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One post generates spam

  1. I have one post that continually generates spam. why? This morning I had 27 spam messages (all about Rolex watches, all from different addresses) and they're all comments on a single post of mine. The post has no links and no watch related buzz words that I noticed. How does this happen?

    The blog I need help with is mylateralevolution.wordpress.com.

  2. oh.. I will link the exact post when I get spam again. I have many similarly named and don't want to link the wrong one, but I've deleted all the spam so can't be sure. sorry.

  3. oh looky there. 10 seconds later 2 more spam already.

    http://mylateralevolution.wordpress.com/2013/02/19/homework-client-info-questionnaire/

    is it just because of things I said?!

  4. Spam comes in waves. Also if you approved a single spam comment on a post then the spammers will target your post and hammer it over and over again.

    The vast and overwhelming majority of all so-called information on the internet is spam. Over 80% of all so-called comments submitted to .wordpress.com blogs every day are spam.

    The worst of all spam containing malware and viruses is not sent to us. It's removed as it could bring down many blogs if opened.

    On the spam that Akismet catches it takes only seconds to click "empty spam" and you don't even have to click "empty spam" if you don't want to. Akismet will maintain comments it has caught for 15 days from the time they were received, and then it will delete the comment automatically.

    If you get spam that slips by Akismet then mark it as spam (do not delete it) and over time Akismet will learn it's spam.

    There is no such thing as eliminating all spam but Akismet works very well. For more information please take the time to read "5 things every blogger should know about spam" on this page Akismet: How it works http://akismet.com/how/

  5. Thanks so much. I don't know why it bothers me there's so much, only for one post, and seeing them all in my spam box I feel the need to constantly delete. I like a clean slate :) I won't worry about it so much now. Thanks

  6. I think that the take away from this is rely heavily on Akismet. I actually figured out fairly early that Akismet is to be trusted. Think hard, folks, before you disagree with Akismet on a spam post. The above discussion gives us a good reason why.

    I just popped in now because I've never seen the numbers (hundreds in just a couple of days) for spam on my blog that I'm seeing now. I must have overrode an Akismet decision, although I'm not certain. I don't remember doing so. As I said, I do remember being exposed to all of this for the first time and not realizing how vital Akismet is.

  7. Hmmm not sure what about the conversation makes you think I disagreed with their decision or allowed spam. My question was "why does one single post (out of a lot) generate tons of spam." The others don't. I never accepted spam. I always delete the spam. But One post out of a dozen keeps getting spam comments about Rolex watches. I have no tags, and the post is about career coaching. Akismet or not "why would one post generate dozens of spam comments but the others don't?" It's an academic question.

  8. If one post is constantly getting spam, it's a good bet that at least one of the approved comments there is spam. In this particular case, approving a comment from "India Pied-a-terre" isn't helping you avoid spam.

  9. ? Because it says India? She's an American woman redecorating her vacation house. I'm on her Facebook and Pinterest sites, her WordPress blog and she commented on my old blog. No spam. Was there anything else that stood out? I'm baffled.

  10. No. Tell me, does the spam inundation predate her comment or not?

  11. It does. But that doesn't answer my question about her now, either. Why would her comment generate spam? Academically, because I really don't know. Because of her blog name? Because she had hidden links or sold my blog name. What are you trying to tell me to look out for? Just so I know.

  12. Comments from entities that don't have personal names, like that one, look like spam. But if the spam inundation predates her comment, it's clearly not her. Try deleting the pingbacks, unless you personally know the blogs from whence they come.

  13. ah.. um, all the pingbacks are links from one of my posts to another post. I don't really know why they're there, but I thought I had to approve them in order for my links to work. I'll go research it. Thank you for helping! :)

  14. Zarptitsa: Be sure to note who you are addressing in your post. It will avoid confusion. I 'think' you were addressing me in the post that is directly under mine. As for myself, I didn't mean what you think I meant. I was only saying exactly what I said. I pointed out what I took from the discussion and my own experience. I didn't intend to get into the conversation. As I said, very clearly, What brought me here was my own recent experience of getting hundreds of spam regularly, relatively recently.

    Good luck with everything though. As for pingbacks, I just delete them. Then everything looks nice and tidy.

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