Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Ditch the Robot Box (Please!)

Hello to all of my friends that are new to blogging and eager to pick up a few tricks. Today I have three important words to share with you:
Disable. Word. Verification. 

You know that pesky box that pops up when you leave a comment on another blog? It's called Word Verification and guess what: that same annoying box is probably popping up when people want to comment on YOUR blog. It is a default setting on Blogger so unless you turned it off already, it is currently irritating your internet audience. Fortunately, this is a very easy tool to disable and this will make your followers very happy.

I posted instructions for disabling Word Verification a few months ago, but since then I have learned a new method for turning this feature off that's even faster and more convenient.

Today I'm thrilled to share 2 new video tutorials with you! The first video provides a quick demo for disabling Word Verification. The second video shows how to check your blog's Spam folder (which you should do occasionally) and delete any spam comments it may contain.


How to Disable Word Verification





How to Check Your Blog's Spam Folder


And there you have it! Simple right?

And on a tiny tangent... 
If you are a new blogger that's eager to generate more traffic to your bog (and earn a little extra income), I highly recommend joining Teaching Blog Traffic School. Initially, the $60 membership fee may sound a little steep, but it is a very small investment in the incredible growth that your blog or seller account with Teachers Pay Teachers could generate for you with a little kick-start from Charity Preston's marketing wisdom. I'm proud to be a TBTS affiliate and if you do decide to join, I would love for you to use my membership link.

Happy Blogging!


19 comments:

  1. Thanks for the tutorials!! Those word verifications are getting harder & harder to read!! :)
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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    1. You're welcome. I hate those Word Verification things!

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  2. I totally agree with how annoying they are! Thanks for sharing.

    Layla

    Fancy Free in Fourth

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    1. You're welcome Layla - glad to make blogging more enjoyable for everyone!

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  3. I just did that earlier today when I got fed up with someone elses! I didn't realize I even had it activated but happy I checked because it drives me crazy! It slows down the blog stalking process! Lol... Thanks for sharing!

    Candace
    005 Watkins' Way

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Candace! Those boxes are such a pain and they slow my blog stalking WAY down too!

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  4. Thank you! It's hard to read those verification letters & numbers! I didn't even know I had this setting set to "on"! :)

    ~ Lisa
    Teaching Kindergarten Kiddos

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    1. I was shocked to discover that mine was turned on too! I'm glad the tutorial was helpful to you.

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  5. Thank you for these posts. I am a new blogger and sometimes I feel like I am treading water and going under. You are very helpful. Like a teacher lol.

    Rhea

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    1. Hi Rhea - new bloggers are always treading water. Just try to do one thing at a time. It will all come together soon enough. Congrats on taking the big step of starting your own blog!

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  6. I hope you don't mind that I scheduled a blog post to go out on Friday, linking to your awesome tutorial on how to disable word verification. I just despise that thing! Thanks for making it easy for everyone to fix this issue.

    Ѽ Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter
    luvyorkies@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Lori-of course I don't mind! Spread the word and share the tutorial - the world will be a better place if we can get rid of some of those annoying robot boxes :)

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  7. Thanks for checking out my blog! I'm excited to be on TBTS and hope to collaborate soon!

    Heather at TeachItToday!

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    1. Anytime! I love finding great new blogs!

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  8. Thank you, thank you, thank you....I didn't realize I had this on (and it drives me crazy on other blogs I love :)
    Lyn
    Mrs. Goff's Pre-K Tales

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  9. under Settings where it says Show Word Verification, if you change that to No does that fix it?

    TheJugglingTeacher

    BTW I just joined TBTS and it welcomed me in your name :)

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  10. Thank you so much for the advice! I totally had no idea that the box was popping up on my blog! It is totally a pain and I now (hopefully) have it disabled!! Also I just purchased you sight word book pack last weekend! I am totally loving it!
    Thanks again!
    Kristy
    The Phonics Phenomenon

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