I am starting to implement more rules when it comes to getting your comment approved on this WordPress website. People have been contacting me, asking why their comments have not been approved so I am going to just tell you all straight up in this article.
Unfortunately I have to you do this as the blog is just getting too busy to deal with junk comments. I am puzzled as the why people keep trying to submit these pathetic useless comments as they are just wasting my time and theirs.
5 Tips to Getting your Comments Approved
When commenting on other peoples blogs, often it is overlooked that every comment contributes to your online reputation. This is why I would like to help you get your comments approved on this WordPress website. I seriously believe that people create these useless comments because they lack of knowledge and a little bit of education can go a long way.
#1. Use your real name
Using your real name it where it says name in the comment form, is just common courtesy now days. This rule is going to be enforced as from today. I have done everything I can to help you with your keywords by installing CommentLuv premium. This is a great way for you to get a good link back to your blog. However If you cannot manage to put your name to your comment then you will not be approved. I do not care how great your comment here is, as it could be 500 words long, but if you do not put your name it will not be approved.
Of course if you just use your name without the keyword, this is okay as well.
It is a real shame when someone writes a fantastic comment and ruins it by using the keyword as their name. As you can see in the screenshot above, one of the comments as a keyword as the name, and the keyword as the keyword. What is the point of this?
The person above had a valid comment, which was a very good question related to that post. I would welcome this person to come back and comment the right way as I am looking forward to answering that question.
#2. One liners are out
Even if you are a seasoned visitor of this website, I am sorry to say that one-liners will no longer be approved. Even if you are a guest post here and you continually add in one-liners for your responses, I do not appreciate this and will not accept guest posts from you again. When I announced that this WordPress website was accepting dofollow comments I listed some suggestions on how to get your comments approved. Well now these are no longer suggestions but clear rules.
Examples of one-liners:
- WOW this is a great post!
- You are great and this is a great post!
- You are so smart and this is a great post!
- Thank you for the great tips. I will go in use them now!
- Wow I didn’t know this! And I love your blog!
- What a great blog, I am bookmarking it now.
#3. Add value to the discussion
I really don’t know how many times I have to tell people to make their comment worthwhile and add value to the discussion. What is the point of writing something silly like “great post” or “you are great” as mentioned in the one liners. Thanks very much to those comments but they will not be approved if I can help it. I would rather see your honest opinion about the subject of the article. Even the comments longer than a one liner with no meaning will not be published.
Sometimes I get fooled with spam that looks like real comments, however this is exactly why I have implemented more rules. Trust me, this job of moderating comments is turning out to be the hardest job I have when it comes to blogging. Make sure you realize that I am only human and real humans can make mistakes. Thankfully I have loyal followers of this blog that will let me know if there is a comment that is not meant to be approved.
#4. Gung ho is a no-no
Yes you might think your an expert, however this does not make your opinion right and others wrong. In this business there are so many different ways for someone to build a website or even promote a website, therefore we must keep an open mind when people are sharing their experiences.
It is most welcome that you give your strong opinion, however by doing this, there is no need to try and prove that someone else is wrong. All you have to do is say “well here’s my take on it” or “this is how I do it”. You do not have to do be-little or put down anyone to get your point across.
I will never like a person that thinks they are better than someone else. This is how I operate in my whole life and I do not think I am going to change.
#5. Getting your Comments Approved by not using abbreviations
We know that you think you are up with the latest Internet chat abbreviations, but when it comes to understanding your comment, you need to make it is clear is possible for people to be interested. If you need to use abbreviations you also need to include the meaning in brackets. Also cutting words short will not do your comment any favors and usually simply frustrates people when they are trying to read your comment.
Getting a Gravatar picture for your comments
This is another thing that annoys me, however I am not going to ban people because they do not have a Gravatar (yet). Some new Webmasters do not even know how to get one.
How to get a Gravatar:
- Go to Gravatar.com and register for a free account.
- Use the email you usually use when commenting on blogs.
- Upload a picture to the account..
Now when you comment and use the right email address in the email field, you will see the gravatar which is the picture you just uploaded.
Getting a Gravatar is very simple and makes you look professional. I strongly suggest that everyone reading this go and get one now. The picture does not have to be a picture of you, it can be a logo or even a picture of a dog. Who really cares what the picture is, the fact is, this is another proof of identification.
Thank you to my regulars
At this point, I would like to say thank you to all the regulars who comment continuously on this blog and add value to it. You all have come up with some amazing information and shared it with everyone.