We occasionally talk about comment spam, as it is the ugly sister of allowing people to post comments on WordPress blogs and websites built using WordPress as a CMS.
Just so all of our colleagues and clients know for sure, any comment which starts with the obscure phrase “terrific paintings” is definitely comment spam.
Also, if a comments says something along the lines of “I was referred/sent here by my cousin/brother” it, too, is comment spam.
Just hit the “Spam” button on any such comments.
As previously advised, any comment which seems generic in nature, does not specifically reference something you have talked about in your post, and/or is overly complementary is generally a spam comment. Sometimes, spam comments contain web links, sometimes they have a “URL” link, sometimes they don’t have either, but are still spam.
Take a cautious approach and simply remove anything which you think looks like spam.
If all else fails, or you tire of managing your WordPress website, Silicon Dales can manage your WordPress website for you, including an anti-spam service, on one of our monthly maintenance packages.
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