Why Is TikTok Removing My Comments?

As TikTok is becoming more saturated, and more people joining the app, TikTok rolled out a new feature that may be difficult for business owners.

Why Is TikTok Removing My Comments?

What Can’t I Comment?

TikTok now automatically removes your comments if you include certain keywords, such as “shop”, “email”, “DM” and “link. It’s crucial to avoid these keywords, as these are completely banned and you’re unable to comment these regardless of the phrase that they are in. 

Other keywords such as “Instagram”, “bio”, “website” and “site” do show up when used alone, but when put into a sentence like “check out our website/ bio/ Instagram”, or “message us on Instagram” these are completely removed. 

 

Why are TikTok Doing This?

This is to discourage people from leaving the app and heading over to Instagram or your website. The tricky thing is, you can still see your comment, however it is not displayed to your audience, so they won’t receive your reply to their comment! 

With the new TikTok shop feature, people can shop in the app itself, meaning there is less opportunity to drive people to your website. This could also be a reason to encourage more businesses to swap from a creator account to a business account, as creators cannot access the TikTok shop function, meaning they are extremely limited to drive people to their website and make sales via TikTok.

 

Here are the Phrases You CAN Comment on TikTok:

We conducted some research to find out ways to get around this frustrating feature, and commented 40 phrases on our TikTok. We asked our audience to like the comments that they could see. Of the 40 phrases, only 18-20 were visible to our audience. 

The following phrases are those that you CAN use in your TikTok comments section and replies:

 You know where to go

  • Sign up today!
  • 👀the🖇
  • Peep the b I o
  • Hit the 🖇
  • S1gn 🆙
  • Find out more info on our blog
  • Read our blog
  • Bio
  • 📧 us
  • Hit the 🖇 to S1gn🆙
  • 👀L🖇I👀N🖇K📲 in b1🅾️
  • L1nk1nb10

 Whereas the following phrases cannot be used:

  • More info on the profile!
  • Click the link
  • Drop us an email
  • Message us for more info
  • Link in bio
  • Link in Bi 👀
  • Website link in bio
  • Tap l4nk!
  • Drop us a message on insta
  • Check out our site
  • DM us
  • Hit the link
  • Shop yours today on our site!
  • Subscribe to our mailing list
  • Subscr!b3 2 our 📧list

 Don’t believe it? Check it out for yourself and watch our TikTok! 

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Need further advice? Get in touch with us here at Morgan Branding we have a fully dedicated team ready to help you and your business get ahead online. You can get in touch via our contact page or get social with us on FacebookTwitter, Instagram or LinkedIn! 

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