I have a couple of WordPress Blogs as Hosted Sites and have been getting killed with Comment Spam. I installed a new Plugin today to see if that helps.
I am using the Growmap Anti-Spam Plugin on another blog, and that worked really well for awhile, but it appears there is a work-around for the Spammers, and now I am getting swamped again on that blog.
I am trying the “Spam Free WordPress” Plugin for this site to see if it is effective.
Growmap is rated 5 stars, and Spam Free WordPress is only rated 4 stars, so we’ll see which one works best.
If you receive an @ message or DM direct message from @linkdin on Twitter and you are looking around at the Profile and land on this Blog…………..well – you are in the right place!
I am a Headhunter / Recruiter by trade and I use Linked In alot to find and connect with people.
Many times I cannot use a new InMail or I find it more advantageous to Tweet someone to connect about a job opportunity.
Please @Reply to the @linkdin Tweet or please email me at: linkdin (at) gmail (dot) com
I will get back to you with the job description and with more information.
It took awhile, but I worked through the Hosted WordPress to Twitter integration.
Now each new blog post and blog update should create a Tweet on @ReZourceGuy
I remember doing this years ago with a WordPress Blog, but thought the process would have been a bit more “Plug & Play” in 2012.
I had to create API keys and logins and passwords and ‘Oauth’ keys and more just to make sure that www.ReZourceGuy.com blog posts would automatically populate the Twitter Timeline for www.Twitter.com/ReZourceGuy
Let’s hope it works, after all of that effort!
Still trying to figure out why I am getting hundreds of comments from bloggers overseas with their backlinks!?!
I went back to Twitter.com/ReZourceGuy tonight and refreshed that Profile and put up a couple of Tweets about this blog and the “Follower Bots”.
I cannot figure what is attractive about www.ReZourceGuy.com – especially now – I have removed all of the ads and the links and it is a stripped down WordPress site, but I am still getting bombarded with Comments.
You think this would be a good problem, if I wanted to monetize the site, but I had ads running on the former version of the website, and never earned a single penny from Google ads or Amazon affiliate links.
I have been meaning to delete the prior version of ReZourceGuy.com for months, and finally took the time to do it! I had a fancy paid WordPress Theme and a few affiliate links and Google ads on the site and I was getting hundreds of spam comments per week. I finally turned off the comments because they were flooding my Inbox. It was crazy! I don’t know what was attractive about the site; I never received 1 cent from ad revenue or affiliate purchases, but it was getting all kinds of traffic and comments; all with backlinks to their own monetized websites.
Oh well. On to the next project.
This current WordPress installation is the free, 1-click version included with DreamHost. I am posting the first blog post and comment just so the site looks like someone actually owns this domain and cares.