I’m always a little torn when my comment spam goes up.
Like most people, I hate spam, whether it comes in email form or comment form. I hate the way they mercilessly assault my blogs with every kind of advertisement known to man, and machine, in the case of spam.
But, I have to admit, there’s a part of me that likes it a little, too. Because, as the level of comment spam increases, I know that my rankings in the search engines are ticking up, too. Granted, there may be other ways they find my blogs, too, but, considering the vastness of the internet, I have to assume that at least one way, the most significant way, that the spammers find their targets is by searching for them. So, when my spam levels increase, that must mean I’m doing better in the search results!
But, enough is enough. So, as of this post, I’ll be turning on some additional anti-spam measures. In this case, it will be a “CAPTCHA” plugin, forcing a greater level of interaction to post a comment. So, far, as inconvenient as it may be for my few human readers, it is the best way to cut the spam traffic.