The truth is I took most of the summer off after buying a new Nikon D5200 camera. I stepped into a whole new world of photography with this camera and started getting up about 4am each day so I could go places throughout my province of New Brunswick. So many trails I need to follow with my camera.
Summer has come to an end, vacations are over for this summer and the kids are back at school. Heck even my fishing buddy teachers are back to school too which is going to really cut into my fishing time. I’m not a winter loving guy unless it’s looking out at the beauty from a warm place. So that means it’s time to do some work again.
When I started checking my sites the first thing I noticed was that more than 50 percent of the comments I have been receiving are spam and not the slightest bit relevant. So glad I don’t allow comments to be posted automatically so not a single spam comment was published. So sad for those of you who think spamming is part of online marketing.
Spamming Sites With Non Relevant Comments
It doesn’t make sense to me to waste my time posting comments on sites that are not in any way relevant to my own site. Posting comments about motorcycles in my home gardening site just doesn’t make much sense and I’m not even a well educated person.
The steps I take before leaving a comment are important to me because I don’t want to be considered a spammer by my peers.
- First I use Google’s search engine to find content that matches the content I wish to link to. Keeping relevant is always my main goal for success.
- I feel it’s vital to actually read every post I find in Google’s search so that I only use the most relevant posts to comment on. Far less likely to gain from using relevant posts than the non relevant kind where you’re most likely to just get deleted as spam.
- Use your real name. Don’t try using keywords as it’s a big red spam flag.
- Most Important: I add something of value based on the content of the post which will make the site owner’s more likely to accept my comment and link.
Following the honest approach to commenting is actually less work than spamming because most of my comments are accepted and work for both the site owner and myself which is a win-win situation work spending time on.