Spam Comments Moderation In Blogger/BlogSpot Blogs

Being closely associated with Google, Blogger has always been focusing on improving the SEO attributes of its blogs. Working in the same direction, the recent development is the integration of Google's Spam filtering technology into Blogger. For you, it's just another new tab in your Blogger Dashboard: Comments...

NOTE: This feature has not yet been added in all the blogs. So, if the tab is currently absent from your dashboard, then do not worry - it will be added soon.

Comment Moderation In Blogger


If the tab is already present in your blogs Dashboard, click on it. Now if you have activated "Comment Moderation" in your Blog Settings ( -> Comments), then you will see three sections under the tab "Comments", like this:

Comment Moderation In Blogger #2


NOTE 2: To better manage your blog-comments, moderate them directly from your email.

And if you haven't activated "Comment Moderation" in your blog, then you will see only two options under the tab Comments, viz. Published and Spam.

Comment Moderation In Blogger #2


Now, this "Comments" section not only allows you to manage all your comments from one place, but the "SPAM" sub-section is the main advantage and purpose of adding this new section to the dashboard.

According to Blogger;
Blogger now filters comments that are likely spam comments to a Spam Inbox, much like the spam folder in your email. When someone leaves a comment on your blog, it will be reviewed against our spam detector, and comments that are identified as possible spam will be sent to your blog’s Spam Inbox, found at Comments | Spam.

You can help improve our ability to automatically detect spam comments by checking your Spam Inbox and deleting spam comments and marking real comments that may have been flagged as spam as Not Spam.

NOTE 2: Spam filtering currently only applies to new comments.

So, log in to Blogger and see if you already have the new tab or not. And moreover, you can report any issues with the new spam system by clicking on the “Report spam filtering issues” link on the bottom of the Comments | Spam page, or by visiting this Help Forum page.

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August 20, 2010 7:00 PM delete

I prefer filtering them through my blog email inbox.

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August 21, 2010 2:26 AM delete

Yeah I prefer it that way too, but all comments at one place looks good and moreover auto-spam detection will be definitely beneficial during a flood of spam comments ;)

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August 21, 2010 10:04 AM delete

I agree with you about that. What if the comment isn't spam but it is marked as spam?

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August 21, 2010 12:00 PM delete

Yeah that's a valid doubt.
The false decisions of the algorithm can either be:
1. False Positives (Recognized as spam but actually it is not), or
2. False Negatives (Recognized as NOT-spam but actually IT IS spam)

As of now, I haven't seen any of the false positives, but of course false negatives are there. Anyways, in both the cases, we have to manually MARK/MARK-OUT them as spam or not-spam respectively.
This feature by Blogger is still in the naive phase, so chances of seeing both FPs and FNs are high. But I hope that this feature will improve a lot in the coming days.

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August 27, 2010 5:42 PM delete

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September 02, 2010 7:12 AM delete

Definitely Blogger try to beat WP for some reason, but as far as WP alive, they will try to improve their engine for sure.

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November 02, 2010 3:47 PM delete

What if the comment isn't spam but it is marked as spam?

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December 23, 2010 5:46 AM delete

This really good info here interesting, thank you very much.

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July 18, 2011 1:19 PM delete

Excellent thanks a lot for share this procedure because spam it's very common in many sites on internet.

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September 27, 2011 2:47 AM delete

well.. auto spam is good one when there are too many spam comments and you have not other option...

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