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Understanding Comment Spam and How To Prevent It

By Aug 29, 2012 11 Comments

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Comment spam is annoying. Just like in email accounts, spam can be a problem on blogs. It can be jibberish, off-topic, and make no sense.

So what can you do to prevent it?

Comment Spam

As bloggers, we hear a lot about comment spam and how to prevent it. Blogger recently upgraded its spam prevention. WordPress has multiple plugins with Akismet being the most popular. So, why all the hubub? And what in the world are trolls?

Let’s take a walk through spam, trolls, and the options we have to protect our blogs. And see how my heart was broken by a troll.

Read the Full Post Here: Comment Spam and Trolls

11 Comments

  • Kim says:

    Thanks so much for this post! I was so puzzled about all the weird sort of on, sort of off topic comments I was getting. I now understand what those are.

  • Great topic. One I need to learn about. Heading over.

  • Kristiina says:

    Totally agree! Captcha is a pain! I would comment a lot more without it.

  • Haley says:

    Great Info!! Thanks

  • Sara says:

    great post, and I totally agree about the Captcha thingy…. I can’t tell you how often I, areal living person, can’t figure out what letters and numbers the picture shows!

  • Ugochi says:

    Great post Audra, it was a really helpful read for me. I must admit.
    Have a super blessed day!

  • jennifer says:

    Happy SITS Day!!

  • Tiffany says:

    I have had several issues with comments that appear worthwhile but back link to spam sites. It’s so annoying. I wars visit commenters sites if they leave a link, so in doing this, I always find the spam.

    Great article!

  • Dee says:

    Having had issues with both, this post has a lot of great info! Bookmarked.

  • Sonia says:

    Good post and great response to comment spam. People like that only have one agenda and that is to stir up crap. Once you give in, there is no turning back. I have seen posts where some blog authors do respond and its either worked out or just made things worse. I think only “you” can make the best decision on how to deal with comment trolls. Just pick your battles wisely.

  • Felicia says:

    Very interesting and informative read! I will certainly have to keep this in mind in the future when dealing with comments.