I’ve been getting a serious amount of spam comments lately on this blog. Most of them have been one-link comments that have just contained links to various websites that look suspicious. As of yesterday, I was flooded with about 50 spam comments. I temporarily had to set up a moderation so that I could catch them all. But now I set it that if a comment contains any links, it will be placed in the moderation queue for me to approve before it shows up here. I have Akismet turned on for this blog and yet it didn’t catch all the spam that came through this weekend. I guess posting one-link comments is a way to get around it. Akismet seems to mainly look for comments that use certain language (such as Viagra, Cialis, Nigeria, and Stocks) and since these comments only contained a link so another website it was able to filter through.
I wonder how some of this spamming works sometimes too. Checking my blog stats, I notice that these past couple days my traffic hasn’t increased dramatically at all. So that means that the spammers were somehow posting these comments remotely–without having to actually visit my site. My guess is that they were using some sort of robot that searches out blogs for spamming purposes.
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