What to Do if Infected With SEO Spam on WordPress

At Jetpack, dealing with different types of web threats and attacks is part of our routine. Most of the time, it ranges from collecting a malicious file and finding the attack vector, to providing assistance on restoring a website from the latest backup. But sometimes we enter a different dimension of really creative attacks, a dimension of inexplicable reinfections — we enter … the twilight zone.

Okay, I’m probably being over-dramatic, but bear with me as I set the scene for this mystery tale. Ready? Please join me on this trip to the realm of ghosts, spam, and search engines.

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How to Recognize Comment Spam and Give it the Boot

If you run a blog, then you may have chosen to allow comments on your website. This can be a good move for certain sites because it promotes engagement, encourages feedback, and helps you establish authority.

But hackers and bots often leave spam comments in order to link visitors back to their own websites. Their goal? Higher site rankings and an increase in traffic — for the spammers, of course.

Racking up lots of comments seems like a positive, but too much spam can decrease search engine rankings, expose your visitors to viruses and scams, and make it look like you don’t care for your website. And this is, well, bad for business. 

The thing with comment spam is that not all of it is created equal. Most of the time, it looks shady. But, sometimes, it actually looks legitimate. So how do you spot it on your blog?

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Jetpack 9.7: Behind-the-scenes improvements for your site

This month, we’re shipping several under-the-hood improvements and bug fixes to make Jetpack work even better for you and your website. Here are the highlights:

  • We’re ensuring that Jetpack is compatible with the upcoming version of WordPress including Full Site Editing
  • We’re simplifying how your site accesses the features made available by the WordPress.com cloud infrastructure. 

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