Decorative Flower
Her Realm, Personal website and blog of Cole
Mar 20

Are Spammers Smarter Than You?

No, this isn’t about whether spammers will find a way around your plugins and fill your site with spam. Although, that is a real problem that all of us bloggers deal with. Actually, this is about how “smart” spam comments have become as o late.

I think that some of the spam comments I’ve received lately are surprisingly intelligent. Of course, this make sense. It’s easier to miss spam comments when they look legitimate like these. In fact, I wouldn’t mind answering some of these questions in spam comments.

Hmm it appears like your blog ate my first comment (it was extremely long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up what I submitted and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog. I as well am an aspiring blog blogger but I’m still new to the whole thing. Do you have any tips for inexperienced blog writers? I’d really appreciate it.

Write whatever you want, even if you’ve seen someone else talk about it or even if people are afraid to talk about it. Don’t be afraid to make people angry. Someone will always disagree with you. And keep a notebook on you at all times to write down those thoughts that you can piece together to make great blog posts. I can’t tell you how disappointed I’ve been that I didn’t jot down a great idea. Even if you don’t write about it right now, keep it as a draft until late. You’ll be glad that you did.

Hi this is kind of of off topic but I was wanting to know if blogs use WYSIWYG editors or if you have to manually code with HTML. I’m starting a blog soon but have no coding skills so I wanted to get guidance from someone with experience. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

No, you don’t have to know HTML to start a blog, but it’ll make things a hell of a lot easier when you know how to insert your own images and links, float things and display things semantically in tables and lists.

Good day! Do you know if they make any plugins to safeguard against hackers I’m kinda paranoid about losing everything I’ve worked hard on Any recommendations?

Hackers are shitty. Fortunately, I’ve only been hacked twice. Once was on my writing website because I was using an old plugin. Always, always, always update your plugins and WordPress install. (The other was a hack on the server I was on and not my own site). Since then, I’ve installed Bulletproof Security to create HTAccess files to protect my blog and hard work.

I have heard good things about blogengine.net. Is there a way I can import all my wordpress content into it? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

I’ve never even heard of Blog Engine, but I know how to use a search engine! The Internet suggests that it’s much easier to do this the other way around. However, this tutorial shows that it’s possible.

I have a new filming and editing businesses in which I run.. Its not a big popular job so I want to advertise it by creating a web site. How do I start a website thats not too expensive and its easy to use?.

Try using WordPress to power your business. Sign up, create your blog and pick a magazine or photoblog theme to showcase your work. Keep up with a blog that you update frequently and use Jetpack to push those updates to Twitter, Google+, Tumblr, Facebook and other social network profiles.

Honestly, I’d love to answer questions like me from real readers so let me know if you have any questions in the comments!


3 comments on “Are Spammers Smarter Than You?”

  1. I too have noticed more intelligent comments sneaking through lately. Fortunately WP catches them and puts them in pending, or marks them as spam, but I still have to weed through them. Interestingly, I’ve found that even though the comments themselves seem legit, the names are usually brand/product names, so that’s a dead giveaway.

    Psst…not sure if you’re aware, but below the comment form there are two options for receiving follow-up comments by email, instead of just one.

  2. I am so fed up with spam comments, too. Blogger catches most for me now so I’m doing my best to learn about preventing that from happening when I switch to WordPress. One day. Plus having enough security know-how concerns me. Too bad these losers don’t find something better to do than spam and hack :P

  3. Yea, these all were caught. I just sort of actually liked what they said.

    I hadn’t realized (I never log out LOL) but it’s because I’m using Jetpack now. TY!

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