Do you have any issue related to your blog comments? For general robot spam comments, the powerful Akismet can easily destroy them from protecting your blog. Anyway, there are a few cases you are harder to deal with. Below is a few examples of semi-spam comment:

  • Meaningless comments, such as “thanks for sharing”, “great articles”, etc. Commentators are motivated solely by dofollow signature links.
  • People use anchor text or keyword for their comment name instead of real personal name. Anyway, business name sounds salesy or spammy.
  • Leave unrelated links on comments. It’s fine if other readers can benefit from this URL, otherwise it’s just another spam comment.
  • Malicious comments with competitor’s URL.
  • Foul/unpolite language.

The straightforward solution is that you add your own comment policy to let commentators acknowledge it before leaving a comment. Readers who want to comment on your blog post will see the comment policy, and know that you are serious in fighting against spam comment.

This is WebmasterCrunch.com comment policy. You can add comment policy manually by editing comments.php.

Read This Before Leaving a Comment!
Please make sure your comments follow our guidelines:
1. Use your real name, not keywords
2. No signature links in your comments
3. No foul language
Comments that do not adhere will be deleted or marked as SPAM.

If you are not familiar to WordPress templates or don’t want to touch any dirty source code, ProfitPlugins has released a Comments Policy for WordPress plugin, you can easily handle the comment policy with custom content and design.

How do you deal with semi-spam comment? Do you have any comment policy on your blogs?

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