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Your Comments Disapproved
Personally, I have experienced such incidents many times, where readers found answers to their questions, not in my blog post but at comment section as I answered that same question earlier in response to another commenter. See what I meant, relevancy always matters.
Don't ever leave your personal or promotional links including hidden links in comments, expecting someone gonna visit you. Even if your comment got approval, people tend to think you are a spammer try to promote something. It's very visual.
Filtered as Spam
Ask Bloggers "Why?"
● If the commented was insulting to myself, anyone mentioned or anyone who commented.
● If the comment was a shallow attempt at a backlink
● If the person's comment had nothing to do with the post but was just an attempt to attract attention to themselves
● If they look spammer
● If I have never seen them before on the web
● If they are totally unrelated to the topic
● If they are spammy links, which you can make out because the comment makes no sense and they look so automated.
● If the person leaving the comment has left a link to a site where his or her name doesn't exist - like some company name or when they are trying to sell some product or affiliate site and link. As a rule I approve only those comments where links are given to people who have their own blogs or sites - where their names are clearly mentioned.
● When they don't have a Gravatar - here I don't disapprove the link - I approve the link if it makes sense, but I remove all the links from such people and email them as to why I did what I did. Still if they don't follow, they keep commenting and I approve their comments without any links. Some known people also don't have Gravatars, so can't make a rule to not approve their comments - can I?
● Another reason is when the comments are just 2-3 words - they are totally deleted. But I don't get such comments any longer. I guess people see the looooong comments, wonderful bloggers like you leave, and the loooong replies I give and run off.
● When it gets picked up by my comment spam filter.
● When it has commercial links in them.
● When I feel it does not really contribute to the topic.
● When it's offensive.
● They are obvious spam, full of links and no avatar.
● They are totally NOT relevant with the post.
● They are very short and just obvious "want to get backlinks" type of comment that bring nothing to the discussion.
● I generally don't disapprove comments - except when they are by Anonymous and include a totally irrelevant link. In fact, of late I have been getting of anonymous comments, including links to cigarettes and other crazy websites.
● Self promotion - when someone just wants to 'sell their stuff', so they will leave a 'good post' but then the rest of the comment is about their product with a link.
● Commenter provides link to unrelated site or topic and you can tell they are just spammers.
● I will not approve a lot of my trackbacks because they go to topics that are unrelated. But if the link relates to the topic or my site, I will approve those.
● No Gravatar - Unless I know the person well and know that they are changing things. It is imperative that we have a picture of ourselves, otherwise it could be just anything.
● A comment that shows me that the person didn't read the blog like "good job" or something that is not congruent with the post. That could be a sign that my spam didn't catch it or the person is just out for themselves.
● Since Google put into motion their bots to check backlinks, I don't like to accept a comment that goes to a sales page
● Links lead to spammy looking site, with hardly any comments or posts on.
● Comment could relate to any post on any site. i.e: Learnt from your post thanks or great blog i'll be back... that kind of stuff.
● Self promoting comments that include links to sales pages, squeeze pages etc. If comment is ok but contains links I remove links and tell person off in my reply (unless I've asked for links to be included).
● They are only commenting for backlinks.
● The comment left has nothing to do with the blog post.
● They're linking to their company’s product.
● Commenting just to leave a link to their own blog.
● If it is too rude or obnoxious and I feel it may offend my readers.