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Sponsored Comments: Is the Web About to Get Uglier?

Spin Sucks

” 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?

Responding (Or Not) to Blog Comments

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During our stay there, we ended up having a conversation about blog comments and replying to them. In fact, it’s a conversation Mitch and I have nearly every time we talk. He figures he’s had his say by doing that and the comments are for everyone else to have their say. The blogger replies to every comment left on his or her blog post (Chris and me).

Six Strategies to Boost eCommerce Conversions

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” That feeling you get when you’re going through your checklist wondering why you don’t have the customer conversion rates you’d once hoped for because you know your eCommerce is the pillar in maintaining your customers and your company’s brand appearance. Using this tactic to your advantage has the potential to increase customer conversion rates by around 30 percent.

Blog Comments and Engagement: Calculate and Use the ConversATion Rate


Help, my blog gets no comments! In order to receive comments, you obviously need some kind of community of people that find your blog worthwhile or simply find it at all. Blogging Content marketing Customer engagement Social media marketing Web Analytics Avinash Kaushik blog comments blogging content marketing conversation rate engagement relationship marketingIt’s something I often hear being said by marketers that recently started an ‘inbound’ or content marketing program by launching a corporate blog. Moreover, [.].

Is Content More Important than Conversation?

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Today’s guest post is written by Brian Carter. . I bet you’ve heard plenty about the importance of conversation in social media. But is conversation the most important thing in social media? What’s The Value of Conversation? Few will question the value of conversation. But does conversation improve the bottom line? That’s content marketing.

Commenting Etiquette 101

Jason Yormark

One of the things I’ve loved about blogging is getting to see the growth of comments on my blog over the years. I’m always incredibly thankful for those that actually take the time to leave their thoughts on my blog posts, and it makes it that much more inspiring for me to continue to write here. Don’t comment just to comment. Don’t Be A Grammar Nazi! Smarty Pants. 4. Bloggin

Commenting Etiquette 101

Jason Yormark

One of the things I’ve loved about blogging is getting to see the growth of comments on my blog over the years. I’m always incredibly thankful for those that actually take the time to leave their thoughts on my blog posts, and it makes it that much more inspiring for me to continue to write here. Don’t comment just to comment. Don’t Be A Grammar Nazi! Smarty Pants. 4. Bloggin

10 Ways to Improve Landing Page Conversions

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We talked yesterday about whether or not blogging is dead and, in the comments, there was a good discussion about the big scary ROI. With that in mind, following are 10 ways to improve your landing page conversions. What else is important in improving landing page conversions? Keep it clean! I don’t mean no profanity or dirty pictures. mean, it should be free of clutter.

Five Ways to Lose Your Commenting Virginity

Spin Sucks

But I look at our analytics every day and see it’s a very small percentage of visitors who are doing the majority of commenting. There has been much discussion on blog commenting in the past few weeks. Check out these other resources if you haven’t already: Erica Allison wisely suggested that you Comment Before you Blog. It takes time to comment. feel stupid.

Why You Need to Respond Quickly to Social Media Comments


However, customers are increasingly choosing routes to reach out to brands that are at once more and less direct – more direct in that social media is immediate and ever-present, and less direct because sometimes you’ll need to do some proactive digging to find the relevant conversations. Although almost all do, not every social media comment deserves a response. credit ).

Amazon on Negative Comments: Disregard 5%

Geoff Livingston

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. ” I do agree that moving conversations offline is smart; however, I think it’s best to show a public response when possible. Image by Spi-V.

Best social media tools bringing conversions to your online store


Not to mention, the whole point of working through social media is to bring in conversions for your online store. Many social tools for boosting conversions litter the internet, so we put together a list of the options that are going to bring you results, fast. Make your entire catalog available on Facebook, and create campaigns and promotions that improve your conversions.

Content & Conversations: The MBJ Rule


It’s even easier to take part in conversationscomment, like, RT, MT, and share. Don’t create content or take part in conversations if you can’t… 1. Normally, I’d say call me to talk about it or I’ll buy you a beverage – but in this case (and I’m trying to not laugh as I type this) – just comment, like, RT, MT and share!

8 Simple Tweaks to Boost Website Conversions

Convince & Convert

Honestly, most people find our tools via Google, so the conversion rates are particularly high since they are in an “active” searching state rather than a “passive” blog reading mode. Conversion rate. Here are the 8 tools, tips and techniques we’ve used since January to get our website up over the 8 per conversion rate mark: What I did. conversation rate. Sessions.

Twitter Needs Stronger Conversations, Not Longer Spam

Geoff Livingston

The conversation revolves around the potential expansion of Tweets to as many as 10,000 characters. It’s a bit of a Trojan horse of a conversation. What many people see in there streams are a series of short (and often poorly written) headlines and comments with links. Rare is the conversation or simple reply. The Internet is abuzz about how to fix Twitter.

From Conversation Company to Optimization Organization


A friend and fellow country-man, Steven Van Belleghem from InSites Consulting , wrote two books, ‘ The Conversation Manager ’ and, more recently ‘ The Conversation Company ’. Steven makes very valid points of how important it is to involve people and facilitate conversations while having a ‘social’ mindset across the organization. Again, feel free to comment.

How to Monitor Comments on your Instagram Ads (and why it’s crucial to do so!)

agora pulse

Like ads on Facebook, your Instagram Ads receive comments. Engagement on Instagram means likes and comments, if a higher number of likes on your Instagram ads is not something you have to worry about, a higher number of Instagram ad comments can be a concern. Because you have no way whatsoever to natively see what these comments are and manage them. Click To Tweet.

Rethinking Blog Comments Again

Ari Herzog

If you look at every blog post I wrote in 2014 in reverse chronological order from yesterday’s post rationalizing why I tweet to my first post on branding , the above numeric series indicates how many comments people wrote on each post. This includes my comments, too. Why do I allow people to comment if few do? If you start at the beginning of the series (on the left) and skip over the 3, 0, and 1, the next three posts have zero comments. The first no-comment post (on naming your blog ) saw 8 shares on Twitter, 1 share on Facebook, and 2 shares on LinkedIn.

Why You Should Stop Writing Blog Comments

Ari Herzog

Valeria Maltoni challenges you to comment less and converse more. Conversation with the right intent, or influence, is about turning together, connecting. Conversation is the opportunity. You don’t get that from commenting alone. Conversing begins with replying. Once John chooses to reply, the discussion turns full circle into a conversation.

The End Of Conversation

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Can we move beyond the notion of brands engaging consumers in a conversation? I had the pleasure of presenting at a Google event in Chicago the other day. They have a deep interest in digital marketing and social media but grapple with the idea of a conversation with consumers. don't see many people having any sort of conversation with a brand (and there isn't much conversation happening about a brand). Social media is not a conversation. Engagement is not a conversation. Brands fail at conversations. Did the brand engage in the comment section?

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?

New Facebook Pixel: Audiences, Custom Conversions and Standard Events

Jon Loomer

Facebook Custom Conversions: A Beginner’s Guide. Conversion Pixels: Individual pixels used on the success page for each product and opt-in. The old conversion pixel is/was used for tracking and optimizing for conversions. It was required when running campaigns with the Website Conversions objective. Custom Conversions. It’s optimization.

Reintroducing Blog Comment Moderation

Ari Herzog

It is common for companies (who don’t comprehend a blog comment is akin to having a conversation) to hire people to write manual comments on blogs all over the place in the hope an unsuspecting reader will click to learn more about the company product. Effective immediately, everyone’s first comment requires my approval. Did You Approve That Blog Comment?

The Mila Araujo (@Milaspage) School of Commenting

Geoff Livingston

Confession: I’m an awkward commenter, and struggle with how to best deliver response without becoming overbearing. So I always perk my ears up when I run into a comment marketer who is well liked by their peers, and glean any best practices I can. I met Montreal’s Mila Araujo at the TribeUp in NYC and then again at PodCamp East. GL: What about short comments?

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. The conversation is anywhere and everywhere.

Facebook Custom Conversions: A Beginner’s Guide

Jon Loomer

What about the conversion pixel? In this post, though, I want to cover the basics of Custom Conversions. Do you know how to use Facebook Custom Conversions? What Are Custom Conversions? Custom Conversions allow marketers to track and optimize for conversions without adding anything to the Facebook pixel code that is (hopefully) already on your site. Search.

Feature Friday: How to Choose the Best Comment System for Your Blog

Ari Herzog

One of the key goals when I started blogging was to encourage a healthy discussion area in the comments. I’ve always been a firm believer that the real gold to any blog post can (and does) come from the comments left afterward. Depending on how encouraging the blogger is to foster open discussion, the comments can take the original post in a whole new direction. image: ilmungo.

5 Painless Ways to Get Maximum Blog Comment Love

Shift Digital

Any serious blogger will tell you that the secret to a successful blog includes consistency , dedication , and inspiration.  My favorite blogs also feature one more magic ingredient: a loyal fellowship of readers that love to comment. Here are 5 painless ways to get maximum blog comment love: 1.) Be opinionated and controversial. Personally reply to as many comments as possible.

Customers Don’t Want Ads, They Want a Conversation…Just Not the Conversations You Want to Have

Social Media Strategery

Somehow I don’t think these are the conversations consumers are looking for from brands. Fast Company just published another article discussing how customers are no longer satisfied just with good products and services or low prices – they want collaboration and conversation from brands. ” What kinds of conversations is your brand having with its customers? Are

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. Reduced spam. Cons. 1.

Change the Tone of your Conversation with your Members/Customers


It takes changing your conversation and building relationships over time rather than taking snapshots of their responses to your programs at one moment in time. At the same time, staff devotes time each and every day discussing member responses, questions or critical comments; analyzing the implications; anticipating future needs and developing solutions.

Facebook Ads: 9 Factors That Impact Cost Per Conversion

Jon Loomer

One of the primary reasons marketers run Facebook ads is for conversions. Many advertisers ask me, “Why didn’t this campaign lead to conversions?” And by “results,” note that I’m focusing on Cost Per Conversion. There are nine main factors that impact the cost per conversion of Facebook ads… Click To Tweet. 1. Product. Audience.

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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. The conversation is everywhere. Let''s get over the comments.

Eight Conversations Your Customers Want to Have With Your Brand

Social Media Strategery

” Instead of following some guru’s best practices formula for social media content that will increase your followers, friends, and comments, try to have the conversations they actually want to have. Next time you’re working on your social media content calendar, start thinking about some of the conversations your customers want to have -. Your history.

640+ Power Words That Sell to Maximize Your Conversions

Writtent Blog

Do you want to find better words that sell to maximize your conversions? Check out our list of 640+ power words that sell to maximise your conversions, which we’ve divided into different categories to make it easier for you to find what you need. Words to Increase Facebook Shares, Likes, and Comments. Comment. Let us know in the comments below! Because. Instantly.

Facebook Testing People You May Know in Messenger, Topics for Conversations With Brands?

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And the social network appears to have added categories to conversations between users and brands. Facebook had not responded to a request for comment at the time of this post. Facebook appears to be testing some potential new features for its Messenger  application. Some users are seeing the social network’s People You May Know  feature within the Messenger app.

14 Tips to Generate More Leads, Conversions and Sales Using Twitter

Pam Moore

Instead, you need to design and implement a well thought out and tested conversion funnel that helps you organically attract, inspire and engage your ideal customer. Learning how to increase conversions and sales using Twitter requires both art and science. If your blog, website, content and engagement strategies suck, your conversions on Twitter will be the same. iTunes.

Conversion Optimization School is in Session

Convince & Convert

Ultimately, almost every website is about conversion rates. That blog design that you slaved over should eventually drive conversion rates where your prospects read, download, call or otherwise behave in a way that is beneficial to your company. know this first-hand, as my former company was a leader in conversion optimization in the early aughts.

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?

7 Conversion Rate Optimization Tips for Publishers

Adam Sherk

Paras has been doing some interesting work with A/B testing and conversion rate optimization so I thought it would be good to get some tips for publishers from him. Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO) is perhaps the easiest method to increase revenue without pouring extra dollars into paid marketing campaigns. Define your conversion goals. – Adam. Yes / No.&# Conclusion.