Should You Disable Comments on Your Blog?


When you started out blogging, you were probably thrilled when you got a comment. As time went by, you probably found some of the comments very useful. But if you’ve been blogging for a long time, and your blog gets a lot of traffic, those comments may be starting to become less of a delight and more of a chore. Responding to five comments on every post might take only ten minutes, so it’s no big deal. In 2006, Seth Godin closed comments on his business blog.

5 Simple Font Changes to Boost Readers, Comments, and Shares on Your Blog


Back in 2005, Jakob Nielsen reported that in a survey of web design problems, bad fonts got nearly twice as many votes as the next contender—with two-thirds of voters complaining about small font sizes. Needless to say, readers who keep being distracted and having to relocate the left margin often don’t read to the end of a post—so they often don’re share it or comment on it. But don’t forget to share the changes you’ve made in the comments below!

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5 Social Media & Digital Marketing “Must Haves” for 2016


Young adults (ages 18 to 29) are the most likely to use social media – fully 90% do, compared to 12% in 2005. ( At the same time, there has been a 69-point bump among those ages 30-49, from 8% in 2005 to 77% today. (

Why Alps Bethneck is 5 Years Old

Ari Herzog

2005: Flickr. A story I posted on Digg in 2005 crashed the “interesting” get-paid-for content site I was briefly testing. Please continue reading Why Alps Bethneck is 5 Years Old and leave a comment if inspired. This is a guest blog post by Stephen Black. This is his story.

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Bloggers Unite Today Around Food

Ari Herzog

You can see from the below images that the 1992 pyramid was too busy with food everywhere and the 2005 pyramid was too vague with stripes instead of boxes. If you are inspired to add a comment with your thoughts, please visit Bloggers Unite Today Around Food in your browser.

Support Film about Los Amigos Invisibles


Partying backstage with Los Amigos Invisibles before their first show ever in Monterrey, Mexico back in 2005. (I'm Subscribe to the comments for this post?

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The Facts, The Stats And The Story About Youtube


It’s 2015 and #PRDiversity Is Still An Issue

Waxing UnLyrical

That percentage has doubled since 2005. Barrett also shared the comments expressed by one of PRWeek ’s readers who relayed disappointment in the publication’s 2014 Agency Business Report cover. Please share your thoughts, suggestions or feedback in the comments below. .

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Social Networking Stats: Reddit Earns 56 Billion Pageviews in 2013, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

404,603,286 comments. billion total votes (comment and link votes). Founded in 2005, Reddit has played an interesting role in internet culture, but has yet to achieve profitability. The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1.19

100 Personal Branding Tactics Using Social Media |

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Feel free to add your ideas to the comments section. Comment frequently (and meaningfully) on blogs that write about you and your posts. Make sure it’s easy to comment on your site. Commenting on other people’s blogs builds awareness fast. The more valuable your comments, the more it reflects on your ability and your character. Don’t delete critical blog comments. Have a blog comments policy handy, if you get into the deleting mode.

Marketing Beyond The Blog Buzz

Diva Marketing Blog

So I pulled out a deck I presented to the AMA Oklahoma Chapter in 2005 (!). 10 + 1 Blog Take Aways -- from 2005. Blogs promotion includes traditional/internet and blog-specific (social networking: linking, comments, trackbacks; organic search optimization).

When You Need a Social Media Manager

Ari Herzog

I created my Facebook account in 2005 and joined Twitter by 2008. Please continue reading When You Need a Social Media Manager and leave a comment if inspired. Recent comments Recent comments. When you need a social media manager, think of me?

“Reclaim Blogging”: Why I’m giving up Twitter and Facebook

153 Comments [Factoid: This is the first cartoon I ever put online, back in the day, 1999, two years before I registered the URL, So from now on, if you want to talk to me, do it in the comments below or send me an email, Thanks.

Gmail Superstars

Buzz Marketing for Technology

15 comments. Post a comment ). #. Post your comment. Top commentators for a Blogger blog. October 2005. November 2005. December 2005. An unofficial blog that watches Googles latest attempts to move your operating system online. Google Operating System. Unofficial news and tips about Google. Sunday, July 13, 2008. Gmail Superstars. One of the 13 features added to Gmail Labs in May is Superstars, an extension of Gmails starring system.

What Was Your Enchanted Moment?

Direct Marketing Observations

Back in 2005 I sent former Apple Evangelist, Guy Kawasaki, an email; and to be honest, I didn’t really expect a response. I commented and they commented back. I’d like to think that we’ve all had “enchanted&# moments in this space.

Interview with Social Media Influencer: Robin Fray Carey

Social Media Citizens

R: Yes, along with comments, RT’s are the highest form of flattery. Robin Fray Carey is CEO and Co-Founder of Social Media Today , one of the most popular social media news websites online.

Content vs. Community: How Online Publishers Can Nurture Both

Ultimately, we’ve been offered the opportunity to completely rethink the passive “comment sections” of the past. Today, the comment section provides a tool to build community engagement around a publisher. The trick is not to think about comments in terms of five years ago.

Why I Attend Seth Godin’s Live Events

Debbie Weil

I’ve attended a handful of Seth’s live events over the past decade (cf Why I like Seth Godin’s quirky workshops from 2005) and always come away recharged. But it would be more fun if you’d leave a comment below to say hi.

7 PR Lessons Komen for the Cure Didn’t Know It Was Giving You

Waxing UnLyrical

But, as I noted in my comment on the post, that mastery also means that we develop the ability to anticipate how our publics are going to react and, therefore, plan and act accordingly.

5 Essential Spreadsheets for Social Media Analytics

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Change or Die | Fast Company

Buzz Marketing for Technology

From Issue 94 | May 2005. Comment. Comment: Special Editions ? ); document.write( ); | Where ideas and people meet. Feedback. Find People. Find Groups. Find Blogs. Search. Fast Company. Google. SUBSCRIBE. CURRENT ISSUE. ISSUE ARCHIVES. Innovation. Technology. Leadership. Management. Careers. Design. Social Responsibility. Work/Life. Connect with Fast Company. People. Ideas. Business Networking. Membership is free. Sign up Learn More Already a member? Sign In!

5 Tips for Great Content Curation

Make sure you’re giving back by reading others and commenting on their posts. 20 Comments. To leave a comment on this story, please log in with Facebook. Flag this comment. Flag this comment. Flag this comment. Flag this comment.

Six Sources for Nonprofit News


After a while, it’s like reading an Op-Ed journalist you’ve come to know – you look forward to their editorial comments. Emily Weinberg has been offering the Nonprofit Blog Exchange, a monthly roundup of blog articles relevant to those in nonprofits, since 2005.

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Inbound Marketing vs. Content Marketing – What’s the Difference?

Writtent Blog

The absolutely official explanation for “inbound marketing” is that it was coined by HubSpot co-founder Brian Halligan in 2005. It’s a pretty hot topic, so share your thoughts in the comments!

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. I wrote the post in 2005 and to this day it still gets traffic! Stuck for content ideas for your blog?

Fandango Making Good Use of Group Buying


There you can also read an interview with Matthew McConaughey, in which he talks about the movie and being the Sexiest Man Alive in 2005, and watch the trailer from “The Lincoln Lawyer&#. Subscribe to the comments for this post?

IBM Social Computing Guidelines

Buzz Marketing for Technology

In the spring of 2005, IBMers used a wiki to create a set of guidelines for all IBMers who wanted to blog. In 2005, the company made a strategic decision to embrace the blogosphere and to encourage IBMers to participate. You must not comment on confidential IBM financial information such as IBMs future business performance, business plans, or prospects anywhere in world. IBM policy is not to comment on rumors in any way. You should merely say, "no comment" to rumors.

HOW TO: Properly Use Badges to Engage Customers

The ecommerce giant’s badges, which are given principally to commenters, are highly meaningful, but stem from a tiny, contextually flat visual design. August 19, 2011 15:26:34 Reply 2 Flag this comment Meli Cabrera Follow Sí sí.

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How to Manage Facebook Relationships: Reciprocal Friends and 1-Way Subscriptions

Ari Herzog

While my definition of a friend has changed since joining the social networking site in 2005, the core remains the same: Friends are people who I know in the flesh, share an interest or two, and consider socially compatible.

9 TED Talks That Will Stretch Your Business Mind

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I hope you enjoy these, and please feel free to add your picks in the comments below. He gave this talk in 2005. It doesn't take long to find inspiration. It takes forever to figure out how to do something meaningful with it.

Lone Survivor – Book review - Koka Sexton dot Com

Koka Sexton

On a clear night in late June 2005, four U.S. In June of 2005, Luttrell led a four-man team of Navy SEALs into the mountains of Afghanistan on a mission to kill a Taliban leader thought to be allied with Osama bin Laden. Author: Koka Sexton Comments: 3 comments Date: 12 Nov 2007 Categories: Book Reviews Tags: There are 3 comments. Leave a comment!

Create a World-Class Online Community for Your Business

Simple things like completing profiles, putting actual pictures in for avatars and posting comments that don’t sound like they’ve been run through a PR filter can help achieve this effect. For an example, see Mashable ‘s commenting guidelines.

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Enterprise: List of 40 Social Media Staff Guidelines

I once had to step in to calm down a forum that was off the charts with negativity and general unpleasant comments. Sun Guidelines on Public Discourse [link] (original from 2005 elsewhere) Also [link] . Managing staff who participate in social networks.

Making Data Relevant: The New Metrics for Social Marketing

Sentiment Analysis Text mining and sentiment analysis are the flavor of the season for social media analytics and a common complaint is that the current tools are not able to classify a high percentage of the comments about your brand.

A Pinteresting Story

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Users can also connect to one another, share, comment, collaborate and more. Delicious got acquired by Yahoo in 2005 and became the defacto destination to share one's bookmarks online. That Facebook IPO. With rumors swirling of Facebook 's pending IPO (and the billions at play that go along with it), it does seem like the most opportune time for the online social networking behemoth to go public.

What to Look For When Hiring a Community Manager

Six Steps to a Remarkably Powerful, Personal Network - Liz Strauss at Successful Blog - Thinking, writing, business ideas. You're only a stranger once.

Buzz Marketing for Technology

25 Comments to “Six Steps to a Remarkably Powerful, Personal Network&#. Notify me of further comments via e-mail. Comments Feed. Open Comments. Comments (259). December 2005. November 2005. October 2005. July 2005. June 2005. December 10, 2007. Six Steps to a Remarkably Powerful, Personal Network. ME Liz Strauss wrote this at 11:30 am. It’s NOT Who You Know.

Cool Facts About Search Engines

Engaging Brand

2000:Vivismo – It is well known since 2005 as it was awarded the contract to power the search portion of (now called 2005: Snap –Launched from Overture’s owner Bill Gross, this search engine showed volumes, revenues, and advertisers, but proved to be too complicated for average users and turned into a web services company. He welcomes your comments. . We all use search engines every day.

Should You Outsource Your Social Media Efforts?

View Comments Gap Between Apple & Android Tablet Market Shares To Decrease by 2015 [REPORT] View Comments Twilight Game Scam Spreading on Facebook [WARNING] View Comments Should You Outsource Your Social Media Efforts? Let us know in the comments!

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Why Joe won’t renew with ASAE in 2011


I was going to excerpt from some of the many comments – both pro- and con- association membership – but I think it’s worth reading the whole conversation. There’s a ton more in the comments… We have been talking about these issues for years, at this point.