Monday Roundup: Conversations

Waxing UnLyrical

Conversation.” Conversations, when initiated and managed well, can drive reputation, expand reach, and build brand loyalty. This week’s roundup features seven posts from around the web that focus on conversations. Exercises for Writing Conversationally.

YouTube Comments

Social Media Marketing

How many sensible and well-reasoned comment threads have you seen on YouTube? I wonder how many individuals, brands or companies are spending efforts on keeping up with YouTube comments, and if they do, how worthwhile those conversations are?

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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. Don’t comment just to comment.

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. Don’t comment just to comment.

Why You Need to Respond Quickly to Social Media Comments

SocialFish

However, customers are increasingly choosing routes to reach out to brands that are at once more and less direct – more direct in that social media is immediate and ever-present, and less direct because sometimes you’ll need to do some proactive digging to find the relevant conversations.

8 Simple Tweaks to Boost Website Conversions

Convince & Convert

Honestly, most people find our tools via Google, so the conversion rates are particularly high since they are in an “active” searching state rather than a “passive” blog reading mode. Conversion rate. conversation rate. conversion rate.

Facebook Ad Conversion Attribution: What You Need to Know

Jon Loomer

Facebook ad conversion attribution is one of the most confused and least understood topics for advertisers. What is considered a conversion? Let’s go… What Does Facebook Consider a Conversion? Click Conversions: 1-day: 91. Let me know in the comments below!

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

Why You Should Stop Writing Blog Comments

Ari Herzog

Valeria Maltoni challenges you to comment less and converse more. Conversation with the right intent, or influence, is about turning together, connecting. Conversation is the opportunity. You don’t get that from commenting alone. Cartoon by Randall Munroe.

Best social media tools bringing conversions to your online store

SocialFish

Not to mention, the whole point of working through social media is to bring in conversions for your online store. Many social tools for boosting conversions litter the internet, so we put together a list of the options that are going to bring you results, fast.

Twitter Needs Stronger Conversations, Not Longer Spam

Geoff Livingston

The conversation revolves around the potential expansion of Tweets to as many as 10,000 characters. It’s a bit of a Trojan horse of a conversation. What many people see in there streams are a series of short (and often poorly written) headlines and comments with links.

New Facebook Pixel: Audiences, Custom Conversions and Standard Events

Jon Loomer

Facebook Custom Conversions: A Beginner’s Guide. Conversion Pixels: Individual pixels used on the success page for each product and opt-in. The old conversion pixel is/was used for tracking and optimizing for conversions. Custom Conversions.

The End Of Conversation

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Can we move beyond the notion of brands engaging consumers in a conversation? They have a deep interest in digital marketing and social media but grapple with the idea of a conversation with consumers. I don't see many people having any sort of conversation with a brand (and there isn't much conversation happening about a brand). Social media is not a conversation. Engagement is not a conversation. Brands fail at conversations. online conversation.

Facebook Custom Conversions: A Beginner’s Guide

Jon Loomer

What about the conversion pixel? In this post, though, I want to cover the basics of Custom Conversions. Do you know how to use Facebook Custom Conversions? What Are Custom Conversions? The main thing to understand is that Custom Conversions will make your life easier.

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. To manage Facebook comments, here are some suggestions that I thought would be useful.

How to Monitor Comments on your Instagram Ads (and why it’s crucial to do so!)

agora pulse

Like ads on Facebook, your Instagram Ads receive comments. Engagement on Instagram means likes and comments, if a higher number of likes on your Instagram ads is not something you have to worry about, a higher number of Instagram ad comments can be a concern.

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.

Facebook Ads: 9 Factors That Impact Cost Per Conversion

Jon Loomer

One of the primary reasons marketers run Facebook ads is for conversions. Many advertisers ask me, “Why didn’t this campaign lead to conversions?” And by “results,” note that I’m focusing on Cost Per Conversion.

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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?

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.

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

My favorite blogs also feature one more magic ingredient: a loyal fellowship of readers that love to comment. There are other added benefits of blog commenting including better search engine optimization, and building your reputation as a thought leader in your industry.

Customers Don’t Want Ads, They Want a Conversation…Just Not the Conversations You Want to Have

Social Media Strategery

Somehow I don’t think these are the conversations consumers are looking for from brands. Amazon has 200 books in their “ social media for business ” category all using the same cliches – have two-way conversations, engage with your customers, be more human, etc.

Facebook Commenting Platform: Pros and Cons For Businesses

Dave Fleet

Facebook has announced a new version of its Comments Box plugin – its social plugin that enables Facebook-connected commenting on a website. Facebook’s Comment Box plugin. Comments then stay sync’d between the two sites. Ability to comment as a Page.

Facebook Tests Displaying Active Comment Threads Alongside Messages

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook is testing an alternative to notifications for users who want to keep track of comment threads on posts. You can always hide the conversation or turn off notifications from within the drop-down menu of the post.

Change the Tone of your Conversation with your Members/Customers

SocialFish

To shift from one to the other you have to change your conversation with your customers. It takes changing your conversation and building relationships over time rather than taking snapshots of their responses to your programs at one moment in time.

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. The conversation is everywhere.

Eight Conversations Your Customers Want to Have With Your Brand

Social Media Strategery

” Instead of following some guru’s best practices formula for social media content that will increase your followers, friends, and comments, try to have the conversations they actually want to have. You may not want to have these conversations.

Streamline Social Efforts with Facebook Ad Comments in the Smart Inbox

Sprout Social

As people interact more and more with ads across social platforms, the ability to monitor and engage with comments on ads—similar to how you would on organic posts—is essential to a successful brand strategy. Getting Started with Ad Comments Inside Sprout.

How to Set Your Instagram Ads for Better Website Conversion

agora pulse

With more than a million advertisers currently competing for users’ attention on Instagram, it’s no surprise that some businesses are struggling to get Instagram Ads conversions. If you want more Instagram ad conversions, this is absolute best tip that I can give you.

Conversion Optimization School is in Session

Convince & Convert

Ultimately, almost every website is about conversion rates. That blog design that you slaved over should eventually drive conversion rates where your prospects read, download, call or otherwise behave in a way that is beneficial to your company.

7 Conversion Rate Optimization Tips for Publishers

Adam Sherk

Paras has been doing some interesting work with A/B testing and conversion rate optimization so I thought it would be good to get some tips for publishers from him. In this post I will detail conversion rate optimization tips for publishers and media sites. Define your conversion goals.

640+ Power Words That Sell to Maximize Your Conversions

Writtent Blog

Do you want to find better words that sell to maximize your conversions? Check out our list of 640+ power words that sell to maximise your conversions, which we’ve divided into different categories to make it easier for you to find what you need. Comment.

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.

Comments As Content

Diva Marketing Blog

Tis a fact well known, that if you want to develop a presence in the social web you must join in on the conversations. Drop a comment on a blog post or Facebook stat, respond to a tweet or perhaps add your opinion to a LinkedIn discussion. . My Comment. My Comment. "

17 Must-Know Conversion Copywriting Hacks

Writtent Blog

Through a mix of effective copywriting techniques and powerful conversion copywriting hacks. Using the word “get” in copy can be a powerful conversion hack, playing into one of your readers’ main weaknesses — their urge to acquire. Image source.

4 Reasons Why Your Facebook Conversion Numbers Are Wrong

Jon Loomer

One of the most common questions I get from advertisers is regarding the number of conversions that Facebook reports. Let’s take a closer look at the most common explanations for why the reported number of Facebook conversions may appear wrong… 1.

Facebook Testing People You May Know in Messenger, Topics for Conversations With Brands?

SocialTimes Facebook

And the social network appears to have added categories to conversations between users and brands. Facebook had not responded to a request for comment at the time of this post. Facebook appears to be testing some potential new features for its Messenger application.

14 Tips to Generate More Leads, Conversions and Sales Using Twitter

Pam Moore

Instead, you need to design and implement a well thought out and tested conversion funnel that helps you organically attract, inspire and engage your ideal customer. Learning how to increase conversions and sales using Twitter requires both art and science.

Supercharge WordPress: A Little Known Way to Increase Pageviews & Conversions

Viper Chill

My analytical brain is always looking at different ways I can improve the conversions on my websites. ” When eCommerce site Shopzilla improved their average page load by four seconds, their pageviews went up by 25% and their conversion rate went up around 7-12%.