Making Site Comments - Websites to Avoid?
We complain when comments are not good enough, when they do not address the subject of the article we are asking comments for, and then, you sometimes get this...
Here is a comment I made and a rejection comment to the comment, some guidance from Kyle and Carson, and my final reaction or action...
Notice of Disapproval
Here is the comment, notice of disapproval, reasoning, and what I should do better (?), etc....
Oops, the following comment was not approved by the person that you submitted it to.
"The PepperJam Network name piques my curiosity, as it is rather unusual. I think of food right away for some reason! They do have some big companies working with them, and signing up is easy enough.
As you say, it all comes down to whether or not they will want to work with you. If you are starting out with a website, it is unlikely that they would consider doing that because they want traffic (makes sense). This seems like a platform that is suited for the established affiliate marketer that is already driving traffic to their sites.
Most certainly you can learn to get more traffic using the Wealthy Affiliate platform, and you can also get started with a platform that will likely have vendors willing to work with you, even if you are just starting out. It can take some time to get things rolling with affiliate marketing, but if you stick with it and have good training, anyone can make it.
Thanks for the heads up on the PepperJam Network, I have made some notes in my journal, as there may be some synergies that are possible with some of my niche websites".
The following reason was noted as the reason for this happening.
"Sorry I had to reject your comment. You're basically just repeating what I listed in my article which isn't adding value."
[My Comment: ok...so do not add anything from the post in the comment...check!]
What was wrong?
Quotes from Message I received:
"This can happen on occasion and when it does, you shouldn't be too upset by it. Rather you should consider the reason why it was disapproved and make the appropriate changes to the way you comment moving forward.
A few recommendations that I have for making sure that your SiteComments offered get approved 100% of the time are:
"SiteComments Tip #1: Make Your Comment 100% Relevant to the post
When you are using the SiteComments platform, your goal is to add to the dialogue of the content and to be highly relevant to the content within the post.
If the post is about "how to lose weight fast online", then your comment should be about this exact topic. Ask a question about losing weight fast, offer insight into your experiences within the topic, share an opinion on the subject matter, even do some research and provide some interesting data you find online in respect to your findings.
And make sure you read or at least scan the content of the post. If you don't, then it is going to come across and be very obvious in your comment. The key is to offer quality, you don't need to be an expert on the topic, you just need to engage in the topic itself and leave a good comment.
SiteComments Tip #2: Be Thorough With Your Comment
Remember, the goal here is to add value [subjective concept apparently?] to overall dialogue on someone's website. Read their post, then make your comment based on the material that you read and try to be as thorough as possible with your comment. A comment that is 2-5 paragraphs in length is ideal.
Something that can help is asking questions, sharing relevant experiences you have had, or offering your opinion on the subject. These can all be effective methods that will naturally lead to a much more thorough comment.
Remember the better the comments you offer to others, the better the comments you will receive in return [except in rejection reasons?] (and the higher your rating within the SiteComments platform).
SiteComments Tip #3: Don't Offer Design/Grammar/Site Feedback
Don't confuse the SiteComments platform with the SiteFeedback platform. You are offering people and engaging comment on their post, you are not critiquing their website. Comments like "nice site, you should fix your design, you have a spelling error, your theme is good, etc) are not appropriate.
And of course, if you ever have any questions about how to best use this platform, do drop either one of us a Private Message within the Wealthy Affiliate member's area and we will be more than happy to give you a hand...".
If only I were a super affiliate I would know better than to add anything from the content in the post to my comment's content (?)...
This is not the first time I am adding to my 'stay away from' list for commenting. The list now grows to three I avoid...
The strange thing is that the list only has WA super-affiliates on it - why would that be the case?
It seems they are looking for perfection (or comments that don't mention what is in the content of the post?)...
The reasoning and rather nondescript rationale for this rejection is also a bit flippant IMO...I wish as much time had been taken in making the rejection comment as the time I spent reading that article and making a comment on it...
My flippant note to self: I think I have to reject the rejection... : )
Hmmmm...The word may be 'sanctimonius' I am looking for here...
"A sanctimonious person might think they are holy, but their attitude comes across more like "holier-than-thou." Though sanctimonious people might try to act like saints, their actions are far from pure or holy, which just makes them sound/act like hypocrites..".
Not sure, but no more wasting my time reading their posts, or writing a comment, my time has a value as well...
Dave : )