Comments are the most important part of any blog or website.
This is one section which is really worth a good reading. It shows how people love the writer and the published content. It shows the feelings and expressions of readers on any content.
Every blogger wants maximum numbers of comments on his blog articles, as he spends several hours on researching a topic and then compiling all the information thus collected into useful and engaging content for his readers. In other sense, comments are kind of pride and honor for the bloggers. Most leading blogs get lots of comments and if you have been keen enough to notice, a good blogger makes sure that he replies to as many comments as he possibly can to be able to engage his community.
Comments also play an important role in gaining community spotlight, and popularity among the community. Usually, people drop comments when they like or extremely dislike the content. In both situations, comments power up the reach of blog either in positive sense or negative. Such blogs where users love to comment and give their feedback to write, takes time to approve the comments before showing in the public. There are several reasons for such filters and mechanics that require moderation approved comments. The comment moderation fashion actually protects the healthy community from spam, and allows bloggers to decide whether he wants to publish a comment or not.
There are times when you leave comments and feedback on blogs, where moderators actively monitor them. And you might as well be surprised when you notice that your comments were not published at all. Have you ever tried to guess why your comment was not approved by the moderator?
Now, that is a tricky question. But there could be several reasons for filtering the comments. To make sure that your comment isn’t left out, spend a good two minutes and read the ‘Commenting Policy’ which most leading blogs have these days. This policy aims to ensure that only meaningful and genuine comments are left behind by readers. Violating the policy could be the biggest reason for your comments not getting published.
Here are some other reasons for your comment getting ‘trashed’ by the moderator:
1. Single Line Comment
One main reason of not approving your comment could be a single line comment or, even worse, a 2-3 word comment like “Hey, Good Post” or “Great Work”. Now, something like this can easily turn off of the writer and most good bloggers will never approve of a comment like this. In-fact this is most often explicitly stated in the Commenting policy that “Single line comments” will not be published”. If you want to see your comment getting published, provide genuine feedback to the writer.
2. Comment With Penguin Taste
Yeah! Comment with taste of Google Penguin. Actually, by using this term, I want to refer to those comments that are filled with external URL links. They only focus on commenter’s online property than the original blog. Almost all of us daily receive such comments on our blogs, but thanks to spam blocking automation plugins available on the internet, such comments get trashed automatically without causing us too much of a headache!
3. Panda Skills In Comment
Yet another Google related term for comments. By using word “Panda”, I am referring to the comments that are highly equipped with low quality lines, and more focused on commenter’s targeted keywords, backlinks and anchor texts. If you are used to drop such comments on bigger community blogs, then you should stop thinking about the approval of your comment. At least, I am not going to approve any comment with shady content.
4. You Need an English Teacher
Ouch! That could be the worst reason for your comment getting trashed. You must be writing the comment in your own language. A comment full of typos and grammatical mistakes not only affects the comments section, but also the writer’s whole research work. So, check out your spellings and grammatical errors before pressing the “Publish” button.
5. Comment In Your Own Language
A majority of blogs these days are in English. If your English is not too good and you choose to comment in another language, it will be very difficult for the blogger or moderator to actually know about your feedback. Such comments look like SPAM and the chances of such comments getting trashed are huge!
6. Sales Mens’ Comments
There is no future of comments which are full of affiliate links, and other promotional stuff. Many blogger allows you to use HTML tags in the comment section – the sole purpose of such option is to make the comment section more beautiful and not to turn a great community into a spamming hub by using HTML tags option.
7. Bureaucratic Comment
If the blog has a Comment Policy, you should take a look at the policy first and see what the author/ blogger wants to hear from his readers/ followers. If you choose not to read this policy and write something that can initiate fire against the blog or writer, I can only feel sorry for you because your comment will be immediately removed from the blog. On a bad day, you could even get banned altogether for commenting on that website.
8. Comment With NC-17 (Adult Website)
The url section in the comment section plays an important role in determining your authority and identity at editor’s desk. If your comment is equipped with some adult website URL, then you will never able to see your approved comment on any blog. The moderator will directly remove your comment from his blog to keep his own blog safe and healthy.
9. Self-Defense Comment
In any case if you are attacking the publication or blogger behind the blog, you are unlikely to see your comment getting published. The reason behind this is simple, plain logic! Everyone loves to have a good reputation in his / her in the community, and if you attempt to assail him publicly, he will have reason for rejecting your comments immediately.
10. Attacking On Earning Stream
While commenting on someone’s blog, you should refrain from discussing its advertisers or major affiliate brands he/she promotes because there is no future of such comments in the public. If you vent your ire against brands or advertisers which are supporting him financially in running the blog, you comment will never get published.
11. Discrimination In Comment
If your comment to a blog is based on racial discrimination, it will be deleted immediately by any administrator or moderator who is controlling the community as racial discrimination comments always spark controversy and no sensible blogger would want to hog limelight for those reasons!
Comments with hateful content or words also have no future. Some moderators change the hate words or edit the comments to make them more readable though most of them will disapprove of such comments immediately.
13. Bad Street Language
If you love to insult or use bad language in your real life, please limit it to your real life. Don’t ever try to use bad language online because in the virtual world, there is an option to shut out bad language. Make sure to avoid bad language in your comments if you want to see them getting published.
14. Comment Without Vision
Comments without proper knowledge, and irrelevant queries to specific article could be the biggest source of irritation for the moderators and bloggers. Anyone can get frustrated by reading an irrelevant comment or discussion on specific topic. Try to post relevant comments only.
15. Misuse Of Power
It’s now about your past behavior with other members and publications on the internet. Most bloggers keep track of their commenters, and they remind everyone by their ID’s. So, if you have any shady past in the virtual world, you should be willing to wait for a long time before you can see your comments getting approved again by moderators or bloggers.
16. Attack On Member
You must take care of your temper and you think twice before letting it out on someone in a community discussion. In most cases, such commenters get deleted from the moderators’ desk altogether. This is because the approvers take caution against stirring up strong sentiments and getting negative publicity.
17. Irrelevant Comment
Don’t try to annoy moderators with irrelevant or basic queries. If that is what you have been doing, some of your comments might get approved but mostly they will be deleted. Even if they do get approved, they are unlikely to get any replies.
18. Missing Of Administrator
Some comments are not approved of immediately. The delay in approval may cause you to believe that they have not been approved. That may not always be the reason. At times, the tight schedule of the moderator can cause such delays. So, it is in your best interests to handle the situation gently. You may choose to approach the man behind the blog over social media, and after introducing yourself, ask him about the approval of your comment.
19. Moody Moderator
Approving or rejecting the comments is the moderator’s sole prerogative, if he is a foul mood for any reason, he might use ‘bulk delete’ action against all pending comments. Now, in that case, there is little you can do, besides, of course, praying that the moderator be in a mood to take back feedback left behind by you.
20. Automation Moderation
Many of you may are aware of the plugins and services that help moderators and administrator to stay spam free on the internet and monitor every incoming link, comment and reader to their blog to ensure spam free environment to readers. In such automation moderation, some gets their comments deleted or killed by the robotic system behind the panel.
Well, if you are still here and reading this article, I believe you are really interested in knowing about the reasons of rejection of approving your comment on any blog.
I hope these steps will help you in leaving comments on various blogs.