Article SPAM-ed to Death!!!
Hi! One of my posts in particular is being Spammed to death via comments. Any suggestions? Thanks!
The blog I need help with is followmyfilm.com.
Make sure that the comments you approved on that post do not contain a spam comment. If they do then the post will be spammed over and over again.
Anyone can subscribe to the RSS feed on any public blog. Be aware that there are human beings who get paid to post spam as well as robotic programs that post spam. There’s nothing unusual about what you are getting. We all get it.
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/
Great response, timethief! (As usual!!!) Cool, so I’ve been doing the right thing: I simply mark as SPAM!
Yes Akismet is a learning engine and you are handling this well. Best wishes with your blog.
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