Stop WordPress Spam Comments
Stop WordPress Spam Comments and have a happier Blogsite! Many people believe if they leave a link on your WordPress site they will gain traction from the search engines like Google and Bing. So because of that they will spend part of the day “Spamming” other folks blog sites. Much to the annoyance of the blog owner who is hoping for honest feedback and even questions that they are able to answer on certain relating to their WordPress Blog. They really don’t care about new pharmacy pills and other junk links that are left with each unrelated comment. You see that’s how you also know the comment is spam, because it normally does not mention the subject of your blog? Many go like this “I found your blog and appreciate the content in it and will bookmark it to comeback again” They never mention the topic of your blog and the link they leave has nothing to do with your site?? Yep it’s Spam!! So what do we do about it? Well there is a plugin called Askimet and it comes preinstalled when you first start your blog, you will find it in the plugins section of the dashboard just under Appearance, you click activate and then signup for your own Askimet Api Key. Once there select the personal blog option (There is no charge for this option) Insert the id key supplied and you have gone a long way to stopping the spam. But there also other ways which is short WordPress Video Tutorial will show you, block Internet Provider Addresses (I.P Address) and also block the option to leave comments and trackbacks. Now you may wish to experiment a little with this, because if you are getting lot’s of genuine comments it may be better to manually delete the spam comments and just block the I.P Address. Stop WordPress Spam Comments and save time and energy when you Stop WordPress Spam at the beginning.
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Also I do not allow tracbacks either (This means you have allowed your WordPress blog to in linked to another website/blog) What you need to consider is that if the site that you have allowed a trackback (Also Known as pingback) has been up to no good (Blackhat Activities) You will be associated with the offending site’s bad practices and possibly penalised? By the search engines, which means it will be harder for people to find your blog in their search results. So of course we want all the exposure we can get and need to avoid bad links to our WordPress blog! I will use two screens to show the methods, one screen for the general settings and one for the blog post settings. So have a look and then follow the steps, worth noting when I did my first blog I eventually discovered there were over 5,000 spam comments and porn link comments left on my site, at that time I did not know how to delete them? It would have been better to just stop them in the beginning I think. In case you are wondering if you are trying to leave/get links for your WordPress Blog, I suggest finding sites related to your topics and even contacted the owner of the site to see if they wish to swap links. One that’s worth knowing is sometimes after you have swapped links, your link suddenly disappears a week or so later?? The other site owner is trying to gain authority by having you just linking to them and not returning the link. It’s worth checking you links every now and then! If you stop WordPress Spam comments your readers will appreciate the cleaner content of the site and there is less work for you to do!