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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?

Managing Negative Online Comments

Spin Sucks

It’s Facebook question of the week time (clap, clap, clap!). A few housekeeping things first. If you’re going to PRSA this weekend/next week, leave me a comment so I can say hi! And now…the question. My answer to Barry’s question is in the video below (if you can’t view it in your Reader, click here and it’ll magically appear). On us.

Facebook Launches Questions


Tweet Yesterday Facebook has launched Facebook Questions, which allows users and pages to post a Question to friends or a Facebook community. And now Facebook has launched Questions after Quora has been buzzing for a while. Questions will be a useful feature for business that run a page as part of creating involvement for users in the community. How it works.

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!).

Hello 2016, Welcome Back Comments

Ari Herzog

A year after disabling blog comments, I’m bringing them back. At the time, I removed commenting partially because more people were sharing posts on social media than taking the time to write a comment and also because it was unproductive to manage increased spam. Epoch  improves WordPress commenting. Or, you can add a comment… Thanks for reading.

Why You Need to Respond Quickly to Social Media Comments


comprehensive survey by Lithium Technologies revealed that 53% of Twitter users expect to hear back from brands within an hour of tweeting, and that number shoots up to 72% when the tweet in question involves a specific complaint. Answering questions and responding to comments is an opportunity to keep them thinking about you and about the value you provide. credit ). credit ).

Pros and Cons of the Facebook Comments Plugin

Spin Sucks

It’s Facebook question of the week time (clap, clap, clap)! 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. Threads stay synced across regardless of where the comment was made. two weeks ago?) What do you think?

Seven Great Questions on Blogging

Spin Sucks

It is a long one; to address all the unanswered questions from last week’s webinar. We designed it so you can skim through any questions that are helpful to you. Seven Questions on Blogging. A2: Great question. If you have more questions on blogging, you can always find me on Twitter and on  Google +. Today’s guest post is by Nate Riggs. We might be here all day.

Seven Frequently Asked Questions on Social PR Strategy

Waxing UnLyrical

Here are the seven most frequently asked questions in my social PR strategy workshops, and how I typically answer them. 1. It can take a while to get to the bottom of those questions, but it’s really important not to give up. Seven Frequently Asked Questions on Social PR Strategy is a post from: Shonali Burke Consulting, Inc. Too much to do, not enough time. This is true.

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. Any questions? Recent comments Recent comments.

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.

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.

Lawyers: Do These Questions About Social Media Sound Familiar?

Myrland Marketing

I write a lot about Social Media and Social Networking because I find that lawyers have many questions. Many of you have shared those questions with me, such as: Where do I start? What if people make negative comments? and so many more I love getting these questions as they help guide me, which is very important so I can be as helpful to my clients as possible.

10 Questions You Should Ask Your Social Media “Expert”, “Guru” or “Wizard”

SocMed Sean

Hopefully, these 1o questions can help you in the process of finding someone who really understands your business and can help formulate and execute a plan to engage with your community online. 1) How long have you been engaged in social networking and/or social media channels? hope these 10 questions are helpful! Feel free to share them via comments or tweets! Probably not.

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. So I decided to ask her a few questions.

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?

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.

910 Blog Comments You Wrote Here

Ari Herzog

Search engines prove this statement true, evident by people such as Marc Pitman discovering old content to answer new questions. 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. Why Do You Subscribe to Blog Comments?

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.

Questioning Why I Still Use Twitter

Ari Herzog

If you are inspired to add a comment with your thoughts, please visit Questioning Why I Still Use Twitter in your browser. Follow You on Twitter Because… Recent comments Hi Ari, Your article is thought provoking. Photo by darnok. Bill Dorman and Shonali Burke probe into the efforts of friendship and internet relations. Why do I follow you? Each has a unique voice.

What's The Point In Commenting On Blogs?

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What is the true value of a comment on a blog? Eventually, additional features like the ability for a reader to comment on a post and the introduction of RSS (a syndication feature that would notify readers by email or web-based readers when the blogger updated or published to the blog) helped to propel the platform to the mainstream. 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.

25 Questions I Ask About B2B Content Marketing

Convince & Convert

Here are 25 of the questions I’ve been asking to B2B companies about content marketing. These are listed alphabetically, but I’d love to know which of these are most interesting and relevant to you, so please vote up the ones you like best on this Listly: 25 Questions I Ask About B2B Content Marketing. 4. 25 Questions I Ask About B2B Content Marketing. 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?

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. Reviewing my year-old thoughts on anonymity , I questioned whether anonymity/pseudonymity was anachronistic. 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. Slander is not.

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. He agreed.

20+ Commonly Asked Questions About Blogging & Online Marketing


receive a lot of questions on a regular basis about blogging, online marketing, and traffic generation, so I thought I would share my answers in this post. Comments. Comments are the life of your blogging community. Here’s how to moderate them effectively and provide benefits for your comment authors. shut off comments after 30 days. Enjoy! Blog Platform.

Blog Post Idea: Answer a Beginner Question


It is something that should be relevant to most niches and topics of blog so pick one, write it up, and when you’re done I’d love to see it in comments below. question I had when I started out. This is one of my favourite techniques for coming up with ideas to write about is to simply think back a year, two or ten and think about the questions and challenges that I had at that time.

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.

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? Another common question is how to be “authentic, honest, transparent&# and human yet corporate-y. Well, every company does it differently, but let’s look at corporate vs personal voice when dealing with negative comments. 1.

Lawyers: One Of The Most Important Questions You Can Ask Your Clients

Myrland Marketing

His question was very similar to the question my current CEO regularly asks – and the reason I stayed at Emphasys for over 8 years.” What a simple, but powerful question! . ” After you ask that question, don’t feed your clients with too many optional answers. Ask the question, let them think, then let them talk. Be patient. People change.

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}?

Social TV Analytics: Commercials Spur 145% Lift in Social Media Comments for Mike’s Hard Lemonade

The Realtime Report

Mike’s Hard Lemonade saw a 145% lift in social media comments during a recent TV commercial campaign, according to a recent case study by AdAge and social-TV analytics company Bluefin Labs. million social media comments from 1 million unique social media commenters. Pre-campaign, there were 578 comments about Mike’s. on 421 different telecasts. 

44 Blogging Questions and Answers


Last week, I was given the opportunity to do a live question and answer session on Social Media Examiner ’s Facebook page. would have to say that it was the fastest and hardest I’ve typed within one hour, but it was a great experience where I got to really learn a lot about what blogging questions people have today. Question: Ways to generate income from social media?

Five interesting questions on Quora


If you haven't used it, it's basically a Q&A site where people post questions and others answer, comment and rank the responses. I've really been enjoying Quora. It has elements of Wikipedia (community editing) and enough rules, etiquette and oversight to be really pleasant most of the time. I've learned

How to Audit Your Social Media Efforts: 20+ Questions to Ask Yourself

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Business , Marketing , Social Media > How to Audit Your Social Media Efforts: 20+ Questions to Ask Yourself How to Audit Your Social Media Efforts: 20+ Questions to Ask Yourself by Tamar Weinberg on June 16, 2010 Share This is a guest post by Kwame Boame. Hope I answered your question.

Get More Comments: Focus on the First Comment


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. Ask a question.

Mollom and You: Mind Adding a Comment Please?

Ari Herzog

I am testing an anti-spam comment moderation plugin called Mollom. installed it 15 hours ago, to replace Akismet — sparked by a growing concern the popular plugin was deleting unnecessary comments and spamming more false positives than it ought. Related posts: 97 Percent of Blog Comments are Mollom Spam. To Moderate Blog Comments or Not. at AriWriter.

25 No-Fail Social Media Questions to Establish Meaningful Relationships

Rebekah Radice

Ask questions! With questions, you can dig deeper, gaining insight into the people sharing space within your social media world. In it are 100 social media questions and a step-by-step to help you get the conversation started. The questions included will: Offer real insight into the people you connect with online. 25 No-Fail Social Media Questions. Sure you have!

Four Ways to Combat Audience Negativity on Social Media

Ignite Social Media

It can be disheartening opening up your channels on a Monday morning and seeing a wave of negative comments flooding your notifications. From a community management perspective, I can’t emphasize this enough: always respond to questions or comments , even if they’re negative towards the brand or a particular piece of content. Always Respond. The same goes for social media.