Welcome to the IMTalk - Internet Marketing & SEO Forum.
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 16 of 16
  1. #1
    eeeasyas12345 is offline IM & SEO Quiet One eeeasyas12345 is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    23
    Thanks Given
    0
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts

    Question Any Ideas On How To Stop Spam Commenting?

    I have been getting thousands of spam comments on 1 of my Word Press sites. I changed the settings recently, so people cannot leave comments without registering, yet I still find 100 new comments and only 1 or 2 new users registered, how is that? and why my stats don't show the ones leaving those comments as visitors??

  2. #2
    wink0r's Avatar
    wink0r is offline Moderator wink0r is a splendid one to behold wink0r is a splendid one to behold wink0r is a splendid one to behold wink0r is a splendid one to behold wink0r is a splendid one to behold wink0r is a splendid one to behold wink0r is a splendid one to behold
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    East Coast, USA
    Posts
    2,178
    Thanks Given
    931
    Thanked 648 Times in 489 Posts
    Nearly all spam comments are placed by software, not real visitors. Most of your visitor registrations are probably placed by software, as well. Akismet will catch most of the spam, but a few will still slip through. Moderating all comments prevents spam comments from being automatically posted and the few spam comments that slip past Akismet are not too big a problem to deal with.

  3. #3
    Geeks is offline Banned Geeks is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    58
    Thanks Given
    2
    Thanked 13 Times in 11 Posts
    Are you using any plugin to combat spam?

  4. #4
    Mallotum is offline IM & SEO Mumbler Mallotum will become famous soon enough
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    320
    Thanks Given
    41
    Thanked 61 Times in 50 Posts
    Consider turning comments off for a week. The software may recognise sites it is unable to post to and self-remove you from its database.

    I had a blogger site getting loads of spam comments, but after a week of comments turned off they have pretty much stopped completely.

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to Mallotum For This Useful Post:


  6. #5
    westsider is offline IM & SEO Weak Jaw westsider is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    125
    Thanks Given
    58
    Thanked 21 Times in 18 Posts
    Don't turn off spam comments. Use them to your advantage.

    1) put a notice somewhere that "all spam comments will be edited" If you use WordPress check the box that says comments will be published only after review

    2) check that there is not more than one comment from each IP

    3) delete just about everything the commenter wrote

    4) write your own comment using keywords you like.

    5) approve and publish the comment as you have edited it, using the original IP.

    Done. You now have a useful comment from an IP different from yours.

  7. #6
    janegibson's Avatar
    janegibson is offline IM & SEO Whisperer janegibson is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    33
    Thanks Given
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    you may use CAPTCHA, so robot can't comment on your post.

  8. #7
    malaolja is offline IM & SEO Quiet One malaolja is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    3
    Thanks Given
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    approve and publish the comment as you have edited it, using the original IP and of course use a Captcha

  9. #8
    najar2008 is offline Banned najar2008 is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Kathmandu, Nepal
    Posts
    188
    Thanks Given
    13
    Thanked 8 Times in 6 Posts
    Simply turn off the comments for certain time and keep the comment in moderation sot that they won't be live instantly. This will reduce in receiving more comments.

  10. #9
    osas123 is offline IM & SEO Mumbler osas123 is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    ZION THE CITY OF GOD
    Posts
    261
    Thanks Given
    0
    Thanked 18 Times in 12 Posts
    you can you captecha, also adjust your settings such that your all comments that comes must go through moderation by you, before it is been posted

  11. #10
    Oldschoool is offline IM & SEO Weak Jaw Oldschoool is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    227
    Thanks Given
    12
    Thanked 18 Times in 15 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by westsider View Post
    Don't turn off spam comments. Use them to your advantage.

    1) put a notice somewhere that "all spam comments will be edited" If you use WordPress check the box that says comments will be published only after review

    2) check that there is not more than one comment from each IP

    3) delete just about everything the commenter wrote

    4) write your own comment using keywords you like.

    5) approve and publish the comment as you have edited it, using the original IP.

    Done. You now have a useful comment from an IP different from yours.
    Great idea, thanks I think this would work well on blogs that should appear socially active

  12. #11
    bloggersjoy Guest
    You can use anti spam wordpress plugins to stop comments.
    You can use captcha in comment form to stop comments.

  13. The Following User Says Thank You to bloggersjoy For This Useful Post:


  14. #12
    MarkUpshaw's Avatar
    MarkUpshaw is offline IM & SEO Mumbler MarkUpshaw will become famous soon enough
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Posts
    250
    Thanks Given
    32
    Thanked 47 Times in 39 Posts
    You can disable all comments with a FREE WP plugin downloaded from WP here: WordPress › Disable Comments WordPress Plugins.

    BUT as mentioned above, it is better to EDIT the comments to your benefit. You can simply slow them all down by using a combination of plugins. I use SpyderSpanker which eliminates countries that I don't need traffic from, IP's that attempt to hack my site, IP's from the Honeypot Project, IP's that get through all of my other filters, and its delivers 408 error code to these blocked IP's so that they will end up removing my sites from their lists.

    You can achieve some of this from free plugins. Here is a list of the FREE plugins from my website: SpyderSpanker Replacement (Kind of…with Free Plugins)
    Visit my website for SEO Nuts & Bolts Tips: http://markupshaw.com

  15. #13
    irfan's Avatar
    irfan is offline IM & SEO Whisperer irfan is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Pakistan
    Posts
    32
    Thanks Given
    14
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    you may use CAPTCHA, so robot can't comment on your post.

  16. #14
    AlistarWaugh is offline IM & SEO Whisperer AlistarWaugh is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    LosAngeles
    Posts
    70
    Thanks Given
    28
    Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
    I also think that latest plugins are best, or you can check the comments from moderation queue. And if is better to attach a no spam warning if you will do this most of the spammers will step back. Apart from this someone suggested about captcha , I don't think any captcha can stop manual spam.
    Fancy Clone MarketMongooseSupport - Best SEO solution.

  17. #15
    wink0r's Avatar
    wink0r is offline Moderator wink0r is a splendid one to behold wink0r is a splendid one to behold wink0r is a splendid one to behold wink0r is a splendid one to behold wink0r is a splendid one to behold wink0r is a splendid one to behold wink0r is a splendid one to behold
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    East Coast, USA
    Posts
    2,178
    Thanks Given
    931
    Thanked 648 Times in 489 Posts
    I don't think any captcha can stop manual spam.
    I see very little manual spam commenting, but the serious spam bot user will also have a captcha buster.

  18. #16
    Portal88 is offline Banned Portal88 is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Posts
    19
    Thanks Given
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    maybe you can use captcha in comment form


 

Similar Threads

  1. how can we stop traffic minimization?
    By paydayloans in forum Internet Marketing General Talk
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 10-25-2012, 08:18 AM
  2. Not a spam!!
    By tony5885 in forum Free Stuff
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 03-30-2012, 08:55 AM
  3. Stop Looking for Expensive SEo
    By lovely984 in forum Services
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 01-02-2012, 09:42 AM
  4. Why google stop indexing my site ?
    By misa11a04 in forum Google
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 12-08-2011, 06:57 AM
  5. Stop click Bombing
    By enter1234 in forum Affiliate, CPC, CPA Programs
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 08-06-2011, 06:24 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts