SiteComments 2.0 - A Significant Upgrade Has Been Released!

Last Update: October 04, 2018

Today we're happy to announce that one of our most highly used, and integral platforms to the website building process has been fully updated and is available now. I'm really excited to tell you all about SiteComments 2.0, the improvements that have been made, and brand new features that we have packed in :)

To access SiteComments click "Websites" from the main menu and you will find it under the "SiteComments" button in the submenu.

At Wealthy Affiliate we have long understood the importance of engagement on a website to not only help with building trust, validity, and legitimacy with your content, but also how discussion plays a huge role in the world of SEO!

In 2018, you want to be writing your content to engage your audience. Questions, discussion, debate, customer reviews, and clarification are a few ways that comments can improve your content and overall publication on the subject matter.

You want to encourage comments on your website - think about the last website where you were researching or browsing something online. Did you scroll down to see what other people had to say about the content? I know that I certainly do. This is a trend that has been here for years and is continuing to be an important element of validity of content. A blog post without comments seems "suspect" these days, and it's much less valid and trustworthy than a similar post with loads of comments and discussion.

We understood this years ago and created a platform called SiteComments which provides a medium for people to spark discussion on their sites from others here at WA. SiteComments was groundbreaking in terms of the technology that was required to pull it off and we were extremely happy with how well-received and widely adopted it was with the WA community.

Part of building an online business and publishing content online is to ask for engagement and facilitate discussion. This is something that we suggest in our training and it's something that 1000's of people do on a daily basis when publishing content through WA.

However, as with any platform there is always room for improvements.

Receiving Comments Took Too Long.

SiteComments is a give-and-take system. It works when people offer comments to others, and in-turn gain credits to request comments of their own. One problem with our initial release of SiteComments was that folks didn't have adequate notifications within the platform. There were also issues with certain types of websites and the algorithms of deciding which websites to display for folks to leave comments on.

This eventually led to the platform taking too long to deliver comments. If you're waiting on comments, you're much less likely to offer comments since you were not getting all the comments you are asking for in a reasonable amount of time, and this cycle continued until the average wait time for comments was unsatisfactory.

So, we went to the drawing board and came up with some ideas to help get people the highest quality comments quickly, efficiently, and within the requested time-frames. Among many updates to the system which will help with this, we came up with two incentives which I'm going to explain below.

Introducing Comment Boost.

First I'd like to mention that there are some incredibly talented authors of comments here within the SiteComments platform. Folks who really offer a lot of awesome comments while waiting for their own comments to be delivered - now we have a system called Comment Boost which gives everyone an opportunity to boost their own comment requests in the queue if they are offering a lot of comments to others. The more you leave, the more you get!


Comment Boost works like this...

For every 10 comments that are offered to others in a 24-hour period, you get all of your requests added to a priority queue. This means that you will get comments that you've requested faster. There is no "Cap" to SiteBoost either. If you would like to offer 30 comments in 24 hours, you would add your requests to the Comment boost priority queue for 72 hours, thus having your requests displayed to others at a higher rate.

For those that leave comments in the platform, you are now rewarded with the opportunity to get your own comments faster!

Comment boost has already shown that many people are working toward boosting their own comments and this is really helping the system tick along and fulfill requests at the highest rate ever that we've seen!

However, Comment boost is not the only incentive that we've come up with. I'd like to introduce our brand new "Certified Commenter" status!

Become Certified & Earn Revenue.

For those that can maintain specific criteria in the SiteComments platform, you can not only earn WA Community credits to put towards requesting SiteComments or SiteFeedback, you can now earn WA Cash credits that have a value of $0.50 each. Maintaining certified commenter status will pay you for comments that you are offering in the form of WA Cash credits that can be exchanged for USD through your credit dashboard!


The criteria to become a certified commenter is based on a 30-day history.

  • Minimum of 50 comments offered
  • Minimum of 80% approval rate
  • Maximum of 20% skip (not interested) rate

Certified commenters offer high quality comments on a wide variety of topics on all kinds of websites. Earn $100's a month by offering comments to others, it's a pretty great way to provide our BEST comm enters some incentive to continue being awesome! We all appreciate your help with sparking engagement and discussion on our websites :)

Reminders.

When you are requesting comments from others, we now have a little pop-up that reminds you that you've got some pending requests and that you could speed up the delivery of your comments by offering some to others. The more comments you offer, the quicker you will receive comments for your website.

It's far too easy to forget that you've even requested comments and it's equally easy to forget to leave some for others. This is one of the reasons why SiteComments 2.0 is going to work much better - we'll let you know with a reminder popup that offering a handful of comments will help you with fulfillment of your own requests!

Have you ever been in the SiteComments platform wanting to leave comments but found that you did not feel you had interest or experience with a topic in order to leave a relevant comment? Well we understand that a great comment can come from someone who is interested or even knowledgeable about the topic. We're really focusing on the alignment of interests as a high priority.

You'll start to notice the odd email here and there letting you know that a fellow member at WA has requested comments on a topic that you have selected as an "Interest" in the system. When you receive such an email it's a great opportunity to leave a comment because it's a topic that you've marked as an Interest from your SiteComment settings.


Requesting "Types" of Comments

One of the most common requests for the SiteComment platform was the ability to specify the kind of comments that you are requesting. We also realize the importance in this and we've updated the process of requesting comments.

Now when requesting comments you can choose up to 4 types of comments.


Requesting a specific kind of comments can give fellow members some more direction with what you are after, and it can really simplify the comment offering process.

Choose any that apply to you, in some cases that may mean choosing all 4 options, and that is perfectly fine. When leaving a comment for someone else, you will now see the types of comments being asked for and you can base your comment on one or more!

** Comment requests made from the old system will not have this "type of comment" criteria, so don't be alarmed if you are offering a comment and you do not see these guidelines.


SiteComments has been improved from the ground up and we've spent a significant amount of time putting thought into how this platform can continue to function and offer the best possible medium for getting engagement on a website.

We love the new UI and the new features are already being utilized. I think that as you use SiteComments 2.0 that you will really enjoy and benefit from what it has evolved into.

There have been a number of discussions already in the past few hours about the updates and feedback has been incredible!

We would love to hear what you have to say, so please leave us a comment below.

Enjoy!

Carson

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I'm very happy to know about this beautiful opportunity. Is it possible for one to be earning at least $10 from here daily. I mean by strictly giving comments. By calculation that will be 40comments per day. Is it sure that one will be able to get site to comment on?
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danijel95 Premium
Of course that you can! I am earning $5 daily from SiteComments, it all depends how much time are you willing to invest.
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Nice to hear this bro. How many comments do you give daily to be able to earn that $5 daily?
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danijel95 Premium
I think that it is 20 comments a day for $5... But keep in mind that you should be more focused on building your website because that is why we are here.

This cash earned from SiteComments is great for paying your membership here.
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JKulk1 Premium
This will not make you rich.
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Zamir2802 Premium
How do you exchange your community credits for cash?
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Zappades Premium
Hi Carson, I appreciate the upgrade od SiteComments, at least the idea of it.
In practice, I have made a strange experience though.

My first four credits I used up to get two comments and got 5 back. I liked that.
The next request I did was for 1, giving two credits, then I received 4 and the next time even 5 for one request.

I got excited and fulfilled 10 comments within 24 hours and had the 24-hour priority queue status and then things changed.

I asked for another 4 comments, spend 8 credits and received only 7 in return.

I wonder now, is it that you reward little involvement over high?
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Valentina28 Premium
Hi! I just recently started using SiteComments to earn and use credits towards good quality comments. However, I am running a food blog and the recipes have a star rating system that cannot be accessed through the SiteComments portal.

So my questions are this:

Are recipe star-ratings important for rankings in Google?

If yes, is there a way to use SiteComments so that people can leave star-ratings as well as leave a comment?
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Kemdi12 Premium
Hey, everyone, I have a question I just hit the 50 /50 quota as a certified commenter but on the 30-day earnings, it still shows me $0.00. why? I was under the assumption that if you became a certified commenter with 80% approval rating or higher and a skip rate of 20% or less than, you will get a notification saying you will earn a commission by the end of the month
Also, I haven't used any of the credits I've gotten.
Thanks so much !!
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Zarina Premium
As far as I understood, it's every other comment AFTER you become certified that you should receive credits. If you keep submitting comments and still don't see credits, you should contact site support.
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Carson Premium
Hi Kemdi - as Zarina mentioned after you are "Certified" our system will grant one WA Cash credit for every two comments offered.
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ChrisTowers Premium
I like the layout and the planning behind this .. but I feel it is going to have its problems too Carson...

For me it has gone from one extreme to the other.

Before.. you could wait days/weeks to get a comment request through... but you could always offer and gain credits, they were always available.

Now. I have been trying to make a credit for 4 days... both on comments and the feedback platform and nothing at all has been available.

I know the reason... people are now turning the wheels to get to the Certified Commenting level .. so they earn revenue ... Ie .. they are soaking up all the requests/offers... and cashing out ... not asking for comments back..

Or am I wrong?

Just a little frustrating .. as I have one new post up .. and I am not able to make credits at all to get comments back .. they are always permanently taken.

Chris
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JKulk1 Premium
Hi Chris. I wouldn't be to worried, personally I believe it will slow down soon and you'll get heaps of sites to comment on. It's not as if you can make a fortune with site comments. If you do one every 10 minute, that' s 6 an hour, and you get paid for every second one , that equates to 3 an hour @ 50 cents each = $1.50 an hr. I can't see to many people making a living out of that, and anyone that completes them in quicker time will soon have issues with the plus 80% target. Jim
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ChrisTowers Premium
Yeah I guess you make some good points there Jim ... Let's see how it goes...

I have faith in the system ... but I see a lot of people saying.. 'hey if nothing is available.. give it a minute and try again' .. Yeah well I did that for 4 days .. and nothing lol

Waiting to see how it develops :)

Thanks my friend

Chris
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bpais1 Premium
After the dust settles, Chris, maybe most folks will start using SiteComments the same way I use it...

I make enough comments to cover several upcoming articles.

When the articles are published, I use my points to ask for comments on those articles.

Then, I rinse and repeat.

Jim
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ChrisTowers Premium
Yeah I operate on a similar strategy to be honest Jim.. but these last days I have not been able to obtain credits at all!

We will see how it maps out.

Thanks :)

Chris
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JKulk1 Premium
I managed to get one website blog for comments today. It consisted of a video song and not much else. There simply wasn't enough information available for me to make any sort of comment. Jim
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ChrisTowers Premium
I suppose when they are like that there are only 2 choices.... do your best or pass it on!!
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TopAchiever Premium
*** Carson and Kyle - PLEASE ADVISE SOONEST! ***

Referring to my attachment below, I find this so untrue and unfounded, my percentage of comments being fine is 83%!

Why is there this Warning that is telling me I cannot comment further?!
Please advise soonest so I can continue.

Looking forward to your reply

Regards

Edu
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CravenATAT Premium
Is the percentage (83) overall or recent? If a bulk of your recent comments have been flagged it creates that warning. 83% is still low though
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JKulk1 Premium
I have to admit that I haven't had any issues. If I have 3 from the same website I simply leave and come back later. If you're scoring 83% maybe you need to spend more time on each site and make sure you give better feedback. Jim
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BarbaraN Premium
When you are a "newbie" at WA, a lot of things don't make sense at first. On the second time around, you begin to see the light. The first time I read about SiteComments 2, it didn't make much sense. But now that I have posted 2 articles and would like some feed back, it makes more sense. I have Site Feedback on my Site Dashboard and SiteComments. I'm not sure which one to use. maybe both. Anyway I found out I have to give feedback before I can get feedback. That's nice to know. Sometimes I feel like I'm chasing a run-away horse. One of these days, I'll catch it!
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Chrissychix Premium
If you want feedback on your website/content then you go to sitefeedback. If you want one of the WA members to comment on one of your post which shows google that your website Has engagement. If you give feedback/comments you earn one credit. It takes 2 credits to request feedback or a comment
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HelenpDoyle Premium
OK, I finally managed to get a website to comment on that I feel comfortable doing so.

I find the WA name is now omitted. Why is this so and why not put it back. I always checked up the person's profile to get to know them and now I can't do this!
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Heidi9 Premium
How is it that I used 2 credits for comments on one page and then another 2 credits for a completely different page and ended up receiving 3 comments on the first page and nothing for the second? It feels like I wasted 2 credits. It's been at least 2 days since then. Is it possible it's still in the system awaiting comments or were all my credits used up?
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Marley2016 Premium
Heidi,
That is a good question with the new comment platform it
can be hard to say did you check to see if the page you are
still looking for a comment on is still open, it usually lists them
for you.
If not then I would address the issue with Site Support to
let them know what has happened.
Hope this is helpful.
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Heidi9 Premium
From the time I posted thiis question until you answered, I got a comment on the page. So I guess it can take a little bit of time because this platform is just starting to gain popularity again.
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Marley2016 Premium
Carson,
I think this a wonderful way of looking out for the most dedicated people here at WA - and to those who take the time to read the complete articles and offer genuine comments for the website owner.
Thanks for being so awesome I am loving every minute of being
on the WA team :)
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Heidi9 Premium
I have had several comments given and when I approved them and replied, it showed the reply from "admin" rather than my name. I see there is a drop down menu to choose from to select who the reply is from but it 's too late for the three I have already approved. Is there a way to change that once the reply is done? I would much rather have my name showing so it's more personal.
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Heidi9 Premium
I did find where I can edit a comment and change the name, but I can't change accounts and get my gravatar picture on there.
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RussellO1 Premium
I have noticed the same thing when I reply. I haven't been able to figure our how to change it either.
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NileyR Premium
Thank you for this...but my problem is, why do I keep getting websites on topics I have no idea about...guitars, motorcycles et al...even when I click "I am not interested", the same sites keep coming back! I thought the purpose of filling in the "interests" is get sites on stuff I am familiar with....i was excited but am not now!
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DonnieNorton Premium
Hi Carson. am I doing something wrong?
I go websites and then site comments. I then click offer comments. Then I view a website. when done I do not leave a comment on their site but I come back to site comments and leave a comment down below and also leave my email. I then go and push the button that says submit my comment. Then it takes me to the top immediately and I don't know if the comment is placed. I reckon it is not as I have not earned any credits nor does the status bar say I have 1 comment out of 10 comments. I have tried getting help from the community but no luck. Thanks
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bpais1 Premium
Refresh the page, Donnie, and your comment should show up in the "W" tally.

Jim
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Gys21 Premium
I think you still don't have a gravatar account? am I right?
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DonnieNorton Premium
Correct
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Gys21 Premium
In order for you submit a comment, you have to make a gravatar account put an image and then problem will be solved.
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DonnieNorton Premium
Ok thanks I'll try
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DonnieNorton Premium
Problem not solved, I uploaded my image to Gravatar .com but when I try to go further and check my email I can confirm but nothing else works. Do I need to fill out a profile and such?
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DonnieNorton Premium
Jim I tried that, got a Gravatar but don't know why I need one and am still having problems. Tried to contact site support but it is not a problem with my website. Left messages for both Kyle and Carson and my frustration level is through the roof. I wish I knew as as a 5th grader knows about computers
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Gys21 Premium
I think you didn't activate your gravatar account yet. it's the only way for you to share comment to other wordpress type of website.
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DorcasW Premium
Hi Carson; thanks for the upgrade of Site comments. I confess. I was becoming frustrated with Site comment.

In as much that even when I have credits some of my posts are without comment.

Because of the length of time, it takes to get a comment I lose interest. With this facelift, I can resume offering and requesting comment.
Thanks again
DorcsW
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ChrisEvans Premium
I'm now apparently a 'Certified' comment giver etc....which is great...but I was wondering if anyone else had reached this level. I only ask as even though I continue to leave quality comments etc...no earnings register in the account. It seems to me that this is the only parameter of the new Site Comment section that hasn't been fully explained. Considering it involves money - maybe it should have been covered a little more deeply....(just a thought!!!)
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DP78 Premium
Hi, Chris, I have reached certified level. I believe you earn $0.50 every second comment. However, my earnings still haven't gone up so I am just waiting for fo site support to reply to my question.
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Carson Premium
We're looking into this David and Chris and congrats on making it to being Certified!
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ChrisEvans Premium
Cheers, I'm kinda glad I mentioned it now.
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ChrisEvans Premium
Cheers mate, glad I've found someone in the same boat. Carson's replied below so maybe we'll find out what's happening soon enough
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Carson Premium
@ChrisEvans,

There was a small configuration bug which was causing the issue of you seeing the Certified status on your dashboard but the system was not recognizing this. We have corrected the issue and you'll see yourselves on the "Certified" commenter list now along with other phenomenal contributors to fellow member's websites :)

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/comments

You will see your earnings rise as you contribute to the system.

Carson
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DP78 Premium
Thank you for the reply Carson. How many comments are needed after the initial 50 before earnings start to show?
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ChrisEvans Premium
Cheers mate, good to know I wasn't going nuts. I'll get back to the comments then...
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Carson Premium
Sounds great!
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EBuysse Premium
I have the same problem, I'm a Certified Commenter, but I don't see my earnings, though I have already more than 50 comments.
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AlenkaV Premium
Same here!
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DP78 Premium
My earnings go up $0.50 after every second comment now
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ChrisEvans Premium
Still happening for me as well. I've contacted Carson today so I'll wait for his response. He also keeps up with this thread so he should be aware at some point.
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Carson Premium
Every second comment will earn you a Cash Credit. Every comment in between is a community credit.
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Carson Premium
Hi Chris, what is still happening for you? You are certified and are offered cash credits every second comment. Please elaborate for me, thanks 🙂
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ChrisEvans Premium
Hi yeah, I've been certified for a couple of days now (since Sunday morning I think). The 30-day Earnings counter hasn't changed since Certification, even though I've continued to provide comments etc. (it's still at zero). Wondering if it's a glitch in my account?
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AlenkaV Premium
Hi Carson
I have the same situation - 76 credits, but no cash credits showing.
If you would clarify how this cashing out system works, that would be great. Thanks!
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AlenkaV Premium
Very glad! Congrats :)
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EBuysse Premium
I have the same issue, got 54 approved comments, still my earnings are $0.00.
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rufat Premium
I think it would be fair to pay for each comment, not every second comment. Community credit is when someone helps in the live chat or any other form of support. When it comes to earning money from commenting community credit becomes something different. Because some members may be wanting to make an extra money here. Money is one thing community is another thing. Maybe I'm wrong. Just my humble opinion.
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AlenkaV Premium
Couldn't agree more! Or even 2 paid and 1 community.
I don't have many posts on my second site that I'd want the comments for, so at this point, the cash going towards my premium membership would be much more useful.
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smokeywins Premium
Wow! So happy to see all the hard work you guys have put into the SiteComments feature. I had used it in the past, but actually gave up on it for the very reasons you said, it took forever to get comments back, even if I specified them to be done in a very short time period. I then switched to using the "Give and take" thread, and even that was filled with its own issues, as I sometimes had to reciprocate comments on posts that I may not have necessarily been interested in, or knowledgeable enough about.

I can't wait to try out the new SiteComments! Thanks for all the hard work, and this is just another reason why I have stuck with WA for so many years. You guys are always "ahead of the curve", and provide us with all the tools we need to succeed. Something you just can't find anywhere else.

Thanks!
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wwkit626 Premium
Hello everyone.

A little off topic here, how many comments you guys request for a blog post?
Is long pile of comments necessary?
I have comment on some websites, I see the comments was too many so scrolling the blog post is very long to the bottom and it is over 100 comments.
I see that this is kind of too much?
Want to know your opinion.
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PaulREvans57 Premium
The more, the merrier! If I understand this right, if Google sees a blog post with lots of comments and in particular lots of engagement, then that post will get ranked higher than a similar post with few or no comments.
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Niceblood Premium
It is necessary.
It shows that there is a lot of debate in the thread and people coming in will take the article more seriously. Before I joined WA I used to look at the comments first. If there were endless comments I would read the article.
Google ranking will also approve with a lot of comments
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MrKent Premium
I put more comments on posts where I know people will frequently visit, like popular review posts or landing pages. Other pages with less visitors I'll just leave it without comments for the most part, but occasionally I'll also put 1 or 2 comments on them to avoid looking too suspicious by Google.
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wwkit626 Premium
If that is the case, I hope sitecomment do not assign to the same commenter to comment again on the same blog post. It will not make sense.
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Robert-A Premium
You can never have enough comments.
You are doing very well to have so many.
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Zarina Premium
Just don’t order like 20 comments on 1 day on 1 article and then that’s it. Google may see it as a suspicious activity. Do it naturally the way it’d happen as if the comments were to come naturally.

Carson’s comment below: “Asking for comments to be delivered over 14,30,60,90 days is a great option. We will do our best to stagger the comments over that period evenly.”

This feature definitely will help!
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Chezbrown Premium
Hi Carson, love the new site comments and how it now works. I have used it a couple of times today. Very impressed with it and prefer it to the last one.

Quick question though, about Jaaxy, my auto site rank scans have not updated for October and I wondered it Lite has been removed again? xxx
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Carson Premium
Hi Cheryl,

Glad that you love the new SiteComment platform!

Jaaxy Site Rank scans reset on the day that your billing takes place. When your e-check processes your scans will update :)

Carson
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DynamicDavid Premium
Hey Carson, can you ensure that if I submitted a comment using Site Comments for one post, that I am not asked to comment on another post for that site for a period of time? I think multiple comments by one person for one site for multiple posts on that site in a short time period would attract the wrong attention by search engines.
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Stella2 Premium
I had the same site come up 3 times in a row today. I had to ask to skip the third one. I wouldn't risk putting another on in such a short time.
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neilc Premium
Apologies for all the questions lol.

I just read something on another thread which kinda got me worried...

If SiteComments is delivering a load of comments to our sites so quickly (in the space of 24 hours) and all from the same source (WA), how is Google going to perceive this? Can we run the risk of getting penalized by Google, despite lots of extra "quality" content being added to posts?

Or am I just worrying for no reason?

Thanks
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Zarina Premium
Personally, I don't ask for too many comments at once. Unusual comment activity on our sites may be noticed by Google. Especially if the article isn't ranked #1 yet, it's even more suspicious.

I occasionally order one comment every other week on 1 post, just to keep it "live" while I am working on new content. Just my personal choice, to avoid getting (potentially) slapped.

Though would love to hear Carson's or Kyle's thoughts on this.
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Stella2 Premium
I'm pretty similar to you Zarina because I also read that Google finds too much activity suspicious on new sites.
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neilc Premium
It's a tough one! I wanna go all out "comment crazy" but am kinda afraid to do so.

I REALLY like the drip feature that allows us to spread comments over weeks. But sometimes, I want comments quickly lol.

Yup, it would be cool to hear from the dudes. :)
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DBlanchard Premium
I think they are overwhelmed with the new traffic that SiteComment is getting.

My guess right now is that there are more people giving comments than there are people that are asking for some, which is kinda weird considering this place was a ghost town before.

Like I have seen and copied from someone this morning, "For the money ($) the monkey dances!!".

And I am the first monkey in the gang! 😃
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neilc Premium
Maybe.

Yeah, that's one way to look at it. Things have reversed lol.

Personally, I find it hard to maintain the balance when requesting comments ASAP. Once you've posted a ton of comments, it's time to give a ton of responses on your blog too.

But I guess if we use the drip feature, we can stay on top of comment replies easier.

LOL, the first time I've heard that saying.
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DBlanchard Premium
I know what you mean...Its a problem I never had before but I still have 19 comments to respond to. Lol😊
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MrKent Premium
Would like to hears kyle or carsons opinions on this as well. Now I can get comments so fast I can easily get close to 500 comments a month, is that too much? Would like to hear whats the optimal number of comments per day would be.
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DBlanchard Premium
There is a problem with commenting too much.

Your name will come up within the same website more than once, which is not natural.

I have that exact problem right now, I asked for a few different comments on different posts yesterday, but now I have 3 or 4 people that commented on more than one of my articles.

I am now kind of in a delicate situation. I don't want to disapprove a quality comment, but at the same time, these persons are already in my comments on another post!

I just left them there "waiting for approval" until I figure this one out!

Also, this is all brand new and should settle down eventually...
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neilc Premium
I don't really know the answer to that. But I'm gonna start spreading my comments across weeks from now on.
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DBlanchard Premium
Same here... it's weird to say but now we have to slow it down 😂
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Zarina Premium
Carson’s latest response: “Asking for comments to be delivered over 14,30,60,90 days is a great option. We will do our best to stagger the comments over that period evenly.”
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neilc Premium
Thanks, Zarina! :)

That's the approach I'm using now because the "24-hour boost" thing had a negative impact on my traffic the day after getting 10 comments.

It's the first time in a long time that my Google Analytics showed a big drop in traffic. I also noticed some posts had even slipped down a couple of pages in Google. So I'm hoping tonight, the stats will return to normal.

I think getting those 10 comments in the space of just 30 mins really didn't sit well with Google lol.
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DBlanchard Premium
Yeah Neil. That is what we kind of thought yesterday, and you have just proven our suspicions. I still have comments that I have not approved yet and I will wait a couple of days before doing so.... Like Zarina said 14,30,60,90 days is a great option...
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Zarina Premium
Yep, Google is smart these days! :)
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neilc Premium
And if that happens enough times, then Google WILL drop our sites like a sack of spuds. Excuse the English expression lol.
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neilc Premium
But still not smart enough to punish the "plagiarists" and "Black Hat" cheaters out there so quickly.
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Carson Premium
We have a solution where you can publish comments to your site evenly.

When creating a comment request. You could for example choose 20 comments over 30 days. Or 30 over 90 days for example.

Many times a publication will be very popular and get tons of comments. Google does realize this so I wouldn’t jump to any conclusions.

Try spreading comments out over a longer period.

Furthermore, you can “approve” your comments at any time.

Finally, many people will approve
20,30,100 comments all at once, its very common. Google does not penalize you for that. So again, a site sinking due to 10 comments is highly unlikely. Consider you sharing your post on Facebook and getting 10 people leaving comments. Why would google not like that? All comments that you get from WA are natural, relevant, and high quality. Google loves new content and loves engagement. They do not penalize you for that.

A drop in traffic is highly likely not related to engagement on your website.
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Zarina Premium
Thanks for clarifying this, Carson! 🙏
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neilc Premium
Thanks for the insights Carson. What you're saying makes sense. :)

Coz my sites have suffered at the hands of Google in the past for various website mistakes, I try to tread carefully.
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DBlanchard Premium
Nice of you to clarify everything up Carson! Thanks!😊
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TonyMonzon Premium
hi Carson,
I think it's a magnificent idea. Not only will we receive quality comments, but also cash credits. Wow! This is going to make our websites super engaging. Once people see comments on articles they like, they're going to want to join the conversation.
Can't wait to start using it.
Have a great day!;0)
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Shannonkamal Premium
So I've been using SC 2.0 for 2 days now and I began with 6 credits that rolled over from the last platform I now have a total of 14 credits but only 7 counted towards my boost


I figured maybe the issue was it was out of the 24 hr. range but thought the counter would start over so I refreshed my screen and it dropped down to 6.

I'm gonna keep writing comments until I see how the meter reacts!


Let's see what happens


Edited:


Just reached priority queue not sure what happened there but anywho I am loving this format.
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Nahumbb Premium
Hi folks,
Have one question with re to the comments platform:
I've noticed that if I write a comment directly on the blog itself and not via the comment platform of WA (the regular old way), As part of my details, beside my name I can also leave a link to my site. But I didn't found how to do that on the WA comment platform... :(
Am I missing something or is it not possible yet?
Thank you in advance.
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JohnCrossley Premium
I could be wrong, but I would hope that when you use an email address that is associated with your website it should use that information - but hopefully someone can confirm it for both of us
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Vickic3 Premium
There is no need to leave your website when you make comments on someone's site Hahum
That is why it is not in the comment thread
I hope this helps
Vicki
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JohnCrossley Premium
thanks Vicki
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Vickic3 Premium
You are very welcome and all the best :)
Vicki
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JKulk1 Premium
You will need to create a gravatar account with a profile picture and your email will automatically go into the comment section. Don't forget to comment on the WA platform and not on the website. Jim
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Jurgen78 Premium
The only time it is good to leave a link to your website is when the website you're leaving a comment on, is in the same niche as your website.

Although it will be a nofollow link, it is still good practice for your link profile. Google likes to see a certain balance between nofollow and dofollow links.

I think the reason why you can't leave a link using the SiteComments system, is that you will be often commenting on sites that have nothing to do with your niche. In that case, you should not leave a link to your website, as this is not good for your overall link profile.

Hope that makes sense a bit ;)
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JKulk1 Premium
I assumed he was talking about an email link. Maybe I'm wrong.
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Nahumbb Premium
Hi Jurgen, thank you for your answer.
Indeed it makes perfect sense to me know.
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Shannonkamal Premium
I was wondering about a way to find out when a reply to my comment if any was made? Often times I would want to hold some sort of dialogue about a topic but don't know how to get back to the site without bookmarking and going back to check.

Any help would be lovely!


Thanks In advance for any help offered :)
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BrigitteB Premium
Hi Shannon

If you are referring to the comments here on the WA blog you can get email notification if you've opted in for that.

If you are using the site comment platform to comment on posts then they are listed below where you write your comments. There's a link to the post you commented on so you can revisit/check if you got a reply.

Outside of the site comment platform, I've noticed most sites don't use a plugin so users can opt in to be notified when they receive a reply. So as far as I know the way you're doing it is the only way to keep track.
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Shannonkamal Premium
Hey thanks for the rely,

Well yeah I figured we were talking about sitecomment sooo uhm yeah.. Ok so pretty much the comment history is where I go back to check for a reply?
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Zarina Premium
Correct.
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BrigitteB Premium
That's right. :)
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Shannonkamal Premium
thank you
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Shannonkamal Premium
thank you
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Jazzy317 Premium
I really like the upgraded comment platform. Many times when people would "like" to make a comment, they aren't sure what would be most helpful to the writer. When offering a comment on an article, you want to make your comment meaningful to the writer. Such as, "could they expand more on their topic?" or "maybe you can suggest a website the writer might go to double check facts."

I'm very excited about using the new SiteComments 2.0!!
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merlynmac Premium
I'm really stoked about the new Site Comments system but I have a concern.

I've updated my interests, removing family, kids, babies, etc. yet I still get this to review:
"best-baby-strollers-of-2018-there-is-something-for-everyone"

Even when I say I'm not interested I get it right back. Now we can only say I'm not interested so many times before we break the limits so how do I fix this?
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duplex2128 Premium
Yeah, I've had similar situations as well. I'm not sure how to fix it. I usually get the same site over and over after clicking 'Not Interested'. Eventually, I stop and come back later.
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Nahumbb Premium
Hi Carlson, great improvement to the platform!

I love the idea for getting paid for the effort of commenting.
I have limited time for my wa project each day, which splits between completing my training, working on my blog, commenting on others blogs and giving feedback and engaging here with the community. With the new upgrade, commenting is going to get a larger slice of the pie.
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Freedomseekr Premium
Thanks for the update Carson!
Wow, these changes all sound like great improvements to Site Comments...I'll definitely have to check it out when I get a chance to do so since comments are something I've been needing to add on my own sites as well. Sounds like a win win situation for all involved, so I'm looking forward to checking it out soon!

Thanks again, Carson, for all the hard work and continuing updates you guys do here at Wealthy Affiliate!

Best wishes :) ~Sherry
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Carson Premium
You're welcome Sherry, we're really excited about the initial feedback and how the platform is delivering more comments than ever before.

Quality is way up
Volume is way up

People are getting the best comments ever and we could not be happier about that :)
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Bald Eagle Premium
Fantastic feature and great way to reward those who leave comments.
I have used it and learned from the last version to be wary of where I placed my comments as on a number of occasions I went to great lengths to comment only to find I had submitted directly to the site and not through the WA platform. The end result being that the comment was received but I never got the "credit" for it. An easy mistake to make.

The only issues I have with these requests for comments is on occasion I have come across badly written content that should be pointed out for the benefit of the WA member who owns the site. I have just found two such posts but have no idea who the members are and I cannot PM them.
In both cases there were no names in the "About" page so I had no way of tracking them down and sending them a PM.

The alternative is to let them know in the comments and that would probably result in the comment not being approved and hence negatively impacting my rating.

The solution is to have who the article is written by or at least some info on the "about" page.

Hate to be negative folks - only trying to help
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Carson Premium
Hi Lawrence, in the case where you may want to leave a comment for the author of the content, you could do so directly on their website - this would not count negatively against your SiteComments statistics and usage. I'm sure the user would greatly appreciate feedback like that posted directly to the website.
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tommo1968 Premium
Been on it today and it seems good although I have to question the ability to be able to pass on certain topics.

I have said yes to all the categories but today I got 4 posts I didn't feel comfortable commenting on. 3 were about penile disfunction and one on a horny granny. I think they were under health topics.

The 3 came in a row so my percentage is now about 55%.
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Carson Premium
Hi Mark - use the "Report Site" feature and choose "inappropriate" as the option. This is not a case where you would want to say "Not Interested". If you feel it's not appropriate and others may feel the same way, then report the site.

Numerous reports with reasons of "Inappropriate" or "Adult Content" will cancel the request, and if enough negative reports are received then the website may be banned from the SiteContent platform.

Carson
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Zarina Premium
Lol, 4 posts of that kind, "lucky" you!

I think I know which site is on penile dysfunction and I don't think it's a site that's considered "inappropriate" but horny granny? That definitely sounded more like porn.

Alternatively, I think you can use an alternative email with different name (and no photo), to avoid "skip rate". But yeah still, doesn't mean you'd be comfortable commenting on such posts.
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Hudson Premium
Hi there, thought this was a great idea so off I went to write a comment. Viewed the web site wrote the comment and clicked on the submit comment button - on my iPd Pro - nothing happened. Tried again same result. Nothing - not surprising. Copied my comment and sent it to myself. Went to my laptop and logged in, copied in the comment from the email and clicked on submit button. And it worked. Could you please look into this or shall I submit a note to Support? Thanks, Hudson
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Carson Premium
Hi Hudson, we'll look into this issue on iPad Pro, will test this out and see what we can find and get it fixed if there's an issue. Thanks for reporting :)
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MrKent Premium
a question about the whole "20% or less skip rate"

I clicked "not interested" for a website, but then after a few rotations the same website comes back again. I'm still not interested cause I don't know anything about the topic. But I have to click "not interested" again, so does that increase my skip rate twice for the same website?
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DP78 Premium
I am guessing there are still many bugs that need ironing out. All the sites I'm getting now are foreign which means I can't comment on them. I am not sure if this is bug or not
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MikeMahaffey Premium
I read that it does do increase your skip rate, and that seems to be bad news. I guessing it's something they will straighten out soon.
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sgregcrx Premium
I also Just had a Website that was down! I reported it for that reason and it still came up, and the only way to move on was to click the "not Interested"

I am also showing a solid 100% on my Skip percentage despite probably skipping around 50% the meter doesn't seem to budge?
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MrKent Premium
I only skipped 1 out of 5 and currently it's showing 100% skip rate for some reason
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DP78 Premium
I have reported this to site support as I think it's the same for most people at the moment. Its showing 100% from the beginning and not updating
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Kyle Premium
At a certain point you cannot keep clicking "skip" for the same article, as there is a certain priority queue and if people are next in line, eventually there will come a point where they won't be bumped.

This is to prevent people from cherry picking, you can still do it, but if this something that becomes habitual you won't earn status within the platform.
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Carson Premium
Hey Kent, yes as Kyle Mentioned above you can only skip so many before you are going to be displayed the same articles. You can wait until those articles are cleared out - but this is in place to prevent those skipping through too many. When you skip an article, the user who requested the comment has had one of their "Displays" taken up, and we need to ensure that this doesn't happen at a high rate - this was one of the major issues with the old system.
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Reaghost Premium
I really really want to use this, as it looks amazing! However the last time I checked it out, I left a few great quality comments for other websites - but when I went to request comments on my own site, the system told me I don't have a website... and there didn't seem to be an option to connect mine. Is there any way to use site comments with my self hosted website, or do I need to transfer hosting to WA? (Is that even possible...)
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JohnCrossley Premium
to use the site comments feature you will need to have website hosted at WA, as that is how it works.
you are able to transfer your domain to WA.
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Reaghost Premium
Okay, that tells me how to transfer the domain to WA... but that's not hosting. Does the site need to be hosted here as well?
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JohnCrossley Premium
sorry, yes it does
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Give It A Go Premium
Hi Carson,
Once again you guys have hit the nail on the head in your many improvements. WA has always been fantastic but you keep coming up with new ideas to improve it anyway. Thank you so much for all your efforts. You make us all proud and show us what an amazing company you are as a result. I'm sure this new system will move everyone even more forward with their SEO efforts.
Ange
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Jurgen78 Premium
Great news Carson, I went right on it to try it out, as the last few months it could take up to 2 days before I got a requested comment. I requested a new comment and within the hour I got not one, but two high-quality comments!

I do think some tweaks to the algorithm is required:
My interests are automotive, entertainment, gaming and music, but I'm only getting pages about IM, Health, something with candles and even a Spanish website.
Also, the pages that I skipped, because I can't give a quality comment on a specific topic keep coming back, which is not good for my skipping rate.
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halinphilly Premium
What a coinkydink! I was just thinking about site comments a few days ago... how I hadn't left or requested any in a long time, and how I needed to take a few hours and leave some comments as well as site feedback for WA members. I'm going to do this today. Looking forward to exploring the new 2.0
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tommo1968 Premium
Great new features. I had been a fan of sitecomments several months ago when I increased my comments from 300 to almost 1000 within several months.

Then the delay in getting comments was increasingly slow. I usually pay for them and I also had a lot of site feedback instead of the required comment meaning i had to disapprove quite a few. So not only was it taking a long time they were not even comments.

I have been waiting since Kyle mentioned that the 2.0 version was coming and now I'm psyched that we have the ability to get comments flowing in again.

I have already been playing around with it giving a few and requesting a few. WA rocks!
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neilc Premium
Holy Smokes, this thing SERIOUSLY works!!

This morning I qualified for the 24 hour "Turbo Boost" and got 10 quality comments in the space of just 30 minutes!!

This is the fastest time I've received comments, EVER!!

At this rate, my Google rankings will also go into turbo boost mode lol.

If you haven't used the new updated SiteComments yet, I encourage you to start right this very second. You'll be pleasantly surprised.

Cheers Kyle and Carson, you guys certainly overdeliver with the AWESOMENESS!

Neil
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terrycarroll Premium
Excellent Carson This is a great boost to encourage commnting on posts and will give all of us the dual rewards of receiving meaningful comments on our websites and being able to earn both money and experience in reviewing other members' sites and posts.
Thanks to WA for yeat another great innovation.

Terry
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Stella741 Premium
Hi Carson, I used this yesterday and put 10 comments up for other WA sites and the response was definitely very thick and fast.

I spent almost an hour responding! Much, much faster than the old Site Comments.

Since I use it quite a lot, it definitely makes a huge difference in turnaround from request to reply and approval.

Thanks a lot!
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Pernilla Premium
Thank you so much Carson for this exciting innovation! What an amazing adventure it is to be a part of WA!

I so very much appreciate how you and Kyle act and react upon the communities requests and wishes. That's what make a successful company, you two are great role models.

:-) Pernilla
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DCarpenter1 Premium
Thank you Carson & Kyle
A great upgrade, to one that I have not used previously.
I just need to get active & learn so much more. I have been in a "holding mode" & not progressing as I know (with all the support here at WA) I am capable of doing.

Denis
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Kruss456 Premium
Great news! I will be checking that out ASAP. I have little experience in leaving comments. I need to learn how to do this with some degree of integrity and discern what is acceptable and what is not. I have a feeling I will be spending a great deal of time on Site Comments but it will be worth it as I love to write and I would be honored to be a Certified Commenter.
There are so many avenues to take here in WA that are helpful to both the giver and the recipient. Thank you for that. It is a great incentive to achieve and it builds self-confidence, too.

On my way to Site Comments,
Karen
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Oscar19855 Premium
Great update! I was not very happy with SiteComments in the past few months, because it took longer for my comments to come in than when I started out at WA.

I spent an hour and a half tonight to write comments on all kinds of websites. That was a nice experience again.

Many thanks,
Oscar
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jweldon1 Premium
I like the idea of giving feedback or engaging with someones work but I do think all four options to ask of someone to give their full attention and answer all of the options is overwhelming. The reading the details of the whole website and then giving the whole comments in all four options after having a day job that never ends. I try to work on my own sites content and still learning the task of training I think is a strain on my end. I have already given 2 feedback on 1 or 2 sites in which I spent a lot of time just getting the site read it was quite lengthy then giving feedback it does take more time than I can give. No disrespect but I would like to take on 1 option for feedback. I do think it is important thought to give authenticity to a site or authority....your the greatest Carson!
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Defiant6 Premium
Oh my gosh!!! THIS IS AMAZING!!! You can earn money with SiteComments now, but I definitely understand you have to meet certain criteria for that and you also have to be certified which I think is a great idea.

I also love now that you can request the type of comments you're looking for so this will now hopefully reduce the type of comments that don't offer engagement or has nothing to do with the topic/post at hand or stop getting those comments where people talk about the website as a whole and not the specific post. I'm excited to start using SiteComments more and my aim is to definitely become a certified commenter so I can start earning some cash that way :)
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MrKent Premium
Im so excited about being able to earn money with SiteComments.
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Cheezy27 Premium
There seems to be something wrong with the submitting system, the text box starts to stretch downwards for no reason and when pressing the button it shows tons of JavaScrypt errors and I'm guessing it's not properly sending it to the database.

I suggest you solve this problem as soon as possible.
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DGArchitect Premium
I think this is a great step forward in cutting down on the wait time. I noticed that some posts weren't getting any comments at all. I would like to see a bit more focus on the quality of the comments as well, so that you don't have a ton of very short comments being made. Some reviewers will give feedback on the thread only, and not on the actual blog post website comments section. It needs to be made more clear that positive and topical comments should be given on the actual blog post, and reserve the more critical and technical comments for the Give and Take thread. In order to gain more social interaction points on our website, we need more interaction in the comments section of our blog. I'm hoping this can be a factor in the ranking.
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Abledragon Premium
Hi Carson,

The new comments system looks great..!

I have a question:

On the old comments system my analytics showed that all the comments on my articles from WA members came from the same URL - which was the URL of the thread.

This raised an alarm for me because the search engines would see that and may assume that I'm part of a blog comments network - which, I guess we are - and penalise our sites as a result.

Already, posting articles with links to WA on Google+ results in an immediate rejection (classed as spam) so my question is: with the new system will comments all come from the same WA URL..?

Many thanks!

Martin.
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jvranjes Premium
Could you show this with some screenshot? Where exactly in analytics you see this?
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Abledragon Premium
Hi there,

I've uploaded two screenshots that you can view:

https://www.abledragon.com/images/Comments-coming-from-the-same-url.jpg

https://www.abledragon.com/images/Comments-coming-from-the-same-url.jpg

I trust i won't get zapped by the spam police since these links are going to two images in response to a question..!!

Cheers,

Martin.
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jvranjes Premium
Thank you. Indeed this needs an explanation from the designers of the system. I would not use it if it is visible to Google.

Where is this screenshot taken from?
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Abledragon Premium
From my analytics tool (Statcounter)

Cheers,

Martin.
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jvranjes Premium
Thank you. Good tool.
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Loes Premium
Hi Martin, I see in the screenshots that these comments come from the give and take comment thread, not from the credit comment feature. It is indeed a very interesting question from you, how the comments are registered from the credit feature, and if it will harm our websites in the long run, I hope that Carson can give an answer on this
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Abledragon Premium
Yes, that's correct re the thread those comments come from - I apologise for not being clear in my original question.

Cheers,

Martin
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Loes Premium
I have checked the source on Google analytics get as result 11 direct and 2 from my.wealthyaffiliate...
I received 9 comments on this post
I can not find where the direct source comes from
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Abledragon Premium
Hi Loes,

Yes, unfortunately all the analytics systems that I've used (including GA) have inconsistencies in the way they report stuff. They're best used for trends rather than day to day hard numbers in comparison with other sources.

I like Statcounter for some aspects and GA for some. For me, GA has become over bloated, so while I do use it, I usually rely on Statcounter for quick answers.

Cheers,

Martin.
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Loes Premium
Can you check any URL on Statcounter? Or is it website related only? Can you check my URL too?
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Abledragon Premium
Hi Loes,

No - you have to open a Statcounter account, set up the tracking project and insert the tracking code on your site before you can see the stats. In that respect it works no differently from GA.

Cheers,

Martin.
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Loes Premium
Thank you for your quick response:) Has Statcounter a free to use starter account?
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Abledragon Premium
Yes...
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Carson Premium
Hi Martin,

Comments stay inside the WA platform until you approve them. They then are inserted directly into your database. Google has no idea where they come from, origin is irrelevant. The comments are submitted to your website then approved just as you would approve them if they came from someone submitting the form on your site. Google isn’t privy to this process.

Comments do not come from any URL at WA.

Carson
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Loes Premium
Thank you for this confirmation Carson, I was a bit worried too
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Abledragon Premium
Hi Carson,

Many thanks for that explanation - sounds like an excellent process!

One clarification, though: As my site is not hosted on the WA platform, I assume this process will not work (for my site) because there is no link between my site and the WA platform.

Assuming that's correct, then I'll need to do a workaround by copying the comment details and manually adding them to my site.

Cheers,

Martin.
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jvranjes Premium
I am puzzled with two things.

1. The screenshots which you show in the links above are about already approved comments, right? Nevertheless, they still contain the information about the source from where the comment came. It appears that this information is permanently registered. If your tool registers this, then Goole will as well.

2. The screenshot shown by Loes shows comments coming from SiteComments thread, which is different from your own comment source. Now, these comments are also approved (if not Loes may correct me), yet Google Analytics detects the origin of the comments, and this is the WA.

So this all appear to contradict what Carson claims - that the info is lost once when the comment is in your site. It appears that Google HAS the idea where the comments come from. This is registered as a permanent info. So how come that you are satisfied with the answer? What did I misunderstand?
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Loes Premium
I am going to correct you Jovo, the screenshots that I have are saying 11 direct links and 2 my.wealthyaffiliate.com referrer links

I received 9 comments via Site Comments, I assume that those are in the direct section
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Abledragon Premium
The links I showed in the screenshots came from the give/take comments thread, not from the original site comments module.

It was my mistake for not being clear about that initially.

Carson's reply says that once the comment is approved by the requester, the WA system applies them directly into the requester's WP database, using the profile information that WA has for the commenter - e.g. email, website, name.

As it is a direct database insert from the system, it is not coming as a result of someone visiting the front of the site from a URL and making the comment, so the search engines won't see any consistent links back to WA.

(At least, that's my understanding of his comment..! I hope he corrects me if I'm wrong..!!)

That was why I asked him the supplemental question: my site is not hosted on WA so I cannot receive comments in that way. However, I could manually insert the comments into my site's database in the same way the WA system is doing for sites that are hosted on WA.

Cheers,

Martin.
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jvranjes Premium
Understood.
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jvranjes Premium
OK. Thank you.

They should remove the give-and-take comment thread, it may be harmful.
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CLandi Premium
I am mad. I looked at a website called LaunchSA: 7 reasons ...
I wrote a lengthy comment, and tried to submit it, and wasn't able to do so. I am putting it here because it deserves a comment.

Tiffany, I looked at your website, and found it to be very interesting. You have some very interesting business topics, and I wish I had the time to take advantage of some of your offers. BTW, I didn't list my website because I have no content in place yet. I see that you have WA listed as one of your business opportunities. I am a member of WA , and I have committed myself to learn everything they teach me. That means a lot of reading, and watching videos that will help me to succeed in putting my business idea into action. I have to admit that have you several subjects that interest me, and for that reason I am going to keep you in mind for future use. One suggestion: proof read everything you write. As I was reading your site, I noticed that you spelled "their" when you meant "they're" ( they are ). I proof read my comment, and saw that I left out a word. Good spelling shows your intelligence. Other than that, it's a nice website. IMHO.
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MiaL Premium
Hello - sorry it didn't work for you. I did want to let you know that the comment you pasted above seems more like site feedback than a comment.

For example, when you suggest that she proof read her work - this is not really for a comment. If you are wanting to leave a comment on a website and see grammatical issues, then you might want to PM the member about it rather than leave it on their website.

It also doesn't make sense as a comment to talk about you not listing your own website because you have no content in it.

I personally wouldn't want to see a comment on my site that suggested I need to proof read it.

Please take this in the spirit that it's intended - to be helpful. I don't want you to get your comments declined on the new comment platform.

Cheers
Melissa
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CLandi Premium
Melissa, thank you for your comments. and the like. I know that all suggestions on WA are for the benefit of all of us. You taught me something I didn't know.

Chuck
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RTA Premium
Yippee! The days of my waiting is now over.

I am actually longing since I became a premium member of WA in 2016 to have the SiteComments be upgraded and make it a little bit more driving and energizing.

To be honest, the previous SiteComments is lacking fire on itself. But today, the improved SiteComments 2.0 exceeds more than what I expected.

Not only that you can now get comments faster than before but you can also be rewarded with cash credits if you will become a Certified Commenter. For me, that is more than enough! It's the true spirit of generosity and give-and-take relationship.

I do believe that SiteComments is not dead. Let us pave the way to the new outlook of SiteComments 2.0.

Thanks to Kyle and Carson and the rest of the team for giving attention to our concerns about SiteComments.

Cheers!
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Zarina Premium
I already checked it out and commented, I LOVE it Carson! And now I see that there are more incentives than I thought, how awesome is that?

You guys don't cease to amaze me, every time new, pleasant, bigger surprises 😍

And honestly, SiteComments are a great way for newbies to make some cash while learning.

I remember when I started my journey, I was excited to create WA tutorials to make extra cash but unlike being a Certified Commenter, first I had to be a Premium member of the community for 3 months.

Thank you!
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Stella2 Premium
Thank-you Carson for the info, and for the new design.

I tried it out today by asking for a comment on two different posts, then I gave 10 comments to see how it would boost.

Within a short time after I finished the 10 comments, I received great comments back on the two requests. Plus I received an extra comment on each of my posts. Awesome!

My first experience with it was positive for sure. I'm looking forward to using it regularly.

Thanks again to you all!
Stella :-)
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marycmiller Premium
I Carson, this sounds great. To date I have not used SiteComment because I didn't think my site was far enough along to warrant comments yet. I f I go into Site Comment can I take part even if I am not submitting my own website until I feel it is ready.

Thank you for the updates to the platform, it sounds great and I am sure I will begin in the near future using this feature again.
Mary
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Carson Premium
Hi Mary, every comment that you leave will earn you a WA community credit which can be used at anytime in the future to request your own comments. So, offering comments now is a great idea so that when your site is ready you will have a bunch of credits to put towards your own requests!
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MKearns Premium
Thank you, Carson. I am so saving this. I love the features. Ideally, I 'd like to see a Quora-style selection of comment topics I think this would even rock further! The "my interests list is a great first step. I'd like to type in areas like alternate history or cosmology. While not mainstream they generate a lot of passion and interest for me in Quora!
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DBlanchard Premium
Hi Carson,
To me this is more than an update. It should be called "The new SiteComments" since it's way more than what it used to be.

The best part about it is the incentive for everyone to participate and benefit from it, and even earn money with it!

Like you mentioned in your post, engagement, trust, validity, and legitimacy with our website content, plays a huge role in the world of SEO!

This "new" tool will give everyone that want to use it a great opportunity that we cannot get anywhere else but here!!!

You guys keep on amazing me every time you come out with an upgrade. Like I mentioned earlier in a post, you guys keep the ball rolling all the time!

Thank you for being such great leaders!

Cheers ! 😃

Denis
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Jim-Bo Premium
Awesome upgrade!

Is there a way to integrate sitecomments 2.0 with sites which are not hosted within WA, Carson?
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shaishmu Premium
Well, this is insane!

I started to use the site comments two weeks ago, and I have to say that it is AMAZING.

I can't wait to post more helpful comments in order to get some for my own posts.

But for some reason, when I am asking for comments It takes a really long time, I hope that from now on it will get better because I'm definitely going to get the Comment Boost!
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Carson Premium
You should most certainly get your comments faster with the new platform, it was one of our main goals with the new platform! Let us know how it works out over the next couple of weeks!
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Jim-Bo Premium
any chance of integrating sitecomments with non-WA hosted sites, Carson?
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MinaKim Premium
This is good news. Great way to get incentives as well.
Thanks!
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Hackerist Premium
Thanks Carson for the upgrade and your detailed explanation!
Tom
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Carson Premium
You're welcome Tom, let us know what you think about using the platform the next time you request or offer comments :)
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cheffinchic Premium
This is awesome! Thank you so much:) I'm really excited about the comment boost. I really like that there's also going to be pop up reminders for us as well. The certified commenter status is something I'm gonna strive for. Thanks!
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Carson Premium
Great stuff Jennifer! I think that the reminders are going to be a big deal in terms of getting comments fulfilled. It's just so easy to forget once you request a bunch of comments to go back and offer some - it was a hurdle that we're looking forward to overcoming :)
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neilc Premium
The new updated SiteComments is AWESOME! After using it today, it's just the boost we needed - especially the 2 incentives ;)

However, there's a problem I encountered which could ruin members chances of qualifying for "Certified Commenter".

I came across a few sites that I was forced to skip because one post wasn't even published in English.

And then there were posts that requested me to share "personal experience" which I had none of. For example, I came across a post on breast cancer which I couldn't add any insights on.

If we get enough sites like these that we have to skip, then the percentage rate is gonna be higher than 20%.

It's saying that my skip rate is 100%, which could prove difficult to lower.
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Carson Premium
Hi Neil,

Yes, we're aware of website not in your language and for those you can "Report" the website. A website Report can be used once in a while to get around such instances. However, we do track website reporting so that it does not get used as a loophole to skip to the next without a legitimate reason.

If you find non-english websites, you may report them to us - we'll update our platform to add "language" related reason for reporting.

Sometimes you simply need to skip because you cannot answer but the more that you DO answer, the more room you will have to skip while remaining at a low skip rate.

A skip rate of 100% when you've only viewed a couple requests is very easy to overcome by submitting a number in a row. Certified commenters have the ability to offer relevant comments on a wide range of topics, and it's something that many folks will be able to achieve.
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neilc Premium
Hey Carson!

OK, thanks. Never knew I could report foreign content. But do see how the report feature could be abused.

It's great to know that we can still lower our skip rate. I thought it was gonna be a jail thing that we couldn't escape lol.
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TDomena Premium
I love how Sitecomments provides an incentive for behaviors that positively influence our businesses! That's a great update and I'll definitely be using it.
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Carson Premium
Great to hear that you will be using SiteComments Tiffany, it's truly an awesome way to spark engagement, trust, and provide you an opportunity to offer more insight within your replies to comments.

Comments are just as important as the main content, so use them as a platform to add relevant info and grow your article. Content that is continually updated with relevant content will remain evergreen in the Search Engines and achieve top rankings!
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TDomena Premium
I will definitely use it. Thanks for continuing to update the platform!
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EKaye1 Premium
Its a great update, loving the new look.
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Godsmack12 Premium
Definitely rockstar I really like it and think it's going to be a homerun.
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Carson Premium
Thanks David, we're already seeing a huge improvement in the comments being offered, approved, and consequently requested. We're super excited over this one!
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mechidor Premium
The site comment is beautiful! Thank you!
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Carson Premium
Glad you like the fresh UI (user interface) Daniella!
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