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Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by ethanmitchel, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. ethanmitchel

    ethanmitchel Regular Member

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    Ok, so I have this site that apparently is like honey to Winnie the Pooh to spammers and I'm literally SICK of getting spun comments that are just trying to build back links using my website.

    I've tried it all, my site is PR 5 and I only approve comments when I read they provide some sort of value and even then I sometimes edit their URL ha, but anyway just today I've received about 500 comments on different pages of my site from what I'm guessing is people Scrapeboxing it.

    I've already tried making it nofollow but that doesn't seem to stop them. I know I could disable comments but I don't want to stop normal users from commenting and I have no problem giving them a backlink back if I know they're real visitors.

    God Bless
     
  2. GoTRooT

    GoTRooT Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    PM me site link, I will scan it.
     
  3. madoctopus

    madoctopus Supreme Member

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    If is wordpress install Akismet
    Also remove footprints
    Also find or make a plugin that requires JavaScript to post a comment, or add a captcha, or hijack the comment form and change the field names to something else.
     
  4. GoTRooT

    GoTRooT Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    As above, recaptcha will stop most other than xrumer, but at pr5 its worth paying a captcha service provider for any platform to spam you. That should bring it way down though.

    Oh shit here is a tip, start using "stopforumspam" alot of guys use it as a blacklist for xrumer.
     
  5. figgity

    figgity Junior Member

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    The anti-spam plugin that works best for me is block spam by math. The other thing that you should do is make sure your htaccess file is blocking known bad spiders, robots and those who try to access your comments page directly.
     
  6. dubious

    dubious Regular Member

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    I would us a custom CAPTCHA. One that generates a random letter in red or another colour and ensure that the comment submission process informs the user to input the captcha WITHOUT the red letter etc.

    Most captchas make the captcha greyscale to help solve it so this process kills spam by a massive amount.

    Another method, simply remove the ability to put someone's website in the comments.
     
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  7. futurestic06

    futurestic06 Supreme Member

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    Why don't you add the comment moderation ? I think its th best way to protect the spamming.
     
  8. GoTRooT

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    Delete.
     
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  9. dan777

    dan777 Junior Member

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    I had the same issues with spammers. In Wordpress I install plugin:
    Fast Secure Contact Form and from then I have peace like in heaven.
     
  10. hpv222

    hpv222 Power Member

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    You can add drag and drop (puzzle) captcha, I don't think any bot can bypass it right now....
     
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  11. beakon

    beakon Regular Member

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    Just re-arrange your comment form so scrapebox and xrumer don't recognize the fields, simple.
     
  12. savagepriest

    savagepriest Junior Member

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    yes i have installed akismet it stops more than 300-400 comments i receive in a week people no their comments won't be approved also recaptcha is enabled on my blog
     
  13. goodvery

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    stop publishing links in comments, or akismet + custom fields in comment form to stop automated tools from posting.
     
  14. Gormagor

    Gormagor Junior Member Premium Member

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    Download a plugin called Animal Captcha. Your spam comments will go from hundreds to zero overnight.
     
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  15. GoTRooT

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    Looks like we all just lost a backlink :)
     
  16. ethanmitchel

    ethanmitchel Regular Member

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    Awesome everyone gave me amazing advice, thank you so much y'all.
     
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    dennisyu Power Member

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    There's also another captcha plugin that shows a pic of an animal and you have to enter the name of it.


     
  18. mr.brovo

    mr.brovo Newbie

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    why not try to use facebook comment plugin..so your user need to login their facebook and make a comment in your blog..plus this will add more value in social community such more viral etc.
     
  19. kingroomx

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    Just use any question/human verufication plugin.
     
  20. henson616

    henson616 Newbie

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    I would just use Disqus if you really want stop them all.