As a blogger you need to build backlinks as well as producing unique content for your blog, and for this you opt so many link building techniques such as blog commenting, guest blogging, article marketing, directory submissions etc. From these, Blog Commenting is one of the most used link building strategy and even it is used to build healthy relationships with fellow bloggers. But as the number of comment spamming is increasing day by day, bloggers started using anti-spam plugins such as Akismet, GASP and others. So in this case you must write a comment which doesn’t look spammy otherwise your comments will end up in the spam folder of the blogs.
So How to write comments which will not end up in Spam Folder??
Here is how:-
1. Use your real name
If you do commenting on wordpress blogs then you may find comment interface(default comment interface) which looks like this:-
Now here You can see three fields Name, Email and website. You can also see commentluv section(this is available on commentluv enabled blogs) So what you need to do is to Place your real name in the very first field Name.
As My name is Atish Then I will put Atish in the name section and if I see there the site is keywordluv enabled or commenluv premium then I must use my keywords also with my name but in a proper way such as [email protected] Blog but if the site is not enabled with these plugins then I must not use my keyword there. Also I will not use only the keyword in name field because It looks spammy and there are chance for your comment to be end up in the spam box. So using your Proper name in the name field is must if you don’t want your comment in the spam box or being trashed by the admin. For example We at techtricksworld, Don’t approve the comments which has no real names.
2. Use your personal email address
The second field is of email where you need to put your valid email id. I suggest to use your real email. Don’t use [email protected]gmail.com(say) or [email protected]gmail.com(say). Here the things you should see are [email protected] and [email protected], such type of mail ids are one of the reason for your comments to go in the spam folder so try to use your real mail id such [email protected]gmail.com(say) to avoid spam folder.
3. Place only homepage urls
The Third field is of website, here you need to put your site’s url to get backlink for it. I suggest to use only homepage url there. Avoid using your long urls, short urls and feed urls. These are also the reasons which push your comments to the spam box.
4. Write something valuable
The last field there is Comment Body where you need to put your views, questions etc. You must write there something valuable instead of writing only thanks for the post, Awesome post or something like that. Such comments end up in spam box most of the time. So Avoid writing these and do write something useful (atleast 2 sentences) such as you can write there your views about that post or you can ask any question if needed or you can also add something if you find anything missing in that post. One more thing don’t place any link in the comment body.
5. Still Going to Spam
If you are doing everything right and still you notice that on some of the blogs your comment is hitting the spam folder then write a good email to the admin of that blog and ask them politely about the issue. Ask them to check their spam folder as well and rescue your comment and if they find the comment useful then request them to mark that as not spam so that from the next time when you comment on that blog, your comment will land on inbox.
If doing everything doesn’t work for you and your comments going to spam everywhere then do contact Akismet for the issue. Once my comments were going to spam as well then I did contact Akismet and problem was solved within 4-5 days. They gave the reason that so many bloggers has marked your comment as spam so system was considering you as spammer [It happened because when I was an infant in blogging I didn’t know all these stuffs]. From then my comments never go to spam though I write good comments as well.
After all of these tips, I would like to suggest you to read the comment policy of every blog(if they have) before commenting on them. So that you would not break their rule and hence they will not mark your comment as spam.
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