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What Does the Promosm Comment Mean on YouTube?

If you’re new to YouTube or recently posted a video, you might have seen a “Promosm” comment.

These comments are posted without context and it doesn’t relate to the video at all.

Many YouTubers don’t know what the comment means and shared their confusion on forums.

The worst part is that they are rampant and appear in almost every new video.

In this article, you’ll learn what does the Promosm comment mean on YouTube (Promo SM) and is it a scam.

What Does the Promosm Comment Mean on YouTube?


Promosm is a spam comment on YouTube that’s used to promote a service called PromoSM.

PromoSM is a social media promotion platform that claims to grow your followers, likes, views, subscribers, and more.

The comment is posted by bots, mainly on new YouTube videos, as a form of advertisement.

The service offers YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook engagement.

However, the likes, comments, followers, etc. that you’ll get are fake because they are made by bots.

The next time you see a “Promosm” comment on YouTube, know that it’s a scam.

So don’t bother to try the service because you’re not going to get real engagement.

Make sure to report the comment by click on the three dots next to it and selecting “Report”.

How to stop Promosm comments on YouTube

To stop Promosm comments on YouTube on your videos, you need to block the word from your community settings.

To do so, go to YouTube Studio, log in to your account, and select “Settings”.

After you’ve selected “Settings”, select “Community” and scroll down to “Blocked words”.

Lastly, enter “Promosm” into the field along with variations of the word (e.g., Promo SM, Promo-SM).

That way, when a bot tries to comment it under one of your videos, it’ll fail to post.

Further reading

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