How To Moderate YouTube Spam Comments Using Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence is here, and many companies are offering it to us to improve our workflows.

Earlier, I talked about the web app (also an iOS app), SmartModeration, which automatically tackles spam comments on Instagram and Facebook (check out my review here). I’ve been using it for almost a year to tackle the spam comments on ShoutMeLoud’s Instagram and Facebook pages.

The big news: The same AI technology can now help us combat spam comments on YouTube.

Recently, SmartModeration has integrated with YouTube, so you no longer have to worry about moderating and tackling spam comments on your videos. If you are a YouTube channel owner or a YouTube influencer, this new integration is going to be so valuable for you.

How To Tackle YouTube Spam Comments Automatically Using Artificial Intelligence

If you have never used SmartModeration before, go ahead and sign up right now. They offer a 3 day free trial which is good enough to tackle spam comments for all of your existing updates on Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook.

In this tutorial, I’m sharing how to use their new YouTube integration.

  • Log in to your SmartModeration account.
  • Click on the Page Management tab (Direct link).

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  • Click on Add New Channel.
  • Give access to your YouTube channel.
  • Repeat the process if you have more than one YouTube channel.

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Once you have allowed access, it will take a few minutes to scan your existing published and pending YouTube comments.

You should give an hour or so to let the SmartModeration bot to do its magic.

When done, you can use the tabs to quickly find ‘inappropriate’ and ‘automatically hidden spam comments’.

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Well, now you’re all set. You can start using their web app or their mobile app to moderate your YouTube comments.

What if you have a new or moderately popular YouTube channel?

Here is the thing, not everyone needs SmartModeration to moderate YouTube comments. If you have a well-established and active YouTube channel, SmartModeration is definitely a good choice.

But if you are someone who gets a limited amount of comments, then you don’t need SmartModeration. You can manually moderate comments by configuring the settings.

Here is how you do that:

  • Go to the YouTube community settings by clicking here.

Here you can configure settings to manually review all comments.

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This definitely increases the time by which new comments will appear on your newly publishes posts, but you won’t have to pay for SmartModeration.

For new and medium traffic YouTubers, you can use the YouTube Creator Studio app (Android | iOS) on your smartphone to moderate comments.

However, once you reach the stage where your time is money, and you are getting a lot of comments, using an AI tool like SmartModeration can significantly improve your work flow.

Take a 3-day free trial of SmartModeration

Along with this new YouTube integration, they have recently revamped their dashboard:

They’ve also added another cool feature…

AI-Powered Blacklist: Here you can define keywords for your specific moderation needs, and the AI-powered blacklist will detect and hide comments with your pre-set keywords and their variations like frequent misspellings or large spaces in between letters.

I have been using this tool to manage my Instagram and my Facebook for quite some time. And now, I’m pretty excited that I get to use it to moderate my YouTube comments as well. If you are someone who understands not only the importance of comments but also the idea that “time is money”, you should definitely look into using this great service.

Now I want to hear from you: Have you used SmartModeration before? What do you think about it? Are you excited about this YouTube integration? Let me hear your reviews in the comments below! Also, if you use any other Artificial Intelligence comment fighting tool, do tell us about it in the comments!  

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A Blogger, Author and a speaker! Harsh Agrawal is recognized as a leader in digital marketing and FinTech space. Fountainhead of ShoutMeLoud, and a Speaker at ASW, Hero Mindmine, Inorbit, IBM, India blockchain summit. Also, an award-winning blogger.

5 thoughts on “How To Moderate YouTube Spam Comments Using Artificial Intelligence”

  1. Definitely good to know Harsh. I went from nothing to over 20 hours of video views last month on YouTube. Of course you know this means a steady flow of spam comments heading my way, and it takes a little too much time and energy for managing the off topic or self-promotional, garbage comments. Like it or not, AI is here. Even if it seems a little too spooky to handle sometimes LOL

  2. Wow it’s Amazing, Harsh Bro.
    This post will help me for overcome form youtube spammy comments also time-saving strategy with convenience.

    Thanks for Sharing!

  3. Hi, Harsh
    Thank you for sharing this article. Really Now this post will help me for overcome youtube spam comments. and also sharing this post for others.

  4. I went from nothing to over 20 hours of video views last month on YouTube. Of course you know this means a steady flow of spam comments heading my way, and it takes a little too much time and energy for managing the off topic or self-promotional, garbage comments. Like it or not, AI is here. Even if it seems a little too spooky to handle sometimes LOL

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