WordPress comment spam – Why do people do it?

Wordpress comment spam - why do people do it?

If you’re a new WordPress owner, you might not have set up the necessary anti-spam measures to ensure your website notifications and even more annoying – emails aren’t spammed every day with comments varying between attempting to look legitimate, to plain obvious bot spam. Why do people use bots & software for WordPress Comment Spam? When you add your comment to a website with a profile built up including your name, business URL & email address. It adds an additional backlink to your website and can be part of a successful link building strategy if done right. It should not, however, be the main source of incoming links to your website nor should you set out to leave out ‘X’ amount of comments each day as part of a strategy as Google will pick up on it and consider it spamming.  The comment spam software you see is a result of …