Spammers Can Get Your Blog Ranked For Viagra
A friend of ours had their site hacked by spammers. The blog had thousands of comments about cialis and viagra. In fact the volume of comments was so large that it overwhelmed the site’s true content.
Google started ranking the site for keyword phrases like erectile disfunction. It managed to get onto page 4 on Google which was better then the page 6 placement for the key phrases the site should have been ranking for. Not funny.
How did she recover from the spam?
WordPress Spam Protection
We migrated her content (minus the inappropriate comments) to a WordPress blog set up with both the WP-SpamFree and the Akismet plugins. WP-SpamFree detects and bins spam comments before they are logged and Akismet checks any logged comments for spam and classifies them as ‘spam’ rather than ‘pending approval’. This belt-and-braces approach has kept her new blog spam-free.
At the Power Blog Service we keep up to date with the best techniques on handling spam so it is one less thing for you to worry about.