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Is it normal to get a lot of spam comments on your website and is there a way to

  1. NCBIer profile image60
    NCBIerposted 7 years ago

    Is it normal to get a lot of spam comments on your website and is there a way to stop them?

    I keep getting comments that my website isn't working properly on various platforms but I'm don't think it is actually true. What does the spammer have to gain from this? As far as I can tell, there isn't anything but frustration on my part!!!

  2. brnielsen44 profile image58
    brnielsen44posted 7 years ago

    It is very normal to get spam comments on your site but depending on your site, you should be able to set the site so that you have to approve any comments before they are posted. This is easiest probably with Wordpress.

  3. NCBIer profile image60
    NCBIerposted 7 years ago

    Thank you rbnielsen44! I don't suppose there is an application for an automated filter for spam?

  4. FindYourSearch profile image58
    FindYourSearchposted 7 years ago

    Wordpress comes with a plug-in called Akismet which does a very good job of intercepting spam for you. You have to register for it (the link is found in your Wordpress backend in the Akismet settings), but it is free and very useful. If you aren't running your site on Wordpress, you'll have to find one that works with your blogging software, one that is universal, or have someone build it for you. Best of luck!

  5. ginza profile image58
    ginzaposted 7 years ago

    that's normal I think. It indicates that your website have a cool traffic big_smile
    I use Akismet plugin (Wordpress) to filter it, but we must have API Key first.

    if you don't want the simple one (without API Keys) just go to the wordpress plugin page and search with the keywords you like (ex: spam comment filter)

  6. smcopywrite profile image27
    smcopywriteposted 6 years ago

    always moderate your comments if at all possible. this will reduce the spread of spam and control it. if you have wordpress there are several plugins that will reduce spammers and spam comments. bloggers as a platform has moderation available for manually moderating comments and an auto identifying that will remove a lot of these for you.