It has been a few days since my last post, based on the subject matter at hand, which has been frustrating. As in any social media such as FaceBook and Twitter, commenting or posting has been a standard practice. Blogs are no Different! So why is it that makes so many people or business online fail to conduct their person accordingly?
What am I talking about?
That when a person or business leaves a comment they should leave:
- Their real ID, (Name)
- Contact information, that is associated with their real name or that truly exist.
- Website ( this is optional)
- Avatars a plus
This will show that the commenter is serious in nature on the subject matter.Not by leaving false contact information or changing ID’s just to add more comments with more self-serving links.
Note: It is hard to change your IP address.
This is where Twitter, Facebook and MySpace has been successful, they have created memberships that make up ones ID, so there is no way around false or spamming conduct.Commenting On Blogs! of the quickest ways to be banned from Blogs and Forums.
I have read numerous articles relating to this very subject matter, and truly not understanding the problem that bloggers were being faced with until being faced with it myself. It is amazing the number of comments that you receive when you have comments open to everyone. I’am finding that nearly 85% of comments are not even post related or generic, shoot I have even received full post, promoting products or services.I sometimes wonder if they really understand the concept of the commenting feature. If you do not understand the concept:
- Comments: are post related views or opinions
- Contacting Author: is done by using a contact form, most blogger have this feature, it is called Contact Us.
Not rocket science here! One must ask themselves how in the world do they find us?
I understand the concept, of link building and promotions but this is going over the top and making you look like a Spammer. No reputable business or blogger will moderate and approve your comments, if they can help it.
There are a few methods you can use to avoid spamming comments.
- Turn off your commenting.
- Have members only commenting.
- Hold all comments for moderation.
Which all 3 of these methods have their shortcomings:
- no commenting means no feedback,
- members only restricts new potential followers,
- holding comments for moderation only creates another work load.
So what do we do? I like the comment feature, it provides valuable feedback when used properly, end of conversation.
How are you handling your commenting system?