How to get rid of spams
If there is something that all blogs have in common, that is spamming problems. Spamming is a sly marketing method internet sales executives employ in order to promote their products/services. Suddenly, you may find out that your blog is teeming with trackbacks, bolded links, comments or banners that have nothing to do with the content of your blog and which are, quite simply, annoying.
But this, unfortunately, is not all. Spams have a direct effect on your blog’s traffic. Web surfers do cherish every moment online. They do not fancy spending their time trying to avoid spam messages in order to enjoy reading an article. That means that if you do not deal with spamming problems in your blog, you can be rest assured that web traffic will reach new lows. Searchers will view your blog as unprofessional and unworthy of their invaluable time.
So, what can I do to get rid of good-for-nothing spam messages?
There are two ways to deal with it:
Add a spam filter – spam filters block the comments from appearing on your website while also enabling you to review them and then approve or delete them. You of course have the choice to just let the filter do what it must and keep all spam messages out of your blog, but some insist that there may be some spams from which you could benefit and so you could spend some time in order to review them.
Add a captcha form – in that case, a person has to input a set of characters or an equation before they can post a comment. That way automated spams cannot access your website. Captcha plugins can be directly downloaded if you have a WordPress website.
We will provide you with some links with two popular tools with which you can secure a spam-free blog:
SPAM FILTERS – http://akismet.com/
CAPTCHA FORMS – http://www.captcha.net/