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Responding (Or Not) to Blog Comments

Spin Sucks

During our stay there, we ended up having a conversation about blog comments and replying to them. He figures he’s had his say by doing that and the comments are for everyone else to have their say. Valeria, who is one of the smartest people I know, rarely gets any comments, but her blog is one of the go-tos for nearly everyone in marketing. You see, he writes to write.

Facebook Updates News Feed Algorithm

Ignite Social Media

Once again, Facebook is changing the way its News Feed is structured and many people have questions as to what it actually means this time. As this new feature on Facebook rolled out, so did a document titled “News Feed Values” by the company, which is meant to supply clarity around exactly that question. Simple, right? Both yes and no. I don’t think so.

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Facebook News Feed: Friends and Family First, Core Values

SocialTimes Facebook

Friends and family come first in Facebook’s News Feed , as the social network detailed the latest tweak to its algorithm and detailed the values that guide that algorithm. Engineering director Lars Backstrom announced the algorithm update in a Newsroom post , saying that posts from friends will be ranked higher in News Feed than posts from pages. That’s why today, we’re announcing an upcoming change to News Feed ranking to help make sure you don’t miss stories from your friends. We’ve also found that people enjoy their feeds as a source of entertainment.

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NEVER Feed the Trolls

Janet Fouts

There’s a saying in social media that goes something like this “You know you’ve “arrived&# when you’ve got trolls commenting on your work&#. The more you say, the more you feed ‘em. But when you think about it if you are so boring that you don’t have a big following or comments you’re not good troll bait right? You decide.

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Why You Need to Respond Quickly to Social Media Comments

SocialFish

Today, more and more people are posting on their own feeds and on the social media channels of said brands. Answering questions and responding to comments is an opportunity to keep them thinking about you and about the value you provide. Don’t ever leave comments that can be read as justifications of your actions; savvy social media users see right through non-apologies.

Facebook Tests Displaying Active Comment Threads Alongside Messages

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook is testing an alternative to notifications for users who want to keep track of comment threads on posts. Josh Constine of TechCrunch shared the screenshot below from Russell Smith , in which comment threads from Facebook posts are appearing alongside chat windows from messages at the bottom of the screen in the desktop version of the social network.

Pros and Cons of the Facebook Comments Plugin

Spin Sucks

Ken Colburn asks, “What are the pros and cons of the new Facebook Comments plugin that just launched?&#. Facebook launched a service that allows you to post your blog comments to your stream. From the development blog: Comments Box is a social plugin that enables user commenting on your site so they are easily shared with friends or with people who like your Page.

What You Need to Know About Facebook’s News Feed Changes

SocialFish

Facebook page admins take note: just when you thought you’d figured out Facebook’s EdgeRank algorithm, they’ve changed the game and the way News Feed works. Here’s what you need to know about the News Feed changes: Story Bumping. As Facebook rolls out these changes to the News Feed, what are you noticing about the way your page and/or content is performing?

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News Feed Optimization (NFO) is the new SEO!

Buzz Marketing for Technology

All this is needed to get people to engage with your brand specifically in the form of “likeing” and commenting on it. What you need to focus on is the content and optimizing it in order to get likes and comments which will help drive the amount of people that Facebook will show your page to. And you would be surprised what I hear. Only.2%

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Facebook News Feed Updates: Authenticity and Video Completion

Jon Loomer

For some marketers, Facebook’s constant tweaking of the News Feed algorithm — which determines what users see and don’t see in their feed — is a source of frustration. Whether it’s click bait or fake news, Facebook wants to limit how much of this content gets visibility in the news feed. But anyone who has been on their news feed will attest that while there may be less of this content than there once was, the difference isn’t all that noticeable. Categorize pages that post spam or try to game the news feed. Your Turn.

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Facebook to Change News Feed to Focus on Friends and Family: Here’s Everything You Need to Know

Buffer Social

The goal of Facebook’s News Feed is to show people the stories that are most relevant to them. Now, Facebook has announced one of their most significant News Feed shuffles. On Wednesday , Facebook shared that the News Feed algorithm is going to shift so that it will more favorably promote content posted by the friends and family of users. The News Feed should entertain.

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Content Distribution: Eight Ways to Gain New Readers

Spin Sucks

” 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.

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. I think it is. Social Media

Facebook RSS feeds and iGoogle

Laurel Papworth

I went to Facebook.com/Marketing and wanted to pull the RSS feed into my social media monitoring dashboard. But RSS is not enabled on the Page and even when I did a “View Source&# I couldn’t find the feed for either RSS or ATOM. If you want the full wall, comments and everything, I have no clue but MetaPrime have listed the feeds below. In this case iGoogle.

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When It Comes to Facebook Posts, Size Matters

SocialTimes Facebook

Interestingly, one channel where the length of content hasn’t seemed to matter is Facebook–specifically, the effect that the amount of text in any given Facebook post has on how Facebook prioritizes that post in News Feed. Post type: Whether it’s photos, videos or links, News Feed prioritizes the types of posts that a person interacts with most frequently.

10 Dreadful Mistakes that Kill Your Comments

Kikolani

PageRank 5, Alexa rank about 15K and constantly dropping (in case you are not familiar with how Alexa rank works, the lower the number, the better), a wealth of comments on every post. Let’s face it: most commentators on any blog appreciate a high-quality backlink or two – after all, link building is still the cornerstone of top Google rankings. Want some of that? Result?

Feature Friday: How iGoogle is My RSS Feed HQ

Ari Herzog

You can add RSS feeds, YouTube subscriptions, personalize it with custom themes, and even view your Gmail inbox, all in one place. As you can see, I use iGoogle for all of my RSS feeds. How to add RSS feeds to iGoogle. Almost all blogs have some form of RSS feed that syndicates their content out on the web. How to Enhance Your Blog Comment: Share Then Link.

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What I Like About the New Facebook Timeline Profile, Privacy Settings, and News Feed

Kikolani

So, as a change of pace, here are some gems that have come about from the latest updates that are actually pretty cool from the news feed to the new Facebook Timeline Profile. The Best Facebook News Feed Setting. By far, of all things they have done to the news feed, I love this! Tired of people who feed their tweets in as Facebook updates? Good stuff! Review All Tags.

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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?

Turning off the ViperChill RSS Feed: What You HAVE to Tell Your Blog Readers

Viper Chill

A list of options includes: Feedly – highlighted as the best alternative to Google Reader by The Verge mostly due to its speed, minimalist style, and the fact that it’s free. To take advantage of the Google Reader downtime they’ve turned off free accounts (which didn’t allow more than 64 feeds) so this may come back in the future. ProBlogger: 94,647.

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Stop Losing Track of Instagram Comments

The Social Media Hat

Social Media Stop Losing Track of Instagram Comments. Comments From Engaged Followers Are Too Easily Buried In Notifications. You see, when you post a great image to Instagram, it will garner all kinds of likes and comments. Continue to post great images and those likes and comments will pile up gloriously. Comments are effectively buried! Comments you cannot see!

How to Improve Your News Feed Ranking on Facebook

Mindjumpers

According to a research done by comScore called “The Power of Like: How Brands Reach and Influence Fans Through Social Media Marketing&# , users on Facebook spend the majority of their time, more specifically 27% of their time, looking at news feeds and homepages. The engagement with branded content mostly happens through the news feed and not on pages. Tweet.

Facebook Journalism Project: A Complete Guide

SocialTimes Facebook

People on the latest version of our iOS and Android applications will be eligible to see these posts in News Feed and on publishers’ pages in the coming weeks. Available for both individual live and regular public videos, these metrics will include total minutes viewed, total number of views and total engagement (reactions, comments and shares). and James L. and James L.

CommentLuv 2.9 – Guide for Blog Owners & Commenters

Kikolani

This guide will cover what is new for both blog owners and blog commenters alike as well as how to install and configure this plugin on your WordPress blog. CommentLuv is a plugin that allows commenters to leave a link to their latest post behind with their comment. For example, Extreme John left behind this comment and CommentLuv link on yesterday’s guest post.

Creating a Custom RSS Feed for Guest Posts

Kikolani

Figuring out how to do this with particular systems might pose a specific challenge, especially if those networks only allow you to import one RSS feed. There may also be times where you want to only share writing by you, and if you have a lot of guest bloggers on your site as well as guest posts on other sites, having a full RSS feed for your blog won’t do. <?xml CDATA[.

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Dear Blog Comment Spammer: I Think Your Comment Spam Tool is Broken

Bill Hartzer

Dear Blog Comment Spammer, who just left a comment on one of my recent blog posts: I think whatever software tool or script that you are using is broken. Whatever the reason, you should have noticed that none of the blog comments that are left on my blog actually allow outgoing links to websites. Here is a copy of the blog comment spam that you left. Can you tell? {. {I

Taking Control of Your Facebook News Feed

yMarketingMatters

Have you wondered why you are not seeing as many of your friends and business Pages in your News Feed? That’s because Facebook determines what appears in your News Feed, and how high, with an algorithm called EdgeRank. Learn how to take control of your News Feed on your personal page with Facebook’s new Interest List tool. Read the full blog here. Yasmin.

What Makes Your Facebook Page Post Feature On Feeds? - Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

While Google's search algorithms are well kept secrets Facebook is transparent about the algorithms that it uses for Posts of Pages to appear on the Feeds of the Fans / Community Members. Weight: Is the number of times comments, likes and such interactions take place. So basically what does this tell us in short: The more immediate, the more times people interact with Page, and the more they comment is better for the Page posts to come up and be seen on the Feeds of Fans and Community Members. The Facebook algorithm is called EdgeRank.

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General Motors and Logitech Dominate the #CES2016 Feed

Convince & Convert

” As a result, the most popular tweets around Rubio on Monday came straight from the Senator himself, commenting on the “failures of Obama’s foreign policy”: With the arrival of 2016, the campaigns are ramping up just a few days into the election year. Tech: #CES2016. Some highlights? For even more further insights, see how we have been covering the event here.

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How I Organize Google Reader for Blog Commenting

Kikolani

And one thing I discovered very quickly about the photo community is if you want comments, you better start giving comments first. I started out on sites by photo bloggers I met at a photowalk in downtown Phoenix and branched out from there with people in their comments and on their blogrolls. I can access my RSS feeds on any computer I am logged into my Google account.

5 Ways to Ramp Up Comments on Your Blog

ProBlogger

Comments feed the writers soul with proof of work well done. It’s easy to think that not everyone likes comments, but the truth is that comments are what makes us believe in our content and its usefulness. The feeling you get from not receiving any comments on the content you write can be pretty devastating. Comment to get comments.

Feature Friday: How iGoogle is My RSS Feed HQ

Ari Herzog

You can add RSS feeds, YouTube subscriptions, personalize it with custom themes, and even view your Gmail inbox, all in one place. As you can see, I use iGoogle for all of my RSS feeds. How to add RSS feeds to iGoogle. Almost all blogs have some form of RSS feed that syndicates their content out on the web. How to Enhance Your Blog Comment: Share Then Link.

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Could Facebook Tip the Elections in the Final Countdown?

SocialTimes Facebook

This might not be evident from your Facebook News Feed. However, a multitude of factors come together to craft a customized narrative in our News Feeds. Our Facebook feeds have become a battleground for political discourse: From Trump’s declaration that President Barack Obama is the “founder of ISIS ” to Clinton’s comments dismissing Trump supporters as a “basket of deplorables ,” new stories emerge every day, adding to the ongoing saga and painting the parties in a variety of shades. The Nov. 8 deadline is looming, and the polls are tight. The power of a like.

183: 9 Types of Questions to Ask On Your FaceBook Page to Get More Comments

ProBlogger

In today’s lesson, I want to give you some really practical things that you can do to increase engagement – particularly to get people to comment – on your Facebook page and if you have them – groups. If FB sees you’re getting lots of likes, shares and comments on your posts – they’re seeing what you’re doing as worth showing to others. Full Transcript.

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A Complete Guide to Facebook’s Q3 2016 Financial Results, Earnings Call

SocialTimes Facebook

billion likes, posts, comments and shares on Facebook over the first nine months of the year, from about 109 million users. Workplace is a communications platform that uses features that people know–like News Feed , groups and messages–to help them collaborate and share at work the same way that they do everywhere else. News Feed. The company posted revenue of $7.01

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47 Social Media Statistics to Bookmark for 2017

Sprout Social

Since the beginning of 2016, Instagram has released a new feed algorithm, 60-second videos, a complete redesign and logo, videos in explore, Instagram Stories, stickers and hit the 600 million user benchmark. Within 10 hours of an Instagram post, users receive 50% of their total comments. 98% of LinkedIn posts with images earn more comments than text-only posts. billion users.

The Secret to Feeding Your Family with a Blog

ProBlogger

Should you study methods for getting more comments? It said: “FEED THE PEANUT&#. For you, Feeding the Peanut may mean paying medical bills or mounting credit card debt. For me, Feeding the Peanut is taking care of those that I love, including my newborn daughter. I toiled and toiled for more comments, more visits, and more social media connections. I said.

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5 Ways to Beat the Facebook News Feed Update

Proactive Report

You might have noticed it in your personal News Feed. “Every time someone visits their news feed there are, on average, 1500 potential stories from friends, people they follow and pages they’ve liked for them to see. So yes, Facebook has once again tweaked their News Feed algorithm and your organic content is reaching fewer fans. I certainly have. Simple.

A Blog Commenting Strategy

ProBlogger

The next source of blog traffic is blog commenting. Blog commenting is so easy, even leaving a sentence can supply you with an excellent 50 unique visitors. What are the steps for driving traffic through commenting on other blogs? Before commenting, you need to know exactly where to comment. The most important thing in blog commenting is the blog you comment on.

Online Tools that Help with PR

Spin Sucks

Feedly. Feedly is a user-friendly place to store your blog and news subscriptions. When they publish something new, you’ll see it in your Feedly page and can read and share from there. I always recommend people take the time to comment on articles, where they have expertise. By Gini Dietrich Running a small business isn’t easy. Canva to the rescue! Hootsuite.

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