How do I deal with spam comments on my blog 1: Why do people spam my blog and why should I stop them?

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After writing about keeping people engaged with our blogs last week, I started thinking about those people we DON’T want to engage with – spammers. In the first part of this series I’ll talk about why people might spam comment on a blog and why we shouldn’t allow them to. I’ll move on to discuss how to identify a spam comment, and then how to deal with them.

What is a spam comment on a blog?

A spam comment is a comment that isn’t relevant to the blog post it’s commenting on and is placed simply to encourage people to click through to the website the spammer is promoting. At its “best”, this is used to promote a website, usually by a third party, but at worst, it could link to a dodgy site that could contain malware or viruses.

Why do people submit spam comments to blogs?

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3 thoughts on “How do I deal with spam comments on my blog 1: Why do people spam my blog and why should I stop them?

  1. WordPress has great filters in place, but I still moderate every comment by hand. Is it a pain? Sure. Is it worth it? Absolutely.

    • Sharon, watch out for my post in 2 weeks’ time on how I moderate – I find doing just the first comment cuts down on the spammers totally, rather than moderating each one – but I do still make sure I look at each, just in case!

  2. Spammers are a real nuisance but as long as you check each new comment you should filter them out.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

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