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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?

Managing Negative Online Comments

Spin Sucks

If you’re going to PRSA this weekend/next week, leave me a comment so I can say hi! So, in more general terms, what’s with the idea of running down various social media sites in arenas for the devotees of said site? Managing Negative Online Comments originally appeared on Spin Sucks on October 12, 2011. If you RSVP online , the first drink is on us! On us.

10 Things That Expose Good Sites to Google Panda

Adam Sherk

Google Panda was designed to go after sites with a high volume of thin or low-quality content (among other things) in an effort to improve the overall strength of the search results. The types of sites vary but most are trusted, authoritative brands with large audiences that have produced quality, popular content for years. Here’s an example of site that was hit by Panda 4.0

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Commenting Etiquette 101

Jason Yormark

One of the things I’ve loved about blogging is getting to see the growth of comments on my blog over the years. I’m always incredibly thankful for those that actually take the time to leave their thoughts on my blog posts, and it makes it that much more inspiring for me to continue to write here. Don’t comment just to comment. Don’t Be A Grammar Nazi! Smarty Pants. 4. Bloggin

Commenting Etiquette 101

Jason Yormark

One of the things I’ve loved about blogging is getting to see the growth of comments on my blog over the years. I’m always incredibly thankful for those that actually take the time to leave their thoughts on my blog posts, and it makes it that much more inspiring for me to continue to write here. Don’t comment just to comment. Don’t Be A Grammar Nazi! Smarty Pants. 4. Bloggin

StumbleUpon Traffic to Magazine and Content Sites Down 27%

Adam Sherk

The news of layoffs at StumbleUpon reminded me that in compiling some year-end social media referral data I’d noticed that a number of sites had experienced declines in StumbleUpon traffic. The examined sites can be roughly divided into five main categories: food, home, fashion & beauty, health, entertainment and news & tech. What Types of Sites Get the Most Links?

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.

Facebook’s New Comment System: All You Wanted to Know

The Marketing Blog

The latest comes in the form of Facebook’s newly launched comments plug-in, a powerful system that is bound to re-define how users comment on Blogs and other social media sites. Let’s look at this all new plug-in and what makes it vastly different from already available commenting systems like Disqus, Intense Debate etc. What’s so Unique about FB Comments?

Facebook’s New Comment System: All You Wanted to Know

The Marketing Blog

The latest comes in the form of Facebook’s newly launched comments plug-in, a powerful system that is bound to re-define how users comment on Blogs and other social media sites. Let’s look at this all new plug-in and what makes it vastly different from already available commenting systems like Disqus, Intense Debate etc. What’s so Unique about FB Comments?

Pros and Cons of the Facebook Comments Plugin

Spin Sucks

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. From the development blog: Comments Box is a social plugin that enables user commenting on your site so they are easily shared with friends or with people who like your Page.

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.

WordPress vs Drupal: Which CMS is Right for Your Site?

Idaconcpts

Most websites these days have massive amounts of content that must be managed for the smooth functioning of the site. Even more interesting, Drupal is preferred by sites that have high traffic numbers. However, 60 million sites run WordPress making it by far the most popular free CMS package. If you can master it, you can build just about any site that you can imagine.

6 cool curation sites you may not have heard of

SocialFish

So my new thing is curated news sites.  Or curated stories, as they are not all “news” per se. During my time off of blog reading, I discovered (or rediscovered) a bunch of new curation sites, some of which have now become my “morning newspaper time”  I though you might be interested in checking them out for yourself. Cowbird is a beautiful site for stories.

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 Medi

Google+ Engagement for News Sites: Top Performers and One-Year Growth Rates

Adam Sherk

Which news sites get the most engagement on their Google+ pages? As with my previous comparison, I used All my + to pull data on +1′s, shares and comments for every post on the official Google+ pages of a selection of news sites. Per Post Comments. Comments Combined. Facebook Pages: Which News Sites Get the Most Engagement? Google+ Page +1's. 204.35.

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Facebook Commenting Platform: Pros and Cons For Businesses

Dave Fleet

Facebook has announced a new version of its Comments Box plugin – its social plugin that enables Facebook-connected commenting on a website. Facebook’s Comment Box plugin. Among the features Facebook has revealed: Social relevance – the new plugin uses what Facebook calls “social signals&# to prioritize comments on posts. Reduced spam. Cons. 1.

Feature Friday: How to Choose the Best Comment System for Your Blog

Ari Herzog

One of the key goals when I started blogging was to encourage a healthy discussion area in the comments. I’ve always been a firm believer that the real gold to any blog post can (and does) come from the comments left afterward. Depending on how encouraging the blogger is to foster open discussion, the comments can take the original post in a whole new direction. image: ilmungo.

How to Create Content for Your Site that Your Readers Will Love

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Don’t forget that customers, potential customers, media, and potential business partners are all visiting your web site. Without good content, you are less likely to impress visitors to your web site, and it is harder to convert. What do visitors to your site want? How do visitors to your site know that what you offer will be useful to them in some way? Like this post?

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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. Want some of that? Result?

How to Increase Site Speed and Improve Your SEO Ranking

ProBlogger

Whether you’re a hobby blogger or have turned your blog into a business, your main goal is always going to be increasing the number of visitors you have to your site. The closer to number one your site lands, the more people who will see it and visit your page. The big question is: how do you get your site ranked closer to the number one spot? Create a Benchmark.

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Shutting Down Blog Comments

Twist Image

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.

Six Simple Public Relations Efforts that Take Less than 10 Minutes

Spin Sucks

Comment on Blog Posts. Due to Twitter, Google Plus, and myriad of other social platforms, the older sentiment of commenting on blog posts has fallen to the wayside, which is unfortunate for bloggers, but great for those who make thoughtful comments and want to get noticed by authors and others reading posts through to the end. By Cam Secore. Seek and Tweet on Twitter. Asking

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.

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?

3 Ways to Improve Your Site’s User Retention

Convince & Convert

In addition, when such campaigns feature hashtags and other social elements, they have the ability to go viral fast—attracting more and more people to visit your site and encouraging them to stay and explore. Their fears are legitimized by the array of trolls, spammers, and plain old nonsense that can be found in comments and messaging boards across the internet. Interactive Content.

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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? 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. Remove the comment, Ban the commenter.

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. new {blog|weblog|webpage|website|web site}.|. Way cool!

CommentLuv 2.9 – Guide for Blog Owners & Commenters

Kikolani

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.

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.

7 Ways to Spot Epic Copywriters for Your Site

Writtent Blog

Is the copy on the site  effective ? Are their own sites visible? 5. If you run a search on their name, you might come across guest posts, blog comments, forum discussions, etc. For example, if you need content for every page on your site, have the new writer start with just one. Please share in the comments. Need some web content for a landing page? Image source.

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How to Set Up Blog Comments as Goals in Google Analytics Using WordPress Hacks

Kikolani

Absolutely – you can start with your comments! What You Can Learn from Setting Up Blog Comments as Goals. Here are a few things you can learn from setting up comment form submissions as goals in Google Analytics. Discover what referral sites are sending the most commenters. Learn the difference between commenters and regular traffic. Disclaimer.

Get More Comments: Focus on the First Comment

ProBlogger

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. Or are they?

Moderating Comments and Managing Online Communities

Akamai Marketing

Tweet Much has been writing over the years about how to manage comments in a blog or online community. Let’s be clear, almost all sites require some sort of identification, so that’s a given. I don’t view this as much of a deterrent for spammers (creating a fake email or persona isn’t THAT hard); I see it as more of a benefit to real people. Open Door Policy:  The most liberal of comment moderation policies. All comments are auto-approved without any technical or human moderation. Another option is to close comments on a thread. Tweet.

How I Organize Google Reader for Blog Commenting

Kikolani

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. Google Reader & Blog Commenting. Please share them in the comments!

How To Tackle Negative Comments While Managing Community In Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

Well you do not have to be a community member to receive negative feedback / response or a comment. You could have subscribed to a site and there you have someone creating a high noise level. The only connection between you and this person is the Page / Site that you both are on. While sometime the comments ''may'' not be ''useful'', other times certain comments are necessary to be heard and addressed to. When the comments are directly towards you at a personal level you may tend to re-act a little more strongly. You may not know this person.

7 Ways to Find Epic Blog Writers for Your Site

Writtent Blog

Find great blog writers in your Comments section. comments section is among the easiest ways to find professional blog writers for your site. Review all content, find bloggers whose comments are the most valuable and thought-provoking, and assure them a chance to contribute to your blog. 3. Find blog writers on freelance sites. Great! How to manage it?

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The Ultimate Guide to Leaving Comments On Blogs

ProBlogger

Benefits of Leaving Comments on Other People’s Blogs. 1. Building your own profile – leaving a comment gets you seen. Leaving a good comment can make people pay attention. 2. Getting to know other bloggers – leaving a comment can often be a great way to get on the radar of another blogger. 4. You never know where a great comment might lead!

Find Readers for Your Blog Through Commenting and Relationships

ProBlogger

In the last episode of the ProBlogger podcast we talked about  how to build a sticky blog to keep readers on your site. 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. Finding Readers Week: Corinne Talks Commenting, Engagement, and Are Forums Right For Your Blog?

A Commenting System to Rule them All: Why Choosing the Right Comment System can Make or Break your Blog

ProBlogger

That’s where comments come in. Although we often take comments for granted as a feature that is generally present at the bottom of most articles and blog posts, considering what a powerful tool it is for UGC ( User Generated Content ), it’s important for online publishers, community managers and everyone else to invest in the right comment system to maximize its full potential.

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Get More Comments: Write Unfinished Blog Posts

ProBlogger

One of the best ways to measure this is to see who’s commenting. Not all blogs have a comments section, but many do. Comments provide an opportunity for the reader to participate in the content, to give feedback and share his or her own ideas. Comments are a blogger’s best friend. But the biggest struggle, especially for bloggers just starting out, is getting the first few comments. How do you get so many comments?” You can do the same, if you want to see more comments. Of course, those first few comments are the hardest. So what changed?