Best way to stop spam comments on my blog

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what is the Best way to stop spam comments on my blog?

i have got about 1900 comments in the last few months
#blog #comments #spam #stop
  • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
    It is there in your blog... if it's a WP blog. It's called Akismet and it is a plugin. It comes with every WP package. Use it.
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  • You do not have the option of reviewing comments before the appear? I just recently launched my blog and my husband handles a lot of the logistics, I basically write. But I know that most blogs have the option of you approving the comments before they show up. At least that is what my husband told me when I decided to start one. You should also have the option of manually deleting them. It seems tedious to delete almost two thousand spam comments, but it is better to invest the time doing so then run the risk of your blog just looking like a classifieds blog. I hope you can find a solution soon enough. Good Luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author Clint Butler
    I have my Wordpress set up that I have to approve any comments prior to posting, it saves my blog from having a bunch of garbage links posted on it.

    Go to your admin panel and under setting/discussion you will find all the options available for you to control the comments on your blog.
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Mayhew
      Originally Posted by Clint Butler View Post

      I have my Wordpress set up that I have to approve any comments prior to posting, it saves my blog from having a bunch of garbage links posted on it.

      Go to your admin panel and under setting/discussion you will find all the options available for you to control the comments on your blog.
      Plus, do a search at the plugins area for Captchas. A couple of good ones there.
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  • Profile picture of the author websitemrktg
    I'm old fashioned I guess I approve first as well
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    • Profile picture of the author innocent07
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      Originally Posted by websitemrktg View Post

      I'm old fashioned I guess I approve first as well
      I guess althogh that is the most time consuming method, it is the most efficient
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  • Profile picture of the author Mohsin Rasool
    Akismet is the solution!!!

    You need to have account with Wordpress.com to get API to use this plugin and
    you are back in business...and Spam will be killed by Akismet...

    Thanks to Akismet guys it really made our lives simple!
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  • Profile picture of the author frqhuss
    Only you can stop spam comments on your blogs by just approving it or unapproving before it appears on you blog so from here you can easily keep away spammers from your blog to comment on...
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  • Profile picture of the author dreamtab
    Here is few tips:

    1. Use Akismit plugin
    2. Add captcha
    3. Remove website field
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  • Profile picture of the author Lilster
    Akismet plugin works most of the time, however I recently found a few WP blogs where spam was coming thru. So I had to go into the settings and adjust the commenters must now be signed up and approved. This greatly reduced my spam comments in 2 days.
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  • Profile picture of the author reynoldscorb
    I would recommend using a Wordpress blog. WP has great spam protection, and takes down what looks like spam material. I don't have to worry about spam anymore on WP.
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