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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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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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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.

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?

How to Create Content for Your Site that Your Readers Will Love

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Don’t forget that customers, potential customers, media, and potential business partners are all visiting your web site. Without good content, you are less likely to impress visitors to your web site, and it is harder to convert. What do visitors to your site want? How do visitors to your site know that what you offer will be useful to them in some way? Like this post?

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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

Kikolani

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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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

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.

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?

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.

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. 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.

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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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

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. 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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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.

Facebook Pages: Which News Sites Get the Most Engagement?

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk Facebook Pages: Which News Sites Get the Most Engagement? by Adam Sherk on September 17, 2009 Now that the improved Facebook Pages have been around for a while I wanted to check the level of engagement that major news sites are achieving with them. Most news sites have an official Facebook Page now, with the typical approach being to add a daily stream of links to new content while promoting site features, apps, feeds, etc. likes and 2 comments per update. NPR 489,413 513.5

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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.

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.

Comments Were Meant to Be Deleted

Socialized

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.”

The Value of Comments to a Profit-making Blog

ProBlogger

We’ve talked about the issues of blog comments before on Problogger.net, 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.

How to Get People to Your Social Sites and Keep them Coming Back.

Saying It Social

Saying It Social Your Social Media Marketing Resource Home About Polls Our Services Testimonials How to Get People to Your Social Sites and Keep them Coming Back You have all of these great social sites but nobody knows about them! Here are some ways to drive people to your social sites and then keep them engaged. Add Social Networking buttons to Email Newsletters – A great site to get icons from is [link]. Plus, when you visit TCBY on Twitter , they have the addresses to their other social sites running down the left-hand side. Online 1. Well done, TCBY ! 4.

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 BigStockPhoto.com. Clicks! Clicks are like seeds.

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Blog Design For ROI Rule #7: Blend Ads With Content & Encourage Comments

ProBlogger

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.

News Sites Not Making Much Use of Static FBML on Facebook Pages

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk News Sites Not Making Much Use of Static FBML on Facebook Pages by Adam Sherk on June 9, 2010 Between privacy issues, a sweaty CEO and technical problems with its “Like&# buttons Facebook is having a rough time lately. revisited the 25 pages covered in Which News Sites Have the Most Valuable Facebook Pages?

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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.

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.

How to Build Community for Niche Site Success

ProBlogger

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.

What to Do When a Commenter Goes Rogue

ProBlogger

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.

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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].

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?

Tips for Getting More Comments on Your Blog | Spin Sucks

Spin Sucks

Despite what many people think, it’s not as easy as starting a blog, publishing a few posts, and waiting for the comments to roll in. Following are some tips for getting more comments on your blog. Most people won’t comment unless: a) they know you, b) there are already a bunch of comments when they get there or c) you REALLY piss them off. Comment on other blogs!

Everything You Need to Import and Display RSS Feeds with WordPress

ProBlogger

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.

Musings on Joining New Social Media Sites, Site Recommendations.

Saying It Social

Saying It Social Your Social Media Marketing Resource Home About Polls Our Services Testimonials Musings on Joining New Social Media Sites, Site Recommendations and On-Going Participation A while back I set up accounts on Amplify and Clipmarks. When I received the confirmation email after I submitted my first article to Go Articles, they prompted me to join and post my articles to Dropjack as well – also a free site, offering even more exposure, why say no?! One day, four new sites. What are your experiences with trying out new sites?