It is Independence Day in the United States. And here at Small Business Trends we’ve declared our independence from cleaning out spam.
You’ll notice a new design for the site. It’s wider now, the header is bolder, and we’ve moved some things around.
But the biggest changes are under the hood. Tim Grahl, our webmaster, upgraded to the latest version of WordPress and installed Spam Karma 2.
And I have to give a shout out to Dr. Dave, who wrote the Spam Karma 2 plugin for WordPress. Spam Karma 2 has been installed for just a little over 24 hours. Already it has eaten 6,452 spam comments — with almost no human intervention. Previously we would have had to manually review all those spam comments. Instead, with Spam Karma, most of the spam was handled automatically and only a half dozen comments needed human moderation.
With thousands of spam comments in a day’s time, you can see what an efficiency tool Spam Karma can be. If you are still moderating all comments, give Spam Karma 2 a try.