I’m getting quite a few SPAM messages these days, and since Google is laying down the hammer on blog comments, I think it’s about time I revised my comment policy.
Keywords in Comments No Longer Allowed
I no longer allow people to use keywords as part of their name. People were already abusing the two-keyword maximum, and to be honest, it made my site appear, well, spammy.
If you leave a comment with keywords, I will edit them out. If the name is made up of all keywords, I will mark the comment as SPAM.
This policy is because of the way Google treats comments on blogs, and frankly, I’m getting sick of it as well.
I realize there are good and genuine commenters out there that leave keywords, but it’s getting tougher to pick the good from the bad ones.
Your Comment Link
I allow you to leave a comment link (in the URL field). There is no need “at all” to advertise this link within your comment. If I see a link in any comment that is not relevant to the post, the comment will be edited and/or marked as SPAM.
I allow links to work-safe sites only.
Your Comment Body
Comments that say, “I agree”, “me too”, “nice writing”, etc… will be marked as SPAM. I’ve received way too many of these. If the comment is not relevant, it goes straight to my SPAM box.
Sorry for being harsh, but I’m waking up to at least (and I have a good SPAM filter) 20-50 of these types of messages every day. For a small blog such as this, it’s a bit much to handle.