on Just Publishing Advice:
Learn how you can better control and manage comments on your blog
You work hard to build your blog and increase social media and organic traffic from search engines.
But one symptom of your success is going to be a lot more blog comment spam and unwanted contact form messages.
As your site ranking improves, you will start to get noticed by genuine content marketers, as well as spammers.
SEO tracking software is now very sophisticated, and when it notices your site improvement, it will add it automatically to a list of potential backlink prospects.
Reputable marketers use this data to pinpoint who they can contact to improve content, backlinks and sales potential.
But spammers and scammers use these automated tools to hit hundreds or thousands of sites.