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Thinking About Disabling Blog Comments

Ari Herzog

I remember when commenting was a feature at the bottom of every newspaper and media website article. Initially, anyone could add a comment without a profile. Readers grew frustrated with the lag between the time they posted their comments and the time the comments were approved.

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How Can I Find My Facebook Likes, Comments, And Reactions?

SocMed Sean

Ever wanted to go back and find an old comment, like, or reaction on a Facebook post? The post How Can I Find My Facebook Likes, Comments, And Reactions? Blogs Facebook Social Media blog social social media tips

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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. Musings comment

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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. Comments that tell a story help your brand and help me understand what you’re trying to convey. Commenting that anyone or her mother could write has zero value and is universally known as spam.

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…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. I wonder if these people are following a manual when commenting. I also muse if human beings are commenting at all or if sophisticated robotic scripts are doing the work. Reintroducing Blog Comment Moderation.

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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. I’ve been blogging since 2004 (and on this blog since 2007) and with each year comes a swatch of new places for us to connect with each other. Blog News blogging comment

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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. Effective immediately, everyone’s first comment requires my approval.

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Blog comment policy | Sherrilynne Starkie

Sherrilynne Starkie

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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. 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.

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4 Ways Brands Can Use Instagram’s Pinned Comments

Later

Hello Instagram pinned comments, goodbye trolls. Aimed at tackling negative or offensive interactions on the platform, Instagram’s pinned comments feature helps you moderate posts and combat misinformation or bullying. What is the Instagram Pinned Comments Feature?

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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.

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The Ultimate Guide to Leaving Comments On Blogs

ProBlogger

The post The Ultimate Guide to Leaving Comments On Blogs appeared first on ProBlogger. In fact this technique is a key element of Engaging and Networking – Day 11 of 31 Days to Build a Better Blog Course. 7 Benefits of Leaving Comments on Other People’s Blogs.

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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

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…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. I wonder if these people are following a manual when commenting. I also muse if human beings are commenting at all or if sophisticated robotic scripts are doing the work. Reintroducing Blog Comment Moderation.

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How To Turn Off Comments on Facebook Post (New Version)

BeingOptimist

Here is a straight forward guide to finding out how to turn off comments on Facebook post. Here, I have explained a clear procedure to disable or turn off comments on Facebook posts on several platforms. Method To Block or Turn off Comments on Facebook Post on PC or Browser.

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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.

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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? If you choose to delurk and add a comment below, don’t think of it as a favor to me but as a favor to everyone else. Please sign up to receive blog posts by email.

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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.

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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. 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.

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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.

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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. The comments box can be installed on any third party website where an interaction like comments is functional.

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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. I’m not one to get overly excited by blog comment systems, but this one has me blown away. in my opinion, than other comment systems that allow you to post your comments to, say, Facebook or Twitter?

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Here’s Why Brands Are Taking Over Your Instagram Comments

Later

Have you spotted Instagram comments from huge brands or celebrities popping up in your feed as you scroll through the latest posts? . It used to be that brands wanted to receive Instagram comments from followers to grow their account. using witty comments to optimize their exposure on Instagram and gain more followers! . Here’s how you can use Instagram comments to fuel your growth: Why Instagram Comments Are More Important Than Ever If You Want More Followers.

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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. 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.

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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.

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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.

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New! Schedule a First Comment on Instagram with Later

Later

The ability to schedule your first comment on Instagram has been one of our most requested features from the Later community, so we’re thrilled to officially launch it today! But the first comment on Instagram isn’t limited to adding hashtags — you can add whatever text you like. .

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How to hide Instagram Hashtags in Comments?

OnlineRockersHub Marketing Blog

Let’s Hide Instagram Hashtags in Comments: This idea of placing Hashtags in the comments has been there for quite some time. But, Businesses and Entrepreneurs find it too hard to utilize this, because they find it time-consuming to go and add a comment to each post after it is posted with all the relevant hashtags. Hide Instagram Hashtags in your first comment with Tailwind: Tailwind is a partner of Pinterest and Instagram.

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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. DoFollow existed on this blog since 2009. The cons outweigh the pros on this blog.

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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. Always remember you’re representing the brand and not to let comments affect your personal feelings or cause you to react from a personal level. If a comment upsets you, step away from it for a few minutes, go vent to a trusted coworker, and then go back and respond.

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An Ode to Blog Comment Spam

Adam Sherk

Ever notice how the most flattering blog comments are actually the spam comments? There are the simple, straightforward compliments: And it is hard to argue with this: A pat on the back is always nice too: But I like the longer, dare-I-say philosophical comments best: Bringing someone back from the precipice makes all this worthwhile. It has already snagged more than 100K on this blog: An achievement worthy of some actual praise.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Dealing With Trolls and Irrelevant Blog Comments

Socialized

One of the most powerful elements of a blog is the ability for people to leave, read and respond to comments. Often, the discussion taking place in the comments is more interesting and certainly more dynamic than the original post. I was recently faced with a comment that combined some interesting

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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.

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Why Comments Are More Valuable Than Ever on TikTok

Later

If you’ve been scrolling TikTok this week, you might have noticed comments taking center stage. Thanks to TikTok’s unique video reply feature, brands and influencers are using their best comments to inspire new content for their feeds.

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Is Closing Blog Comments a Good Idea?

Kikolani

Today, Ari at AriWriter wrote about closing or moderating blog comments in response to another blogger who is closing comments on posts after two weeks. Reasons I Keep Comments Open. While I can understand why closing comments on older posts is a good idea due to all of the heavy spamming that goes on (I have considered doing it myself from time to time) ultimately I think that commenting should stay open for the following reasons. Encouraging Comments.

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10 Techniques to Get More Comments on Your Blog

ProBlogger

The post 10 Techniques to Get More Comments on Your Blog appeared first on ProBlogger. Only 1 out of every 100 Readers Comment on your Blog. Are only 1% of your blog’s users are actively engaging with your blog? . Invite Comments.

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Why Comments Are More Valuable Than Ever on TikTok

Later

If you’ve been scrolling TikTok this week, you might have noticed comments taking center stage. Thanks to TikTok’s unique video reply feature, brands and influencers are using their best comments to inspire new content for their feeds.

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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. In the below screenshots, you can view his identifying information and extracts of his comments: Sometimes names and email addresses are different, but the website is the same.

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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. They frequently write passionately and conversationally without any places to comment. I am not going to turn off comments any time soon. Comments My views have changed, slightly. I still prefer to read blogs.

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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.

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