Identifying SPAM Comments – Akismet

July 7, 2009 by
Filed under: General News 

A big issues with a blog is the SPAM comments. One purpose of the spammers is to create links to their sites to increase position in the search engines. Certainly in the past I have shut down blogs I no longer maintained since they had become targetted by spammers.

For this site I have added the WordPress plugin Akismet to see how it does with the SPAM. Will let you  know how it goes over the coming weeks.

In the meantime, I have allowed one SPAM comment through as an example – How do I know it is SPAM – by doing a search on the text used in the comment to see if it gets a lot of hits. In the case of the one comment, Google shows 22,100 hits for the text.

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