Suspicious comments to all my posts (3 posts)

  1. wjc
    Posted 4 years ago #

    99% of the comments I am getting appear to be bogus - usually something like: I am so glad I found your site, I find this very interesting, I agree with what you say..."

    What is with these comments?
    Are they trying to gain access to the site?

    Any ideas?

  2. michael.mariart
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Most times they are not trying to gain access to your site. There might be a few instances of this, but it's very rare. If someone is trying to get into your site they aren't going to leave notes like that behind.

    The main purpose of comments like this is SEO. People post commetns like this, which are done through automated systems 99% of the time, to get a backlink from your site to their site to help their SEO rankings. You will see that they will almost always include a URL in the comment, or with their name. This gets them a link from your site to their site, and helps to boost their rankings.

    As you've seen, it's normally very easy to pick the automated SPAM ones. You can either go through and delete all of these yourself, or install an nti-SPAM module like Akismet that can help with these sort of issues.

  3. Gabe Young
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Spam is a rite of passage. As michael.mariart stated, install and activate Akismet to solve your spam problems. At some point, you may need an additional plugin to assist that effort.

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