Many YouTubers are complaining about Scam Comments and Bots on their channel. So today, I am excited to share some tips and my free tool to help you protect your channel and stop those scammers.
What are YouTube spam comments?
These are comments that are not related to the original video by any means. But serve another purpose or for the personal gain of the scammer.
Scammers try to scam people by leaving their scam links or fake offers in the Youtube Comments of Popular Videos.
Youtube Scam Comments Example
1. The Fake Discussion Scam
Look at this comment.
No links, and everything looks perfect, and then people start replying.
All those comments are bots. This is a new technique used by scammers.
2. Pretending to be the Channel Owner
Another method is that Scammers create fake accounts by using a profile picture the same as the YouTuber.
They then try to contact people in the comment section and tell them to contact them through WhatsApp and Telegram (For guidance and Opportunities)
And guess what!
Some people don’t pay attention to the validation checkmark.
And they think that it is their Trustee Youtuber, so they fall into the trap.
Let’s Destroy Scammers!
So, if you are a YouTuber and want to protect your channel and your audience, you must follow the three steps below.
1. Block Spam Keywords in YouTube Studio (Copy and Paste)
Copy and Paste a List of keywords in your Channel’s Settings to Block Spammers: (You can edit/add to this list depending on your channel)
During the last couple of months, I collected a lot of words and emojis that scammers are using. Click the link below to download.
Download the Spam Keywords List Here.
After downloading them, you must paste them into the Blocked Keywords section in Youtube Studio.
To do this, follow this path.
Youtube Studio > Settings > Community > Blocked Keywords
Go to your channel dashboard and go there to the settings section.
Then click on community.
And then go down to the blocked words section.
Paste inside the “Blocked words” section to help YouTube to block these spam comments in Your Channel’s comments
When I did this, almost 90 to 95% of spam comments were moderated and deleted by YouTube.
So this is a very helpful method.
And always make sure that when you see any spam comment With a specific keyword in it.
Copy and paste it in this section again to build your own list depending on your audience and your channel niche.
The keywords I provided are generic but can block 90% of these spam comments.
2. Use the “Stop YouTube Scammers” Tool
I developed a small application called Stop YouTube Scammers.
It is totally free and open-source. You can download it here:
Stop YouTube Spam Comments Tool
You can also check out the whole Project and Source Code on GitHub
The Tool is simple and easy to use. You must enter your channel details, like channel ID, client ID, and API key.
I created a short video explaining in detail how to use the tool and how it can help you protect your channel, you can check it here:
I hope this helps you protect your channel and your audience from scammers. if you found this post helpful, share it with people you care about 🙂
Hi Allen, I will double-check, maybe there is a bug or something.
the button will not disappear anyway even if you are authenticated. but the delete function must work. can you please send me an email to email@example.com so I can follow up with you?
Thanks for the downloads.
Although I am a beginner youtuber and a shorts creator (3-4 months gone by), I have copied the blocked words on my settings page.
Great tutorial as always.
First of all thanks for providing such a great content
Sir plz upload the block words in the site, so that we can easily copy and paste them in the channel settings
I already did, here is the link: https://largefilesender.com/en/ENCqY4vIU10pgff/file
Thanks for these tips. I will implement them on my YouTube channel. I have been battling with spam comments on my channel and these comments give me a lot of worries.