Spam Clogging Your Comments? Say No Using This Timely Tip!
By: Paula Eder
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Spam is one of the perennial annoyances of blogging. How much time do you spend weeding out the spam from your blog’s comments?
Wouldn’t you love to use those moments for something more productive? Well, read on, we’ve got an idea for you!
Last week we shared some Time-Saving, SEO-Boosting WordPress Plugins for 2013 . But I’ve discovered one more plugin, thanks to Sandra De Freitas, that I just had to share!
It’s called GASP (Growmap Anti Spambot Plugin) and what it does is add a (simple) checkbox to your comment form asking users to confirm that they are human (i.e. not a spammer). This is much less trouble for your readers than entering a code (as with captcha) AND, because of the way it is structured, it eliminates most automated spam postings.
The plugin also checks and reminds your reader about checking the box if it’s blank – so real comments don’t get lost via this process. Give it a look by leaving a comment on this post. I think you’ll find it a quick, easy, and elegant solution to the spam onslaught. I love that it not only saves you time but is also a time-saver for anyone posting a comment on your site.
Here’s a video that Sandra De Freitas created, giving an overview of GASP along with step-by-step directions for setting it up on your WordPress blog …
Paula Eder, PhD is an internationally-known coach and published author who specializes in mentoring heart-based entrepreneurs and small business owners, from the inside out, to align their core values and energy with their time choices and behaviors so that they make more money, create more freedom, and find more time. To learn more about Paula’s unique, Heart-Based Time Management™ System and begin your transformational journey, sign up for her Finding Time Success Kit. Discover how you can find time for what matters most.|