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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! As engagement and sharing on Twitter, Facebook and other social tools continues to increase, many bloggers are noticing a sharp decrease in comments on their blogs. Thomas I like comments.

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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. Across the blogosphere, Danny Brown wrote in September why he installed Lifefyre as a commenting system — and he wrote a month later why Disqus was installed to replace Livefyre.

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Blogosphere Trends + Interview Tips

ProBlogger

As always, the weekly blogosphere trends have been provided by Regator.com. Please share any tips you have as well as an example or two from your blog in the comments. Blogosphere Trends + Interview Tips. This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world’s best blog posts) – Darren. Think interviews are best left to Barbara Walters, news reporters, or magazine journalists? Think again.

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Blogosphere Trends + A Challenge

ProBlogger

Thanks for joining me for another edition of the weekly blogosphere trends, provided by Regator.com. Then share a link to your post in the comments. Please share your accomplishments in the comments. Blogosphere Trends + A Challenge. This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world's best blog posts) - Darren. Hi-dee-hoo, fellow bloggers!

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Blogosphere Trends + Storytelling

ProBlogger

Because today, we’re going to use the weekly blogosphere trends from Regator to talk about the importance of storytelling in blogging. Please share a link and any tips you may have in the comments. Blogosphere Trends + Storytelling. This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world’s best blog posts) – Darren. I went tandem skydiving for my birthday in June.

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Blogosphere Trends + Being Opinionated

ProBlogger

Man alive, I hate bringing you a list of blogosphere trends that includes both Lindsay Lohan and Jersey Shore—not to mention Sarah Palin. Cottle has a long history of writing highly opinionated pieces that have, no doubt, helped her build a tough skin when it comes to antagonistic comments. Let’s chat about it in comments. Blogosphere Trends + Being Opinionated.

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Blogosphere Trends + Guest Posting

ProBlogger

Check back to answer questions and follow up on comments. This example received several negative comments but when the guest poster didn’t return to address them, they got out of hand. Lesson: Stirring controversy in a guest post is risky business, particularly if the host blogger disagrees or the comments get out of hand. Blogosphere Trends + Guest Posting.

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Blogosphere Trends + Unicorns

ProBlogger

Second person is the best choice when you’re trying to encourage interaction and, although the rest of this post is written in first and third person, most of the comments directly answer the second-person question from the headline. Please share your thoughts and unicorn stories in the comments. Blogosphere Trends + Unicorns. This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world’s best blog posts). Darren.

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Blogosphere Trends + Digging Deeper

ProBlogger

Share your ideas and methods in the comments! Blogosphere Trends + Digging Deeper. This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world’s best blog posts). Darren. Each week, we look at the ten most blogged-about stories of the last seven days, as provided by Regator (which is turning two years old on Saturday!).

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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. Besides her numerous guest posts all around the blogosphere, several prestigious awards like Finalists: Top 10 Social Media Blogs 2011 , and being an all around nice gal, Kristi is always about GIVING to her readers. And blog commenting is still one of the easiest ways to get backlinks.

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10 Blogosphere Trends + 34 Handy Grammar Tips

ProBlogger

Good grammar can do more than just help you avoid admonishment in the comments; it can also help your blog build trust and authority. Share them in the comments! 10 Blogosphere Trends + 34 Handy Grammar Tips. Online retailer Zappos has recently seen a “substantial” increase in revenue after correcting the grammar and spelling of reviews on its site.

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Blogosphere Trends + Effective Calls to Action

ProBlogger

Even if you’re not selling anything (yet), you still want your audience to take action by commenting, interacting, sharing, Facebook “liking” your post, watching your videos, attending your events, etc. In this example, the bloggers directly asks readers to vote in the poll and state their case in the comments. My call to action: If you’re a ProBlogger reader who has never commented before, take this opportunity to introduce yourself and say hello in the comments today.

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How to Build Relationships and Grow Your Blog with Comments

Kikolani

And that’s simply not the case, in today’s blogosphere. Bloggers obsess over traffic and comments. But you can help them get the conversation on their blog going, by leaving good comments. Just make sure your comments don’t come across as spam. The secret to good comments, is to add value to the conversation. Write a good comment that adds value. That’s my take, but what do you think makes a good comment?

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Blogosphere Trends + The Art of Live Blogging

ProBlogger

This particular live-blog also makes the author of each comment undeniably clear, which is especially important when opinions are being shared in a post by multiple bloggers. Blogosphere Trends + The Art of Live Blogging.

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Blogosphere Trends + Handling High Word Counts

ProBlogger

Please share your techniques in the comments. Blogosphere Trends + Handling High Word Counts. This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world’s best blog posts). Darren. I’m often asked about the “ideal length” for a blog post. I’ve heard answers ranging from 200 to 800 words, but my answer is always the same: Enough to tell the story and not one word more.

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Blogosphere Trends + Your Blog’s Tone

ProBlogger

Share your thoughts in the comments. Blogosphere Trends + Your Blog’s Tone. This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world’s best blog posts). Darren. After a brutal summer flu took me down and prevented me from writing last week’s weekly trends post, I’m especially happy to be back to bring you a fresh list of the most blogged-about stories of the last seven days.

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Get More Comments: Focus on the First Comment

ProBlogger

That’s when you begin to wonder … why isn’t anybody leaving a comment? There are blogs with readerships in the hundreds of thousands with barely a handful of comments per post. Why don’t people comment? This may come as a bit of a shock if you’ve been navigating the blogosphere for any length of time, but commenting on a blog is not a natural or intuitive behavior. But for commenting to happen, they must understand it as an option.

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Blogosphere Trends + Encouraging Comments

ProBlogger

You may have heard the stat that for every 100 people who read your post, only one, on average, will leave a comment. I know I am; I read dozens of blogs every day but very rarely comment. Having eyes on your post and having comments aren’t necessarily the same thing, but the silence can be frustrating. Lesson: Ask for comments. This example got 113 passionate comments in just eleven hours. Lesson: Have an official policy on comments.

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11 Characteristics of Highly Influential Blog(ger)s

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Taking this theme a little further, I decided to branch out into the blogosphere, but using the number seven this time around was a tad too limiting. Granted, these are typically publications that have a staff of writers at their disposal, but they are like the newspapers of the blogosphere and readers have come to expect frequent updates. There are so many blogs out there that regurgitate news, causing clutter in the blogosphere. Thanks for commenting, Megan!

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Why Great Writers Win Out in the Blogosphere—And How to Join Them

ProBlogger

If new visitors never stick around, if you rarely get retweets, or if there’s tumbleweed blowing through your comments section, this might not be because you’re getting anything wrong in terms of promotion. You could ask them to comment, ask them to subscribe, or ask them to check out your new product or service. If you’ve got a great writing tip to add (or a question to ask), just leave a comment below. Why Great Writers Win Out in the Blogosphere—And How to Join Them.

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iPhone 4 First Impressions

Justin Levy

Justin Levy Marketing and Social Media Home About Archives Contact Disclosures Newsletter Speaking iPhone 4 First Impressions Written on June 25, 2010 by Justin Levy in iphone , video 6 Comments - Leave a comment! My overall reaction: it’s an amazing device and I’m not experiencing (knock on wood) the issues that are being reported across the blogosphere.

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Should You Use a Third-Party Commenting System on Your Blog?

ProBlogger

If you’ve been blogging for anything more than a few months, you probably have come across blogs using third-party commenting systems like Disqus , Livefyre , Facebook Comments, Intense Debate , and more. Should I use a third-party commenting system on my site?” ” I have used both the built-in WordPress commenting system and a third-party commenting platform for an extensive period of time. Pros of third-party commenting systems.

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Use CommentLuv for better comments - Koka Sexton dot Com

Koka Sexton

Koka Sexton dot Com Home About Koka Contact Twitter FULL RSS Use CommentLuv for better comments I just finished my daily ritual of reading my favorite sites. Once I left a comment I saw that it had grabbed a feed from my site of the last post and added it. Encourage Comments Everyone that blogs knows that leaving comments is a great way to drive trafic to your site. Asking questions of your readers is a great way to encourage comments and I do not do enough of it.

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Blogosphere Trends + Using Infographics

ProBlogger

Please share them in the comments. Blogosphere Trends + Using Infographics. Information graphics, or infographics as they are more often called, are a great way to convey complex information clearly and concisely. Infographics can be anything from annotated maps, timelines, flowcharts, graphs, Venn diagrams, size comparisons, charts, or data presented with snazzy typography to a gorgeous amalgamation of several of these techniques.

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The New Dork - Entrepreneur State of Mind

Firebelly

Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « 5 Social Marketing Stories You Need To Read This Week | Main | Fans With Benefits: Add Value On Your Facebook Page » March 09, 2010 The New Dork - Entrepreneur State of Mind “Yeah, Now I’m in the Blogosphere. Your comment has not yet been posted. Your comment could not be posted. Error type: Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author.

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3 Tips For Effective Blogger Outreach

Mindjumpers

Monitor the mentions you get and be ready to comment, answer questions and make replies to those who write about you. Social Media Social Media PR blog reach blogger outreach bloggers Blogging blogosphere Influencer online mention PR publicity social media pr strategy word-of-mouthTweet Bloggers are one of the key influencers in the online sphere. Working with social media PR a lot of good publicity can be gained from getting the right mention of a large blog.

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Blogosphere Trends + Readability Scoring

ProBlogger

Also, be aware that it may take the text of your comments into account when evaluating your site. Let us know in the comments! Kimberly Turner is a cofounder of Regator , a site that curates the best of the blogosphere, as well as an award-winning print journalist. Blogosphere Trends + Readability Scoring. Do you know your blog’s readability score? If not, there are several ways to find out. But before you go calculating, let’s talk about why you should even care.

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Blogosphere Trends + Improving Readability

ProBlogger

Tell us about it in the comments! Blogosphere Trends + Improving Readability. Hello again, fellow bloggers! Last month, we talked about how to find and interpret your blog’s readability score. If you weren’t happy with what you found, don’t worry: there are plenty of ways to improve readability and we’ll look at a few today. Some, such as using shorter sentences, may actually improve your readability score.

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Services & Tools for Bloggers

The Marketing Blog

18 am Services & Tools for Bloggers Jump to Comments Ever since the philosophy of blogging has become popular a lot has happened in the blogosphere planet. Share this: StumbleUpon Digg Reddit 2 Comments Filed under Cool Stuff , Tech Tags: browser plugin , desktop blogging , semantic web , Tagaroo , Windows Live Writer , Zemanta , zemanta plugin 2 Comments Blog Editors « SEA Property July 15, 2008 at 11:50 am [.]

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How to Silence Readers From Commenting on Your Blog

ProBlogger

Surprised, you quickly turn your laptop on and glanced at your latest blog post comment status. No comments whatsoever. But how come your visitors left without leaving any comment on your blog? You may have published a number of articles and achieved traffic of some kind, but unless you relentlessly promote your blog you will simply be a little spark in the blogosphere. So why don’t you invite them to comment on your blog, literally?

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Google Me – quick thoughts for and against…

The Way of the Web

→ Google Me – quick thoughts for and against… June 30th, 2010 · View Comments So the rumours are building about the ‘Facebook killer’ being worked on at Google. And whenever there are big rumours, the blogosphere rushes to comment. link] Dan Thornton Hi Shaun – thanks for the comment.

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Mass Engagement: How to Get Hundreds of Tweets & Comments On Your.

Viper Chill

You are here: ViperChill » Social Media » Mass Engagement: How to Get Hundreds of Tweets & Comments On Your Blog Posts Mass Engagement: How to Get Hundreds of Tweets & Comments On Your Blog Posts Written by Glen, this post has 79 Comments A question I receive time and time again is “Once you’ve published a blog post, how do you promote it?&# Even though I do such little promotion, many posts get hundreds of retweets and comments.

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Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #27

Twist Image

That's only half of the story in this very interesting Blog post about what is really happening in the Blogosphere. Now it's your turn: in the comment section below pick one thing that you saw this week that inspired you and share it. blogosphere. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see?

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Super list of 50 social media links - Koka Sexton dot Com

Koka Sexton

I have collected a Super Link List from around the blogosphere for you to be all that you can be online! Leave a comment! Five Comments No Serious Blogger Should Ever Post ¬ Mihaela Lica #265 February 13th, 2008 at 5:08 pm What an excellent list, Koka! Getting pumpkins with the boy. (@ Clayton Valley Pumpkin Farm) [link] Recent comments Koka Sexton dot Com: [.]

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What Blogging for Fun Taught Me About Blogging for Profit

ProBlogger

Know your part in the blogosphere. Comment and share. Guest post, link back, comment on other blogs. Trying to get commenters on your blog can be really frustrating at first—it normally doesn’t happen automatically, but keep at it! Respond to comments right away with a real response, rather than just a thank you. Blogging for Dollars Business Blogging comments content conversation make money blogging

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Does your brand take bloggers seriously?

Sherrilynne Starkie

Formerly known as The State of the Blogosphere the report has been renamed the 2013 Digital Influence Report because it takes a look at the broader social Internet as well as blogs and bloggers. Instead they should be looking at pageviews, comments, replies and retweets if they wish to gain insight into engagement and influence.

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My Reaction To Facebook Reactions

SocMed Sean

via GIPHY The news channels are covering it, social media experts, gurus, and wizards are clogging up the blogosphere with posts about how amazing they are. Comments. We’ve been working our way around the fact that there wasn’t a “dislike” button for years now by actually interacting with them through comments. They actually shortcut our emotions by giving us a quick, easy way to avoid actually typing a comment that expresses how we really feel.

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How Netflix Could Solve its Price Increase Debacle

Waxing UnLyrical

Since the emails started rolling out, Netflix has been taking a beating of “ Dear Netflix – &# tweets, comments (38,007 as of this writing) on its Fan page, and overall really bad sentiment across the blogosphere and social media. Guest post by Joe Hackman. If you’re a Netflix subscriber, you’ve probably already received a notice indicating the pricing and plan changes.

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Weekly Reads: Facebook, Marketing Trends and Social Media’s Effect on Stereotypes

Dave Fleet

Alongside my ongoing book reading challenge , I start off every day by reading the latest goings-on in the public relations, social media and tech blogosphere. Let me know about your favourite pieces from the last week in the comments below. As part of my new approach to creating content , I’m going to begin curating the best for you.

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The Death of Blogging: Part 271

Ari Herzog

He does write, “There’s no doubt that the blogosphere remains strong, at least for now. Please continue reading The Death of Blogging: Part 271 and leave a comment if inspired. Recent comments Recent comments. It seems that every month there is a newspaper article about the death of blogging. Editors talk.

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What’s More Important? The Steak Or The Sizzle?

Jason Yormark

As of this writing, Jon claims to have received over 1,700 subscribers, 1,000 Twitter followers and 600 likes/comments on Facebook prior to even writing a single post and only publishing his movie style trailer promoting his upcoming blog launch. The trailer leads with two ringing endorsements from the blogosphere’s heavy hitters, Brian Clark of Copyblogger fame , and Darren Rowse of ProBlogger.net.

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What’s More Important? The Steak Or The Sizzle?

Jason Yormark

As of this writing, Jon claims to have received over 1,700 subscribers, 1,000 Twitter followers and 600 likes/comments on Facebook prior to even writing a single post and only publishing his movie style trailer promoting his upcoming blog launch. The trailer leads with two ringing endorsements from the blogosphere’s heavy hitters, Brian Clark of Copyblogger fame , and Darren Rowse of ProBlogger.net.

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Marketing Beyond The Blog Buzz

Diva Marketing Blog

In 2004, I stepped into the blogosphere with Diva Marketing and soon after began developing workshops for the American Marketing Association on a national and local chapter level. Blogs promotion includes traditional/internet and blog-specific (social networking: linking, comments, trackbacks; organic search optimization). Plus 1 Bonus : If you do nothing else – read blogs & monitor the blogosphere.