How to avoid comment spam

How to avoid comment spam

Therefore by leaving the comments on your website, the spammers might achieve the higher ranking in the search engine and it will also hamper on your Corporate Identity Design. The job of the spammers is to target a security of the individual sites. Although at times they do it on the manual basis, the main forms of the comment spam are received by spam scripts or bots.

When you see that your website has become the target of spam comment, it is easy to react, but do not take it personally as the sole objective of spammers is to get traffic to their sites and make a huge amount of profit. Let see few steps to avoid the spam comment also as a part of website maintenance services.

Do not ban the definite IP addresses

Banning certain ip addresses is the most logical way, but it does not help at all. Most of the spam comments bounce requests from the other severs and computers, so you would not be able to eliminate them completely from the website.

Do not allow HTML

As such there is no reason for the visitors to write javascript or HTML. But still there are ample of websites that provide the visitors to use both or either of the languages. Even you want or feel the need that the visitor of your web site must be able to write or include these links, and then also there are many ways through which you can avoid your site been susceptible to attack. The easiest procedure is to inform the visitors that the URL would be converted automatically to links.

Use the non descriptive names

In order to avoid the comment spam, you must remain away from the names which describe the form’s fields. Elements in the form like comment create automatically an easier way for spammers to approach the comment system of your website.

Use links, rel=nofollow

If you will permit the visitors of your site to write link option in your comments, then also this technique would be helpful as this process would allow the search engine to ignore a link, thus the spammers would not achieve any benefit by adding links to the comments.

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