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Digital marketeers start joining our special promotion! You can still join!


We are happy to announce that our promo is succeeding bringing new users on board:

Twitter chat between Dilmot and a new user coming from Australia

Twitter chat between Dilmot and a new user coming from Australia

Yes, it is that simple. What are you waiting for?

More info here: http://blog.dilmot.com/seeking-professional-bloggers-community-managers-twitter-influencers-for-a-new-live-qa-chat-tool/

Have a great weekend!

Dilmot Team :)

Seeking professional Bloggers / Community Managers / Twitter Influencers, for a new live Q&A chat tool


Hello everyone!

we are looking for early adopters of a new platform to publish live Q&A chats. It can be embedded into any website. It works standalone or with Twitter hashtags and also has a easy way or managing a remote guest who will answer. Great for experts, celebrities, vips, etc. Content engagement at its best!

We will reward collaborators with a Pro account (worth more than USD 2,200).

Conditions: Blogger / Community Manager / Twitter influencer who would like to organise Q&A chat, either with him/her or with guests.

Interested? Please drop us a line here, an email to info #at# dilmot.com, or a tweet to @dilmot.

Best regards,

Dilmot team

Use Dilmot to publish live Q&A's

Use Dilmot to publish live Q&A’s

Best blogging platforms


Blogging platforms have been out there for many years, but they keep evolving. We have taken a quick look at what is the last shout and how the classic platforms are evolving

Blogging platforms

Thinking about launching a blog?

WordPress

One of the senior platforms out there. It was born as a blog editing software, but today is much more than that. There is a large network of active blogs in http://www.wordpress.com and you can host yours for free. It is also available as an open source software so you can have your own site hosted in a simple server. The pros and cons of a self-hosted blog with wordpress is analysed in this post.

For example, this blog is hosted privately but uses WordPress software to power it.

Blogger

Blogger was acquired by Google, so now you can count with a lot of help from Google to promote this platform.

Tumblr

Why use Tumblr? this platform was born to declutter the complexity that was arising in the existing blogging platforms. With Tumblr everything is easier and the themes you can use are definitely nicer.

Comparing the 3 main hosted platforms

There are some good comparisons of these three platforms, and we recommend you have a look at them:

Quoting one of them “Whereas WordPress is best suited for professional users who want to outfit their blog with upgrades and plugins, Tumblr finds grounding in quick, community-driven posts usually lined with images. And Blogger walks the middle ground between the two with a sheer level of simplicity and easy-to-use use design anyone can master.

Read more: http://www.digitaltrends.com/social-media/wordpress-vs-tumblr-vs-blogger

https://www.udemy.com/blog/blogger-vs-wordpress-vs-tumblr/

Newer, alternative blogging platforms

But if you are looking at new stuff that is coming and that may become the new WordPress of this world, have a look at these platforms:

Silvrback: it has an amazing clean design

Ghost: similarly to WP, it can be self-hosted or hosted in their servers.

Roon: because sometimes you would like to do things differently…

Medium: you will need to use a Twitter of Facebook account in order to use Medium.

Svbtle: Positioned as a magazine type of blogging platform.

https://medium.com/blogging-and-seo-tips/d62682d9b0aa

Web participation tools: Comments, Forums, Chats, Q&As, on-line interviews…


Opening our web to participation enriches the content and helps us to create loyal readers who will come back more often (user engagement). This article will discuss the different possibilities of participation and some of the tools available

Normally we want our websites to be alive, and display updated, fresh content. Many customers that have hired me to build a website for them hope that to have a website published makes getting clients and business contacts something automatic, like magical. The reality is that a website requires heavy maintenance and updating, and I do not mean here technical aspects, that are obviously essential. I’m talking about generating content, engage audiences and give them the opportunity to participate.

Web participation can be offered in different ways.

Comments. Following an article we can allow users to comment on it. This option can be moderated or unmoderated. Moderation makes the comments less dynamic and includes a factor of “censorship” that can arouse suspicions among readers. But on the other hand, it is true that there are plenty of trolls willing to insult and be disrespectful, hiding behind the anonymity. Freedom of speech has limits.
Web Applications Reviews: Virtually every type Publishing Solutions such as Blogging Platforms, and CMS (Content Management System) facilitate this option:

Besides, there are other independent on-line platforms that can be configured into any web (embedding the comments)

Discussion Forums. Unlike comments, in the case of discussion forums it is the users who initiate the topics for discussion. Usually Forums are used to query and gather feedback from other users who may have more experience than us in any matter. They are also subject to the same problems of moderation and may also have queries or responses with undeclared interests, e.g. hidden marketing activity. Normally they do need to have moderators. In many occasions they are very active users in which we delegate power to moderate.

Chats. In this system users communicate in real time, i.e. comments are posted live, as if it were a talk. Chat systems are booming, especially since the chats have become popular in mobile phones with solutions like WhatsApp Telegram.

On-line Q&A An on-line Q&A is a way of holding a session of questions and answers with a guest speaker. It can also be seen as an interview in which we can open the question turn to the floor. It is a form of popular participation among the on-line newspapers and magazines. Also for corporate communications and content marketing online. It is used both for chats with celebrities and to talk with experts or personalities. There are tools for organising the Q&A sessions both with chat and video:

Click here if you would like to know more about how to publish a live Q&A

Social content marketing tools – Create content for your blog


Engagement is the new buzzword content creation in the web. There is so much content created over the blogosphere and social media sites that quality is becoming more important over time. Curating content is crucial and we will introduce you to the social interview tool Dilmot

Companies are now fully aware that just distributing information on a regular basis is not enough. It is simple to put information into the web. You can just copy and paste it from a myriad of sites. But the difficult part is how to create content that is useful, that adds value to the reader.

As a web editor, blog writer or webmaster, you are looking for tools that make the creation of content faster, easier and more original. We want to bring your attention today on the available tools for organising on-line interviews.

How do you organise an on-line social interview?

If you want to draw attention to your website or blog, inviting your readers to an on-line interview can be a great choice. Dilmot works as a web publishing in a similar way to WordPress or Blogger. In order to post an interview you just need to fill in the basic information you want to publish such as the photo of the guest speaker, a short intro or bio and the expected date and time when the guest will be answering the questions.

At that point you will have a url that you can point at. It is also possible to include this url within another web, be it a blog, regular website or even in your Facebook page, using an iframe.

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Receiving questions from your readers

Once you publish the website, you can start receiving questions from the audience. The questions can be anonymous or the user can identify herself using Facebook or Twitter
. There is also a new way of receiving questions, by using a Twitter hashtag.

Moderating the questions

In all the situations mentioned above, the interview administrator/moderator will be able to moderate the incoming questions. This means that no incoming question will be published unless the moderator approves it. The moderator can also edit the content of the question, e.g. to declutter a question or fix typos.

Answering the questions

The guest speaker will have a private access protected by username/password. With this access they can see the list of questions and start answering right away from a simple interface.

Normally you would want to present the answers in real-time, so the webapp is built in order to do so. Viewers will see the interview as if it is a real-time chat.

Editing the answers

The moderator can edit the answers in case there are typos.

Listing the interviews

Dilmot can work solely as a piece of content within your website, in what technically could be called iframe mode, or it can be published inside a full-fledged portal where there will be an agenda and the interviews will be hosted and catalogued with the appropriate tags.

So, do you want to test drive Dilmot? Get in touch with us here!