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Sponsored Comments: Is the Web About to Get Uglier?

Spin Sucks

” 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. We evolved as comments became the next big thing. Sponsored Comments? I get wanting to get more comments.

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.

Is Using Facebook Comments Good for Publishers?

Adam Sherk

There were some interesting posts over the weekend from Steve Cheney and Robert Scoble on whether utilizing Facebook Comments kills or in fact increases user authenticity within on-site commenting. So is the system good for publishers? 10 Practical Twitter Tips for Publishers.

6 Rules of Thumb for Successful Brand Publishing

Waxing UnLyrical

The Internet has made brand publishing ubiquitous. In the words of Mark Ragan , CEO of Ragan Communications, “If we tell our stories the right way, we have the ability to become legitimate publishers in our own right.”. And in today’s hyper connected world, everyone’s a publisher.

An Ode to Blog Comment Spam

Adam Sherk

Ever notice how the most flattering blog comments are actually the spam comments? Finally, you have to admire the “it’s them not me” approach of this one: I have to say Akismet does a good job of catching spam comments like these. Publishing

Publisher Survey: Reddit Traffic Way Up, Digg Way Down

Adam Sherk

Has this translated into a significant change in social news referrals for publishers? ” I wanted to get a better idea of just how much of a shift has occurred with some of the publishers that we work with at Define Media Group.

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Stop! Check These Seven Things Before Hitting Publish

Spin Sucks

You wrote an awesome post and you’re about to get it published. Here are seven things you should check before hitting the publish button. Check These Seven Things Before Hitting Publish appeared first on Spin Sucks. Comments I found this post to be extremely helpful.

10 Additional Ideas to Generate Comments and Shares

Spin Sucks

Nearly two months ago, we talked about 10 content ideas that generate comments and shares. Apparently the seventh idea in that blog post (lists) worked because it had 190 comments and a gazillion shares on all of the networks.

Why Mashable’s Comment System Fails

Ari Herzog

Whenever something newsworthy breaks, all four sites (and others) typically fight each other to be the first to publish that article. The sites also fight for the most amount of comments, retweets, and social shares. Updates in your feed when your friends post comments.

No Real Name, No Blog Comment Allowed

Ari Herzog

Riffing behind a commenting layout convention by Matt Cutts, such as his latest blog post when he wrote about giving up news consumption for a month, I’ve decided to require every blog comment here be associated with a real name. Recent comments Recent comments.

Why Publishers Need to Walk Away From Facebook

SocialTimes Facebook

In late June, Facebook once again announced a News Feed algorithm change —this time to focus more on friends and family content, and less on brands and publishers —a change that’s not all that surprising since Facebook is organized around who you know. This modification, however, is making huge waves in the publishing world, since publishers and content houses have relied on Facebook as an effective way to get in front of consumers.

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. Tags: Publishing

12 Social Media Tools for Scheduling and Publishing Updates Compared

Kikolani

In this post, I wanted to share my findings for others who are also in the process of choosing a social media publishing tool for their business. The following are the social media tools for scheduling and publishing updates that I chose to research.

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.

SEO Metrics for Publishers: How are You Tracking and Measuring Success?

Adam Sherk

When it comes to SEO publishers need to understand and effectively communicate progress and success. In this post I’d like to highlight some of the key metrics for publishers to focus on. Let me know in the comments.

My Top Posts of 2011 on SEO, PR and Social Media for Publishers

Adam Sherk

Is Using Facebook Comments Good for Publishers? The post on Facebook analytics tools did well considering I just published it last week. For those of you that stop by to read a post, leave a comment or share something via social, I just want to say thanks. Publishing

6 Content Marketing Takeaways from 30 Days of LinkedIn Publishing

Convince & Convert

Assuming that writing is “leadership at scale,” a writer’s greatest ally is re-publishing — previously written words can often find a whole new audience. I put LinkedIn’s new publishing platform to the test. 35 published articles From 0 ?

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.

What's The Point In Commenting On Blogs?

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What is the true value of a comment on a blog? If you go back in time (a little over a decade ago), the mainstreaming of blogging as a publishing platform brought with it a couple of unique features. Initially, these instant publishing platforms were seen as simple online journals for those who wanted to keep them. To this date, there is a constant slew of criticism and discourse on the importance of comments. Schaefer ) who spend a lot of time playing in the comments.

The Tragedy Of Comments

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Nick Denton - the founder of Gawker - generated a heap-load of comments the other day when he announced at the South by Southwest conference that the way blog comments are published has failed to boost the quality of public discourse or to enhance the opportunity for collaboration between readers and writers. " The news item goes on to state: "that some have been so toxic that he's seen comments bring some writers to tears." blog comment.

3 Steps to Publish a Blog Post

Ari Herzog

Step 3: Publish and promote. Yeah yeah there’s more involved such as blog platforms, useful pictures, automation, and monetization; but the nuts and bolts of publishing a post involve writing a title, writing the body, and publishing it.

5 Reasons I Should Get More Comments than Gini Dietrich

Spin Sucks

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. I am taking back the comments. If they offer you value, take a second and comment on their thoughts.

Official Publisher Profiles on Digg One Year Later: Followers up 720%

Adam Sherk

When I did my original post Digg v4 was just about to come out of alpha so there has been a significant increase in exposure for the profiles and many more publishers have created them. Most of the publishers continue to follow very few others: Profile Following 8/10/11 Following 8/4/10.

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Shutting Down Blog Comments

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I think that I provoked the blog comment Gods today. Sorry about this, but the ability to comment on blog posts here at Six Pixels of Separation has been disabled. I was recording a podcast today with Gini Dietrich of Spin Sucks (it will be published in the coming weeks) and we were talking about the many bloggers and news sites that have shut down their blog comments ( Copyblogger being the one that has most recently decided to do so: Why We''re Removing Comments on Copyblogger ).

5 Painless Ways to Get Maximum Blog Comment Love

Shift Digital

Publishing your blog is no easy feat. My favorite blogs also feature one more magic ingredient: a loyal fellowship of readers that love to comment. Here are 5 painless ways to get maximum blog comment love: 1.) Personally reply to as many comments as possible.

Can Publishers Harvest Social Media Intent in a Meaningful Way?

Adam Sherk

Many publishers are now doing a good job of developing social media strategies for brand awareness, content promotion and user engagement. Thus by understanding searcher behavior publishers can position their content to be well matched to searches with editorial or informational intent.

Do Third Party Publishing Apps Impact Facebook Reach?

agora pulse

Whether looking at the reach or the engagement, publishing in Facebook directly does not make a post better! One of the posts actually had a 30% better reach using the Agorapulse publisher!”. Manage Comments (including comments on Facebook ads ). A Myth? A Legend?

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.

Content vs. Community: How Online Publishers Can Nurture Both

mashable.com

As a result, publishers and bloggers of all sizes are constantly bleeding site content to social channels in order to encourage crucial engagement and interaction outside of their homepages. Today, the comment section provides a tool to build community engagement around a publisher.

Content Distribution: Eight Ways to Gain New Readers

Spin Sucks

” When we looked at her blog, they didn’t have the social share buttons or comments enabled. Enable Comments. Danny Brown is testing Google+ comments on his blog (which I like and it’d be interesting to hear his results) and you can also test Facebook comments.

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.

How “No Comment” Has Edelman In Trouble

Spin Sucks

Mark, like a lot of us, see the trend of companies becoming publishers and wanted to know more about what Best Buy is doing in order to provide a case study to his readers. Tuesday, Jan 11 : Edelman rep tells us in a one-line e-mail, “Unfortunately we do not have anyone to comment on this.&#. But then the employee’s VP, Ryan Richert , had to step in and write an apologetic email to Ragan (which he published and you can find at the end of the story). Uh oh.

F8 2016: It’s a Good Time to Be a Publisher on Facebook

Jon Loomer

But F8 2016 provided hit after hit after hit to help the publisher. But today, I’m only going to focus on the changes made that help publishers. As of April 12, however, any publisher — big or small — can publish Instant Articles. Embedded Comments.

Your Right to Comment Here

Ari Herzog

You can say it in the comment section below or you can say it on your own blog. You can visit an internet newspaper and comment there too. I wrote on my civic blog that residents have the right to write comments using whatever names they felt most comfortable, and that it is our choice to read and respond to their pseudonymity , regardless of the vitriol therein. On this blog, you are welcome to write a comment using any name you choose. Photograph by Matthew Hull.

Attention Business Authors: Self-Publishing Is No Longer for Losers

Debbie Weil

A mere five years ago, the idea of self-publishing a serious business book would have been laughable. Self-publishing was for losers, right? The book publishing - and reading - revolution is well under way. The idea that self-publishing is a last resort is dead.

When It Comes to Facebook Posts, Size Matters

SocialTimes Facebook

A proven tenet of online publishing, it’s been shown time and time again that long-form content drives more value than short-form content. Search-engine-optimization results are better. Conversion rates can be better, as can social engagement rates.

Dear Blog Comment Spammer: I Think Your Comment Spam Tool is Broken

Bill Hartzer

Dear Blog Comment Spammer, who just left a comment on one of my recent blog posts: I think whatever software tool or script that you are using is broken. I don’t even think an automated bot of some sort would allow comments like these on a blog.

Herding Comments In The Digital Wind

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Chris Brogan decided to turn off the comments on his blog yesterday. In his blog post, cutely titled: Turning Off Comments and Why We Will All Be Okay , he lists the reasons as: Comments are everywhere. In short, we''re not just adding our opinions in a comment section on a blog, but we''re creating an entirely new piece of content (like this blog post). Blog comment spam is brutal. blog comments. commenting. comments. online publishing.

Why Livefyre Is The Best Blog Comment System Evah

Waxing UnLyrical

If you publish a blog, there are three things I want to tell you today. I think Livefyre, the comment system that has been implemented on WUL for just under two months , is da bomb. I’m not one to get overly excited by blog comment systems, but this one has me blown away.

Manage & Publish Your Team’s Social Images With Sprout’s Asset Library

Sprout Social

Today we’re excited to announce Sprout’s Image Asset Library (available in Team and Enterprise plans), an update that simplifies collaborative publishing and asset management. The Image Asset Library helps your team plan, schedule and publish high quality, engaging social media content.