Bad Comments: 10 Ways to Get Blocked or Deleted
Thanks! Great post!
One line comments send up an immediate red flag. You didn’t bother to read the post, you don’t care about reading the post and you’re only there to drop a link. Of course you’re going to get blocked. You look like a spammer. And you probably are.
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You’re just rude
Whether you agree with other commentors or not, that blog doesn’t belong to you and you have no right to be rude to other commentors. You’re just being a bully. Bloggers block bullies so they can make their regular, civilized followers feel more comfortable and safe. If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.
Be a link dropper
Most blogs are set up to allow you to use your URL when you enter your name. That’s all the link juice you need. Don’t try to steal followers or link juice by adding html links inside the comment container.
You may have the most eloquent comment that blogger has ever seen but if it’s not relevant to the blog post then they’re probably going to block it. So take your Viagra ad somewhere else.
Use a keyword in place of your name
Bloggers have to be very careful who and what they link out to these days. Google watches every single link. Do yourself a favor and, unless your mother really named you “Purple Socks for Boys,” just put your real given name in that box that says “Name.” Trying to sneak one by will just get you blocked.
Use bold and italics
Yeah, I know. If they didn’t want you to use HTML they should have disabled it. Well, they didn’t and you know better. Those bold paragraphs and italic headings are distracting and they’re not allowed. If you write a relevant comment people will get your messge.
Use all caps
On the Internet, using all caps usually indicates shouting. At the very least, it’s very difficult to read. Use the proper upper or lower case. It’s really much easier that way for everyone involved – including you. And as a bonus, you might not get blocked.
Call the blogger out
Attacking the blogger is wrong. Attacking other commentors is wrong. And if you want to start spewing about Freedom of Speech, remember – you’re not on your turf here and that blogger has a right to protect her visitors. If that means blocking your hate speech, so be it. Practice your freedom of speech on your own blog.
People use swear words in normal conversation all day long and they don’t mean anything negative by it at all. It’s just a part of their speech. But some people do find it offensive so try to control your urges. If you must, use little squiggly characters or dashes. The search engines look down on vulgarity so most bloggers block those types of comments.
Use words that trip the filter
“Blah, blah, blah, VIAGRA, blah, blah, LOANS, blah, blah, blah, ACAI BERRIES, blah, blah, blah” Nope. It won’t work. Those words won’t make it past the filters. And even if they do, your comment will be blocked. Sorry. Place your ads on your own blog. Bye now!
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