The Value Of Blog Comments

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In the beginning God created the Blogs and the RSS. 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. They can comment on the link that they shared on Facebook. They can link to the Blog post on LinkedIn and also comment on it there.

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. Let''s get over the comments.

Facebook Listens. RSS Added Back to Pages. Will Twitter be next?

Stay N' Alive

In perhaps one of my most controversial articles (unintentionally), I wrote a week or two ago about how both Twitter and Facebook both quietly removed RSS from user accounts and Pages. The question now is, in this regard, does this make Facebook more open than Twitter? (I

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Turning off the ViperChill RSS Feed: What You HAVE to Tell Your Blog Readers

Viper Chill

Though niches that have more web savvy audiences like marketing or technology are more likely to be affected, this is going to impact anyone who has built up their RSS readership. Step One: Find Another RSS Reader You’re Happy With. I recommend Feedly as your new RSS home.

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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.

What Is A Blog? The Question That Won't Go Away

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" In more than a few sessions, speakers and participants would ask questions like, "is The Huffington Post a Blog?" While some may call me a traditionalist, I think there are certain aspects of online publishing that does identify something as a Blog, and they include: RSS feed. Comments. Is flickr a Blog (you can post pictures, comment on them, archive them date, etc.)?

Is Facebook building the new community-driven question-and-answer.

Social Media Citizens

Home Content RSS Log in Social Media Citizens Home Case Studies Reports SMC List TOP Lists Video Consulting Portfolio Is Facebook building the new community-driven question-and-answer platform? Is Facebook going to be selective in people answering the questions?

3 Questions to Ask About Offensive Content on Your Blog


The question isn’t whether these tactics work at drumming up comments, social shares, response posts, and recognition for the authors as the heroes of free speech because for the most part, they do. Questions to Ask Yourself. The comment lines are open!

The End Of Blogging?

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I was there when it first started (remember Blogger ), embraced the power of RSS feeds (remember those?), For years, we've been seeing the "conversation" shift from the comments section on blogs to places like Facebook, Twitter , Snapchat , YouTube and beyond. Coercing them to leave their social media environment of choice, and drive them back to a unique blog has - without a question - become a game of diminishing returns. rss feed.

13 Not-So-Scary Ways to Become a Master at Blog Commenting

Writtent Blog

Every content marketing strategy should involve a plan for blog commenting. It’s entirely too easy to get stuck in a comfort zone of creating content , while keeping up on other blogs in your niche via RSS feeds or email subscription. Leaving comments on other websites, of course.

The Changing State Of Blogs

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Why is this question being debated so much lately? They enabled people to comment and share, had links within the text, and were also available via RSS feeds. Remember RSS feeds ? We would use independent RSS readers, web browser-based readers or email add-ons to have these pieces of content delivered to the reader, the moment that they were published by the writer. rss feed. rss reader. Are blogs dead?

It's All About The Reputation

Small Business Mavericks

The only question to ask, really, is what kind of online marketing are you going to do? You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 You must be logged in to post a comment. About Us What’s a Maverick?

Did Facebook Screw Up?

Small Business Mavericks

Just read the comments on Facebook’s own page. Some people don’t want the most “relevant&# comments to appear on their pages. They’d rather that Facebook kept the chronological order for comments. That’s a good question, Facebook.

RSS Reading Habits

Buzz Marketing for Technology

I use a RSS reader and read feeds because it is part of my writing process. Lately, my RSS reading habits have changed. I'm finding new links and posts either through twitter, comments on my blog post, or through people who have linked to me. Photo by Lynetter.

Do you lose value by turning off comments on a blog?

The Way of the Web

If you’ve ever spent a Sunday evening clearing out the contents of a website or blog anti-spam filter, you’ll identify with the decision of Dave Winer to turn off the comments on Scripting News. Is it ‘right’ to turn off the comments?

10 Questions to Develop Your Brand - The Engaging Brand

Engaging Brand

The Engaging Brand Home Podcast Online Social Media Training Speaking Contact & Bio Subscribe/RSS « Show 280 - The Challenges of B2B Marketing | Main | What is your brand personality?

The Blog Turns 20 This Year

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With over 3600 posts and over 40,000 comments, it is much more than a publishing platform. Can you believe it? I had to re-read the headline a couple of times as well. Yesterday, The Guardian posted an article titled, The blog turns 20: a conversation with three internet pioneers.

Getting The Social Customer To Buy

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They're asking customers to subscribe to the RSS feeds of their Blogs or share their content, while the brand editors spend zero time engaging in the comments on the Blogs being created by their customers. While in the store, they notice a couple of other dresses, they snap some pictures and post them, but then a question comes up about the materials that were used to make the dress. The question is how long? Shopping is a social act.

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The Future Of Facebook And The Newsfeed

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While many think that photos are the killer app of Facebook (and the reason the company paid a billion dollars to acquire Instagram ), none of that would matter had Facebook not had the insight (and the courage) to imagine, develop and deploy this personal RSS feed of our social graph. You are able to like, follow, comment and interact with more information than ever before. Do you remember Facebook before the timeline. before newsfeed? I do.

Analyse your RSS Feed

Koka Sexton

Koka Sexton dot Com Home About Koka Contact Twitter FULL RSS Analyse your RSS Feed Your RSS readership is just as important as tracking your visitors with Google Analytics. I have all of my blogs pushing their RSS feeds through Feedburner. Leave a comment!

There is no such thing as being passive on the web

Engaging Brand

Yet with much content there is a passitivity, there is a lack of true conversational marketing because only a certain few want to either create or comment on content. subscribing to RSS , by liking your Facebook page, by reading the search results. Social media can answer their question. Social Business Social Media conversational marketing social media social business social marketing rssThe web is a mix of passive and active behaviour.

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Breaking Google Reader on the wheel of Google +?

The Way of the Web

As a part of curating and sharing information, I’ve used the RSS feed from that page to power various other services , and now it won’t exist? The final pain is the comment from Alen Green suggesting that if we decide Google Reader is no longer for us, we can move to another service. Content Marketing rss Tools breaking changes data syndication google google reader updating wrecking

Are Blog Comments Dead? | Justin Levy

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Justin Levy Marketing and Social Media Home About Archives Contact Disclosures Newsletter Speaking Are Blog Comments Dead? Written on July 30, 2010 by Justin Levy in blog , community , facebook , interactions , social media , twitter 23 Comments - Leave a comment!

How-to: View and Organize Fan Pages on Facebook | Almost Savvy

Almost Savvy

What other questions would you like to see answered in this way? If you enjoyed this post, make sure you subscribe to my RSS feed ! And why didn’t I see the list entitled, “Friends who ask Lots of Questions?!&#

Social Networking Friends vs. Real Life Friends | Almost Savvy

Almost Savvy

Should I be concerned when someone tags me in a photo or I comment on someone else’s post? If you enjoyed this post, make sure you subscribe to my RSS feed ! days], I am still stuck on the question of what to do about my name.

Mass Engagement: How to Get Hundreds of Tweets & Comments On Your.

Viper Chill

And I don’t even do this manually; the process is automated thanks to RSS feeds. Even though I do such little promotion, many posts get hundreds of retweets and comments. Anyone can retweet, comment, or link to you once. runs through a commenters head.

The Most Effective Way to Increase RSS Subscribers

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You are here: ViperChill » Social Media » The Most Effective Way to Increase RSS Subscribers The Most Effective Way to Increase RSS Subscribers Written by Glen, this post has 103 Comments I’ve been a big advocate of guest blogging over the years; currently ranking no.1


Use CommentLuv for better comments - Koka Sexton dot Com

Koka Sexton

Koka Sexton dot Com Home About Koka Contact Twitter FULL RSS Use CommentLuv for better comments I just finished my daily ritual of reading my favorite sites. Once I left a comment I saw that it had grabbed a feed from my site of the last post and added it. Leave a comment!

Announcing The Socialized Business Podcast

Justin Levy

We want to use your feedback, questions and problems with becoming a social business to help guide the show content week-to-week. Question: What does the term “social business” mean to you? Let me know in the comments.

Content aggregation solutions move beyond the RSS feed

While aggregating third-party information has helped fill the content coffers, many publishers are looking to move beyond simple RSS feeds, which deliver headlines but little else in terms of the quality and relevance of the information being served. Some questions to ask when evaluating aggregation solutions: What role can editors play in curating the third-party content? Sponsored Resources Join the discussion Join the discussion Log In or Register to leave a comment.

Why Article Marketing Will Never Die

Small Business Mavericks

However, I didn’t definitively answer the question about whether article marketing will die. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 You must be logged in to post a comment. About Us What’s a Maverick?

Weekly Roundup: The Long Of It

Waxing UnLyrical

One of the age-old questions, eh? I don’t think there is a right or wrong answer to this question. If you liked what you saw and read, Id love you to subscribe to my RSS feed or subscribe by email. Sign out Leave your comment here. Mark as read Approve comment LOL.

Marketing via Aggregation, Filtering and Curation – Tools and Resources


There are some key questions to think through and it’s worth making some basic decisions: Who’s your target and what would interest them? To Create OR To Aggregate, That is The Question. You likely are already using an RSS Reader to subscribe to various sources. RSS Mesh.

How This Blog Can Double Its Readership

Ari Herzog

There are many reasons for this drastic change, including posting less than daily, deactivating the CommentLuv plugin , and experimenting with different commenting systems. Sign up, if you haven’t already, to receive new blog posts by RSS or email. Please continue reading How This Blog Can Double Its Readership and leave a comment if inspired. Got a question?

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How To Curate Content Better In Less Time

Peg Fitzpatrick

Being a part of the conversation by sharing content with thoughtful comments and questions will help your brand be a sought-after source of knowledge as well. For each folder, I add RSS feeds to fill the needs of different accounts and sometimes clients.

20 Ways to Cultivate Brand Unawareness in Social Media

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

If you don’t respond to comments on your blog or Facebook posts, it’s like walking away from a person in mid-sentence when he is asking you a question. Not publishing negative comments. This is a guest post by Brad Shorr.

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Top 10 Questions of 2009

Bill Hartzer

In a troubled economy there are so many questions people ask on a daily basis. With all these different questions being asked, you’d be surprised to find out which ones actually made the top 10 list of questions asked on More than 50 million people visit Ask each month, where they are three times more likely to enter their queries in the form of a question than on other search engines.’s Top Questions of 2009: 1.

Social Media Automation Rules No Brand Should Break

Sprout Social

If you’re considering automation as part of your social media marketing efforts, there are a few key questions to ask yourself: Why do I want to automate? Let us know if you have questions about our Business Startup Portal [link]. Automate Your RSS Feeds.

Learn to Walk Before You Run | Social Media Strategery

Social Media Strategery

Events Calendar Subscribe: Posts | Comments | Email Social Media Strategery Best Of Best Practices Enterprise 2.0 That’s the question I was recently asked by a colleague working on a project where they had just deployed an internal wiki.

The Technology Part to Your Content Marketing Plan

Razor Social

It is like that good old question – “if a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” Feedly is probably the most popular tool for aggregating RSS feeds. Share it in the comments section!