In this lesson you will learn how to automatically validate all incoming trackbacks on your WordPress site and check whether they are genuine or spams.
Simple Trackback Validation with Topsy Blocker is a simple, lightweight and yet effective WordPress plugin that does one task, it checks incoming trackbacks over topsy.com blocker in order to stop trackback spamming on your WordPress site.
Start by installing ‘Simple Trackback Validation with Topsy Blocker’ plugin in WordPress
Upon activation, when a trackback is received on your WordPress site, the plugin checks whether it is spam or not.
It checks whether the IP address of the trackback sender is same as the IP address of the webserver where the trackback URL is referring to.
Hence, it reveals most of spamming trackbacks (more than 99%) and likewise spammers generally use bots which don’t run on the machine of their customers. The plugin retrieves the web page which is located at the URL mentioned in trackback and when the page doesn’t really link to your website, it is considered as a spam trackback.
Spam trackbacks are revealed because spammers do not set up websites and webpages for linking websites they attack.
The plugin also works for bloggers abusing websites with spam trackbacks using their blog software or any web service without making any real post link.
There are some options that allows you to enable action logging performed by this plugin. And you can also select how to treat spam trackbacks like you can set them not to get saved in your database or mark them as spam or simply place them under moderation etc.