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How to measure blog comments and forum discussions
Posted By Nick Shin On September 3, 2010 @ 2:44 pm In Social Media | 1 Comment
After taking a week off, I forgot how quickly the chat goes by during the short hour. Props to Garry Przyklenk, Marketwire’s online marketing manager, for taking the reins during last week’s #smmeasure chat  and to thank everyone who participated and helped spread the word. A big thanks to Sysomos’ Community Manager Sheldon Levine @sysomos for co-hosting the chat.
#smmeasure chat #6 recap
Last week’s chat covered first-glance metrics, rules of engagement, privacy and disclosure. This week we talked about comments and discussions. Below is just a small taste of the great conversation we had, but this recap will not do the chat justice. I recommend that you take a look at the full transcript  for a more thorough account of what went down.
Q1: What are your top etiquette rules for commenting?
Q2: Do you leave a link to an article or links to your social media profiles when you comment?
Q3: What tools do you use to find blogs/articles to comment on?
Others include Wikio, Google Blog Search, Scribnia, and socialmention.com. The most popular “tool” to find blogs/articles to comment on was Twitter.
Q4: How do you measure relevant comments on blogs, forums and other discussion areas?
Q5: What action do you take after you”ve collected the measurement data? What are your next steps?
Funniest Tweets of the Chat
We have a nomination for Twitter’s theme music:
In addition to creative minds, we have comedians. What a fun group!
On Thursday, September 9th, Klout , the company that measures and scores online influence, will join us to discuss their platform and online influence. You can send questions to me by tweeting @marketwire, posting on our Facebook page or emailing me at nshin[at]marketwire[dot]com.
Check back here every week for #smmeasure chat recaps and transcripts. Join the Marketwire Facebook  page to get #smmeasure weekly discussion topics. If you have any questions or specific topics that you would like us to discuss in the future, please tweet @smmeasure  or @marketwire . Keep track of all the #smmeasure chat recaps .
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Until next time,
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