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  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2012
    [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.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2013
    [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.
  • ONLINE COMMUNITY STRATEGIST  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014
    [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!
  • THE WAY OF THE WEB  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2012
    [Comments] Do you lose value by turning off comments on a blog?
    If you’ve ever spent a Sunday evening clearing out the contents of a website or blog anti-spam filter, you’ll identify with the decision of Dave Winer to turn off the comments on Scripting News. And having commented on Twitter and received some replies from Dave, I wanted to expand on the subject. Is it ‘right’ to turn off the comments? want to start by establishing something – there is no ethical or moral argument against the owner of a website or blog making the decision to turn off a commenting system. Buffer
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2012
    [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.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2012
    [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.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 30, 2010
    [Comments] Did You Approve That Blog Comment?
    I’m sure the folks at New York-based JKAhosting.com don’t know what’s going on around the blogopshere, so they and other companies should pay attention to a series of blog comments I’ve received in recent days — that are identical to the following screenshot: If the text is too small, you may click the image to zoom. But the company didn’t post the comment. The comment is not unique to this blog, either. Upon searching the web for results matching the first sentence, you will notice two identical comments, here and here.
  • BLOGGER XPERTISE  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2012
    [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).
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011
    [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
  • VIPER CHILL  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 2010
    [Comments] Mass Engagement: How to Get Hundreds of Tweets & Comments On Your.
    You are here: ViperChill » Social Media » Mass Engagement: How to Get Hundreds of Tweets & Comments On Your Blog Posts Mass Engagement: How to Get Hundreds of Tweets & Comments On Your Blog Posts Written by Glen, this post has 79 Comments A question I receive time and time again is “Once you’ve published a blog post, how do you promote it?&# and right now my response is simply “I share links to it on Facebook and Twitter.&# Even though I do such little promotion, many posts get hundreds of retweets and comments. Bugger! Thanks!
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2013
    [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+.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2013
    [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  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012
    [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.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2010
    [Comments] Blogosphere Trends + Encouraging Comments
    You may have heard the stat that for every 100 people who read your post, only one, on average, will leave a comment. know I am; I read dozens of blogs every day but very rarely comment. Having eyes on your post and having comments aren’t necessarily the same thing, but the silence can be frustrating. Lesson: As Darren pointed out in his excellent 2006 post on comments , one way to encourage comments is to write open-ended posts that leave room for readers to provide extra information and expertise. Lesson: Ask for comments. Darren. Google Instant.
  • KIKOLANI  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2010
    [Comments] How Blog Commenting Has Made a Difference
    When I first started blogging, I was very into blog commenting. For the last several months in 2009, however, I have had a heavy workload, including more responsibility at my main job, managing multiple blogs, and doing various freelance projects. I had to make a choice between continuing to comment on a lot of sites, or spend that time focusing on the content I put on my site. In mid-December, I was able to make time for blog commenting again. Commenting again has been a thoroughly enjoyable experience, and has proven very beneficial in the several ways.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, JULY 23, 2012
    [Comments] Blog Comments: 3 Bloggers Discuss the Issues
    One of the things I love about Problogger.net is the value of the comments my readers make here. Image courtesy stock.xchng user lusi Although the days when I could reply to many of those comments are now, sadly, long gone, I do read comments on the blog, and frequently get ideas and inspiration from them. Not all bloggers feel this way—you probably know of at least one or two big-name bloggers who don’t allow comments on their blogs. critics: some bloggers find criticism made in comments difficult to handle in such a public sphere. blog comment value.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2013
    [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!
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2011
    [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.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2012
    [Comments] Get More Comments: How Q&A Video Can Help
    My comments yo-yoed up and down. One post would get 15 comments, the next raked in a whopping zero. And no matter how much time I spent analyzing the differences between them, I couldn’t find an explanation for the stark contrast in comment numbers. made assumptions, and while sometimes my guesses hit the nail on the head (15 comments), others flopped miserably (a big fat zero). Determined to start 2012 with a video blog that pulled in consistent comments, I ditched the guess-work altogether. Get More Comments: How Q&A Video Can Help. Guess-work.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2010
    [Comments] How Not to Add a Comment Right Now: Install Disqus, Intense Debate, Echo, or LiveFyre
    Asked to add a comment quickly on a blog such as this with the built-in WordPress commenting system, you can easily step up to the opportunity. You submit your comment and voila! At no point during the commenting process are you asked to register and prove who you are. You are not required to log-in to your social networking site account to comment. You are not required to create a username and password on some other site to comment. Here, if you want to comment, you can do it right here and right now. Why I Ask You to Comment Right Now.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2015
    [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.
  • DREW'S MARKETING MINUTE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 2010
    [Comments] Anonymous comments aren't about the conversation at all
  • 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.
  • 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
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2011
    [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.
  • AKAMAI MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2013
    [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.
  • JOEY STRAWN  |  MONDAY, MARCH 21, 2011
    [Comments] Introducing: The Joey Rewards Program!
    Here’s the deal, for every subscriber to JoeyStrawn.com , every time you comment on a post with something on-topic or helpful you get a point. Each Relevant Comment = 1 point. You can think of it like a Comment Punch-Card though, if you’d like. Start commenting and sharing and win yourself a free book and some priceless art. Related Posts: Don’t Comment On This Post Where You Can Find Me in 2011 Make My Blog Better A New Way To Inject Awesome Create an Iron-Clad Social Network. Tweet. Not actual JoeyStrawn.com loyalty card, don't use it.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2015
    [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  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2015
    [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
  • 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.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2010
    [Comments] Why I Ask You to Comment Right Now
    Before reading anything below, add a comment first. All of the comment fields are optional. But, add that comment first. Scroll to the very bottom of this page and add a comment. When you’re ready, scroll back up and to the end of these periods… If you are reading this sentence, I presume you already added a comment. If the stereotype is true that everyone reads a blog post before adding a comment, you just failed that stereotype. You commented before reading. What if you couldn’t add your comment below as quickly as you did?
  • DANNY BROWN  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2012
    [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.
  • 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 !
  • MINDJUMPERS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2011
    [Comments] How To Post Effectively on Facebook
    Effectiveness was measured according to comments and likes. Fans follow instructions well: If you want your fans to like or comment, don’t hesitate to ask them. Facebook Marketing & Communication Buddy Media comments Facebook Page indutries key findings likes post effectively ReportTweet Buddy Media has released a report that reveals when it is most effective for brands to update their Facebook pages thus gaining the most impact on their users. The analysis was performed on 200 of Buddy Media’s clients during a two-week period. The simpler, the better.
  • SHERRILYNNE STARKIE  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 2010
    [Comments] Brown's 'bigoted' comment | Sherrilynne Starkie
  • 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.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2015
    [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?
  • MINDJUMPERS  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2011
    [Comments] Facebook Real-Time Analytics
    Lately Facebook introduced an updated version of their Comment Box that can be incorporated on blogs and websites. The Insights gives you statistics for Like button, Comments box, Popular pages, Demographics and Organic sharing. This way it is possible to see how many times a Like button or comment box have been viewed, how many of them actually got Liked or commented on. The Insights also tells you how many referrals the Like or Comment gave to your website from Facebook. Measure impact of social plugins. source: Facebook Developers ).
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2013
    [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.
  • CHRIS BROGAN  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6, 2014
    [Comments] Turning Off Comments and Why We Will All Be Okay
    Today, I have decided to shut down the commenting feature on chrisbrogan.com. 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
  • GEOFF LIVINGSTON  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2012
    [Comments] Get and Keep Readers
    Further, professionalism means engaging your commenters , on and off your blog with respect. Too many times I debated commenters rather than simply thank them for investing the time to comment. Word of mouth through commenting and links did the trick. Keeping readers is partly about a professional attitude about content and respectful commenting. There’s a corresponding long tail of similar voices that compete on many common aspects; content, community commenting, topic, format, etc. We live in an attention economy. So serve them well. Evolution.
  • ACIDLABS  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 13, 2011
    [Comments] On public comment and public officials — PJ Crowley, Stanley McChrystal and glass jaws
    Another high profile public official has fallen by the wayside with the resignation over the weekend of the US State Department’s PJ Crowley for making public, on-the-record comments on his views with respect to the detention of PFC Bradley Manning. Notwithstanding the question of professional conduct and appropriateness or otherwise of commenting within your own portfolio. The noises being made about open government and the right for public servants to express opinions seems to have an “only if we like it” caveat. have something of a glass jaw when it comes to criticism?
  • ARI HERZOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2011
    [Comments] Thank You to 1,183 Commentators in 2011
    Who could have predicted that 1,183 distinct names wrote comments here over the past 12 months? Many names belong to the same person, such as writing “John” on some comments and “John Smith” on others, but each name represents a person who was voluntarily inspired to take moments out of their day and share thoughts. [.] If you are inspired to add a comment with your thoughts, please visit Thank You to 1,183 Commentators in 2011 in your browser. Related articles you may enjoy: Top 70 Commentators in January 2010. Thank you for reading!
  • SHERRILYNNE STARKIE  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 25, 2013
    [Comments] Good manners cost nothing
    Each of these fellows left a comment correcting my English within seconds of my posting a Facebook update.  Emboldened by the remoteness of online communications, certain individuals are tempted to comment in ways they never would if the recipient was sitting beside them in the same room. Recently I was shocked by an extremely rude comment left on an article posted by a respected and very successful blogger. In response to the blogger’s advice to preview content before posting, this commenter wrote: “…How ironic, you should practice what you preach.
  • DREW'S MARKETING MINUTE  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2011
    [Comments] "Can you please delete someone's comment?"
    We're having a lively discussion over at Marketing Prof's Daily Fix about how to handle a sticky problem I found myself in a few months ago. I was asked by a website owner to delete a comment someone had made about him and his service offering. It's a loaded issue that asks some tough questions about social media's transparency, the risks of having an online presence and much more! Come on over and add your two cents by clicking here ! Web/Tech
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2011
    [Comments] WordPress Plugins that Make Your Blog Comments Social
    Have you noticed a decrease in the number of blog comments you get and an increase in Facebook likes and Twitter tweets about your posts? Are you worried that you are loosing social proof about the validity of your posts to the social media conversation, rather than as direct comment on your site? There is a way to get the best of both worlds and aggregate comments and social media responses on your site. Fewer comments seems provide less social proof that people like your content, but this is not necessarily true. note on hosted comment systems. The problem.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 2011
    [Comments] 5 Simple Font Changes to Boost Readers, Comments, and Shares on Your Blog
    Needless to say, readers who keep being distracted and having to relocate the left margin often don’t read to the end of a post—so they often don’re share it or comment on it. But don’t forget to share the changes you’ve made in the comments below! Simple Font Changes to Boost Readers, Comments, and Shares on Your Blog. This guest post is by Bnonn of Attentionthievery.info. You may not realize it, but the font settings on your blog can have a huge effect on how many people read your content. How huge? Font size—16px minimum. Sadly, nothing has changed since then.
  • GREG VERDINO  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2009
    [Comments] Social media marketers are a shallow bunch
    that's what comments are for. :-) Cholesterol-and-sodium mecca T.G.I. Once again, feel free to yell at me in the comments. September 17, 2009 in Brands , Marketing , Social Media , Web 2.0 | Permalink Reblog (0) | | | TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Social media marketers are a shallow bunch : Comments Social media marketers are a shallow bunch I'll warn you right now, this is a rant. that's what comments are for. :-) Cholesterol-and-sodium mecca T.G.I. And like all (good?) Marketing 0.2
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2012
    [Comments] Five Inappropriate Ways to Respond to Criticism
    The recipient of this comment then responds with something like, “No, I think you’re really inexperienced.” I’m all for a good playground fight but, well, that’s so 30 years ago. Some organizations will delete critical comments from their blog or Facebook page, for example. Customer Engagement Negative Comments Social Media criticism margie clayman respond to criticismToday’s guest post is written by Margie Clayman. large part of marketing, PR, and online communication rests upon how you respond to criticism. Shocking, isn’t it? Run Away! Run away!”
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2011
    [Comments] Disclosure and Ethics In PR
    Posting positive comments online about your clients without disclosure is, in fact, against the law. Negative Comments Social Media bell pottinger disclosure in PR ethics in PR jimmy wales tim ireland wikipediaFive years ago, Wikipedia would not allow PR people to edit or change anything on the site because they found too many of our peers were editing things to be company-friendly and full of controlled messages. So they banned us. You may use one account per person. You must allow the community to edit your work. Maintain a hands-off policy on controversial content.
  • SPHINN  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2010
    [Comments] Yep, saw your comments Andy. Maybe I'll play with that, but I.
    Sphinn Guidelines | Login | Help Hot News Comments Submit News Tip Start A Discussion Tools Sphinn Blog Sphinn Feeds SEO PPC SEM Social Media Link Building Analytics Display Ads Domaining Usability Searching Vertical Search Affiliates Sphinn Zone Other Internet Marketing Sorry this site requires JavaScript to be enabled in your browser. There are a ton of comments on the original letter to Google, but perhaps we can have a separate discussion here. justsayin No link spam required from dannysullivan 16 Days ago # Votes: 0 Yep, saw your comments Andy. Whats Sphinn? Join us!
  • FREELANCE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2009
    [Comments] The CIA is Watching Your Every Tweet
    Social Links Freelance Social Media Social Media Tips and Marketing Blog Home About Contact Subscribe The CIA is Watching Your Every Tweet by cinta5 on October 19, 2009 Not just what you tweet, but your Amazon book review, your Facebook status, and your blog comments. LangfordMedia-Social Media, Web Development Mack Collier Phil Martinez Practical Small Business Marketing-Duct Tape Sonny Gill Subscribe Social Media Tips via Email Recent Comments Rejuvene Salon & Spa on Foursquare Marketing Robert Portman on Butterball Does Social Media With Turkey Texts! Media. Marketing.
  • HARP SOCIAL  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2010
    [Comments] Tools for Monitoring Online Conversations: Part 2 of Monitor Your Brand Online
    Comments. PR: wait… I: wait… L: wait… LD: wait… I: wait… wait… Rank: wait… Traffic: wait… Price: wait… I: wait… Top: wait… C: wait… Tags: Blog Facebook Monitoring SEO Search Marketing Social Media Marketing Twitter Uncategorized brand monitoring monitoring tools brand management brand mention brand monitoring software branding monitor blogs monitor comments monitor forums monitor mentions monitoring services PR reputation management social media comments social media monitroing Blogdigger. Technorati.
  • ONLINE COMMUNITY STRATEGIST  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2009
    [Comments] The Cleveland Plain Dealer finally acknowledges user comments
    Online Community Strategist Angela Connor on Growing Successful Online Communities Home About Angela Contact Popular Speaking Media Press Tips Subscribe to feed The Cleveland Plain Dealer finally acknowledges user comments October 13, 2009 in Community Building | Tags: Newspapers , online comments , user comments It’s one thing to be late to the party. As an advocate for user comments on news sites I was pleased to read that the Cleveland Plain Dealer is getting proactive and plans to engage with the people who take the time to comment on their news stories.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2012
    [Comments] On Crashing Weddings and Online Conversations
    Start by commenting on blogs , retweeting relevant content you’re passionate about, and building trust organically. Community Social Media blogs clout commenting conversation etiquette gini dietrich Hashtags kenneth cole online etiquette social social media monitoring wedding crasherToday’s guest post is by Geoff Reiner. . crashed my first wedding in my late teens. I was with my older cousin who was rather intoxicated. A few minutes after our grand entrance, we were kindly asked to leave. crashed my second wedding a few years later. This time, I went alone. know, I know.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2012
    [Comments] Yelp Consumer Alerts Filters False Reviews
    Some just ask their customers to comment online about their experiences. Aside from the obvious, someone posting a review or comment about something they have not experienced, is a review posted by someone who has been given access to a computer while inside the business considered a fake? What if the business has just asked their customer base to comment? Review Sites Social Media comment Consumer Alerts digital Ed Thompson gaming Gartner internet online web word of mouth YelpToday’s guest post is by Allen Mireles. Some of them post reviews online. IMPORTANT!
  • MINDJUMPERS  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2012
    [Comments] Case: Fans Also Love Telling The Good Brand Stories
    Any kind of post or comment doesn’t just disappear by itself. Often, we just let the bad things outshine the good things as one negative comment equals the ten positive comments we were just given. Since last Wednesday, it has received  500,000 likes and 22,000 comments. The reason why this exact case turned into such a storm of positive comments from fans is first of all down to the touching story that many people can relate to. Building a presence in social media can be terrifying for many brands. This is what all brands fear in social media. We are home.
  • MINDJUMPERS  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2011
    [Comments] All You Need To Know About Your Facebook Reach [Study]
    For this purpose, today I have written about a research by EdgeRank Checker where they examined a random sample of 5,500+ Facebook Pages, to understand engagement rates through different activities on Facebook – Like, Share, Comment. Likes, Shares and Comments: To make your Facebook page more effective, recent EdgeRank Checker research shows that you have to go beyond just posting content. Content needs to generate engagement from fans like comments, likes and shares. Avg Clicks Per Comment: 14.678. Tweet. Here are the statistics: Avg Clicks Per Like: 3.103.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 2012
    [Comments] Comment by Facebook Here
    Considering the consensus that commenting by real name is wanted, what are the odds that someone wanting to read more about new and emerging media has a Facebook account? If I present you with the option to comment by Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, or Hotmail, would you do it? Try commenting below. Please continue reading Comment by Facebook Here and leave a comment if inspired. Recent comments Recent comments. Or would you be sad? Call this a social experiment. Let me know your thoughts. Thanks. Connect on LinkedIn today. Media Musings
  • ONLINE COMMUNITY STRATEGIST  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2011
    [Comments] Community Managers: Be genuine or don’t bother
    Community Building Community management responding to comments user commentsIt is not easy being a community manager. It seems that many people are content to call themselves community managers because they manage a Twitter account, post content on a Facebook fan page (with the goal of “engaging&# the masses, or at least those who actually visit the page or allow posts on their newsfeeds) [.].
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2010
    [Comments] 8 Common Villains of Social Media - Infographic
    Tags: Blog Coach Blog Comments Social Media Social Networks
  • 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?
  • GEMMA WENT  |  MONDAY, JULY 19, 2010
    [Comments] Bad grammar, bad spelling: Is language as we know it, changing.
    This attention to detail on something so trivial and the irony of the first comment pleased me greatly. → 32 Comments leave one → Steve Ward permalink 19/07/2010 9:38 am There’s no good excuse for it Gemma – it’s pure laziness in a fast paced world. emails, comments, articles) Reading would certainly help, although in effect – the `youth` read more today with the internet, than they ever did – however, I guess iot could be said that equally that’s where a deteriorating development of language/grammar trends is happening. Innit.
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2011
    [Comments] Critically Speaking
    Take Brian Meeks ‘ comment on the recent guest post by Erica Allison on vlogging. Here’s part of Brian’s comment: That being said, I must respectfully disagree with the ‘Don’t edit’ comment. When I read Brian’s comment, I couldn’t help but laugh (I mean, how many people would watch your video so closely as to count all the “uhms&# and then rewrite “Gone With the Wind&# to make a point?) Blogging Communication Shonali Burke brian meeks comment policy erica allison taking criticism wellCriticism.
  • SCOTT GOULD  |  THURSDAY, JULY 22, 2010
    [Comments] Case Study: Value-Based Blogging
    Look and see how many comments this post gets, compared to how many tweets: This isn’t just a trend over the last week. Almost every post I write has more comments than tweets. This average time means people are reading the posts and reading the comments. If you were to ask me for my number one metric of success on my blog, I’d tell you instantly it’s comments. The engagement is totally the other way around. I don’t know of any top blog that gets more comments than retweets. Value Analysis 2: Backwards Engagement. But it does.
  • IT'S JOSIP NOT JOSEPH  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2010
    [Comments] The Millennials Uncanny Ability to Absorb
    Home It’s Josip Archives Let’s Talk The Word on the Web The Millennials Uncanny Ability to Absorb Written on September 9, 2010 by Josip Petrusa 6 Comments Tweet Share 1 save Today’s post originally began as a response to a colleague’s request. Sidneyeve Matrix commented on my previous blog post suggesting my “observation about ‘the uncanny ability of Millennials to absorb’ deserves a separate post,” and that she would like to see my analysis on this behavioural trend. link] Josip Great comment! So enjoy! Well, let me rephrase that. How could it not be? Or text.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2010
    [Comments] Why Anyone May Now Add Blog Comments
    It took two years for me to consider allowing non-spam blog comments to appear here, and not restrict comments to people with real names. Me : Blog comment question: If someone writes a NAME other than a real name, do you care? Me : Yes, if someone comments as “Blah blah company&# or as “someone&# but not a NAME. Jillian : But, generally, I’m fine with descriptive comment names. I got “A Moroccan dude&# yesterday, that was fine. Honestly, why does it matter if the comment is otherwise appropriate? York for replying to my tweets.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010
    [Comments] Every Once in Awhile, Blog Like Instant Oatmeal
    Not get any comments (after all, you've already said it all). Tags: Blog Coach Blog Comments Writing A lot of folks are blogging to position themselves or prove their prowess in their niche or market. trap many fall in it is trying to write it all in one post.  Leave some (s)talk for others. If you try to be that everything-I-know-about-this-subject in one post writer, you'll. Lack page depth on the topic (after all, you've already said it all). Come across as a know-it-all (after all.). But beware of too much touch.   Easy to read, easy to digest, easy to share. by Dave Taylor.
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 2013
    [Comments] Co-Marketing Benefits, Growing Social Influence, and Easy Blog Comments!
    Share your views on these ideas in comments below! Ways to Ease the Pain of Blog Commenting. How to write a proper blog comment? At times, when you see no question in the article, you may feel puzzled about what to write in your comments apart from the boring «Thank you for such a nice post!» There are several rules of blog commenting and etiquette that will help you to get noticed and get all your questions be answered. Valuable comments are those that add new sense to what is already there, so try to elaborate. Do you find blog commenting difficult?
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, MAY 4, 2014
    [Comments] Finding Readers Week: Corinne Talks Commenting, Engagement, and Are Forums Right For Your Blog?
    understand there’s more to successful blogging than simply getting comments, but I wanted engagement. What I am about to share with you is simply how to build a network of regular commenters. Since starting a Twitter account in January, I’ve been asked the same question multiple times -  How do you get so many comments? . How I created community and drove up engagement: Twitterless and clueless, the only way I had of promoting my blog (or so I thought) was through commenting on other blogs. I had no idea how to find them, so I would comment on the few I knew.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2015
    [Comments] Fear of Feedback Needs a New Perspective
    It’s the perfect solution to eliminate the heart palpitations that come with anxiety every time you get a notification of a new comment, right? Sometimes exploring other perspectives within your post or through research can help you prepare for the comments. Respond to comments. Commenting Commenting on a post with a thoughtful comment feels pointless if you know there won’t be any response. Be a good commenter elsewhere. Part Sometimes commenters have a bad day. No one is perfect, but a negative comment doesn’t automatically equate to trolling.
  • FREELANCE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2009
    [Comments] Facebook Connect Launches First Widget
    Social Links Freelance Social Media Social Media Tips and Marketing Blog Home About Contact Subscribe Facebook Connect Launches First Widget by cinta5 on February 19, 2009 “Today, we’re launching our first social widget for Facebook Connect, the Comments Box. The Comments Box is a great way for any website, blog or photo gallery to add social comments to their page in just a minute with a few lines of code. About the author Jacinta wrote 70 articles on this blog. Media. Marketing. Featuring the Thesis Wufoo Skin WordPress Admin
  • TAYLOR MAREK  |  THURSDAY, JULY 16, 2009
    [Comments] #95: Now is the Hour, 5 Branding Mistakes, and Facebook breaks 250.
    Home About Contact Archives Testimonials Speaking Podcast Chat LIVE Social Media Vault My Inner Circle Plugins eBook Hire Me #95: Now is the Hour, 5 Branding Mistakes, and Facebook breaks 250 million July 16, 2009 by Taylor Marek We have an audio comment! Sammie called in and left an audio comment. link] Sponsored by GoToMeeting, try it FREE for 30 days: [link] Lets continue the conversation, comment below or use these options: Toll Free Comment Line: 1-866-867(TMP)-2860 Send me an e-mail. and oh, if you want a pic to show with your comment, go get a gravatar !
  • ONLINE COMMUNITY STRATEGIST  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2011
    [Comments] When a Facebook status update goes horribly wrong
    status update posted on their Facebook wall yesterday has garnered 1,677 likes; 1,233 shares and 3,008 comments. Community management facebook comments facebook outrage nikon nikon-facebook-stats nikon-facebook-updateThis is a cross-post from my Company blog. How long does it take to anger a slew of fans on your own Facebook page? Let’s ask Nikon. Numbers to die for in most cases, but not this [.].
  • LAUREL PAPWORTH  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2011
    [Comments] Social Media and The Cone of Silence – Victoria Department of Justice
    DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, VICTORIA: What does it mean when the people you elected to represent you, turn off comments in social channels? Not following me back on Twitter, turning off comments on YouTube, disabling discussion on Facebook is not the way to show me, the voter/your employer that you respect me. Let’s look at the back ground to the Department of Justice Victoria social media policy video, turning off discussion on YouTube and then explore the comments disabled thingie further. No mention of what to do with staff who see negative comments. Hell no!
  • TREY PENNINGTON  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 12, 2010
    [Comments] How to handle negative reviews on blogs
    When someone posts negative comments about you or your work online, it will feel like a bad experience. Here are seven steps to help you keep your cool and respond to negative blog posts or comments so that you, the reviewer, and your audience all win. Smile : apparently, negative reviews and comments hit our brains in the region that fires up the self-defense mechanisms. Respond : no need to simply ignore negative comments. HarrisonPainter June 12, 2010 at 10:55 pm I feel negative comments need to be embraced! The end result? Go ahead and engage. Agreed.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2010
    [Comments] 5 Easy Steps to Install the Disqus Commenting System on a Google Blogger Blog
    I adore the ease of creating a blog with Google’s Blogger (or Blogspot) platform — which AriWriter once was before migrating to WordPress in the fall of 2008 — but the commenting system is not user friendly. Good luck adding a comment from a mobile device, for instance. If you are a blogspot owner, you can have the Disqus commenting system up and running on your blog in less than five minutes. 1. For instance, would you like to include a trackback link and/or reactions from social networking sites below any comments? 4. Enter Disqus. Social Media
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 21, 2010
    [Comments] Live the Golden Rule
    Arment Dietrich Overview Expertise Resources Gini Dietrich News Media Center Careers Contact Follow US Facebook Linkedin RSS Feed Twitter YouTube Share Categories Communication Social Media Advertising Entrepreneur SEO Marketing Marketplace COMMUNICATION / SOCIAL MEDIA / ADVERTISING / ENTREPRENEUR / SEO / MARKETING Jul 21 2010 Live the Golden Rule By Gini Dietrich | Email | Print | 15 Comments | I first published this on Sarah Robinson’s blog, Escaping Mediocrity. But, by all means, don’t be shy about leaving a comment! Leave a comment! Do you like this post?
  • FEVER BEE  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 2010
    [Comments] The Dividing Line On Inflammatory Comments
  • GEOFF LIVINGSTON  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 2012
    [Comments] Amending Online Wrongs Takes a Long Time
    But people don’t forget so easily, as a couple of commenters reminded me in response to this week’s Cathryn Sloane post. We discussed commenting and adding a twist of sarcastic humor to responses. Me, Myself and I Pop Philosophy Reality amend anger bad behavior commenting mean payne stewart sarcasm Social Media Trash Wal-MartImage by Blake Reed. As someone who delivered more than his fair share of snarky, forceful contrarian opinion about people and brands in online conversations, I believe this behavior harms communities. Personal Experiences with Speech.
  • TAYLOR MAREK  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 2010
    [Comments] #107 Stop Spending Money, Promotion Techniques from the 2010 FIFA.
    Enjoy this episode, feel free to leave comments! and oh, if you want a pic to show with your comment, go get a gravatar ! Home About Contact Archives Testimonials Speaking Podcast Chat LIVE Social Media Vault My Inner Circle Plugins eBook Hire Me #107 Stop Spending Money, Promotion Techniques from the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and The IPad June 11, 2010 by Taylor Marek In the Basement Edition! No more dorm rooms for me, I’m heading to Taiwan in August! Links Mentioned: [link] [link] [link] [link] Finances: Stop Spending Money! Here are a couple tips: 1. Stop Buying Junk. 2.
  • JEFF KORHAN  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 27, 2010
    [Comments] Personalize Your Small Business Marketing
    Jeff Korhan - New Media and Small Business Marketing Home About Me Working With Me Speaking Favorites Trends Subscribe « Why Flickr Will Not Flameout for Small Business Marketers | Main | 10 Blog Commenting Strategies » June 27, 2010 Personalize Your Small Business Marketing Your message on this social Web will always be more interesting, and therefore, more memorable when it is embedded within a personal story.  "  And it works the same way with your small business marketing, because all marketing is a presentation.    I'm with you. 
  • THE SOCIAL MEDIA INCUBATOR  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2011
    [Comments] Your Online Posts – Including Facebook – Will Soon Be Found by Google
    The search engine giant will soon begin indexing posts on Facebook and other sites and showing those comments in Google search results. Are your online posts and comments meant to be private or public? One key factor to remember is that those who keep their posts private, comment on private groups or restrict profile access will not have as many of their comments available publicly. Only users who make their comments public or comment on any public, open group or page will be affected by this new policy. Google it! The answer is no.
  • SCOTT GOULD  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 2010
    [Comments] Transparency in 2012
    This week began interestingly when I commented on a Telegraph article on the iPhone 4, which had it’s ‘ 10 reasons not to buy the iPhone 4 ‘, none of which were factually grounded. commented saying that it was poor journalism considering it was false information, but the shock came when my comment was promptly deleted. Starbucks got to work and deleted the comments (which took a long time), but then received criticism for removing all presence of these messages without acknowledging what had taken place. wouldn’t bury the deletion though.
  • SPHINN  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2010
    [Comments] Best Sphinn Comments Now Featured On Search Engine Land
    We’ve been promoting the best and most popular Sphinn stories over on Search Engine Land since the beginning of August. write a weekly recap each Monday, and those recaps have evolved in just a couple months from a simple list of stories that reached Sphinn’s home page to a fuller look at all Sphinn [.].
  • ARI HERZOG  |  SUNDAY, JULY 24, 2011
    [Comments] Why Livefyre is Here and How It Helps You
    You don’t want to be required to sign up for a user profile to write a comment. You want stress-free commenting. You are opposed to comment registration and you support creating conversations. You comment on blogs with the hope that people reading your comments will visit your site. What if you could comment on a blog article and integrate your feedback and insights with the people in your networks? When you inputted your name, email address, and website along with your text comment, that’s all the reader saw. True or false?
  • SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2011
    [Comments] Did Facebook Screw Up?
    Just read the comments on Facebook’s own page. Some people don’t want the most “relevant&# comments to appear on their pages. They’d rather that Facebook kept the chronological order for comments. As one commenter put it, “Where do you get the idea that you know more than I do what is relevant on my page?!!?&# You must be logged in to post a comment. About Us What’s a Maverick? Last week, I discussed Facebook’s new Page layout features , which I think are generally a good thing. But not everyone is happy with those changes.
  • MYRLAND MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2010
    [Comments] PLEASE DON'T TAPE MY MOUTH SHUT
    Home About Services Social Media Speaking-Training LMA Contact Subscribe Myrland Marketing Minutes Strategic Social Media: Making Social Media Make Sense PLEASE DON’T TAPE MY MOUTH SHUT by Nancy Myrland on September 21, 2010 Lately I’ve run into a few blogs and Facebook Pages that don’t allow visitors to comment. Seth Godin , author of many worthy marketing and communication books, has made it very clear on his blog that he doesn’t allow comments because he would end up writing in anticipation of the comments vs. what he truly wanted to write in the first place.
  • TAYLOR MAREK  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2009
    [Comments] Why should I care about Facebook and Twitter?
    Take a listen and leave a comment. Take note. :) Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:04 — 3.7MB) Filed Under: Blog , General , New Media , Podcasts , Social Media , Technology Tagged: Facebook , Twitter Comments are closed. Home About Contact Archives Testimonials Speaking Podcast Chat LIVE Social Media Vault My Inner Circle Plugins eBook Hire Me Why should I care about Facebook and Twitter? June 26, 2009 by Taylor Marek Here is an audio file for you guys I thought would sum it up. Taylor is a 21 year old New Media Visionary on a Journey to change the World.
  • TAYLOR MAREK  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 31, 2010
    [Comments] My 2010 Resolutions
    Tags: Blog Blogging Business General New Media Social Media 1000 True Fans 2010 comment New Year Resolutions stumble upon thought leaders
  • GEOFF LIVINGSTON  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2012
    [Comments] Georgetown Lecture: Social Gets Bigger and Blander
    Please comment if you’d like to suggest something, I’ve got a few hours to cram (yikes!). 1) Social Media Gets Bigger. Industry discussions about community engagement best practices, nurturing, blogging, conversing, commenting, liking, moderating, etc., Sharing, commenting and liking are technology feature sets for web pages, a group that’s become an expected part of most web pages. usually write out my thoughts before speaking. Here’s what I’ll be talking about today. We have entered the post adoption phase of social media in America.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 26, 2010
    [Comments] Wanted to Comment: You and Your Gravatar
    It amazes me how many people add comments on these blog posts but don’t have globally recognized avatars next to their names. Add a comment below and we can see what square image is in the top right corner of your published comment. Wanna share yours? -- Thank you for reading Wanted to Comment: You and Your Gravatar at AriWriter. Related posts: How to Enhance Your Blog Comment: Get a Gravatar. How to Enhance Your Blog Comment: Create a Conversation. How to Enhance Your Blog Comment: Share Then Link. Confused?
  • STEPHEN P SMITH  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2012
    [Comments] Geoff Livingston on Negative Feedback
    Amazon on Negative Comments: Disregard 5% | Geoff Livingston’s Blog. In its Holiday Marketing Best Practices Guide , Amazon coaches online merchants to disregard negative comments until they reach a ratio of 5% of all comments: “Most sellers will eventually receive some negative feedback. But I agree with the online retailer’s guidance in principle, and use a similar barometer in coaching clients about negative commenting. I do think its important to listen to the comments in case there are insights to be gleaned ( even from a troll ).
  • GEOFF LIVINGSTON  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2012
    [Comments] The More We Stay, the Less We Say
    One primary finding was the lack of commenting occurring in mature western markets, including the United States. Marketing commenting ComScore customer feedback Forrester Gina Sverdlov Nate Elliott participation Poll survey technographicsDoes it seem quieter online? Forrester recently updated its Technographics profiles (made famous in the book Groundswell) for global social media consumption, surveying 95,000 consumers across 18 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America. Adoption is [.].
  • SOCIAL MARKETING FORUM  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2011
    [Comments] Footprints Online Are Not in Sand
    Opinion Facebook online comments TwitterThere is no “undo” button for the web. What you say today in anger or in a moment of thoughtlessness can come back and haunt you. Most especially if you are so motivated by negative emotions that you feel compelled to write or voice a rant on it and then post it to a blog or media sharing site.
  • ONLINE COMMUNITY STRATEGIST  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2011
    [Comments] Irrelevance isn’t always a bad thing
    Community management "community guidelines" Community Engagement irrelevant comments online commentsHave you ever written community guidelines, or worked with someone to get them started? I’ve done both, and there is one word that often comes up: “irrelevance.” ” Community managers, particularly those connected to a consumer brand do not want irrelevant conversations in their community space. If it’s not about the company, the product or the [.].
  • SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2014
    [Comments] 3 Benefits To User-Generated Content
    It can be blog comments, forum posts, guest articles, author bios, or anything that is created by your website’s users and published on your website, blog, forum, or other Web property. Think about comments on your blog, for instance. Allowing such comments allows you to interact with your customers in ways that before were not possible. Forum posts and blog comments likely are not lifted from other websites, especially if they are in response to previous comments. SEO for Small Business blog comments forum posts SEO UGC user generated content
  • SOCIAL MARKETING FORUM  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2011
    [Comments] Stop the Presses! Social Media Means Having an Opinion! Damn!
    Opinion Social media marketing comments newspapers social media social media policy Toronto StarGiving your staff clear guidelines is always a good idea, but trying to enforce policy which hobbles your efforts to leverage social media is a bullet in your foot.
  • SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2011
    [Comments] Stop The Spam, Please!
    One particular type of spam that I find particularly egregious is blog comment spam because I see so much of it. Here are five specific ways I can tell a blog comment is spam and why I won’t approve it. Your comment is written by your company name or a keyword phrase. If that is the case, then I’ll send your blog comment to the spam folder. Your comment won’t be approved. Your comment is too generic. If the comment you leave on my blog is a comment that could have been left anywhere, then it won’t be approved.
  • THE WAY OF THE WEB  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 2011
    [Comments] Negative reviews – Proof that responding works!
    And given that a big part of making sales and getting loyal customers is based around surprising them with things that make them happy – 61% of consumers would be shocked if a retailer responded to their nagtive comments on the social web. business community CRM customer service ecommerce advice customer relationship management guidelines harris negative comments negative reviews products research responding turning bad reviews into purchasesBack when I was Products Editor on motorcyclenews.com , I received a steady trickle of emails and phonecalls on the same theme.
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