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Getting about 5 spam comments a minute on my blog...

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by JimmyTwoTimes, May 29, 2014.

  1. JimmyTwoTimes

    JimmyTwoTimes Registered Member

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    OK, im not hating at all - we have to do what we gotta do - but my blog is getting an insane amount of spam comments. 99.9% of it is put in the trash - question is - what plugin do you guys recommend that blocks some of the usual 'cheap adidias trainers' comments?

    PS - is it just me or is the web not insanely oversaturated with autobot comment publishing bots - are they really working?
     
  2. partymarty4870

    partymarty4870 Elite Member

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    you don't need a plugin, just set a rule to bin anything with www, http or @ in the message
     
  3. Paranoid Android

    Paranoid Android Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Jimmy 2 times, reminds me of Jim from American Pie 1 :D
     
  4. Wania

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    Cloudflare helps a lot. After installing it, i dropped from 60k to 8k spam comments/month.
     
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  5. Paranoid Android

    Paranoid Android Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    install a clickjacker and convert all those visits into cash :D
     
  6. White Night

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    try askimets, in case you don't have one
     
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    Clifton Allen Says Junior Member

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    A Kis Met is the best i think
     
  8. Paranoid Android

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    cmon guys nothing better than a clickjacker script for solo
     
  9. kulwinder

    kulwinder Newbie

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    You can use Akismet or GASP plugin. These both work fine.
     
  10. Seljo

    Seljo Regular Member

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    funcaptcha 0 spam
     
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    +1 for cloudflare plugin
     
  12. lord1027

    lord1027 Elite Member

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    Assuming you have WP, I'd recommend a good Captcha for comments. I had one with a little puzzle, it's called FunCaptcha and it's free, all I know is I never got any more automated spam comments.
     
  13. meln

    meln Junior Member Premium Member

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    These solutions everyone's posted are OK I guess. They'll stop the spam, but the bots will keep hitting the page trying to post. Maybe there's a way to make an IP database of bots and block those directly via htaccess so they don't put as much strain on the server...
     
  14. slntdth7

    slntdth7 Junior Member

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    Probably easier to use a captcha than a database of IP addresses of bots, but im sure that works as well
     
  15. Abstroose

    Abstroose Elite Member

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    This. Also does wonders for page speed time which is an influencing SEO factor nowadays. I get minimal spam with Cloudflare. No need for Akismet.
     
  16. ZennoBlaster

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    I keep the comments, but change the urls to my affiliates! It's good to keep 'em as i suspect it makes your site seem popular, etc.
     
  17. wi11iam

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    I have Akismet and Cloudflare. The occasional spam comment slips through, but not many.
     
  18. wi11iam

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    Good idea! I sometimes delete the URLs if the comments are pretty good.
     
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  19. Arijit-Roul

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    Akismet wordpress plugin is best when it comes to fight against spam comment.