Blog Comment Policy
Our first post on the MightyMerchant eCommerce Blog was August 9, 2007, and I’m encouraged by the reception it has received in its short existence so far. Our readership has steadily grown and I hope to meet that increasing interest by continuing to post relevant information as frequently as possible. As we are adding readers to the MightyMerchant eCommerce Blog and getting new visitors every day, I wanted all our visitors to know our comment policy.
The purpose of a blog is to create a community by sparking discussions. The only way that can happen on a blog is to get comments, so obviously, I want to encourage commenting as much as possible! Leaving comments on a blog can bring attention to your site. People will read your insightful comments and be moved to click the link through to your site to see for themselves the source of the wisdom. I understand that getting a link is a big motivator for leaving comments, so comments on the MightyMerchant eCommerce Blog are not “no-followed.” This means that if you leave a link in a comment, it ill be “followed” by the spiders and you get “credit” for the comment with an incoming link.
Because of this link policy, our blog is inundated with spam comments. You do not have to register or log in to leave a comment, but all comments will be held in a queue for moderation. Comments which are not on topic or strictly promotional or otherwise spammy will not be approved. Leaving comments strictly for the sake of link-dropping to your site will result in your comment not being approved. These are two important anti-spam measures and are meant to encourage active participation in the topic of the blog posts and in the community of readers we have on our blog. We’re all trying to promote ourselves, but leaving helpful, interesting, and relevant comments or tips about resources is a much better way to do that than just link-dropping to your website.
So you do have to wait for your comments to be approved, but I hope you’ll agree that it’s a fair trade for knowing that your link will be followed.
Before you leave your comment, ask yourself if you would make this comment if you were standing in front of the person you’re responding to. Constructive criticism is always welcome, but rude, mean, or obnoxious comments are not and will not be approved.
If you would like to keep up with the postings on our blog, the best way to do that is by subscribing to our RSS feed. And if there is a topic you would like to see covered on the blog or you have some other feedback that is not related to a blog post, please let me know at vsalvia at mightymerchant dot com.
Now that you know how comments work, I look forward to hearing from you!