Googler Tweets About Comments’ Impact On Search Ranking

In case you’re interested in the latest on how Google views the comments on your content, Google’s Gary Illyes (a webmaster trends analyst) provided some insight in a conversation on Twitter. Hat tip to Search Engine Roundtable for highlighting the…

Google Docs, Sheets & Slides Just Got A Lot Better On Mobile

Google jus announced that it is finally adding mobile comments to Docs, Sheets and Slides. The announcement came in the form of a cute little anecdote about chocolate cake. From the Google Docs Blog: When Jim, one of the engineers…

Facebook Tests Showing Your Friends When You’re Typing A Comment

Facebook is currently running a test that shows people when their friends are actually typing a comment to their post. This way, you know when someone is responding even before they finish their response. TheNextWeb confirmed the test with the…

New Data Shows Importance Of Facebook Shares Over Likes And Comments

When it comes to your Facebook posts, shares appear to be significantly more important than either likes or comments when it comes to increasing your reach and audience. Have you found shares to be more effective at increasing your posts’…

Google Is Stripping Google+ from Its Services – First Up, YouTube

A few years ago, Google went all in with Google+. Google+ is Google, remember? In an effort to unify all Google products under a common banner, Google tied everything to Google+ – including YouTube. This made a lot of people…

Kid Reads Hateful YouTube Comments to Show How Bullying Affects People

YouTube is a wonderful thing – arguably one of the top three most important websites in history. YouTube comments, on the other hand, are a cesspool. Sometimes it’s easy to look at the trolling, the virtiol, and the downright stupidity…

Your Facebook Comments Plugin Is About To Get An Update

Facebook is getting ready to thrust its new Comments plugin upon users who haven’t taken the initiative to update it themselves. The new plugin was unveiled at the company’s F8 developers conference earlier this year, and comes with some new…

YouTube Is Giving Creators 10 Helpful New Features

Google announced a list of ten new features that are coming soon to help YouTube Creators. Some will become available over the coming weeks, and others may take a bit longer, but they’re all expected to be available this year.…

Facebook Is Testing Its Reply to Comments Feature on Personal Profiles

UPDATED WITH COMMENT FROM FACEBOOK Facebook appears to be rolling out its reply to comment feature site wide, allowing users to start threaded comments on personal profiles’ posts. For two years, this feature has only been available for pages with…

Dropbox Finally Lets You Comment on Shared Files

It just got easier to collaborate on your shared Dropbox files. The company has just enabled comments on shared files – a feature you’ve probably used plenty of times inside Google Drive. “Whether you’re collaborating on a business proposal or…

Twitter Adds Comment Feature To Retweets

You know how before when you retweeted something, it just tweeted out the exact tweet you were retweeting unless you quoted it yourself and added something that the 140-character limit would allow you to squeeze in? Twitter is now making…

Should You Use Facebook Comments On Your Site?

There are a variety of tools websites can use for user comments on blog posts and other content. Facebook has offered an option for years, and there have always been pros and cons of using its solution. The company held…

Add Value To Your Content With Reddit Embeds

Reddit is now letting people embed its comment threads on their websites. They’ve been doing this for a couple of months with a limited number of people while the feature was in beta, but now anyone can embed comment threads…

To Shut Down Trolls, Site Asks Readers to Pay to Post Comments

Would you pay money for the privilege of commenting on a website? If so, how much? An online magazine is looking to keep conversation on its articles “civilized and constructive” and has come up with the idea to charge readers…

Disqus Sponsored Comments Go Programmatic

Disqus, the blog commenting product that appears on sites all over the Internet (including this one), announced that it’s launching programmatic ad buying for its Sponsored Comments product. Disqus launched Sponsored Comments back in April after testing it for a…

Facebook Lets You Use Stickers In Comments (Let The Disliking Commence)

The moment you’ve been waiting for (or perhaps not) is here. You can now use Facebook stickers in comments. Until now, the feature has only been available in private messages, but now, you can expect to see stickers all over…

Popular Site Aims To Set ‘Blueprint’ For Fighting Online Misogyny

Last week, Drew Curtis, CEO of the popular news aggregation site Fark, announced that the site is cracking down on misogyny in comment threads. Do you think popular websites do enough to keep misogynistic comments away from users? Share your…

Disqus Is Now Including Sponsored Comments

Disqus announced that it has been testing Sponsored Comments for the past month, and that it’s now expanding the new ad unit so that “it’ll be more likely that you come across” one. Here’s what one might look like: If…

Cutts: Don’t Worry About Grammatical Errors In Your Blog Comments

In his latest “Webmaster Help” video, Google’s Matt Cutts answers a question that a lot of people have probably wondered, particularly since Google launched the Panda update in 2011: how do the comments on your blog affect how Google sees…

YouTube Gives Users New Comment Management Page

Google has launched a new Comments page for video creators so they can manage their comments from a single place. Recent changes to the commenting system have caused a great deal of backlash among users. Some of that (but certainly…