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Mohammad asked “ I have 1 blog which is approx 2 years old, once while going through your articles I read that the best way to increase PR is by commenting on other sites.
After reading that I started commenting, As of now my blog is have approx 450 backlinks, I always commented with respect to the article, But on few occasions I also added comments like good article, thanks for sharing etc.
Duringmy blog didn’t get any PR and the most shocking thing for me is I can’t further add any comments on any blog or website after that PR update,
every time I add a comment the page is not going further , And in some blogs I’m straight away getting message that your comment is a spam,
Can you please tell me what might be the problem, where I went wrong, this is just a blog it doesn’t matter a lot but last week I purchased own domain and publishing articles their, so I definitely want to hear from you.
First of all adding comments doesn’t guarantee page rank. Other factors like on page SEO, backlinks from trust-able and reliable source also helps a lot. This is most common problem any blogger can fail any time. If you drop useful comments most of time it’s because of Akismet problem. Akismet is wordpress plugin which filter and blocks spam comments. Even I have faced similar problem sometime back, you can read about it here: Akismet marking comments as spam and solution.
Why your comment is marked as spam?
May be your comments are spam in some way. May be you using some name like “Make money online” “Tips and tricks” or so on.
And some blogger/Webmaster marked your comment as spam and Akismet is treating your comment as spam on all the blogs.
The easy way is to get out of this is, Comment on few blogs and add useful and detailed comment. Also send an Email to owner using comment form, And inform them, that you have commented some useful comments and your comment is not showing, And please check spam folder.
Alternatively you can comment on your friends blog and notify them via twitter or Instant messenger to unmark your comment as spam.
Useful resources for Bloggers who like to comment:
Earlier I have written many articles for people who like to comment, and here I’m summing up few of them and that will help you to increase your comment frequency and will also help your comment to land into Akismet spam folder.
- How you should comment on other blogs
- How I attract new commentators on my blog
- Why commenting is very important for your blog
Do let us know how do you comment? Are you a comment spammer or a comment contributor?