Let's change the way we comment on each other's posts!

Last Update: April 01, 2018

One of the features I like the most is SiteComment. For a simple reason, As a beginner, I have a problem to get visitors to my website let alone to get comments.

What I see as the problem is that everybody is just making sure that comment is long enough and on the subject and usually full of praises to the author, so no rejection happens.

I admit I do it similarly because at the beginning I wrote a comment asking questions and disagreeing with an author. My comment was rejected hence now my comments are not really what comments are supposed to be. Same applies to comments which I get from fellow WAs. To be honest, many comments appear as fake, and they will not help our case at all.

I agree that everybody has right to control who and how comments on their websites.
Problem is someone complained about being banned from commenting because of too many comments rejection.

I strongly believe that it would be in my and everybody's else advantage if comments which we make on each other's site get more engaging, asking questions and disagreeing.
In that case, we would get the opportunity to extend our post by replying to questions and disagreements.

Maybe, there should be, apart from options approve and reject an additional option meaning:
"I don't like it, and I don't want it on my site, but I don't want this member to be banned from commenting !"

This way, we would get a chance to get some real discussions on our websites which would be very beneficial for us.

I would love to hear your thoughts on this subject,

Regards,

Alex

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helldale Premium
I absolutely agree. Disagreeance with the content of a post/page should not be taken in a negativ way as long aas the writer of the comment gives his reasons why he/she does not agree.
Hellmut
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lenniegeorge Premium
hi Alex, I didn't know that comments made were scrutinized like that.
I was just commenting to a friend yesterday about that same sort of thing. Most peoples comments do not help. responses seem contrived. I always read a post and make real comment. there is too much, " good post" and than you get the, "I'm following you please do the same for me."
When WA asks for comments they want you to offer an opinion. Read the post, and tell the author whats wrong with it. How it could be better. How it looks from another perspective. I get none of that. We are supposed to be helping each other here not just trying to collect followers. This is not Facebook!
I know I sound like a grumpy old man. sorry, but look at that picture, I am a grumpy old man, but I am not wrong. More time should be spent helping others.

Berger
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SeasideFunk Premium
Here is my 2 cents:

When reviewing a website I try to be objective with my comments and, more importantly, view the site as a customer so my comments are focused on pointing out any confusion I am experiencing with the site from that perspective.

Other comments depend on the subject but I try to remain professional and courteous even if I disagree with the subject or comment.

Thanks for your post.
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heatherplude Premium
I have been wondering about the value of Site Comment myself. It's good to have traffic, but surely, Google and other search engines see that traffic is coming from one referral site?

I share my blogs on Facebook and Twitter too- to try to offset this - not sure yet how much traffic I am getting from those shares. My WA - work from home - blog is only a couple of weeks old.

I haven't rejected a comment from WA yet - but when the comments are obviously from WA members - it is a bit redundant. Sometimes people mistake commenting for critique or site review - and that is weird too.

I have been blogging for years and it gets easier with an established blog. Keep smiling, blogging and try to make the comment section of your blog like a conversation. Eventually, you should build a list that you can email when you post a new blog and a following of people who are interested in your subject.
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Tom46 Premium
Hi Alex,

I agree with you the comments should Be more engaging.
https://whichdrones.com/drones-for-beginners. Send me your page and I'll comment on it.

Regards,

Tom
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AlexMi Premium
Hi Tom, I read your post and asked some questions which really interest me.
You can check my post:

https://questforonlineincome.com/how-to-make-money-from-home-with-affiliate-marketing

and If you find it interesting, please leave a comment.

Regards,
Alex
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Tom46 Premium
Thanks for your comments Alex you had some great questions, I've provided you with a response. As I mentioned I am looking at writing an article in the near future regarding your questions

Regards,

Tom
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AlexMi Premium
Thanks, I am glad it was useful.
Regards,
Alex
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