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.

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.

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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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.

Blog comment policy | Sherrilynne Starkie

Sherrilynne Starkie

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.

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.

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.

…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

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?

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!

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.

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 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 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

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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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!”

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. Superb|Exceptional|Outstanding|Excellent} Blog!|

…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

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.

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.

Facebook Commenting Platform: Pros and Cons For Businesses

Dave Fleet

Facebook has announced a new version of its Comments Box plugin – its social plugin that enables Facebook-connected commenting on a website. Facebook’s Comment Box plugin. Comments then stay sync’d between the two sites. Ability to comment as a Page.

CommentLuv 2.9 – Guide for Blog Owners & Commenters

Kikolani

This guide will cover what is new for both blog owners and blog commenters alike as well as how to install and configure this plugin on your WordPress blog. CommentLuv is a plugin that allows commenters to leave a link to their latest post behind with their comment.

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. I don’t even think an automated bot of some sort would allow comments like these on a blog.

Moderating Comments and Managing Online Communities

Akamai Marketing

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Valuable Commenters vs. Comment Spammers

Kikolani

Comment spam. Even the typical blog reader who just stumbled upon an article for something they searched in Google has probably seen their fair share of comments from people by the name of Loan Modification that think that article is a “great post&# and would also like to drop in the fact that they offer incredible deals. Here are some different viewpoints of valuable comments and comment spam from blog owners to link builders.

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.

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.

I Need Your Comments – Blog Redesign?

Taylor Marek

I’ve been tinkering with the idea of changing my blog design once again. Tags: Blog Blogging General comment redesign vote Typically it comes to me every year around this time and I start to play around with different website designs. This time, I want your feedback though. What would you like to see? What do you want my site to have that [.].

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&# ?

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.

How Blog Commenting Has Made a Difference

Kikolani

When I first started blogging, I was very into blog commenting. For the last several months in 2009, however, I have had a heavy workload, including more responsibility at my main job, managing multiple blogs, and doing various freelance projects. I had to make a choice between continuing to comment on a lot of sites, or spend that time focusing on the content I put on my site. In mid-December, I was able to make time for blog commenting again.

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. Raises your profile – adding interest to someone’s article gets you noticed by other readers and the blog author.

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. 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.

How I Organize Google Reader for Blog Commenting

Kikolani

As some of you may know, I recently launched a photography blog, Photostry. And one thing I discovered very quickly about the photo community is if you want comments, you better start giving comments first. So how do I organize all of those blogs? Blogging

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.

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.

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.

How To Engage On Sites Using Facebook’s New Commenting Plugin

Dave Fleet

Facebook recently introduced a new version of its Facebook Comment Box Plugin , allowing website owners to integrate their commenting functionality with their Facebook presence. Do they just avoid commenting on sites using this plugin? accounts for commenters.

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.

How to Build Relationships and Grow Your Blog with Comments

Kikolani

Are you getting tons of links from other blogs? The problem isn’t your blogs design – you’ve probably spent countless hours (and dollars?) Nobody Knows About Your Blog. The real problem is lack of people being exposed to your blog. When people don’t know your blog, they won’t link to you. And without traffic you will have a very hard time, establishing a tribe around your blog. No Blog is an Island. Blogging

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.