Comments and Quality Comments

Wed, Dec 21, 2011

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I’m Linda Grace and I’m a Blogger! I’ve been blogging for almost 3 years and I’m very grateful that Sire from Wassupblog has taught me so many things!

The problem is now that I’m getting a TON of comments but they are not quality  comments.

Even though I learned from Yaro Starak  how to leave comments the right way, I haven’t expected my visitors to do follow suit, I’ve allowed comments that aren’t worthy of being there!  Like Sire, I don’t just want any comment, I want the sort where commentators have put a bit of thought into. Like Sire, I also believe that comments on a post add to the blogging experience of all readers as long as they pertain to the post itself.

I used to think I was being bit harsh if I didn’t accept all comments but the thing is I take pride in my posts and I want to be able to show the same pride in the quality of my comments, as should you.  I’ve set the standard by accepting comments that are no longer going to be acceptable.  I have to tell you that from now on, don’t bother spending time leaving unacceptable comments because I’ll delete them.

Remember what Yaro said, “Commenting is a great way to draw traffic back to your blog.”  Then figure out how to emotionally engage and write about something with passion and connect with the author of the post and the other readers.  If you have more information than the author stated in the post it is appropriate to leave it in the comment.  Acceptable comments may be two or 3 paragraphs long, but one-liners are no longer acceptable for lindagraceonline.com.

To encourage comments I have enabled ‘dofollow’ so you can be assured your comments will be picked up by the search engines. I have also installed the commentluv plugin that will parse your last post providing a link to it.

Sire taught me years ago about how to incorporate a threaded comment plugin so that you can actually reply to a particular comment and not tag it on the end of everyone else’s.

I have also installed the keywordLuv plugin. This means you can leave a keyword along with your name.

It will take time for me to remove the comments that I have let remain on my posts, but from this day on, I won’t allow a comment to be left on my posts if they do not add to the quality of the article.  When I started blogging, I intended to develop relationships with other bloggers.  At first it was so, but lately very few people are returning to develop a relationship!

Now tell me what you think of all of this in the comments below! :)

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197 Responses to “Comments and Quality Comments”

  1. Alice Santos Says:

    First of all I’m the one commenter in this page and I love it LOL, Hi Linda, I agree what have you post in here because there are some people that always saying “great post” is that a quality? Not, that’s why For those people always saying that I call them spam..
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    • Linda Grace Says:

      Alice,
      I’ve been having a blast blogging for 3 years like I said and I have so much to learn! I still don’t understand why people do that? What exactly do they have to gain by commenting on a do follow blog blog with ‘great post”? Explain it to me, would you?
      Linda
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      • Alice Santos Says:

        For me why they always saying that because they dont read the topic their only putting their Link in every page even if they always saying that words.
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      • Arjun Rai Says:

        First of all GREAT POST linda Lol, post is actually great and some time it is spamming but not every time. some time people dont have words to express but spammers also do these things and because of a do follow link they dont even read the blog and posts a stupid comment.
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  2. Raj Says:

    Receiving a comment like, ‘Excellent post’ or ‘Keep blogging’ or ‘Thanks for sharing’ can be quite irritating indeed. I guess one can delete any comments that are less than one line and do not add value to the post. Actually, once I did a post highlighting some of the more interesting spam comments and it was quite well received!
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  3. Bonnie P. Castillo Says:

    Hi Linda,

    Great post! Keep posting……

    Wait! I’m not a spammer lol! :) I really hate those spammer 2 months ago I opened a forum in my site and it is flooded with comment! Yup with comment like “asdfbjfhbh” and “sdfasfshgfj” that is why I stop my forum.

    I hope those spammer will stop this and find a good way to spent their time.
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  4. Candice Michelle Says:

    Here’s a free advice Linda. I think it’s about time that you should create a post about commenting here in your blogsite. Something that will teach or inform your visitors about which is a good comment and which is a bad comment. Include samples as well. More importantly, put also your list of standards for commenting here in your site in the post.
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  5. web design mansfield Says:

    Yes, i agree with Linda. Will be going through the link and learn about commenting the right way.

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  6. David Says:

    I notice that you are being generous with your visitors here in your other content. Glad you did a right decision to finally selecting those that left a relevant comment. But there are also short comments that has sense and precise comment. Keep it up linda!

    Happy Holiday!
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  7. Dele Says:

    Glad a lot of people are getting increasingly irritated by the act of these spammers as that is the beginning of improved standards of commenting. When webmasters begin to put their foot down and reject comments that are sub-standard,and when auto-approve is no more fashionable, progress will start to be made.

    My suggestion is the inclusion of a comment policy on all blogs.

    I wrote a well received post on blog commenting tips which i also converted to video ==> http://www.homebiz-supermarket.com/profitable-business-ideas/2010/12/blog-commenting/

    My hope is that this will help us all to have a better commenting atmosphere.

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  8. Crystal Says:

    Thank you but i already know people have the option to take off their comment box and to disable comments.
    What i mean is the comment box will be on their channel, but their is no place for me to leave a comment, (there is usually a white box where you can leave a comment and then press the button and then the comment will show up, but this is not there and i still se other peoples comments)
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  9. KATHLEEN Says:

    Comments are shown below each post if someone have commented to that post. Typically the comments are on in every blog. If the comments are off, you can on it from dashboard of your blogger blog. Usually a few people comment on blogger blog for their interest. The reason is that they are asked to verify their email, and then write the captcha in order to show the comment. You can make commenting to your blog very simply by selecting the option by which anyone will be able to comment your blog anonymously.
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  10. prasman Says:

    What a brilliant post. You should do a series! :)I did a sort of blogging for dummies over on one of the craft forums and I thought it was too simple for them, but the amount of emails I got asking questions just like what you addressed was unbelievable. As young people today we have grown up with computers, but it’s easy to forget that even people just a few years older have not! Really good post! :)
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  11. Venus@Healthcare IT solutions Says:

    Hi Linda, I appreciate your post.I am a frequent visitor to your website but I really like your consistency of writing and replying to each comment.This is also another way to prove that the blog is under moderation on regular intervals.So spamming won’t work long.
    Good luck.

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  12. Radu Says:

    Great comments are those that bring some value to the post. The “Great job, article..” comments have zero value in my opinion.
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  13. branded items Says:

    I agree with you that comments should be in proper format.I guess one can delete any comments that are less than one line and do not add value to the post.

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  14. Annie@Interactive Marketing Agency Says:

    No one-liners? I may be in trouble. I tend to be more succinct rather than wordy. :)

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  15. Kenneth Thomas Says:

    hi…
    great post ..
    I m also agreed with you that there is a lot of difference between Comments and quality comments..
    and thanks for sharing your views

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  16. Jay @ Authority Hybrid Review Says:

    Hi Linda,

    I recently went back to one of my first websites that I set up and forgot about, you wouldn’t believe the amount of spammy comments I found waiting for approval (1000s!)

    I didn’t really know about spam filters etc back then. The comments that are worse than the “great post” type are the mass produced, unreadable spun comments that are fired out hoping a few will stick, although a few of them made me laugh :D

    Hopefully, as bloggers and site owners tighten up on these type of lazy back link hunters, their will be no value in it for them to continue their annoying antics!

    Thanks and Happy new year!

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  17. executive gifts Says:

    Linda, I can understand what you feel about comments that are not worth it to be approved. People who wants their links to be posted should really be thinking twice on mindless automatic commenting. They should read the post and be really make comments that are add value to the article. I wish that they can read this so that their comments won’t be deleted and their efforts will not go to waste. Happy New Year Linda and more power to lindagraceonline.com

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  18. online store Says:

    I agree with you about quality comments. They should be relevant and could add value or quality to the article. A gravatar should also be put into consideration.

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  19. Anna Says:

    It is not so easy as it looks outside to write quality comments. It requires high concentration and also writing skills..And the hardest point is to analyze and criticize yourself, which in my opinion is very important for good comments.
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  20. Cassie @Online Flyer Printing Says:

    Well, I think it’s about the quality of comment itself that really matters and if it initiates something significant to the topic discussed on the blog.

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  21. Andy Says:

    I think the main problem with having a dofollow blog is you will attract a lot of comments from people who are just looking to get a link back to their website for SEO purposes. To be perfectly honest, i actually came across your site from a “dofollow” link list and i am sure you are getting other comments from lists like this.

    Really its a double edged sword. You will get some increased exposure from having a dofollow blog, IE you will attract new people to the site who wouldn’t usually stumble across it. But on the other hand, a lot of these people will either be here just to try and get a link and aren’t really interested in reading your content.

    At the end of the day you have to make a decision on whether you think it is worth it or not. For me personally, i don’t want to spend a ton of time deciding whether a comment is genuine or high quality, so i nofollowed comments on all my blogs.

    Hope that helps.

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    • Linda Grace Says:

      Andy,
      I have to say it’s very tempting to switch to the nofolllow! I am spending so much time reading and deleting. I don’t think people are generally getting benefit from my posts and I’m not making any money on this site. I will think it all through and make a decision.
      I appreciate your comment!

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  22. milla Says:

    yep..sometimes you must ask yourself why peoples spamming around for no reason..i had similar problems but with mail spamming which is terrible experience :(
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    • Linda Grace Says:

      Milla,
      They must be getting something out of the spamming. I think online they do it to get links back to their blogs, the mailers must be getting contacts or selling something!
      Linda

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  23. harrysom@Aniracetam Says:

    It’s great to see that you are doing a blog last 3 years.some people always write a some words like great post etc.the motive of this type of people is just put a link in others blog.
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  24. Bran Deditems Says:

    Linda, I appreciate that you try to filter nonsense comments. They are annoying and feels like someone just shouts in the middle of a conversation. Thanks for deleting irrelevant comments.

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    • Linda Grace Says:

      Bran,
      I appreciate you saying so! I have just spent 45 min reading and deleting comments and I needed reassurance that it is the right thing to do, I really don’t mean to be harsh!
      Linda
      ps. but I don’t have time to go back and get the old ones that I should have trashed!

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  25. jes Says:

    have you receive comments that the content was your own article? I already encounter many of that, the leave comments with my own article.. you can consider that as a spam comment right?
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  26. Jonathan @ Destin FL Long-term Rentals Says:

    I agree 100% that you should delete comments that are not up to par or are spam. One of the things I have noticed some blogs do and I really like it, is below the comment box they tell the commentor what is and is not acceptable (i.e. spam, keywords, only saying great post will be deleted). It makes it easier for new commentors to see what you expect from a comment.
    You also mentioned that you are taking a conscious effort to make your blog do follow. I respect bloggers who leave there blog do-follow and then take the time to moderate their comments. I have seen too many do-follow blogs with 250 comments of spam. It is a great shame.

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    • Linda Grace Says:

      Jonathan,
      You’re the second person to tell me this! I’m glad you left the suggestion! I’m going to write a post and include what I expect and show what and why things are not acceptable!
      Linda

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  27. Mae@clip in hair extensions Says:

    Hi, Linda! I agree that blogging and commenting should develop relationship between bloggers. Commenting is a great opportunity to make contact with another blogger and if you want to build partnerships, you should leave quality comments that will show your appreciation of the blogger’s post.

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  28. Alex@defense games Says:

    Linda, you were wrong, absolutely wrong to think that you were bit harsh if you didnt accept all comments. Quality post deserve to receive quality comments, and if the readers respect what you’ve done with heart, they should spend time to read and think of it instead of just heading right to the comment form and leave meaningless sayings. I’m glad that you’ve made the chance, and smart choice of plugins indeed (those are exactly what i am using for my blog, they help gaining traffic and prevent spam effectively!).

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  29. Scott Jones Says:

    I completely get your point here but I was just wondering, what do you think is the most important thing? Having someone coming in and really thanking you for putting in the time to write the post ( Not everyone is here to spam you) or having people read your post but never taking the time to even thank you for your time and sharing? Also, in the end, it all comes down to your own judgement of whether you should let a comment remain on your website or not.
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  31. corporate gifts Says:

    You are so inspirational! I’ve also been reading also the wasssup blog. That bog has a lot to offer to the new bloggers. It would be good to do it manually and according to the topic of the blog.

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  32. Brian@free church bulletin articles Says:

    Hi Linda,

    Love your transparency here by saying what you will or will not approve. I find that one of the things which has happened as I’ve searched for commentluv enabled blogs to comment on (yes, for the purpose of getting links to my site) is that I have learned from bloggers such as yourself. I have indeed learned a lot though commenting because I DO read the entire blog posts before I ever post a comment on a blog.

    I rarely approve a one line comment myself and I do all I can to prevent comment spam. Most of all, because the spam commenters mess up my website stats. I really hate that most of all.

    Thanks,
    Brian
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  33. Cindy Says:

    Very informative text, it would be very useful for the commenter-community. I haven’t heard about these unwritten rules until I came to your blog. Know I already know, that I have to take care while commenting, the constructive commenting should be at first place. Although I used to be a type of one-liner:)
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  34. CarmelaJones Says:

    Hi Linda,

    You been tackled a wonderful topic don’t you.. Do you think what must the action to made in order to verify those spammer…?

    Carmela,
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  35. Ellie Says:

    Hi Linda. I have recently started up my own blog. I, too, am struggling with comments visitors are leaving. I don’t want to discourage visitor participation (just the opposite, really) but I find I must reject so much of what is posted as mere spam.

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  36. Doug Gene@ Outdoor Gear Reviews Says:

    This is completely understandable, Linda. With the increase in online marketing, solid posts are being littered with less than quality comments. I understand the process behind why this happens, people get hired to leave comments to backtrack to someone else blog. I feel bad for top notch bloggers, like yourself, you constantly have to sit and sift through junk in order to add some good conversation. Nonetheless, keep up the good work!
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  37. Anita Richard Says:

    I wonder why spammers send such ridiculous comments and ruin such a wonderful art of blogging. I love blogging and take it as a hobby. I have often wondered how people could just write great post and leave a blog without reading a single line. Its indeed a pity.

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  38. Mel@Hotline Services Call Center Says:

    Your new approach makes a lot of sense, Linda. The quality of comments is a reflection of the blog itself, so I completely understand your desire to get away from allowing low quality commentary.

    I was as guilty as everyone else in the beginning, chasing links and not putting thought into my comments, but I’m glad I’ve got to the point where I actually absorb what I’m reading. In that manner, I get two benefits from reading and commenting: links/exposure AND knowledge. Can’t beat that!
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  39. Farrell Says:

    It’s sad to know that most visitors now are spammers. What they only want is the link they can get and they don’t even spend a few minutes reading the post. Sometimes, some people who post “nice post” or “excellent post” with their utmost sincerity are falsely accused as spammers because it is the most common praises you get from spammers.
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  40. Heather@baby strollers Says:

    I like it when the comments somehow increase the tempo of the story or expand the conversation. ‘Great Blog’ – is OK with me, if the comments says why it’s a great blog – or maybe I’m just vain!
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  41. custom items Says:

    Hi Linda – I see where you’re coming from. The one-liner comments are so prominent you would be spotting it right away whereever site you go which has the comment field enabled for visitors. your posting something on this should educate us readers that this is something unacceptable going forward. Also, this post teaches us the right way on how to blog-comment. I’m quite sure all readers will take this seriously and respect your decision. More power to you Linda!

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  42. Lauren Says:

    Hi Linda,
    I have hear about a wordpress plugin named akismet which automatically detects and deletes the spam comments from your post. Try this plugin as it can be useful to you.

    P.S: I liked this blog as it is very straight forward and exactly related to the title – comments and quality comments.

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  43. executive gifts Says:

    I love reading the comments on each article I post. If you leave one, you’re near guaranteed I’ll reply to you directly and keep the conversation going.

    The trouble is that after a day or two of an article being live, the spammers descend and the lovely, informative comment thread descends into “great article, agree with your points, visit my site”. It’s just not cool…

    We’re working on a full redesign to Pro Blog Design, and one of the things I’m most interested in is this comments issue. How can I make sure the comment threads stay in that awesome-to-read stage from the first few days when an article is written?

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  44. executive gifts Says:

    DoFollow means that after your 3rd comment here, the rel=”nofollow” will be removed from all of your comments, allowing Google to follow the links back to your site (Back in the day, showing off a badge like the one on the right designed by Randa was quite a source of pride for bloggers!)

    Originally, I set this up as a way of saying thank you for commenting. Now though, it just attracts a lot of spam (Mostly with names like “Web Design Boston”). And it’s not just automated spam. The fact that people actively hunt down DoFollow blogs shows that they aren’t interested in the comment, just in the number of them they can leave.

    I’m not saying that a lot of legit commenters don’t appreciate DoFollow, just that this seems to do more harm than good now.

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  45. executive gifts Says:

    If you publish a blog, make videos, engage on Twitter, take part in forums or engage in anyway online there is a very good chance you are going to come across some negative comments directed at you personally or towards your brand or business. It might even be more than a couple of comments as consumers online become more vocal and are empowered by tools that let them shout louder than ever when they feel slighted. It’s part and parcel of the web but for people affected by it for the first time it can be quite disconcerting and terrifying. If you find yourself in the middle of a web storm it can seem all encompassing and as if it is never going to end. Having been slap bang in the middle of plenty of negative online storms both personally and for clients here are some of my tips for navigating your way through the negative storm…

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  46. executive gifts Says:

    It’s the oldest saying in the book but if you are willing to dish it then you should be willing to take it. If you are online writing negative stuff about other people or leaving poor reviews then you have to expect some of the same stuff in return. In the same way if you are brave enough to put up blog posts, photos and video content then you need to be aware that people will come along and slag it no matter how good you might think it is. The Internet is a fast moving place where people have strong opinions that they are really not scared to share and shout about so if you are going to be hanging about here then you better get some thick skin pretty fast.

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  47. Radu Says:

    This can be a real pain in the a** if you don’t take care and enforce some common sense rules. It sounds like a dictatorship but it’s a must in order to get spam free.
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  48. Maternity Store Locator Says:

    I think it is great of you to allow do follow comments on your blog still even though people have taken advantage of it. Unfortunately some people still take a mile when they are given an inch ;)

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  49. oxiracetam Says:

    It’s very important to make a quality comment in others blog.mostly people make a backlink of their sites in others blog.
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  50. johnavery Says:

    am i the only one who thought,this post is gonna teach us about making correct comments. either like it or not its a good site ur having here mrs.linda.
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  51. Stuart Says:

    I do agree with you linda. Posting a comment must be relevant to the article or blog that you are commenting. Many bloggers use blog commenting for backlinking there sites. My advice is to make a good comment that will also help the owner. Great Info!

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    • Linda Grace Says:

      Sturat,
      Thank you! I love to give the gift of the backlink but I really don’t like wasting my time deleting all the comments that aren’t even related to the post!
      Linda

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  52. Daisy@Women's Magazine Says:

    Hi Linda,

    You’re so right for not accepting unacceptable comments anymore, but I wonder why you accepted them in the first place? You (or anyone else for that matter) should not have to put up with this. Why reward people for crap who don’t bother to read your work anyway?

    Sure it’s annoying that you sometimes have to go through loads of spam comments, but akismet can help you there as well!
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  53. Carlos Edward Says:

    I set this up as a way of saying thank you for commenting. Now though, it just attracts a lot of spam (Mostly with names like “Web Design Boston”). And it’s not just automated spam, thanks for sharing.
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  54. Janet Says:

    Linda, you’ve done a great job on all your postings keeping the comments relevant and interesting. It’s a constant battle to sift through the junk and approve the worthy comments… I have trouble with that personally, and tend to just turn off comments all together, but I know I must stop doing that.
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  55. Sindhuja Says:

    Yeah, you are right. In my blog i receive comments which are not just for sake and not related to the subject.thanks for sharing a valuable article on blog comments.

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  56. JOHN SMITH Says:

    Hi, Linda!
    I totally agree with you. Commenting is difficult and a quality comment is more difficult. I can learn about commenting the right way after reading your post!
    thanks!

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  57. Myla Polar Says:

    Agree. Really hate when a spammer drop post like non-sense and begins drop links with their website on it. But somehow, it helps getting traffic and giving your blogs visibility to search engines. Then walaaaa! It gives me no choice but to accept their comments. BUT I really won’t approve it unless it’s a quality one
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  58. Nicole Acosta Says:

    Hey Linda :) Very nice blog you have here! Proper commenting is something I think bloggers should learn about FIRST. Well, maybe not the first thing…but it should definitely be one of the top ten things on the “to learn list”. I’ll have to check out your other post you mentioned above.

    Have a great day!

    ~Nicole Acosta
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  59. breakup to makeup Says:

    I agree on the topic of this post but spammers can easily be spotted they are type of people that leave a generic comments like ” Great post you goth there buddy… I love this post blah blah… “or it will just divert the topic to another topic. When I saw a kind of like this I can spot the he/she a spammer directly.. anyways thanks for giving some info’s…
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  60. Chris Hedbanz Says:

    Its hard. You want to encourage interaction yet you don’t want spammers. A solid moderation plus rewarding people who do visit is always good. It’s funny there’s still a few who draw hard lines on commenting. I think comment luv is excellent esp premium.

    -Chris

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  61. liz@diamonds online Says:

    Hi Linda, you are right. As a blogger, taking the time to write up a unique and interesting post isn’t easy. When you finally publish your words you look forward to feedback. People doesn’t necessarily have to agree with you, but I can understand that you want relevant comments that add to the discussion.
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  62. Jeremy@Bible Trivia Says:

    Well I prefer blogs that are comment moderated and are picky about which comments to allow.

    The first thing I do is check the latest post date to see if the blog is dead. Sometimes it’s not dead yet but getting around like an 85 year old man. Sometimes it’s a zombie blog that post automatically but no one is at home upstairs, ya know.

    Second I check if the blog is really do follow. Sometimes they say they are but they are not.

    Third I check if the blogger regularly approves comments.

    fourth I check to see if they actually care about the comments they approve. Some people approve, “Hay great post. I totally agree.”

    Finally if all is well I bookmark the site. It’s actually rare to find a blog that fits all these and the ones that do are worth the effort.

    Thanks for being one of those blogs….(bookmark)

    PS I need a avatar I know…I’m working on that.

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  63. Jim Doug Says:

    I personally believe that the no follow should be gotten rid of, and sites should be valued on how well the comments are moderated.

    Jim Doug
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  64. chanikacha Says:

    I do agree with you all, I don’t really like when somebody comments on my blog and it’s not relevant to my post. It make me angry when my websites has so many spam comments.
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  65. Nancy Says:

    Thank you Linda for sharing this informative post..I learn a lot about the quality of comments..
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  66. Judy@Mommy Today Magazine Says:

    I know just how you feel. Every morning I have to weed a ton of spam from my blogs. I have plugins installed to catch them, but unfortunately it’s not a 100%. These comments do nothing for your blog, so just dump them where they belong: in the trash.
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  67. Amit Says:

    We must make quality comments and we must not spam ..you have covered great points ..Thanks
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  68. Anthony @Tulsa Attorney Says:

    I have gone through the same issues and it is not very cool ! I like to open my website to comments to engage my visitors and answer questions but most of the comments I get seem very… automated, I think. After much reading I have learned that people are using computer programs to scan websites for commenting systems and they leave these very generic comments that are irrelevant to the subject of the article… It can be frustrating to say the least. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and experience on this matter.
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  69. Cristian Balau Says:

    When I first started blogging I was desperate for getting as many comments as possible. I soon realized that most comments I had were in fact spam and dropped my blog’s content quality rating a lot. Point is, low quality comments will definitively hurt you on the long run.
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  70. lighting fixtures Says:

    The “Great job, article..” comments have zero value in my opinion.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  71. John Lucifer Says:

    I think this must be a cool concept that you have brought here. According to me, comments should be meaningful, well thought out and include some information on that topic. I have seen most of the times that people only use to write “nice post’ or ‘Thanks for sharing’. I really don’t like all this.

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  72. Poppy Says:

    This is a great call and one I employ on all of my blogs now, I, like you, didnt used to bother and would let almost anything go but then I realised something.

    When I visited a blog and saw a post with a string of nonsense comments after it I would think of the place as a little unkept and sometimes it would put me off going back, I realised that people would be doing this to me too! People would be put off my blog because of the actions of other people.

    I work too hard to build them to have other people hold me back!
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  73. john@Retin a cream Says:

    I am a blogger and make a lot’s of backlinks,but not a quality links.i really thankful to sire that learn me a lot of new things about blogs.yah it’s right commenting is difficult but quality commenting are much difficult.find a blog with good quality content,because google only gives a prefference to a quality sites.

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  74. Cristina@bedding Says:

    Hi Linda,

    I think you just said what other bloggers are wanting to say for a long time LOL. I love reading blogs and I do love to comment on topics that interest me. I’ve seen a lot of one liner comments and it’s true they really don’t add any value to the topic so leaving them on your page is useless. I think you’re very brave to have said what you just did because you’re not afraid to make a stand and I think you have every right to be proud of your blog.

    - Cristina
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  75. Syeda Mehwish Says:

    Hi Linda,
    I appreciate your step of not tolerating spammy comments and you are an active blogger and I like your communication with other bloggers, if the comments add value in blogpost then it will also add value in relationship.
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  76. Pete Goumas Says:

    Hi Linda,
    You make a good effort in stopping spammy comments.I think it’s time to transform the online environment into a responsible and save place. From my own experience, I can say that spam comments are a real issue nowadays.Genuine comments are required for building better relationship.
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  77. Berlin Hotels Says:

    I used to think I was being bit harsh if I didn’t accept all comments but the thing is I take pride in my posts and I want to be able to show the same pride in the quality of my comments, as should you. I’ve set the standard by accepting comments that are no longer going to be acceptable.

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  78. James@Enviromental Medical Says:

    Very well put. I think blog spam commenting is one of the scourges of the internet. I get tons and tons of comment spam daily. I think a lot of the problem is from Scrapebox. I wish someone would get rid of that thing.

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  79. Elena Anne Says:

    I am so afraid to comment after articles like this. I don’t want to epitomize the bad commenter mentioned in the article. I want to add to the conversations so I think I am an alright commenter.
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  80. conference gifts Says:

    some spam comments are being produced automatically by some applications and programs. So they are randomly popping out of blogs and other websites. Some of them are selling stuffs and medicines which we find it also distracting and annoying.

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  81. Ryan Hanley@Social Tools Says:

    Linda,

    I think it’s great that you’ve gone DoFollow and CommentLuv and KeywordLuv…

    Right now my blog is both DoFollow and CommentLuv, I haven’t yet implemented KeywordLuv.

    But from just going DoFollow I’ve seen a huge increase in Spam Comments so I spend a few minutes every day sifting through the garbage. I guess it’s just part of deal.

    Thanks!

    Ryan H.
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  82. Dennis Says:

    Hi Linda,

    Your blog about comments caught my eye and I had to add my 2 cents. I was browsing through edu sites one day and one really caught my attention. I had over 2,700 comments and about 90% of the comments were from people who just put their web address in the comment section and just started to add more and more web addresses. Some of the addresses were even for affiliate sites. These people did not even have the courtesy to say nice blog or keep up the good work. I guess all they were worried about was getting an edu backlink. As I have now started a new web site and added commentluv for comments any comments that do not say something constructive just get deleted. Sometimes I feel bad about it but they do not add anything to the other comments that say something of value. Well I went on long enough. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Dennis
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  83. john@tretinoin Says:

    It’s a nice way to reduce spammy comments in a blog.every blogger want’s to know about how to remove a spammy comments from a blog.

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  84. Stefan@outdoor equipment Says:

    I’ve always been a firm believer in the philosophy that if you don’t have anything interesting to say then its best to keep quiet, and that holds especially true for blog comments. Before I post anything I try to think to myself ‘is anyone going to be interested in reading this’ and if the answer is no then I don’t post.

    If the person managing a blog I post on happens to disagree with my assessment and doesn’t post one of my comments I certainly wouldn’t take it personally; it’s their space after all.

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  85. john@tretinoin Says:

    It’s better to make a quality comments rather than a spammy comments.it’s a better way to stop a spammer to comment on a blog.i have done a lot’s of comment in a blog,but when i realize that my all comments are in a spam.

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  86. Franklin Newsletter Says:

    We should minimize spam comments because this is one of the problem nowadays. And also your comments have a quality in order for this to be interesting enough.

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  87. Ammara Wasim Says:

    Hi
    I am agree from your point of view. Because me itself as commenting on this post want to share something productive. Yes its true that link-building is also important but saying something useless in comment box is not good. Thanks.

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  88. Angel Gomes@Open Sollicitatiebrief Says:

    Hi Linda,
    I was wondering. Have you noticed an increase in the amount and quality of the comments on you site since installing these plugins?
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  89. mark@cna training programs Says:

    Good post describing how to use KeywordLuv Plugin
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  90. nikki hill Says:

    Thank you Linda for helping blogger get back links from your site. I will try my best to make my comments of high quality when visiting your new blog post. You have set your standards and those who cannot follow will just have to look for blogs of poor quality and I do believe that we must set a trend of keeping comments of high quality so that Google will not implement a crackdown on commenting.
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  91. Taskrabbit Clone Says:

    Everyone is in a row to get first in this growing market and so they do not post a quality comment. I am really thankful to linda for this amazing blog.
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  92. dewan sohan Says:

    Actually, when a traffic read out a article carefully. Only than he can post an article perfectly. Though Quality comment also essential for approve by admin but I encourage bloggers to approve a comment without any hesitation. But admin should need to avoid spamming comments to approve. That’s it. Thanks buddy to write a quality article.
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  93. Rajasthan Tourism Says:

    Receiving a comment like, ‘Excellent post’ or ‘Keep blogging’ or ‘Thanks for sharing’ can be quite irritating indeed.

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  94. waterpearls Says:

    Hi Linda,
    I appreciate your step against spammy comments. It looks so stupid if we found a comment completely irrelevant to the post. I found many bloggers now take action and work against these types of comments. Quality comments are always noticeable and add value to the blog.
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  95. Jake@crude oil futures Says:

    In the world of blog, if you see there are tons of blogs with unqualified contents, do do the comments. So if there is any spam comment in your blog, just delete it.

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  96. Colin @ Sports Nutrition Advice Says:

    It never ceases to amaze me how people persist in leaving 2 and 3 word comments. Surely they must know the delete button will be hit straight away? I’m sure most web masters are just looking for a contribution to the discussion.
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  97. Brenda35 Says:

    This is so true Linda… I have accepted lots of spammy comments such as “Great posts!” “Keep it up”. I don’t understand why they can’t tell something even a single sentence about the blog itself to make me think that they spent time reading my blogs. Anyway, thanks for your tips, it broaden my awareness…
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  98. knee surgeons Says:

    Pointed! Linda, I think commenting is not only for creating or increasing the traffic of a blog it also helps to give better stuff by sharing various opinions. So, the quality of the comment is not enough but it should be constructiveand logical, too so that the blogger can get something better. Good luck and thanks for the focus.

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  99. BulkSeoContent Says:

    I appreciate your step which you take through to your post. In now days this problem is getting so far that we need to stop it right now. Quality comments and blogs are always getting appreciation and valuable.

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  100. Hussain Says:

    Linda very effective article on spammy comments. If your are a link builder or a blogger it doesn’t mean that you just put irrelevant comments to that post you must read the post and learn something new from it and also know how much hard work done be the webmaster to write that post. Linda good step to stop those type of spammy comments.

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  101. Jenna Grimes Says:

    Quality comments are important. For those people who will simply say ‘great post’ or thank me for the post I will consider them spam, for that shows they haven’t even taken time to read through post.
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  102. Faissal Alhaithami Says:

    I really detest those who see blog commenting only as a means of gaining links. I strongly believe that blog commenting should always be done to add more tips, spark up a value-added discussion or showcase one’s expertise. If done right, commenting on blogs has the potential to opening doors to new opportunities and relationships.

    Thanks.
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  103. Anton Koekemoer Says:

    Hi Linda,

    By looking at the large amount of comment on this topic (though the blog has been running for quite a while now) I think you are not the only webmaster with spam or low quality comment problems. This is -in my opinion- a general problem. People want to comment just for the sake of increasing their own exposure – not realizing that the more relevancy and value you add to a post by commenting the more likely you will have people following through to your website. Quality in content – especially with the people commenting is a big aspect of maintaining a good ranking website.
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  104. Brian Roldan Says:

    Great topic I appreciate it..It is useful article since there are a lot of spam comment nowadays..Thanks

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  105. online funding Says:

    Hi Linda, First I need to appreciate your steps for quality comments, I think having quality and relevant comments for the post helps to increase the targeted readers, I just retweeted this post… :)
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  106. Website Solution Says:

    Thanks for your tips, very helpful. I think the best way to have good comments is that you reply the comments as soon as you can to show that you appreciate your readers’ feedback… I found that really worked.

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  107. Ashley Says:

    I also of the opinion that nofollow comments should be done away with. Quality of the comments should be the thing to be considered when the comments are being moderated.
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  108. Lovely @ What If? The Movie Says:

    There is actually a plugins in wordpress that you can install to prevent spam. I am not really that sure but I think it is the askimet plugin. It is free, so if your site is wordpress then you can make use of this plugin help the blog site clean.

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  109. abdul wahab Says:

    thanks, but i already know people have the option to take off their comment box and to disable comments.
    What i mean is the comment box will be on their channel, but their is no place for me to leave a comment, (there is usually a white box where you can leave a comment and then press the button and then the comment will show up, but this is not there and i still se other peoples comments)

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  110. Sergio@cazare Says:

    I tend to think abouy quality comments as a confirmation from the people (my visitors) that I’m on track and they still find my stuff interesting. Aside from the financial aspect of maintaining a website there’s nothing more rewarding than knowing you are influencing people this way.

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  111. Derek Maak @ Text Your Ex Back Review Says:

    Hey Linda,

    I wish more bloggers would follow suit. I still see a ton of bloggers that let crummy comments through. For me, even if someone leaves a comment themselves instead of using some kind of bot, it’s not good enough if all it says is, “Thanks for the post. That was really great information about XYZ.” Even though they’ve mentioned what was in the article (XYZ) it’s not acceptable in my mind to just say that was great information. At least make an effort to add something unique.
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  112. Jeremy Says:

    I agree with you, waterpearls. It is just so annoying to check those spamy comments that aren’t relevant to what the blog content is all about. Thanks for this wonderful guide, Linda. I always find it very helpful.

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  113. merry Says:

    @linda

    well, I think every person in the blogging community is trying to put their link and what they must have to put is off of their eye balls…In fact all the good and quality comment hit back by the users which is shows the effectiveness of commenting on any blog..so therefore, i always focus to spread more information that i know rather than praising the blog writer only. no doubt appreciating is the most important part of motivating the bloggers about their blogs but you have to motivate your self as well to leave a quality comment to get connected for long term with any blog.
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  114. kevin@debtrelief Says:

    There is definitely a difference between a comment and a quality comment. Nine times out of ten, you can read the comments and it seems as if the people didn’t even bother to read the article and just commented to comment. Quality comments too, are fairly easy to spot as far as who is adding to the discussion and actually read and understood the information in the article.

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  115. sell iphone apps Says:

    Absolutely, some people just says thanks for posting or sharing. The discussion with concern to the content can improve the comment quality. Real and informative thoughts can lead this comment chain.

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  116. linda@ideas for invention Says:

    ya you are right Linda ..always quality comments are recognized but some people just comment for namesake which is really sicking

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  117. Sarah Mills Says:

    Blog commenting done the proper way can really contribute to not only getting enough no-follow links, which is natural (look at the last Panda updates), but also engaging people and getting targeted traffic. Building a relationship with the blog writer and commenting on posts where you have something valuable to say. In terms of getting traffic and building up your reputation, blog commenting is brilliant if you add something valuable. Thumbs up for this post!

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  118. buy beats today Says:

    Most authors are wasting their time producing dozens to hundreds of high quality articles that never reach a fraction of their traffic potential. It’s a darn shame.

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  119. Advin@web development forum Says:

    There is big difference between comments and quality comments. Normal comment means just post meaningless comment which has not any useful information while quality comment has effective sentences and creative content related blog post.

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  120. Lori Says:

    Hi Linda

    I’ve noticed the same problem on several blogs I have – seems like the amount of spam has increased a LOT this last year as more people think that blog commenting is some kind of gold to get page rank. Pity since I find I block a lot more comments than I allow and would really LOVE some real comments. Some you can just tell are left by a robot and not a person with absolutely nothing to do with the actual post. Pity and I sure wish I could ban all robots from my sites :P
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  121. list of social bookmarking sites Says:

    Great information Linda . this is really needed in every blog and you always try in providing useful information to your readers , thanks for your great efforts

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  122. Italia Asea@Asea Truffa Says:

    It is really easy for me to hit delete on comments that obviously spammy. I have a harder time though on comments where I am unsure if the commenter is speaking in a second language or is new to blogging so may not know comment etiquette.

    Like even if someone just said, great blog post! I don’t know that I would delete it. I probably should though. I am too much of a softie I guess!
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  123. Md Firdosh Says:

    comments and quality comments are two different things. People know that comments can help them in building links so they try to leave spam instead of leaving quality comments.I want to thank you for sharing this information.
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  124. Enviro Equipment Blog Says:

    Linda,

    We tried the past to make our blog “dofollow” but found that we were inundated by both automated and not automated spam comments. It also didn’t seem to encourage any legitimate comments.

    How do you prevent all the many messages most dofollow blogs get?
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    • Linda Grace Says:

      Ken,
      I think so much depends on the purpose of your site. Some times like Lindagraceonline.com the purpose is interaction with readers. I use the “Akismet” plugin and also “Growmap Anti Spambot” Plugin to avoid spam.
      These two plugins really work for me.
      ~Linda

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  125. Nina Corales@Driving Lessons Says:

    Dropping comments to other blogs is a great opportunity for you to create become part of the community and allow you to gain online visibility. Leaving valuable comments can help you build a positive impression which can enhance your brand.

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  126. Mei Mayore@Life Insurance Quotes Canada Says:

    Commenting on other blogs offers a lot of benefits. First, it allows you to create a connection with other bloggers.In addition, it also help you become more visible in the blogging community.
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  127. Remy Santos@Solar Lighting Says:

    When commenting on other blogs you should not only think of what you can get from doing but you must also think on how you can add value to the post.
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  128. Elaine Salt@Minnesota Property Management Says:

    When commenting in blogs make sure that your comment is relevant to the post. Also, always show respect even if your beliefs conflict with the post of the author.

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  129. Lexi Says:

    I’ve been blogging for more than five years myself and I have to say, I can relate to not accepting all comments I get on my mail. Though granted some of them are mostly spam comments. I’m sorta glad Google eased up on the whole linbuilding thing so I see spammers more rarely now. How about you?

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  130. Mindy Koch Says:

    Great post!

    Just kidding. Wait, I mean I am not kidding because it was a great post. But I am kidding because of the whole great post thing… oh never mind!!

    I agree with your whole post. Spot on. I don’t know why people don’t take the few extra minutes to write a comment that actually responds to the article! Especially on blogs like these which have GASP anti-spam installed. They are obviously here as a real person – why not just actually BEHAVE like one and respond to the post?

    But seriously, it really was a great post. :)
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    • Linda Grace Says:

      Mindy~
      You look the kind of visitor that I would love to work with! I have just found some awesome tools! Look on the sidebar of my site and join for free! I love it when the Powers that May work in my favor… this is one of those times!
      ~Lnda

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  131. donna abbigliamento Says:

    Hi,

    compliments for this blog.

    There are a lot of interesting Plugins, but i think that your work about manual moderation of Replys, is the Key for a great quality blog.

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  132. Multi contents for all Says:

    Many bloggers do not care about the comments, they just need traffic and backlinks alone, just like you, I also think the same. it would be nice if you read the first article to be commented on, and comment in accordance with the topic of the article. Many people just leave short comments like: good, nice, and so forth. Commenting is a way to appreciate the author of the blog, you will surely like to have your article review comments giver, whether it be positive or constructive criticism. Sometimes we do not understand what is commented on by the giver comments. I hope that my comment is in line with your expectations. greetings and success always.

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  133. Saudi website maker Says:

    yap this is very impotent that commenter should right a unique and relevant comment for the blogger. with unique and relevant comment you have 100% chance to approved by blogger.

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  134. Sire Says:

    Hey Linda, thanks so much for including me in your post. I’m so happy that I was able to influence you in this way. I’m so proud that you’ve taken what I have taught you to the next level. Not everyone has been able to do that. You have and that great.

    These days I’m deleting so many more comments but that’s cool because like you said, it’s all about quality and a heap of poor comments diminishes the quality of the post because it shows the author doesn’t care enough to take the hard line.

    Keep up the good work
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  135. Linda Grace Says:

    I guess it’s time for me to learn more from you, I need to remove some of these comments! In the comment I left on your blog yesterday, I was actually talking about a different post, one that’s not yet published, it will be about how to motivate people to leave comments~

    Enjoy the day!
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    • Sire@Best Gift Ideas Says:

      I once did an instructional post on leaving good comments where I graded each comment out of 10 explaining why they got their grade and whether or not it would have survived in reality.

      When deciding whether or not a comment survives I look to see whether or not it adds anything to the post or the conversation in general. Sometimes it’s a hard choice. When not sure I ask the commentator a question, if they don’t come back to reply I leave the comment but delete the link and commentluv.
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      • Linda Grace Says:

        I love your idea! I’m just getting ready to post about getting comments, and I struggle with deciding whether or not to approve them! This is great advice! I now know my next post!
        ~Linda

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  136. Garcia Lauren Says:

    This is indeed an important aspect to keep in mind. Whenever I search the web for some information and open a page, I always look at the comments. This is so because I want to be doubly sure that the information given is really reliable.

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    • Linda Grace Says:

      Garcia,
      Thank you for taking the time to comment. Unfortunately this post was written in my earlier days of blogging and I allowed lots of comments that are not quality. I don’t want to spend the time going back and deleting!
      ~Linda

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  137. Bryant Joshua Says:

    Comment are really one of most important entity of a blog post that says much about the what others thinks about the author views and how much one can relay on the information given in the page.

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    • Linda Grace Says:

      Bryant,
      I agree that comments illustrate the activity of a blog. I am just now deciding my niche with this one, and I promise to reply to all worthy comments.
      ~Linda

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      • Phillips Mackenzie Says:

        I totally agree with you Linda. Comments illustrates the activity on a blog and at the same time it provides a way to start a conversation with the author. I wish you all the best for your promise to reply to all worthy comments.

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        • Linda Grace Says:

          Thank you! Is it Makenzie Phillips or Phillips Makenzie? Yes! Making the commitment to reply to every comment has really helped me connect with real people! I’m deleting the comments that look like a spambot and I’m much happier!
          ~Linda

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  138. led hats Says:

    Sometimes genuine comments got deleted. It is because of super strict spam filters. I understand about getting rid of hackneyed comments like “Thank you”, “This is good information”, etc. (though these phrases can be genuine too, depending on the commentators’ intentions). I don’t know what rules applied by spam filters.

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    • Linda Grace Says:

      It all depends on the webmaster. You can see from my blog, until recently I hadn’t committed to answering every quality comment and deleting the ones who aren’t of value.
      Having said that, I approved you’re last comment but I wasn’t given a reply box and I can’t remember which post you commented on!
      Sorry~ Linda

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  139. Thompson Gabriella Says:

    It is a good move Linda to introduce ‘dofollow’,’commentluv’,’keywordluv’ plugins to stop the incessant spamming going over the net much to the bloggers’ annoyance.I agree that it is the least expectation of a blogger to receive comments of some quality and thus develop a good rapport with the readers via frequent interaction.Many of my readers were new and their comments used to get filtered due to strict spamming system.Reading your post,I am too thinking to educate my readers little more about the spamming filter rules and writing a meaningful comments.

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    • Linda Grace Says:

      Gabriella,
      Thank you for writing a “meaningful comment” ~ it does definitely add quality to the blog. I have to say it is definitely difficult deciding which comments to delete. There are great number of comments that are short and seem to be heart felt don’t add anything new, after all, what more needs to be said to a well-written post!
      ~Linda

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  140. Johnson Melanie Says:

    In any blog, comments play a very important role. Even when I open any blog, I read the comments first. The quality of the comments speak about the article. The author can also understand the readers’ way of understanding.

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    • Linda Grace Says:

      Johnson~
      I’m not sure there are many people like you who read the comments first! But I do know we show our commitment to the blog by deleting all the spam! It’s all a learning process for both reader and webmaster!
      ~Linda

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  141. Makayla Says:

    I do think comments are an integral part of any blog. Only quality comments make a blog successful. Comments also help the author to improve and bring out more quality articles. Also as mentioned in the above comment, I also have the habit of reading the comments in any blog.

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  142. Isaiah erythnul Says:

    I agree with you that there is a sharp and a stark difference between only a comment and a quality comment.A blogger should regularly moderate his comments and filter out the ones which do not make sense or not pertinent to the subject.Such type of comments could degrade the quality of the post and the page rank may get demoted as a consequence.

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  143. Panduan@belajar inggris Says:

    I never care whether my comment is approved or not.
    Sometimes several comments give other opinion or alternative from other people, that give useful information as well. That’s why I like to be a visitor.
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  144. Sophia germaphobic Says:

    Many bloggers just keep on writing and updating their articles without paying any heed to the response in the form of comments from their readers. On the contrary there is another set of people who post on their blogs with a sole intention of getting more traffic and achieving good page rank. And in that process,they validate almost all the comments no matter whether they are constructive or not.I think both the attitudes are wrong.It is a responsibility of the blogger to encourage readers to write quality comments and should reply them as a note of appreciation.Similarly the readers should put pertinent comments to inspire blogger to come up with nice posts in future.They should not write any irrelevant comments just for the sake of back-links.This is purely give and take process.

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    • Linda Grace Says:

      Sophia~
      I’m finally getting my brain wrapped around comment spam ~ Eventually I’ll take the time to get all of it off Lindagraceonline.com … eventually…
      ~Linda

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  145. Web Design Agency London Says:

    Hahaha, I am a bit new to commenting on blog posts and didn’t know much about spamming.I understand that it can get frustrating when people don’t post quality comments on posts you spent hours researching for. Just like you wrote, put your foot down and don’t moderate them. It will catch on later that this is a dofollow blog that allows only quality comments.Hopefully :-)

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