How to deal with comments that don't really comment on your content?

Last Update: September 23, 2015

Lately I've gotten several comments that aren't bad or wrong, but they don't comment on the main point of my post. The most recent example: the post is about pros and cons of affiliate marketing with a section at the end about WA. But the point of the post is the pros and cons. And yet the comment is about WA...

In such cases I can't decide what to do with them. I don't seem to get more than one or maybe two comments for the 2 I submit and I don't want to give the other person a bad approval rating, but I really don't see the use of such comments. Thay don't add, they look like they are just there for the sake of it and I think that doesn't look good when other readers come to the site.

Any other opinions? or ideas?

I wish there was a way to aske people to edit their comments! :D

Robin

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KatieMac Premium
We have a couple of choices you can either edit the comment or you simply delete it.. it is good quality comments that engage that are needed
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robinjs Premium
Yes! Good quality & engagement -those are the keys.
Robin
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PjGermain Premium
I always err on the side of caution. If a comment isn't helping you with the text, it's going to hurt your SEO IF it's from a weak or spammy website (not only including WA websites here). So, as others indicated, remove it and perhaps explain why.
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robinjs Premium
I agree with all of you. And you gave me the courage to just disapprove when needed. :)
Robin
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PjGermain Premium
happy to help and totally understand! :-)
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NemiraB Premium
I think it is good when I know why comment is not good. You can improve ratings writing more comments. Jut disapprove and explain why you did it.
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robinjs Premium
Right.
Robin
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krazykat Premium
This subject is coming up a lot!
Good luck!
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robinjs Premium
It is!
Robin
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steveo5770 Premium
I reject them and explain why. Don't feel bad about that. People don't understand the purpose of comments yet.
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robinjs Premium
Yes, thank you.
Robin
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