Blog comments for SEO get a lot of flack – and for good reason. If you spend your time leaving comments on blogs within various niches just so you can get a coveted link back, then there’s a pretty high chance that you are a spammer. Many of your comments may not even get approved. If that the case, then you are wasting your time.
So what would cause a blog comment to get deleted without being approved by the blog master? Here are some reasons your blog comments might get trashed with barely a read:
- It is obvious spam; the blog comment contains multiple links with unrelated anchor text and is even written in such a way that it is mere gibberish. If you can’t take the time to write a cogent comment, don’t expect it to be approved.
- It appears on an unrelated blog or unrelated blog post. If your comment is about rotating tires and it appears on a dentistry blog, it’s likely spam. Or, if your comment about rotating tires appears on an auto mechanic’s blog but the blog post is about changing spark plugs, then that could be considered spam.
- You don’t use your name. Rather, you use a keyword phrase like “Tire Rotations” within the name field.
- Your comments contains multiple links within the body of your comment, each one trying to garner keyword anchor text juice.
These are just some of the reasons why your blog comments might be considered spam and deleted. Take the time to leave good comments on the right blogs and they’ll be approved.