How to Add Google Plus Comments to Genesis Theme

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Now that we clearly see that Google is using Google Plus as one of the ranking factors in search results, everyone started paying more attention to Google Plus. No surprise then, that as soon as Google Plus created the comments feature for Blogger blogs, everyone wanted to at least try them. I don't even question if I should do it, seeing how Google Plus is becoming more and more important, … [Read more...]

8 Ways to Encourage Readers to Comment on Your Blog

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Everyone always talks about how important it is to use your blog to develop and facilitate a community. Getting comments and a personal investment from readers helps you to develop a loyal audience and makes a blog more interesting and effective. However, knowing that you need more comments is only half the battle – you need to know what you can do to make those comments happen. Ask … [Read more...]

199 Blogs Worth Hopping [Updated from 140]

This post has been updated with the new improved version of the file! (Scroll down.) You are off the hook today. No 2.000 words long post. Just something short and sweet. I connected with many great bloggers since I started this blog and found out about some great blogs. I am also addicted to some of them (both people and blogs). I often do blog hopping and try to comment on posts I like. Those … [Read more...]

Turn Commenters Into Newsletter Subscribers With 30 Seconds of Work

I am pretty sure we all struggle (yes, I include myself here) to build a big list of newsletter subscribers. No matter how many subscribers you have, you will always want more. Even though you offer a great incentive (I am giving away a 150 page book teaching you how to become a rockin' affiliate), it still doesn't mean you are going to get that e-mail. Why is it so hard to build an e-mail … [Read more...]

SEO Your Comments | Get the Max Out of Your Blog Commenting

Only few weeks ago I was against installing a commenting system on your blog and many of you agreed with me. However, I see more and more great blogs installing them and changing from the default commenting system to Livefyre and Disqus. So, I changed my mind and installed Livefyre to give it a test ride. With all the new features they plan to roll out soon (including their own last post links … [Read more...]

3 Reasons I Sometimes Skip Commenting on Your Blog

How often are you commenting on blogs? I took a little break last few weeks, because I was too busy, but I am back to blog hopping as much as I can. So I noticed stuff that I don't really like. And I want to make just a few observations and see what you think about it. Commenting systems Most bloggers don't recommend using commenting systems like Disqus and Livefyre. People need to register for … [Read more...]