If you’re leaving comments on some blogs and don’t get approved you may be doing something wrong, see now the best solutions for solving this problem and make everyone see your thoughts.
Maybe your comments are spam in some way. Maybe you using some name like “Make money online” “Tips and tricks” or so on. And some blogger/Webmaster marked your comment as spam and Akismet is treating your comment as spam on all the blogs.
The easy way is to get out of this is, Comment on few blogs and add a useful and detailed comment. Also, send an Email to the owner using comment form, And inform them, that you have commented some useful comments and your comment is not showing, And please check spam folder.
Blog commenting can be a great way to increase your traffic and get some link juice, but it shouldn’t be self-serving only. If you are doing it only for self-promotion, then you are doing it wrong.
You need to add valuable comments to connect with like-minded bloggers. If you put useful comments, it will grab more attention. More attention means more traffic. So blog commenting can increase engagement, traffic and brandability of your blog.
If you are still struggling with blog commenting, here are some reasons why your comments don’t get approved. And learn how to fix it.
Using Keywords of Name Field
The name field is only for your name. Obviously, your name is not something like ‘blogging tips’, ‘seo tips’, ‘tech blog’ etc. Using keywords or your blog name as your name is the first sign of spam comments.
If blog owner finds keywords as name, s/he might not read your comments. So no matter how good comment it is, your comment will be deleted or moved to Spam.
How to fix? Don’t use keywords on Name Field. Use your full name. It will help you to engage with the blog owner and others. If you want to use your blog name on the name field, then add your blog name beside your name like “Visualmodo @ WordPress”. But it’s not a good practice.
Comments Without Content
I get a lot of one line comments at Visualmodo like these
“Great post. Thanks for sharing”
“Thanks for the post”
I like these compliments, but I’ve to delete this right away. Because they do it only for the link and these types of comments hurt the quality of the blog.
How to fix? Take some time to read the post and share your thoughts at least on 2-3 lines. There is nothing wrong to comment “Great post. Thanks for sharing”, but make sure to follow it up. Share why you think the post was great. Try to add some value to your comment. And more importantly, if you’ve any question, ask it.
Comments with Links
You might have a similar post on your blog and you want to share the link on the comment. Stop! Don’t do that if you are not a regular commenter of that blog. Even a valuable comment might get deleted if it contains link or anchor text.
Most of the blog owners don’t like links on the comment.
How to fix? If you have a good connection with the blog owner, then you may share links on a comment. But don’t make it the habit. Never add an anchor text on the comment.
Comments without a Gravatar
Gravatar allows you to show your picture on blog comments. Personally, I don’t delete any comment just because of not having any Gravatar. But the problem is the Akismet WordPress plugin that sometimes marks valuable comments as Spam.
Unfortunately, if your comment goes to the Spam folder, there is a less chance that your comment will be approved. But if you have a Gravatar, blog owner will surely notice your comment on Spam. Because most of the owners look at a glance before deleting spam comments.
How to fix? Set a Gravatar Now. It will take just 2-3 minutes to add a picture to your every comment. It will help you to build a brand, increase traffic and build relationships.
There is nothing wrong to disagree with someone. I really like it if someone corrects me. But that doesn’t mean that I’ll tolerate someone who uses slang, cursing words or makes any personal attack. I will simply delete the comment.
Fix it: Don’t be rude. If you don’t agree with something, say it politely and give strong reasons.
If you are not making any above mistakes but your comments don’t get approved, I would suggest to read the comment policy of the blog and contact with the blog owner. How do you comment on blogs? Have you faced any problems with getting approved? Let us know via comment.