I just need to bring it to your attention.

Last Update: January 17, 2018

Hello WA friends and family. (I say that because this feels like a family) I've been here about four months now and I've learned an incredible amount during that period of time. Thanks to an amazing training course, all of these great tools and especially this community. I actually feel I'm going to make it and reach my goals. I could probably be going a lot faster, but being a former teacher, I believe that you need to learn the basics well before moving on to the more advanced stuff. Of course for me, it's all pretty advanced, but that's neither here nor there, suffice to say, I love it here.

I do have an issue that I feel I need to address. I've been making comment on a lot of your posts and getting some really good ones back, most of the time. I always read the post and any existing comments from people who were there before me. It bothers me to see feedback on these posts instead of comments.

These comments go out on Google, or other search engines. Potential customers read them. The search engines take note of them. THESE COMMENTS HAVE TO PERTAINE TO THE CONTENT OF THE POST!!! Telling someone there post looks good can only hurt them. Criticism is for "Website Feedback". I'm not the complaining type but it's just a waste of time to give someone feedback in the comments area. The just have to be disapproved. So please, when you are leaving comments on these posts, do it right. Don't just say great post or I like it, it looks good. Leave a comment about what the post is saying. Ask a relevant question or two. These have to appear to be coming from a customer.

Some of you affiliates need to review your comments and remove some of those that are just "feedback" It takes away from the value of what you have written and potential customers will look at it and think it's staged and will begin to wonder about the rest of them. They can only hurt you.

Now I'm not one who normally complains, but this can affect all of us. So, let's be more careful about what we comment about.

Thanks for letting me vent a little. I really wasn't trying to offend anybody. Good luck all and I'll see you at the top.

Don

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JeffreyBrown Premium
You make a valid point, but in other arenas where I've gotten similar types of feedback, it has not negatively affect me. If I was on the outside looking in, then I would be happy to see any comments at all, and would not critique the comments as much as read the material on someone's site--that, to me is the most important thing on the site rather than some generic comments. Just my opinion, of course!

Jeff
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DNicholas Premium
You may be right. I'm no expert by any stretch of the imagination. There are several possible reasons why my post lost ground. But the way I look at it is 1 why take the chance, the idea is to rank as close to the top as possible. 2. The instructions say comments must be pertinent to the post. The instructions say that for a reason.
Like you say, it's just my opinion. Who's to say. I'm certainly no expert. I do appreciate your comment. Food for thought.

Don
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Thanks Don for pointing out the 'pertinent to the post' part, I must have overlooked that one.

Jeff
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DNicholas Premium
No sweat Jeff, if I could remember everything I have read here, I'd be rich and retired. I usually have to go over everything two or three times just to begin to comprehend. Besides intelligent people don't always agree. Life would be pretty boring if they did.
Later

Don.
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KatSchmidt Premium
Thankfully that has really only happened to me once, but I completely agree. Feedback, while always appreciated, should be given through the WA platform, not on the site as a comment. If I have feedback on a site I leave a regular comment (itry toaska question that the author can respond to) and then I send the a PM or tell them in the WA thread any feedback I have for their site/post.
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DNicholas Premium
Thanks, I appreciate the reply. I hope everyone starts doing the same.

Don
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MKearns Premium
Positive feedback is always > comments!
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Nekko26 Premium
Wow, comments affect your rank in Google? Do you know how google knows witch ones are good or bad without meta data and titles or is it different from how google crawls your website?
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DNicholas Premium
I don't really know, but I had 2 comments that were actually feedback and I lost some ground. I removed them.
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