Philipscom’s Comment Policy – A Note To My Esteemed Readers On Comments

Last updated on December 05, 2017

Our new comment policy:

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Comment Policy of Philipscom is a note to my esteemed readers.  As many of my readers know that I give much importance to readers’ comments on my pages.

In fact, I entered this arena of blogging as a comment author and I still love to comment on other fellow bloggers pages as often as I can.

Likewise, I prefer to get return comments from my fellow bloggers.

Yes, I was a comment author before having a blog of my own.  You can read more on this line here in this post,  an interview I had with one of the Non-Resident Indian blogger Reji Stephenson.  

These days I am getting a lot of generic comments (one word or one line comments) on my page and I am fed up with that and thought of making a notification in this regard to my readers, thus this post, “philipscom’s new comment policy”. 

When I make a comment on others posts I do take utmost care to stick to the subject and do drop a constructive comment relevant to the topic. 

I prefer not to post a one-line comment just for the sake of getting some backlinks. 

When I take that care while posting comments I do expect the same from others too.

As I said, I do give much importance to my visitors and readers’ especially to the one who do drop their feedback on our posts.  

Philipscom is presently using CommentLuv comment option, that does not mean that one can just drop one comment and get some link juice.   No this never happens on these pages!

Please note that your first 3 comments will not get a do follow link, but the 4th comment onwards you get that facility.

Since I do share valuable comments why I would allow others to post a generic comment on my page. Sorry, this will not happen on the pages of Philipscom.  

Hope our readers take this note in the right sense…

There are few friends start asking me hey, Philip why my comments are not showing or approved on your pages.  

I did post some comments in the recent past, why you are not accepting it. 

To such readers, my sincere answer is this post.  Hope you take this note in the right sense.  

Is Blog Comments Dead?

No, never,

But, if we look at some of the blog posts, (even some of the top bloggers’) we see literally no comments.  

Seeing such posts one may get that kind of feelings that blog comments are dead.

Though the post is a well-written and a classic one, we do not find any comments on such wonderful posts.   Why? 

There may be a lot of reasons for such happenings.  

I am not going to write anything about it.

But I am sure if the blog writers follow some comment policy very diligently we will get solid or constructive comments on our posts.  

The Power of Blog Comments

In the recent times, I have posted an article on this subject under this title: “The Power of Blog Comments” elsewhere on these pages.  Which very clearly talks about the power or impact our comments makes on fellow writer’s page.

Keeping this great effect in mind I follow those strategies in my blog commenting.

In short that brought in a lot of benefits in my blogging journey.

I request my visitors/readers who would like to drop their opinion in the form of a comment, to read the said article.  So that before making a comment on these pages you can make a constructive and worth discussing feedback.

A Constructive Comment Make the Day of a blogger

Yes, indeed a single comment which talks in an elaborate way will surely make the day of the writer.  

It may not count the number of comments but one worth or solid comment will talk more than a hundred comments with one word or a one-line praise.  

Though some may accept generic comments on their pages,  Philipscom will not encourage such comments.  

Sometimes this may reduce the present flow of comments here, but that does not matter. 

So, No More One word or One-line Generic Comments Here… 

Great Post’ ‘Excellent’ ‘Wonderful Post’ ‘Awesome Post’  ‘Well Done’  ‘Keep it up’ such generic comments are no doubt just meant for getting some link juice!

Mostly these are made not even reading a sentence of the content.

It is very clear that such comments they post to get some traffic back.

The intention may be good but I am sorry to say that this will not be encouraged on these pages.  Readers, please abstain from such posting.

Debatable Comments Are Welcome, Not Hateful one 

I wholeheartedly welcome debatable comments on these pages.  But hate to entertain hateful or hurting comments.  No doubt such notes will surely go to the dustbin!

Some people just for the sake of creating some kind of confusion, post controversial notes, such comments too will not be entertained here.

If anyone tries to do that they are just wasting their time, instead they can go to some other place where such comments are entertained.

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Sprinkling Links in Comments Are Not Accepted

Though we are using CommenLuv comment box option, that does not mean that you can just pour out any irrelevant links here. 

Some have the habit of sprinkling irrelevant links in the comment box.   

Sorry, this is not a good trend and we never encourage such practices on these pages.  

Use Your Real Name And Picture in the Comment 

Since we are using the Akismet spam checker, we can easily find the spam comments. Though there are some genuine comments without the comment authors original name and image.  Sad to say most of the time such comments will appear as spam comments and there are chances to go such comments in the spam folder and the blog author may not find it immediately.  

If you post your comments with your real picture the blog owner can easily recognize and approve the comment.

Most often if the comment does not carry your profile image there is a great chance to unnoticed by the blog owner and thus that solid comment goes into the spam folder and will not see the light of the day.  

There are many such comment authors who do not use their real name and image and miss their chance.  

To avoid this I would suggest you create a gravatar image for you.  

There is a wonderful tutorial, (Guest post) written by the pro blogger Chery Schmidt on these pages under the title “Adding Your picture to WordPress Blog Comments”

It is always good to show our identity to the general public or the readers.  So use your original image as your profile picture while you make comments.

Typos in Comments Are Not A Good Sign

I know for sure many of my readers are not experts in English, but they want to say something solid via the comment, but sad they make mistakes in their language while typing the comment.  Such comments sometimes I try to fix it and approve but this is not practical all the time.

So use Grammarly the amazing grammar and spell check tool which helps you fix such problems.

You can download this amazing tool from this link HERE

Concluding Note… BEWARE!!!

These are some of the real facts I wanted to convey to my esteemed readers who want to make their voice heard via these pages.

Yes, BEWARE, Our comments on others’ pages will show our identity and it can silently talk volume about us! 🙂

So make sure you make relevant, constructive or debatable and engaging comments on fellow bloggers’ posts, which draws the attention of its readers.

 

I once again appreciate your valuable time over here to read this as well as other posts elsewhere on Philipscom.

I appreciate your comments by following these tips.

Remember and note that we do reciprocate your comments by visiting your page if you do drop a solid comment here! 

With Kind Regards,

For Philipscom Associates  

Philipscom

Philip Verghese ‘Ariel

POSTSCRIPT:

Hope you will follow these tips while making comments on these pages!

I am sure if you follow these it will bring benefits to you and your page!

 

Dear Reader,
Thank you so much for your valuable time.
I appreciate!
I love your feedbacks/comments!
Some of you know I entered the blogging arena as a blog comment author.
Yes, once upon a time I was a comment author without a blog!
Yes, I do visit fellow bloggers pages and drop valuable comments and that lead me to start a blog of my own.
Of course, that is a big story and you can read that elsewhere on these pages
Coming to the point, I accept feedback from my readers and often I do reciprocate.
Your feedback negative or positive, I would like to hear from you.
But there is a slight restriction/rule in this regard.
Please read our comment policy before you make a comment,
otherwise, you may miss the mark and your comments may not get approved!
So please do share your views in the comment box keeping the comment policy of philipscom,
In short, Philipscom will not approve comments that
1.  Are One word or one line.
2.  Are abusive, intimidating, threatening or inflammatory
3.  Make offensive generalizations
4.  Ramble without a point
5.  Use offensive or insensitive language
6.  Typed all in CAPITAL Letters.
7.  Typed in a language other than English
8.  Are irrelevant to the post in question
9.  Contain self-promotional materials or links
10.  Give unnecessary, advice to Philipscom
Philipscom also reserves the right to edit comments or to remove material that does not conform to our comment policy.
If time permits please do visit this post related to blogcomments.

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by Philip Verghese 'Ariel'

A Multilingual Freelance Writer, Editor, Blogger, Roundup Expert, Translator, Internet Marketer And A Social Campaigner. Manages different sites in English as well as in Malayalam. Born And Brought Up In Kerala. Now
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44 comments

  1. Hello Pv,

    Glad to know the new comment policy of PVariel dot com.

    Hopefully, you are getting fruitful results. As a blogger, it’s our responsibility to take care of our blog comments. Because a quality comment plays a constructive role for the betterment of any blog.

    Keep sharing 🙂

    Warm Regard’s

    Mairaj

    1. Hi Mairaj,
      Good to see you back after a while. 🙂
      Thanks for the visit, I am so glad to note that you liked this post.
      Yes, we need to be careful while accepting comments on our pages. As you mentioned, ‘a quality comment on our page can do a lot in return.
      I appreciate your insight into this post.
      Keep sharing.
      Have a great weekend.
      BEst
      ~ Philip

  2. I do not blame you for the post above. I have a huge problem with poor quality comments on my website and most of it is people just trying to 1. Sell something, or 2. get a backlink. I try to leave meaningful comments that reflects my real life and situation and how your blogs might affect that. Good luck with a better flow.

    1. Hi John
      Thanks for your maiden visit here. 🙂
      I appreciate your thoughts you shared on this subject.
      Yes, there are many out there to get somehow some link juice!
      This is not acceptable at all.
      Yes, one needs to be genuine when he or she makes comments on others posts.
      Keep visiting.
      As i said I do reciprocate! 🙂
      Best Regards,
      Philip

  3. Hi Phillip,

    I agree with you one hundred percent! Those one liner’s or even one word, would never be accepted on my blog. The only way I would accept a one liner is if I knew it was a beginner blogger. Then I would let it in, and pm that person to explain my policy.

    I’m so glad you wrote about this because so many are trying to “break into” our blogs only for back links. You know they aren’t reading it, nor do they care, but rather are selfish and we don’t want them as our readers.

    Sprinkling links is a big no no! And anything hateful doesn’t belong on our blogs, in fact not online at all.

    When it comes to commenting you know me well enough that I always say it is the backbone of blogging. We need to leave a good comment by first addressing the person who wrote the article. Then give some feedback. If one disagrees, there is a polite way to say that in a comment. “I disagree because…..but I do agree with ……” can be acceptable.

    Comments reflect who we are. People read comments often and if they see a good one they just may follow it back to its original source…our blogs.

    Thanks again!

    -Donna

    1. Hi, Donna,
      What a joy to see you here again! 🙂 🙂 🙂
      It is indeed a great joy to read your value-added comment on this post about comments.
      Yes, we don’t want such comments which aim only to get some links back.
      That is indeed a kind of cheating, I am not afraid to use that word! I think that is an appropriate word. Just to bluff the blog author by saying something and going!
      Yes, I am very much aware of your attitude towards blog comments, and in fact, I quoted or mentioned you somewhere in the comment or in a blog post as “You are a “Comment Queen” Yes, Indeed you are! Of course, few others too are in the same line. As they are known as Queens and Kings! 🙂
      Keep up that mark my dear friend.
      Yes, as you said the comments we get on our posts are indeed the backbone! I fully agree with you on that statement.
      Let us be firm on our policy so that what we get should be worth readable ad worth debatable.
      Thank you so much for your kind time over here.
      Thanks again for the wonderful share on FB and Twitter.
      Have a great weekend.
      Best
      ~ Phil

  4. That’s true that some so-called Internet marketeers comment on other blogs just to get that backlink.

    They don’t even think about the impression they are leaving. Some of them are so lame that they keep on commenting the same line again and again on different blog posts.

    One should realize the power of commenting. Yes, it does give you a backlink but if you are commenting on a blog from a long time, it creates a relationship with the author and that is the beauty of blogging and commenting.

    Hope this new comment policy works for you.
    Keep sharing.

    Thank You

    1. HI Jayant,
      Thank you so much for your valuable time here with an insightful feedback.
      I fully agree with you that there are many out there to apply that strategy of posting the same comment over and again on different places. This type of trend is not a good sign and one should not encourage by approving such comments.
      I appreciate your meaningful thought.
      Keep visiting
      Keep sharing
      Have a great October 2017
      Best
      ~Philip

  5. Hi, Philip Sir,
    That’s a good move. The comments with one word or online looks like spam and I think and believe that the, One word or one line comments as a spam only.
    It’s indeed a good way to let people know through a blog post about commenting policy.
    Nice that you brought out this fact in a wonderful way. As you said, though the comment flow may reduce I am sure it is better to have some constructive comments than some odd ones. Nice that you shared a wonderful truth very well. These days many are out there to post such generic comments to get some link juice back.
    Thanks for telling this truth very well thru this post.
    That is the reason why I shared this long comment too!!! LOL 🙂 -) 🙂
    Regards,
    Robin

    1. Hi Robin,
      good to see you here again, I appreciate your relentless support to this philipscom.
      Yes, i fully agree with you that just for the sake of getting some backlinks people drop irrelevant comments. May are out there with this kind of policy, we need to put a full stop to it. Thus I thought of a shoutout in this regard and thus this post.
      Good to know that you liked it.
      Keep sharing.
      Have a great time of interaction ahead.
      Best
      ~ Philip

  6. Great blog..when you do something to a fellow blogger, of course, he/she must return the favor. Indeed a very timely and nice post!
    Good that you brought out a naked truth via this post, I appreciate you for sharing this truth very emphatically.

  7. Nothing is dead in the world of Digital Marketing even directory submission still working but make sure you didn’t spam anywhere.

    Blog comment is still an effective way to get backlink and also provides traffic to your website.

  8. Hi, Phillip,
    You did the right thing by setting up a rule for your readers to leave a comment.
    Comments on your blog show how engaging readers you are making with your writing. As a blogger, I know how important every comment is. One good comment can really make our day.
    Some people leave a comment with one or two words to create a link or to get some visitors but that is not the right thing to do. It will not work in the long run.
    Anyway, keep it up. You are doing a wonderful job.

    1. Hi Riju,
      Thank you so much for your valuable presence with a solid comment.
      I appreciate your time.
      Yes, I agree with you that it is a sad state of affairs some bloggers practice this to get some backlink visit and drop one word and go.
      This is indeed not a good trend and it will not fetch any results as they think
      Thanks again for adding more value to the post.
      Keep visiting
      Best Regards
      ~ Philip

  9. Hi Philip Sir,

    Your Do’s and Dont’s of how comments should be made, their importance are extremely useful for bloggers like us who are often unclear about certain aspects.
    Your mention of hateful comments going to the dustbin is something which will send clear signal to those who may be looking for the same. Similarly, people won’t be posting irrelevant links now as well
    Thanks again for enlightening one and all 🙂

  10. Thanks for this initiative Philip.I must say you took an constructive step on comments.

    I personally believe Comments should be meaningful and relevant.This kind of initiative always encourage

    me to write something very positive.Comments are made not only for getting back links sometimes I follow

    other’s comment to understand the entire ideology about the blog. Short comments never help readers like

    me to understand the entire topic.

  11. Hey Philip Verghese
    I read your post , and em totally agreed with you , most of people used GSA ranker and auto bot for commenting , and other backlinks , but your policies are great
    Thank you for sharing

  12. Hi Philip Sir,

    Sorry for the much delayed comment. I missed this post as I took a small break from blogging for few days. But, really glad to see the link of the post where I made an interview with you. Regarding blog commenting, you made the points clear to everyone who just leave a one line comment for the sake of getting link juice. Writing constructive and meaningful comments will add value to the content and make the post more engaging from the readers point of view.Also, it will make the post rank better in search rankings.

    Thanks once again for the timely reminder about blog commenting.

    Keep sharing valuable contents again.

    Best regards

    Reji Stephenson

  13. Happy to be here again.
    So now it appears full circle returning to the person who’s taken on the role of the blogging site administrator.

    However, every time a blogger does enjoy what he writes about, he’ll probably stay with it
    for a time.
    Many blog authors won’t approve a poor comment, so you have to accept the time to add real value and be sure your comment goes live.

    You made it clear through this post.
    Keep Going.

    – Felipafyans

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