To Everyone Who Uses SiteComments
I forgot to include this screen shot.
I had to point out to someone in the comments who was so high and mighty about being "honest" that this is INTERNET MARKETING not the GIRL SCOUTS. We are trying to get visitors and trying to LOOK GOOD - if your agenda is about "Being honest" well good for you, I hope that works out well for you.
If a person has a website that has nothing to do with me, and I want to leave a quality comment, I am going to stretch the truth and act like I relate to the somehow. Whether its about hunting, cooking, having a pet cat, testosterone levels, I will find a way to include in the comment that I was searching on google for this information and that the person who wrote the article happened to give me just what I was searching for. For a website doing a review on Testosterone pills for erection problems, for example, you would think that has nothing to do with me? I would leave a comment like:
My husband has been having trouble lately in the bedroom and I was searching on google for advice about this when I came upon your website. What a resource of information! I learned that Edamame has Soy and therefore decreases the amount of testosterone in the body, I didn't know this before coming to your site but I also learned that ( Whatever Product They Are Recommending ) would probably be the best choice for my husband because its made with vegan ingredients. I am so thrilled that I found your site and I bookmarked it for later reference, thank you!
When I leave a comment like this, you can best believe the person is THRILLED that I went out of my way to leave a long thoughtful comment like this. They know and I know that I didn't go looking on google for this, obviously because the comment is coming from SiteComments, but it never gets disapproved! Nothing in this comment is true but who cares? It helps our fellow WA member and that is why we really are here, to help each other, not to be girl scouts.
So don't act like if you had a comment that made your content look lame you would approve it to be a "good sport" lol
Maybe you will keep it because you want a higher word count but thats really going to work well when real human beings come to your site and see the cheap comments instead of real ones.
I am looking out for the best interests of my site, not your approval rating. Sorry.
I am a "certified commenter" - so I leave lots and lots of comments on peoples sites. I make sure that when I leave a comment I RELATE to the content, I make the reader look good by pretending whatever they are talking about is something I was actually searching for on the internet. I don't care if its true or not if I really have dog who needs special training ( I don't ) but for the sake of the person who has a dog training website, you betcha I will BS and say I do - because I want to leave a *quality comment*
I have had to disprove several comments for my baby sleep niche site, simply because people were foolish and said something like, "I don't have a toddler, but if I had children this would sure be useful to me" or "My kid isn't a toddler anymore, but I sure could have used this information when she was!"
Why would you say this? Why would you make it clear that you are just passing by simply to leave a comment? Do you know that the average reader who comes to my site is looking for help and information on how to get either their baby or their toddler to sleep. When they read my articles and scroll down to the comments, they are hoping to read the comments of other PARENTS who are in similar situations. This way they can feel better about the validity of this site they are reading. It proves that other parents came looking for this information and found it helpful.
If there are a bunches of DUMMIES leaving comments such as "GREAT CONTENT! THIS WAS A GREAT READ - I WILL PASS IT TO MY FRIEND WHO HAS A BABY" I mean why? Why can't you just for the sake of leaving a quality comment LIE and pretend you have a kid?
Why not ask a question about the content and avoid talking about having a kid if you are so against "lying" for the sake of leaving a comment. I mean, just so you know, NO ONE is going to click your gravatar and look you up as a person and investigate your life online to see if you really have little kids or not. NO ONE is that invested in finding the truth. BUT they will see your comment with your little gravatar picture stating you have a toddler and WOW did this information help you realize that you have to let your toddler cry a little bit when you put them down, etc etc.... I mean ENGAGE and RELATE.... MAKE ME LOOK GOOD
I am sick and tired of having to disprove comments and go on to explain to the person again what I just said here above. I mean I litterally have to repeat myself to some people who just keep leaving the same lame ass comments that do not help me or make my content look good in any way. I don't care if you need comments or trying to get .50 cents here and there
So to prevent this, have common sense and leave better comments. IF you can't relate or can't leave a comment they simply click "I am NOT interested" you are not OBLIGATED to leave comments on anyones site.