In my recent post about tagging people on Facebook there was a robust discussion that occurred that was largely not related to the post but was actually centered around the Livefyre comment system itself. In this video I explain how and why that occurred and how you can use the system to bring more readers to your blog.
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I prefer livefyre comment system for it's live commenting system. This system can used as a chat platform.
I have been using Livefyre for about two weeks. Although I have only scratched the surface of its capabilities, I can say it has increased my web traffic
Doesn't Disqus just implemented this some days ago?
Does anyone think I should move from Disqus to liveFyre?
I'm really intrigued with the Livefyre approach to social commenting. I just wrote up a comparison of Disqus, IntenseDebate, and Livefyre on my blog: http://fatwalr.us/2011/05/compare-commenting-systems-disqus-vs-intensedebate-vs-livefyre/ . I'd be interested to hear feedback. I currently use Disqus, but I really like the social components that Livefyre is bringing to the table.
Hey Joe, thanks for the video. Yesterday it looked as if Livefyre dropped my comment on your Facebook tagging post, but it's possible that I wasn't signed in and closed out the tab without noticing the warning. I remember logging in weeks ago when I first heard about Livefyre from @dannybrown Today, I logged in with Twitter, but for some reason it picked up my old Twitter Avatar. I tried to update the image but it keeps reverting back. :(
What I have on my wish list is for Amplify to integrate a commenting system like CommentLuv or Livefire. Probably asking for too much, but it would be pretty cool, don't you think?
As you know, I'm a CommentLuv Ambassador so my first instinct is to compare it with Livefyre and there are a few things I'd like to point out. One of the biggest advantages of CommentLuv is that you get a chance to show off your last post that's true. But when you're a CommentLuv member you add your RSS feed to your account and you get to pick from a list of posts that you would like to link to in your signature. The minimum is 10 but you can earn credits and add even more to the list. So when I comment on a post, I can be sure to link to an article that is related to the post, not just my last one.
I've earned so many credits at this point I have 3 blogs - including Amplify - and over 40 posts to choose from. There's more benefits to CommentLuv, but that would be a whole blog post (I have an entire arsenal if you want more info) LOL!
All that being said, I do think Livefyre is an alternative that people should look at when they are weighing the options. It sure beats Disqus. :)
One more thing, I tried to tag Danny in this comment but I'm not sure if it worked. I'll try again now @Danny Brown
Thanks for this video, Joe. I will definitely be referencing it and this post anytime someone wants an explanation for what Livefyre does. It is easy to understand "bringing in" people to a conversation, as you put it, by seeing it in action. I'm glad you appreciate all that @jennalanger and @jmatthicks are doing to facilitate you experience with the system; I'm certainly learning a lot from them and sincerely appreciate working with them and bloggers such as yourself that are using the system.
Grrrreat video, Joe, and no, that was not a typo. This is the second day in a row you've made an example of me, LOL. Nooo, don't stop (unless it's bad. :p).
I totally love @livefyre , even though I've had it less than a week. I find the community managers like @LFJeremy really responsive. I had an issue with LF messing up one of the other plugins I really like, the WordPress editorial calendar, created by @zack grossbart . I'd pinged Zack about it, and when he rummaged around on my blog, he figured out what the problem was and why it was happening. I put him in touch immediately with the LF crew this morning - and it was fixed a few hours ago. How's that for customer service and creating evangelizers, eh? Thank you again, @ginidietrich for getting me "bumped up" the queue!
Really, really cool. And I will say, in just a few days of using it, it is already helping to generate more comments and engagement on my blog, as @hannush has seen too. Perhaps part of that is the posts are good (LOL), but I do believe LF has a lot to do with it as well.
Thanks so much for the awesome review Joe! @jmatthicks and I have learned so much from all of our bloggers and we're having a blast doing it. We're here to answer any questions, and send out invites to bloggers who want to try Livefyre on their site :) Thanks again for all your feedback and your great blog posts, we'll be here watching!
Nice to see another blogger using LiveFyre. I have to say, when I first saw it on spinsucks.com, I thought it was a brilliant idea. It really fosters the idea of creating a community of bloggers. The team in charge of @livefyre also knows they need to help foster this community as well, so they actively help bloggers by commenting and promoting.
I have been running it for a month and for the first time, I have been getting consistent responses to my blog posts. It makes me feel blogging is worth while again (for more than just getting keywords on your site). It also showed me the value of commenting on others blogs.
Thanks for the tutorials. I didn't comment on the tagging one, but I did share it with others. Good stuff.
Morning, Joe! I am a huge Livefyre fan, but have not been sent the magic email yet saying that I can use it. So, in the interim, I'm using Disqus, which was very easy to load and will make life happy until livefyre comes along. If I were a strategist (and I am) I would continue to comment on the livefyre supported blogs out there, engage some of the managers, and up the ante on my own blog and post more often! Thanks for the nudge.