We’ve all encountered spam, the internet equivalent of junk mail, clogging up our email and messaging systems. It has become one of the realities of digital life, and combatting spam has become an industry all its own. For a website owner, after driving traffic to the comment section and encouraging participation from the audience, one of the biggest issues is preventing a flood of spam and abusive content.
Don’t Ignore Spam!
What do you do when spam hits your site? Do you go through the reader engagement sections and delete every abusive post? The sheer volume of spam can sometimes tempt us to just let the sleeping dog lie, but not taking action is the worst thing you can do when spam strikes.First, if you ignore the spam it will clutter up your comment section. A blog with comments full of spam is like an unkempt house; who wants to visit the neighbor who never cleans up after the kids? You’ll trip over muddy little shoes just getting in the door, and there’s LEGO on the couch cushions. It’s not a pleasant visit, and that’s what spam does to your blog.
Avoiding Malware and Spyware
Second, spam is a real threat. In your email, on your site, or in your blog, spam takes up space that could be filled by your true audience. In addition – especially in blog comment sections where spam comments are frequently left by robots – these false-flag engagements frequently contain backlinks, which post a risk to anyone who clicks on them. The backlinks in spam comments are notorious for installing malware and spyware on the unwary, and for leading to unsafe or unsavory websites. This is not what you want for your site’s reputation!
Go Spam Free with Heyoya
There is a solution to the spam problem, however. Heyoya offers a comment platform for your website that includes strong protective measures. With Heyoya, you can use a number of different measures to maintain control over your comment system, and keep the spam out. To start with, you can flag comments. When you install the Heyoya widget, you can set options for the platform to flag possible abusive comments and send you a notification. At that point, you can delete the comment or let it stand – the choice, and the control, are yours. You can also manually review and flag each comment individually, or choose the settings that fit you best, for example, automatically posting text content but manually reviewing video and audio content.
With Heyoya, you every commenter on your site must verify that he is a person and not a robot. We make sure that all commenters have a valid email address, and this way we stop bots and spam from clogging your comment section. This means that every comment on your blog or web page, whether voice or text, is a real comment, created by an actual human being.
Heyoya – Voice Prevents Spam
Heyoya’s voice comment platform is primarily a tool for encouraging user engagement on your site. Website users and customers want to be heard; the ability to leave voice comments or other rich media makes that wish reality. Our added value is voice. We bring comments to life with voice, and we work hard to make sure all voice comments are authenticated, so you can focus on the important things like growing your website and community.