Are Blog Comments Dead? | Justin Levy

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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. Reach her on Twitter @kimber_regator and get free widgets for your blog from Regator. Blogosphere Trends + Readability Scoring. Do you know your blog’s readability score?

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.

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. Reach her on Twitter @kimber_regator and get free widgets for your blog from Regator. Blogosphere Trends + The Art of Live Blogging.

5 Ways to Produce Content Readers Will Love

Kikolani

Nowadays, we have countless blog posts to read concerning how to improve our traffic numbers through various search engine optimization techniques and blog-design widgets. Blog Visitors, Readers, Commenters and Subscribers. This is a guest post by Lauren Bailey.

Want Traffic? Then Make Things Happen

Kikolani

I trashed out all unnecessary widgets and made the essentials: Email Subscription. Getting involved by replying to comments from readers of your guest post is equally important as well. The blogosphere has been ever growing and ever dynamic.

Busting Facebook’s Most Widespread Myth

Convince & Convert

This reach is called “organic”, which means that it only records the views which result through no action of a friend (such as like, share, or comment). Organic reach only records views which are not the result of a friend’s action (such as like, share, or comment).

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, ASW11 & Productivity Systems

Kikolani

Essential statistics from the State of the Blogosphere 2010 – this post summarizes some major findings, but if you want the full details, head to the source at Technorati. Trick or Tweet: Meet the new Twitter style guide – a look at the official Twitter buttons, widgets, and apps.

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Blogging Between Hot Flashes

Almost Savvy

Do I belong in the blogosphere? What is most interesting – and concerning – are many of the posted comments. Reply Irene Koehler says: November 1, 2008 at 6:35 am @Vincent – So pleased to have your comments. Do you belong in the blogosphere?

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Blogging Between Hot Flashes

Almost Savvy

Do I belong in the blogosphere? What is most interesting – and concerning – are many of the posted comments. Reply Irene Koehler says: November 1, 2008 at 6:35 am @Vincent – So pleased to have your comments. Do you belong in the blogosphere?

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15 Blogging Secrets Even Gurus Would Be Surprised to Know

Writtent Blog

Consider Brogan’s tech tips: Evaluate Your Widgets: Do your buttons and apps slow down your blog’s loading time, or enhance your readers’ experience? Don’t Force Registrations to Comment: People may just bounce when they see you require an official account to join your community.

7 Truths About Social Media Marketing

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

You need to network with like minded individuals and build relationships with people in the blogosphere so that you ultimately get inbound links, comments, and visibility. If you blog or post comments, you should make sure it adheres to your company’s social media policy.

The Case For and Against Popup Opt-In Forms

Kikolani

Seth was the person who really inspired this post after leaving a comment on a post I wrote on lowering bounce rate. What long-term effects would there be on the blogosphere? If you would like to answer any of the above Case for Popups questions in the comments, that would be welcome.

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PIN’s: The Future of Private Link Building

Viper Chill

This isn’t some “SEO is Dead” article you see go viral in the SEO blogosphere every six months, but a genuine prediction based on how Google search results have evolved over the last few years. Adding do-followed links to widgets.

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Boost Traffic and Trust by Giving Back

ProBlogger

After you set up your giving page, you’ll be able to create a widget that displays the amount of money you’re trying to raise, the organization you’re supporting, and how far you’ve progressed in your fundraising. Place this widget somewhere on your blog. I truly believe that with so many wonderful, giving people out there in the blogosphere, blogging will change the world for the better in the years to come. Please share your thoughts in the comments.

Jumping Over a Mountain | chrisbrogan.com

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Disagree with me in the comments. I believe that our business practices, processes, and output will modularize the way widgets have changed web design. Comments. Comment by Jonny Goldstein on May 22, 2008 @ 12:19 am. Comment by Dr. Wright on May 22, 2008 @ 12:22 am.

6 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started My Blog

ProBlogger

Despite that, and even with a lot of in-depth research on marketing, the blogosphere and online business, there are a number of things I wish I knew when I finally took down my ‘Coming Soon’ page and opened for business. My original sidebar sign-up widget saw a 0.5%

How to Build a Business By Supporting Bloggers: a Case Study

ProBlogger

Readers now want multi-media content, social media widgets, great writing, and so on. In this turmoil created by the growth and development in the blogosphere, I see opportunity. One alternative would have been to subscribe to blogs on blogging (ProBlogger) and read the comments to see what were the most common challenges faced. The blogosphere is a big place and as it grows there are more and more opportunities for you to fill in the gaps.

How I Network on Friendster, Facebook, MySpace, and LinkedIn Â?

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social media connections are those I know through a variety of online forums, the blogosphere, Twitter, and the like (but I generally don’t befriend someone immediately; I still give it time). And, can we please have a “Notify me of follow up comments&# plugin here?

5 Techniques to Create Raving Loyal Fans

ProBlogger

It’s been said before, but in the blogosphere, the more colloquial you can make your writing, the better. Font formatting, color schemes, picture choice, picture captions, headlines, comments, and widgets all play an integral role in conveying the overall message of your blog.

Content Week: how to consistently come up with great post ideas for your blog.

ProBlogger

Check your comment section. One of the best pieces of advice I ever read was to “hang out in your comments section”. What do their comments make you think of that you can then expand upon? If you’ve found others online, do please share them in the comment section. Content.

Monthly Trends + How to Instantly Triple Your Post Ideas

ProBlogger

The blogosphere trends for the month of January 2011, in order, were: Egypt , State of the Union , Golden Globes , Verizon iPhone , Gabrielle Giffords , Super Bowl , Martin Luther King Jr , Sundance Film Festival , Flooding , and Consumer Electronics Show.) Identifying trends before the rest of the blogosphere will help your blog become the place to go for those who want to be in-the-know. Please share your thoughts in the comments!

October Trends + The 10 Horrors of Blogging

ProBlogger

Gruesome typos and grammatical errors, ghastly headlines, confusing echo chambers, dreadfully empty comments sections, and more! The Horror: Ghost-town comments sections. Save Yourself: Does your comments section look like Reason ’s “ Aaron Sorkin’s Facts and Fictions [About ‘ The Social Network ’] ” which has 129 comments and counting—or more like a ghost town? Start by making it easy to comment. Please share your thoughts in the comments.

Monthly Trends + Resolutions for a Better Blog

ProBlogger

It’s the beginning of the month as well as the year, so, as always, Regator has provided blogosphere trends for the month, and I’ll use posts about these popular stories to inspire you to make a vow to improve your blog in the New Year. I resolve to interact with commenters. In this example, blogger Robert Seidman responds to questions and even refers back to one commenter’s previous comment, showing that he pays attention to what’s being said on his posts. Happy 2011!

PB120: Should You Start a Blog? 22 Questions to Ask To Identify if Blogging is a Good Fit for You

ProBlogger

You also need time for comments, promotion and social media, etc. Bigheadedness abounds in the blogosphere, but the humble blogger often ends up on top. You can use the following widget to ask a question.

Micro Persuasion: Turn Gmail Into Your Personal Nerve Center

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Data Shows English Blogosphere Has Peaked » Sunday, February 25, 2007. Well, actually, they merely link to Steve Rubels instructions for doing the same, but lifehackers comments are unmatched! Comments. You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post. And public clipmarks can be commented on by anyone (although even there you have some control of what you see and what you dont see). The comments to this entry are closed.

5,867 Words on Becoming a Conversion Machine: A Guide for Bloggers

Viper Chill

I’ve noticed a clear increase on the number of comments this page has generated on older posts, so already know it’s working well in terms of directing visitors around the site. Any other theories on this are welcome in the comments below.

ViperChill Surpasses 10K Subscribers (Or, How I Gained 9000.

Viper Chill

icon – was also directly copied by someone who regularly comments here and writes about making money online. And, since I started using the “little white men&# in my post graphics I have started to see them all over the blogosphere. Thanks for the comment.

Monthly Trends + 10 Tips for a Flawless Linking Strategy

ProBlogger

The top ten stories of the last month, according to Regator.com ’s blogosphere trends were: 1. Showing that you’re reading a competitor’s blog (especially if you take the extra step to leave thoughtful comments there) can be the start of great relationship that has advantages for you, the other blogger, your readers, and the community as a whole. Please share your thoughts in the comments! This guest post is written by Kimberly Turner, cofounder of Regator.

What Traits Define a Social Media Marketer?

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Tucson Search Engine Optimization August 24, 2010 at 12:46 am { 69 comments… read them below or add one } Dana July 8, 2008 at 9:23 am This is so great Tamar! Glad you liked my comments David, a post like this is an example of what I mean.

6 Powerful Guest Post Tactics that No One’s Talking About

ProBlogger

If you care to read any of the numerous guest posting guides available across the blogosphere, you will typically read about advice relating to the same two topics: how to find guest posting opportunities. Blogs with a relatively high comment count usually indicate a high level of engagement. Each of the author’s posts attracts numerous comments, and you can see that his readers hung off every morsel of advice handed out.

How I Helped Make a Bland Blog an Overnight Success

Viper Chill

You are here: ViperChill » Social Media » How I Helped Make a Bland Blog an Overnight Success How I Helped Make a Bland Blog an Overnight Success Written by Glen, this post has 65 Comments A few months ago something was bothering me quite a lot. I’m not saying this so you’ll leave a comment and tell me otherwise; I just genuinely feel like I struggle with this aspect of my life. Thanks for the comment, Moon! Home What the F ? Cloud Living Say "Hi!"

62 Experts Share Their #1 Actionable SEO Technique

Writtent Blog

Looking for the best ways to improve your SEO? Yes, it can feel overwhelming when you have to sort through the mountains of SEO techniques out there… So, before you use a technique, you want to know that all the time and effort you spend on it will be worth it in the end.

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