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. However with more comments comes more questionable responses. I’ve gotten my fair share, and it got me thinking about comment etiquette.

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. However with more comments comes more questionable responses. I’ve gotten my fair share, and it got me thinking about comment etiquette.

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Facebook Launches Questions


Tweet Yesterday Facebook has launched Facebook Questions, which allows users and pages to post a Question to friends or a Facebook community. And now Facebook has launched Questions after Quora has been buzzing for a while. Questions have been beta-tested over almost a year.

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

In January of 2011, I said that I’d make our Internet Marketing Posts of 2011 subscriber only. This year, I am pleased to bring back our Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011 thanks to an excellent sponsor, HubSpot. Ask these questions and then answer them.

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.

910 Blog Comments You Wrote Here

Ari Herzog

Search engines prove this statement true, evident by people such as Marc Pitman discovering old content to answer new questions. Old content is especially helpful when one sees lots of comments, tweets, and other social sharing metrics reflecting the value of whatever is written. 90 is the number of comments about blog lurking , illustrating why you choose not to comment. Analytics indicate less people are commenting, but it is obvious you remain a committed lurker.

50 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Insights of 2011 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

Still, questions remain: how do I use social media most effectively across the enterprise? Read on for answers to these questions and more from some of the best minds in social media in some of their best blog posts and articles of 2011 so far.

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? Another common question is how to be “authentic, honest, transparent&# and human yet corporate-y. Remove the comment, Ban the commenter.

Blogging: 5 benefits of commenting on blogs

Absolute PA

Do you comment on blogs? Here are five great reasons why adding comments is good for your social marketing and online profile. Drives traffic to your own blog – it can drive more visits as other readers, commentators and the blog author will want to learn more about you.

11 B2B Marketing Predictions for 2011

Buzz Marketing for Technology

So that begs the question – what’s on the horizon specifically for B2B Marketers next year? Here are 11 concrete ways I think the environment in which B2B Marketers operate will evolve in 2011. Subscribe to the comments for this post?

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Comments As Content

Diva Marketing Blog

Drop a comment on a blog post or Facebook stat, respond to a tweet or perhaps add your opinion to a LinkedIn discussion. . In fact, sometimes comments can even be pulled into a blog post. My Comment. I asked him these question: "How do you conduct business now?" "How

Blog World LA 2011 Recap – Session Notes and Experiences from #BWELA


Top Three Questions I Was Asked. Aside from the standard who are you and what do you do , there were three questions that kept coming up, and I thought I would take a moment to answer them here for anyone else who is curious. Be sure to share your thoughts in the comments!

44 Blogging Questions and Answers


Last week, I was given the opportunity to do a live question and answer session on Social Media Examiner ’s Facebook page. So without further ado, here is the transcript with the questions that were asked during that hour and responses from myself as well as fans.

Five interesting questions on Quora


If you haven't used it, it's basically a Q&A site where people post questions and others answer, comment and rank the responses. I've really been enjoying Quora. It has elements of Wikipedia (community editing) and enough rules, etiquette and oversight to be really pleasant most of the time. I've learned

Mix of Social Media Trends 2011

Digital Influence Mapping Project Home About John Speaking & Events Papers Contact Archives Links Useful Tools December 28, 2010 My Mix of Social Media Trends 2011 It's trendy to write a "trends" post at the end of the year. I see many indicators that that will change in 2011.

It's All About The Reputation

Small Business Mavericks

The only question to ask, really, is what kind of online marketing are you going to do? You must be logged in to post a comment. About Us What’s a Maverick?

Top 10 Public Relations Blunders of 2011

Bill Hartzer

So, here is this year’s list, the top ten public relations blunders of 2011. According to numerous media sources, the candidate breathed audibly and glared at Politico’s John Martin for several seconds when asked if he had ever been accused of harassment before evasively echoing the question.

Best Twitter Tips, Tools and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Discover the answers to those questions and many more here in 45 of the best guides to Twitter tips, tools and tactics of the past year. of online adults creating 80% of the posts, comments, rating—they are small in number, but strong in power when it comes to influencing others.”

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9 Questions with Sean Platt of Ghostwriter Dad


We answer all our email, tweets, comments, etc., 44 Blogging Questions and Answers. 3 Questions to Ask About Offensive Content on Your Blog. The following is an interview with Sean Platt of Ghostwriter Dad and previous guest blogger here at Kikolani. Hi Kristi!

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. That’s a good question, Facebook.

Reviewing 30 Days of Livefyre Activity

Ari Herzog

If visitors remained near-constant, what of comments? Disregarding the initial article that introduced the comment system, the subsequent 11 articles saw an average 8 comments. It is notable that frequent commentators prior to July 25 are no longer here — but that may also be due to my commenting on their blogs less. Questions develop every week about the commenting interface and kudos to support whiz Jenna Langer for her quick responses.

Best LinkedIn Guides, Tips and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Find the answers to these questions and more here in 22 of the best LinkedIn guides of the past year. While B2C marketers focus on Facebook, LinkedIn is consistently cited as the top social network for B2B marketing.

Anti-Social Media-The Anonymous Comment

Direct Marketing Observations

I find it amazing that adults view the ability to freely and anonymously comment on any story, as a green light for stupidity and hate. You’re weak because you hide behind a computer to make your anonymous comments. And they do the same-To allow anonymous comments or not?

The Other Side Of Comments And Community

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This was one question that was asked of Gini Dietrich during a recent Podcast. And, in this case, visiting your blog and commenting is what they can do for you." " Gini goes into detail about certain Bloggers who email a personal note of thanks to people who leave a comment on their Blog to others who send handwritten notes to those who leave comments. What's even more amazing is what comes out in the comment section of Gini's Blog post.

Once upon a time, I Believed in the Fairytale of Klout


Klout has made some dramatic changes in the past few weeks, which has led the Social Media ecosystem to ask many questions about Klout’s brand credibility and business agenda. Is Klout Answering Questions, or Simply Playing Politician and Spinning all Facts?

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Best Quora Guides and Insights of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

According to, traffic to the site did fall off sharply in February and March of 2011 after an initial surge, but has rebounded to new highs since then (though half a million unique visitors per month isn’t particularly impressive for a social media site).

Your Right to Comment Here

Ari Herzog

You can say it in the comment section below or you can say it on your own blog. You can visit an internet newspaper and comment there too. Reviewing my year-old thoughts on anonymity , I questioned whether anonymity/pseudonymity was anachronistic. I wrote on my civic blog that residents have the right to write comments using whatever names they felt most comfortable, and that it is our choice to read and respond to their pseudonymity , regardless of the vitriol therein.

3 Questions to Ask About Offensive Content on Your Blog


The question isn’t whether these tactics work at drumming up comments, social shares, response posts, and recognition for the authors as the heroes of free speech because for the most part, they do. Questions to Ask Yourself. The comment lines are open!

Once Upon a Time With Klout….The Final Chapters


We started asking the brand questions. The CEO of Klout claimed in a recent blog comment that Klout is however, audited every day by their users. However, whenever Klout is confronted or questioned on their Scoring System and Algorithm, the pubic is not served with the answer.

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How to Participate in a Tweet Chat

Janet Fouts

Often they will assign a moderator to welcome participants, ask questions and generally keep the conversation on track. If there is a guest answering questions they may be posed by the moderator or the participants. If there is a host or a featured guest what questions have been posted?

Is Klout On The Way Out?


Klout, we have questions and we want answers. My question to Klout is, “What specifically is causing such a dramatic change in scores and what is this new algorithm really measuring?”

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20+ Commonly Asked Questions About Blogging & Online Marketing


What worked in 2011 may or may not be as effective in 2012. I receive a lot of questions on a regular basis about blogging, online marketing, and traffic generation, so I thought I would share my answers in this post. Comments. Comments are the life of your blogging community.

24 (of the) Best Business Blogging Guides, Tips and Tools of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Get the answers to those questions and more here in two dozen of the best blogging guides of the past year. How to Be an Awesome Blog Commenter by HubSpot Blog. Top 10 Blog Directories 2011 by SEO Wizardry.

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10 Surefire Ways To Avoid Looking Like A Twitter NooB

SocMed Sean

See someone that has a question, answer it. Commented on a blog post? So, you’re ready to Tweet, right?

10 Tools for Measuring Your Social Media Influence


In order to raise awareness, foster brand advocacy, win attention, and generate real-world action, businesses want to know the answers to questions like: Who are the influencers in my brand category and how do I find them?

17 Digital Marketing Experts Share Their Top Tips, Tricks, and Tools

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

It also allows you to add threaded editorial comments on the admin panel without having to send a separate email. When you answer questions in your area of expertise, it is the best way to make new connections with others who are actually interested in your products and services.

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What Is A Blog? The Question That Won't Go Away

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" In more than a few sessions, speakers and participants would ask questions like, "is The Huffington Post a Blog?" Comments. Is flickr a Blog (you can post pictures, comment on them, archive them date, etc.)? By the way the conversation flowed at this year's BlogWorld & New Media Expo in Los Angeles, you would think that Blogging was brand new.

15 Tips To Optimize Your LinkedIn Initiative

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

The real question is whether or not you’re making the most of your LinkedIn efforts and networking in general? Make sure you’ve completed all areas of your profile – leaving gaps just leaves questions in people’s minds. This is a guest post by Lior Levin.

39 More (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Insights of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Find the answers to these questions and more here in more than three dozen of the best social media guides, insights, rants and reports of the past year. YouTube etiquette for 2011 by iMedia Connection. Things We Should Ask The ROI Question About Before Social Media by UnMarketing.

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The Liberation Of Comments And The New Storytelling

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People leaving comments on a Blog has changed. The primary reason that people leave a comment on a Blog is to add their perspective. Many will point to comments as the key differentiator between what is a Blog and what would otherwise be known as an article. The question is this: is a Blog post any less valuable if the comments don't take place on the Blog post but happen anywhere and everywhere in the online sphere? blog comment.