hacking my wp blog??/spam question...

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i keep hearing about hacking wp blogs? i have a question..

i keep getting these weird posts people put on my blog, they are obviously spam because they are terrible english and have nothing to do with my site and are generic. things like

"i like this very much, never before i see content this good, ,..,,,,,,,,blah blah blah"

I have to approve these comments and I have been approving them, should I be approving them? what can happen? something tells me nothin good can come from it? i dont really care that much about the blog, it was just a project i tinkered around with adsense to see if i could get it work.

runtrumprun.com and officialroyalwedding.com/updates

dont laugh at me, i know they suck, but i made 40 bucks in a month from the 2, lol!

just curious what good these fake comments on my blog do and why they do it??

:confused::confused::confused:
#blog #blog or spam #hacking #question
  • Profile picture of the author CraigHill
    Yes they are spam, foriegners trying to get free backlinks, or trying to sell a product.

    If you are using wordpress, then they a very good plugin to prevent this. Forgot the name of it though. Also have you considered just turning off comments all together?
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    • Profile picture of the author MarQueteer
      Originally Posted by CraigHill View Post

      Forgot the name of it though.
      Akismet, it even runs a cloud blacklist for spammer IPs, domains, etc. Free, all you have to get is an API key. They recently started selling them, but don't get fooled, you can still generate free API keys with them.

      Download plugin, get key in 2 minutes, enter key, 99% of all spam gone and automatically deleted.
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  • Profile picture of the author Eric Lorence
    Try "Bad Behavior" for Wordpress.

    Use your WP admin to search and install it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fermina
    Use the Akismet Plugin. This plugin is already preinstalled in your WP blog
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  • Profile picture of the author Abledragon
    Activate Akismet and another shout for Bad Behaviour - the combination does a great job for me.

    Also, if you find one particular article is getting hit turn off comments just for that article - more details here:

    How to Control Link Spamming from Deep Link Engine | WealthyDragon

    Cheers,

    Martin.
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  • Profile picture of the author ray777
    Originally Posted by HotDamnShortSales View Post

    i keep hearing about hacking wp blogs? i have a question..

    i keep getting these weird posts people put on my blog, they are obviously spam because they are terrible english and have nothing to do with my site and are generic. things like

    "i like this very much, never before i see content this good, ,..,,,,,,,,blah blah blah"

    I have to approve these comments and I have been approving them, should I be approving them? what can happen? something tells me nothin good can come from it? i dont really care that much about the blog, it was just a project i tinkered around with adsense to see if i could get it work.

    runtrumprun.com and officialroyalwedding.com/updates

    dont laugh at me, i know they suck, but i made 40 bucks in a month from the 2, lol!

    just curious what good these fake comments on my blog do and why they do it??

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    Why do you have to approve those comments??? When I get them I spam them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rich Struck
    Uh, yeah, don't ever approve those. You should go back and delete them.
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  • i thought maybe it would somehow help my blog as in it has activity and participation. i thought i had aksimet? its annoying to get because it says logon to wp with email or name and then says already taken? thanks, i just wont approve anymore
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  • Another alternative is to go in, edit the comments to be something constructive and in each link for there website add a link to one of your inner pages.

    What this does:

    Get's rid of spam
    Provides quality comments for readers and google to look at
    Shows comments as coming from different IP addresses
    Supplies inner linking pages throughout your site (which is one of the reasons Wikipedia is so big)

    Yes, it is time consuming. Yes you may get tired of it. But as others have said, you can always just install askiment with bad behavior and mark all of the spam comments as just that - spam.

    Just another alternative for ya.

    Thanks,

    Matthew Roe
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