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.

The 17 Best Social Media Management Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Monitoring and managing even a moderately active business social media presence can be time-consuming. The number of people using social media continues to grow, usage is increasing, and more networks require attention. Sprout Social. 4) Sprout Social.

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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.

The 29 Best Social Media Monitoring Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Social media monitoring is vital for virtually every B2B or B2C brand. 58% of consumers follow brands on social media. Standard web analytics tools provide only a very narrow view of social media activity: clicks through to your brand website. Buffer Social.

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How to Measure Social Media Success for Your Small Business

yMarketingMatters

With social media marketing, you can undeniably grow your audience, gain visibility and exposure for your company/products/services, provide outstanding customer service, and – yes – generate business and increase sales. Engagement, Shares, Comments.

How Social Media Can Be Magic For Your Blog

Peg Fitzpatrick

Social media can be the magic that helps people find your blog articles. A few years ago, blogging and social media were separate. Blogging was long-form, serious, and crafted. Social media was short-form, personal, and spontaneous.

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.

[Comic] Are You Really ‘Doing’ Social Media?

SocMed Sean

Engaging in social media is significantly harder than it sounds. Some believe that social media is free , simply because it generally costs nothing to secure a Facebook page, Twitter handle, and YouTube account. Share them in a comment!

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.

47 Superb Social Media Marketing Stats and Facts

Webbiquity SMM

Social media use isn’t quite universal—but it’s getting close. population now has at least one social networking profile; more than half use two or more social networks. The number of worldwide social media users is projected to grow from 2.1

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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.

20 Social Media Blogs You Should Read in 2012

Pamorama

Social media is now an essential component of doing business. It’s important for marketers to keep up with the ever-changing social media landscape so they can align their strategies and achieve the results they’re looking for. Leave a comment and let me know!

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The Ugly Side of Social Media Sharing

Waxing UnLyrical

I am a social media advocate. But I hate the ugly side of social media sharing; especially when kids are involved. That means they are circulating via email and internet blogs at lightening [sic] speed. This is the nature of digital media.

Is Your Social Media Strategy Truly Agile?

SocMed Sean

Social media isn’t without these nebulous phrases or buzzwords either. My latest favorite buzzword that is invading both the business and social vocabulary is “Agile” As an ex-software developer, it makes me giggle a little when people use it incorrectly.

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.

23 Outstanding Social Media Marketing Guides

Webbiquity SMM

Though the use of social media and social networks for marketing is now nearly ubiquitous, and 78% of companies have dedicated social media teams, many marketers sill struggle with certain aspects of social marketing, such as formalizing strategies and measuring results.

How to Use Social Media Strategy to Reach Mommy Blogs

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Since I had no marketing budget, I decided to spend all of my efforts partnering with other mom blogs and asking them to post about us. Here is how you can reach out to Mom Blogs: Make a Target List. There are a few different vehicles for social media strategy.

Best Tips for Successful Social Media and Digital Marketing in 2014

yMarketingMatters

Social media and digital marketing are going to grow even stronger in 2014. And to make things even harder, social media and online marketing are becoming more complex and are overlapping more than ever – as you will see below. In short: social media is human interaction.

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3 Tips for Using Social Media for B2B Marketing

Webbiquity SMM

Social media can be a great business tool to use for marketing, sales, PR, customer service, and HR. But with the right knowledge and strategy, social media can be an invaluable part of a B2B online marketing plan. Use Social Media As a Content Springboard.

Managing Social Media Campaigns

SocialFish

Social media marketing has become the third most popular form marketing as of 2013. Needless to say, it will only gain more popularity as social media marketing campaigns are far less expensive to create and maintain than traditional advertising campaigns.

Comic: Social Media Strategy From A Book

SocMed Sean

Developing a social media strategy isn’t easy, especially with so many channels out there…it sometimes feels like social media overload ! But ignoring social media outright definitely isn’t a good strategy.

Outsourcing Social Media – Is It Worth It?

SocMed Sean

I appreciate Matt taking the time to share an interesting experience he had with outsourcing social media management! If you’re thinking about turning over the keys to your social channels to a 3rd party agency, read Matt’s post and think carefully about who you choose.

The Value Of Blog Comments

Twist Image

In the beginning God created the Blogs and the RSS. Last week, Mathew Ingram over at GigaOm published a Blog post titled, Yes, blog comments are still worth the effort. It seems like there's a movement for more and more Blogs to not bother having the comments enabled. The macro theory here is that Blogging is a part of Social Media which inherently means that the spirit of community needs to be present. blog comment.

3 Psychology Strategies You Should Be Using on Social Media

Convince & Convert

Are you looking to gain more attention for your business on social media? Social Proof. Give before you get, particularly when it comes to your brand's social following. Social Proof: Building an Influential Brand.

The Dos and Don’ts of a Social Media Automation Strategy

Waxing UnLyrical

A staggering 74 percent of Internet-using adults are active on at least one social networking website. And with more than 3 billion users online , that amounts to almost 2 billion social network users. Social media automation addresses this challenge beautifully.

5 Painless Ways to Get Maximum Blog Comment Love

Shift Digital

Publishing your blog is no easy feat. Any serious blogger will tell you that the secret to a successful blog includes consistency , dedication , and inspiration. My favorite blogs also feature one more magic ingredient: a loyal fellowship of readers that love to comment.

The Truth About How Often to Post in Social Media

Convince & Convert

How often should I post to social media? You could fill Tom Brady’s trophy case with the amount of research that has been conducted on social media posting frequency. How many clicks, likes, shares, comments, etc. Will Roe v. Wade be overturned?

12 Essential Elements of a Social Media Marketing Strategy

Pamorama

Do you need some help to get started with your social media marketing plan? If you want to attract and engage social-media fans and followers — and convert them into paying customers — you need to map out a clear, goal-oriented social media plan.

Social Media Isn’t About The Numbers! Or Is It?

SocMed Sean

Too many folks get caught up in the numbers game when it comes to social media. They use numbers like “friends”, “followers” and…ewww…”Klout” to determine whether they are doing social right.

25 Social Media Pet Peeves – How Many Are You Doing?

SocMed Sean

A while back, I asked a fairly straight-forward question on my Facebook page : What is your social media pet peeve? The value, here, is to help each of us understand what irritates other people in the realm of social media. 25 social media pet peeves.

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.

Know What’s Working on Social Media: 26 Free Social Media Analytics Tools

Buffer Social

We’ve refreshed this post for 2017, check out the latest and greatest social media analytics tools below. Where do you turn for meaningful stats on your social media marketing ? Chapter 1: 19 Free Social Media Analytics Tools. Social Report.

[COMIC] Parenting In The Age Of Social Media

SocMed Sean

During the teen years, we have to worry about sex, drugs, and peer pressure and now the digital era has brought along new issues like sexting, online bullying and a host of other problems that come with social media. I’d love to hear any experiences like this in a comment.

How To Boost Your Social Media Like a Boss

Peg Fitzpatrick

Social media marketing is evolving at rapid speed. In this article I want to share how to boost your social media like a boss and grow your business or brand. It’s not rocket science to boost your social media but it does take planning and effort.

Is it Time to Re-Think Your Social Media?

yMarketingMatters

It’s time to check in: How is your social media marketing doing across the channels that your business is active in? Are you getting comments on your blog? Their social media results are not what they expected. Defining Social Media.

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Social Media for Your Business: Quality Over Quantity

yMarketingMatters

We all want to see our followers on social media skyrocket in numbers. Don’t fall into the social media trap of being obsessed with getting over 100K followers, especially if you are a small business. The goal is to kindle actions in the form of likes, comments and shares.

Spring Cleaning For Your Blog – How A Little Work Can Drive Search Engine And Social Media Traffic

SocMed Sean

Just a heads-up…your blog may need some Spring cleaning, too. So in preparation for my blog Spring cleaning, I thought I’d put together a checklist of things that I want to do that would positively impact my SEO and I figured I’d share it in hopes that might help you out.

7 Tips to Rock Your Social Media Strategy in 2017

Katie Lance

I’m sure many of you are thinking about how to create your social media strategy and what you will focus on (or not focus on) in 2017. At the end of the day – you have to do what’s right for you without spending all day on social media!

The ROI of Social Media [#SMMW16 Takeaways]

Katie Lance

I just returned from Social Media Marketing World in San Diego and had the most amazing time! But, the ROI of social media isn’t always necessarily quantitative. As a social media marketing professional, this can certainly be challenging when it comes to data.

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5 Ways Your Social Media Posts Improve Your SEO

Convince & Convert

Google has been particularly enigmatic about how, or even if, its rankings are influenced by social media. Social signals are a helpful factor in making that determination because they represent independent assessments of a page’s content.