Rethinking Blog Comments

Ari Herzog

Juli Monroe wrote this comment : I really hate blogs with comments turned off. While I do lurk much of the time, I like the option to comment. When comments are turned off, I wonder why, and it makes me not want to read. Comments My views have changed, slightly.

Delurk and Add a Comment in 2017

Ari Herzog

Beginning in 2009 and several more times over the years, I invited my blog readers to delurk and add a comment. Debra arrived at my blog from someone else’s link. Jeff commented for the first time. In my first blog post of 2017, can I interest you in joining them?

…and Blog Comment Spam Continues

Ari Herzog

With names such as SEO Forum, SEO Outsourcing, and Herbalife, it is pathetic that despite clear instructions that real names are required when adding comments, people continue to leave comments with their company names or other search engine optimized keywords. Blog News comments

Hello 2015, Goodbye Comments

Ari Herzog

I am disabling blog commenting on this post and into the future. My reason is simple: You’re reading but you’re not commenting. It is a time management task to ensure comments are real and not spam and I’m seeing lots of spam comments try to get published.

Real and Spam Blog Comments

Ari Herzog

Heed the advice of social media consultants and promote your blog by commenting on other blogs. Be active in their blog communities, link to their blog posts, and submit guest post ideas. Being transparent and honest will bring you blog traffic.

Hello 2016, Welcome Back Comments

Ari Herzog

A year after disabling blog comments, I’m bringing them back. At the time, I removed commenting partially because more people were sharing posts on social media than taking the time to write a comment and also because it was unproductive to manage increased spam.

The Importance of Comments

Small Business Mavericks

How many blogs do you read? How many of the blogs that you read do you comment on? How different do you think the blogs you read would be if there were no comments? Or if people did comment? People who read blogs have a lot of power — the power of influence. If you can have a business blog that people read and comment on, you have a real-time focus group. If you answer the comments quickly, a conversation happens.

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.

Why Blog Comments Are About Branding

Small Business Mavericks

Remember when blog comments were about building links and traffic? That was the early days of blogging. Then Google decided not to count blog comments for links. That pretty much shut down the blog-commenting-as-linkbuilding game. But blog comments still hold value. The value to be found in blog comments today is in branding. When you successfully brand yourself through blog comments, you’ll find your traffic.

Why You Write Blog Comments

Ari Herzog

I love reading your comments. Please continue reading Why You Write Blog Comments and leave a comment if inspired. Related articles you may enjoy: 910 Blog Comments You Wrote Here. 9 Never-Before-Seen Blog Comments. Why You Should Stop Writing Blog Comments. Recent comments Geoff is another one I was getting via email. by Ari Herzog I comment for you not me. Media comments identityPhoto by taliesin.

Why You Write Blog Comments

Ari Herzog

I love reading your comments. Your personal brand and your wanting to share that social identity with the world is the primary motivation for you to take time out of your day and write a comment. You want to add your comment to the continuing saga of who you are online. Any social media strategist will tell you that a simple way to get your blog known to other people is by commenting on their blogs. 9 Never-Before-Seen Blog 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 make practically no money off of my blog, so my efforts here are strictly authentic in being helpful, entertaining and to connect with as many people as I can.

Why Good Comments On Irrelevant Blogs Are Still Spam

Small Business Mavericks

I recently deleted a comment that had it been submitted to the right blog would have been a great comment. So what made it a spam comment? The comment is a great comment for a hairstyling blog, maybe an African-American culture blog, or something related to one of those two niches. Mine is a small business marketing blog, a completely different topic. So the above comment was pure spam.

How to Identify Spam in Blog Comments

Ari Herzog

The above screenshot is a comment posted to AriWriter two hours ago. Because this blog is powered by WordPress and I run a spam detection plugin called Akismet that automatically places comments meeting certain criteria into a holding pattern, the bestiality comment was not published.

An Ode to Blog Comment Spam

Adam Sherk

Ever notice how the most flattering blog comments are actually the spam comments? Finally, you have to admire the “it’s them not me” approach of this one: I have to say Akismet does a good job of catching spam comments like these.

Did You Approve That Blog Comment?

Ari Herzog

But the company didn’t post the comment. The comment is not unique to this blog, either. Upon searching the web for results matching the first sentence, you will notice two identical comments, here and here. Anyone can write any comment about your company.

Blog Commenters: Question For You

Ari Herzog

Perusing through Dan Kennedy’s arguments in the name of civil discourse why he insists people write their full names — that is, first name and last name, and nothing but that — on blog comments, I applaud. I realize this will mean fewer comments. Perhaps some of our frequent pseudonymous commenters will come out from behind their online personae and continue posting. Before I institute such here, please lend me your thoughts by adding a comment below.

Like, Comment, or Share This

Ari Herzog

For every item posted on Facebook, there are three choices for you to do: like, comment, or share. I am creating a social experiment and starting a new Facebook page called Like, Comment, or Share This. You will see articles, videos, songs, anything that I think you might be inspired to like, comment, or share. Please sign up to receive blog posts by email. It will be a stream of unfiltered things I discover online. Curious? Click here and be a fan.

No Real Name, No Blog Comment Allowed

Ari Herzog

Riffing behind a commenting layout convention by Matt Cutts, such as his latest blog post when he wrote about giving up news consumption for a month, I’ve decided to require every blog comment here be associated with a real name. Recent comments Recent comments.

Non-Facebook Users: Please Comment Here

Ari Herzog

Scroll below his post to add a comment — and be forced to comment through Facebook. Whether or not you choose to share that comment on your Facebook wall is up to you, but it’s either comment with Facebook or don’t comment at all.

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. I was marveling at how awesome and consistent Gini is at both engaging and connecting with the myriad of comments and feedback she gets all over the Web (and, you can read her side on the blog comments debacle right here: Why We Won''t Shut Off Blog Comments ). blogging.

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 make practically no money off of my blog, so my efforts here are strictly authentic in being helpful, entertaining and to connect with as many people as I can.

Why Livefyre Is The Best Blog Comment System Evah

Waxing UnLyrical

This is part of the Blogging for Grasshoppers series. If you publish a blog, there are three things I want to tell you today. I think Livefyre, the comment system that has been implemented on WUL for just under two months , is da bomb.

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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. Native Comments. image: ilmungo.

Why Anyone May Now Add Blog Comments

Ari Herzog

It took two years for me to consider allowing non-spam blog comments to appear here, and not restrict comments to people with real names. Me : Blog comment question: If someone writes a NAME other than a real name, do you care? Me : Yes, if someone comments as “Blah blah company&# or as “someone&# but not a NAME. Hmm, I don’t get much of that on my blog. Jillian : But, generally, I’m fine with descriptive comment names.

Case Study of 2 Blog Commenting Truths

Ari Herzog

In his latest article on blog comments , Dave writes: Why I have comments: I hope I might learn something new from the people who read the blog. Everett disagrees in his latest, also on comments : You might have noticed that I’ve had commenting turned off for the last 4 weeks. Well, I’m back now, but comments aren’t. I realized while I was gone that perhaps the most important thing I could ever do to help you, is to turn comments off on my blog.

910 Blog Comments You Wrote Here

Ari Herzog

Old content is especially helpful when one sees lots of comments, tweets, and other social sharing metrics reflecting the value of whatever is written. Here is a short list of some older blog articles that are popular for a reason. 90 is the number of comments about blog lurking , illustrating why you choose not to comment. 75 is the number of comments about the value of writing negatively , which according to Jeannie Chan, speaks volumes about what you think.

Feature Friday: Why Negative Blog Comments are Important and Wanted

Ari Herzog

This may come as a surprise to you, being a reader of a social media blog. 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. Related articles you may enjoy: Feature Friday: How to Choose the Best Comment System for Your Blog.

9 Never-Before-Seen Blog Comments

Ari Herzog

It goes without saying that people enjoy commenting here, and I enjoy interacting with them. But some comments never make it past my Akismet spam filter. Here are some examples of comments you should never write (with embedded links removed): 1. The vague comment. The misspelled gratifying comment. The unapplicable comment. The buy this comment. The big paragraph and unrelated link at end comment. The unrelated comment.

4 Tips for Handling Negative Comments in Social Media

Ignite Social Media

Here are four tips to always keep in mind when addressing negative comments from your customers. So, as a Community Manager , comments can feel like a personal attack. Here are two great examples showing personality in response to negative comments.

Comments Were Meant to Be Deleted

Socialized

Please don’t post pro-Trump comments on my page. I was trying to let people know ahead of time I would delete their pro-Trump comments. Here’s what someone posted as a comment: “I’m always a bit surprised that anyone on social thinks they “own their feed” Not true on Facebook. We see static tweets in a timeline and if we dislike them we can reply, retweet with a comment, block the person, unfollow them, or simply look away.

Are Blog Comments Dead? | Justin Levy

Justin Levy

Justin Levy Marketing and Social Media Home About Archives Contact Disclosures Newsletter Speaking Are Blog Comments Dead? Written on July 30, 2010 by Justin Levy in blog , community , facebook , interactions , social media , twitter 23 Comments - Leave a comment!

How to Get More YouTube Comments on Your Videos

agora pulse

And of all engagement, actual comments rank towards the top. It can provide valuable social proof, showing first-time visitors that all these other users were invested enough in your content to comment on it or subscribe to your channel. Let us know in the comments!”

97 Percent of Blog Comments are Mollom Spam

Ari Herzog

I’ve since deactivated Mollom and brought back Akismet, after a weekend away saw eight Mollom-approved comments which are really spam. The WordPress plugin shows me two graphs that indicate 1,679 potential blog comments were marked as spam. To Moderate Blog Comments or Not.

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. You can grab the code for comments box from Facebook’s social plugin section here.

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Facebook Identity commenting | The Social Media Incubator™

The Social Media Incubator

If she goes to that page while logged in and writes a post/comment on the wall, it will show that the post is from “Pretend Company.&# But what if Jane wants to write on the wall of the page as herself – so that it will attribute the comment to “Jane Doe&# ?

Moderating Comments and Managing Online Communities

Akamai Marketing

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Why Should You Comment On A Blog Post?

Direct Marketing Observations

I was reading an article today titled, Behind the Wheels: An all-too-real Cinderella story it had 12 comments. Which got me to wondering: How come useless throw away blog posts and articles have tons and tons of comments and the good stuff gets next to nothing? Do you share it, save it, or comment? Why should you comment? As a reader, should we all be obligated to comment on a blog post? blogging blog comments blogs

Would You Add Google+ To Your Blog Comments?

Small Business Mavericks

How many different blog comment applications are out there? If you are a WordPress user, then you know you don’t need to add a plug-in or application to encourage comments on your blog. However, you can add comment management services like Disqus or CommentLuv. But what if Google+ had a blog comment system? Let me tell you why you should consider it: A blog comment system owned by Google would be SEO gold.

Blog comment policy | Sherrilynne Starkie

Sherrilynne Starkie