Recently, my blog got a lot of attention. At first I was excited to see the large number of comments left on my blog posts. But as I read through them, I noticed they all contained links to websites that were off-topic. Spammers! They go to your blog and leave compliments and then post links to other websites that have nothing to do with your topic.
What to do?
It is frustrating for many bloggers when spammers leave mulitple comments on their blog posts. Some have turned off commenting all together. There is another option. In blogs built with Drupal, you can require that all comments be approved before they are posted live.
So I have changed the settings in Permissions so that all comments must be approved before they get posted to the site. If a spammer leaves a complimentary comment with a spam link, I take out the spam link and leave the compliments. As the blog editor I have the job of editing comments and making sure they are on topic.
I encourage my readers to leave comments, add your opinion and other information that will add value to my articles and blog posts. You are welcome to post a link to your own website in your signature. All comments must be approved before they are posted live.