So long spam followers!
May 16, 2011
If you've been following our posts regarding the efforts we've taken to reduce splog (spam blog) accounts (read more here and here) you'll be happy to know we have also successfully removed many of those accounts from your Followers list. The completion of that task means some of you may be seeing a sudden reduction in your Followers count, reflecting a more accurate count of legitimate followers. As ever, we will continue our efforts to tackle spam-related issues that affect TypePad and its users.
I did wonder why my follower count had gone down by about 30 (out of just over 7,100) very suddenly! Well done - I was getting so tired of the spambots!
Posted by: Natasha Newton | May 16, 2011 at 06:19 PM
Hooray!! The spam was getting pretty old. I still wonder how many of my followers are actual people.
Posted by: MP | May 16, 2011 at 08:42 PM
Great work, Typepad, keep it up! :)
Posted by: Account Deleted | May 17, 2011 at 04:26 AM
Posted by: Jeropakiau69 | May 17, 2011 at 10:44 AM
Posted by: Jeropakiau69 | May 17, 2011 at 10:45 AM
Of course, since you posted this, my spam rate has gone up, but I guess beggars can't be choosers. Some day you'll figure out a way to cut it down.
Posted by: hewn & hammered | May 17, 2011 at 12:54 PM
I'll just pretend like another brand new splogger didn't just add me since I was able to block them as soon as I saw them. Any chance of getting email notices when folks start to follow us? We used to get that and I kind of miss it. I don't always catch people adding me on my dashboard.
Posted by: Cookie! | May 17, 2011 at 01:31 PM
I'm still getting multiple spams on my blog everyday - and it's so time consuming to enter all those addresses onto the block list...any other ways to get rid of it?
Posted by: Valerie Easton | May 18, 2011 at 10:23 AM
Posted by: JustBean | May 18, 2011 at 03:44 PM
I knew there was something hood going on here! I have been looking at my alternatives as I am about to launch my own blog. I was very concerned at the amount of spam on most of the free blogs.
Not only is typepad in my top two right now but this may have just decided it!
Great job on the spam reduction, we all want to get our word out and maybe make a buck in the process but spamming is the WORST way to do it!
Posted by: Shawn Watson | May 23, 2011 at 12:24 PM
Posted by: W♥M | May 24, 2011 at 01:29 PM