Akismet Review

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Akismet Review

How can I stop all the spam comments on my WP Blog?

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Simple – I just use a product like Akismet.

Just what is Akismet?

Akismet is a wordpress plugin that will help you manage your blog comments and sort out the wheat from the chaff.

Initially I didn’t think I really needed a product like this as my blog was small and didn’t generate a whole lot of traffic. Then one day, after a bit of advertising and marketing, BANG!

No – I didn’t get heaps of real visitors leaving comments – I got heaps of bots and weirdos leaving comments instead! Does any of this sound familiar to you?

I decided to up the ante and activate the  Akismet plugin that was lying dormant on my wordpress install. If you want to find it simply add a new plugin and search for ‘Akismet’.

What does Akismet cost me?

 

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Now to be fair, it used to be a free service and now it’s subscription based. For personal blogs the cost is minimal, you nominate how much you’d like to pay. If you’re just starting out you can even pay nothing. That’s right… nothing!

 

 

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I decided to bite the bullet and purchase an API key from Akismet for my site after getting spammed to death with over 100 new rubbish comments per day of which none – I repeat , none, were actually legitimate.

Now what hope did I have of actually responding to real users and thoseaksimet review who were asking for more information if I had to trawl through over 100 comments on a daily basis. I just didn’t have the time. So I decided to pay up. In my mind I was happy to pay what is in effect a donation as I could have simply chosen to offer $0. The fact is it’s up to you. There’s a bit of psychology involved as you move a slider to adjust the price and the icon changes from a frown to a smile as you increase the offer. Pretty clever and cute.

And it works a treat. So far so good.

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The bottom line

In my mind Akismet is the leading spam comment blocker available right now. If you’re worried about cost, you can test drive it for free for a small blog site, so no worries!

There are other options available – google is your friend – but I have found no need to date to even look any further than Akismet.

Now, if one of you actually leaves a comment I will actually be able to read it and respond, and that’s what I’m about!

Let me know what you think.

Until next time,

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akismet review

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