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    My website is hardly even live yet - still very much a WIP, haven't started promoting nor hooking up any links... and I'm starting to get daily spam comments.

    Is this something affiliate marketers have to deal with daily, or is there something I need to learn?

    As I'm writing this, I'm realizing that's what captcha (or however you spell that) is all about, isn't it... hmmm...

    Help? Is there a plugin or something I need to know about? I'm averaging 6 spam comments a day, and I just put this thing up.

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    Affiliate Network Rep JCrooks - AffiliateWindow's Avatar
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    Yup, that happens to all of us. If you are using Wordpress, Akismet is a pretty great plug-in to prevent that. Some still get through, but they are mostly manageable. You'd be amazed at the number of spam attempts on ABW too!
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    Start learning about what can be done in .htaccess and geo-targeting. Learn who is spamming you and how.

    Target the spammers...
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    I use Askimet and have blocked 30-40 spam comments daily. Only two have gotten through. I also put a captcha on my contact page. Ain't nobody got time for that.

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    Hooked up askimet and it's working wonderfully .

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    Affiliate Network Rep JCrooks - AffiliateWindow's Avatar
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    Really glad to hear that!
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