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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.

Five Ways to Build a Better Media List

Spin Sucks

Like most PR pros, you probably have a modern day Rolodex (media list spreadsheet) of your strongest contacts—the media and influencers you’ve been working with for years. Layered on top of that is a list of folks you’ve probably pitched many times, maybe interacted with a little, but they aren’t the ones who will pick up the phone when you call. By Aly Saxe. Get real. Negative.

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How “No Comment” Has Edelman In Trouble…Again

Spin Sucks

Friday, Jan. 7 : Matt calls phone number listed on contact page to follow up. Tuesday, Jan 11 : Edelman rep tells us in a one-line e-mail, “Unfortunately we do not have anyone to comment on this.&#. And, like Ryan says in his apology email, if you can’t provide the information, you explain why, not leave it with “Unfortunately we do not have anyone to comment on this.&# Where I come from, “no comment&# is not allowed. Communication best buy best buy on content marketing Edelman mark ragan no comment Ragan ragan.comUh oh. Monday, Jan.

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!

10 Content Ideas that Generate Comments and Shares

Spin Sucks

Therefore, today I have created a list of 10 types of content you can use for your blog. It’s not just a list, though. Will this blog post get commented on and shared more than some of our more popular blog post (Pinterest!) in January? I’ll report back! The Lists. Nate Riggs is the foremost expert on the blog lists. People like lists. The Good.

The Fantabulous Lists of Social Media Case Studies

Social Media Citizens

I’ve been browsing through the lists of top social media case studies and I thought I am going to share  some of the top sites with you: Casestudiesonline.com by Tod Maffin. List of Social Media Marketing Examples by ( [link] ). The Association Social Media Wiki’s List by ( [link] ). Social media case studies by  ([link] ). Social Brand Index by ( [link] ). Thanks!

22 Simple Tips to Grow Your Email List Organically

yMarketingMatters

Your email list is the core and infrastructure of your business. Obviously for email marketing to be effective, you’ve got to possess a list, right? You must grow your list organically and you must do it by offering value, that’s it. List building starts with the sign-up process: You need to get people to subscribe. How much more? Twitter: 140 million tweets per day.

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10 Additional Ideas to Generate Comments and Shares

Spin Sucks

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. Write lists! Without further ado, 10 additional ideas to generate comments and shares. The moral of the story? Book Reviews.

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.

Lawyers: Client Names In Pitches…To List or Not To List?

Myrland Marketing

When I was in-house as a law firm marketing director, we had a service provider list us in their marketing materials, which wasn’t good as we weren’t happy with their services. We had to politely ask them to remove us from the list…awkward, right? Thanks for the opportunity to work together, We’d love to list you as a representative client for the xyz work we did together.

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Four PR Podcasts to Add to Your List

Spin Sucks

The post Four PR Podcasts to Add to Your List appeared first on Spin Sucks. Comments biggreenpen Holy wow! By Gini Dietrich. On the fourth day of Christmas, Spin Sucks gave to you….four four PR podcasts, three productivity tools ,  two secrets to being part of the Spin Sucks Crazies , and the one PR tool you need for 2016. That’s right, boys and girls! Listen to Serial. Do it.

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To Livefyre and Back Again: Vanilla WordPress Commenting System Returns

Ari Herzog

There are many reasons for the change back to the default, most notably that many long-time commentators had complained about various functions (or lack of functions and didn’t want to wait until future plugin versions included their wish lists). Marking comments as spam, for instance, required multiple clicks instead of one. reserve the right to return to Livefyre (or any other commenting system) in the future. But for the foreseeable future, let’s stick to the vanilla. A few notes when leaving comments: Your name is required. by David.

Blog check list for getting noticed

Sherrilynne Starkie

Here’s a great infographic check list from the folks at DivvyHQ to help bloggers build an audience.  Blog comment policy. Some tried and true tactics are include and some new ideas too.  Enjoy! 12 Things To Do After You’ve Written a New Blog Post infographic. Related posts: The wine blogger kerfuffle. Top tips for bloggers and brands. PLEASE LIKE  MY FACEBOOK PAGE.

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A Partial Reading List for PR Students

Social Media Strategery

There are a lot of other great resources out there (please share them in the comments), but sadly, even more that will lead you down a path full of shortcuts and hacks. Image courtesy of Flickr user vasta. College students across the country are in the midst of moving back to college for the fall semester. You’ll learn from brands who have made mistakes. Do me a favor this semester.

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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 Media

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.

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 “No Comment” Has Edelman In Trouble

Spin Sucks

Friday, Jan. 7 : Matt calls phone number listed on contact page to follow up. Tuesday, Jan 11 : Edelman rep tells us in a one-line e-mail, “Unfortunately we do not have anyone to comment on this.&#. And, like Ryan says in his apology email, if you can’t provide the information, you explain why, not leave it with “Unfortunately we do not have anyone to comment on this.&# Where I come from, “no comment&# is not allowed. Communication best buy best buy on content marketing Edelman mark ragan no comment Ragan ragan.comUh oh. Monday, Jan.

List of Social Media Management Systems (SMMS)

www.web-strategist.com

The system allows the manager to see an aggregated view of what’s happening (from views to comments) and may offer some form of analytics and conversion metrics. List of Social Media Management Systems (SMMS), 20 total vendors Sorted by alphabetized order by parent company, not in priority or capability. Facebook integration offers in-line commenting. Any recommendations?

910 Blog Comments You Wrote Here

Ari Herzog

Old content is especially helpful when one sees lots of comments, tweets, and other social sharing metrics reflecting the value of whatever is written. Here is a short list of some older blog articles that are popular for a reason. 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. 68 is the number of comments about Livefyre, the commenting system that arrived here two months ago.

Pinterest’s List of Imitators – Part 1

Idaconcpts

Fast Company released in October 2012 a list of Pinterest imitators. In this first list, we will take a look at the obvious knockoffs and in an upcoming article we will take a look at those startups that offer a fresh take. Through its army of influential insiders (Martha Stewart, Chopped’s Ted Allen, Chef Tom Colicchio and others), the startup gives a curated shopping list.

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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. get a lot of spam {comments|responses|feedback|remarks}?

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 One Blogger More than Doubled Her Comments, Traffic, Shares and Subscribers With a Simple Tweak

ProBlogger

suspect most bloggers could come up with similar lists of external and internal needs or problems of their readers. The blogger told me that she was ranking ok in Google but that she got very few comments and hardly any subscribers. Comment numbers increased from 1-2 per post to 10-20 per post. Darren Rowse (@problogger) March 23, 2016. Tina B. tmsb73) March 23, 2016. Tina B.

Find Readers for Your Blog Through Commenting and Relationships

ProBlogger

Today, we’re going to talk about how to find them in the first place by building community, strengthening relationships, and commenting on other blogs. Today I want to focus on two things: prolific usefulness through commenting , and networking/relational growth. Finding Readers Week: Corinne Talks Commenting, Engagement, and Are Forums Right For Your Blog?

12 Best Comments Plugins To Consider For Your WordPress Website

Kikolani

And nothing works better than the comments plugins that open a platform for viewers to comment, question, interact and even give feedback. Let us take a look at the best available comments plugins that work wonder for your WordPress site. Best Comments Plugins For Your WordPress Site. Yoast Comment Hacks. Livefyre Comments. Disqus Comment System.

The WordPress Comment System, Plugins and Moderation

Kikolani

After clearing out around 2,500 pending comments and over 3,000 spam comments, I thought it was time to do a little update post on how I do comment moderation and otherwise determine what comments to approve or delete. The Overall Commenting Picture. And when you’re comment goes live, the above will result in the following. Subscribe to Comments.

Why Should You Comment On A Blog Post?

Direct Marketing Observations

I was reading an article today titled,  Behind the Wheels: An all-too-real Cinderella story  it had 12 comments. Which got me to wondering: How come useless throw away blog posts and articles have tons and tons of comments and the good stuff gets next to nothing? Part of the question also emenated from this post,  Why Your Networking Sucks — And the Secret to Doing it Right  which had 30 comments, but also sucked people in, including me, because it held the promise of revealing a…secret. People are suckers for lists. Do you share it, save it, or comment?

Corporate Social Media Reading List

Koka Sexton

Koka Sexton dot Com Home About Koka Contact Twitter FULL RSS Corporate Social Media Reading List I’m a huge fan of social media. After scouring the internet for information, this is the super list of social media posts that I came up with as a reading list. The blogs are listed along with links to reviews of the blogs. Leave a comment! That someone was me.

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How to Organize Your Facebook Friends and Pages with Custom Lists

Shift Digital

Last week, Beatriz gave us some great reasons why we should take control of our Facebook privacy using lists. This week, I’ll give you some simple instructions on how to create custom lists in Facebook, and how to do it without spending hours on Facebook. Or, you can go to  https://www.facebook.com/bookmarks/lists. You can use these lists almost as mini Facebook accounts.

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My speed dating method for obliterating your to-do list

Absolute PA

Put it on the list and give it a realistic amount of time – say 30 mins. Go through adding your tasks and timings until you have a list of tasks in front of you. And as you work through the list, you can see the progress you’re making which helps to slay the “wow, I can’t believe I haven’t done that yet” monsters in your head. It’s impossible!”. STOP RIGHT THERE.

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Why Livefyre Is The Best Blog Comment System Evah

Waxing UnLyrical

think Livefyre, the comment system that has been implemented on WUL for just under two months , is da bomb. If not, here’s the long version. I’m not one to get overly excited by blog comment systems, but this one has me blown away. in my opinion, than other comment systems that allow you to post your comments to, say, Facebook or Twitter? Short version. 1.

Get More Comments: Focus on the First Comment

ProBlogger

That’s when you begin to wonder … why isn’t anybody leaving a comment? There are blogs with readerships in the hundreds of thousands with barely a handful of comments per post. Why don’t people comment? This may come as a bit of a shock if you’ve been navigating the blogosphere for any length of time, but commenting on a blog is not a natural or intuitive behavior. But for commenting to happen, they must understand it as an option. The easiest way for readers to know they can comment is to see the comments of other readers. Or are they?

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How to Set Up Blog Comments as Goals in Google Analytics Using WordPress Hacks

Kikolani

Setting up a goal in Google Analytics tells it that someone has completed something important on your website, such as buying product, signing up to your email list, or similar. For those who aren’t interested in selling products or capturing mailing list subscribers, is there anything else you can count as a goal on your blog? good reason to encourage comments! Bloggin

The Ultimate Guide to Leaving Comments On Blogs

ProBlogger

Benefits of Leaving Comments on Other People’s Blogs. 1. Building your own profile – leaving a comment gets you seen. Leaving a good comment can make people pay attention. 2. Getting to know other bloggers – leaving a comment can often be a great way to get on the radar of another blogger. 4. You never know where a great comment might lead!

15 List Post Ideas When You Get Writer’s Block

Kikolani

It’s one of the irrefutable, iron-clad laws of blogging: everyone loves list posts. You’ve no doubt written your fair share of list posts, and they’ve no doubt been among the more successful posts on your blog. It happens, and when it does happen, these refer back to this post and one of the 15 list post ideas mentioned below. 1. Your List Post Ideas. Must Have __.

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Help! How do I grow my email list?

Absolute PA

Created a juicy free something of value to grow your email list of willing subscribers. But HOW do you actually grow your list? When I work with clients on their list building campaigns we split promotions into two clear avenues: 1. Consistently communicating about your opt in offer, building your list one person at a time. What’s your favourite way to build your list.

Enterprise: List of 40 Social Media Staff Guidelines

laurelpapworth.com

once had to step in to calm down a forum that was off the charts with negativity and general unpleasant comments. To be even heard, I started to IP and MAC address ban anyone who posted under secondary IDs for the purpose of trolling (making up a temporary persona who’s only purpose is to create negative comments). Other lists: Christyweb , Beth Kantor , LGEO Research , .

Herding Comments In The Digital Wind

Twist Image

Chris Brogan decided to turn off the comments on his blog yesterday. In his blog post, cutely titled: Turning Off Comments and Why We Will All Be Okay , he lists the reasons as: Comments are everywhere. In short, we''re not just adding our opinions in a comment section on a blog, but we''re creating an entirely new piece of content (like this blog post). Blog comment spam is brutal. went through this exact same issue for months on end, and we wound up ditching our original comment system to bring in Disqus. blog comments. commenting.

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? 1. Before commenting, you need to know exactly where to comment. Let’s find the blogs you want to comment on. Why and how?

Comment Marketing 101

ProBlogger

Trying to understand the ways to get more traffic to your site, or even get some backlinks, you’ve probably stumbled across comment marketing. So what are the basic benefits of comment marketing, and what should you aim to get out of it on the long term? The benefits of comment marketing. Once you have a deep understanding of the benefits you can get from leaving comments on other blogs, you can learn the right approach to doing so. The only way to make this happen is to leave good, structured comments that add value to the discussion. Comment Marketing 101.

Four Ways to Crush Your Email Challenge and Build the List

ProBlogger

support building your email list more than any other thing. These points listed within that post will give you insight on how to format those emails. You’ve tried everything and no one wants to join your email list, your open rates are low, and the few that have joined are unsubscribing just weeks after joining. Making your list a secret club. List it on the signup page.

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