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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?

10 Ways to Get Comments On Your Blog

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We live in an attention-deficit world where comments and shares on blog posts are at a premium. The post 10 Ways to Get Comments On Your Blog appeared first on Spin Sucks. Tackling Your Top Three Toughest PR Content Challenges Media Relations is Not about the Pitch—it’s about WHO You Pitch. Here are 10 ways to be sure you'll get both every time.

How Can Brands Manage Facebook Comment Overload


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 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.

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

A Holiday Guide for the Content Marketer

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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.

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

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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?

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.

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?

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.

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.

Facebook Reactions on the Rise (Report)

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Ever since Facebook introduced the like button in 2010 , users have wondered about a complimentary dislike button , or at least other ways to react. Facebook finally introduced Reactions for posts worldwide earlier this year , but users were fairly underwhelmed. A new study from Quintly  examines current trends in Reactions. Use of Reactions has almost doubled among users, but they still only account for less than 6 percent of all Facebook interactions, according to Quintly. Users seem to be using the reactions most when they encounter the most popular content on the site.

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


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.

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.

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.

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.

Four Content Discovery Tools to Engage

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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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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.

Facebook Announces New, Improved Share and Save Options, Social Plugins

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Sharing is caring, and Facebook Tuesday introduced several improved ways for developers of applications and websites to enable their users to share (and save) to the social network. Share to Facebook will give people more options to share any link on the web with their friends to Facebook, groups and Messenger. ShareToFacebookChromeExtension from SocialTimes on Vimeo.

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4 Tips to Ensure Your Branded Content Gets Discovered

Ignite Social Media

Branded content. In an era of ad-blockers and hyper-competitive social media, marketing that takes the form of useful and entertaining content as a way of promoting a brand has become de rigueur. In fact, the New York Times , BuzzFeed , Mashable , and even The Onion employ branded content. You may already incorporate branded content into your marketing strategy.

6 Common Myths about Content Creation on Facebook


I get asked a lot about content creation on Facebook. These questions range from what type of content works and even how effective Facebook is in driving engagement. People tell me all the time that they’ve heard many unsuccessful stories on getting so little reach on their Facebook content and are now having doubts about it. Facebook

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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Measuring Your Content Marketing Success [Infographic]


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.

910 Blog Comments You Wrote Here

Ari Herzog

Search engines prove this statement true, evident by people such as Marc Pitman discovering old content to answer new questions. Old content is especially helpful when one sees lots of comments, tweets, and other social sharing metrics reflecting the value of whatever is written. 90 is the number of comments about blog lurking , illustrating why you choose not to comment. 75 is the number of comments about the value of writing negatively , which according to Jeannie Chan, speaks volumes about what you think. Why Do You Subscribe to Blog Comments?

How to Create and Post a 360-degree Photo on Facebook in the Next 60 Seconds

Ignite Social Media

We all have experienced the buzz and seen the pretty sweet 360 video posts that have been posted to Facebook. Although If you’d like to get a more realistic start in creating and posting 360-degree content – here’s a super-easy way to post fully-functional 360-degree images on your Facebook page in the next 60 seconds. Step 2: Now open your Facebook App on your phone.

Facebook Reactions – Three Months On


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.

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.

Interpreting Facebook Page Insights: Reach vs. Engagement


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.

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.

Facebook Adds Guide, Heatmap Features for 360 Video; New Video Metrics

SocialTimes Facebook

It’s all video, all the time at Facebook, as the social network Wednesday introduced two tools for publishing 360-degree videos , Guide and Heatmap, along with new video metrics in Page Insights. For the first time, publishers will be able to see how aggregate audiences engaged at specific points during a Live broadcast and see when they were moved to react to, comment on or share the video.

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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Video is The New King of Content Marketing


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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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

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.

Monday Roundup: Content Rules

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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?

Rio 2016: 1.5 Billion Facebook Interactions; 916 Million on Instagram

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billion interactions from 277 million unique users on Facebook and 916 million interactions from 131 million Instagram users from Aug. Facebook said in an email to SocialTimes that the five posts that tallied the most likes, comments and shares during Rio 2016 were: Cristiano Ronaldo congratulates Usain Bolt (below). The five “loudest” countries on Facebook were: Brazil. Facebook said 15.2 The athletes who received the most mentions, likes and comments within Olympics-related content during the Games were: Phelps. through 21. Sindhu. Mexico.

3 New Apps You Should Use for Social Content Creation

Ignite Social Media

Photography and content apps are a dime a dozen in your App and Google Play Stores. But there are some apps that stand out from the crowd, and by default, make your content infinitely better and more engaging. With these apps, you can create and enhance content on the fly, with just the tap of a few buttons. You have a lot of content to create. So shall we get to it?

Understanding Facebook EdgeRank [Infographics]


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.