One blogger’s spam is another blogger’s solid comment.
Spam is like that.
I have chatted with a few rocking bloggers recently about what constitutes spam and what is a valuable comment.
Opinions vary from blogger to blogger although all bloggers agree that keyword names combined with completely off topic, self-promotional comments are dead on spam comments.
But a few other comments may be open to interpretation.
As more comments pour into Blogging From Paradise I’m faced with a snap decision; what stays and what goes blog comment wise? I used to be lenient. But times have changed. Although we have no exclusive community at BFP I needed to crack the blog commenting whip. Generic comments became spam, as did any off-topic comment leading away from the blog post subject toward borderline non-sequitur thoughts.
Newbie or struggling bloggers tend to have a tough time with this blog comment filtering deal tough. I recall how getting any old comment felt good during lean times but you need to develop posture to become a successful blogger.
Your blog is no dumping ground. Treat your blog and commenting field with respect. Readers need to earn a spot on your blog through posts or the comments section. Spam any comment that doesn’t add value or foster relationship building. Boost engagement and attract fewer spammers who feel they can sneak a crappy comment through your spam filters.
I’m sharing these 4 potential spammy activities to give you clarity on your blog commenting campaign. Continue reading…