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@MartinGBEdwards @Danny Brown I basically took it like this - they are a much bigger online brand than .01% of sites/companies on the net. They have a huge community. This is a choice they have the luxury of making without it hurting them one bit, regardless of reasons. 

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Blog Comments, Digital Universes, and the Future of Social Conversations

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@Danny Brown It's refreshing to hear that someone will save a post to read for a "quiet time". One interesting thing I noticed was that despite what should be an average reading time of 10-15 minutes on my post, avg time on page was about 5:00 minutes (including people commenting). Which is just a round about way to state that this confirms people don't fully read things - and I have also been trying really hard to read less things, but more deeply.

Anyhow, this commenting intelligence made my head explode, and has given me a lot to think about! Thanks for the extra links and resources.

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Blog Comments, Digital Universes, and the Future of Social Conversations

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@MartinGBEdwards Hi Martin - ha yes I have read Marcus' article (and all the comments). I would agree I may have been a tad overstated - honestly I was being a tiny bit satirical and more black/white than "real life". Regardless I do firmly believe lack of comments when looked at in aggregate is a sign of poor quality content. I do understand at the end of the day it's about business goals, but in terms of just the content, to me it's about getting authentic reactions from readers. 

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Blog Comments, Digital Universes, and the Future of Social Conversations

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"I blame crap content over social conversations when it comes to this complaint, but then I’m a grumpy bugger" - I couldn't agree more with that (and a lot of things in this post). Blaming social media for lack of comments, is in my opinion... lazy. And I'm not grumpy :)

As I pointed out in my Moz post, check out these brands who are just killing their blog engagement right now: http://www.wegmans.com/bloghttp://www.kingarthurflour.com/blog/http://www.blogs.marriott.com/ - are just a few company blogs with HUGE engagement on the blogs themselves, even in the age of social media.

But I truly never though much about the intelligence, insight and sentiment analysis comments can give you, as well as the idea of closing the loop. 

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Blog Comments, Digital Universes, and the Future of Social Conversations

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As I wrote on the original post from january;


"I think the name it terrible and that may be the biggest fail point.  All other success apps /sites thus far have had better names in my opinion - they are fun to say, give us a little idea of what the app does and definitely don't relate to unattractive looking sea creatures or food."


I still believe the name was a big hidden flaw in this App!

1 month, 3 weeks ago on It’s official: Biz Stone’s Jelly is nobody’s jam

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I agree largely with your sentiment and analysis here. Although I think the name it terrible and that may be the biggest fail point.  All other success apps /sites thus far have had better names in my opinion - they are fun to say, give us a little idea of what the app does and definitely don't relate to unattractive looking sea creatures or food.

7 months, 3 weeks ago on Just add photos: Why Jelly could actually work

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@JHTScherck ahh sadly not ... very head down this year. I'll definitely be hitting conferences next year though ;) 

1 year, 4 months ago on Link Building for Startups – Find Unlinked Brand Mentions at Scale

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Killer post dude - this is exactly the kind of process I wanted to try with a client of mine. Thanks!

1 year, 4 months ago on Link Building for Startups – Find Unlinked Brand Mentions at Scale

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