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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

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. Is it Scientific?

Non-Facebook Users: Please Comment Here

Ari Herzog

Scroll below his post to add a comment — and be forced to comment through Facebook. Whether or not you choose to share that comment on your Facebook wall is up to you, but it’s either comment with Facebook or don’t comment at all. His readers preferred Disqus. I’ve asked you before which commenting system you prefer best. Need help?

Why Blog Comments Are About Branding

Small Business Mavericks

Remember when blog comments were about building links and traffic? Then Google decided not to count blog comments for links. That pretty much shut down the blog-commenting-as-linkbuilding game. But blog comments still hold value. The value to be found in blog comments today is in branding. When you leave a blog comment on a blog post within your niche, you are essentially signing that comment with your stamp of authority. When you successfully brand yourself through blog comments, you’ll find your traffic. Others won’t.

How “No Comment” Has Edelman In Trouble…Again

Spin Sucks

seemingly simple request that Best Buy (and Edelman) should jump all over because a) it’s an unsolicited request for an interview that will make them look good and b) it provides the opportunity to take a leadership position in content marketing. 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.&# Uh oh.

10 Content Ideas that Generate Comments and Shares

Spin Sucks

Obviously my examples are PR, marketing, or social media relations. 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! That said, when I wrote about Ocean Marketing being fired and how the new PR pro is handling the N-Control business, it didn’t rank in the top 10. The Manifesto.

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. In the comments, there were a lot of really good additional ideas and I promised to do a second post (maybe the comments here will get us a third post!).

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. The company’s customer service team is top notch and the Livefyre system does allow for robust interactions among people commenting — but while it may work well for some blogs, my presumption is now is not the best time to continue with it.

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.

Why Good Comments On Irrelevant Blogs Are Still Spam

Small Business Mavericks

I recently deleted a comment that had it been submitted to the right blog would have been a great comment. So what made it a spam comment? The comment is a great comment for a hairstyling blog, maybe an African-American culture blog, or something related to one of those two niches. Mine is a small business marketing blog, a completely different topic. When you leave comments on blogs, try to find blogs that are within your niche and comment on them. So the above comment was pure spam. link building blog comments blogging spam

Why You Should Stop Writing Blog Comments

Ari Herzog

Valeria Maltoni challenges you to comment less and converse more. You don’t get that from commenting alone. This is seen whenever someone adds a new comment and enables you to have a nested back-and-forth conversation with as many people who choose to hit reply. When Brandon Yanofsky replied to Extreme John , he extended John’s comment into a discussion.

5 Reasons I Should Get More Comments than Gini Dietrich

Spin Sucks

Having been a long time reader of Spin Sucks, there is one clear and, frankly, sinister intent for Gini’s so-called generosity… she gets to trounce us all in sheer volume of comments. What better social proof is there than allowing every voice, both big and small, to share in your platform and then utterly outshine them all in comments? So if you see potential, comment. Agree?

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?

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

Blog Comments and Engagement: Calculate and Use the ConversATion Rate

Conversionation

Help, my blog gets no comments! It’s something I often hear being said by marketers that recently started an ‘inbound’ or content marketing program by launching a corporate blog. 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 marketingMoreover, [.].

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. What's your take on the death of Blog comments?

Feature Friday: Why Negative Blog Comments are Important and Wanted

Ari Herzog

However, social media is still somewhat of a new and unchartered territory to us traditional marketers. This is not a new concept in marketing, but it’s not a concept that’s always practiced. In their marketing classic Positioning: The Battle for Your Mind , Al Ries and Jack Trout highlighted the concept of “Cherchez le creneau&#. Sally Hogshead challenged us to provoke a reaction in her latest book Fascinate : The unfortunate reality is that most marketers set out to create messages that offend the fewest people. Features branding commentsYes, I am.

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. 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. 140 is the number of comments about my Foursquare account deletion , proof that you want to know where and what I eat. Why Do You Subscribe to Blog Comments? Media comments

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.

The Tragedy Of Comments

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Nick Denton - the founder of Gawker - generated a heap-load of comments the other day when he announced at the South by Southwest conference that the way blog comments are published has failed to boost the quality of public discourse or to enhance the opportunity for collaboration between readers and writers. In the AdWeek news item, Nick Denton on the 'Tragedy of the Comments' , he says: "For every two comments that are interesting, there will be eight that will be off-topic or toxic." Is there an oddball comment that gets through? blog comment.

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. Marketing Takeaway.

Three Influencer Marketing Secrets to Drive Traffic

Webbiquity SMM

But though the practice of influencer marketing —driving content by leveraging influencers—has been around for awhile, you may not have fully capitalized on this powerfully effective way to increase your website’s social media traffic, links, and search visibility. Blog comments. Guest post by Tim Brown. When was the last time you clicked on an ad on social?” I asked.

Matt Cutts Comments on My April Fool’s Prank

Bill Hartzer

show with Leo Laporte and Jeff Jarvis, Matt Cutts commented my our April Fool’s prank. I’ve edited the video to pull out Matt Cutts’ comments so you don’t to have to listen to the whole entire hour-long show. Here are Matt Cutts’ comments: Leo Laporte : I was really disheartened that a couple of weeks ago that you left Google.

Facebook Video and Facebook Live: The Future for Marketers

SocialTimes Facebook

Believe it or not, Facebook is the answer for marketers. Creating an effective Facebook strategy needs to be an essential focus, and with influencer marketing  now becoming a staple, huge opportunities exist for brands that invest at the intersection of these two complementary approaches. Furthermore, Facebook Live streams generate 10 times more comments than standard videos.

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How “No Comment” Has Edelman In Trouble

Spin Sucks

seemingly simple request that Best Buy (and Edelman) should jump all over because a) it’s an unsolicited request for an interview that will make them look good and b) it provides the opportunity to take a leadership position in content marketing. 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.&# Uh oh.

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?

Blogging: 5 benefits of commenting on blogs

Absolute PA

Do you comment on blogs? Here are five great reasons why adding comments is good for your social marketing and online profile. Drives traffic to your own blog – it can drive more visits as other readers, commentators and the blog author will want to learn more about you. They may even leave you a reciprocal comment! Add a genuine comment.

Twitter Allows Retweets with Comments

The Social Media Incubator

It is now easier for users to retweet others and add their comments along with the retweet. Now, after hitting the retweet button, you are prompted to enter in your comments. After entering comments and retweeting, your tweet shows up with the retweeted message in an embedded box below your comment. Monday, April 6, Twitter revamped its retweet feature. The downside?

8 ways to deal with negative comments in online communities

Laurel Papworth

How do you respond to a negative comment in an online community,  on Facebook? Shut the Page down, ban the commenter, suck up to them? PS:  Your marketing intern may not have that skill! Well, every company does it differently, but let’s look at corporate vs personal voice when dealing with negative comments. 1. Ignore the negative social media commenter.

Comments As Content

Diva Marketing Blog

Drop a comment on a blog post or Facebook stat, respond to a tweet or perhaps add your opinion to a LinkedIn discussion. . In fact, sometimes comments can even be pulled into a blog post. My Comment. My Comment. " I have to sigh, or maybe I should just laugh, when someone tries to add some reality to the "marketing" social kool-aid and tribe cries not fair.

Eight Tips for Influencer Marketing Done Well

Spin Sucks

The work of the people is more influential when it comes to influencer marketing. The post Eight Tips for Influencer Marketing Done Well appeared first on Spin Sucks. Comments I agree, Bob. Related Stories How SEO and Content Work Hand-in-Hand Content Marketing with Your Reputation in Mind The Five People Essential to Your Next News Release. by Bob LeDrew Yes yes yes.

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.

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}?

7 Steps to Successful Content Marketing [Infographic]

Pamorama

Content marketing is a way of communicating with your customers and prospects without pitching your products or services. . Also known as  inbound marketing , content marketing is non-interruptive. This form of marketing may create recognition, but it’s rejected by consumers about 90% of the time. . Marketers use content marketing for: Brand awareness (79%).

47 Superb Social Media Marketing Stats and Facts

Webbiquity SMM

Social media now plays almost as large a role in purchasing decisions as does TV, and 57% of consumers say they’re influenced to think more highly of business after seeing positive comments or praise online. 46% of B2B marketers say they’re not sure whether any social channels have generated revenue for their businesses. Direct Marketing ). Direct Marketing ).

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. Confident opinion.

5 Social Media & Digital Marketing “Must Haves” for 2016

yMarketingMatters

With so many social media and digital marketing options now available, it can be overwhelming to know what you should be doing first. At the same time, it’s also very exciting times for marketers and business owners, to have so many powerful marketing tools to escalate and grow their business, sales and exposure. Social media is the future of marketing.     2. Consumers

Get More Comments: Focus on the First Comment

ProBlogger

This guest post is by Danny Iny of Firepole Marketing. 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. That first comment is the tipping point. Or are they?

The Reddit Marketing Guide

Spin Sucks

By Jessica Malnik I truly think there is no social media site more misunderstood and undervalued by PR pros and marketers than Reddit. That said, many PR pros and marketers are quick to dismiss Reddit as a viable outlet because of their own preconceived notions, or due to horror stories they have heard. This will be the beginning to your Reddit marketing. So meta, I know.

Content Marketing Most Certainly is Not Dead

Spin Sucks

Content marketing is dead! Content marketing doesn't work! The post Content Marketing Most Certainly is Not Dead appeared first on Spin Sucks. Comments Ah, so many things to say on this topic… The first. by Danny Brown Related Stories To Have a Content Marketing Strategy or Not…That is the Question Checking Out VR Content The Future of Content Marketing is Now.