SmartyFellas and SmartyGirls use White Hat search engine optimization (SEO). Unfortunately, others use Black Hat SEO to tap into a blogger’s fuel-line. How to slow down these baddies from draining all your energy? First, assign someone on your trusted crew to moderate comments at regular intervals (i.e. once every 15 days) by granting him/her Administrator status on WordPress. Next, train your moderator so he/she knows comments that are welcome vs. comments that are unwelcome. Lastly, teach him/her to train auto-filters of WordPress to reduce Spam while your human moderator is off-duty.
Consider hosting a “Block Party”. Your real or virtual event can be an idea swap how to block unwanted ads and nonsense spambots. Share this Hold the Spam DIY with other bloggers: