Fight blog comment spam

If you don’t know what it is, then this post isn’t for you. If you do know what blog comment spam is, then read Blog Business World’s “Blog comment spam: How to fight it.”

Here are some actions savvy bloggers do to combat comment spam:

  • They insert code to prevent spammers.
  • They place first time posters on comment moderation.
  • Sometimes posts remain moderated permanently, prior to being published.
  • They require a randomly generated alpha-numeric code be entered, in order to submit the comment, thus preventing automated comments.
  • They vigilantly watch their comments, as they are good bloggers who read all of their readers’ ideas, and studiously delete the spam posts.
  • Many bloggers place the rel=”nofollow” coding in their comments, to prevent any Google PageRank flow to the posted links, or any link popularity value from helping the spammers with search engine rankings. Unfortunately, this technique, recommended by Google themselves, also penalizes legitimate commenting visitors.
  • They check their comments regularly by having the comments e-mailed or RSS fed to themselves. By subscribing to their own comments with e-mail or RSS, they can check each comment as it appears. Spam can then be made to disappear with the click of a mouse.

Read the entire post for more info and additional tips.

Author: Paloma Cruz

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