spamcount. is there value here?
I’m up to 27,000 – but don’t know the grades with spamcounts. Like who has a LOT .. then I’ll know where I fit.
The blog I need help with is petebowes.com.
I’m not clear on how knowing what the spam count on my blog is and comparing it to the spam count on yours is relevant information that would assist either of us with our blogging experience.
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. Spam comes in waves. There are human beings who get paid to post spam. There are robotic programs that post 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/
All good points – what exactly is the difference between marking a spam comment that has wound up in the spam folder “delete permanently” (an option available directly under the comment – the only other option being “not spam”) and “empty spam” (an option available at the bottom of the spam folder window)? I had 88 comments today alone and am getting tired of looking through them to find the one that is from an actual blogger that may have mistakenly wound up there… Thanks in advance.
Delete is not Mark as spam. If it’s spam, mark it as spam and then Akismet will be more inclined to prevent similar posts from going live on blogs.
I reckon it could be relevant Timethief, the honey blonde up there .. we might be able to establish a mathematical standard that everyone could apply to their stats and spam counts .. ie; total views / total spamcount – as a percentage.
That makes everyone even in the equation – the results might be exciting.
But I’m a numbers man – and it always paid well.
Not that it makes much difference to me – but 1 spam = 3 to 3.5 page views on average for my main site – but I don’t look at the spam count very often
If you want to go for a record, by all means, but I can’t see any money in that.
Based on what @TT & @TSP say – my daily spam count is a rounding error on their sites – like I said – don’t look at the totals much and maybe check the pending spam ever day to three days
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