Spam is no longer limited to email. If you run a Website on which you allow users to leave comments, you have undoubtedly faced the problem of comment spam.
The spammers’ aim is not to redirect some of your traffic to their site, which is the obvious initial conclusion; it is to increase their (or their clients’) ranking in search engines. Most search engines now count in a site’s ranking how many other Websites have linked to it. By leaving comments on your site, the spammers’ sites can achieve a slightly higher search engine ranking.
Ajit Monteiro‘s tutorial covers the following topics:
- Rules of thumb
- Stopping spam in the first place
- Catch comment spam after it has been added
- Managing comment spam