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Sponsored Comments: Is the Web About to Get Uglier?

Spin Sucks

” The idea was to generate a little awareness and build relationships with journalists and bloggers by commenting on articles where the client had an expertise. We evolved as comments became the next big thing. And then lots of other big-time bloggers followed suit. (I

Responding (Or Not) to Blog Comments

Spin Sucks

During our stay there, we ended up having a conversation about blog comments and replying to them. He figures he’s had his say by doing that and the comments are for everyone else to have their say. The blogger replies to every comment left on his or her blog post (Chris and me).

Managing Negative Online Comments

Spin Sucks

If you’re going to PRSA this weekend/next week, leave me a comment so I can say hi! Do people go on #prchat and bash PR or on #blogchat and bash bloggers? Managing Negative Online Comments originally appeared on Spin Sucks on October 12, 2011.

Managing Negative Comments in Social Media

Waxing UnLyrical

If you work as a social media manager or online community manager you see these all the time … negative comments. Here are 6 more tips on how to manage negative comments: Listen to what is being said. Don’t let negative comments linger. Guest post by Yvette Pistorio.

Five Ways to Lose Your Commenting Virginity

Spin Sucks

But I look at our analytics every day and see it’s a very small percentage of visitors who are doing the majority of commenting. There has been much discussion on blog commenting in the past few weeks. Mark Schaefer discussed The Surprising Impacts of Comments on Your Blog.

#FollowFriday: For Bloggers, By Bloggers

Spin Sucks

Well, this isn’t a #FollowFriday for a particular person; rather a site that is written for bloggers by bloggers. In some places, you’d have to pay for those ideas, but For Bloggers, By Bloggers gives them to you with a smile and a “have at it&# attitude.

Are Bloggers Community Managers?

Spin Sucks

Are all bloggers also community managers? Because this post began as a comments-section Q&A, we’ll continue it in the same vein: What Is Community Management? Are Bloggers Community Managers? Alternately, blogger burnout can be caused by overenthusiastic community management.

How To Become An Ethical Blogger

Kikolani

Therefore, bloggers should be made aware of the do’s and don’ts of blogging, both, the new and seasoned ones. Fulfilling this need, I bring forth a framework of the norms of ethical blogging to inspire every blogger, especially the newbie, to help become ethical bloggers.

Using Guest Bloggers

Spin Sucks

She’s fairly new to the social/blogosphere scene, in terms of commenting and connecting with the crazy Spin Sucks community (yes, you!) She asks, How do you decide who to feature as a guest blogger every week? How do you determine how you use guest bloggers?

The Value Of Blog Comments

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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. Blog comments are becoming increasingly valuable. We need to take a step back to remember how far we have come in order to get an indication of the future (and what it could mean to the overall value of Blog comments). blog comment. blogger.

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. When you leave comments on blogs, try to find blogs that are within your niche and comment on them. So the above comment was pure spam.

Blogger Outreach: Three Steps to a Successful Program

Spin Sucks

Going through the list of questions, there were a lot around finding the right bloggers to pitch for your product or service. Finding the Right Bloggers. There are multiple tools you can use to find the right bloggers to pitch: Vocus (paid). I would comment.

Trump Administration Hires Official Bloggers

Ari Herzog

In response to the rising tide of fake news and misinformation, senior White House officials are approaching bloggers who may not have necessarily voted for the President to nevertheless work for the administration, counterpunch the naive, and promote verified stories.

Bloggers Unite Today Around Food

Ari Herzog

Blog Action Day in 2011 is a collaboration among 2,250 bloggers in 100 countries who come together to write about one topic on each of their blogs today — October 16, 2011 — and this year’s topic, in conjunction with World Food Day , is the f-letter word.

The Tragedy Of Comments

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Nick Denton - the founder of Gawker - generated a heap-load of comments the other day when he announced at the South by Southwest conference that the way blog comments are published has failed to boost the quality of public discourse or to enhance the opportunity for collaboration between readers and writers. " The news item goes on to state: "that some have been so toxic that he's seen comments bring some writers to tears." blog comment. blogger.

The PR Pro and Blogger Manifesto

Spin Sucks

A few weeks ago, I spoke at the Vocus User’s Conference about the PR pro and blogger relationship. Part of that presentation (and something I developed for the presentation Danny Brown and I did at BlogWorld ) was a PR pro and blogger manifesto and many people asked if I would blog it.

5 Reasons I Should Get More Comments than Gini Dietrich

Spin Sucks

Having been a long time reader of Spin Sucks, there is one clear and, frankly, sinister intent for Gini’s so-called generosity… she gets to trounce us all in sheer volume of comments. I am taking back the comments. If they offer you value, take a second and comment on their thoughts.

Shutting Down Blog Comments

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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 recording a podcast today with Gini Dietrich of Spin Sucks (it will be published in the coming weeks) and we were talking about the many bloggers and news sites that have shut down their blog comments ( Copyblogger being the one that has most recently decided to do so: Why We''re Removing Comments on Copyblogger ).

How to Own Your Blogger Outreach Process

Convince & Convert

At GroupHigh, I have worked with both brands and agencies on blogger outreach strategy. No matter the goal or the end result, a blogger outreach strategy that works has key components and crucial ingredients. Why Bloggers? Bloggers are highly trusted resources.

The Mila Araujo (@Milaspage) School of Commenting

Geoff Livingston

Confession: I’m an awkward commenter, and struggle with how to best deliver response without becoming overbearing. So I always perk my ears up when I run into a comment marketer who is well liked by their peers, and glean any best practices I can. GL: What about short comments?

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. Easier buy-in for commenters.

5 Painless Ways to Get Maximum Blog Comment Love

Shift Digital

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. Personally reply to as many comments as possible.

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. 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. Why Do You Subscribe to Blog Comments? To Close or Moderate Blog Comments.

10 Dreadful Mistakes that Kill Your Comments

Kikolani

PageRank 5, Alexa rank about 15K and constantly dropping (in case you are not familiar with how Alexa rank works, the lower the number, the better), a wealth of comments on every post. And blog commenting is still one of the easiest ways to get backlinks.

Crowdsourced Content Should Be Fun, Not Scary or Risky

Spin Sucks

Some brands have a fear of sharing, liking, or commenting on crowdsourced content. But it's a golden opportunity to work with your most loyal customers. Brandie McCallum has four ways to get started easily, and without risk.

What's The Point In Commenting On Blogs?

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What is the true value of a comment on a blog? Eventually, additional features like the ability for a reader to comment on a post and the introduction of RSS (a syndication feature that would notify readers by email or web-based readers when the blogger updated or published to the blog) helped to propel the platform to the mainstream. To this date, there is a constant slew of criticism and discourse on the importance of comments. Let''s get over the comments.

Guest Bloggers Wanted

Ari Herzog

Veteran and amateur writers sent me proposals and I worked with them to publish articles that inspired you to read, comment, like, and share. How to Choose the Best Comment System by Danny Brown. Why Negative Blog Comments are Needed by Jeannie Chan.

How One Blogger More than Doubled Her Comments, Traffic, Shares and Subscribers With a Simple Tweak

ProBlogger

I tweeted this little proverb a few days ago because it encouraged me in a moment of personal frustration with the slowness of growth of one of my projects (something I’m sure many bloggers can relate to). Comment numbers increased from 1-2 per post to 10-20 per post.

Bloggers Block – When The Words Just Won’t Come

SocMed Sean

Blogger’s block sucks more. Blogger’s block, on the other hand, is a bit more challenging. And for me, blogger’s block occurs when I not only can’t write on my own blog, but often stops me from being able to do all the other activities that come with blogging.

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. Occasionally I get some really funny blog comments.

How “No Comment” Has Edelman In Trouble

Spin Sucks

Tuesday, Jan 11 : Edelman rep tells us in a one-line e-mail, “Unfortunately we do not have anyone to comment on this.&#. And, everyone here, no matter their level of expertise are taught clients first, then media (which includes bloggers), then everything else. And, like Ryan says in his apology email, if you can’t provide the information, you explain why, not leave it with “Unfortunately we do not have anyone to comment on this.&# Uh oh.

The Key to Starting a Blogger Outreach Program

Spin Sucks

We talk about the key to starting a successful blogger outreach campaign. So, learn the key to blogger outreach and make fun of me at the end. Then come back here and tell us what you think the key is to blogger relations. Or leave a comment and then go to Facebook.

What the Best Bloggers Do Right

Convince & Convert

But have you noticed the number of views, shares, and comments when the post is written by people like Seth Godin? So what are the qualities or distinct characteristics that mark these super bloggers, setting them on a plane higher than us lesser mortals? Last time I checked , 3.75

Stop Losing Track of Instagram Comments

The Social Media Hat

Social Media Stop Losing Track of Instagram Comments. Comments From Engaged Followers Are Too Easily Buried In Notifications. You see, when you post a great image to Instagram, it will garner all kinds of likes and comments. Comments are effectively buried!

3 Ways to Identify Influencers for Your Blogger Outreach Campaign

SocialFish

So, you’re about to kick off a Blogger Outreach campaign. If you have a blog and you haven’t planned to do blogger outreach – you need to start planning. The point of this post isn’t to sell you on the idea of blogger outreach. Are they interacting in their comments section?

Case Study: Blogger Outreach for Oxfam America’s International Women’s Day 2012 Campaign

Waxing UnLyrical

You might remember my telling you about this ; long story short, we were asked to provide digital support for the campaign; specifically, to engage bloggers with the goal of raising awareness for the campaign and the work that OA does to empower women around the globe.

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.

Meet Imogen: A Fake Wannabe Guest Blogger

Ari Herzog

Please continue reading Meet Imogen: A Fake Wannabe Guest Blogger and leave a comment if inspired. Related articles you may enjoy: Meet Everett Bogue: A Blogger Who Only Wants Blog Readers Who Tweet Because Everyone Else is a Low-life. The Downfall of the Inconsistent Blogger. Recent comments Recent comments.

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.

The Best Free (or Cheap) Tools for Blogger and Influencer Outreach

Adam Sherk

Blogger and influencer outreach is an area with strong crossover between PR, audience development and link building. Finding Bloggers and Influencers. Just search on something like “fashion blogger,” “foodie” or whatever topic you need and you’re on your way.