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how to stop spam in directory site.

Discussion in 'Directories' started by indiasbull, Nov 19, 2014.

  1. #1
    i started directory site 3 months back, its like a pain in the head whenever i open ADMIN :(

    8 links out of 10 are spam,

    can anyone tell me how to stop spammers to add their link in the site ?

    i am using captcha , but i think its working for very few spammers,

    please help
    thanks
    vikas
    SEMrush
     
    indiasbull, Nov 19, 2014 IP
    SEMrush
  2. jasmeencress

    jasmeencress Member

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    Now a day to protect your website from spam bot registration is most essential so we have created new verification plug-in "TS Verification" which helps you to avoid spam bot to get access of your website which further keeps your website free & secure
     
    jasmeencress, Nov 20, 2014 IP
  3. Root Content

    Root Content Peon

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    Add in a custom answer field and ask something obscure. It's not unbeatable but at least it will require the spammers to add your site manually and that will bring down the spam levels
     
    Root Content, Nov 20, 2014 IP
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    KylieSweet Well-Known Member

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    #4
    Using common captcha is not enough to filter those spammers from entering your site. I've seen other website that has a filter and it looks like a simple puzzle to solve before you can register to the site.
     
    KylieSweet, Nov 20, 2014 IP
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    dynn Notable Member

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    that the challenge for the directory owner.
     
    dynn, Nov 20, 2014 IP
  6. Mia

    Mia R.I.P. STEVE JOBS

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    Two great solutions.

    1. CHARGE A FEE TO LIST
    2. CAPTCHA

    I get ZERO spam.
     
    Mia, Nov 21, 2014 IP
  7. sarahk

    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    Use Akismet as a filter. Then on the spam queue you just have to glance over them to check for false positives and then delete them. You can give proper time and attention to what's left.
     
    sarahk, Nov 21, 2014 IP
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    dynn Notable Member

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    Does PHPLD have the akismet plugin? So far I'm not aware of it.
     
    dynn, Nov 21, 2014 IP
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    suwandichen13 Active Member

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    if phpld why don't you try using Unique sesion for people. ^.^ you can find on Settings on Admin panel.
     
    suwandichen13, Nov 21, 2014 IP
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    No, and they don't see any point in using it because all threads go into moderation. I disagree, I think there's value in being able to separate the obvious spam (or even reject it outright). Don't expect to see it built into phpld any time soon and the guys who build mods are sticking to v4 and avoiding v5 so I doubt they'll be adding it as a mod.
     
    sarahk, Nov 22, 2014 IP
  11. Mia

    Mia R.I.P. STEVE JOBS

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    Is there any particular reason why your site is delivering up MALWARE ads for Java?
     
    Mia, Nov 24, 2014 IP
  12. indiasbull

    indiasbull Well-Known Member

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    i didnt get you ...

    is their any virus in my site ??????????????????????
     
    indiasbull, Nov 25, 2014 IP
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    Instead of captcha, try using question that would really require a logical answer like simple math or colors, etc.
     
    usemyteam, Nov 25, 2014 IP
  14. Mia

    Mia R.I.P. STEVE JOBS

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    Is the directory currently FREE? Also, what directory software are you using again?
     
    Mia, Nov 25, 2014 IP
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    badmas Well-Known Member

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    #15
    Worst Part about your Directory "Traffic Heat"

    1. its Same old Template
    2. No Captcha
    3. if you find many submission from same ip then block that
    4. also you can block bots by User agent string
     
    badmas, Nov 27, 2014 IP
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    Web Directory Reviews Org Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    #16
    @Mia has the best idea, which is a combination of charging a fee and a CAPTCHA. Even if you're not interested in collecting a fee, or if you don't think your directory is large or impressive enough yet, that anyone would pay a fee, consider charging at least $1 because that will cut out the automatic spammers and anyone wanting to spam your directory manually won't be willing to pay a dollar for the privilege. There are several types of CAPCHAs that can be used, and you might play around with but a combination of a small fee and a CAPTCHA should do the trick.
     
  17. indiasbull

    indiasbull Well-Known Member

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    captcha was On before then i removes, i again i added it right now.. now captcha will be on till the site is ON :)
     
    indiasbull, Nov 27, 2014 IP
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    jyotirmoy99 Member

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    Helo using "Recaptcha" and adding "Solve this Puzzle " will help you i am sure .
     
    jyotirmoy99, Nov 27, 2014 IP
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    Slincon Well-Known Member

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    I manually moderate my directory - it's easy to eyeball the site and see if it's spam, and then mass mark them as spam.
     
    Slincon, Nov 29, 2014 IP
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    dwirch Well-Known Member

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    #20
    I'm with Slincon on this.

    In my opinion, the best way to ensure that you don't get a bunch of crap submissions is to moderate every single one. You also have to keep up on past submissions as well, cleaning out dead links. Dead links covers expired domains, parked domains, domains that point to incorrect sites, etc.

    It may seem like more work, and it is. The tedium can get to you. But spending the extra time with your directory will make the quality that much better, and your users will thank you.

    I myself don't use CAPTCHA, but make the user register (free), at which point they can submit any article or link or forum post. BUT before the item is made public on the site, I or one of the mods will review it for accuracy and and to ensure that it meets the requirements as posted.
     
    dwirch, Nov 30, 2014 IP