Akismet Really Stops Comment Spam

Written on November 28, 2007 – 3:10 pm | by bigoak |

How well does Akismet stop comment spam? The Big Oak SEO Blog has been running since October 2006 and as of today, November 28, 2007 it has protected this blog site from 10,608 spam comments

Nicely done, Akismet. I couldn’t have done it without you.

Of course it does say a lot about the pervasiveness of comment spam today and how active it still remains, sadly. But it is also a confidence builder for using the DoFollow WordPress plugin without the fear of comment spam overrunning your site. Akismet can protect you from comment spam 99% of the time even with 10,000 spam attacks.

  1. 2 Responses to “Akismet Really Stops Comment Spam”

  2. By Matt on Dec 3, 2007 | Reply

    Sounds like Akismet is a great service…kinda crappy when you go to a site and its bombarded with viagra and extenze ;)

  3. By Efengshui.ro on Jan 25, 2008 | Reply

    Yes it can do a good job but it can also penalize comments and entire domains that never intended to spam. I wouldn’t use Akismet if it where the last anti-spam tool on Earth. Thanks God there are better options out there.
    PS. Check your Akismet folder and you will see how many good comments are there..you will see what I mean.

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