Spam comments to my blogs

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I keep getting spam comments to my blogs, how can I stop that? If I leave it without stoppinI will not be able to know the real ones. I need your advice Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve L
    Originally Posted by VAriyam View Post

    I keep getting spam comments to my blogs, how can I stop that? If I leave it without stoppinI will not be able to know the real ones. I need your advice Thanks.
    There are a million different comment spam plugins for Wordpress, just do a Google search. It's been a while since I've had to deal with this problem. I remember one client had thousands of spam comments that needed removing. O.o

    Also, you may even consider removing comments. A lot of popular bloggers do this like Seth Godin.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
    I use two plugins, Akismet and Bad Behavior.
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    • Profile picture of the author Marcus W K Wong
      Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

      I use two plugins, Akismet and Bad Behavior.
      +1 for Akismet. Works like a charm!

      Originally Posted by Steve L View Post

      Also, you may even consider removing comments. A lot of popular bloggers do this like Seth Godin.
      I had no idea Seth does this.. interesting indeed... does he mention how he dictates what he deletes? I'd be interested to read about that (google isn't giving me love when I look it up).
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  • Profile picture of the author BacklinkSource
    This is rather expected even for new sites. There are many illicit manners of building backlinks and one of such is spamming blog comments; annoying for the blog owners and rather ineffective, even dangerous for the backlink builders.

    The best solution is using akismet. There's a free license and it works great.

    I have one website with 21,000 comments (not using Akismet) and counting and another with only legitimate comments (using Akismet).
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  • Profile picture of the author mdallen
    I am unsure what askimet does, it came with my blog automatically but I never used it. It can help to add a captcha and maybe moderate responses. I think a lot of people don't know the difference between conversation marketing and straight up spam... sorry you are struggling with this
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  • Profile picture of the author WarriorWasim
    Hello, Akismet is one of the free and good ones. There are also many free plugins to help you to stop spam comments. Just go and search and test it out. Thanks :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Bharathipriya
    Did you try adding the latest captcha method? Or use discus to make login mandatory and disable the option to add hyperlinks anywhere inside the comment. Prompt the users with a message that spam comments are strictly removed and get a strict moderation in place, before making the comments live in your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author Edwin Torres
    Make sure you have Wordpress and download Askimet. That'll filter all the pesky spam comments for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author onlineworker11
    Yes you need a spam blocking tool like akismet or similar. A few spam comments may sometimes come through anyway with such a tool,but to a high degree such softwares really blocks the spammy comments.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnsonAdam
    Yeah, Askimet is a really popular and good tool and it's totally free. You should download Askimet and it'll help you filter spam comments
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  • Profile picture of the author Rory Singh
    I have Askimet installed but don't use it. I use WP-SpamShield and it works great.
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  • Profile picture of the author WarriorWasim
    Hello, Check out Askimet and it'll do the trick for you. Thanks :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author affplugs
    Google's recaptcha is free and great. Many free plugins available for integration
    One of the plugins.
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/google-captcha
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  • Profile picture of the author Rajesh5876
    Akismet plugin is one of best solution for the same...
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  • Profile picture of the author simontoaldo
    I recommened Askimet by Automattic. It's work very good
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Hi,

    The suggested plug ins help. Consider using a system like Disqus too. When I changed to Disqus for a minute my spam died down to 1 spammy comment every 2-3 days. No likee the log in to comment. Fabulous deterrent.

    Also, comment on top blogs from your niche. Write 3-4 paragraph, thoughtful comments. Almost like this tells spammers to stay away because if you are not actively commenting on other blogs these programs and spammers seem to make a beeline for your blog. From my experience at least.

    Note; count your blog as growing. Getting spam shows you're popping up on the radar more, an awesome thing. I used to flip when flooded with spam. Then I realized I had something valuable that bots and spammers wanted to use as free advertising, to spread their word far and wide based on riding my coat tails.

    Not a bad deal when you ponder it. Because I recall when I nabbed 3 visits a day to my blog. No spam comments back then LOL.

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    • Profile picture of the author WarriorWasim
      You are right Disqus has awesome features and going to take control over spammers. Thanks :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author benelijah
    I dislike Akismet. Lots of spam comments got mixed in with the real ones, and some real comments got place in the spam folder. Was a pain in the neck to keep sifting through the spam folder for real comments.

    I now use WP Spamshield. No spam comments at All, not even in the spam folder. Blocked completely.
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  • Profile picture of the author Higginbotham
    I find that built in default spam blocker within Wordpress to be more than sufficient. I have it set fairly strict and have never had a real comment blocked nor a spammed comment squeak through.
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  • Profile picture of the author angelazar7
    I'm a fan of akismet. I've even set it to silently discard spam comments, which works a treat. It's crazy to see the thousands of spam comments it's blocked though!
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  • Profile picture of the author AdvanceSolution
    you can install Akismet Plugin in wordpress site it will control spam comments
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  • Profile picture of the author PrincePatridge
    Why don't you try Akismet plugin. I know a friend who had similar issues of spam comments who solved that problem with that aforementioned plugin.
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  • Profile picture of the author colorado1850
    WP Spamshield. Free plugin. Used it for years - works like a charm. Plus you don't have to sign up or register your website to use it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gary Chapple
    Akismet is the favourite to catch manual spam, you could use cookies for comments plugin also you can use Honeypot technology to get a spambot to identify itself. Activate WP spam fighter go into settings / WP spam fighter check the honeypot setting and save. This will activate a hidden form in the comments area which manual users can't see, but bots see and fill the form to identify themselves.
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  • Profile picture of the author kevin2018
    I use Akismet too and it works very well for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Pinkysoll
    Banned
    That's pretty easy to solve with the Akismet plugin.
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  • Profile picture of the author VAriyam
    Thank you very much for all your comments. I have got Akismet plugin but it is showing up to update the plugin had a look at it, and I have to make monthly payments. But most of you say it is a free plugin. I will try the methods also according to your recommendations.
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  • Profile picture of the author jbj
    I had the same problem and Disqus do the trick. Also, they have an add program called Reveal which can get you some $$. Not a lot, but getting a few hundreds a year while getting rid of spam is pretty cool.
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  • Profile picture of the author Karomaz
    if you have wordpress try to use akismet, they offer 1 free license
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    Another vote for akismet.

    It has saved me tons of time.
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  • Profile picture of the author lusianahalim
    akismet is the best -so far- for me. but too good, all the comment being filtered. i dont know if there is any normal comment, but maybe there isn't
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  • Profile picture of the author vishwa
    Askimet is one of the best plugins to prevent spam comments from your blog. I am also using this plugin on my blog. It keeps spam away from my blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author Uchiha Itachi
    You can used the pugin anti spam, it works pretty good.
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  • Profile picture of the author ma247
    Use akismet plugin to stop spam comments.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    Just install a CAPTCHA.

    These comments are coming via robot. A CAPTCHA will stop them dead.
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  • Profile picture of the author Julio
    When I had my blog the only spam plugin that I used was Akismet it worked really good. You can easily spot the spam comments and delete if they are not relevant to what your blog post is about. I also looked at their website url if it looked spammy then I would delete the comment.
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  • Profile picture of the author wilhb81
    I've been using Akismet for several years and it'd helped me filtered out over thousand of spam comments. Highly recommend it
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  • Profile picture of the author mikejohn007
    If you are getting bulk comment on your blog then you can disallow user comment on your blog without registration and disable after 5 days comment option from your post.
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  • Profile picture of the author TribalAdMedia
    Akismet is best plugin to stop spam comments.
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  • Profile picture of the author mosbah77
    you can use a plugin called :"spam free blog" 5tthat put capcha for the comments to decrease the spam in the comments
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  • Profile picture of the author Rafael Cosentino
    You can secure the site with Solve Media captcha and it earns very nice CPMs too - https://wordpress.org/plugins-wp/solvemedia/
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