Sponsored Comments: Is the Web About to Get Uglier?
FEBRUARY 3, 2015
” 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. Though the idea has evolved to look more like DIY media relations , it still is pretty viable…if you know how to comment well. We evolved as comments became the next big thing. Sponsored Comments?
Responding (Or Not) to Blog Comments
JUNE 19, 2012
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. Valeria, who is one of the smartest people I know, rarely gets any comments, but her blog is one of the go-tos for nearly everyone in marketing. You see, he writes to write.
Five Ways to Deal with Negative Online Comments
DECEMBER 13, 2011
Following are five steps for dealing with negative comments and criticism online. It’s not an easy thing to do – deal with negative online comments. Negative Comments Social Media dealing with trolls Negative comments online negative comments” The fact of the matter is, people are already saying bad things about you. You can’t control that.
10 Content Ideas that Generate Comments and Shares
FEBRUARY 1, 2012
Will this blog post get commented on and shared more than some of our more popular blog post (Pinterest!) There is likely a part two and three to this blog post because there are so many tried and true ways to have your content commented on and shared. I herby commit to change that. Therefore, today I have created a list of 10 types of content you can use for your blog. in January?
10 Ways to Get Comments On Your Blog
SEPTEMBER 14, 2016
We live in an attention-deficit world where comments and shares on blog posts are at a premium. The post 10 Ways to Get Comments On Your Blog appeared first on Spin Sucks. Here are 10 ways to be sure you'll get both every time. Related Stories Spin Sucks Celebrates 10 Years!
How to Increase Your LinkedIn Engagement Without Wasting a Dime
FEBRUARY 16, 2017
Comments Awesome post, Wes! How effectively do you use LinkedIn for your business? How do you grow engagement on the platform? Can you actually hack LinkedIn engagement? Wes Bush talks about this and more. The post How to Increase Your LinkedIn Engagement Without Wasting a Dime appeared first on Spin Sucks. Most of the content shared on LinkedIn gets. by Steve Sonn.
Five Ways to Lose Your Commenting Virginity
APRIL 20, 2011
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. Check out these other resources if you haven’t already: Erica Allison wisely suggested that you Comment Before you Blog. It takes time to comment.
Content Distribution: Eight Ways to Gain New Readers
JANUARY 27, 2015
” When we looked at her blog, they didn’t have the social share buttons or comments enabled. Enable Comments. Yes, I know there is controversy about whether to enable comments , but I fall firmly on the side of “you can’t build community or distribute your content” (particularly when you’re starting out) if you don’t have comments open.
The Social Media Mob Needs to Go
MARCH 24, 2015
Don’t Read the Comments A few days ago, I made the mistake of reading the comments on an article Ragan syndicated from this very blog. It was about the pay gap between men and women in the PR industry so I thought I would be safe to read the comments. I read the first two comments—both posted anonymously—and immediately closed the article. For more than a year.
Blogging Most Certainly Is Not Dead
JUNE 14, 2016
Comments By: madi | Restless Worker by madi | Restless Worker So much food for thought in this post – a whole smorgasbord. Communication Content brian clark chris brogan comments Copyblogger facebook instant articles linkedin pulse medium michael hyatt Social Media ExaminerIt's the same song, different tune. People still want to say blogging is dead, but au contraire!
How to Build a Community that Thrives
FEBRUARY 26, 2015
The magic happens not when you begin to get comments on your content, but when those people begin talking to one another. In fact, just yesterday I was emailing with a student who said he and his girlfriend are huge Spin Sucks readers and they met, not in class, but in the comments here. They want to know their comments or content resonates. Comment on and share their content.
Business Blogging: Five Reasons You Have No Readers
FEBRUARY 11, 2015
You comment on them—thoughtfully (at least, on the blogs that still have them—it’s trendy at the moment to ditch comments , but we’re not sold on that strategy ). Not just a “great post” comment with a link back to your blog. You interact with anyone who comments on your blog. Comments KateNolan Eleanor. It happens. Maybe they’re less obvious. To read more.
Focus On Your Strengths and Your Uniqueness
APRIL 30, 2015
By Gini Dietrich I get beat up a lot by random strangers across the web (and sometimes in the comments here). Mean Comments Do Not Equate Your Worth Right now, I’m kind of reeling from a mean comment that someone left on a blog post of mine. He left a nasty comment. The only mean one of 59 comments, yet I’m focused on that one instead of the 58 nice ones.
The Big Question: Which PR Buzzwords Must Die?
MARCH 24, 2017
Comments Now that you mention it, I agree. PR buzzwords are a double-edged sword. We're responsible for their notoriety and then we want them to die. We asked five experts what they thought. The post The Big Question: Which PR Buzzwords Must Die? appeared first on Spin Sucks. by Gini Dietrich I love this but admit I feel a little sorry for “yummy.”
Six Simple Public Relations Efforts that Take Less than 10 Minutes
SEPTEMBER 14, 2015
Comment on Blog Posts. Due to Twitter, Google Plus, and myriad of other social platforms, the older sentiment of commenting on blog posts has fallen to the wayside, which is unfortunate for bloggers, but great for those who make thoughtful comments and want to get noticed by authors and others reading posts through to the end. By Cam Secore. Seek and Tweet on Twitter.
Three Ways to Be Prepared for the Inevitable Fake News Crisis
MARCH 9, 2017
Comments I like it when people think! No brand, organization, or executive is immune from fake news or a 5 a.m. Twitter frenzy. Here are three things you can do right now to prepare. Insurance, if you will. The post Three Ways to Be Prepared for the Inevitable Fake News Crisis appeared first on Spin Sucks.
Pros and Cons of the Facebook Comments Plugin
MARCH 10, 2011
Ken Colburn asks, “What are the pros and cons of the new Facebook Comments plugin that just launched?. Facebook launched a service that allows you to post your blog comments to your stream. From the development blog: Comments Box is a social plugin that enables user commenting on your site so they are easily shared with friends or with people who like your Page.
The 12 Traits that Define Managers vs. Leaders
AUGUST 31, 2016
Comments I have learned to answer “What do you think?” There is a big difference in the traits of managers vs. leaders and, sometimes, the best colleague is someone who exhibits a little of both. The post The 12 Traits that Define Managers vs. Leaders appeared first on Spin Sucks. Before I ask. by Susan Cellura As I am sure you can imagine, I am crazy about this post.
How to Get an 80% Response Rate from Your Media Relations Efforts
MARCH 2, 2017
Comments Such a good idea on internal emails! Media relations is becoming increasingly difficult because of all the crap out there. But Michael Smart has found one thing that will get you an 80% response rate. The post How to Get an 80% Response Rate from Your Media Relations Efforts appeared first on Spin Sucks. You're so smart. by Caitlin Muir Did you get it?! Are you going to use it?
The 12 PR Blogs You Must Subscribe to (and Read) in 2017
DECEMBER 22, 2016
Comments Merry Christmas to you, Laura! On the twelfth day of Christmas, Spin Sucks gave to you 12 PR blogs you must subscribe to—and read—in 2017. Gini Dietrich has the recommendations. The post The 12 PR Blogs You Must Subscribe to (and Read) in 2017 appeared first on Spin Sucks. xoxo by Gini Dietrich Yes!! I'm always looking for new blogs to sign up to and if. chris penn Christopher S.
Your Social Media Behavior Can Hurt Business
NOVEMBER 10, 2016
Personal Branding Social Media ceo of hp CEO of the South Florida Chamber of Commerce chamber of commerce how to behave on social media inappropriate social media comment Lawrence Zolnowski LinkedIn Meg Whitman richard branson Shannon Cummings YeunglingYour social media behavior can affect your business. Jo Lynn Deal has more.
Crowdsourced Content Should Be Fun, Not Scary or Risky
NOVEMBER 2, 2016
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. The post Crowdsourced Content Should Be Fun, Not Scary or Risky appeared first on Spin Sucks.
Media Relations is a Tactic, Not a Strategy
SEPTEMBER 1, 2016
Comments I took this oath more than 10 years ago. It's 2016 and one would think business leaders would understand media relations is just a tactic, but evidence says otherwise. Here is what needs to change. The post Media Relations is a Tactic, Not a Strategy appeared first on Spin Sucks. It's shocking how many. by Sherrilynne Starkie A hissy fit from you? Well, I never.
The Four Most Important Things B2B Marketing Must Share with Sales
DECEMBER 13, 2016
Comments This is great — I shared it with our CRO. We're used to sales and marketing not "speaking" to each other. We're used to these two departments working independently, without one knowing what the other does. What if we change that? What would happen if sales and marketing work closely together? Jonathan Gray has four things to make sure the magic happens.
The 10 Commandments of Online Etiquette
JULY 23, 2015
Comments […] it’s just me, but I’ve always been a firm believer. By Gini Dietrich. How many of you love to receive spam email ? How about when you meet someone and they automatically add your to their newsletter list? And how many of you love to get information that talks all about the sender and tells you nothing valuable? I’d venture to guess every one of you. Some Examples.
5 Reasons I Should Get More Comments than Gini Dietrich
AUGUST 31, 2011
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. What better social proof is there than allowing every voice, both big and small, to share in your platform and then utterly outshine them all in comments? I am taking back the comments. Agree?
Four Ways to Keep Content Fresh
JULY 29, 2015
Read the comments. Maybe no one is commenting on the content you create. Readership and subscribers grow significantly every month, but no one comments. So read the comments on other blogs inside the industry. Read the comments on Facebook updates. Comments Hello there, just was alert to your weblog via Google, and. By Gini Dietrich. And they would.
Increase Blog Traffic with These 12 Ideas
AUGUST 4, 2015
Comments Thanks for the information! By Gini Dietrich. Yesterday, my friend Sheryl Brown-Madjlessi posted on my Facebook wall, “Facebook is a jerk and never lets me see your posts in my newsfeed.” ” But, actually, it’s not Facebook. It’s me. Increase Blog Traffic. Following is a list of 12 things to increase blog traffic and beat the summer doldrums.
How Lazy Content Curation Is Ruining Your Influencer Relationships
AUGUST 24, 2016
Comments Seriously love this article, Erika! There's a fine line between content curation and plagiarism and content creators are unwittingly sabotaging the influencer relationships they hope to build. Erika Heald shares how not to curate influencer content. The post How Lazy Content Curation Is Ruining Your Influencer Relationships appeared first on Spin Sucks. Creating a properly curated.
How to Identify Popular Hashtags on Twitter
JUNE 21, 2016
Comments Thanks! Hashtags are an integral part of the marketing strategy for the majority of successful social media marketers. If you are yet to explore this avenue, Jack Danielson shares four proven ways to find trending topics on Twitter that people in your niche are actually discussing about. The post How to Identify Popular Hashtags on Twitter appeared first on Spin Sucks.
Ten PR Lessons from House of Cards
JUNE 8, 2015
It’s probably pretty easy to keep going, but I’ll hand the comments over to you now. By Gini Dietrich I finally started to watch House of Cards and I am so mad! The cast is full of horrible people and I cannot believe I have to spend so much time with them (but, of course, cannot stop). And I love Peter Russo. Ten PR Lessons from House of Cards Be prepared. Don’t lie.
Four Tips to Help You Write About Yourself
APRIL 5, 2016
Comments Fantastic tips. Whether it’s completing a social media profile, a blog article bio, or an introduction for a speaking gig, we’re called to talk about ourselves more and more. That makes it critical to find a balance between the conflicting impulses of not bragging too much and putting yourself out there confidently. David J.P. Fisher comes with some tips to help you do that.
Fake News: How PR Pros Can Ethically Fight Back
NOVEMBER 22, 2016
Comments I would DEFINITELY add it to my list for discussion. During this year's presidential election, there was an influx of fake news that spread like wildfire. One would hope it would subside, but bottom-feeding PR pros have discovered it works. Here is Gini Dietrich on how to handle it. The post Fake News: How PR Pros Can Ethically Fight Back appeared first on Spin Sucks. It's going.
How to Create a Call-to-Action for All of Your Content
FEBRUARY 16, 2015
We measure not only how many questions we get, but the number of video views, visitors to those pages on the website and blog, comments, social shares, and new likes we get on our Facebook page. Open up the comments and being a dialogue there. Vistage is a professional development organization for business leaders. My topic is, of course, how to drive sales through communications.
A Holiday Guide for the Content Marketer
NOVEMBER 9, 2015
Many use the tool by posting helpful, relevant links from their site in forum comments. Let me know in the comments below…. By Cosette Jarrett. As a content marketer on top of your game, you’ve probably already come up with a killer strategy full of interesting seasonal content for the holidays. A Holiday Guide for the Content Marketer. Quora. Two great content ideas there. Buzzsumo.
Ten Ways to Enhance Your Creativity
JULY 12, 2016
Comments These are very good ideas to challenge ourselves to be more. Have you ever had one of those days where no matter how much thought you put into it, your creativity is totally gone and you have a complete mental block? We've all been there. Niraj Ranjan Rout shares 10 ideas to help get your creative juices flowing. by Corina Manea Thanks, Niraj. Using your EQ is a big one for me.
How Political Posts Will Quietly Kill Your Network
JUNE 27, 2016
Comments Comments Related Stories How NOT to Build a Following on Social Media How to Identify Popular Hashtags on Twitter Google+: The Social Platform We All Love to Hate. David (DFish) Fisher makes the case on why you shouldn't share political posts on social media for the mere fact that you will always anger someone.
13 Things to Include in a Communications Firm Business Plan
NOVEMBER 11, 2014
Update : Christopher Penn commented that this is missing a measurement piece. Comments I would add that the process is as important as the plan you. By Gini Dietrich On Thursday, Benson Hendrix is going to give you a really good rundown on what should be included in your communications plan (if you haven’t already registered for the free webinar, hustle over there!)
Eight PR Trends for 2016
DECEMBER 16, 2015
A couple of weeks ago, Arik Hanson wrote a blog post called, Should You Remove the Comments from Your Corporate Blog ? In it, he showed the decline of the comments on Spin Sucks because we have such a vibrant community. We’ve seen a huge decline in comments here. By Gini Dietrich. Sing it with me now! Seriously, if I could sing, I would make a video of this song.
To Taylor Swift, Love Spin Sucks
JUNE 24, 2015
Comments ggSolutions123 Oh…you mean because it's 1200 words? By Gini Dietrich. I fell in love a little bit with Dwayne Johnson when I saw him perform “Tay-Tay” on Lip Sync Battle (and then again when he won the world record for number of selfies ). You can’t help but bounce a little in your seat when Shake It Off comes on the air. Over and over and over again. For a year.