If I approve non relevant comments, will it be bad for Google Ranking?

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Kyle Premium Plus Featured Comment
Yes, it could be. If the comment is in no way relevant, it is likely an automated "bot" comment and should just be deleted. You will get comments like this and if they don't pertain to your actual article, then delete them.

They are almost certainly duplicate content if that is the case which also is not good.
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merlynmac Premium
If the comment doesn't relate to the article, reject it.
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unigirl Premium
Thank you for your quick reply.
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mmussehl Premium
What do you mean by duplicate content and not being good? Just curious...
Michelle
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OSegun Premium
Thank you for this question and its great that Kyle has given the appropriate response.

Thanks to you, Kyle.

Segun
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Dhind1 Premium Plus
Definitely reject anything that is not related to your post. You do not want others reading them and thinking incorrect thoughts.
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Selenityjade Premium
It depends. Is it a bot comment completely spammy? Then delete it. If someone just left a boring old 'great post ' comment, it doesn't hurt you at all, if it's not spammy. Lots of organic comments are going to be uninspired. It will only help you to have proof of engagement and maybe encourage someone to read the post because it has 20 comments now.

As long as its not spam or a bot, I approve it. I only edit for spelling, not rewrite comments. Even dumb 'great post's comments can be helpful to you by building trust with your audience that your comments are real and show engagement.
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unigirl Premium
No it was not spam, but it wasn't relevant.
It was "just keep up the good work".

I was going on what Kyle had wrote.

It was a friend, but I already deleted it. :(
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Selenityjade Premium
A 'good work' post is relevant to the post, it just doesn't add much value except its presence is there, Google does like to see the number of comments and so do your visitors. Plus it's more natural to have those types of posts. It won't hurt you to approve those types at all. I think Kyle was talking about the bot and spam comments, which say nothing relevant. Yours was just boring and not hugely valuable.

Next time, your friends or something comment like that, you can approve them. They don't harm you and don't add much. But all comments are valuable except spammy and bots. ^_^
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