Are your site comments getting disapproved? Why this happens.
Hello everyone, so in WA, we have an awesome tool called site comments dedicated to helping people get relevant, high quality comments on their site/s and boosting their SEO in the process.
However, what is also true is that there are many different types of people, personalities and subjective viewpoints of those posting the comments and just as well the same list of diverse qualities in those approving (or disapproving) the comments.
Very often, those 2 parties just don't see eye to eye. Specifically, one party may offer what they consider a good comment, while the person disapproving it thinks differently.
Other times the comment being offered is straight up too low quality and in my opinion being done just to get credits and a good asthetic score for others to see (100% approval rates).
For me, I'm a very picky person when it comes to approving comments and if I disapprove it, I'll add a note as to why so they can see. I've had people disagreeing with me and even complaining that it takes down their "perfect" score.
If this is where your focus is at in WA, in my opinion, you need to refocus on something more important, because no one is perfect and you'll never be able to make everyone happy.
If you disagree with someone disapproving your comment, see their notes and if you still disagree, then it's just 2 different viewpoints that will never see eye to eye (it happens, don't let it bother you).
Let me share some of the stuff I see in the comments I get which I typically will disapprove of:
1) People who make little/no effort in spelling and grammar. I get that there might be people who don't speak english well, but I can tell when it's that case, vs someone who is just writing a comment as though they are texting a friend and I will not approve such comments.
2) People who pretend they don't know what WA is. I've requested comments on posts where I compare programs to WA and people give me comments pretending as though they never heard of it. I like genuine comments to be posted, so I won't approve those.
3) People who write the bare minimum comment that offer no real value. An example would be "thanks for posting your thoughts on so and so. I now know more about so and so. Have a great day". This type of comment holds 0 value in my eyes and will get disapproved.
4) People who post on subjects they have no clue about but just do it for the "points". If you have genuine questions about something you don't know, cool, I'm all for that. But if it's just you writing about a topic you don't know about, it comes off as insincere.
5) Super nitpicky commenters who have to correct every little spelling mistake and grammatical error I make. It just comes off as condescending and rude sometimes, especially if what I write isn't really that bad. It just shows projection of insecurity on the commenters end in my opinion, not necessarily the mistakes in my own content.
6) A lot of people mistake site comments for site FEEDBACK, which are 2 different things. There is a whole section in WA dedicated to feedback on websites here: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/getting-started/please-give-..
Comments I do like to approve of:
1) Typically those that offer REAL value and specific experiences. I love personal stories for instance when people can RELATE to what I write about. This makes it so much more personal and genuine.
2) Questions/comments that challenge my viewpoint and allow me to engage the commenter in a nice discussion.
Don't worry about your score. Again, if you're focusing on that perfect "100%", you're setting yourself up for unreasonable expectations and eventually, you will be disappointed because someone for right or for wrong will disapprove your comment. Don't let it bug you.
I still have the 100% approval rate on my end, but if someone were to disapprove my comment today/tom, I'd read why that was the case, make adjustments if they're legit and shrug it off. To me, building my online business is what's most important, not asthetic looks that don't have any ramificiations on my success. I suggest also focusing on that.
And finally, don't be shy to disapprove someone's comment if it (legitimately) doesn't meet your standards. I know a lot of people approve of comments they would under normal circumstances disapprove or, but they don't want to hurt anyone's feelings. That's nice and all, but it's your business and you have a right to expect the best, so chase that :)
Let me know your thoughts below!