What to Focus on When Implementing a Guest Blogging Strategy

Guest blogging is one of the best ways to increase traffic, search engine placement, and SEO value of your website or blog. While it does take significant time and effort to find the best platforms for content, as well as organizing the writing and marketing of the posts, guest blogging will help any company or […]

5 Ways to Stand Out in Your Niche

We all know how saturated certain blog niches are, especially when you’re talking about technology, entertainment, and sports. Having a lot of competitors though doesn’t mean you can take the following steps to stand out and differentiate yourself from the rest of the field. Focus on Geography Everyone knows about Gizmodo and Engadget, but how […]

Don’t Forget To Respond To Your Readers

If you currently run a blog, my guess is that you allow comments on your blog posts. If you dont, you should! Not only does it give your readers an easy way to leave feedback, but it also allows you to build a community around your blog. However, many bloggers forget (or don’t take the […]

How to handle blog comments left in another language

David has already raised the issue of real comments with spammy URLs, and that’s something to deal with in its own right, but what I often find is comments left in another language (sometimes including a link) which I have to debate what to do with. What can you do with comments left in a […]

Real Comments, Spam URL’s

So lately, I’ve been spending a fair bit of time going through and dealing with Spam on so many blogs. The comments look real, they read like real comments. They are most likely done by hand rather than spam bots, but if you look at the URL they’ve used, and sometimes their name as well, […]

What Comment Spam Are You Seeing?

Over the past two weeks, I’ve seen a large increase in the number of spam comments that look similar to this one: Just wondering if anyone else is experiencing the same sort of spam? The good news is that Akismet has done a great job catching the messages before they go live.

WP Ajax Edit Comments 2.2 Released

Longtime readers of Performancing know that I am a big fan of Ronald Huereca’s WP Ajax Edit Comments plugin for WordPress. Just when I think the plugin can’t get any better, he releases a new version that improves upon the last. WP Ajax Edit comments is a WordPress plugin that provides the ability for users […]

How To Save Time Commenting On Blogs

One thing I enjoy doing when I browse through the hundreds of news items in my feed reader is commenting on blog posts. However, entering my name, url, and email address each time I want to do so becomes a pain. Taking a page out of a spammers book, I have solved this dilemma by […]

Automattic Acquires IntenseDebate – More Than Just Comments

If you haven’t heard by now, Automattic has acquired the third party commenting system, IntenseDebate. IntenseDebate is based out of Boulder, Colorado and is one of a few third party commenting services/systems in the so called "enhanced comment space". IntenseDebate offers features such as replying to comments via email, threaded comments, importing/exporting of comments, etc. […]