Feedback vs. Comments
Last Update: Jul 31, 2015
I have had the pleasure of trying out and using both the Site Feedback and Site Comments sections of the Site Rubix tab on the left. I have to say that my experience with both has been quite an inspiration! Although I have talked in length about the Site Comments section in an earlier blog of mine, the purpose of this blog post is to remind all of the difference between Feedback and Comments.
What Are Comments?
Comments are always located at the end of a post or page and for good reason. They are meant to add to the post or page and provide a place where the readers can engage with the author or other readers. This actually boosts rankings when Google and other search engines see that your content is actively engaging your readers with their responses and your replies.
That being said, a valid comment is one which pertains to the actual content at hand. Also, a comment is usually within 25 - 50 words because it is about what the reader liked about the post or contains a question about the content and so it doesn't have to be long at all.
What is Feedback?
This is given outside of the actual site and is separate for a specific reason. Feedback is only meant to be seen by the author. This is so that the author can make corrections or improvements to whatever he needs to as suggested by the feedback received.
Thus, feedback is quite lengthy depending on what is being looked at. Keep in mind that the goal is to help the author with what you find to be good and what you feel needs work. Be courteous with your feedback and offer some guidance rather than bash his work.
I hope that I've cleared up the confusion between the two as whenever I see a comment that is over 250 words, I know it's feedback or when I see feedback that is only a few sentences, I know it is a comment - it is frustrating to see that there are many others that still don't know the difference!
Tell me your experience with Feedback and Comments or share your thoughts on this blog below.
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