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Gaming Star PewDiePie Shuts Down Comments As YouTube’s Troll Problem Hits Critical Mass

YouTube achieved peak troll this week when PewDiePie, video gamer star of the video-sharing community’s most popular channel ever, disabled comments, cutting off onsite communication with his more-than 30 million subscribers. 

In a video titled “Goodbye Forever Comments,” PewDiePie, whose real name is Felix Kjellberg, addresses his fans, whom he affectionately calls “bros,” and explains that communicating with his fans in the YouTube comments system is almost impossible because of the overwhelming amount of spam and trolling:

“It’s been bothering me for so long now, I’ve been trying to find solutions to it. I was hoping that it would get better, I was hoping YouTube would try and figure a way out, but it doesn’t seem like it. I’m just sick of it, so I’m going to turn off the comments forever, they’re not coming back. I wouldn’t say that we lose something, I would say we’re taking the next step in the right direction, because it’s been going on for too long, these comments being shit.”

For the uninitiated, YouTube comments have long been a miserable cesspool of near-illiterate insults, obscenities and spam. There was never a time I’ve scrolled down to read comments on a YouTube video (whatever video it may be) and thought to myself, “why yes, that was a good idea.” 

See also: YouTube Is Chasing Hollywood—But It Should Worry About Its Homegrown Stars

This is a widely-shared sentiment amongst YouTube users, and yet the trolls keep coming. Now that the Google-owned site is spending big bucks on making its homegrown stars household names, the time for a fix is long overdue.  

It was only in May of this year that Kjellberg seemed to have a better handle on the comments system, posting a video titled “Mean Comments” where the YouTube gamer read and made good-natured fun of the troll comments on his videos. 

YouTube has tried to remedy their comment situation in the past. In September 2013, the company integrated Google+ to YouTube, so that comments from recognizable profiles were prioritized. With Google+, YouTube users were also encouraged to use their real names, which forced some less-than-pleasant users to come out from anonymity. 

After much pushback, this implementation ended in July 2014, when YouTube ended all restrictions on usernames that one could choose for the site. And once again, the trolls reared their ugly heads. 

See also: With Twitch, Amazon Has To Prove It Can Manage A Social Site

So what happens now? YouTube’s number one creator and veritable face of the brand has effectively cut off a significant portion of the video site as if it were an infected limb. Kjellberg would rather interact with his 30 million fans elsewhere, rather than the one part of the site that is meant for communication. That alone should send a message to YouTube loud and clear. 

The message is this: YouTube, get your comments system together. 

YouTube is heading on a high-speed train towards mainstream media, and will now be competing with Amazon-acquired Twitch, the livestreaming gaming site whose community chat is an integral part of its service. Service which is drawing millions of new users per month. Your move, YouTube. 

Images courtesy of PewDiePie

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With SEO, There Is Now A Difference Between Data And Wisdom +5 comments
Going beyond the minute details of recent changes, the landscape of SEO management and strategy is perpetually shifting. Because there's a greater need for cross-department collaboration, the CMO's role within an organization has become more important.

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Is Backlinking from Blog Comments a Good or Bad SEO Tactic? – Business 2 Community

Is Backlinking from Blog Comments a Good or Bad SEO Tactic?
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A simplistic overview, without going into too much detail and boring the life out of you, is that quality backlinks from high ranking domains give SEO juice (credibility) to your website. And subsequently, Google looks to rank your website higher in

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Why No One Comments on Your Blog and What to Do about It by @neilpatel

One of the biggest worries bloggers have is the silent blog syndrome. After putting endless hours of hard work into your blog, you find that it remains silent. No one comments. No one argues. No one praises. It’s a dark and lonely place. How do you get people to comment on your blog? What tricks, techniques, and powers of persuasion must you possess? A quiet blog can be depressing, while an active blog is exciting. Once people start chiming in, sharing tips, arguing points, and having a conversation, you feel as if your blogging existence has finally been validated. In […]

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Facebook Update Targets News Feed Spam: Posts ‘Explicitly’ Asking for Likes, Comments, Shares

Facebook is planning to crack down on these calls to action, calling the practice “like-baiting.” Now, if a business or website asks for likes, shares, or comments, it will be much less likely that Facebook will show the post in users’ News Feeds.

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Matt Cutts: Bad Grammar in Comments Isn’t a Negative Google Ranking Factor

Should you worry about the grammar in your comments section? Google’s Matt Cutts says no. Even if users contribute comments that aren’t necessarily grammatically correct, it won’t hurt your SEO efforts. But you should watch out for spam comments.

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Google’s Matt Cutts: Don’t Worry About Poor Grammar In Comments

In today’s video from Google’s Matt Cutts, Cutts addresses the concern over having third-party comments with poor grammar on your blog or site. Cutts said that you do not need to worry about the grammar people use on your site. You should worry about your writing style and your grammar…

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Matt Cutts Explains How Comments With Bad Spelling and Grammar Affect A Page’s Ability to Rank by @mattsouthern

Matt Cutts, Google’s head of search spam, answers a question about spelling and grammar in his latest Webmaster Help video where a user writes in to ask: Should I correct the grammar on comments to my WordPress blog? Should I not approve comments with poor grammar? Will approving comments with grammar issues affect my page’s […]

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YouTube Introduces Comments Page After Users Complain

YouTube is making it a little easier to manage comments. When YouTube began requiring all users to have a Google+ account to comment on videos, comment notifications moved from the YouTube Inbox to a Google+ notification page. But due to user outrage, the company has implemented a Comments Page that enables YouTube video creators to view, moderate and respond to all their comments in one place.


For now, users are required to click over to the video page and reply to comments posted, but YouTube said new features, including inline replying and expanding all replies directly on the Comments Page, will be available soon. 

Images via YouTube.

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