The biggest surprise was that most bloggers who HAVE word verification or Captcha? Didn't know it! So, this tells me that any blogger reading this right now should take a moment and GO CHECK....just to be sure......since we don't get this if we look at our own comments, how would we know unless someone tells us?
That said, of all the bloggers who gave it a try - turning OFF Word Verification, only ONE has written back saying that spam got through. ONLY ONE!
I also wanted to show you a photo of the proof that the new Blogger software catches the spam....I have received 39 SPAM comments since May 3, 2011 and NONE made it through to my blog.
Once I click on that Spam tab, the number (39) will go away so THIS time, I remembered to capture the photo first!
Wouldn't you love to have a spam free blog AND make it easier for your buddies online to leave comments? Surely that answer is YES.......????????
Give it a try - check out my tutorial and give it one month. You (and your online friends) will be SO glad you did!!
I have put this post as a permanent button on my upper right sidebar....traffic has been incredible.....it' time - turn Word Verification and Captcha off!!
I may be joining THESE parties!