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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?

Hello 2015, Goodbye Comments

Ari Herzog

I am disabling blog commenting on this post and into the future. My reason is simple: You’re reading but you’re not commenting. It is a time management task to ensure comments are real and not spam and I’m seeing lots of spam comments try to get published. Commenting is not that place anymore. I’m fine with this. Thanks for reading.

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

Your 16-Point Content Publishing Checklist

Convince & Convert

The same goes for publishing content. With so many moving parts that take place even before you press “Publish,” a checklist can seriously come in handy. ” Maybe it’s as simple as read and learn, or leave a comment, or maybe you have an action you want them to take, like download a free guide or register for a webinar. I love checklists. Then test it!

An Ode to Blog Comment Spam

Adam Sherk

Ever notice how the most flattering blog comments are actually the spam comments? There are the simple, straightforward compliments: And it is hard to argue with this: A pat on the back is always nice too: But I like the longer, dare-I-say philosophical comments best: Bringing someone back from the precipice makes all this worthwhile. Publishing

Publisher Survey: Reddit Traffic Way Up, Digg Way Down

Adam Sherk

Has this translated into a significant change in social news referrals for publishers? ” I wanted to get a better idea of just how much of a shift has occurred with some of the publishers that we work with at Define Media Group. intentionally chose sites from several different publishers and focused on those with content that is a reasonably good fit for social news sites.

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Stop! Check These Seven Things Before Hitting Publish

Spin Sucks

You wrote an awesome post and you’re about to get it published. Here are seven things you should check before hitting the publish button. Check These Seven Things Before Hitting Publish appeared first on Spin Sucks. Comments I found this post to be extremely helpful. The post Stop! have been blogging.

Why Publishers Need to Walk Away From Facebook

SocialTimes Facebook

In late June, Facebook once again announced a News Feed algorithm change —this time to focus more on friends and family content, and less on brands and publishers —a change that’s not all that surprising since Facebook is organized around who you know. This modification, however, is making huge waves in the publishing world, since publishers and content houses have relied on Facebook as an effective way to get in front of consumers. But publishers are not quite in as dire straits as it may appear, even with this seeming abandonment of Facebook. And that’s not all.

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!).

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.

No Real Name, No Blog Comment Allowed

Ari Herzog

Riffing behind a commenting layout convention by Matt Cutts, such as his latest blog post when he wrote about giving up news consumption for a month, I’ve decided to require every blog comment here be associated with a real name. If you don’t comment with a real name, your comment will not be published. Recent comments Recent comments.

12 Social Media Tools for Scheduling and Publishing Updates Compared

Kikolani

In this post, I wanted to share my findings for others who are also in the process of choosing a social media publishing tool for their business. The following are the social media tools for scheduling and publishing updates that I chose to research. They do have features that allow you to automate publishing updates to specified social media networks. AgoraPulse. Buffer.

7 Conversion Rate Optimization Tips for Publishers

Adam Sherk

Paras has been doing some interesting work with A/B testing and conversion rate optimization so I thought it would be good to get some tips for publishers from him. As the director of Visual Website Optimizer (A/B testing software) I have had the opportunity to observe hundreds of A/B tests by our (publisher) customers and analyze what works for them. Tags: Publishing Yes / No.&#

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.

My Top Posts of 2011 on SEO, PR and Social Media for Publishers

Adam Sherk

Is Using Facebook Comments Good for Publishers? The post on Facebook analytics tools did well considering I just published it last week. For those of you that stop by to read a post, leave a comment or share something via social, I just want to say thanks. PublishingOriginal idea! PRFilter Shows Press Release Buzzword Abuse Still Prevalent. Thank You.

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. blog comment. publishing.

SEO Metrics for Publishers: How are You Tracking and Measuring Success?

Adam Sherk

When it comes to SEO publishers need to understand and effectively communicate progress and success. In this post I’d like to highlight some of the key metrics for publishers to focus on. Conversions – this comes into play much more in fields like e-commerce SEO, but publishers have desired conversions too. Let me know in the comments. Primary Success Metrics.

6 Content Marketing Takeaways from 30 Days of LinkedIn Publishing

Convince & Convert

Assuming that writing is “leadership at scale,” a writer’s greatest ally is re-publishing — previously written words can often find a whole new audience. With that in mind, from June 2nd – July 2nd I started a little experiment. I put LinkedIn’s new publishing platform to the test. 35 published articles From 0 ? 3,022 LinkedIn 255,262 total article views From 0 ? 35

What's The Point In Commenting On Blogs?

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What is the true value of a comment on a blog? If you go back in time (a little over a decade ago), the mainstreaming of blogging as a publishing platform brought with it a couple of unique features. Initially, these instant publishing platforms were seen as simple online journals for those who wanted to keep them. To this date, there is a constant slew of criticism and discourse on the importance of comments. Schaefer ) who spend a lot of time playing in the comments. personal story: often when people leave a comment on my blog, I do not respond.

3 Steps to Publish a Blog Post

Ari Herzog

Step 3: Publish and promote. Yeah yeah there’s more involved such as blog platforms, useful pictures, automation, and monetization; but the nuts and bolts of publishing a post involve writing a title, writing the body, and publishing it. Others I’ll write in advance and schedule to be published on a future date. It is very easy to write a blog post.

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? article.

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?

Shutting Down Blog Comments

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I think that I provoked the blog comment Gods today. Sorry about this, but the ability to comment on blog posts here at Six Pixels of Separation has been disabled. With that, we have been using the blog comment capabilities of MovableType since the beginning. Don''t get me wrong, it still catches way more pieces of spammy blog comments than the ones that go live and, every day or so, I would hop on to the backend and simply delete the ones that made it through. Like I said, I think I was tempting the blog comment deities after my chat with Gini. I''m sorry.

Official Publisher Profiles on Digg One Year Later: Followers up 720%

Adam Sherk

When I did my original post Digg v4 was just about to come out of alpha so there has been a significant increase in exposure for the profiles and many more publishers have created them. Most of the publishers continue to follow very few others: Profile Following 8/10/11 Following 8/4/10. 8/10/11 Diggs by Publisher. 8/4/10 Increase Comments by Publisher. Yahoo!

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5 Painless Ways to Get Maximum Blog Comment Love

Shift Digital

Publishing your blog is no easy feat. 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. Right. 4.)

Do Third Party Publishing Apps Impact Facebook Reach?

agora pulse

Whether looking at the reach or the engagement, publishing in Facebook directly does not make a post better! One of the posts actually had a 30% better reach using the Agorapulse publisher!”. Manage Comments (including comments on Facebook ads ). Let me know in the comments! The post Do Third Party Publishing Apps Impact Facebook Reach? A Myth? Legend?

Attention Business Authors: Self-Publishing Is No Longer for Losers

Debbie Weil

A mere five years ago, the idea of self-publishing a serious business book would have been laughable. Self-publishing was for losers, right? The book publishing - and reading - revolution is well under way. The idea that self-publishing is a last resort is dead. Self-publishing may not be right for every prospective business author. Well, guess what. Hogwash.

Can Publishers Harvest Social Media Intent in a Meaningful Way?

Adam Sherk

Many publishers are now doing a good job of developing social media strategies for brand awareness, content promotion and user engagement. Thus by understanding searcher behavior publishers can position their content to be well matched to searches with editorial or informational intent. And even when a user adds a personal comment (e.g. the data becomes more useful.

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.

Facebook: editing comments

Sherrilynne Starkie

Did you know that you can edit comments you’ve made on Facebook after you’ve published them?  It works for both personal and business profiles. Just click in the top right corner of your comment, then go down to ‘Edit’   Change your mind again?  Just hit escape and the original comment will stand. Facebook users can now edit comments.

Content vs. Community: How Online Publishers Can Nurture Both

mashable.com

As a result, publishers and bloggers of all sizes are constantly bleeding site content to social channels in order to encourage crucial engagement and interaction outside of their homepages. As publishers continue to rely on the outside social web to foster their communities, they often witness dire consequences. The trick is not to think about comments in terms of five years ago.

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?

How “No Comment” Has Edelman In Trouble

Spin Sucks

Mark, like a lot of us, see the trend of companies becoming publishers and wanted to know more about what Best Buy is doing in order to provide a case study to his readers. Tuesday, Jan 11 : Edelman rep tells us in a one-line e-mail, “Unfortunately we do not have anyone to comment on this.&#. But then the employee’s VP, Ryan Richert , had to step in and write an apologetic email to Ragan (which he published and you can find at the end of the story). Where I come from, “no comment&# is not allowed. Uh oh. Pretty darn good exposure, if you ask me!

Your Right to Comment Here

Ari Herzog

You can say it in the comment section below or you can say it on your own blog. You can visit an internet newspaper and comment there too. wrote on my civic blog that residents have the right to write comments using whatever names they felt most comfortable, and that it is our choice to read and respond to their pseudonymity , regardless of the vitriol therein. On this blog, you are welcome to write a comment using any name you choose. Beyond your name, write whatever sentences you want in your comment. Recent comments Recent comments.

Manage & Publish Your Team’s Social Images With Sprout’s Asset Library

Sprout Social

Today we’re excited to announce Sprout’s Image Asset Library (available in Team and Enterprise plans), an update that simplifies collaborative publishing and asset management. The Image Asset Library helps your team plan, schedule and publish high quality, engaging social media content. Comment below or reach out to us on Twitter with any questions. Set Custom Permissions.

Attention Business Authors: Self-Publishing Is No Longer for Losers

Debbie Weil

A mere five years ago, the idea of self-publishing a serious business book would have been laughable. Self-publishing was for losers, right? Self-publishing was a last resort after not being able to get a book contract from one of the Big Six publishers (Penguin, HarperCollins, Random House, Simon & Schuster, Hachette or Macmillan), or a business book publisher like Harvard Business Press. The book publishing - and reading - revolution is well under way. The idea that self-publishing is a last resort is dead. Well, guess what. Hogwash.

F8 2016: It’s a Good Time to Be a Publisher on Facebook

Jon Loomer

But F8 2016 provided hit after hit after hit to help the publisher. But today, I’m only going to focus on the changes made that help publishers. Here are 10 Facebook changes announced at F8 2016 that are pretty awesome for publishers… Here are 10 Facebook changes announced at F8 2016 that are pretty awesome for publishers… Click To Tweet. 1. You see?

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}?

Herding Comments In The Digital Wind

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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.

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.