Increase in spam comments

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  • #1264758

    donron
    Member

    Is it just me or is anyone else seeing a huge increase in spam comments? Seems like I’m getting 2-5 a day! Does Akisment have a flat tire or something? It used to be much better about catching all of these. And they all have a similar format…some vague allusion to the blog post. Like this one:

    I’m no longer positive the place you are getting your information, however good topic. I needs to spend some time studying more or figuring out more. Thanks for magnificent information I was on the lookout for this information for my mission.

    Anyone ideas what’s going on?

    The blog I need help with is daredreamermag.com.

    #1264947

    auxclass
    Member

    Spam is a large business and a constant war – sometimes the spammers are a bit ahead and other times Akismet is winning – mark spam that slips through as spam and Akismet will learn.

    As far as the 2 or 3 getting through – some sites have a way larger number – yes annoying to me also – but for a bit or what you are not needing to deal with – look at the number of spam that Akismet does catch – Dashboard >> Akismet Stats – my site is averaging around 100 spam caught a day – which I understand is a small number for some sites

    #1264949

    jennpower
    Member

    I’ve got the same thing. Just ignore it. Akismet recognizes it as spam; or disable the search engines from finding your blog.

    #1264951

    donron
    Member

    Putting it into perspective does help. Over 8200 spam comments caught last month and just north of 8K in March. When you look at it like that, it feels better. Still a pain when they get through though.

    Thanks.

    #1264955

    auxclass
    Member

    You are welcome

    My original site did not have Akismet on it and the spammers were a constant pain – then when I set up my original WordPress.ORG install I did not know what Akismet was and did not enable it – spam was a constant battle until I enabled Akismet – then the comments were manageable

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