WordPress Comment Spamming at all time High!
Its alarming and frustrating when you see the number of spam comments you receive on your blog every day and the remember that the count is going to spike up the closer your blog gets to being popular. If you see the screenshot on this page, it shows the Spam messages / comments blocked by Akismet in this month alone (20 days) and the count is as high as 20,000! If you too have a WordPress blog I am sure that you will be also facing the same issues with arresting spam.
The best practices I would recommend for any blogger to use to keep the BAD spammers out of our way are:
- Always trust and use AKISMET plugin from WordPress developers
- Report all the spam comments that you encounter
- Have strict requirements for categorizing comments, never approve if its out of topic.
- Do not approve comments with more links and names replaced with keywords.
- Disable auto approval of comments and only approve comments manually.
Controlling spam is not a single person’s game, its a team effort. Lets all join hands as bloggers to make sure you flag and report all spammers and spam bloggers. Looking forward to a brighter and cleaner Internet.