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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. Don’t freak out just yet though, people.

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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&#. They look for high profile sites or people to grumble at, generally to make themselves feel more important. The more you say, the more you feed ‘em. Trolls are a special breed. Well, it can get ugly.

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Why Mashable’s Comment System Fails

Ari Herzog

Whenever something newsworthy breaks, all four sites (and others) typically fight each other to be the first to publish that article. The sites also fight for the most amount of comments, retweets, and social shares. Comparing the commenting abilities on Disqus vs the new Mashable Follow system, founder Pete Cashmore explains : The benefits of the new comments system are: 1.

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.

News Feed Optimization (NFO) is the new SEO!

Buzz Marketing for Technology

often suggest to companies to put at least the same amount of time in identifying and planning for how you are going to create content for the site on an ongoing basis as you do in the planning and design of the site itself. All this is needed to get people to engage with your brand specifically in the form of “likeing” and commenting on it.

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10 Dreadful Mistakes that Kill Your Comments


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?

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

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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Creating a Custom RSS Feed for Guest Posts


If you’re like me, you write a lot of posts for sites other than your own and want to be able to share those posts with your readers. 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. Creating a Custom RSS Feed. Creating the full feed can be time consuming.

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CommentLuv 2.9 – Guide for Blog Owners & Commenters


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.

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. Here is a copy of the blog comment spam that you left. more|a lot more} useful than ever before.|. I {couldn’t|could not} {resist|refrain from} commenting. new {blog|weblog|webpage|website|web site}.|. Way cool!

5 Ways to Ramp Up Comments on Your Blog


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.

How I Organize Google Reader for Blog Commenting


And one thing I discovered very quickly about the photo community is if you want comments, you better start giving comments first. 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. And I can access my RSS feeds on my phone via the Google Reader app for Android.

Four Ways to Fight Content Thieves

Spin Sucks

We took two approaches: I commented on every post that was mine with things such as, “You can’t scrape a blogger’s content and not attribute correctly” or “Boy, this blog post sure looks familiar.” Unless it looks like you’ve personally endorsed the site that has published your content, it doesn’t hurt to just let it be. Every day. Sorry.”

The Secret to Feeding Your Family with a Blog


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. toiled and toiled for more comments, more visits, and more social media connections. The answer?

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PR Pros Must Embrace the PESO Model

Spin Sucks

While the algorithm at Facebook keeps changing so only those who pay get their content to show up in the news feeds of their followers, you don’t want to ignore your page. On  Feedly , create a list of bloggers to watch. See if those news outlets and blogs are sending visitors to your site. Assign points to things such as likes, retweets, shares, and comments.

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6 Ways to Filter Your RSS Feeds - ReadWriteWeb

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Ways to Filter Your RSS Feeds. Written by Josh Catone / March 4, 2008 8:06 PM. / 26 Comments. It allows users to easily keep track of news from multiple web sites because updates are delivered directly to them. Information overload is a real problem for many web users, and one way to cope with it is to filter your RSS feeds so you only see what you want to see. There are many ways to filter news feeds from your favorite sources, including passively by relying on meme trackers like Techmeme or social news services such as Google Readers shared items. Comments.

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22 Expert Guides and Reviews of 200+ Social Media Tools

Webbiquity SMM

In the posts highlighted below, 20 (or so) social media marketing pros review more than 200 tools, ranging from popular, widely used tools like Buffer, Hootsuite and Feedly to intriguing but lesser-known apps. The tool gathers data from a staggering 70+ million sources that include social networking platforms, forums, blogs and news sites”). Image credit: Buddy Media. viralWoo

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33 Phenomenal Content Marketing and Copywriting Guides and Tips

Webbiquity SMM

Feeding The Content Marketing Beast – 7 Places to Find Cheap Content by Heidi Cohen. Content marketing guru Joe Pulizzi  presents a fascinating history of content marketing, from cave paintings and 19th-century “customer magazines” through the emergence of corporate blogs, business video, microsites, and the proliferation of content marketing sites, books and resources.

2011 Trends: Make Your Corporate Site A Social Media Hub

Proactive Report

As budget freezes start to thaw, it’s time for them (companies) to consider how to integrate social media functionality, for example, incorporating the power of Facebook comment boxes on site to provide a feedback loop for consumers. onto their main site. Sites will become a hub to aggregate and explain activity on social networks, and add long-form value.

Lessons Learned One Year After Starting a Private Membership Site

Jon Loomer

Up until this point, monetizing progressed as follows: AdSense on the site. Here are several lessons I’ve learned during the past year… Here are 13 lessons learned during a full year of running a membership site… Click To Tweet. 1. It’s not perfect, but it allows me to create membership content the same way I do content on my site. Feed Them Value.

The Value of Comments to a Profit-making Blog


We’ve talked about the issues of blog comments before on, but never from a point of view of profit-making. Image courtesy stock.xchng user lusi But as I was looking at the stats on dPS last week, I found that this short, helpful opinion post from 2010 was still attracting a steady stream of readers—and comments. Commenting is a very strong kind of engagement.

Q&A Sites And Competitive Intelligence | Small Business Mavericks

Small Business Mavericks

How To Increase Your Twitter Followers » Q&A Sites And Competitive Intelligence I’ve discussed the value and virtues of Q&A sites before. You can often learn a thing or two about the competition from these types of questions on these sites. You can leave a response , or trackback from your own site. You must be logged in to post a comment.

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. Tell people Why they should comment.

Permanently Set Your Facebook Feed To Show Most Recent Instead Of Top Stories

SocMed Sean

Another strange one is the fact that Facebook loves to show you the “Top Stories” that it thinks are important in your life and while that works for some, there are those of us who prefer to see our feeds in chronological order. You can manually change your Facebook feed to display the most recent posts, but Facebook will change it back to Top Stories after about 24 hours.


5 Sly Ways to Get More Clicks

Convince & Convert

Get Site Control. Get Site Control works on all sites (not just WordPress) and you can customize the pull-down to include surveys/polls, email signups, even social sharing tools. Leave them in the comments below, and if we get a decent batch I’ll write a follow-up post with corresponding credit/links, etc. Image via Clicks! Clicks are like seeds.

How to Build Community for Niche Site Success


And we were doing our best to monetize the site with your typical affiliate programs, text link ads and PPC campaigns. For details about the fledgling Tripawds site, don’t miss my submission for the 2008 ProBlogger Video Mashup. This allowed people seeking advice to get more than just one opinion, increased traffic and user registrations, and added valuable content to the site.

18 Things About Facebook Rankings To Remember

Small Business Mavericks

Once upon a time, a business could utilize the organic reach of their Facebook Page posts and show up on the news feeds of interested followers. Chris Crum has put together Everything Facebook Has Said Over The Past Year About News Feed Ranking  on WebProNews. He has 18 points from their series of “News Feed FYI” announcements since August of 2013. Facebook suggests news and publishing sites post frequently — October 2013. Facebook shows more articles, comments & mobile clicks matter — December 2013. Now, not so much.

Did Facebook Screw Up?

Small Business Mavericks

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?!!?&# About Us What’s a Maverick?

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.

Comments Were Meant to Be Deleted


Please don’t post pro-Trump comments on my page. ” I wasn’t looking for support or bashing Trump. I was trying to let people know ahead of time I would delete their pro-Trump comments. Here’s what someone posted as a comment: “I’m always a bit surprised that anyone on social thinks they “own their feed” Not true on Facebook. You can help curate a feed through your preferences and who you “friend” – but you don’t own any feeds. Even The platform owns the feeds. Thank you.”

100+ Blog Directories and RSS Sites for Promoting Your Blog

Webbiquity SMM

social networking profiles, social bookmarking sites, other bloggers). But two great sources are blog directories and RSS syndication sites. So, having recently completed a submission campaign for a client, here is an updated list of blog directories and RSS syndication sites that remain active and free. The list excludes sites that were, ahem, inappropriate for most blogs, had non-operational submission forms, appeared inactive, required a fee, or had a Google Pagerank of zero. Feed URL (e.g., 100+ Blog Directories and RSS Submission Sites. link].

How Q&A Sites Can Boost Your SEO | Small Business Mavericks

Small Business Mavericks

» How Q&A Sites Can Boost Your SEO SEOmoz has a great article on how Q&A sites can boost your SEO. Secondly, I think it’s important to point out that Pavel Israelsky classifies four different types of Q&A sites: Social Q&A – Includes sites like Quora, Aardvark, Formspring, and Facebook Answers. About Us What’s a Maverick?

Six WordPress Plugins to Install on your Site Today

Jeff Esposito

Over the past few years, I ave tried dozens of plugins to accomplish goals for the site. LiveFyre – There are a lot of comment systems out there, but none are on par with Livefyre. Not only does the platform allow for commenting in real time (think streaming group chat) but it also offers multiple options for users to log in for commenting. Image: Wikipedia.

Etsy's PR Nightmare: Greeting Cards Making Light Of Rape

Waxing UnLyrical

Walking the transparency talk I WAS going to write about something to do with online integrity, but, like many well-meaning bloggers, I got side-tracked by my Twitter feed. The article that held my attention involved my favorite online shopping site –, and a particular seller of offensive greeting cards. Heck, even I have a shop on Etsy – it’s generally a wonderful site.

Everything You Need to Import and Display RSS Feeds with WordPress


WordPress makes it super-easy to publish your own content, and even easier to import and display content from other great sites around the Web. Just as other people are displaying and reading your feed in their apps and devices, you can use external RSS feeds to supplement and strengthen your site’s primary content. Displaying feeds with the default RSS widget.

Are Blog Comments Dead? | Justin Levy

Justin Levy

Justin Levy Marketing and Social Media Home About Archives Contact Disclosures Newsletter Speaking Are Blog Comments Dead? Written on July 30, 2010 by Justin Levy in blog , community , facebook , interactions , social media , twitter 23 Comments - Leave a comment! If youre new here or just an old friend, Id love it if you subscribed via RSS feed. Thomas I like comments.

How to Get More Blog Traffic – Real World Data

Webbiquity SMM

But it makes sense: the more often your blog is “seen&# on other sites, the more people will bookmark it, subscribe to your RSS feed, and type in the URL directly. Of the top dozen sources of traffic, four were social networking or related sites: Twitter , LinkedIn , Facebook and HootSuite. Every blogger wants more traffic. How to get it? Social media is important.

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Analyse your RSS Feed

Koka Sexton

Koka Sexton dot Com Home About Koka Contact Twitter FULL RSS Analyse your RSS Feed Your RSS readership is just as important as tracking your visitors with Google Analytics. have all of my blogs pushing their RSS feeds through Feedburner. FeedBurner is the leading provider of media distribution and audience engagement services for blogs and RSS feeds. Leave a comment!

Use CommentLuv for better comments - Koka Sexton dot Com

Koka Sexton

Koka Sexton dot Com Home About Koka Contact Twitter FULL RSS Use CommentLuv for better comments I just finished my daily ritual of reading my favorite sites. Tay over at Super Blogging must have added a new plugin to his site. Some sites still have a hard time driving traffic with this but I think all in all that comments in blogs are the best way to get new visitors.