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Livefyre Studio is a content marketing solution that enables companies to engage consumers through a combination of real-time content, conversation and social curation. With Livefyre users can aggregate, filter and display content from Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and RSS, while controlling what is displayed in real-time through moderation tools. This content can be integrated into websites, mobile apps, advertisements or live displays to increase engagement and build brand loyalty. Marketers can also use Livefyre to drive engagement around their content, using real-time applications like Comments, Sidenotes, Love Blog, Chat and Reviews.https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/product-logos/XU/m6/RISHBBX27OJU.pngHow difficult is Livefyre to implement?Livefyre is used across all of the CBSSports.com website to allow users to comment on are pages. It exists as a main component on virtually every page on the site that contains sports content. The types of pages include stories written by our editors, special event pages (e.g. Super Bowl), statistics pages, player pages, and team pages. Users can log into Livefyre using their CBSSports.com userid or, for non-registered users, login socially via Twitter or Facebook. It allows us to easily organize our comment structure without the need to maintain a large history of user comments. Each page is assigned a unique "article ID" based on a convention that we designed to fit each page, such that we can easily link the article ID to the piece of content that contains the comment board.,It's pretty flexible. There were only a few things we found that were too specific to our environment and could not be easily done. The out-of-the-box GUI design was decent. It was also configurable with limited custom CSS, anticipating the need for each company to customize the look and feel to suit their own needs. Basic interface is good, providing the necessary data points like total comment count. Visual effects are good too, with fade-in effects for new comments. They also provide back-end APIs to gather information about the "hottest" threads. We used this to construct our own "Hot Topics" section that could link users to the related article so they could comment themselves. Good support, even after implementation. They were always available by phone and even through realtime IM chats direct to their developers, skipping awkward non-technical middlemen.,Implementation was not easy. Although flexible, I personally wrote at least 1,400 lines of code to get this implemented over a few week's time. The social login aspect is cool, but again, hard to implement. They did not write any of those modules, although they could have. This required senior-level developmental skills and a knowledge of how social media is interfaced with programmatically. Lots of questions arose from this and it was difficult to implement with virtually no help from Livefyre, other than to provide the hooks into their system for when users were validated. I had to write at least 2 separate login/redirection scripts to accomplish this flow. CSS tweaking was tricky. We could override lots of common CSS classes, but to get things just the way we wanted it, I ended up writing LOTS of jQuery listeners and functions to transform the output into exactly what we wanted. This was a surprise since the software was sold to us as being 'fully customizable'. Documentation was sufficient, but not great. Getting the flow of the callbacks that are fired wasn't clear at first, and sometimes did not work as expected. It should be noted that, after this review was published, Livefyre contacted me stating they now have better documentation and process for implementation (for version V3, specifically) and urged me to revise this review. However, I can only write of my experience with V2, and it WAS difficult to implement over 3 weeks of dedicated time. Another developer on my team implemented version V3 and his evaluation is very similar to mine, claiming much difficulty with the CSS customization.,5,The impact is positive. After its implementation, we have not had to touch the code. Our comments section now looks very modern, as many companies on the Internet use Livefyre and are used to its interface.,9Live on Fire with LiveFyreIt provides and allows comments and comment management that is fast, seamless and shareable. Having used disquss, WordPress comments and many others I like Livefyre better for its seamless integration and transparency It is really nice that they have a range of services from free to enterprise with increasing functionality and benefits.,Obviously we all want it all free! So make it all free and woohoo! A complaint about the price point leaps is that they are pretty steep, goes from free to pricey real fast. The comment management tools although easy and fast are a bit limited.,I dont use it right now for a revenue purpose but it has increased conversations and comments We use the free version on several sites right now so the ROI is awesome,9,10Livefyre Burns the CompetitionWe use Livefyre on all of our organizations web sites (60+ sites). We mainly use if for commenting on articles but also look to use it for social curation and other forms of discussions.,Real time conversations Centralized moderation Customer support Rapid innovation,Reporting and Analytics,10,Increased website engagement Less moderation overhead Faster site implentation,Disqus,10Livefyre on fire.Allows users to communicate. Gives users social options. Adds SEO value to page.,Sometimes service is inconsistent. Migrating Livefyre data is difficult.,Increased user engagement. Increased time on site. Increased page views.,7,9My Livefyre ReviewEasy to implement. User friendly. Pleasing initial design.,Better filtering or more features with API.,Added new social aspect to websites. Improves content and user interactivity.,7,8
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January 28, 2014

Livefyre Studio Review: "How difficult is Livefyre to implement?"

Score 5 out of 10
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Livefyre is used across all of the CBSSports.com website to allow users to comment on are pages. It exists as a main component on virtually every page on the site that contains sports content. The types of pages include stories written by our editors, special event pages (e.g. Super Bowl), statistics pages, player pages, and team pages. Users can log into Livefyre using their CBSSports.com userid or, for non-registered users, login socially via Twitter or Facebook. It allows us to easily organize our comment structure without the need to maintain a large history of user comments. Each page is assigned a unique "article ID" based on a convention that we designed to fit each page, such that we can easily link the article ID to the piece of content that contains the comment board.
  • It's pretty flexible. There were only a few things we found that were too specific to our environment and could not be easily done.
  • The out-of-the-box GUI design was decent. It was also configurable with limited custom CSS, anticipating the need for each company to customize the look and feel to suit their own needs.
  • Basic interface is good, providing the necessary data points like total comment count. Visual effects are good too, with fade-in effects for new comments.
  • They also provide back-end APIs to gather information about the "hottest" threads. We used this to construct our own "Hot Topics" section that could link users to the related article so they could comment themselves.
  • Good support, even after implementation. They were always available by phone and even through realtime IM chats direct to their developers, skipping awkward non-technical middlemen.
  • Implementation was not easy. Although flexible, I personally wrote at least 1,400 lines of code to get this implemented over a few week's time.
  • The social login aspect is cool, but again, hard to implement. They did not write any of those modules, although they could have. This required senior-level developmental skills and a knowledge of how social media is interfaced with programmatically. Lots of questions arose from this and it was difficult to implement with virtually no help from Livefyre, other than to provide the hooks into their system for when users were validated. I had to write at least 2 separate login/redirection scripts to accomplish this flow.
  • CSS tweaking was tricky. We could override lots of common CSS classes, but to get things just the way we wanted it, I ended up writing LOTS of jQuery listeners and functions to transform the output into exactly what we wanted. This was a surprise since the software was sold to us as being 'fully customizable'.
  • Documentation was sufficient, but not great. Getting the flow of the callbacks that are fired wasn't clear at first, and sometimes did not work as expected.
  • It should be noted that, after this review was published, Livefyre contacted me stating they now have better documentation and process for implementation (for version V3, specifically) and urged me to revise this review. However, I can only write of my experience with V2, and it WAS difficult to implement over 3 weeks of dedicated time. Another developer on my team implemented version V3 and his evaluation is very similar to mine, claiming much difficulty with the CSS customization.
I was strictly the implementor of Livefyre (for my company only). That task alone was at least 3 weeks worth of work. From a user standpoint, Livefyre is a good product which is why this review is strictly about how difficult it was to implement. Therefore, if a colleague was to ask me if I recommend Livefyre, it's not a straight answer. Questions like, 'how fast do you need it?', 'how centralized is your user database?', 'do you want social login?', all come into question and were details that made my job not easy (hence, my review of 5/10 for suggesting it to others). Once implemented, Livefyre is a great product (notice my overall review is higher), but based on my experience with implementation, it certainly requires a senior developer's dedicated time and patience to set up exactly as desired. For smaller companies with small/simple user bases and websites, the process may be more straightforward, but from my experience, it wasn't out-of-the-box at all.
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November 09, 2013

Livefyre Studio Review: "Live on Fire with LiveFyre"

Score 10 out of 10
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  • It provides and allows comments and comment management that is fast, seamless and shareable.
  • Having used disquss, WordPress comments and many others I like Livefyre better for its seamless integration and transparency
  • It is really nice that they have a range of services from free to enterprise with increasing functionality and benefits.
  • Obviously we all want it all free! So make it all free and woohoo!
  • A complaint about the price point leaps is that they are pretty steep, goes from free to pricey real fast.
  • The comment management tools although easy and fast are a bit limited.
Start with the Livefyre comments to get in integrated and rolling. Then build out the more collaborative and social tools and strategies. Start moving towards a bigger integration with small steps.
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February 03, 2014

Livefyre Studio Review: "Livefyre Burns the Competition"

Score 10 out of 10
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We use Livefyre on all of our organizations web sites (60+ sites). We mainly use if for commenting on articles but also look to use it for social curation and other forms of discussions.
  • Real time conversations
  • Centralized moderation
  • Customer support
  • Rapid innovation
  • Reporting and Analytics
Ideal commenting/discussion solution for websites of any size/traffic.
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November 09, 2013

Livefyre Studio Review: "Livefyre on fire."

Score 9 out of 10
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  • Allows users to communicate.
  • Gives users social options.
  • Adds SEO value to page.
  • Sometimes service is inconsistent.
  • Migrating Livefyre data is difficult.
Good service out of the box. Time to delivery.
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November 09, 2013

Livefyre Studio: "My Livefyre Review"

Score 8 out of 10
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  • Easy to implement.
  • User friendly.
  • Pleasing initial design.
  • Better filtering or more features with API.
Simplicity and usability.
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About Livefyre Studio

Livefyre Studio is a content marketing solution that enables companies to engage consumers through a combination of real-time content, conversation and social curation. With Livefyre users can aggregate, filter and display content from Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and RSS, while controlling what is displayed in real-time through moderation tools. This content can be integrated into websites, mobile apps, advertisements or live displays to increase engagement and build brand loyalty. Marketers can also use Livefyre to drive engagement around their content, using real-time applications like Comments, Sidenotes, Love Blog, Chat and Reviews.

Livefyre Studio Features

Has featureReal-Time Content Discovery and Publishing
Has featureSocial Content Curation
Has featureReal-time Comments
Has featureLive Blog
Has featureRatings and Reviews

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Livefyre Studio Integrations

Google Analytics, Adobe Omniture, Acquia

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Does not have featureFree Trial Available?No
Has featureFree or Freemium Version Available?Yes
Has featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?Yes
Entry-level set up fee?Required

Livefyre Studio Customer Size Distribution

Consumers
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Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
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Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)
10%
Enterprises (> 500 employees)Enterprises (> 500 employees)
90%

Livefyre Studio Support Options

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Livefyre Studio Technical Details

Deployment Types:SaaS
Operating Systems: Unspecified
Mobile Application:No
Supported Countries:United States, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain, Brazil, UAE, Australia
Supported Languages: All Languages