Shopify Blog Spam

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Tourist
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Hi,

 

We're receiving so many spam comments on our blog posts.

Over the last week, I have marked over 300 as spam, but they keep coming through thick and fast.

They are all very similar and nonsensical.

 

I tried this: https://community.shopify.com/c/Shopify-Discussion/Adding-Basic-Captcha-Protection-on-your-Shopify-B...

 

But it doesn't seem to work on the narrative theme - the question doesn't show up so it becomes impossible for anyone to comment.

 

Is there a way to add google reCAPTCHA? 

Shopify - please do not suggest lots of apps - we are already paying for a service and shouldn't have to pay me for third party apps for such basic things!

 

thanks in advance

 

 

 

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New Member
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I am having this issue too. This is what it looks like. I have the debut theme and haven't yet tried the captcha thing but will read the info and apply it to see if does work. Otherwise I will be watching this forum to see if shopify can advise of a way to fix. If you have pages of SPAM comments like I did this morning it is a very time consuming task to go and delete them all individually.

 

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Tourist
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Any help on this? anyone?

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New Member
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I don't seem to be getting any more spam messages on my blog.
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Tourist
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Wish I could say the same!

Did you change anything?
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Tourist
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I was facing the same issues and dug deeper into it. Basically reCaptcha cannot solve the problem entirely because spam bots circumvent the form entirely in the case of blog comments. If you are interested on more details on the matter please see this discussion: https://community.shopify.com/c/Technical-Q-A/Preventing-spam-on-blog-post-comments/m-p/722790/highl...

 

So to solve the problem I have developed an application that does following two things:
1. Implements the reCaptcha v3 (newer invisible one) saving you from having to run your own server for it

2. Regularly marks any comments that were not submitted through the form as spam, saving you time in figuring out what is actually spam and what is not

 

The application is designed as non invasive and does not require any code editing from your part. You can find it here https://apps.shopify.com/recaptcha-spambuster

Any feedback is very welcome.

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