One of our biggest nightmare are “Spammers” every blogger will tell you this they hate spamming and this seems to be on the increase and they are getting smarter and smarter every day. Looking at the types of Comments that are spam it is clear to believe that they are generate by humans, not by computer robots anymore ,yes you are reading right humans are paid to write spam comments on our blogs for cash. Since the beginning of this year i have deleted over nine hundred spam comments from my blog and still counting i think it is getting worst. Now it is time to fight back enough is enough.
This is a very good idea there are a few plug-in that help to control or limit the amount of spam comments that you received is good but although they are getting more and more sophisticated, from previous observations spam are not just computerised robots anymore they are now humans would you believe that website owners are now paying people to write spam comments on our blog. So using automated plug-in to detect if the entries are made by computer robots are now defeated.
This is one of the most important extension i have installed on my blog, this can block spam comments in three different ways; (1) By their email address but remember most spammers don’t use their correct email address so option (2) comes in handy, what’s this you may asked? , let me explain this is blocking suspected commentators by their website or their URLs this is good because spammers are looking for back links to their websites. The third option is to enforce IP blocking this method is very effective as most spam comments are from the same IP address so this works well and i currently activates this option on my blog, this one helps to reduce spam comments by about 90 percent. Another good trick is to closed you post to commenting after a period of time this is not ideal but it works fine for me.
Returning the Spam
I know this may sounds silly but at one point i get so much spam comments pointing to a particular website won’t mentioned the name because that will be publicity for them that i got fed up and copy all the comments and post them back to their blog using the name “I hate Spam” it works that website never spam me again. You can say grabbing the bulls by the horns.`