Why I’m now moderating blog comments
By anotherjennifer on March 01, 2012
I’ve been getting lots of comments on my blogs lately.
Normally that would be a good thing. However, many of the comments I’m seeing come through are actually spam.
Some are obviously spam. Some are a bit tricky.
There are a few telltale signs of spam blog comments. Red flags go up when I see things like:
- Lots of links in the comment
- Crazy bad English (or just gibberish)
- Super long comments about nothing
- Overly complimentary or generic comments
- Comments that have nothing to do with the post
- Sentences taken directly from my actual post (with nothing else)
- Multiple comments from different sources that include the same theme (like essay writing)
- Anything with Viagra in it
While the Akismet plugin for WordPress works well to filter out the obvious spam comments, some still come through.
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