I Want More Website Comments!
I want more website comments!
I realize we should use the Site Comments area to receive comments for our websites. In order to receive one comment, we have to give two comments. I understand why this is important. We want to encourage a give and take support system on WA.
But sometimes I give two comments, to receive one, and the one I get is generic and does not speak to the topic of the page or post. So, I have to give two more comments to get one. This means that sometimes I have to give 4 comments in order to get one comment that is relevant to the topic of my page or post. This has been a very slow process for receiving comments in my experience.
I get better comments when the person making the comment knows something about my niche. But many don't. That's the flaw in the system. I know I can disapprove comments, but I hate to do that to someone who is trying to be helpful, but doesn't know enough about a niche area to be helpful.
Since the number of comments we receive affect Google ranking, it seems to me that we need an alternative way to elicit comments for our websites so that we gain more comments and more quickly. We want everyone to be successful. And since comments on our sites will drive better ranking, shouldn't we do everything we can to help one another with comments?
Are we maximizing the number of website comments that we are providing one another? I don't think so.
I may be wrong about this, but I think we are discouraged from generating a WA blog to ask people to go to our website and leave comments. I think the training we received, encouraged us to do this once, but after that to only use the Site Comments section. Am I right about that?
Is there another way we could get more comments from one another? Just think how many comments we could get if we were not limited by the Site Comments guidelines. I truly do understand those guidelines, but I would like another way to get more comments, more quickly.
Maybe, the system could be set up to allow us to ask the WA community once a quarter to go to our site and leave comments, and block us out until three more months rolled by. Something like that.
Or, we have to complete the certification process first in order to gain the privilege of asking a certain number of people each quarter to give us comments.
Or, you get free Site Comments points at certain levels as your WA ranking becomes lower.
As you can tell by the image above, I'm a bit conflicted! Is that image a boy or a girl? Oh, well . . . If you want to tell me I'm crazy, that's ok too! Ha!
What are your thoughts about this?