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Sponsored Comments: Is the Web About to Get Uglier?

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” The idea was to generate a little awareness and build relationships with journalists and bloggers by commenting on articles where the client had an expertise. Though the idea has evolved to look more like DIY media relations , it still is pretty viable…if you know how to comment well. We evolved as comments became the next big thing. Sponsored Comments?

Facebook Video and Facebook Live: The Future for Marketers

SocialTimes Facebook

Believe it or not, Facebook is the answer for marketers. Creating an effective Facebook strategy needs to be an essential focus, and with influencer marketing  now becoming a staple, huge opportunities exist for brands that invest at the intersection of these two complementary approaches. So what is Facebook video anyway? And what about Facebook Live?

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Content Distribution: Eight Ways to Gain New Readers

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Just when you think you have it figured out, it changes. I am often asked, “How do I promote blog posts and distribute my content?” That said, there are some good rules of thumb you can follow, particularly when it comes to content distribution. She said, “We think we have the content thing down, but we can’t figure out distribution.” Facebook.

How to Love Facebook Live

SocialTimes Facebook

Brands have jumped on Facebook Live  with a sense of urgency, and for understandable reasons. Facebook is not only the world’s largest social network, it’s also a media monster. Here are some lessons to learn from how brands succeed with Facebook Live. To engage with Facebook Live, you’re going to need to have a tolerance for testing and learning.

Facebook Commenting Platform: Pros and Cons For Businesses

Dave Fleet

Facebook has announced a new version of its Comments Box plugin – its social plugin that enables Facebook-connected commenting on a website. Facebook’s Comment Box plugin. Among the features Facebook has revealed: Social relevance – the new plugin uses what Facebook calls “social signals&# to prioritize comments on posts.

How Can Brands Manage Facebook Comment Overload

Mindjumpers

Tweet Recent comment count on Facebook brand pages is going up, just proving that now, people accept social media as an effective method of communicating with their brand and entering a conversation. Most importantly it is crucial not to hit the panic button and do the easy thing of deleting all the negative comments or even the entire thread. So what do you think?

Content Marketing Most Certainly is Not Dead

Spin Sucks

Content marketing is dead! Content marketing doesn't work! We have content shock! The post Content Marketing Most Certainly is Not Dead appeared first on Spin Sucks. Comments Ah, so many things to say on this topic… The first. Sure, we're at a point of saturation, but Gartner calls this the trough of disillusionment.

A Holiday Guide for the Content Marketer

Spin Sucks

As a content marketer on top of your game, you’ve probably already come up with a killer strategy full of interesting seasonal content for the holidays. However as this talented marketer, you also know, in order to really do a great job in your content marketing this season, you’ll need to produce timely content along with this traditional holiday content. Quora.

Is Using Facebook Comments Good for Publishers?

Adam Sherk

There were some interesting posts over the weekend from Steve Cheney and Robert Scoble on whether utilizing Facebook Comments kills or in fact increases user authenticity within on-site commenting. TechCrunch also shared that comments are down but quality is up since implementing the system and they’re going to stick with it for the time being. think it is. Social Medi

Four Ways to Keep Content Fresh

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Do you know the story of how  BlendTec  used  Will It Blend  to keep content fresh about industrial-strength blenders? Keep Content Fresh. To help us tell their stories, we do a few things to stay creative and keep content fresh: Subscribe to SmartBrief. I’m a big, big fan of the SmartBrief newsletters. There are a lot of content ideas in there. Read the comments.

10 Additional Ideas to Generate Comments and Shares

Spin Sucks

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

Where does content fit in Facebook’s new marketing model?

Dave Fleet

While marketers everywhere seem to be focused on Facebook Timelines for brands, the latest changes to Facebook’s advertising model represent just as significant a change for brands – if not even more so. marketer’s journey on Facebook: from engagement to advertising. Facebook has a saying that, “this journey is 1% finished.” How so, you ask?

Facebook Reactions – Three Months On

Mindjumpers

Three months on and Facebook’s Reactions haven’t quite replaced the trusted “Like” button, which still reigns supreme. Quintly recently analysed 130,000 Facebook posts and found that 76% of interactions were still “Likes”. Having said this, many brands have already tried to embrace the change by posting associated content. Value for Marketers. In Need of Wow’s.

6 Simple Steps to Lower Your Cost Per Facebook Fan

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You probably know some people that endlessly brag about acquiring Facebook fans for pennies. We had a chat with Sarah Sal , a Facebook ads expert, and she gave us some key insights: A friend of Sal’s asked for help lowering her cost per fan from $2.70.  If you gain a lot of fans but they don’t consume your content, they’re not going to convert later. Don’t listen to them.

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3 Ways To Tell If Facebook Fans Like The Content You’re Curating

Firebelly

You’re curating content on your Facebook page. But if the content is getting a lot of positive comments, Likes and shares, then there’s a good chance it’s going over well with your audience. If a significant number of fans are clicking to hide your content, or report it as spam, then you want to rethink your content approach. Interactions.

Blogging Most Certainly Is Not Dead

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Comments By: madi | Restless Worker by madi | Restless Worker So much food for thought in this post – a whole smorgasbord. by Paula Kiger Related Stories Main Principles of Conversion Content Marketing. Communication Content brian clark chris brogan comments Copyblogger facebook instant articles linkedin pulse medium michael hyatt Social Media Examiner

How To Engage On Sites Using Facebook’s New Commenting Plugin

Dave Fleet

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. accounts for commenters.

Monday Roundup: Content Rules

Waxing UnLyrical

A large portion of what we do online is centered around content: creating it, sharing it, reading it. Content helps us promote our businesses, create relationships, and share what is important to us with the rest of the world. This week’s roundup features seven posts from around the web that show why exactly content rules. Why: What defines “good” content?

Comments As Content

Diva Marketing Blog

Drop a comment on a blog post or Facebook stat, respond to a tweet or perhaps add your opinion to a LinkedIn discussion. . The conversations that take place below the fold can be as interesting and informative as the original content. In fact, sometimes comments can even be pulled into a blog post. Call it repurposed content. My Comment. He agreed.

Did Facebook Screw Up?

Small Business Mavericks

Last week, I discussed Facebook’s new Page layout features , which I think are generally a good thing. Just read the comments on Facebook’s own page. One of the biggest bones of contention seems to be Facebook’s relevance algorithm. Some people don’t want the most “relevant&# comments to appear on their pages.

Interpreting Facebook Page Insights: Reach vs. Engagement

yMarketingMatters

Facebook is one of the most widely used and most popular social platforms (with an estimated 1.15 Facebook has just rolled out the new Facebook Page Insights to everyone.  It is a great tool because it offers a ton of new metrics to analyze: Likes, reach, engaged users, visits and more. Facebook defines engagement as including all clicks, not only comments, likes and shares.

Four Content Discovery Tools to Engage

Spin Sucks

Content discovery is a crucial, and often overlooked, component to successful digital campaigns. Whether for social sharing or to fuel ideas for your content marketing plan, searching quality, targeted content is key. Here’s a look at four content discovery tools that can add meaningful value to your audience engagement efforts. Swayy for Personalized Content.

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21 Fantastic Facebook Marketing Guides

Webbiquity SMM

marketers have a love-hate relationship with Facebook. On one hand, not only is it an easy-to-use, low-cost platform with more than a billion members, but 77% of B2C companies and 43% of B2B vendors have acquired customers from Facebook, and the world’s largest social network drives 20% of all internet page views. What are the best page apps for Facebook today? Hell Yes!

Blog Comment Spammer Leaves Comment. Forgets to Spin the Content.

Bill Hartzer

When you have a fairly popular blog, you have to deal with comment spammers. Unfortunately, blog comment spamming still works apparently, or at least the blog spammers haven’t learned that it doesn’t work. Nonetheless, I’m still amazed at some of the comments left on the blog. Occasionally I get some really funny blog comments. Do {you have|you’ve} any?

The Tragedy Of Comments

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Nick Denton - the founder of Gawker - generated a heap-load of comments the other day when he announced at the South by Southwest conference that the way blog comments are published has failed to boost the quality of public discourse or to enhance the opportunity for collaboration between readers and writers. In the AdWeek news item, Nick Denton on the 'Tragedy of the Comments' , he says: "For every two comments that are interesting, there will be eight that will be off-topic or toxic." Is there an oddball comment that gets through? blog comment.

Smarter Ways to Measure Authoritative Content

Waxing UnLyrical

Last week I talked about how what we consider “authoritative content” has changed rapidly, and continues to do so. If you’ve bought into that, then how do you find smarter ways to measure authoritative content? What does this mean for your content? This means you must be open to seeing different behaviors fueled by your content. Image: Thinkstock.

Video is The New King of Content Marketing

Mindjumpers

Video content is taking over. The path to video supremacy is well underway with Nielsen revealing that 64% of marketers expect video to be a key part of their content strategies. It’s not just the blue chips and consumer giants that need to get behind this trend; SMEs need to embrace the possibilities of video content marketing as well. You want your content to be: Watchable.

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Offsite Content Marketing: Six Tactics to Reach New Audiences

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Yesterday we had a nice conversation about content distribution and how to gain new readers. The comments were alive with things such as “the Internet is over-valued,” which means comments and social shares are too, and without those things, you’re losing out on important data to help guide your content. Offsite Content Marketing. Comments!

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Are You Sure You Want to Leave Facebook?

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Everyone has heard of Facebook, no doubt about it. In fact, if someone says he’s not on Facebook, he might get a few weird looks such as, “Dude, what planet are you living on?”. Did you know 71 percent of online adults use Facebook? If there is one constant thing about Facebook, it would be the algorithm changes. Bottom line, they plan for you to stay on Facebook.

Shutting Down Blog Comments

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I think that I provoked the blog comment Gods today. Sorry about this, but the ability to comment on blog posts here at Six Pixels of Separation has been disabled. That''s close to 4000 pieces of long form content. 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. Please don''t stop commenting. comment.

What's The Point In Commenting On Blogs?

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What is the true value of a comment on a blog? Eventually, additional features like the ability for a reader to comment on a post and the introduction of RSS (a syndication feature that would notify readers by email or web-based readers when the blogger updated or published to the blog) helped to propel the platform to the mainstream. To this date, there is a constant slew of criticism and discourse on the importance of comments. Schaefer ) who spend a lot of time playing in the comments. personal story: often when people leave a comment on my blog, I do not respond.

Is Content More Important than Conversation?

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You could advertise on Facebook for $0.25 per thousand views , and you wouldn’t be subject to that notoriously unreliable viral phenomenon. That’s content marketing. Conversations without any content are less likely to go anywhere. Quantity conversation doesn’t make up for lack of quality content. And yes, content is harder to do than conversation.

The Value Of Blog Comments

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Last week, Mathew Ingram over at GigaOm published a Blog post titled, Yes, blog comments are still worth the effort. It seems like there's a movement for more and more Blogs to not bother having the comments enabled. The story goes back to the early days of Blogging (now, over a decade old) where the discourse tightens over the idea that anyone and everyone should be able to contribute to content, and that the true value of Blogging content - in the first place - is how the Blogger engages and responds in the comment section. blog comment. content.

Measuring Your Content Marketing Success [Infographic]

Pamorama

Content marketing one of the most reliable and effective tactics available to digital marketers. Brands are increasingly employing content marketing strategies to generate product awareness and drive demand. Here’s how they suggest that you track your content marketing success. How do you measure content marketing? 1. Amount and age of pertinent original content.

7 Ways to Raise Facebook Engagement [Infographic]

Pamorama

Facebook organic reach for business pages is plummeting. As I noted in a recent post , brands that use Facebook for marketing have seen a sharp drop in organic reach. When Fan Pages launched in 2007, anyone could set up a page for their company and begin acquiring fans so they could post unlimited promotional content to their news feeds. Facebook is not your friend.

How to Create a Call-to-Action for All of Your Content

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When I speak to these groups, it doesn’t matter what they sell, how savvy their marketing team is, or if they’re consumer or not, 99 percent of them are distributing content without a specific call-to-action. Someone said, Why don’t we let people pick our brains through our Facebook page? And so the Facebook question of the week was born. Our time equals money.

25 Excellent Content Marketing Tools for Your Brand

Pamorama

Successful content marketing initiatives have many moving parts. Creating powerful content that grows your business can be a discouraging process. The good news is that there are many content marketing tools available to help you streamline the process. You’re sure to find something that will help you jumpstart your content marketing programs. Contently (paid).

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Facebook Real-Time Analytics

Mindjumpers

Tweet Facebook is constantly developing and updating their efforts in creating the social web. Lately Facebook introduced an updated version of their Comment Box that can be incorporated on blogs and websites. The idea is to make online activities outside Facebook a social thing, and a part of your Facebook profile. source: Facebook Developers ).

Boost Content with Science and Art

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By Gini Dietrich Last week, Paul Sutton  had a question about when to boost content. For instance, we always pay to boost content for our monthly webinar series on Facebook. Organically, we can reach 53 people, which includes 0 comments, 15 likes, 1 share, and two link clicks. Facebook wants to make money. You can’t do that without paying Facebook.

Understanding Facebook EdgeRank [Infographics]

Pamorama

The News Feed — in the center column of your home page — is a list of stories from the people and pages you follow on Facebook. According to comScore, 40% of time on Facebook is spent on the News Feed. Knowing how Facebook decides what shows up (and what doesn’t) in news feeds is key for digital marketers. Create and post more engaging content and post it often.

Social TV Analytics: Commercials Spur 145% Lift in Social Media Comments for Mike’s Hard Lemonade

The Realtime Report

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. Pre-campaign, there were 578 comments about Mike’s. on 421 different telecasts. 

Why LinkedIn Is Now Such a Powerful Content Marketing Tool

Visually SM

Facebook just revamped its long-neglected Notes tool so it’ll allow you to publish Medium-like articles and blog posts to your already-existing friend network. Virtually overnight, everyday LinkedIn users found their content reaching tens of thousands of readers when before they would have struggled to reach a few hundred. Content Marketing Social MediaOf course not.

4 Ways Facebook Instant Articles Will Change Blogging Forever

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Facebook Instant Articles is Facebook’s latest way for you to engage your audience with material you post on your blog. According to Facebook, the over 1,000 publishers who are using Facebook Instant articles are seeing 20% more clicks and 30% more shares. What exactly are Facebook Instant Articles? Interaction was often limited to comments, if that.