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How to Write a Good Blog Comment and Bypass the Spam Filter in WordPress

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Have you ever thought about what makes a good blog comment? Want to know of a sure-fire way to bypass the spam comment filter in WordPress? In this article, we will show you how to write a good blog comment and bypass the spam filter in WordPress.

Comments are a great way to interact with the blogs you read. Most site owners love and crave comments. In their eyes, comments show that readers found their content engaging and useful.

Sadly, comments are now being used by spammers and bots as a promotional mechanism rather than a micro-conversation tool. We get tons of comments here on WPBeginner, and those that stand out share several common traits.

Let’s take a look at how to write a good blog comment and get noticed.

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1. Why Do You Want to Comment?


Before you leave a comment, you need to ask yourself why do you want to leave that comment? Some people want to become friends with the blog owner to explore networking opportunities. Others may just want to say thank you, while some might disagree and want to express their own views.

Think out loud what you want your comment to accomplish before you write it. This will help you gather your thoughts more precisely and will allow you to be more eloquent.

2. Be Respectful and Courteous


It goes without saying that if you want to be heard and noticed, then you should be polite, respectful, and kind.

Even if you disagree with the post, you should express your views without being rude to the site owner or other users.

Remember the site owner can delete your comment, mark it as spam, and/or block your IP altogether.

Friends and good manners will carry you where money won’t go.

– Margaret Walker

3. Don’t Comment for a Backlink


Comments with backlinks in the message are more likely to be marked as spam.

Some users try to leave signature links to their site in their comments. This is a waste of your time, and more likely than not your comment will be caught by a spam filter or in a moderation queue.

First of all, you need to understand that all links in blog comments are nofollow by default. You will not get the SEO bump that you are hoping for.

Second, why waste your time writing comments when you can get featured on any blog in the world. If you have great writing skills and all you want is publicity, then writing guest posts will benefit you a lot more than leaving backlinks in comments.

If you must leave a link, then make sure that it is relevant to the post. Self-promotional links are usually deleted unless you’re a regular user of the website.

4. Add Value to The Discussion

Add Value

When writing your comment, your #1 goal should be to add value to the original discussion. There are plenty of ways to do that.

For example, if you are commenting on a list post, then add more information about an item already in the list or perhaps suggest an alternative item.

Asking relevant questions can help other readers, and it is also the easiest way to add value to a discussion. However, you need to be smart about it and only ask if you really have a question.

It’s crucial that you read the comments that are already published. This will give you an idea of where the conversation is heading, and you would avoid repeating the things that others have already said.

5. Spellcheck and Proofread

Spellcheck & Proofread

You should never use ALL CAPS in your comment (that’s simply rude).

Some site owners are very strict about grammar and spelling, so you may want to do your best there.

All browsers come with built-in spell-check tools that you can use to correct mistakes as you write. You can also install Chrome extensions like Grammarly or After the Deadline to proofread your comments.

6. Retweet, Share, and Reblog

Share and Reblog

If you think of a post worthy enough of your comment, then why not share it with the rest of the world. Tweet a link to the post or your own comment. You can also share it on Facebook or reblog on your own blog. This also allows you to get more people involved in the discussion.

It also shows the site owner that you liked their article, and you care. It’s one of the great ways to start networking with an influencer and get in their radar.

7. Private Feedback


Comments are supposed to be about the article and post you are reading. If you want to address the site owner or have another suggestion, then it’s best to use the contact form instead of leaving it all in the comment.

It’s a bonus when you leave a great comment and then send helpful feedback through the contact form. Two quick touch-points can go long way in helping you get noticed by the writer.

We hope this article helped you learn how to write a good blog comment and hopefully your comments will bypass the spam filters. You may also want to see our free WordPress beginner workshop recordings.

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15 CommentsLeave a Reply

  1. Syed Balkhi says

    Hey WPBeginner readers,
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  2. Fransizca Tercüme says

    Thanks for sharing this nice info expect some more in near future. educeviri of very nice information.

  3. Fransizca Tercüme says

    I love commenting on articles and i use to comment regularly. This article will help me to comment in a proper way, thanks for sharing it Mack.

  4. Fransizca Tercüme says

    Thanks for this helpful information I agree with all points you have given to us. I will follow all of them.

  5. Fakrul Islam says

    Thank you very much, It is a very helpful post, but still now my comments does not publishing. I tried in many website but it does not work.

  6. Donna says

    Your article was well written but it sure didn’t provide what I came here for. Your article showed how to make a good comment but it does not highlight the other aspect of your link. I found this rather deceiving. Please change your title….

  7. Thom Bouman says

    Thanks for the tips.

    Confession: I was (and still am) working very hard on my site and a blog and had (still have) no traffic so I tried to by back links via blog commenting on Fiverr last year. I felt really bad about polluting other peoples hard work and writing this with red cheeks.

    Conclusion: What a waste of money and time.

    Karma: I’ve got the feeling it did the site more damage than good. Later I got a lot of comment spam on my own blog too.

    Tip: After installing Akismet the spam stopped.

    Hope this helps,

  8. Larraine Lamb says

    I have been getting numerous ‘self promoting’ comments and wonder if there is a way to block them. This started a few weeks ago and I get several a day.

    Thank you,

    • WPBeginner Support says

      You can mark these comments as spam. Unfortunately most such comments are cleverly and manually submitted which makes it hard to stop them from appearing in your moderation queue.


  9. Sacha says

    That was a very interesting article. I’ve never really thought about how I write comments or the meaning behind them. I see so many rude and meaningless comments on sites like YouTube. People should put meaning behind their comments.

  10. Linda Sattgast says

    Thank you for your clear article and good advice for commenting. What a great idea to put instructions under the ADD A COMMENT heading with a link to your comment policy! As a blog owner myself, I hadn’t thought of doing that, but now I think I will. :D

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