Feedback VS Comments. so is there REALLY a difference?

Last Update: July 14, 2015

According to the image above, there is definitely a difference, since it would be superfluous to create a duplication of a great utility!

So, what IS the difference between the two?

It took me a while before I understood the difference between Feedback and Comments and so, hopefully I will be able to enlighten you today and you will be better informed.

What is Feedback?

If you think of a humourous analogy, what happens when you speak into a microphone and the volume is too high, or you're standing in front of speakers?

RIGHT! You'll get Feedback! So you have given out a sound in your spoken voice through the microphone, and now it is responding electronically to amplify that sound so you can hear it louder in the speakers. But if it is too loud, it will certainly let you know in return that something is wrong. Naturally, you turn down the volume and find an equilibrium.

In a sense, this is the same procedure we use when we request Feedback for our websites - notice the sub-heading under the Site Feedback image at the beginning? - it specifically says for websites.

When a person requests Feedback for their website, they need you to give YOUR accurate opinion of the content, the style, the layout, the targeted audience, the quantity of pages, headers, footers, sidebars .... and so the list goes on. But be careful to give respectful constructive feedback that will enhance their site in the end.

Now we come to Comments.

What are Comments?

If you've been following my train of thought, you will know that I will point out that they are specifically for Pages and Posts - see the sub-heading under Site Comments.

A Comment is what you do on a daily basis without even thinking about it. You comment about the weather how fine it is or how cold it is... or you might comment on how well a statue was sculptured. Now the Comments that one is looking for on Pages and Posts are on the subject matter pertaining to the market niche of the website.

These Comments that you provide need to be ones of encouragement and acknowledgement of the chosen niche. They would not be on spelling or grammatical errors, nor would they be on the layout of the website and where you think the sidebar menu should be moved to.

To help you understand the difference between the two, here are related links to Feedback and Comments. Here's hoping you will now understand the difference between the two. If you have any Feedback AND/OR Comments on my blog, you may submit them below and I'll respond to them as soon as I can! :-)

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/how-to-gi...

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/kyle/blog/sitecomm...

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FutureGuru Premium
So what's the difference between SiteComment comments and the "Give and Take" thread comments? Both are comments on specific pages/posts. I've used both. Are SiteComment comments simply longer (min 50 words)?
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TopAchiever Premium
The difference between SiteComments and Give And Take Thread is that:

1/ SiteComments requires you to use WA Credits to ASK for comments on your website - this is typically processed through the WA Platform

2/ Give And Take Thread requires that you give at least 3 comments on others websites and then you can ask for comments on your website.
This on the other hand is applied directly on the WA Member's website for them to approve at their leisure.

Hope that makes sense to you.

Let me know if you need any further assistance.

Regards

Edu
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mtatar Premium
I copied this article so i can refer to it. I sometimes get mixed up and put in feedback info in the comments with out thinking. Thank you for writing this and very well explained to understand.
I also followed you.
Michelle
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TopAchiever Premium
Thank you Michelle! Great to hear that you are able to make a clear distinction now.
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martycanaday Premium
This is extremely helpful. I did not know the difference between feedback and comments before reading this. Thanks!
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TopAchiever Premium
You are most welcome Marty! Glad it all made sense to you in the end.
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PMbaluka Premium
I think that's very helpful Iove it.
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TopAchiever Premium
My pleasure Paul. Glad you found it helpful.
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Yenomym Premium
Great advice TopAchiever. I am following you so thanks for the follow.
Marilyn
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TopAchiever Premium
Thanks Marilyn! Glad you found it useful!
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Graham, I just asked myself this question, typed it in the help box and got your blog with exactly the same heading. A sign from the WA help desk that this would answer my question. It did and agreed with my thoughts on the matter. Thanks
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TopAchiever Premium
Thank you so much for confirming that my tactics are working! :-) Glad you were able to make good use of the information provided. Much appreciated!
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NWTDennis Premium
Another great explanation ... thanks TA.

Site Feedback is designed to help with site development. Page or Post comments are designed to help increase site engagement.

These are very different objectives.
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Marith Premium
You nailed it! Great way to explain it so everybody understand :)
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TopAchiever Premium
Thanks Marith!
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solidbase Premium
Thank you for explaining it in clear, easy to understand terms.
Now there can be no confusion any more.
I have learned something new today.
-Theuns
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TopAchiever Premium
Glad you were able to learn something new.
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Geoff-n-Jane Premium
Nicely put - great analogy.
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TopAchiever Premium
Thank you kindly! Analogies always help to bring home the point. Glad you could glean from it.
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Dinh Premium
That cleared up the differences between the two. Loved it!
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TopAchiever Premium
I'm glad you were able to benefit from it!
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PaulDG Premium
Thanks TopAchiever, great blog defining the difference between the 2, this has opened up my eyes on how to provide both. Appreciate your blog.
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TopAchiever Premium
Thanks Paul for your encouraging comment!
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sallylane50 Premium
Great blog and yes that is how I understand it as well. Giving feedback on websites takes time as you have to go through the whole website and if it has several pages, posts etc it may take up to a couple of hours and if you want to give constructive feedback your feedback answer should be more than 20 words. Cheers
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TopAchiever Premium
Good point Sally! Thanks for sharing!
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DarleneB Premium
You couldn't have been any clearer. Great post.
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TopAchiever Premium
Why thank you Darlene! That's very kind of you to say so!
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Happygirl48 Premium
Hi TopAchiever, very interesting analogy:) Your Blog is great. Please send me a link and I will be glad to give you some feedback. Sharon
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TopAchiever Premium
I understand now the comment you left on the training! ;-) No problem, that's what happens when we work too hard. Maybe you should take a well deserved break!
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gomohr Premium
Very articulate and accurate descriptions of both.
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TopAchiever Premium
Thank you for your feedback, much appreciated. :-)
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pitters Premium
You, sirrah, are living up to your moniker . . . and helping us to be top achievers too :)
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TopAchiever Premium
Thank you pitters! That's the aim, to help each other succeed!
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Mark1957 Premium
What Sarah, Ben and Shawn said below and vice versa!!

Sorry Sarah, I plagiarised your comment...LOLsss
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TopAchiever Premium
Mark, you are so comical! :-)
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SarahAnt Premium
What Benjamin said below...! AND Vice Versa!
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TopAchiever Premium
Hopefully people will finally understand the difference now.
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SarahAnt Premium
Here's hoping..! :)
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NickelSEO Premium
So dtrue. I'm tired of getting feedback for comments.
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TopAchiever Premium
Thus the reason I posted the blog.
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Shawn Martin Premium
Spot on, as usual. :)
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TopAchiever Premium
Thanks Shawn! That's a great following I have from you Shawn! I'm so grateful! :-)
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