This blog post is more of a rant or just me venting because I’m so worked up about blog comment spam and don’t know why people can be so stupid. No offense to SEO experts or folks who post blog comments on blogs for both backlink purpose and to state your opinions about the blog post or blog comments but people need to wake up and get with the program. When you decide to post a comment on a blog because you want a backlink on a high PR blog or just want to voice your opinion, you need to follow that blogs comment rule policy. Some high-ranking blogs have comment policies in which you should see it before hitting submit to post your blog comment.
On my blog, if you are not logged into your newbiz account, you will notice a little comment policy above the blog comment box. It states in simple to understand words about what not to do on this blog. Example, don’t use keywords for the username and don’t post your link in your blog post. There is actually a field to post your link which is right under the spot to type in your email address. It’s not that hard to understand this if you want a comment approved. I’ve actually had people post a good blog comment which was talking about the blog post but the person used a keyword phrase for the name. I delete these right away. Call me to strict but when someone replies to a blog post, I’d like to reply back and address them by their real name. In real life you don’t call someone by their website name now do you? You say their real name.
Just following 3 simple rules when posting a comment can do you a lot of good.
- 1. Use real name (Don’t use your last name but your first name to sound professional)
- 2. Fill in all box’s and enter your website URL in the correct spot
- 3. No self promoting in your blog posts.
If you post a good blog comment that’s on topic, you just might get a visitor or the blog author to click on your name in the comment field and look at your website because they like how you responded to their blog post or the good comment you made. All it takes is to get caught spamming or violating a blogs comment policy 1 time and your IP and email address will be banned from the blog. Maybe even your domain banned from the blog. This means if you post the link in your blog comment on the blog, the blog post will go to moderate to be deleted. I don’t know about you, but I do follow the algorithm updates and try to stay on Google’s good side and not engage in blackhat or shading link building methods. People wonder why they got hit by their penguin or panda update. They do blog comment spam on autoblogs.
People still spin content on their blogs which is a big no no and makes me think the blog owner is too lazy to write original content. If you create a blog, you better provide 95% of the content and it should be all original. It’s not easy to run a blog and keep the spammers and sneaky guest blog posters out of it. This is where plugins come into play and a good backend setup. Thanks for reading this little rant. I can’t believe that you read all of it. I was just typing what was coming to mind.
Feel free to post some rants about blog comment spam in the comment box below. Hey, I’m going to let you vent about blog comment spam on my blog. Let it all out. Don’t self promote or the comment will get deleted.