Fighting WordPress Spam – Review of Cleantalk
If you have a WordPress site and you allow comments, reviews, forms, BuddyPress or social forums, you know that spam can be a fulltime job sometimes. Running a business or online web site , you don’t have the extra time to monitor when it comes to interaction with your site and fighting spam that may come in. If you put off going through months of interactions till you do have time to go in and clean things up, you then may have an overwhelming task of hundreds or thousands of spam comments or interactions to weed through. We have seen this time and time again.
CleanTalk WordPress plugin is one of the best and easiest to use when it comes to their cloud services that is the filter for weeding out spammers. There is a small fee for using this service, but well worth the money spent.
CleanTalk uses protection methods that are invisible to website visitors. Connecting to the service eliminates any needs of CAPTCHA, questions and answers, and other methods of protection that complicate the exchange of information on the website.
From their list of ANTISPAM FEATURES
Stops spam comments.
Stops spam registrations.
Stops spam contact emails.
Stops spam orders.
Stops spam bookings.
Stops spam subscriptions.
Stops spam surveys, polls.
Stops spam in widgets.
Stops spam in WooCommerce.
Checks and removes the existing spam comments and spam users.
Compatible with mobile users and devices.
Compatible with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU).
Real-time email validation. Is email real or Not.
Blocking disposable & temporary emails.
No Spam – No Google Penalties. Give your SEO boost.
Mobile friendly Anti Spam & FireWall.
….we have found that this plugin stands up to the promises made in performance. It doesn’t slow down your WordPress site and makes it possible to free up time for more important things.
Why do we recommend using CleanTalk and their features?
- No Captcha or any other actions are required from the user. Captcha service lowers conversion rates, irritates customers and makes them leave your website. Captchas are unsafe and let a lot of spam in. It transfers the spam problem from the webmaster to the customer, which means that you still have spam problems but you don’t know what to do about them. You don’t know how many customers you have lost as they couldn’t input the symbols correctly.
- It is more reliable than similar systems. Other systems let spam in; they have different operating principles and can’t be as reliable as CleanTalk. CleanTalk algorithms estimate user behavior and the way forms are being filled. These multilevel checks enable CleanTalk to reach high efficiency in spam protection. With other protection systems, real visitors might be mistaken for spam; all spam messages are being put in a spam folder and you have to take time to look through them all to not miss a client. This folder has to be cleaned all the time, which leads to more load on the website, causing it to start working slower.
- Clear statistics. CleanTalk delivers extremely open statistics for all incoming registrations and comments, which gives you full control of the process. You will never miss a message. In order to inform clients, CleanTalk sends a Weekly Report to your email containing information on the number of approved and blocked registrations/comments. CleanTalk provides you with diagrams for every website so you can see the dynamics of spam activity or legitimate comments/registrations on your website.
- CleanTalk protects all forms at once — comments, registrations, feedbacks, contacts, reviews. There is no need to install a separate plugin for a specific form.
- Easy to install and use. Even my grandma can do it.
- CleanTalk operates automatically, which saves you time and resources, letting you focus on developing and improving your website and business without being distracted by other matters.
- CleanTalk is a Premium Service. This guarantees that the plugin won’t disappear the way others do. You can always contact technical support and your request will be processed promptly. We provide a high quality service and therefore do not distribute a free version. Free versions always have limitations which influences the quality of spam protection. Purchasing a year of the service gives you savings – you get:
- 100% protection against spambots
- Time and resources saving
- More registrations/comments/visitors
- Protection for several websites at once for different CMS
- Ease in installation and usage
- Traffic acquisition and user loyalty
- 24/7 technical support
- Clear statistics
- No captcha, puzzles, etc.
- Free mobile app
What the developers do every day with this plugin will save you time so you can do something good for yourself or concentrate on more important things.
To learn more about Clean Talk, you can visit CleanTalk.org and create a free account and register your site (or you can manage more than one site) there.
To download the plugin (which has excellent reviews) Download CleanTalk here or look for it in adding a new plugin on your WordPress site.