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Drowning in a sea of spam comments - help!!

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by pitbully, Mar 22, 2014.

  1. pitbully

    pitbully Regular Member

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    I have implemented akismet, re-captcha and a few other plugins for comment spam with my Wordpress site but it's out of control big time. I recently tried to block non-referrer access by adding some code to my .htaccess file which I found on the Wordpress codex, but this didn't help either.

    Having comments enabled is an important part of this particular site, but I'm getting a minimum of 11 - 12,000 spam comments every day and manually getting these comments out of the queue is a nightmare.

    Anybody have at least a partially effective solution for this?
     
  2. innosoft

    innosoft Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    add facebook comments :) simple.. only guys with fb profile logged in can post comments..
     
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  3. pitbully

    pitbully Regular Member

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    Interesting idea. But I already have a lot of user comments on this site. Wouldn't using FB comments make me lose all of the comments already posted in order to use a different commenting system?
     
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    innosoft Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    heard good about disqus.. take a look at it..
     
  6. pitbully

    pitbully Regular Member

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    This is an excellent idea. Have you tried these plugins before? How effective are they with spam bots?

    Either way I'll find a popular one and give it a shot, thanks.
     
  7. pitbully

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    Not sure what disqus is but I'll look it up. Thanks.
     
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    Hmmm this is a pain in the back side i can tell for sure, you should try out comment Luv, people seem to love the system so much
     
  9. lancis

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    Get Disqus, you can export your WP comments.
     
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  10. pitbully

    pitbully Regular Member

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    I found an EXCELLENT comment spam plugin for Wordpress: http://wordpress.org/plugins/anti-spam/

    If you have Wordpress and get lots of spam comments, use this!!! Just found it and it completely eliminated all comment spam so far. The best part is that it doesn't interfere with legit user comments in any way. Perfect plugin.
     
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    Disqus does absolutely nothing to lessen the amount of spam I recieve, in my experience. However I would still recommend it over the default WP comments, just because it's nicer.
     
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    lancis Elite Member

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    It works magic for me. Both in terms of spam and in terms of driving traffic. However, I agree with @pitbully anti-spam plugin serves it purpose well for now. The bad part, once it becomes widespread the SEO tools will adjust.
     
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    To educate myself for the future, I would be interested to know the solution you use when you find it.
     
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    Question, and I may be an idiot, but 12,000 comments per day, over say 10 blogs, couldn't you do well with popads?
     
  16. pitbully

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    Well all of these spam comments are on one single site, but nobody will click through on popads because almost all of the spam comes from spam bots. Serving popads to spam bots wouldn't accomplish anything.
     
  17. pitbully

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    Use this plugin: http://wordpress.org/plugins/anti-spam/

    Just found it the other day and it solved my problem completely. Amazing plugin for Wordpress comment spam.
     
  18. buddyboy

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    Did not know it was a bot, some of mine are manual. Still, it seems like if you could connect with a group of manual comment spammers, you would have some potential.