9 Reasons You are Making Spam Comment Unconsciously

My comment doesn’t show up? Is it categorized as spam comment?

Make sure you are not making spam comment! “spam comment is easy to make, but not good in return to your online business experience

What is Spam Comment?

Maketecheasier explained that …  “a spam comment is a comment which is posted automatically in blogs, websites, forums etc by automated bots, scripts or software … ” In my opinion, spam comment is a comment (whether posted by automated bots, scripts , software or human) which is substantially irrelevant with the content substance. Generally spam comment contain advertising or promotional links.

Why I said spam comment can be made by human? Because it is easy to make spam comment, you don’t need to think hard and many bloggers use it to put backlinks.

Why Spam Comment Exist?

As I mentioned above, making blog comment is the easiest way to promote your blog, for free. Thus, with so many amount of blogs to leave comment on the net sometime people do spam comment to reach out all of the blogs in effort to build blog’s SEO.

So many blogs (places) with so little time = spam comment

If you made your comment accepted and get published in a blog, you can put your blog link into it (comment link), and this link juice is something that many bloggers search for. So it is a total loss if you fail to reach this goal. Make sure your comment is not flagged as spam.

Avoid Yourself Making Spam Comment

I know there are many spam comment guidance out there but believe it or not, some people don’t know how to avoid it. Some people unconsciously making spam comment. I guess some people just need to be reminded, so I’ll do that here.

These are the Reasons Why You are Making Spam Comment

  • You don’t read or understand the blog content thoroughly but you are insist to comment
  • You don’t use your real name (human name or anonymous)
  • You give fake email
  • You are making an advertising
  • You add hyperlinks inside the comment box
  • You ask for reciprocal visit
  • You put keywords when you are not allow to do so
  • You put no value at all in your comment
  • Your comment is not in the same language with the content

Avoid Making Spam Comment and Get the Best Result

I know blog commenting is important for many people so make sure when blog commenting  you need to realize that you are leaving more than just a backlink. You need to add value. That’s the strategy to get your name or brand heard and begun to get more visitor. Make sure you are not making spam comment right now!

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I know you have something to say about spam comment topic, there is crucial loss if your comment is a spam, why don’t you share your experience in comment boxes below

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Comments
  1. Great article Okto, So far that I am aware, I have had all of my comments that I have done to other blogs accepted due to the fact I do the things right. I always read the article I have commented on, I elaborate on the point and not just put ‘Great article’, I never put in keywords or links. i only use real email addresses.

    I do share stories of things that have happened to me that relates to the blog post, in many ways I create content and as we know content is king! I think with the new Google changes, everyone is going to be forced to only do proper comments anyway, it isn’t worth wasting the time only to be penalized.

    Thanks for a great post and speak soon.

    Andi
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    • Okto

      Hi Andi,

      Having all of our comments accepted and published is an advantage we can have in blogging experience. It’s a smart way to introduce our expertise and online presence to the internet audiences. The best part I like is … it’s open the door of relationship. :)

      Thanks for sharing your experience

  2. Commenting on blogs has been a very easy way to promote one’s website, but of course it is a sign of courtesy (to the blog we are commenting on) to write a comment that will give value to the readers and to the blog post as well.
    Felicia @ No Deposit Poker recently posted..High Stakes: Phil Galfond Tells His StoryMy Profile

    • Okto

      Hi Felicia,
      You are right about courtesy matters. Be sure give a good comment just like you did :)

  3. Absolutely right, Okto. Lots of people always think SPAM has to do only with bots or some script. You made it quite clear that even manually commenting can be spamming. Spam is generally what people don’t want so if you say unrelated stuff with links, then you are spamming.
    Enstine Muki recently posted..How To Use Twitter To Build Authority In Your Market SectorMy Profile

    • Okto

      Hi Enstine,

      Thanks for your support :) . If our comments are considered as spam by the admin (or akismet), we are in a great lost. Comments is a good way to spread our blog link and increase visibility through out the net.

  4. I 100% agree with you Okto, I spend endless hours scanning over spam comments that contain everything and anything that promotes something or other. Often for me the comments that I get rid of are the ones that have no relevancy to the content and adds zero value. I don’t mind the odd ‘great post, thanks for sharing’, but generally I like comments that are well thought out, have a point of view and creates the need for a conversation.

    I was having a lot of automated spam at one stage where deleting pages and pages of them on a daily basis became a time consuming task. I found a useful plugin called Gromap Anti Spam-bot and this instantly stopped two thirds of the spam comments I was receiving.
    Fabrizio recently posted..3 Reasons Why I Removed AdSense From My BlogMy Profile

    • Okto

      Hi Fabrizio,

      Thanks for your support and plugin recommendation, that’s worthy to try :)

  5. Comments are really necessary for a blog. But spam comments are really annoying. Okto, you mentioned in a guest post that spam comments can be turned into an advantage for blog admins. But what can we do if the spammer posts complete junk in the body of the comment?
    Naser @ Tech Blazes recently posted..Is your Windows PC Sluggish? Speed it up with TuneUp Utilities 2012.My Profile

    • Okto

      Hi Naser,

      Yup that’s my guest post in netchunks. If that’s the case … then it’s completely junk (just erased). As I suggest in that post, only the best of the best deserved to be published :).

      We can start from the name (choose human name). Like yours here is Ok (eventhough I guess there is keyword in it :) ).

      If you don’t mind we can have further discussion through email about this, just check out “About me : Where to Find Me” :).

      Speak soon.

  6. Thanks for the insight. I was having some trouble getting my comments approved but think that the information you shared will definitely help.

    • Okto

      Hi Randy,
      Glad I can help :D

  7. Mlc

    Spam a sure sign that you are well on the way to having a very popular website.Thanks for sharing by the way; I make sure to look at your site on a weekly basis.

  8. Okto

    Hi MIc,

    Thanks for sharing us your opinion. :)

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