People get confused by the entire idea of getting website comments, partly because they remove themselves from the core concept of “commenting”. A comment is not about getting "more words" on your website, it has to do solely with getting dialogue on your pages/posts that is meaningful and adds VALUE to your overall page.

Today I would like to spend a few minutes discussing the benefits of dialogue on your website and how to work to get higher quality engagement which will only benefit your website. This means better rankings, even more dialogue, and higher converting content.

What is the Purpose of Getting Comments?


The purpose of comments is to create DIALOGUE that adds value your content. Think about it. People are going to read your content (your first goal), but after they are done reading they are going to naturally form an opinion about what they have just read.

They may like your content, they may dislike what you have said. Either way, both can be valuable fire starters for conversation.

Also, folks will often times be left with questions they may have that is in line and relevant to the content. This adds opportunity for YOU to add value to the content dialogue, and for you to provide meaningful answers/feedback to the comments you get on your site.

Comments are part of the social world we live in in the online space and there will come a time where static website content is a thing of the past and simply will not rank.

Why Are They Beneficial to Your Visitors?


Think about the last time you were on a site where it had content you were truly enthralled by? Was it by the actual content itself, or was it because the content was good but there were many comments.

Comments make a site feel active, make the brand feel more powerful, and make the writer some far more legitimate and trustworthy.

Comments legitimize YOU!

The Reason Google LOVES Comments


Google loves quality, comments indicate that the content is quality. They reward sites that get comments as they view ANY site that gets regular activity (ie, their pages/posts constantly getting updated) as an authority site.

But not just ANY ol’ comment will suffice though. There are certain types of comments that you are going to want to avoid.

  • Spam comments
  • Any comment that does not add to the overall conversation
  • Comments that are generic
  • Comments that are irrelevant to the topic at hand
  • Comments that don’t trigger a response from you

These sorts of comments can actually have an adverse impact on your rankings as they are often times duplicate content or will detract from the overall conversation. Google comprehends language (far more than most think) and they are able to determine quality of the actual dialogue.

How to Generate More Comments


So this leads to the common question, how the heck do you get more comments on your website. There are actually many different ways that you can get comments on your site and I will discuss a few of them most viable ways to get QUALITY. Remember we are after quality, as every comment is not equal.

(1) Through sharing socially, encouraging feedback.

Whenever I create a post on my website, one of the very first things I do is share it socially on Facebook, Twitter and Google + (there are of course other social mediums you can share within as well).

I don't just share though, I aim to start a fire in terms of conversation. I am opinionated and sometimes provocative with my supplementary dialogue that I add with each post (see example below).

(2) Through using the “share” posts at Wealthy Affiliate.

At Wealthy Affiliate there is a thread dedicated to getting more comments to your website that you should be taking advantage of. This is a give and take thread and with every post that you create on your website, you should definitely be making use of this.

The Give and Take Comment Thread

Remember when you use this to get more comments though that you need to offer people TWO comments on their website before you ask for one in return. This is what makes that thread work and will lead you to getting more comments on your site.

(3) Writing engaging, opinionated and sometimes controversial content

Naturally by writing quality and interesting content, people are going to be inclined to leave you comments on your website. Typically content that feels "conversational" (as though you are talking to someone personally) will evoke the highest number of comments.

Be interesting, help people, and be opinionated within your writing. The more captivating you are, the more dialogue you will naturally get.

(4) By getting ranked, more traffic naturally leads to more comments.

And lastly, by getting rankings in Google you are going to naturally get more comments. More traffic leads to more comments. This actually has a snowball effect in terms of your rankings though, as you get ranked, you get more comments. More comments, lead to better rankings and more stability with your rankings (less swings).

So if you write quality content from the outset and you work to get a few initial comments within your website, it is only going to benefit you.

A New World of Commenting, Coming Soon!


Although we have a "thread" here for creating comments for your website (through the Give & Take post), we have long sought to create a "platform" that would change the way we communicate through our sites and harness the power of the WA community to offer a mutually beneficially website engagement solution.

We have always believed that the entire process of getting comments on your website and the entire commenting world in general is archaic and heavily gamed. It is still in the black and white TV era!

We are not too far away from changing the game. I am not going to provide any more specifics just yet, but I can tell you that some really exciting and breakthrough changes are coming very soon to members within WA! The world of comments is about to get a facelift!

Stay tuned for more updates and an official release in the coming weeks ahead.

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Thanks for the "Welcome" Kyle. I finally realized what I had been doing wrong with my search for a perfect opportunity on the Internet. I never listened to the people who had done it! I am an old fart, probably in any term of WA, 73 years old and hopefully finally smartened up enough to get "some" success! Thanks Kyle

I learned one thing so a long time ago: Spell-check your work, it makes "your work" look so much more professional!
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Kyle and Carson and the team that works with you...I can't tell you how much I appreciate the foresight and insight you bring to us here in the WA community. Really! There are days that I just have to pinch myself because what I experience is of such quality and value, well, its remarkable! AMAZIING!

The comment platform has rolled out now and its powerful!

THANK YOU!

Linda
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Simoc Premium
Can't wait!
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Kyle Premium
Today SHOULD be the day. Lots of thought has gone into the latest and greatest platform and it is going to be a huge hit amongst all members here.
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JennsTips Premium
Thanks Kyle, I agree with you the give and take is still living in the golden years. I am looking forward to the updates. :)
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stawhu Premium
WOW!. What a dimension to to the sales experience. I am anxious to see what you mean when you say that the world of comments will be getting a face lift. stawhu
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Kyle Premium
Definitely going to be some more "noise" about this next week!
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KashSiam56 Premium
What an enlightening blog, Kyle. I didn't realize the importance of getting comments. What a great blog article,Thanks.
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AlexEvans Premium
This post gives clarity, I like the idea of adding value but also that it is ok to challange and raise issues awesome. Thank you Kyle

Alexander.
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Jozeph Premium
This is amazing, and finally someone nailed down what getting comments is all about, kudos my Friend
I'm also looking forward to the creative changes coming.
Thanks for taking the time Kyle
Have an awesome week
Joseph
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HHerrera Premium
Thanks for this revealing information
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BENJI89 Premium
I have noted down to offer 2 comments for a review of a new post on my website. I understand how this will help I will definitely utilize this generosity. I can't imagine there are too many places that you can ask for feedback on your website to get ranked in Google.
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Kingfisher Premium
This is an area that I need to study more; although, I think I write decent content, however, getting constrructive comments is proving to be difficult.
I'm looking forward to seeing the new comment 'platform'; it's something I really look forward to. As Kyle says, Google always rewards a 'busy' site with better rankings.
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Indi-Em Premium
Thank you for this post Kyle. I really needed this clarification because I haven't been doing this correctly until now. There have been a lot of blogs relating to this subject recently and I appreciate your blog explaining it all so clearly.
Emilie
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Keane Premium
Now this is a post that I love. Thanks for sharing Kyle. I really appreciate it!

Best as always to you,
Keane:-]
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IraR Premium
I accidentally opted out of notifications I hope by commenting this gets me back in. I hit the wrong button.
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Funkydunc208 Premium
Woohoo! Great article, Kyle. This is so very helpful in understanding the power of comments on our sites and ways to enhance the experience.
Looking forward to what you have in store for us.
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farhanrehman Premium
Oh wow!! This is so exciting!! I absolutely value, and treasure comments, as a powerful form of social proof, and have often wanted to be able to leverage better the power of an engaged community to be able to build a solid community of engaged content marketers, supporting each other, and helping to improve rankings.. Knowing how long you've been in the field, I'm excited to see what new innovations you'll be releasing soon.. The one thing with this field, is that there's always room for innovation, and there's never a dull moment, or a lack of opportunity to improve and accelerate the power of the community.. Looking forward to watching that network effect accelerate even further!!
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Kyle Premium
Exactly it is just that, social proof. I find very often that I will skim an article before I thoroughly read it just to see if it has engagement. If no engagement, I tend to naturally give the content less credibility.
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farhanrehman Premium
Absolutely!! Like all the threads in here ;) And the comments and replies.. Quora is a great environment as is Reddit where you can see that mechanic at play.. It also validates the potential value of content.. Something I've been long trying to find ways of doing more of, outside of social platforms, and in owned sites.. Excited to see what you come up with ;)
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MBrownie Premium
What do you mean by the following "Remember when you use this to get more comments though that you need to offer people TWO comments on their website before you ask for one in return. This is what makes that thread work and will lead you to getting more comments on your site." Are we to comment on different articles on their site?
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tommo1968 Premium
I think to get a good response back from other users of the thread the more you put in the more you will get back. Kyle is using TWO as a guide to success. There is work involved and the comments need to be relevant but you will get back what you sow.
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Kyle Premium
It means that when you use the comment thread (the discussion) where you post your website, that you comment on two other websites first before you post your link. This is what makes this program work.
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Darwyn Premium
Thanks for the training Kyle. It makes me feel even more confident that you guys are right on top of the advancement on every level of google rankings. The updates you are proposing to implement on the WA platform will benefit us all so much. Thanks for the effort.
Cheers
Darwyn
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Kyle Premium
We always are and we will be there when any shift happens with a solution. Comments are going to continue to be a big part of their ranking algorithm for a long time, but QUALITY comments that add value to the dialogue. All comments are not alike.
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suetay Premium
Been reading quite a bit about leaving comments on websites recently. Just to clarify, when leaving a comment should I include my website address or will that potentially harm my site health? I remember reading about something like that somewhere.
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tommo1968 Premium
I did a bit of training on how to comment. This page talks about leaving comments.
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suetay Premium
Thanks, Mark.
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68lucky Premium
Hi Kyle,
I am member since last year August, everyday something news to learn in life ,also in WA hopefully we will learned good skills and technique to improve our affiliate programs to increase to the next level of online marketing.
Thanks
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dickw Premium
Hi Kyle,
Really good training. Never realized the importance of comments. Good to hear you are taking it to a new level. Thanks again....Dick
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victorfoster Premium
Which social media site is best to have connected to your wordpress site? Is it better to have one (ie facebook) or several (ie facebook, google+ and twitter)? Do the "likes" and "comments" on your social media sites count towards google rankings of your wordpress site as well?
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ngraddon Premium
All social networks you have an account with. The idea is to create exposure for your site and given you have many friends/family and contacts following you on your social networks you can get to many different people who can help promote /view your site
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lyubomir16 Premium
I just learned how to write comments, I really needed that, I was wondering if I am doing it right, and this post thought me how to do it properly, Thank you Kyle.
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Clarie Premium
This is an example in itself on how to write engaging, quality content. You give so much benefitial training and inspiration to work hard, because you work hard. You promote a clear work ethic through your own. Thank you for this post Kyle. : )
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Timard Premium
Fantastic Kyle, their is always good and interesting material come up, specially at WA. Thanks again Kyle.
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JewelCarol Premium
Kyle, great information and very interesting and yet very practical advice on how to generate more comments, Looking forward to yr wonderful facelift and breakthrough from you guys!! Thanks so much!! :)
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Riaz Premium
can't wait for this platform to arrive Kyle, send shivers down my spine just reading about it. Sharing this on my blog :D
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kingdras Premium
OO better comment platform, that sounds exciting! Thanks for the insightful post.
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jdeen Premium
Very interesting and exciting!
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deos331557 Premium
I am looking forward to the facelift, can't wait to see what you have planned.
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NWTDennis Premium
Can't wait for the facelift.
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Abundant247 Premium
Thanks Kyle! This is a timely post for as I've recently been struggling to "find my voice and purpose" when it comes to writing things and engaging online in general. This blog post and a couple of other things I've stumbled upon have broadened my perspective and helped me get some clarity around this (:
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LChavarria Premium
I agree completely, but when you are starting to write, sometimes it´s kind of difficult to be fluent in your writing, hope one day I could manage it completely.
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Cyrilg Premium
Words fail me! i look forward to what is coming.
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PMakaris Premium
Always coming out with new updates.. Gotta love it! Great post btw. And I agree, I think comments always help to legitimize any new website.
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boucherda Premium
Thanks Kyle
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RaphyAbano Premium
Totally agree on this, Kyle - definitely feeling the value of comments even more now. It also made me realize what mistakes I made in a past blog I ran where I couldn't manage the comments I received. Will keep a note of it for future reference. :)
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Rich908 Premium
Valuable Tips - Thank you
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Shawn Martin Premium
Great post, Kyle. I think yo8u hit it right on the head when you said regular activity leads to authority in a niche.
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ngraddon Premium
I have been posting my blog articles to my social accounts but I have also been writing posts in the social accounts reverting people back to my site. They are posts to sell my website to try to get traffic going the other way.. So there can be a two way street if you wish to spend the time doing so.
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emerald860 Premium
Thanks for that, Kyle! I too, have been a bit scattered about things here. Since it is no longer recommended to write additional articles outside of our sites, I wonder how to engage and promote content on my site. Looking forward to seeing the new stuff rolling out!
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GBay Premium
Nice article, for me I get so rapped up to move on with my coarse's that I fail to ask for or leave comments. I will improve soon.
Thanks for the reminder!!!
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Rochelle1 Premium
This article is arriving just when I need it! Thanks
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Dmorrow Premium
In less than one week I have learned more about the internet than I new before I began my WA journey! Thanks Kyle
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jjunebug713 Premium
The value of offering a better way of getting your site, or blog a step in the right directions Proverb: why does a bird sing, because he has a song to sing
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Rablo33 Premium
Thank you Kyle. I had read that comments add to the activity on a site but hadn't realized their full value. Will work at this.
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Heroba Premium
I can't wait to see the changes and the direction it is going!
Thank you for this update.
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This is very helpful! Thanks for the wealth of information!
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OralC Premium
Thanks very much Kyle. This is very helpful, especially to newbies like me.
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IronSanta Premium
Thanks Kyle. When I first started building my website and got a few comments, I didn't realize that the commenting that was beneficial was that which was posted to the actual website. I was just commenting within the posts like this. Thank you for clearing that up for me, and maybe some others out there too.
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Marcus1978 Premium
Thanks for this, Kyle. You are definitely right. Whenever I read an article that really grabs me, straight away I am drawn down to the comments to see whether people are debating the topic. Often it is the comments section that is the most interesting bit of the article. It's in the comments where people with opposing views lock horns with each other, and that's where things get really exciting.
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SarahAnt Premium
Thanks for this - definitely dome useful stuff here to note!

..... Waiting to hear the news!! Intrigued! :)
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IraR Premium
Thank you for sharing this information Kyle. This blog has been very informative, and I learned something today as I always do everyday with WA.
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houston01 Premium
Thanks!!!!!
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kenomobola Premium
Thanks for shedding more light on this issue. I always thought comments were only relevant to blogs.
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hildacbg Premium
Great post with lots of great information Kyle! Thanks a lot.

I am feeling intrigued..... look forward to learning what you guys are planning to change and improve!
Blessings,

Hilda
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chicago_77 Premium
I am glad to see "the give and take" thread. Even more excited to see the new thing coming our way soon.
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Donnie58 Premium
Hey, Kyle! Thanks so much for this post! Very informative!

It brings a question to mind that I have wanted to ask you for a while now. It has to do with asking for comments at WA for one of my sites.

One of my sites is faith based and I have refrained from asking for comments on it (at WA) because of rule 13 of the anti-spam rules.

Is there any way I could ask the community for comments without breaking that rule? (If not, I understand!) I don't want to be a problem here or offend anyone in any way.

When and if you have time. I know you are extremely busy.

Thanks!
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gmegs Premium
This is great - I can't wait to see the "new" changes !!!
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misscint Premium
Thanks Kyle for sharing that. It makes a big difference when we know why getting and making comments is so important. I will striving to do better with that.
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HarryK1 Premium
Thanks Kyle, for this lesson on comment and the need for them. Looking forward to the advancement of this.
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Sui_generis Premium
You guys never cease to amaze me and THIS is why I have to keep checking my email even while on the road. I sneak moments to respond when people are showering. :-)
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qbwa Premium
Thanks Kyle a comment makes a difference.
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marwil Premium
Thanks Kyle for teaching us the value of comments. I think we all know when we receive a good comment or one that is just so-so when it comes to our own sites. The trick is to learn from that and give other people value one way or another.

I'm looking forward to whatever it is you have for us.
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EduCard Premium
This is something I have been struggling with.
For some reason, I have had people tell me they like my posts and all that, but the few readers that I have now never leave comments in my posts.
I have been uploading a few news per day and making an opinion article once in a while, and even though I ask them to discuss and leave their opinion to get a conversation going, no one does!?
Am I doing something wrong?
(I'm still at the end of Course 2 by the way...)
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tommo1968 Premium
Commenting effectively can build onsite SEO into your blog posts when done with a bit of thought.
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Geoff-n-Jane Premium
Thank you Kyle for the interesting and alarming news concerning the future on website comments.

More than 50% of our comments tend to come out from a place somewhere within. Sometimes we can write a good comment e.g. to a blog, and find ourselves surprised by it !!
It just happens !
We look at each other and say "I don't know where that came from !"

On a slightly different tangent, we would like to ask,
If you want to receive a comment to a new page/post, which forum attracts the most members - the Give and Take Comment Thread section, or, the Create a New Post section?
We have noticed members asking for comments to their posts in both sections.
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Robyno Premium
Interesting post with some great tips, looking forward to the facelift with comments, sounds exciting, thanks.
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CristinaMM Premium
Thank you for sharing this post Kyle! Great article! Now I understand a lot better why comments are so important!
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adroco3 Premium
Oh man Kyle! I am excited to know more about what you have in store for how giving and receiving comments will change!

I am a big fan of providing relevant comments and I love doing so especially because I know it provides the person with something they can use on their site!

Thank you for this blog post and I hope that more people learn how to really pay it forward with their comments with the help of your post above!

Adrian
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solidbase Premium
Thanks for sharing Kyle.
I have two comments :

(1) Give & Take Post. A great facility to get reaction/engagement on your site, and very helpful when you receive constructive criticism or advice from knowledgeable members....
HOWEVER
* The comments from some members sometimes appear to be "hastily put together" without any relevance to your site.
* It is almost as if they feel obliged just to say "something" in order to obtain comments on their own site.
* To me personally, I dont think a visitor from outside would be interested in comments like "Great site" or "Keep going" etc.
* It may serve to make us feel good, but does it really add "substance" to our site ?
* This is just my own take on things and many members will probably disagree with me... So, bring it on !!

(2) Alternative Platform. Maybe I misinterpreted your message above, but an additional facility to get our sites "out there" would be great. If it would somehow present our sites to "the outside world", so much the better.
In that way we will not only gain additional exposure, but will receive comments and interaction of substance and relevant to our sites.
Once again, I may be way off base, but that's my view.

Thank you for your personal commitment in this regard.

-Theuns
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scotrock Premium
I never thought about comments like that before but I will now and will engage in comments
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Loes Premium
Thanks Kyle, is it ethical to add some words to a comment, when you get a "great site" or "well done" only? Does it harm to leave those comments on, or can you better delete them.
Have a great day:) Loes
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dynamicnick Premium
Great article Kyle! I have always believed that comments will add "quality content" to sites!
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PelicanLodge Premium
Thanks Kyle for your article, I have a much better understanding of the importance of blogging in a website since reading your article and of what Google are looking for currently. Change is obviously coming. Regards John
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Everything you are doing is for the well being of all of us. Thanks Kyle, for the upcoming upgrade concerning comments!
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Stephenkfow Premium
Good comments render dialogue and further attract more interaction, discussion and give uplift to contents & yourself. Thanks for this blog.
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informative kyle. thanks for your updates
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giddash Premium
This very informative another Good job by you . I like it. Thanks Kyle
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siamjerry Premium
Thanks Kyle, I am curious to learn more about this shortly.
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Frann12 Premium
Thanks Kyle for the post. For the entire WA community!
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Larry_T Premium
Thanks Kyle, Comments, good bad or indifferent really do help to build better websites.
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Victoriagem Premium
Thanks Kyle, I found your blog very informative, especially to a newbie.
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Christabelle Premium
This is exciting news Kyle! And I look forward to the unveiling of the facelift! :)
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BeckyBluSea Premium
How exciting! I can't wait to see what you gentlemen are up to!!!
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whitsunday Premium
Thanks Kyle. I'm looking forward to the new comments facelift. Meanwhile, c'mon everyone, comment on your colleagues work.
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Inspiration1 Premium
The only instrument in the world of internet is to express and get comments and give comments. This is how we may establish our presence in this space. Once we realize this and put it into practice, we are evolving. Thanks to a leader like you, who is thinking ahead.
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AWHTE Premium
Thanks Kyle i always appreciate someone who talk from Experience and is willing to share
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SridharRay Premium
I disagree that comments are not the way to more engagement.
How a questioning comment can start a meaningful discussion?
How can it draw various opinions?
How comments can create thought leadership?
How comments finally help create new related content?
How comments gives new product ideas?

I believe commenting is a skill. It is a road to right engagement and actions. Thanks kyle for giving me an opportunity.
Now what do you think? :)
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, it is a skill, but one we all have. It is carrying on a conversation about something we are passionate/interested about on your websites. We are all capable of creating wildly successful dialogue on our websites.
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Harrysastar2 Premium
Hi Nicolas, you can always delete comments or websites on your site that you don't want. Go to dashboard, click on comment, go to the comment you want to delete and click on Edit or Quick Edit. You can then delete whatever you don't want in your comments. If you feel the comment is totally irrelevant to your site, just click on Trash or Spam.
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SridharRay Premium
Kyle or others -
did you perceive my questions as curious ones? Or disagreement as origin? Was tone positive or negative?
How did you feel internally first when you read the comment?
A.excited to reply.
B.felt indifferent
C.triggered negative emotion.

I am doing a poweful study on language and psychology and your specific answers are well come and helps me.
Note: I used double negative as a opening sentence. I want you to only read and record your feelings without extra focus on text. First impressions please.
I promise to get back on my conclusions if good sample space responses are registered. Thanks.
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Nicolasganea Premium
I used to use the comment thread, but I would get unrelated comments, and people put there websites on my site that don't relate to my site. ( Food or Food blog)

That would be cool when you change that.

BTW Well put! great post!
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DLansing Premium
Wow, the world of comments is about to be revolutionized by WA! Sounds exciting and I can't wait for this!
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Dgegegegwg Premium
Monkeys trained to comment on our sites?
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rosieM Premium
Great direction....I am often at a loss when it comes to the whole area of 'comments' and how to attract 'quality' comments....you gave a lot of sound advice and thank you!
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SoniaZ Premium
Thanks Kyle, great stuff!
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MarionBlack Premium
Thanks for posting this Kyle, it seems to be a hot topic at the moment. ~Marion
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JJelinek Premium
Just read this post Kyle, and it has prompted me to get involved in commenting !
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ThomasLink Premium
Thank you Kyle, that was very informing, I am doing some posting on Facebook daily on my own and am getting comments from it but mostly from close friends Thanks again for this information
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AzmiJ Premium
Learned something new again today. Trying to write engaging content from now on.
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Awesome! Thanks! I look forward to anything that will help.
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Ipersaud1 Premium
Thanks Kyle,

Very useful info and a good reminder. Looking forward to the updates.
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bstreet57 Premium
Cool! can't wait to see it! :)
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RKSiganisucu Premium
Hey, this is a great post. Thank you very much.
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lewhat7 Premium
Excellent material, Kyle. Now I have idea of how to write comments
that will be highly useful. Thanks a million, podnuh!
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dunbar Premium
thanks so much for all that info I will be using this cheers Helen
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TJRANDO Premium
Great Post and full of useful information that I will continue to put to use. Thanks Kyle!
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tonlip1 Premium
Great information here kyle. I have been struggling to get comments on my sites but you have given me some great ideas. Looking forward to the upgrades!
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sheiladane99 Premium
Sounds exciting. Now I am very curious as to what is coming up next. That was a great article. Giving me permission to be my opinionated self. Wow. Who'd a thought?
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Is there a good/effective plug in to add these share and comment sections to the blog without getting tons of spam? Would love to know the best plug in you would recommend.
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Dan-L Premium
The one we all use that Kyle teaches early in training is Akismet. Go to get new, plug-in and Enter Akismet in the plugin search bar it should be the first one, install. You should also have SI CAPTCHA Anti-Spam go to the plugin search and enter it and hit install. Then when WordPress tells you they have been installed you can activate both of them. They work very well together. I hope this helps, it works for me!
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Thanks so much! That is a paid one though right? I have the free version but I get 200 spam mails a week I have to deal with
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Dan-L Premium
Akismet and SI CAPTCHA Anti-Spam are both available from the WordPress plugin section of your website dashboard you can search for both of them and install. After they are installed activate them and you are good to go. I hope this is what you are looking for. I also hope i did't say it 2 times. LoL:) They both work together very well.
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so it's a paid thing right = to get my API key it asks me to give my credit card and 36 a year
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ah that's where I see I can change options
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Dan-L Premium
Si captcha should weed all of that out for you. Doesn't it?
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Prestones Premium
Excellent! I'm looking forward to your next bit of innovation.

Bring it on!

Dennis
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hanley Premium
Certainly food for Thought, I do scroll the comments.
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NilaG Premium
Kyle, go for it and look forward to your upcoming changes! I've noticed that people don't want to comment and/or engage for whatever reason. I used to have a page on Facebook where try as I might to invite people to make comments and interact very few would actually take the time. I know lots of people were coming to my page for info and education and had a lot of followers but hardly any interaction happening between anyone. I eventually closed my Facebook page and decided to do more interacting on my website because I was beginning to feel silly being the only one doing the interacting. Now that was a Facebook page and not a website but still, people just don't seem to want to take the time to become involved. That kind of describes our society in general nowadays.
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AlexEvans Premium
More to it than meets the eye, thinking you sort of have to look at the over veiw then dig under the surface a wee bit, thanks Kyle you have got me thinking agian.
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welook Premium
Thanks Kyle I'm excited to see the new stuff. I'm glad you guys are looking into the future and see change coming. Hopefully responding before it gets here.... LOL
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CarissaR Premium
This makes sense! If I read an engaging blog post, I'm always sure to scroll through the comments and sometimes leave a reply.
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tedataub Premium
Great post. Very important point that even the negative comments are actually key opportunities to identify customer concerns and address them.
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Integral1 Premium
Hello Kyle,
I am still in the process of internalizing "Affiliate Marketing" and WA so no websites as yet. I like the idea of meaningful dialogue across a wide number of engaged and interested individuals. Couple this to interesting and meaningful content and there quickly emerges a multidimensional dialogue that could become very compelling and drive traffic to ones' website. I am not a fan of "Social Media" and try to avoid it whenever I can. I have neither the time nor energy for some of the stupidity that I have seen. After engaging in conversation with some of the members here at WA though, I have changed my mind and am now looking at social media in a much different light. Sure, there is some nonsense but there is much, much more that is engaging. Thank you for creating this network and I am delighted that it is profitable for you and the WA community.
Thanks again,
Ed
I look forward to more of your thoughts on this topic.
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ngraddon Premium
First step is to get people to look at your website and then you can ask for comments on a particular Post or Article. The challenge for newbies is the first part. Hopefully, with a well designed and thought out website the flow should start and then the skies the limit.
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GeorgeEkman Premium
Thanks Kyle, gives me something else to think about
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bfoist5 Premium
Awesome info, thanks Kyle!!
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BigDaddyFred Premium
Thanks, Kyle:

Your blog has really defined the idea of "commenting" for me.

I am going to make a point over the next few days to comment with intelligence on other's sites.

Thanks again for the informative blog.
BigDaddyFred
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ShanHarvey Premium
omg I can wait for more info. How long are you going to keep us in suspense? i'm exited Muchly
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Kyle Premium
Until the release or very close to. Just working on some final touches here and then we will be putting it through thorough testing before release. Soon enough!
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Speaking of black and white, this is like the old cliffhangers at the movies when I was a kid!
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Kyle Premium
Haha, very similar.
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LargoDi Premium
Kyle,
As a newbie to creating a website, that is very interesting. I didn't realize the effect that getting comments could make to Google's rankings. That is great info to know. Thanks!
Diana
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, it plays a huge part. I have retained rankings for a LONG TIME and they won't budge from 1st or 2nd in Google simply because I have a constant flow of content coming in via comments.

I have some posts w/ comments that exceed 50,000 words. How can another website come in and take authority over that...they simply don't!
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Matu Premium
Excellent guidance thank you
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WestBay Premium
Hi Kyle, Thanks for the comments statement....!
I have seen a lot said here at WA about the same and how upset folk are when they do not get what they expected! no comments on their site.
The good guide lines you have just restated and that quality content plays a large part in the whole game?
Have you got inside knowledge of google workings...?
I do wonder as you seem to know how they work so well...!
I am looking forward to the facelift, and thanks for the dialogue, good share.
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, things like "Great post!" aren't any better than leaving no comment at all. This is a problem and it poses even more of an issue when people start allowing comments like this on their website.

Quality comments and dialogue within posts on ones website is the focus.
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eshollenberg Premium
Thank you for clarifying that.
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GARYPICK Premium
Great information Kyle. I have saved this and will be looking for more!
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TanjaRita Premium
Thanks for sharing this info! I have actually stopped asking for comments as much because many I get are quite generic and a few actually had members post links to their sites that have nothing to do with my post. And then there are those that provide feedback (your site is well put together but you should add social media share buttons).

I even added a plugin that gives people the option to get notified when I reply. I was hoping this would lead to more engagement but it hasn't.

I can't wait for what is coming up!
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, generic comments offer little value to the thread and can lead to sheer frustration when trying to come up with a quality reply. We know this is a drawback to that thread and trust me, have taken this into consideration. :)
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TanjaRita Premium
Awesome! I can't wait till this is launched.
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Daniel DTA Premium
Sweet! I can't wait to find out. :)
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jaytech Premium
Bring it on, I'm all for new features. Wa just keeps getting better and I am so glad to have found it, thanks Kyle and Carson :)
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vikesys Premium
Awesome stuff.
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vin8 Premium
Thanks for the update Kyle.
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777getgoing Premium
How can you leave me hanging like that, that is just wrong. Lol you just left me hanging and not telling the full details.

Okay, I guess I will just have to wait and see what the new comment thread will be like.

This is so exciting and something I look forward to in WA's future. Thanks for all the info about comments.
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Kyle Premium
Sorry about that Evelyn, I do enjoy being cryptic at times! This is one of the many awesome evolutions that we have coming to the platform in 2015. Exciting times ahead...
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777getgoing Premium
Well I'm sure glad you enjoyed being cryptic, cuz you left that carrot dangling. I wanted to read more, but that was it. It sure was cryptic.

I'm happy to know there are exciting times ahead. This is going to be something I'm sure a lot of us will look forward to. Thanks for giving us a very tiny tidbit of info. :)
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TanyaCHA Premium
This is a great news that WA will have a new comment "tool' that will help all of us to rank better. The power of comments is unbelievably strong. Some of my competitors do not even publish new posts/pages for months but they have constantly added good quality comments on their sites that help them to stay on the 1st Google page. So, I was thinking that this is a pretty smart idea: they do not need work as hard as I do publishing new posts/pages every week. They just need to answer to the comments which is much easier than writing the articles.
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Kyle Premium
People often ask why my WaysToAvoidScamsOnline.com site ranks so well even though I am not adding new posts to it every week. The answer, comments.

I am constantly publishing submitted comments with thorough responses, I would say that every week this is far more content than several pillar posts on my website.

It's a big deal and comments yield more comments.
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TanyaCHA Premium
It works the same for the youtube videos. For example, only one good comment helped one of my youtube videos move from the 2nd Google page to the 1st one. Other couple comments keep it on the 1st page for last 4 months. Obviously, it should be a good quality video as well.
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, same thing there. Youtube videos that are of quality will always have a lot of quality engagement because they have the IT factor for video.
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tomtitty006 Premium
It all makes sense Kyle,its just implementing it.
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Kyle Premium
Most definitely, it does take time but as your site gains more and more dialogue it really does start to snowball and the long lasting effects of comments are more than apparent.
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LisB247 Premium
Hi, Kyle, it definitely works, sparking curiosity and dangling a carrot :)

I cannot wait to see this new revelation in commenting. I have felt that it is difficult for people to comment on my site as I do not feel that it relates to too many people here. So your new ideas are awaited with baited breath.

Lis.
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, that is definitely the case with many comments, people don't know the subject matter which makes it very easy to ask questions, offer opinions and ultimately their comments come across being very generic. We have a solution. ;)
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LisB247 Premium
Thank you Kyle, I cannot wait for the launch :).
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boomergp08 Premium
I agree with you on the benefits of relevant comments. One of my Google page 1 position 1 posts has been getting a ton of comments. Though I like the comments from those thanking me for saving them from being scammed, I really love the negative comments I get from the obvious members of the scam I have exposed.

Oh and thanks for peaking our interests in the "new world of commenting coming soon" to WA. Great way to stoke some comments here. lol
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Kyle Premium
Absolutely Rob, when you expose a scam people involved in it are never happy about it. The reason is they have wasted their money on it and they rarely have a refute because they have been brainwashed by the same ol' stuff (a pyramid is no different than corporate America, etc).

Same with owners. It gives you a platform to voice your opinions and to truly unravel the truth about programs, but on the other side of the fence within positive reviews it will give you the ability to address any questions/concerns, allow for testimonials form others, etc. Either way, the dialogue is highly valuable.
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boomergp08 Premium
I value both as long as they are relevant. Though I always make it a point to post at least once a week (on Hump Day, seems like an easy day to remember), there have been some weeks that I would miss adding content because I am busy with my freelance.

But because I normally get 2 or 3 good comments every week on my popular reviews, I'll normally re-index just those posts (Fetch as Google > Submit to Index) after I have made all of my replies. It seems to me that because of just the comment engagement, my website rankings have not dropped, even though I haven't added any new content.
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MarkusSA Premium
Thanks Kyle for reminding us how to use the give and take thread.
Looking forward to a new facelift.
Markus
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Kyle Premium
No problem, I think there are naturally people that like to "take" more than they give but if they understand that the system ticks as a result of giving "more" and leads to way more comments, then it will only improve.
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Meghan021 Premium
Awesome! Thanks Kyle.
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Kyle Premium
No problemo, don't thank me just yet. Wait till the awesomeness is rolled out. lol
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Meghan021 Premium
Got ya! Lol.
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leoemery Premium
You big tease! Can't wait for the update.
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Kyle Premium
Haha, sorry for being so cryptic.
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Alan Hocking Premium
Can't wait! :)
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Kyle Premium
For sure Alan, the way we get comments and the way we comment on others is going to be vastly improved.
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Kathy331 Premium
Excellent, thanks for the clarification, this has been a much-discussed subject lately!
Look forward to the promised changes, I am intrigued now!
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, I have noticed that far too many people are creating beautiful comment but totally missing the boat on engagement. I hope this offers clarity on the importance of dialogue beyond just your initial content.
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ATzortzis Premium
How many times we must thank you Kyle for such a wonderful marketing platform.Updates come and go , safety , spam free community and many more hard to describe everything in just a post..!!

Awesome and I believe there is room for WAY more