ReplyAll

Podcasting meets blogging - embeddable conversations.

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techtidbits.meHunter@techtidbitsme · www.TechTidbits.me
Add ongoing, invite-only conversations to your site (roundtable discussions, interviews, debates, as-it-happens content). Put an end to troll comments, allow interviewees to respond on their schedule to keep the discussion going, publish additional comments that add value to the discussion, and keep your audience engaged with conversations that continue to happen over time. #ReturnVisits #IncreasedTimeOnSite
AustinMaker@quertis · Head of Marketing and Partnerships
Thanks for posting us @techtidbitsme you really nailed it with your description. Editors and writers use Replyall.me to create dynamic conversations that take place over time. Turns a writers roundtable, or interview into a "soap opera"....not in content, but in the way people need to , and do return a number of times a day or week to watch it develop. Helps keep content a bit more evergreen as it leaves the homepage. Also great for busy guests and celebrities on your site. They don't have to block off a chunk of time on the phone, or show up at a studio, because contributing to a ReplyAll conversation is like replying to an email. Once a conversation is started its 1 line of HTML code to embed on your site...same way you would a YouTube video..can even be cross posted between 2 blogs having a conversation, and will update in real time across both.
Erik TorenbergHiring@eriktorenberg · Former Product Hunt
@quertis what do you think is the biggest problem you guys are solving? what's wrong with Disqus or other comment systems
Panayotis Vryonis@vrypan · Dad, geek, entrepreneur
@quertis It's interesting. I think Branch (bought by Facebook) did a similar thing. My main concern before using or suggesting such a service: how do I export my content?
AustinMaker@quertis · Head of Marketing and Partnerships
@eriktorenberg Thanks Erik. We are not actually competing with Disqus, in fact, open commenting tends to do really well on pages with ReplyAll. The line we use is "conversations as content" its not open discussions, but a writer round-table (similar to what you would see at a conference, but on page). Only people who are invited to the conversation can participate. We do however have an audience reply mechanism. There is a conversation going on right now, to be posted on the Houston Chronicle later today (http://bit.ly/1lwoGIV), where a writer is doing an audience Q&A. In this scenario, and across all RA conversations, readers can contribute, but the reply has to actively added by an invited participant...its a way to keep engagement, but block trolling or irrelevant comments...example of an interview going on now here as an example..http://bit.ly/URpCk9 This content already exists all over but 1. is a pain to create - google docs, or email chains have to be copy/pasted, and re-formatted, and 2. Sites don't get the "mileage" from their work. Article is posted, someone reads it, and maybe comments. We see on average between 2 and 3 pageviews per reader, as they continue to check in...with each reply sites re-promote, and get both fresh and repeat traffic with minimal effort. We're in the early stages, but also doing some really fun custom work for brands to help with content marketing strategies, and additional ways for sites to monetize their ReplyAll conversations.
AustinMaker@quertis · Head of Marketing and Partnerships
@eriktorenberg @eriktorenberg Thanks Erik. We are not actually competing with Disqus, in fact, open commenting tends to do really well on pages with ReplyAll. The line we use is "conversations as content" its not open discussions, but a writer round-table (similar to what you would see at a conference, but on page). Only people who are invited to the conversation can participate. We do however have an audience reply mechanism. There is a conversation going on right now, to be posted on the Houston Chronicle later today (http://bit.ly/1lwoGIV), where a writer is doing an audience Q&A. In this scenario, and across all RA conversations, readers can contribute, but the reply has to actively added by an invited participant...its a way to keep engagement, but block trolling or irrelevant comments...example of an interview going on now here as an example..http://bit.ly/URpCk9 This content already exists all over but 1. is a pain to create - google docs, or email chains have to be copy/pasted, and re-formatted, and 2. Sites don't get the "mileage" from their work. Article is posted, someone reads it, and maybe comments. We see on average between 2 and 3 pageviews per reader, as they continue to check in...with each reply sites re-promote, and get both fresh and repeat traffic with minimal effort. We're in the early stages, but also doing some really fun custom work for brands to help with content marketing strategies, and additional ways for sites to monetize their ReplyAll conversations.
AustinMaker@quertis · Head of Marketing and Partnerships
@vrypan They are the most similar we've seen so far, beyond live blogging tools, which we are not. When you say exporting your content, can you be more specific? When starting a conversation, we recommend not publishing it until ~3-4 posts in, so readers can get a good sense of what is going on. at that point to move from our hosted site onto yours, it's 1 line of HTML that you embed on your site...same way you would an image or youtube video. Content is then automatically updated after every new post...is that what you mean?
Shubham Datta@shubham · Working with startups @SurePathCap
Really cool idea!
AustinMaker@quertis · Head of Marketing and Partnerships
@Shubham Thanks so much!
Andrew Condurache@acondurache · Maker
This would be great as a wordpress plugin...
AustinMaker@quertis · Head of Marketing and Partnerships
@acondurache Thanks for the comment! It's something we're mulling over. Right now because were 1 line of code to embed, we're platform agnostic, which is helping growth. Having a plugin can help with functionality certainly, but at this stage not our #1 priority.
Joelle Goldman@joellegoldman · Co-Founder of HookFeed, Rocketship.fm
This looks really neat! Congrats guys!
Zach Abramowitz@zachabramowitz · CEO, ReplyAll