by Jeremy Schoemaker on July 27, 2008 · 126 comments

Amazing lol…

Seems like just yesterday I made my first post….

Its hard to imagine 60k comments.   Especially when about 80% of them are manually approved with all the spam filters we have.

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1 Club Penguin Cheats

Congrats on the milestone of 60,000 comments. That is a heck of an achievement. Looks like you got 3 plugins to update too :)

2 Ben

Hey congrats for reaching the 60,000 mark!

3 Casey Yandle

Wow that’s a lot of comments to approve by hand. Congrats and keep up the good work!

4 big jason 30k Blog Contest

thats a lot of frickin comments. nice to have an opinion that matters to so many people


wow , Congratulation !!


6 Mark Mitchell

It seems like your popularity has gone to an all new high. Very nice. I smell a pork product on the burner.

7 Chris Abernethy

That’s an awful lot of comments, congrats!

8 Harald Johnsen


Oh, and I checked out your first post, btw. Seems like dupe content to me, dude, cause I’m SURE I’ve seen that post some other place before.

Well done, though.

9 Lyndon

That’s a lot of comments!

What plugin are you using that gives you a running count on how many comments your site has?

10 ShoeMoney

that is just wordpress…

11 Ash

A lot of manually approved comments then. 60K is a great achievement though. Only a few more months till 100K

12 Ash

Really? I dont have it on mine either. Just have a post count and category count

13 Marc Eilbeck

very impressive indeed! How much does that work out per month ?

14 Sohan

Congrats! Doesn’t it get time consuming to moderate the comments manually?

15 purposeinc

Here’s number 60,013 :)

Only 39,987 left!


congratulations Jeremy!

Well done.

17 Bryn Youngblut

very impressive…im at about 200 lol but then again my blog is only 2 months old

18 ajaz

Wow! That’s a lot of comments to review and approve. How much time do you spend each day approving comments?

19 seven grain salad

My first comment showed up pretty fast in a few minutes, and subsequent one immediately. That’s some fast manual approving.


By the way did you change your HOME PAGE TITLE Today 3 times , just to take a good screenshot ? :p

22 Zack - Amer1can Paratrooper

600,000 more shoe. I’m trying to learn how to get my users to do this. Comments are very important when it comes to organic searches I am finding. Again, congrats and many more.

23 John Chow

You’re only 50,000 comments behind me. :)


Nice Gravatar John Chow !!

25 Chetan

You get it by default in the wordpres 2.6 interface!

26 Chetan

Ha ha and you are just 90000 ahead of me :P

27 Eric Go

Congratulations for the milestone.

28 Enkay Blog

Thats definitely a lot of comments to approve by hand. I thought my 20-40 comments every couple hours was a big deal!

29 Erica DeWolf

Congratulations- this is so exciting!

30 Travis

Do you have to set up your site on a load balanced system? There aren’t many mega Wordpress sites out there, and they all seem to have custom solutions for handling the volume.

31 Joe Tech

Congrats! FYI, I think the site is unfriendly to iPhones… to mine, anyway.

32 Enkay Blog

Hahaha, Yeah thats not that many. It might be some de-activated plugins. I think I have 7 to update myself.

33 Myrtle Beach Rentals

i hate updating plugins it always takes more time than i’m willing to spend on it

34 Enkay Blog

Hahaha, it is familiar isn’t it

35 Enkay Blog

Depends on what version of wordpress your using Lyndon. If you need any help just follow my link to my contact form and I’ll assist you.

36 Enkay Blog

It usually does specially with that many comments marked as not spam. I wonder what his AKISMET spam count is. I’m at 500,000 for that but then again im really popular in terms of Spam!

37 Enkay Blog

I would say around 1600-1700 per month or 54-57 a day. Really great results!

38 Melvin

man 80% are approved manually? wow thats a lot!

39 Melvin

haha, thats not that far. ;-)

40 Melvin

yes its a very great achievement.,.

41 mohdhafifi

Wow! 60,000,that’s a lot of comments. Congratulation..

42 Randomly Writing

…and 90% are people that are just trying to get Macbooks ….. (pointing to himself)

43 Web Marketeer

60,000 comments is indeed quite an achievement. Congratulations, Jeremy, and may the second 60,000 come in half the time! It took you just shy of three years to achieve this. Impressive indeed!

44 Web Marketeer

Shoemoney is indeed a wonderful testimonial to the effectiveness of Wordpress in the blogosphere. VIVA WORDPRESS indeed!

45 Lightening@Lightenings Blogworld

Wow!!! 60,000 sounds like a LOT of comments.

46 Web Marketeer

Went to check pout the first post too, and this is what I got when clicking the link…..
“Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!” I am sure that wasn’t the first post, please help me out here!

47 Web Marketeer

Averaged out. Recently the numbers are higher. A graph showing the growth curve would be nice. Now that Jeremy is running contests I’ve definitely noticed an increase in comments posted, and lots of new “faces” on this blog too.

48 Web Marketeer

Not for long! Watch this space!

49 Wesley

Great milestone, congrats

50 Agent Magenta

Wow, that’s a lot of comments. I notice that is just the approved comments, if you add in the spam/removed comments how many would that be? Manually approving comments is hard work, but it’s the only way to ensure quality – automated filters will never be as smart as a human being.

51 Dick

Popularity is good. Сongrats!

52 Techypedia

Congrats Shoemoney! That’s really a great achievement!

53 Make Money Talks

Congrats on 60K comments, that’s great!

54 Static

That is a sick milestone. Congrats!

By the way, care to share the size of your database? ;)

55 2008 Beijing Olympics - Medal Tally Updates and Results

congratulations!!! that was a tough work, ;)

keep it up pal.

56 meethere

Thats amazing…
Yours is not a blog, but a forum :eek:

Thanks to us :D

57 jim

Congrats on 60k comments man, that’s ridiculous

58 NaldzGraphics

well thats really a lots of comments.i love to see my blog with that kind of amount of comment:)Congrats though

59 Geiger

So… the real question is..
How many does John Chow have?

60 Sohan

We’ll have to wait for him to post it, if he does. I don’t know, I have more respect for shoemoney, but john looks like he gets more traffic.

61 InfiniteMac

Congratulations! 60k is a nice amount.

62 Jan Alvin

Where can I see this post??

63 Rajaie AlKorani

My site still hasn’t even broken the 1,000 comment mark, but congrats on the achievement! And Geiger, if you want to know how many comments John Chow has, just look at the number at the end of a comment you posted in the URL

64 Jerry


Great job, most of us will never see that amount.

65 FunkySOuth

well done shoe…you have writen alot of useful info ! Keep posting !

66 Chetan

Lol, you alone make up the 90% ?

67 sean

I would like to see the $ per comment metric

68 Chetan

Did you both check a few comments above?
John said he has more than 100,000 comments..

69 Game Tester

LOL, can’t believe you left that comment on the blog!

70 JumboCasher.com

And the time frame to reach there…

71 Hustle Strategy

It probably will come in half the time. That is a great achievement. There are a lot of comments per post as well.

72 Hustle Strategy

It is crazy how scalable wordpress is after seeing stats like that.

73 Hustle Strategy

that would be nice to see… though I am sure hard to measure with affiliate links and other things, but an estimate would be nice…

74 Patrick

Good work. I wonder how long to 100k.

75 Nick Stamoulis

Congratulations! Here’s to 60K more!


even on his first post he got 5 comments , and i’m sure if the comments were not closed he would have much more !


i think only first time commenter’s are manual and the post that contain URLS


mine has broke the 40k Comments the only difference is that they are all SPAM COMMENTS !

79 Paul

Huge feet! Looks like you have finally made it ;)


Average of 150 comments / post

2 posts / day

100 – 60 = 40 k

40 000 / 300 = in aproximately 133, 33 and for the % of error let say he will have his 100K during the next 6 months ;)

81 Winning Startups

Wow congratulations! That’s quite an accomplishment. Better celebrate with a beer at Lazlo’s tonight.

82 team ray

congrats man it took me awhile to get my comments approve

83 ghing

wow!.. that’s a lot of comment to moderate..

hope my blog receive that lots of comments someday!..

84 Technoinvent

Congratulations Jeremy.
You are a true inspirational blogger.
I wish I will reach a position like you one day.

85 Lyndon

I’m good, but thanks for the offer :)

Didn’t realize it was added to 2.6, since I have upgraded yet. But I will be doing it soon.

86 Tim

It’s really amazing how many of them have the same tone of voice and spelling errors too. We must all think alike! Your really amazing tho and a very funny guy.

87 Shannon Herod

wow that is an impressive number of comments. 60,000 comments, that seem so far-fetched to me.

88 Start Blogging

That’s a lot of comments. John Chow has twice that but nonetheless that’s a ton!

89 Sohan

Any one read John’s latest post? He’s past the bleeding 100k mark!

90 varun

dont u think bulk of those are spam . . .like this right now :)

91 Dick

The next milestone is 120 K. How much time will need to do so? -)))

92 Arun

Whether the comment on a blog post is a single line or has got more lines of comments, people has responded to it that is the thing to be considered.

simple way of life

93 Jacob

Do comments help with SEO at all?

94 Geiger

Over 110,000 for John. I wish you guys would leave your posts open for comments longer. You would definitely have a lot more.

95 Geiger

I would think so. The more content you have, the better.

96 Geiger

Just checked. 428 for JayGeiger.com WOO HOO

97 meethere

why you have not removed the first post ? :D

98 entrenewbie

congrats on the 60k …. I think I’d be ecstatic with just 60 so I can’t even imagine moderating 60,000 + comments.

99 revenue

Congratulation to you that is big achievement for 3 years from the day you start blogging :)

100 The Affiliate Post

Awesome work Jeremy. I cannot tell you how impressed I am at that! Damn, you get 100 commments for writing a post about how many comments you get. Brilliant!!!!

101 Joe

Dang shoe, that is alot of comments.

I agree with the guy who just posted. you write you just hit 60k comments, and you get another 100. But then, just about anything you write is worth that many comments.

Have you figured out how much each comment is worth to the value of the income of the blog?

102 Melvin

Thats a lot of comments for you man!

103 Mary_Freebies

Congratulations on the 60K comments. I only have 500 on my blog. ^^

104 Mayank Rocks

Congrats for 60,000 comments. Thats a lot….wow!

105 Mayank Rocks

I got some 120 or 130 :p
hehe, to be honest, I didnt even think I’d get to 100 lol

106 Mayank Rocks

John Chow’s posts definitely is seen with more comments. 100,000 is another Insanic value..Shocking :eek:

107 Mayank Rocks

Macbook? You get macbook by commenting?

108 Mayank Rocks

haha nope. Forum Posts and comments can definitely not be compared. Posts are way too fast than comments. Even a comparison is like woah, too much hehe.

109 Mayank Rocks

Blogs gets LOADS of spam thats why. Everyday 100s of spammy porn comments with full of links. I hate it. My blog is not even popular and I get 100s daily…

110 OnlineGodfahter

That is a lot of comments :)

111 Zak Show

Yes it’s pretty cool that a lot of people are commenting here + the new contest has encouraged evryone to comment.

112 Zak Show

lol is the contest effect, people are working hard to get the shoemoney tshirt :P

113 Zak Show

146 comment for 145 post, 7 months blogging experience and 0 spam tolerance.

114 Zak Show

quality comments worths, bullshit no!

115 manu

wow! congrats! ill be visiting this site from now on!

116 massivemarketingplr

Love this blog – I visit everyday.

117 Larry

Congrats! Great Blog
Will Be here more often

118 Reid

Congrats… if only I could attract a large user base…

119 jackstock

Congrats! From I registered, I come here everyday.

120 Jeff Finch

Congrats on getting to that great milestone. Soon it will be 100,000

121 terminator69

A very good achievement, i noticed your feedburner is at 20k but idk if that is peak.

122 Myrtle Beach Rentals

great accomplishment – I have a blog that probably have 10,000 unapproved spam posts

123 Justin

Man that’s a lot of comments. Congrats.

124 Matt Helphrey

60,000 is a lot of comments. WOW! Congrats on that milestone

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