Thinking About Disabling Blog Comments

Ari Herzog

I remember when commenting was a feature at the bottom of every newspaper and media website article. Initially, anyone could add a comment without a profile. Readers grew frustrated with the lag between the time they posted their comments and the time the comments were approved.

YouTube Tests New Warnings on Potentially Harmful Comments, Auto-Deletion of 'Held for Review' Comments

Social Media Today

YouTube is testing some new ways to reduce the impact of potentially harmful comments

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4 Ways Brands Can Use Instagram’s Pinned Comments

Later

Hello Instagram pinned comments, goodbye trolls. Aimed at tackling negative or offensive interactions on the platform, Instagram’s pinned comments feature helps you moderate posts and combat misinformation or bullying. What is the Instagram Pinned Comments Feature?

Facebook: editing comments

Sherrilynne Starkie

Did you know that you can edit comments you’ve made on Facebook after you’ve published them? Just click in the top right corner of your comment, then go down to ‘Edit’ Change your mind again? Just hit escape and the original comment will stand. This is a boon to Facebookers who comment without their reading glasses on (like me). Facebook Will Allow You To Edit Comments – It’s About Time [Updates].

Facebook Looks to Prompt More Comments with New Comment Engagement Stats

Social Media Today

Facebook is looking to prompt more comments by highlighting the increased engagement your posts see when you comment on them

Facebook Once Again Experiments with Up and Down Votes for Comments to Optimize Engagement

Social Media Today

Facebook is once again testing up and downvotes for comments, this time within groups, as a means to highlight the best responses

How To Turn Off Comments on Facebook Post (New Version)

BeingOptimist

Here is a straight forward guide to finding out how to turn off comments on Facebook post. Here, I have explained a clear procedure to disable or turn off comments on Facebook posts on several platforms. Method To Block or Turn off Comments on Facebook Post on PC or Browser. Method To Disable or Turn off Comments on Facebook Post Using Mobile Application. Steps to Restrict Comments on a Facebook Group. Step 6: Scroll down to Public Post Comments. <

Here’s Why Brands Are Taking Over Your Instagram Comments

Later

Have you spotted Instagram comments from huge brands or celebrities popping up in your feed as you scroll through the latest posts? . It used to be that brands wanted to receive Instagram comments from followers to grow their account. using witty comments to optimize their exposure on Instagram and gain more followers! . Here’s how you can use Instagram comments to fuel your growth: Why Instagram Comments Are More Important Than Ever If You Want More Followers.

New! Schedule a First Comment on Instagram with Later

Later

The ability to schedule your first comment on Instagram has been one of our most requested features from the Later community, so we’re thrilled to officially launch it today! Now you can craft, schedule and automatically post the first comment on your Instagram posts — available on all Later paid plans ! . With your hashtags locked in and scheduled into your first comment, you’re guaranteed to improve your reach as your hashtags get to work as soon as your post is live.

Instagram Gives All Users the Option to Pin Post Comments

Social Media Today

After testing it out over the last few months, Instagram will now enable all users to pin up to three comments on their posts

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. Commenting is not that place anymore. My time otherwise spent reviewing pending comments and deleting the bulk of them will be relegated to tasks that matter.

Why Comments Are More Valuable Than Ever on TikTok

Later

If you’ve been scrolling TikTok this week, you might have noticed comments taking center stage. Thanks to TikTok’s unique video reply feature, brands and influencers are using their best comments to inspire new content for their feeds. And this week, we’re jumping right into how comments are the new creative currency on the app: TikTok Trends Overview of the Week. Comments on your videos are about to become your best creative asset.

Instagram Tests New Processes to Limit Potentially Offensive Comments

Social Media Today

Instagram is adding some new, automated warning prompts to deter people from posting potentially offensive remarks

Twitter Allows Retweets with Comments

The Social Media Incubator

It is now easier for users to retweet others and add their comments along with the retweet. Now, after hitting the retweet button, you are prompted to enter in your comments. After entering comments and retweeting, your tweet shows up with the retweeted message in an embedded box below your comment. Monday, April 6, Twitter revamped its retweet feature. Before, it had been a strenuous process to add commentary, stay within characters, etc.

Twitter Officially Launches New 'Retweets with Comments' Listings on iOS

Social Media Today

After testing the option over the past few weeks, Twitter is now officially releasing its new, integrated retweet display, which includes a separate list for 'Retweets with Comments'

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. However with more comments comes more questionable responses. I’ve gotten my fair share, and it got me thinking about comment etiquette. I suppose there are no hard fast rules per say when it comes to commenting on blogs, but I do believe there are at least some unwritten ones that I believe in. Don’t comment just to comment.

Rethinking Blog Comments Again

Ari Herzog

If you look at every blog post I wrote in 2014 in reverse chronological order from yesterday’s post rationalizing why I tweet to my first post on branding , the above numeric series indicates how many comments people wrote on each post. This includes my comments, too. Why do I allow people to comment if few do? If you start at the beginning of the series (on the left) and skip over the 3, 0, and 1, the next three posts have zero comments. Musings 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. Jeff commented for the first time. If you choose to delurk and add a comment below, don’t think of it as a favor to me but as a favor to everyone else. See, as much as I enjoy reading a comment, I can assure you many comments are added as a direct result of other comments preceding them. Comments I delurked!

Why Comments Are More Valuable Than Ever on TikTok

Later

If you’ve been scrolling TikTok this week, you might have noticed comments taking center stage. Thanks to TikTok’s unique video reply feature, brands and influencers are using their best comments to inspire new content for their feeds. And this week, we’re jumping right into how comments are the new creative currency on the app: TikTok Trends Overview of the Week. Comments on your videos are about to become your best creative asset.

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. However with more comments comes more questionable responses. I’ve gotten my fair share, and it got me thinking about comment etiquette. I suppose there are no hard fast rules per say when it comes to commenting on blogs, but I do believe there are at least some unwritten ones that I believe in. Don’t comment just to comment.

YouTube Adds New Comment Filters in YouTube Studio

Social Media Today

YouTube has added a new set of comment filters to make it easier for creators to maximize their interactions

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. The longer a negative comment goes without a response, the more credibility the comment acquires. If the comment is from a turd, your community will see them for what they are, and they will lose their credibility.

The Importance of Comments

Small Business Mavericks

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? 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. If nobody is commenting on your blog, maybe it’s time to figure out why. Blogging for Small Business blogging comments marketing

How Can Brands Manage Facebook Comment Overload

Mindjumpers

Tweet Recent comment count on Facebook brand pages is going up, just proving that now, people accept social media as an effective method of communicating with their brand and entering a conversation. These comments can obviously be both positive and negative and can suddenly spring up in quantities if your update has a viral potential. Most importantly it is crucial not to hit the panic button and do the easy thing of deleting all the negative comments or even the entire thread.

Twitter's Testing a New Way to Display Retweets With Comments

Social Media Today

Twitter is looking to address a common annoyance in how quote tweets are displayed in mentions

Facebook Announces Updated Ranking Factors for Post Comments

Social Media Today

Facebook has announced a couple of new considerations for how it ranks comments on posts

Reddit Reports 18% Drop in Hateful Comments After Recent Change in Enforcement Approach

Social Media Today

After recently updating its approach to hate speech, and banning thousands of subreddits as a result, Reddit is now seeing significant improvements

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BBC Sport Takes Moderation of Offensive Social Media Comments into its Own Hands

Social Media Today

BBC Sport in the UK has taken its own steps to tackle trolls and those who make offensive comments on its social platforms

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How to Manage YouTube Comments: Viewing, Moderating, Replying and More

Hootsuite

But if you’re using this social media channel as part of your marketing strategy , then your brand needs to pay attention to YouTube comments too. YouTube comments allow the public to interact with your video content and for your brand to take part in a dialogue. How to delete comments.

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. Always remember you’re representing the brand and not to let comments affect your personal feelings or cause you to react from a personal level. If a comment upsets you, step away from it for a few minutes, go vent to a trusted coworker, and then go back and respond.

Facebook Announces Bans of Well-Known Extremist Commentators

Social Media Today

Facebook has announced that it's banning a range of well-known extremist commentators as part of its ongoing effort to rid its platform of hate speech

How to hide Instagram Hashtags in Comments?

OnlineRockersHub Marketing Blog

Let’s Hide Instagram Hashtags in Comments: This idea of placing Hashtags in the comments has been there for quite some time. But, Businesses and Entrepreneurs find it too hard to utilize this, because they find it time-consuming to go and add a comment to each post after it is posted with all the relevant hashtags. Hide Instagram Hashtags in your first comment with Tailwind: Tailwind is a partner of Pinterest and Instagram.

Facebook Employees Stop Work in Protest Against the Company's Inaction on Inflammatory Comments

Social Media Today

As protest action continues in various cities across the US, Facebook employees have called for the company to take a harder line against inflammatory comments

Real and Spam Blog Comments

Ari Herzog

Heed the advice of social media consultants and promote your blog by commenting on other blogs. Comments that tell a story help your brand and help me understand what you’re trying to convey. Commenting that anyone or her mother could write has zero value and is universally known as spam. Meet spam comments on my blog. Moreover, none of these writers abide by my comment policy of a first name last name convention. Meet real comments on my blog.

5 Key Tips for Managing Criticism and Negative Comments Online

Social Media Today

As a social media manager, you're going to deal with your fair share of complaints, criticism and online trolls. Here are some tips to help manage these difficult situations

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. Despite my replacing Akismet with the Growmap Anti-Spam Plugin two months ago that requires commenters to check a box before submitting a comment , the plugin only prevents automatic comments and not manual 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. I wonder if these people are following a manual when commenting. I also muse if human beings are commenting at all or if sophisticated robotic scripts are doing the work. Reintroducing Blog Comment Moderation.

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. Let’s look at this all new plug-in and what makes it vastly different from already available commenting systems like Disqus, Intense Debate etc. The comments box can be installed on any third party website where an interaction like comments is functional.

Instagram Adds New Anti-Bullying Measures, Including Bulk Comment Actions and Mention Controls

Social Media Today

Instagram has added some new anti-bullying measures, including the capacity to delete multiple comments at once and new controls on who can @mention your account

How to Strategically Comment as a Page on Facebook

agora pulse

As a Facebook community manager, you need to know how to comment on a Facebook Page as your Facebook Page. Comment on a Facebook Page from Your Personal Profile. You may want to post and comment as your Facebook Page on your own Page. Here, you can immediately see the account you’re using to comment. That drop-down is post-specific, meaning you can choose to comment for a specific post as yourself without affecting other actions you may take on the Page.

Blog comment policy | Sherrilynne Starkie

Sherrilynne Starkie

How to Stay on Top of Facebook Ad Comments (Without Losing Your Mind)

agora pulse

Want to respond to Facebook dark post comments? If you’re a seasoned Facebook admin and have an active Facebook page, you’re probably pretty good at responding to comments on your organic posts. But how quick are you to respond to comments on your unpublished posts (i.e., Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Facebook Dark Post Comments. It’s a double-edged no-no if you don’t reply to comments on your newsfeed ads.

Facebook Group Admins Can Now Pin Comments to Focus Discussion

Social Media Today

Facebook will now let group admins pin comments, enabling them to spark further discussion based on specific threads