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Comments – Don’t  Look at Me Like That!

Comments – Don’t Look at Me Like That!

Don’t look at me with those droopy eyes when you don’t  get a comment on your blog. Comments are great for the ego. Woot a comment – run around room giving high fives to everyone. Invariably they don’t come.   If you don’t  turn on your comment spam plugin you will get thousands. That’s about it usually. Of course the exceptions are popular blogs . Even then the comments are from people who are more often than not (wrongly) trying to build links.  Links on comments are usually no-follow (this means they don’t pass authority). Lots of well known bloggers have just turned off comments. I mean do you read comments on blogs? Well perhaps the first 1-2 if you eyes do drift down there. You should be thrilled if someone reads the first paragraph these days with our short attention spans. I usually only comment on a blog when I really think...

Social Share Buttons – Huh

Social Share Buttons – Huh

There is a pandemic of social share buttons out there these days.  The natural inclination with a new website is to add them. The thought process is that you will get social shares when people read your posts along with tons of comments. The reality is that for a medium traffic site this rarely happens and the buttons sit there with the number 0 sitting next to them Don’t  get me wrong social verification is great but you need to put in a bit of legwork first to get even close to single digit shares on the web.  you need to be writing world class – yes WORLD – content really and have a pretty big social following (think 5 digits plus on the main babies). On top of that (ouch get off) you need to be creating this type of content regularly. Think about it.  You see a kick ass...