like a comment) is even tougher. Whatever the case may be, when someone does take the time to comment, it really does speak to the power of the content because human beings have been trained for decades to consume content. Not all comments are created equal. For some reason, the majority of comments found on newspaper websites and on YouTube are brutal. blog comment. comment. There's a trend happening online.
    [Comments] 5 Ways to Ramp Up Comments on Your Blog
    Comments feed the writers soul with proof of work well done. It’s easy to think that not everyone likes comments, but the truth is that comments are what makes us believe in our content and its usefulness. The feeling you get from not receiving any comments on the content you write can be pretty devastating. Comments are the blogger’s currency, and how long can you keep going on for when you’re broke? If 1% of 1000 readers leaves a comment, that makes for 10 comments — a much more realistic number. Comment to get comments.
    [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.
    [Comments] Why You Write Blog Comments
    love reading your comments. 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. Never-Before-Seen Blog Comments. Why You Should Stop Writing Blog Comments. Recent comments Geoff is another one I was getting via email. by Ari Herzog I comment for you not me. Theres just too little time in the day, by Janie My commenting (for any reason) has slowed down a lot recently, by Kristi Hines. Media comments identityPhoto by taliesin.
    [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.
    [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.
    [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.
  • 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.
    [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.
    [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.
    [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.
    [Comments] Tip: Making the comment link more intuitive for. - Blogger Xpertise
    Comments. Comments. Tip: Making the comment link more intuitive for Blogger. We came across a comment on Google+ this morning that had us scratching our heads, mainly because we never noticed this odd behavior in Blogger, but once noticed, it really is strangely wrong. Basically it boils down to all "index" pages in a Blogger site, that when a page has multiple posts on it, in the footer of each post it says something like "5 comments" or "no comments", but never a link that says "leave a comment". Post a Comment" would be the link).
    [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.
  • 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.
    [Comments] Find Readers for Your Blog Through Commenting and Relationships
    Today, we’re going to talk about how to find them in the first place by building community, strengthening relationships, and commenting on other blogs. Today I want to focus on two things: prolific usefulness through commenting , and networking/relational growth. The first idea, prolific commenting, is definitely a low-level strategy that won’t bring heaps of traffic, but it will help you gain confidence and get the lay of the land. Finding Readers Week: Corinne Talks Commenting, Engagement, and Are Forums Right For Your Blog? Further Reading.
    [Comments] How to Leverage Blog Comments to Increase Search Rank
    When the topic of getting blog comments for SEO comes up, your first thought would probably be to get links to your site by commenting on other blogs. Well, I usually don’t waste my time with that technique, because most comment links are no-follow anyway. And I want to bring focus to the comments on my own blog. Comments are a good source of user-generated content containing those keyword phrases. and I would reply with another comment answering the question in a complete sentence that contained the keyword phrase. Reply to all the comments on time.
    [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
    [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.
    [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?
    [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
  • GET SOCIAL PR  |  MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2013
    [Comments] Should You Delete Abusive Comments from Your Organization’s Blog
    TweetI’ve been thinking about abusive comments we see from time to time on blogs, both in the world of business and among other organizations, causes and personal blogs. Commentary Blog Blog Comments Blogging Campaign Blog Check Lists Comment Corporate Blog Corporate Blogs There are a lot of angry people. Some have legitimate reason, say when a company screws up and doesn’t make amends. Or, say, folks get upset at [.].
    [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. 
    [Comments] LinkedIn: removing group comments | Sherrilynne Starkie
    [Comments] Jalen Rose Twitter Account Blows Up over ‘Uncle Tom’ Comments
    The interesting thing is that Rose doesn’t seem to be backing off his comments as a 17-year-old in the documentary.  Jalen Rose is a former NBA player and current NBA analyst.  He is probably best known for being a part of the Michigan Fab 5 back in the early 90′s.  Now Rose has an understanding of how real-time Twitter is when you are in the middle of something controversial. Rose goes on to mention famous Duke player Grant Hill.  Grant Hill responded via a long New York Times article. Featured Twitter Jalen Rose Twitter Jalen Rose Uncle Tom
  • 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.
    [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.
    [Comments] Content Distribution: Eight Ways to Gain New Readers
    ” When we looked at her blog, they didn’t have the social share buttons or comments enabled. Enable Comments. Yes, I know there is controversy about whether to enable comments , but I fall firmly on the side of “you can’t build community or distribute your content” (particularly when you’re starting out) if you don’t have comments open. Danny Brown is testing Google+ comments on his blog (which I like and it’d be interesting to hear his results) and you can also test Facebook comments. told you. Email.
    [Comments] Get More Comments: Know Which Posts Make Readers Talk
    We know that not every article we write will get the same response in regards to social media sharing and comments. After I have finished writing a post, I have a fairly good idea of the response I’ll get via the comments. A lot of posts we write provide travel tips and information people need to go to a specific destination. As a result, the comments for these types of posts are low. They become inspired and excited by this, and so want to comment and share their thoughts on the same topic. Get More Comments: Know Which Posts Make Readers Talk.
    [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.
    [Comments] Get More Comments: Use Energy to Spark Reader Response
    The reason why most bloggers don’t get many comments is they fail the “Sloth Test.” If you read posts that get hundreds of comments, the conclusions are so passionate, so full of energy that you can’t help feeling a little bit charged up after reading it. To get lots of comments, you have to electrify your readers, and that, of course, requires you to be electrified yourself. Do those things, and you won’t just get more comments. Get More Comments: Use Energy to Spark Reader Response. Your job as a writer is to get them to move.
    [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?
    [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?
    [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.
    [Comments] Create Your Own Media Relations Program
    If you read it there, hop to the comments, which are likely way more entertaining than this entire blog post. I’ve spent my entire career in communication. Essentially it’s commenting on blogs, articles, and editorials where you have expertise. But what they do have time to do is read the comments people have left on their content. You’re going to tell me you don’t have time to comment. Then, once a week, comment on one article, blog post, or editorial. This first ran on Inkling Media , my friend Ken Mueller’s blog. Say so.
    [Comments] Should You Use a Third-Party Commenting System on Your Blog?
    If you’ve been blogging for anything more than a few months, you probably have come across blogs using third-party commenting systems like Disqus , Livefyre , Facebook Comments, Intense Debate , and more. Should I use a third-party commenting system on my site?” ” I have used both the built-in WordPress commenting system and a third-party commenting platform for an extensive period of time. Pros of third-party commenting systems. 1. There are a lot of trolls on the web leaving anonymous comments. Are they helpful? Spam control.
    [Comments] How to Build a Community that Thrives
    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. Comment on and share their content. Answer comments. Try it in the comments here. Comments So, you''re a Yenta? . By Gini Dietrich. Holy cow! Build a community.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2015
    [Comments] The Social Media Mob Needs to Go
    Don’t Read the Comments A few days ago, I made the mistake of reading the comments on an article Ragan syndicated from this very blog. It was about the pay gap between men and women in the PR industry so I thought I would be safe to read the comments. read the first two comments—both posted anonymously—and immediately closed the article. Comments NancyDavis Something is up! Community Social Media don''t read the comments inside pr joe thornley jon ronson justine sacco martin waxman online attacks pay gap Ragan sam biddle so you''ve been publicly shamed
    [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
    [Comments] Business Blogging: Five Reasons You Have No Readers
    You comment on them—thoughtfully (at least, on the blogs that still have them—it’s trendy at the moment to ditch comments , but we’re not sold on that strategy ). Not just a “great post” comment with a link back to your blog. You interact with anyone who comments on your blog. Comments KateNolan Eleanor. Related Stories The Spin Sucks Scavenger Hunt Why We Won’t Shut Off Blog Comments Add Tweetable Quotes in WordPress Blog Posts. Blog Social Media blog comments business blogging content distribution Networking writing writing voice
    [Comments] Jack of all Trades, Master of… The Problem with Google
    So, it looks like Google is entering the comment system fray. Nor that there are already excellent comment systems out there at the minute – the awesome Livefyre (used on this very blog), Disqus and IntenseDebate to name just some of the third-party options. Google’s clearly taken a look at how Facebook Comments tie the user into Zuckerberg’s network, and wants a piece of that pie to go along with their recent abandonment of their “don’t be evil” mantra. And now there’s the news of the Google comments system. Cue growth time.
    [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.
    [Comments] The Value of Comments to a Profit-making Blog
    We’ve talked about the issues of blog comments before on, 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.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, JULY 31, 2011
    [Comments] How to Silence Readers From Commenting on Your Blog
    Surprised, you quickly turn your laptop on and glanced at your latest blog post comment status. No comments whatsoever. But how come your visitors left without leaving any comment on your blog? In fact, even if you turn out the best article you can craft, if it hasn’t been written to actually inspire interaction, people will have no reason to comment. So why don’t you invite them to comment on your blog, literally? 3. Readers came, but felt lonely since nobody was commenting. How to Silence Readers From Commenting on Your Blog.
    [Comments] Focus On Your Strengths and Your Uniqueness
    By Gini Dietrich I get beat up a lot by random strangers across the web (and sometimes in the comments here). I am a perfectionist. Mean Comments Do Not Equate Your Worth Right now, I’m kind of reeling from a mean comment that someone left on a blog post of mine. He left a nasty comment. The only mean one of 59 comments, yet I’m focused on that one instead of the 58 nice ones. The 58 comments that mean something to me and that build the community here. Am I going to change the way I write or the topics I cover because of one mean comment?
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2012
    [Comments] Gin and Topics: Triumph the Insult Dog and Cats Playing Patty Cake
    Mr. D sent this to me…it’s a very funny video about managing negative comments (cough, trolls, cough) online. Social Media Top 5 cats playing patty cake Conan O'Brien gin and topics jack mcbryer jordan knight marc girolimetti mister rogers Negative comments old navy triumph the insult dog weiner circle youtube advertising youtube commentsIs anyone a dog whisperer? And, let’s be real, 4 a.m. is early even for me. If anyone has any ideas, I’m all ears. I’d like just another 50-55 minutes of sleep. Is that too much to ask? Thank You Hater !
    [Comments] Why I'm Loving the Livefyre Comments System - Danny Brown
    Home About Me Charities 12for12k Kiva Work With Me About This Blog Disclosure Comment Policy Headway Archives Contact Me Great Blogs Why I’m Loving the Livefyre Comments System September 15, 2010 67 voices share yours! Share 1 save Regular readers of this blog will have noticed the introduction of the Livefyre comment system. While I’ve written in the past about my reasons to go back to the WordPress comments system , I saw Livefyre in use on a couple of blogs I enjoy and was intrigued enough to check the system out. Where are the comments stored?
    [Comments] 13 Not-So-Scary Ways to Become a Master at Blog Commenting
    Every content marketing strategy should involve a plan for blog commenting. However, taking the time to leave comments really matters, and it’s an integral part of your content promotion strategy whether you realize it or not. Content marketing expert Ken Mueller cites his regular commitment to leaving comments as a critical success measure, stating “[i]t has been incredibly important to my growth as a blogger, and to the growth of my business.”. Blog commenting can leave a bigger impression on another writer than just sharing their article on Twitter or Google+.
    [Comments] How Posting a Humble ‘Selfie’ Grew Traffic, Shares and Comments on a New Blog
    Thirdly, the post had more comments than she’d had previously. How Posting a Humble ‘Selfie’ Grew Traffic, Shares and Comments on a New Blog. Two months ago my wife, Vanessa, started to blog. It is something she’s been planning for some time and with a little encouragement and some design help from Shayne, we set up at Style and Shenanigans. The blog is in its very early days and Vanessa is still finding her voice but I think she’s a natural. I’ve been excited to see her experiment with a variety of kinds of blog posts. People relate to people.
  • 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.
    [Comments] Turning Off Comments and Why We Will All Be Okay
    Today, I have decided to shut down the commenting feature on My reason is very basic: Since moving to a new platform, comment spam has fallen onto my site like a ton of bricks. And people are sending me lots of very polite and well-meaning emails telling me that my site is overrun with spam. But that’s not the whole truth. Continue Reading. blogging
    [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.
  • 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
    [Comments] Why You Should Never Comment on Blogs. Ever.
    This guest post is by David Hartstein of JG Visual. I’m sure you’ve heard well-reasoned, logical arguments for why you should be commenting on blogs: “You can be a part of the conversation happening out there.”. But, while there may be a burned, unpopped kernel of truth in these statements, none of them take into account the many reasons you should never comment on a blog. There is no room for mere opinions in the comment section of a blog.  It is a blog after all.  No feelings, just facts. Those other commenters probably know more than you anyway. Re-check.
    [Comments] Blog Design For ROI Rule #7: Blend Ads With Content & Encourage Comments
    Their eyes keep reading downwards, so it’s wise to optimize the area with advertorials and an encouraging comment area. Persuasive, easy-to-use comment design. As business bloggers, we want the most comments possible, of the best quality possible, so as to generate a vibrant community that helps build their repeat visitor traffic. Yet comment design rarely does anything to encourage this behaviour, being seen as a merely functional element rather than a serious opportunity. Tell people Why they should comment. State it explicitly above the comments area!
    [Comments] Why Popular Science Killed Their Comments And The Huffington Post Should Too
    If the comments following this post or any others were gone, how much of a difference would that make? Last week, Popular Science shut off the comments on their website. In an article titled, Why We''re Shutting Off Our Comments , online content director, Suzanna LaBarre stated: "Comments can be bad for science. " You would think that there must be technology to moderate these bad comments and fix it. The blog comments of today are becoming the trackbacks of yesteryear. Why not tweet your comment? blog comments. Or whatever?
  • ARI HERZOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 18, 2011
    [Comments] Why You Add a Comment, Why You Click Like
    Just because I am not inspired to add a comment and converse doesn’t mean someone else won’t comment. Ever wonder why some people choose to comment when others don’t, why some people opt to share website content with their social networks when others don’t, and why some people don’t care when others do? The reason you choose to socially share is your reason alone, no different than why you might comment on a blog article or a Facebook update when your best friend will not. Recent comments Recent comments. How will you know?
    [Comments] Six Simple Public Relations Efforts that Take Less than 10 Minutes
    Comment on Blog Posts. Due to Twitter, Google Plus, and myriad of other social platforms, the older sentiment of commenting on blog posts has fallen to the wayside, which is unfortunate for bloggers, but great for those who make thoughtful comments and want to get noticed by authors and others reading posts through to the end. Make it a habit to comment on industry-related and personal blogs of colleagues, consumers, and associated enthusiasts. By Cam Secore. Search engine optimization is not dead, but the days of quick-fix and hands-off link building are gone.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2011
    [Comments] Efficient Blog Commenting: Save Your Time and Energy
    Commenting on other blogs is an integrated part of blogging, and it’s vital. You need people for successful blogging and blog commenting is one of the coolest ways to build loyal relationships. This post is based on Joe’s guest post here at ProBlogger, where he wisely gave a strategy for commenting on other blogs. Effective blog commenting. Commenting on other blogs can be overwhelming if you try to combine it with your regular blogging activities. It’s part of my strategy, though, so I need to be efficient in my commenting.
  • 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
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, MAY 23, 2011
    [Comments] What to Do When a Commenter Goes Rogue
    Heartfelt comments, sharing a personal story, and a genuine interest in the topics I write about. But as the postings got longer, rambling, more personal, and more frequent—up to four a day in addition to emails—something had to give. I was dealing with a commenter gone rogue. Anyone who reads my blog, A Flourishing Life , knows that I take great care to respond to comments. immediately blocked the comment and wrote him an email explaining that the purpose of comments is to discuss the subject matter of the post. What to Do When a Commenter Goes Rogue.
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