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May 7th, 2007, 07:20 AM #1Trackback Spam
My site and blog have only been up 2 months. These past 3 days I keep getting a trackback notification on one entry that is about fishing and has nothing to do with ions! Every trackback request is trying to sell Xanax, Oxy etc.
Fortunately (or I guess I should say luckily because I didn't know I had this option) I can choose not to approve them.
Does anyone else have this problem? Should I be happy I'm getting enough traffic to get spammed?
Last edited by rgrsgrl; May 7th, 2007 at 07:21 AM. Reason: spellingBe the change you want to see in the world ~ Gandhi
May 7th, 2007, 11:12 AM #2
Happens all the time. What blog platform are you using? Wordpress has a great plugin called Akismet automatically installed that filters out 99.9% of comment and trackback spam you might be getting. I get about 700 of these a week and so far only 2 or 3 have got through and I had to manually mark as spam in my moderation list.
May 7th, 2007, 11:14 AM #3Originally Posted by rgrsgrl
May 8th, 2007, 06:38 AM #4
Thanks guys! Oye, so I can expect a lot more spam huh?
I've seen a few Word Press blogs and I'm really impressed with them. Mine is with Go Daddy's quick blog. I've got all sorts of bells and whistles I'm still sorting through. I'll have to dig a little deeper into the toy box and see if I can find anything similar to Akismet. I can't even begin to imagine sorting through 700 trackback requests a day!
Thanks again!Be the change you want to see in the world ~ Gandhi
May 8th, 2007, 10:46 AM #5
I've never used Go Daddy's service, but I heartily recommend Wordpress. If you're not married to what you've got I'd consider switching....
May 8th, 2007, 01:02 PM #6
- Join Date
- January 18th, 2005
My wife set up a template web site for a nonprofit group she's working with, and included a "comments" template so people could post comments. The template has no mechanism to edit or delete comments.
I told her that within 2-3 days she'd see a flood of "comment spam," and she'd probably need to disable that template completely.
To my astonishment, more than two weeks later, the site has been featureed in several prominent news articles in our regional newspapers, and there are dozens of genuine comments -- and not one spam comment. It won't last forever, of course, but my wife is quite happy to see me proven wrong.
July 27th, 2007, 08:56 AM #7
A well-known ABW'er pal of mine set up a blog a few years ago and I had given him an seo back link from a related site of mine. I was combing through my backlinks and visited his long abandoned blog - it was overflowing with spam - to the gills and beyond - and it had all kinds of porn and pills and who knows what else. So I called him up and he said he hadn't even looked at it in years - we were both very surprised by the huge volumes of daily posts there. It clear that no human beings were interacting there - just blog spam bots, lots of them. He took down the site and I deleted my backlink to it. It's shocking to see - kind of like what happens in florida if you stopped mowing your yard, in a few months, you wouldn't recognize the place - in a year or two, nature would create chaos and an ecosystem where your house used to be. Amazing how fast scum grows when it's unchecked.
Anyhow, I saw a link today at a blog, at the bottom of it's page, that said:
Bad Behavior has blocked 4757 access attempts in the last 7 days.
I checked it out and apparently it's like the "akismet" thing mentioned in this thread - a tool to automatically combat blog spam.
I don't run a single blog, so I'm out of my element in this thread really. But would think a blog spam tools list here might be helpful to some webmasters. Right now, is it...
Blog Spam Tools for Webmasters:
Last edited by Donuts; July 27th, 2007 at 08:58 AM. Reason: spelled akismet wrong
July 27th, 2007, 02:29 PM #8
July 27th, 2007, 02:38 PM #9
I use comments moderation on Blogger.
If I see a comment that I don't want published, I reject the comment.~Rhia7 -- Remember the 7
July 28th, 2007, 11:01 PM #10
I highly recommend Wordpress as well. You do have the right idea though in approving comments ahead of posting to your blog. Askimet in addition to approving really works, as already mentioned in some other posts here.
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