Self hosted wordpress blogs are the easy targets for spammers dropping link bombs and spam comments. Now if you are blogging for a while with wordpress you will know what I am talking about.
A SPAM is like a junk mail that has no value. Mainly people spam forums and blog comments to get a link back (free publicity) to their site of interest.
Sometimes people hire low quality link builders and they drop irrelevant comments. Now we expect that the internet should be a clean place but it is not. Without knowing how to deal and prevent spam comments you will be making your blog look bad in the eyes of your readers.
Here is an example of a spam comment,
Mainly spam comments/discussions are,
- Irrelevant, not related with your topic
- Don’t know the author/blog/article topic
- Overly thankful/generic (Nice post!)
- Don’t have a custom avatar
- Has links/keyword in their name
- Repetitive/drops lots of comments within short period of time
- Related to Viagra/Insurance/Credit Cards/Loans/Casino
- And the list goes on…
Now if you do not take a stand, you will be losing your credibility. And most of all spam comments will give you a hard time trying to get rid of them.
Here I will outline the tips that will save you time dealing with comment spam, [Continue reading…]