Site Comments - Quickie

Last Update: July 13, 2019

This is a quickie blog about, you guessed it, Site Comments.

In the few months I have been active in Wealthy Affiliate, I have seen mixed opinions in regard to the Site Comments platform. Sadly a number of people appear to avoid using Site Comments.

I personally think it is a very useful platform. I regularly leave comments, and enjoy doing so. I am not going to go into how to do this correctly, there has been so much written here about this, you don't need my advice.

What Is This Post About?

Good question. I submit every new post for comments, and have learned so much from the comments left for me. I have also learned how to respond to them, a skill I am still working on.

My last post, which was to do with pet insurance, received 5 great and very valid comments. I only requested 1 comment. From the training here at WA, I now have a chance to practice replying in an engaging manner and leaving relevant links.

Over and Out

So to sum up, Site Comments, is in my humble opinion, another great tool/resource offered to us here at WA.

If you don't already use it, maybe, you should give it a go.

Thanks to the people who left me the great comments on this last post, I appreciate it.

Have a great day

Denise.

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MiaL Premium
I think the revamped site comments platform is fabulous. I generally get high quality comments, and whenever I get a moment I leave comments on sites. I think it’s an awesome tool
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DeniseAS Premium
I agree with you, thanks for your comment, have a great day Denise.
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firstlearn Premium
I have started using site comments after a long break of not using them.
I stopped using them because I was not being approved on valid comments.

Perhaps if those asking for comments were to explain fully why they disapprove them things might be a bit better.

Derek
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DeniseAS Premium
Hi Derek, WA gives us such good guidelines on how to use the platform that I am sorry you have not been approved on valid comments. I hope you are not having this happen now that you are back using site comments. Have a great day, Denise.
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TCH60 Premium
Just today, I had to disapprove of a comment, and I had to give a reason for the disapproval.
In fact, I tried to leave a brief reason, and I wasn't allowed to. I had to add more "content" to my disapproval ;)
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firstlearn Premium
Unfortunately, some people think their blogs are fantastic when they are not, but if you tell them that you get disapproved. I prefer an honest opinion of what is on my websites but obviously, others don't.

Derek
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TCH60 Premium
I think you're referring to website comments Derek.

I was speaking to page comments, where different comments are asked for.

When I first started the "leave a comment or take a comment" platform, I had the 2 confused, and left more of a critique on a page, when I was supposed to leave feedback, comments, or questions.

That comment of mine was disapproved, and at first I was scratching my head - but then figured out the reason for the decline.

All the best,
Tom
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DeniseAS Premium
I have also disapproved 2 comments previously and ended up having to leave a reason, which is fair enough I think. Have a great day, Denise.
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TCH60 Premium
I agree and use this tool as well Denise.

It's a great way to boost rankings, as Google will see activity on our pages and see that we are leaving quality, informative replies.

All this leads to consumer trust in who we are as bloggers/online merchants.

One thing that puzzles me though about requesting comments - we are given the option of requesting the number comments we want on the page we are asking for.

2 credits per each comment request is what I understand, so I have always used 2 credits expecting 1 comment.

I always receive multiple comments, and yesterday's request brought in 6!

Am I not understanding the concept correctly?
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DeniseAS Premium
Hi, thanks for your response. You are correct in your understanding of the credit system, however you will normally receive more comments than your request. Today I received 5 when I asked for 1, normally I get 2 when I ask for one. I presume this is partly to give you a greater choice when you are deciding if the comments are acceptable. Have a great day, Denise.
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RAFStuart Premium
Agree, having to do site comments as part of the challenge have learnt a lot about my own posts and how to reply. Also tend to get more than I asked for.
Stuart
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DeniseAS Premium
Hi Stuart, thanks for commenting, I did not realize you had to do this as part of the challenge. Have a great day, Denise..
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Linda103 Premium
I agree Avril, they are excellent. It is just ensuring that you comment as though you are a regular visitor seeing it via search.
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DeniseAS Premium
Hi Linda, that is so true, and something I try to do when I am commenting. Have a great day, Denise.
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EdwinBernard Premium
Denise, I second your sentiments on Site Comments!

Edwin
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DeniseAS Premium
Hi Edwin, thank you, have a great day, Denise.
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Dave07 Premium
I agree 100% with what you say in your post and also with what Robert said in his reply. The site comments are a very valuable tool (when used as intended) and i have learned much both by giving and receiving comments. I also believe that its been hugely beneficial in getting my posts ranked
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DeniseAS Premium
Hi Dave, as Kyle teaches, comments are valuable to our sites, and this is such a convenient way to get interaction, especially when you have a new site. I am pleased to hear you make use of it. Thanks for your comment, have a great day, Denise.
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JKulk1 Premium
It's not the tool that's the problem. It's how some people use it. Jim
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DeniseAS Premium
Hi Jim, yes I have had a few comments that I was unsure of, but on the whole I have had great feedback. Thanks for your comment, have a great day, Denise.
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Tmgreen Premium
I agree with you on Site Comments. I comment on others to get credits to get comments for my own posts. I have not purchased any credits as of yet. Primarily because I believe in the value of the tool. I do wish more people would use it.

Cheers,
Michael
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DeniseAS Premium
Hi Michael, I think it is like a number of the resources/tools on offer here at WA, it takes time to discover and learn to use them. I head straight to site comments with a new blog. Thank you for your comment, have a great day, Denise.
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Robwarneck Premium
I probably use the site comments more than I should! Kidding! In one week I commented on 50 posts and got certified, during this though I not only learned how to give better comments, but also received great comments. I like you, request a comment on each of my new posts. Yes after fifty, for every two comments, you can earn .50 cents. However I ask for a comment per every 2 credits earned , because by doing so, it has gotten my posts and website not only indexed with google but on the first page of Google and on both Yahoo and Bing. Creating good content, using proper keywords, and receiving comments on your posts , I honestly believe has helped me to be able to rank so high on the search engines so soon for only being with Wealthy Affiliate for just under 3 months. I of course have so much more to learn, but Denise I wholeheartedly agree, that folks should definitely utilize the site comments and the site feedback; I know it has helped me tremendously.

Robert
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DeniseAS Premium
Hi Robert, thanks for your response, I agree totally with you. I only use the site comments for feedback and to give feed back, I never build up points, I use them immediately. Have a great day, Denise.
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