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Blogosphere Trends + Encouraging Comments

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This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world’s best blog posts). You may have heard the stat that for every 100 people who read your post, only one, on average, will leave a comment. know I am; I read dozens of blogs every day but very rarely comment. Having eyes on your post and having comments aren’t necessarily the same thing, but the silence can be frustrating. Lesson: Ask for comments. This example got 113 passionate comments in just eleven hours. 4.  US Open. Darren. Google Instant.

Blogosphere Trends + Using Infographics

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Please share them in the comments. Kimberly Turner is a cofounder of Regator.com , Regator for iPhone and the brand-new Regator Breaking News service for journalists and bloggers. You can find her on Twitter @kimber_regator. Information graphics, or infographics as they are more often called, are a great way to convey complex information clearly and concisely. They add visual interest to your blog and are passed around more often than ordinary images or text. IBM’s Many Eyes gives you access to libraries of data and the ability to upload your own. Promote your blog.

Blogosphere Trends + Effective Calls to Action

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Even if you’re not selling anything (yet), you still want your audience to take action by commenting, interacting, sharing, Facebook “liking” your post, watching your videos, attending your events, etc. To give you some examples of these tips in action, I’ll use blog posts about the last month’s most-blogged-about stories, according to Regator (they are, in order: Japan , Libya , SXSW , Charlie Sheen , March Madness , AT&T , Elizabeth Taylor , St. In this example, the bloggers directly asks readers to vote in the poll and state their case in the comments. 5. Be clear.

Blogosphere Trends + Improving Readability

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To give you some examples of these principles at work, we’ll use blog posts about the past month’s most-blogged-about stories (rankings provided, as always, by Regator. Tell us about it in the comments! Kimberly Turner is a cofounder of Regator.com , Regator for iPhone and the brand-new Regator Breaking News service for journalists and bloggers. You can find her on Twitter @kimber_regator. Hello again, fellow bloggers! Last month, we talked about how to find and interpret your blog’s readability score. Use fewer links. So what to do? Don’t justify text.

Blogosphere Trends + The Art of Live Blogging

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Here are ten tips to make live-blogging work for you. I’ve used blog posts about the last month’s most frequently blogged about stories, according to Regator (they are, in order: Egypt , Super Bowl XLV , Academy Awards / Oscars , Libya , national budget , Charlie Sheen , New Zealand earthquake , Mobile World Conference , CPAC / Conservative Political Action Conference , and Radiohead ) to illustrate live-blogging techniques and practices that you can start using on your own blog: 1. Kimberly Turner is a cofounder of Regator , as well as an award-winning print journalist.

How a 3 Month Old Website Received 958373 Visits from Google

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If you have any questions, there’s a guy named Glen who is more than happy to answer them in the comments. target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> 170 Comments Dev | Technshare says: June 8, 2010 at 11:09 am Woww. Reply Glen says: June 8, 2010 at 12:13 pm Thanks Tyler, I appreciate the comment. Long time since I last commented here. Home What the F ? Cloud Living Say "Hi!"

100+ Blog Directories and RSS Sites for Promoting Your Blog

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Regator (not all blogs accepted). Subscribe to the comments for this post? Over time, the top source of traffic for most blogs is search. The two keys to search success are great content and links. Assuming you’ve already got great content, there are many places to get links (e.g. social networking profiles, social bookmarking sites, other bloggers). But two great sources are blog directories and RSS syndication sites. Not only do they provide valuable links, they can also supply direct traffic and help build your RSS subscriber list. charging for inclusion). Blog URL (e.g.,

What Traits Define a Social Media Marketer?

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March 25, 2009 at 10:35 pm Social Media Question of the Week: Finding a Social Media Vendor — Regator Blog April 1, 2009 at 5:25 pm This Week in Search Marketing Staffing – 7/14/08 — Onward Search Blog July 24, 2009 at 1:33 pm Social Media Works… Is It Working For You? Glad you liked my comments David, a post like this is an example of what I mean. Others aren’t.

Forget What the Experts Say…You CAN Shortcut Your Way to Success with Social Media

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When you take an active role with blogging or Facebook comments and posts, you can directly connect with current and past clients, as well as potential leads. Probably the biggest social media roadblock for agents is identifying content that can be shared, retweeted, commented on, blogged about, curated, etc. And they would be right. huge conversion opportunity. What are you? not may!

Monthly Trends + Resolutions for a Better Blog

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It’s the beginning of the month as well as the year, so, as always, Regator has provided blogosphere trends for the month, and I’ll use posts about these popular stories to inspire you to make a vow to improve your blog in the New Year. resolve to interact with commenters. There’s certainly no need to respond to every comment left on your blog, but interacting with readers where appropriate can go a long way in building a community and, by extension, fans and advocates for your blog. Please share your resolution in the comments! Happy 2011! Me neither. How about you?

Top Tools For Tracking Topics on the Web

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I've been impressed recently with the user interface and features of LazyFeed , Regator and My6Sense - they're all worth checking out. Regator. We couldn't easily classify these ones, but maybe you can in the comments! Let us know what apps we missed in the comments, as well as your thoughts on our categorization. With that in mind, here is our full list and analysis.

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Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #27

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Matter What You've Heard - The Regator. Now it's your turn: in the comment section below pick one thing that you saw this week that inspired you and share it. the regator. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? "It's the holidays, which means travel for many of us. In Europe, vacationers are frozen to their respective runways and train tracks; here in North America, we're wringing our hands about the TSA and travel delays. Yikes. Safe travels indeed." " (Alistair for Mitch). excel.

Top Topic Trackers (Updated List)

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As usual we got a great response in the comments, with additional information about the apps listed and suggestions for other apps to add. Once again, we invite you to add more in the comments and/or comment on the existing ones. Regator. Please add your further suggestions to our categorized lists in the comments. Sponsor. Feed and/or Email Services. PubSub.

Blogosphere Trends + Readability Scoring

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Also, be aware that it may take the text of your comments into account when evaluating your site. To get a sense of what different grade levels look like and the results you’ll get, let’s take a quick look at the scores of posts about the month’s most-blogged-about topics, according to Regator : (they are, in order, Osama bin Laden , Royal Wedding , Birth Certificate , Easter , Donald Trump , PlayStation Network , Lady Gaga , Tornadoes , Libya , and Japan ). Let us know in the comments! Do you know your blog’s readability score? heading. Flesch Reading Ease: 62.2

Blogosphere Trends + Unicorns

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This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world’s best blog posts). That’s why I’ve chosen some posts about the ten most blogged-about stories of the last week (provided, as always, by Regator ) to illustrate the importance of choosing the right person. Second person is the best choice when you’re trying to encourage interaction and, although the rest of this post is written in first and third person, most of the comments directly answer the second-person question from the headline. Darren. Is it a conscious choice?

Blogosphere Trends + Digging Deeper

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This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world’s best blog posts). Each week, we look at the ten most blogged-about stories of the last seven days, as provided by Regator (which is turning two years old on Saturday!). Share your ideas and methods in the comments! Kimberly Turner is a cofounder of Regator.com and Regator for iPhone as well as an award-winning print journalist. You can find her on Twitter @kimber_regator. Darren. Let’s see some examples: Proposition / Prop 8. Chelsea Clinton. Android.

Blogosphere Trends + Your Blog’s Tone

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This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world’s best blog posts). This week, along with the trends provided by Regator , we’ll be discussing your blog’s tone/voice. Share your thoughts in the comments. Kimberly Turner is a cofounder of Regator.com and Regator for iPhone as well as an award-winning print journalist. You can find her on Twitter @kimber_regator. Darren. We’re talking about something more than first person versus third person or opinion versus hard news. Think of your favorite blog.

October Trends + The 10 Horrors of Blogging

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Gruesome typos and grammatical errors, ghastly headlines, confusing echo chambers, dreadfully empty comments sections, and more! We’ll use posts from Regator about these top stories to illustrate how you can avoid the ten horrors of blogging…. The Horror: Ghost-town comments sections. Save Yourself: Does your comments section look like Reason ’s “ Aaron Sorkin’s Facts and Fictions [About ‘ The Social Network ’] ” which has 129 comments and counting—or more like a ghost town? Start by making it easy to comment. The Horror: Typo terrors. Share This.

Weekly Trends + Using Polls

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This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world’s best blog posts). Last week, along with the list of the ten most-blogged-about topics of the week, we talked about how to get more comments on your blog. But the truth is, some readers aren’t going to comment, no matter what you do. Polls are quicker and easier than comments and many readers who won’t take the time to form a fully thought-out comment are more than happy to hit quick button to share their opinion via poll. Darren. It’s a great fit. 2. 

Blogosphere Trends + Guest Posting

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This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world’s best blog posts). Regator has, as always, provided a list of the ten most blogged-about stories of the last seven days, and we’ll use posts about those hot trends to learn about what makes a great guest post: 1. Check back to answer questions and follow up on comments. This example received several negative comments but when the guest poster didn’t return to address them, they got out of hand. You can find her on Twitter @kimber_regator. Darren.

Blogosphere Trends + Being Opinionated

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This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world’s best blog posts). But I report the list, I don’t decide what’s on it (neither does Regator —it just calculates what’s being blogged about most this week). Cottle has a long history of writing highly opinionated pieces that have, no doubt, helped her build a tough skin when it comes to antagonistic comments. Let’s chat about it in comments. Kimberly Turner is a cofounder of Regator.com and Regator for iPhone as well as an award-winning print journalist.

Blogosphere Trends + A Challenge

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This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world's best blog posts) - Darren. Then share a link to your post in the comments. Please share your accomplishments in the comments. Kimberly Turner is a cofounder of Regator.com and Regator for iPhone as well as an award-winning print journalist. You can find her on Twitter @kimber_regator. Hi-dee-hoo, fellow bloggers! Thanks for joining me for another edition of the weekly blogosphere trends, provided by Regator.com. Click any trend to see posts about it.)

Blogosphere Trends + Humour

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This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world’s best blog posts). Once again, we’re taking a look at the stories bloggers have been writing about the most during the last seven days (list provided by Regator ). If you use humour on your blog, please share your tips in the comments. I’d love to hear from you. Kimberly Turner is a cofounder of Regator.com and Regator for iPhone as well as an award-winning print journalist. You can find her on Twitter @kimber_regator. Darren. Christine O’Donnell.

Blogosphere Trends + Storytelling

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This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world’s best blog posts) – Darren. Because today, we’re going to use the weekly blogosphere trends from Regator to talk about the importance of storytelling in blogging. Please share a link and any tips you may have in the comments. Kimberly Turner is a cofounder of Regator.com and Regator for iPhone as well as an award-winning print journalist. You can find her on Twitter @kimber_regator. went tandem skydiving for my birthday in June. The ground flew up at us.

Blogosphere Trends + Handling High Word Counts

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This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world’s best blog posts). Here are the top ten most-blogged-about stories of the week, as provided by Regator , and some examples of well-formatted but lengthy posts about each: LeBron James ­– “ Did LeBron James Really Hurt His Brand? ” is 778 words long, but thanks to careful formatting, it reads quickly and is not intimidating to readers. Please share your techniques in the comments. You can find her on Twitter @kimber_regator. There is no room for filler.

Blogosphere Trends + Interview Tips

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This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world’s best blog posts) – Darren. Please share any tips you have as well as an example or two from your blog in the comments. I’d love to check out what you’re working on. Kimberly Turner is a cofounder of Regator.com and Regator for iPhone as well as an award-winning print journalist. You can find her on Twitter @kimber_regator. Think interviews are best left to Barbara Walters, news reporters, or magazine journalists? Think again. Never try to wing an interview. 6. 

7 Ways to Find Inspiration: Think Outside the Blog

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Given that I’m a reporter, you might think this would be a no-brainer, but as Darren and Kim at Regator have both pointed out, if you’re going to write about trending topics, you’ll want to offer a unique perspective. What if somebody leaves a comment and you forget to respond? A Guest Post by Amy Parmenter from The ParmFarm.com. Have you ever wondered how Darren and other A-list bloggers generate so much fabulous content? It just seems to come pouring out: day after day, month after month, year after year, there is a constant flow of information and inspiration. Exercise.

Monthly Trends + 10 Tips for a Flawless Linking Strategy

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This guest post is written by Kimberly Turner, cofounder of Regator. Showing that you’re reading a competitor’s blog (especially if you take the extra step to leave thoughtful comments there) can be the start of great relationship that has advantages for you, the other blogger, your readers, and the community as a whole. Please share your thoughts in the comments! Kimberly Turner is a cofounder of Regator , as well as an award-winning print journalist. Find her on Twitter @kimber_regator , get free widgets for your blog , or nominate your blog for review.