What Makes A Blog Author Delete Or Mark Your Comment As Spam

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One of the problems that some people have when commenting on a blog is their comments are either deleted or sent to the blogs Spam section, this can be a problem for a legitimate commentator and when this happens it can be a problem for the commentator to get back out of the spam section or to get taken seriously, but why has the blog author done this to your comment?

There Are Several Reasons For Your Comments To Get Deleted Or Marked As Spam!

  1. You don’t have a Gravatar!
    Yes it may sound quite trivial, but some blog authors really hate the standard blue Gravatar that a commentator may have and in turn it may put them off from allowing your comment to go live on a blog post. Getting a Gravtar is easy and it’s free, so my recommendation is get yourself one and be seen, not deleted!
  2. Two many links in your comment!
    This can be the first sign of a Spam comment and most blog authors will see this and think “SPAM!!!!”. If you want to leave a link to your latest blog post and the blog uses CommentLuv then use that, don’t add it to your actually comment text, only leave a link (one at the most) if the post author or a commentator has asked a question that requires a link, but don’t add one unless it’s really needed. After all you get a link from the CommentLuv plugin and from entering your web url in the required fields!
  3. Commenting way off topic!
    As before, if a blog author sees this then they are seriously going to mark you as a spammer, what’s the point of replying to a blog post about “Dog Breeds” with a comment about “Magical Teaspoons!” it just makes no sense at all, keep your comments on topic and in line with what’s going on in the blog post.
  4. Pointless comments!
    Along the longs of number 3 above, but commenting with things like “Very interesting post, thank you for posting” or “Nice post“. These type of comments are just totally pointless!!!!
  5. Too many comments in a short period!
    Ok we know that sometimes you can post several comments on a blog over several posts, but blog authors know when you comment, as your comments are time stamped, if you comment on a blog post and then within 30 seconds or so comment again, or in the time it takes NOT to read the post, they will know and again you will be deleted or worse marked as a spammer.
    Take time to read posts and the same goes for reading and replying to comments.
  6. Dodgy website links!
    I don’t think I really have to mention the type of site I mean, you probably already know, but these types of sites also don’t help with getting a comment posted!

So there you go, just some of the reasons that a blog author may delete or mark your comment as Spam, if you are a legitimate commentator take heed and comment wisely on the blogs you read.

  • Updated GASP Anti Spam WordPress Plugin (dragonblogger.com)
  • You Are Not Getting Backlinks From CommentLuv (famousbloggers.net)
  • Why it is important to moderate comments on blogs (growmap.com)
  • Fighting WordPress Spam Comments | Our Developing Mind | Lifestyle … (ourdevelopingmind.com)
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Karen Woodham
Karen Woodham is the founder and owner of the Blazing Minds, an avid blogger and bona fide journalist. She is also a Cinema Film Reviewer, based at the Scala in Prestatyn, where she reviews the latest movies, she has also had several articles published in various publications. She has recently become an Award Winning Blogger and is listed in the UKs Top 10 Film Blogs.
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  • Reeha

    We also go with same policy however the main thing we check is comment must relate to topic. other things are not important because we check single comment one by one and approve them.

  • First my apologies Karen for being gone so long (it’s a long story, but quickly coming to a close). Actually I was checking out your suggestions about BlogEngage, then you’re page on guest blogging (currently closed), when I saw this related post.

    This one really hits home, even if it was posted in the beginning of 2011. I moderate everything. Plus I’m a stickler, you get a chance to put your website in with your name. Adding a link inside one’s comment (self promotional) is a surefire way to end up trashed.

    I also really prefer a person use their name and make insightful remarks (thus proving they did, indeed, read what I’ve written). I always check the url (unless I honestly know the person commenting or the url they use) because you never know what’s waiting on the other side.

    I hate robo comments – and they are so transparent. Someone is making a fortune and lots of people (I would hope even if it sounds cruel) are losing money using auto commenting methods.

    I’ve got a litany of reasons why comments end up in spam and trashed. You’ve covered all my major reasons quite nicely.

    (Also, sorry from being away from Twitter for so long – reference the “long story” in my opening remark. Hope to be back there soon!)

  • Thanks, Karen, for this hit-the-nail-on-the-head post. I whole-heartedly agree with my friend, Theresa Cahill, about robo-commenters. Robots are useful for a great many things, but not for making intelligent comments on blog posts!