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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?

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

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. It’s All Inbound.

How to Identify Popular Hashtags on Twitter

Spin Sucks

If you are yet to explore this avenue, Jack Danielson shares four proven ways to find trending topics on Twitter that people in your niche are actually discussing about. The post How to Identify Popular Hashtags on Twitter appeared first on Spin Sucks. Comments Thanks! Social Media Twitter hashtag by Jack Danielson Genius!! Thanks for the great information!

Managing Negative Comments in Social Media

Waxing UnLyrical

If you work as a social media manager or online community manager you see these all the time … negative comments. Here are 6 more tips on how to manage negative comments: Listen   to what is being said. Don’t let negative comments linger. The longer a negative comment goes without a response, the more credibility the comment acquires. Respond quickly.

Twitter Allows Retweets with Comments

The Social Media Incubator

Monday, April 6, Twitter revamped its retweet feature. It is now easier for users to retweet others and add their comments along with the retweet. Now, after hitting the retweet button, you are prompted to enter in your comments. After entering comments and retweeting, your tweet shows up with the retweeted message in an embedded box below your comment.

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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. It is by far the social network that provides the highest level of engagement compared to Facebook or Twitter. 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.

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.

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.

10 Commandments for Twitter

Janet Fouts

Twitter is such a simple communications tool, yet people seem to really struggle with how to tweet. guess that’s why my Twitter etiquette post is so popular. While the title of this post is somewhat tongue-in cheek, I really wanted to simplify the best practices for Twitter to their most basic form. Add your own commandments in the comments!

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?

Understanding Twitter: Best Ways to Tweet


Twitter is a remarkable social media platform for your business. But if you’re new to Twitter it can be more than a little confusing.  An effective Twitter presence starts with understanding how it works. To see your Twitter Home feed, click on Home: . Replies show up in your Twitter Home feed and the Twitter feed of the person to whom you are responding to.

Understanding Twitter: Best Ways to Tweet


Twitter is a remarkable social media platform for your business. But if you’re new to Twitter it can be more than a little confusing.  An effective Twitter presence starts with understanding how it works. To see your Twitter Home feed, click on Home: . Replies show up in your Twitter Home feed and the Twitter feed of the person to whom you are responding to.

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

Reintroducing Blog Comment Moderation

Ari Herzog

It is common for companies (who don’t comprehend a blog comment is akin to having a conversation) to hire people to write manual comments on blogs all over the place in the hope an unsuspecting reader will click to learn more about the company product. In an effort to combat a rise in this manual spam, I am (re)introducing comment moderation which used to be in place here.

Does My Business Need to be on Twitter?


As previously discussed in my post “Which Social Media Channels Should I Use For My Business?” ,  I am following up with an more in-depth look at Twitter and why your business should make use of this social media channel. There are about 1 billion registered Twitter users, with 241 million monthly active users. The average Twitter user has 208 followers. Build credibility.

Feature Friday: Why Negative Blog Comments are Important and Wanted

Ari Herzog

Having negative comments on your Facebook wall or blog means you’re doing something right! Take those negative comments from your pagans, and address it in a way that talks to your core believers! What can you post today on Facebook, Twitter, a blog’s comment section, etc. Inspire me below… -- Ari Herzog thanks you for reading Feature Friday: Why Negative Blog Comments are Important and Wanted on his blog. Contact Ari: Twitter | Email | 978.558.0008. Features branding commentsThe following is a feature article by Jeannie Chan.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

How Nonprofit Pros Use Twitter


————— According to the most recent Nonprofit Communications Trends Report , 76% percent of nonprofits are now using Twitter. Twitter can be used to distribute news about your organization and your stories. But what is the best way to use Twitter, without wasting valuable time? I Twitter is like looking out the window of a fast moving train.

…and My Twitter Experiment Dies

Ari Herzog

Four days ago I wrote : Twitter users are influencers when they are followed by a lot of people and are retweeted more often than they tweet themselves… I further this definition by the stereotype that most influencers broadcast more than they reply. If you were inspired, please add a comment and sign up to receive blog posts by email. Media identity Twitter

Facebook LinkedIn Twitter in 2013

Ari Herzog

Of the three largest social networking sites in the United States, I plan to use Facebook the most, LinkedIn the second-most, and Twitter the least. Follow me if you want to see my public timeline updates (as not every update is shared to the public) and you desire to comment and share those updates so I can get to know you better. Twitter in 2013. Facebook in 2013. 1.

Why Twitter Killed the Twitter Share Button

Convince & Convert

Legions of bloggers and website publishers will log on November 21 and discover that the familiar digits displaying the number of  Twitter shares on their content have disappeared. Why would Twitter do this? Twitter is overlooking the fact that they are going to look stupid when Facebook and LinkedIn have working buttons on every piece of content in the world and they don’t.

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.

Stop Losing Track of Instagram Comments

The Social Media Hat

Social Media Stop Losing Track of Instagram Comments. Comments From Engaged Followers Are Too Easily Buried In Notifications. You see, when you post a great image to Instagram, it will garner all kinds of likes and comments. Continue to post great images and those likes and comments will pile up gloriously. Comments are effectively buried! Comments you cannot see!

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?

Optimize Your Posts on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and More


Interact with commenters: Engage in the conversation and build relationships with your audience. Use LinkedIn Insights to learn how well your previous posts have performed, and measure engagement through comments, shares, likes, and clicks. Engage with users: It’s not only posts that grab attention — comments and responses do, too. Optimize your Twitter posts.

How to Use Twitter as a Professional Networking Tool


Twitter is more than just a method to share your thoughts regarding any particular subject. Here are five best practices on how to use Twitter as a professional networking tool. 1. When you mention someone in a Twitter post, that person will receive a message. Although Twitter is akin to a digital soapbox, you may want to refrain from being unprofessional. Posts Images.

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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? How about a bitchy tweet on Twitter? 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. Fight with them?

Donald Trump’s Temperament Was Top Social Moment on Facebook, Twitter During Debate

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook and Twitter shared their analysis of users’ posts about the first presidential debate  Monday night, and their findings were fairly similar. million posts, likes, comments and shares related to the debate Monday night, adding that Facebook Live  videos related to the event were viewed some 55 million times throughout the course of Monday. Ask your questions in the comments!

Using Twitter for Effective Media Relations

Spin Sucks

Over the past year or so I have been using Twitter to contact journalists. The worlds of the media and PR agencies are both fast paced so the immediacy of Twitter enables both parties to take advantage of reacting to trends and breaking news – stories can be imagined, written and published within an hour if it’s a hot topic. Do you already use Twitter for PR? Pitch. Thank.

Tool Tuesday: Twitter curation tools

Akamai Marketing

Enter: Twitter curation. There are several services that curate or organize tweets based on Twitter lists or keywords. Unlike a Twitter stream, these curation tools offer a way to collect a lot of information in a single place.  As their pictures were posted and others commented, the Storify got to be fun and interesting. Here you can keep lists of Twitter in track.

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Best Twitter Tips, Tools and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

In just a few short years, Twitter has transformed from an odd little sort of public IM service where people posted what they just ate for lunch or what their cat was doing at the moment into one of the big four social networks and a significant channel for news, PR & marketing, politics and more. Twitter’s 200 million users collectively tap out a billion tweets per week.

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Connecting Twitter to LinkedIn: Just Say No

Almost Savvy

Just over a year ago, LinkedIn introduced a feature allowing users to post all of their Twitter updates , also known as tweets, to LinkedIn. Now, before you start to school me on how I don’t get Twitter or LinkedIn, you may want to look here and here to see that I am a huge fan of both. Will you like or comment if you see this message? That said, bring on the controversy.

12 Twitter Tips For Lawyers

Myrland Marketing

12 TWITTER TIPS. Well, it’s no secret I’m talking about Twitter because I’ve made that obvious in the title of today’s post. There are 645,750,000 active Twitter users, sending an average of 58 million Tweets a day. In my early days in Social Media (it’s SO old!), I met and fell in love with Twitter for all the reasons I stated above, and more.

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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}?

5 Ways to Ramp Up Comments on Your Blog


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.