Spam is the bane of all bloggers who allow comments – and phony trackback spam is just as annoying. Fortunately for us, the GrowMap anti-spambot plugin (GASP) can block both bots and trackback spam plugins.
When your blog gets popular you will see the same types of spam over and over. Here are some examples (click the image to see full size):
Get GASP and protect your blog from these selfish thieves who steal our time. There are two versions of G.A.S.P.:
The version in the Premium plugin allows you to automatically block the phony trackbacks generated by the Digi-Auto Trackbacks plugin by using the configuration shown in the image below.
To find these settings in your WordPress dashboard, click on CommentLuv,
then G.A.S.P. and see the fields shown by arrows in this image.
Click on the image to see it full size.
I have mine configured to send trackbacks to spam because I rescue the real trackbacks from there. If there were a setting to automatically delete specific types of trackback spam I would use it.
Besides the Digi Auto Links trackbacks I ALWAYS delete, there are other plugins that spam blogs. Some are easily identified as spam because they have highlighted information in them.
I wish WordPress provided a separate place to throw those you know are spammers so you don’t have to waste our time on them – people like OBVA Online Business Outsourcing who steal from us on a regular basis.
All of us should be cautious about providing testimonials to companies like them – and to do due diligence so that we can avoid hiring any company whose behaviors would taint our own businesses.