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How to Eliminate WordPress Blog Comment Spam

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By Sven Hylten-Cavallius in Blogs & Podcasts Featured One of the most serious problems with any blogging system, including WordPress, is that the comments area is wide open to that scourge of the Internet, spammers. In this case, it’s comment spam…



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    >When Google detects content spam, they will often block the site it’s coming from because it messes up their ranking system.

    Factually incorrect.

    Google demotes pages that host spam, they don’t “block” them, and only after a significant amount of spam. The reasoning is that the webmaster is neglecting to clean up spam, and is giving the visitor a worse search experience as a result. This is part of the ranking system, and it doesn’t mess up Google. They can handle a little blog comment spam.

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  2. Ethan says: 1/16/2014

    Also, why didn’t you recommend switching to Facebook / Disqus / Livefyre / IntenseDebate / Google+ comment systems?

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