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Simple Trackback Validation with Topsy Blocker

REPLACEMENT of the original Simple Trackback Validation Plugin from Miachel. Performs a simple but very effective test on all incoming trackbacks in o

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5 stars
Prevent Trackback/Pingback Spam!
By , for WP 3.9.1

As my anime blog began to grow in popularity, I discovered that the amount of spam increased as well. While Akismet flagged everything properly, and using Jetpack's "Jetpack Comments" prevented normal comment spam, trackback spam was still a huge problem. I didn't want to turn off trackback/pingback options due to the SEO boost legitimate trackback provides, so I needed a solution to stop the ever increasing mounds of trackback spam.

Enter Topsy Blocker.

Setup is quite easy (only a few options to select), and for my initial test, I had it simply flag the trackback spam that Akismet was already marking as spam. Seeing that this worked as advertised, I changed the option of Topsy Blocker to discard spam trackback so that it doesn't even load into the database. As a result, I now have ZERO spam of any kind showing up in the database, and legitimate comments and trackback are showing up as expected thus far.

Seriously, I can't thanks the developer of this plugin enough. While it was certainly easy enough to have myself or my staff press "empty spam" every day, we love it that we don't even have to do this. Plus, that's less load on my database with trackback spam no longer being saved.

5 stars
Great plugin
By , for WP 3.7.1

Blocked all my link spam!

5 stars
Does the trick
By , for WP 3.7.1

Very pleased with this plugin. Has caught all attemped trackback spam so far.

Keep up the good work.

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