It is quite true that comments and engagement on your blog site can really add value to what you are trying to communicate, and readers can obtain as much useful information from these interactions as from the post content itself.

However it is not easy managing comments, and from recent trainings and blogs here at WA you can see that often the emphasis (and criticism) is placed on the person leaving the comment.

Well in this training I want to focus on the person managing the comments, and look at how you can work with almost any comment if you follow a few of these trick and tips. In other words how can you as the blog manager make the best use of what is given to you, because in the real world of affiliate marketing you cannot control who leaves what comment. But instead there is more to the choice than just accept or delete.



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newlive Premium
thank you for the article very informative. I have to try an tome down the teacher type article writing as well..lol..sometimes I tend to lecture rather then engage!!..
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RobertDoyle Premium
When someone leaves a comment on a post within the website we are building here, do we get a notification here at WA letting us know?
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ChrisDE Premium
Hey Rob. When it‘s a comment you receive through the SiteComments feature then you get a notification here on WA and via Email. If it‘s a comment that comes directly from a visitor, then you only get an Mail from your WP instance!
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RobertDoyle Premium
I don't quite understand your last sentence above. If someone comes to our site and posts a comment, then how do we know? Do we receive a direct email associated with our blog site?
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ChrisDE Premium
Correct. Make sure though to go to Settings > Discussion (in your WP admin account) and tick the two checkboxes under the "Email me whenever"-section (see screenshot). Does this answer your question?
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RobertDoyle Premium
Yes it does. Thank you very much.
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OraCharoite Premium
Thanks for that, I learned a few things there about responding to comments...I haven't got that far yet with my site, still building it, but at least now I have some info that will help me when I am adding my content with regard to what customers may comment on, the types of comments, something that worries me a little because I expect some negative ones, but at least I now know how to use those comments as you suggest. Cheers, Ora.
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dunbar Premium
Hi Marion you have probably put my short comments into a whole new light, i always read everything I open, but sometimes I don;t always understand some of the terminology, most likely because my lessons are not up to that bit yet, so I try to answer each blog or training the best of my knowledge I can. So I do apologize if I sound like a bit of dummy but I do enjoy your training and blogs very much. Thanks heaps. cheers Helen
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MHainsworth Premium
Hi Helen thanks for adding a comment your support is really appreciated. I believe that in much the same way as there is no such thing as a bad question then there is no such thing as a bad comment, sometimes they are just a little challenging to reply to.

I also think that unless it's direct spam then you should acknowledge the effort someone has made in proving you with a comment and work from where they are at. It is an opportunity to illustrate your own professionalism and expertise, which is better for you in the long run as you become established in your niche area.

Thanks again - Marie:)
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dunbar Premium
Thanks for understanding Marion xx
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LindaSMcRae Premium
Hello Marie, this is some great training! You opened my eyes to the use of the comments to my benefit. That is something I haven't thought about in that way. Thanks so much!
Linda
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MHainsworth Premium
Hi Linda you're welcome and thanks for reading, I'm glad you found it useful I think personally it can take away some of the headaches of dealing with comments.
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JewelCarol Premium
Thanks very much, Marie, it is a great training. :))
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MHainsworth Premium
Thanks Jewel Carol and everyone who's commented I appreciate the feedback :)
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2Al Premium
Great training. Thank you for sharing.
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bsmith1222 Premium
Thanks for sharing Marie
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gardenguy Premium
Thank you for this, Marie. I plan to entertain (ask for) reply commenting in my main blog when I launch it. Although I have wondered how controlling it will work.....and how much time I am going to have to devote to the sorting and answering. Your tutorial helps me think it through.
Wayne
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MHainsworth Premium
No problem Wayne thanks for the comment, on most sites you do at least get the chance to plan your response before the comment is actually published, which does take the pressure off slightly.
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