Last month, JetPack’s Akismet module (the anti-spam program we use), was able to filter out 850 spam blog comments. We have 324 comments in our spam queue.
This is the manual stuff.
we also get many confusing comments such as:
This a great way to explain and a quick post for data about the presentation topic matter that we will give at an institution of higher learning.
While the comment could have been from a thoughtful reader, it’s possible that he was just trying to leave a nice comment in his native tongue. There are signs that it was spam to get a link from our website for a British web design company.
Spam can be a problem for long-time bloggers. we display our spam list on the WordPress Dashboard.
What is spam blog comment spam? It’s a crime.
What do you need?
What is blog comment spam?
Blog comment spam can be defined in many ways. It is something that you recognize immediately when you see it.
But, this doesn’t solve the problem – we think comments with the wrong intent can spam us (I’m thinking about you gray-hat SEO people).
We must understand why comment spam is happening and who is responsible.
Spam: Why Blog Comment Spam
Comment spam is caused by one and only one thing: the link.
It was just a conversation back in the early days of blogging.
Comments can be left on the site by commenters to continue the conversation and attract new readers via many blogging platforms.
It was, and still is, a wonderful thing. It was too good to be true.
These links bring you traffic. Google uses these links to assess the relevancy and quality of websites.
Clicking that link can make unsolicited messages more appealing. You can also be rewarded for it.
Knowing the why will make it easier to identify the who.
Let’s look at spam. This is the one we got last week.
Here’s how it works: Ocean Spray author will be the anchor text. It will also serve as clickable text.
It might not be real. It may not be real. However, it was created to look real to bypass our filters and get past our computers.
This business model has two goals. It all comes down to numbers. 1000 comments have a click-through rate of 0.1%. Spammers can generate millions of spam comments.
But that’s not the main objective. Google is trying to convince them that this website is relevant for searches related to Ocean Spray coupons. This will enable Google to send users to the website… who will then use the coupons.
Although this is a complex way to make money it is very effective. Spam comments continue to flood in.
Why do they keep coming back to you?
Spamming blog comments is easy but can be quite expensive.
Gscraper, which costs $38, is the best program to do this. It is possible to accidentally send thousands of spam comments by setting it all up (which helps explain random blog comment spam span>).
After you have installed Gscraper you will need to create a strategy to defeat the spam filters. This means you must leave legitimate comments
What’s the best way to do this with millions of comments?
Gscraper randomly selects words from a list to pair them together to create unique comments. Unique comment.
This is comment spam. How can we stop it?
Stop Comment Spam
Since 2005, search engines have supported comment link attributes. This computer code says that the website owner did not curate this link or vouch for its validity. Search engines should therefore be aware of it. It is supported by most blog software, including WordPress, Blogger, and other blogging platforms.
Spam continues to grow. We will also discuss the pros and cons of each.
Solution 1 – Do not accept comments
This is the simplest solution and has been growing in popularity with social media. There might be a link at the bottom of blog posts that allows you to “discuss” the post on Hacker News or Reddit.
This is a valid solution. However, commenting is deeply embedded within Internet culture. You are sending your audience to another place if you do not send them there. This is fine if you want to stimulate discussion, but not if you are trying to build a following or engage your readers on your blog.
Solution 2 – Let other companies do it
You may also have come across specialized commenting systems such as Disqus. This allows you to outsource your blog comments to companies that have the resources to stop spam. By replacing the URL field with the commenter’s profile, they remove any incentive to spam.
This solution offers a great advantage: it allows you to keep the conversation going and eliminate spam.
Based on our own experience and some studies, people are less likely to comment on blogs that have built-in comments.
The second is losing control over your data. The second is that you lose control of your data.
Google claims comments on your website have more value than comments from third-party sites. Although we doubt it, it is another reason to give it a try.
Solution 3 – Be ready and keep your eyes peeled.
This is our preferred option. You can bundle it with a JetPack subscription. This filters 99.8% of all spam.
It’s possible to still have.2%.