Internet Marketing: Making Your WordPress Blog Spam-Proof

As long as there is Internet marketing, there inclination be spam. A lot of it comes from overseas, but some of it is from people who just don’t recognize any better. They learn to go apropos doing things the erring way, and some about them cup get into trouble, as with email spamming. But the populate who spam blogs, are by and large, just wasting their time.

Rather than waste valuable Internet marketing effort, people should do something much more effective like writing articles or posting in their own blogs. But extraordinary spend their money on “blog blasters,” which randomly spam blog comments throughout the blogging universe. What these people don’t realize is that they’ve wasted their money. But then, for every Internet marketing success story, there will be thousands of Internet marketing failures. People recently don’t get it. Spamming WordPress blogs, at least, is a total waste of time.

WordPress blogs transpire with a plugin, already installed, called “Akismet,” and it will automatically pick out the spam comments and hold them for you, until you delete them. It’s pretty efficient, and catches apropos 90% of the spam comments that befall in. To activate the plugin, click on the “Plugins” tab from your WordPress dashboard. You’ll espy Akismet in a grey or green bar. If the bar is grey, you’ll need to activate the plugin so click on the link on the right-hand collocate that says, “Activate.”

To complete the process, you’ll need to get an API key from WordPress. This is a uncluttered stitch of letters and numbers, and to uprise it, you just need to register with Word Cram at http://wordpress.org. Once you’ve signed up, WordPress will email the API key to you. When you see it in your Inbox, lapse backward to your blog and tick on the Plugins tab again. To the far right, you’ll see “Akismet Configuration.” That will pilfer you to a page that has an empty box for that API key. Fill it in and click “Update API Key.” Bang! No more spam.

Now, you’ll have to monitor the spam, so go to “Manage,” from your Dashboard screen. You’ll then detect that “Akismet Spam” link. When you see there are spam comments, if there are only a few, you can check to see that they’re all spam. If so, then, tick on “Delete All!” plus they’re gone. Before my blog had so many spam comments, I found any legitimate comments and could weed them out to be approved. Now, we get hundreds of spam comments every day, so they’re just all deleted. Anyone wanting to spam my Internet marketing blog is out of luck.

If you become a blog, you need that spam control. So, it’s not enough to just activate the spam filter. You have to approve your comments. From the WordPress dashboard, click on “Options,” and then “Discussion.” Set your preference to: “An administrator must approve the comment.” Then, you’ll be skilled to see every comment before it hits your blog. Akismet is a great blocker, but nay 100%.

Akismet will handle most of the problem. When your blog is new, you may not have much spam, just tout de suite it hits the search engines, you’ll see it blossom daily. Akismet is one great passage to control this subito and easily. Let someone else waste their Internet marketing time on stupid tricks. You won’t have to.