Looking to get your comment deleted from my blog? Comment like this…
1. “Hey, this doesn’t relate to your post at all but…. http://www.linkthatdoesnotrelate.com” – you lost me at “doesn’t relate.”
2. On one of my contest posts: “Everyone come enter my contest instead! at http://www.mycontestisbetterthanyours.com” – sad. Really even if you leave out the “instead”, I’m likely to delete you AND not enter you in my contest. This, in my opinion, is no better than spam. It’s just not cool. You already get to leave your url at my blog.
3. Say one of the following: “You suck” – “That last comment sucked” – “This post is stupid” – if my blog, my readers, or I suck so hard core, please back it up with why. I mean, it’s the least you can do, and it will save you from a delete.
4. On my post about organic shirts: “I love organic shirts, they’re so much better than regular shirts, my favorite organic shirts are from http://myorganicshirts.com” – then I look and guess what your url and email are – oh, big surprise, “myorganicshirts.com” this is slightly concealed spam within a semi-decent comment, but I’ll still catch and delete you.
5. “I HAVE A BLOG LIKE THIS! PLEEZE COME SEE MY BLOG LIKE THIS BLOG!” sigh.
You know, commenting at other blogs is one very cool way to promote your blog, and get more traffic. However, you do need to leave a real comment. The comments above are the types of things I see all the time. Often I’ll go check out the blogger and see that they’re working for someone else, say, a network blog, or an obvious company blog, which frankly boggles my mind. Bad comments are a terrible way to promote your client’s blog. If you work for someone as a blogger, and part of your gig is networking, you can do better than the above.
I promise, you’ll get more clicks back to your blog if you leave a comment that has one or more of the following traits:
- Relates to the topic.
- Respectfully argumentative
What sort of comments frustrate you?