How to get rid of Blog Spam
Having trouble with blog spam?
I’m sure you all have heard of and had to deal with spam mail, where an email account can become flooded with countless numbers of messages from people you don’t even know, but did you know that the same thing can happen to your blog? As blogs get more and more popular, unfortunately so does spamming. More often than not, blog spamming comes through in the comment section of your blog. If someone leaves a comment that has nothing to do with your post or is advertising something entirely different, you’re getting spam. Obviously, spam is undesirable and it’s a good idea to put a stop to it as soon as possible. But how do you do that?
If you are using Blogger, Wordpress, TypePad, BlogHarbor, or pretty much any other blog host, simply change your comment mode from anonymous or anyone to only registered users. For example, if you use Blogger as your host, click on the settings tab and then the comment tab. This will bring you to a page where you can decide who can comment on your blog. Switching from anyone to only registered users will do the trick. This is what it should look like:
*See Who can comment? Switch it from Anyone to Only Registered Users.*
Then just save your settings and you’re all set. This will eliminate the anonymous spamming and save you a lot of time. You may receive less comments, but if you have regular readers anyway, I’m sure they are registered or would be willing to do so to keep reading and commenting on your blog. I know that when I find a blog that I particularly enjoy reading and want to regularly comment on, I will register with that particular blog or blogging community.
Fighting spam doesn’t have to be difficult. Just make the switch and if you use Blogger, Wordpress, TypePad, etc. as a host, encourage your readers to register on Blogger, Wordpress, TypePad, etc. and keep commenting. The comments don’t have to stop, but the spamming does.Blog Spam to Home