How to stop trackback spam in wordpress

In wordpress CMS, Spam comments, Trackback and pinkback is big issue. Here in this article, I will give you some simple tips for stop spam in wordpress. For many bloggers and website owners, Spam trackback is really painful and serious issue.

How to stop trackback spam in wordpress

Pingbacks and trackbacks spam generated by spammers using automated scripts or program to send millions of trackbacks to websites all over the world. Just like comment spam, trackback spam is not directed to your site personally.

What is purpose of Trackback?

Trackbacks are not monitored as like comments so spammer thought. They will leave there links on our site. This is simple trick, used by many spammers.

Why Trackbacks are not good?

Through spam trackbacks, your website SEO will get affected. Most of these spam links point to illegal activities like selling drugs, running scams, distributing malicious code, etc.

Stop TrackBack and Pingback using WordPress setting

Go to WordPress admin page, Than Settings » Discussion section. In “Default article settings” section you will find following checkbox. (As shown in following Picture)

How to stop trackback spam in wordpress

How to stop trackback spam in wordpress

Uncheck “ ” checkbox. This setting will stop or disable trackback and pings to your wordpress site.

More Extra security – Akismet

Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet Web service to see if they look like spam or not and lets you review the spam it catches under your blog’s “Comments” admin screen.

Major features in Akismet include:

  • Automatically checks all comments and filters out the ones that look like spam.
  • Each comment has a status history, so you can easily see which comments were caught or cleared by Akismet and which were spammed or unspammed by a moderator.
  • URLs are shown in the comment body to reveal hidden or misleading links.
  • Moderators can see the number of approved comments for each user.
  • A discard feature that outright blocks the worst spam, saving you disk space and speeding up your site.
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