Reply To: Why Are My YouTube Video Comments Being Marked as Spam?

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Hello Kennedy! It can be frustrating when your YouTube video comments are marked as spam, especially when you’re trying to engage with your viewers and build a community around your content. Although the exact criteria YouTube uses to identify comments as spam is not publicly disclosed to prevent abuse, there are a few factors that might contribute to your comments being flagged. Here are some insights and strategies that may help you prevent your comments from being mistakenly marked as spam:

  1. Comment Quality: Ensure that your comments are relevant, meaningful, and add value to the conversation. Avoid generic or repetitive comments, as they may be more likely to trigger spam filters.
  2. Avoid Promotional Content: YouTube’s spam filters are sensitive to comments that contain excessive self-promotion or links to external websites. While it’s acceptable to mention your content when relevant, avoid overly promotional language or excessive links.
  3. Respectful Conduct: Maintain a respectful and courteous tone in your comments. Avoid offensive language or behavior that may be flagged as spam.
  4. Comment Frequency: Posting an unusually high number of comments in a short period might trigger spam filters. Pace your comments and avoid mass commenting to reduce the chances of being marked as spam.
  5. Engage with Your Own Community: Focus on engaging with your own viewers and build a strong community around your content. By fostering meaningful interactions on your own videos, you can establish a positive track record that may reduce the likelihood of your comments being marked as spam.
  6. Avoid Trigger Words and Phrases: While the specific trigger words or phrases that YouTube’s spam filters target are not publicly disclosed, it’s generally advisable to avoid using excessive capitalization, excessive punctuation, or repeated words.
Remember that YouTube’s spam detection algorithms are continuously evolving to combat spam and maintain a positive user experience. It’s possible that some legitimate comments may be mistakenly flagged as spam. If you believe your comments are flagged in error, you can try reaching out to YouTube Support for assistance and clarification.

I hope these insights and strategies help you, Kennedy! Keep creating great content and engaging with your viewers. If you have any further questions, feel free to ask.