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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.

Twitter and Facebook Both Quietly Kill RSS, Completely

Stay N' Alive

At that time, they removed the prominent RSS icons and made it only possible to access an RSS feed for an individual by logging completely out of Twitter, and visiting that individual's profile page. Here's the scoop: the RSS itself is still there (as Jesse's roundabout method for finding it shows). The hyperlink to the RSS on the profile page; and. 2. Hope that helps!"

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The Value Of Blog Comments

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In the beginning God created the Blogs and the RSS. 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. Blog comments are becoming increasingly valuable. We need to take a step back to remember how far we have come in order to get an indication of the future (and what it could mean to the overall value of Blog comments). They can comment on the link that they shared on Facebook. blogger.

Facebook RSS feeds and iGoogle

Laurel Papworth

Want to monitor a Brand Page like CocaCola or  Facebook’s Marketing Page on iGoogle or another RSS reader?  It can be done but it’s not easy. FACEBOOK PAGE WALL TO IGOOGLE RSS READER. went to and wanted to pull the RSS feed into my social media monitoring dashboard. If that means anything to you, comment away. In this case iGoogle.

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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. Let''s get over the comments. Comments are great. google.

Facebook Listens. RSS Added Back to Pages. Will Twitter be next?

Stay N' Alive

In perhaps one of my most controversial articles (unintentionally), I wrote a week or two ago about how both Twitter and Facebook both quietly removed RSS from user accounts and Pages. It appears that Facebook listened though, as there is now a "Subscribe via RSS" link on Facebook Pages, and the source now links to an atom feed for clients that want to auto-discover the feeds.

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Turning off the ViperChill RSS Feed: What You HAVE to Tell Your Blog Readers

Viper Chill

Though niches that have more web savvy audiences like marketing or technology are more likely to be affected, this is going to impact anyone who has built up their RSS readership. Also, doing it now means you can alert them again in the future with enough of a gap to remind them without annoying people who don’t subscribe via RSS. recommend Feedly as your new RSS home.

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10 Dreadful Mistakes that Kill Your Comments


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?

Creating a Custom RSS Feed for Guest Posts


Figuring out how to do this with particular systems might pose a specific challenge, especially if those networks only allow you to import one RSS feed. There may also be times where you want to only share writing by you, and if you have a lot of guest bloggers on your site as well as guest posts on other sites, having a full RSS feed for your blog won’t do. xml version="1.0"

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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?

Feature Friday: How iGoogle is My RSS Feed HQ

Ari Herzog

You can add RSS feeds, YouTube subscriptions, personalize it with custom themes, and even view your Gmail inbox, all in one place. As you can see, I use iGoogle for all of my RSS feeds. How to add RSS feeds to iGoogle. RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. Almost all blogs have some form of RSS feed that syndicates their content out on the web. Enter iGoogle….

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CommentLuv 2.9 – Guide for Blog Owners & Commenters


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.

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}?

How I Organize Google Reader for Blog Commenting


And one thing I discovered very quickly about the photo community is if you want comments, you better start giving comments first. started out on sites by photo bloggers I met at a photowalk in downtown Phoenix and branched out from there with people in their comments and on their blogrolls. And I can access my RSS feeds on my phone via the Google Reader app for Android.

Find Readers for Your Blog Through Commenting and Relationships


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?

Four Ways to Fight Content Thieves

Spin Sucks

We took two approaches: I commented on every post that was mine with things such as, “You can’t scrape a blogger’s content and not attribute correctly” or “Boy, this blog post sure looks familiar.” Most sites have places where you can comment on your stolen comment. RSS footer. Every day. She was livid (rightfully so)! Sorry.”

6 Ways to Filter Your RSS Feeds - ReadWriteWeb

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Ways to Filter Your RSS Feeds. Written by Josh Catone / March 4, 2008 8:06 PM. / 26 Comments. RSS is easily one of the best things to happen to web publishing in the past 10 years. Information overload is a real problem for many web users, and one way to cope with it is to filter your RSS feeds so you only see what you want to see. Feed Rinse is a best of class RSS filtering application. It supports regular expressions, has a built in profanity filter, and lets you upload your OPML file for easy importing of your RSS feeds (it can also export to OPML).

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Get and Keep Readers

Geoff Livingston

As a blogger, I did well during the RSS era with the Buzz Bin. In the process I lost 5000 RSS subscribers. Further, professionalism means engaging your commenters , on and off your blog with respect. Too many times I debated commenters rather than simply thank them for investing the time to comment. In the old RSS days, there was no Twitter or Facebook.

A Blog Commenting Strategy


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?

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.

How To Follow Any Twitter List In An RSS Reader


Twitip Getting more out of twitter Follow 102,289 followers Subscribe 20,083 subscribers starters guide getting followers tools tips business people news add a tip Mana Ionescu @manamica Digital marketing strategist with a large international bank, SCUBA diver, supporter of sustainable practices, major gadget geek, Chicagoan How To Follow Any Twitter List In An RSS Reader 15 Editor’s Note: Here’s a quick little post with a great idea. Twitter has an RSS solution only for Favorites, so what to do about the other lists? Great tip, Mana! Then follow the flow. Awesome!

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100+ Blog Directories and RSS Sites for Promoting Your Blog

Webbiquity SMM

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. So, having recently completed a submission campaign for a client, here is an updated list of blog directories and RSS syndication sites that remain active and free. Before you get started with blog directory and RSS submission, here is a list of assets you’ll need to have ready in order to make your submission work productive. 100+ Blog Directories and RSS Submission Sites.

Are Blog Subscribers the Only Success Metric?

Spin Sucks

Migrating from freebie to Feedblitz (or other RSS publishing options). When a blogger hits the big time and earns a ton of subscribers or has a large community commenting, said blogger has to be there to reply, engage, comment, and return the favor. Not every subscriber will engage and leave comments, for example. Today’s guest post is by Jayme Soulati .

The End Of Blogging?

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To know me, is to know that I am still deeply passionate about my blog, writing and the digital publishing experience. I was there when it first started (remember Blogger ), embraced the power of RSS feeds (remember those?), For years, we've been seeing the "conversation" shift from the comments section on blogs to places like Facebook, Twitter , Snapchat , YouTube and beyond. rss feed. Yesterday, I posted the following on Facebook's new Notes platform (btw, feel free to follow me on Facebook. you will see where this is going). for over twelve years. This is nothing new.

13 Not-So-Scary Ways to Become a Master at Blog Commenting

Writtent Blog

Every content marketing strategy should involve a plan for blog commenting. It’s entirely too easy to get stuck in a comfort zone of creating content , while keeping up on other blogs in your niche via RSS feeds or email subscription. However, taking the time to leave comments really matters, and it’s an integral part of your content promotion strategy whether you realize it or not.

The Value of Comments to a Profit-making Blog


We’ve talked about the issues of blog comments before on, but never from a point of view of profit-making. Image courtesy stock.xchng user lusi But as I was looking at the stats on dPS last week, I found that this short, helpful opinion post from 2010 was still attracting a steady stream of readers—and comments. Commenting is a very strong kind of engagement.

The Changing State Of Blogs

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They enabled people to comment and share, had links within the text, and were also available via RSS feeds. Remember RSS feeds ? We would use independent RSS readers, web browser-based readers or email add-ons to have these pieces of content delivered to the reader, the moment that they were published by the writer. RSS readers are all but gone now (except for relics like me, who still use them in a less and less frequent way). These characteristics (tags, comments, share buttons, links, subscription buttons and more) have all been adopted by mass publishers.

6 Readers Share Why They Read Blogs by Email

Ari Herzog

Reaching out to six random email subscribers spread across the planet (courtesy of Google’s Feedburner application which displays email addresses of anyone who subscribes this way) and asked for their insights, they were more than willing to share… Mark Harai, a business development consultant in Costa Rica: RSS readers just don’t work for me. Productivity email RSS

Efficient Blog Commenting: Save Your Time and Energy


Commenting on other blogs is an integrated part of blogging, and it’s vital. You need people for successful blogging and blog commenting is one of the coolest ways to build loyal relationships. This post is based on Joe’s guest post here at ProBlogger, where he wisely gave a strategy for commenting on other blogs. Effective blog commenting. Commenting on other blogs can be overwhelming if you try to combine it with your regular blogging activities. It’s part of my strategy, though, so I need to be efficient in my commenting.

Yelp Consumer Alerts Filters False Reviews

Spin Sucks

Some just ask their customers to comment online about their experiences. Aside from the obvious, someone posting a review or comment about something they have not experienced, is a review posted by someone who has been given access to a computer while inside the business considered a fake? What if the business has just asked their customer base to comment? Ninety long days.

Goodbye Feedburner, Hello Feedblitz

Ari Herzog

After nearly four years of powering this blog’s email and RSS delivery options, I’ve parted ways with Google and its free Feedburner service and embraced the paid service of Feedblitz. Moreover, Feedblitz offers more than delivery by mere email and RSS, but also by Twitter update, Facebook wall post, and instant messaging alerts. Blog News RSSYes, I am.

RSS Reading Habits

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Photo by Lynetter. I use a RSS reader and read feeds because it is part of my writing process. Lately, my RSS reading habits have changed. I'm finding new links and posts either through twitter, comments on my blog post, or through people who have linked to me. My RSS reading is mostly information gathering or browsing. like how Chris Brogan describes his reading goals.

Do you lose value by turning off comments on a blog?

The Way of the Web

If you’ve ever spent a Sunday evening clearing out the contents of a website or blog anti-spam filter, you’ll identify with the decision of Dave Winer to turn off the comments on Scripting News. And having commented on Twitter and received some replies from Dave, I wanted to expand on the subject. Is it ‘right’ to turn off the comments? Buffer

Did Facebook Screw Up?

Small Business Mavericks

Just read the comments on Facebook’s own page. Some people don’t want the most “relevant&# comments to appear on their pages. They’d rather that Facebook kept the chronological order for comments. As one commenter put it, “Where do you get the idea that you know more than I do what is relevant on my page?!!?&# About Us What’s a Maverick?

Is Feedburner about to be closed by Google?

The Way of the Web

It’s particularly worrying in some areas, where companies of the size and scale of Google have effectively closed out the market, particularly in terms of RSS syndication with Feedburner and RSS reading with Google Reader. Having used Feedburner for years, it appears little positive has happened since acquisition by Google, and largely the service for syndicating and placing advertising in RSS feeds has been left running, but little more. It’s also a paid service, but you only pay for Email subscribers rather than RSS subscribers, so worth investigating.

Email or RSS: Which Do You Prefer

Justin Levy

Justin Levy Marketing and Social Media Home About Archives Contact Disclosures Newsletter Speaking Email or RSS: Which Do You Prefer Written on January 13, 2010 by Justin Levy in email , hubspot , rss , social media 40 Comments - Leave a comment! If youre new here or just an old friend, Id love it if you subscribed via RSS feed. In a recent survey of their customers HubSpot found that their customers preferred to subscribe to blogs via email subscription nearly 12 times more than their preference for RSS.  Like yours [link] Paul Arthur Smith RSS.

The Blog Turns 20 This Year

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With over 3600 posts and over 40,000 comments, it is much more than a publishing platform. Blogs were better defined as an online journal that enabled writers to instantly publish their content to the world for free (it could also be easily distributed through the power of RSS - a term that is also all-but-forgotten). It made me do a double-take. Twenty years is a long time. No more.

How to Get More Blog Traffic – Real World Data

Webbiquity SMM

But it makes sense: the more often your blog is “seen&# on other sites, the more people will bookmark it, subscribe to your RSS feed, and type in the URL directly. Don’t overlook smaller blog directories and RSS syndication sites that can collectively drive notable traffic (as well as providing valuable links for SEO purposes). Every blogger wants more traffic.

One Step Forward And Fifty Steps Back For Bloggers (And Society)

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It used to be an online journal that was powered by RSS , but the concept has evolved. Let's also not forget about the value that Blogging platforms provide in terms of the discourse in the comments (and while many complain of the quality of the comments, it's still a forum for discourse that does push a story further). What year is this? Instead of treating Bloggers as if they're not capable of reporting the news or having journalistic integrity, why not just elevate the journalists that we deem as "worthy" to a more professional status? Does it sound ridiculous?

The Future Of Facebook And The Newsfeed

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While many think that photos are the killer app of Facebook (and the reason the company paid a billion dollars to acquire Instagram ), none of that would matter had Facebook not had the insight (and the courage) to imagine, develop and deploy this personal RSS feed of our social graph. You are able to like, follow, comment and interact with more information than ever before. Do you remember Facebook before the timeline. before newsfeed? I do. loved the introduction of Facebook's news feed when it happened. Who is laughing now? Is the newsfeed perfect? It is not. Nothing is.