Comment spam becomes more and more prevalent as your website content gets indexed in Google, Bing and Yahoo. There are automated robots that will submit comment spam to your website in attempt to get back links and also get exposure to their websites.
Akismet is a plugin that will block most of this spam from coming into your comment inbox in the first place. In this video I am going to show you how to:
- Activate the Akismet Plugin
- Create your Akismet.com account (in order to get API key)
- Set-up the Akismet Plugin and Activate Your Key
- Utilize the different plugin settings
If you have any questions about the set-up process of the Akismet plugin or how it functions, leave a comment below and I will give you a hand.
Note: Akismet is not perfect, comment spam will still sneak through. It however does a pretty good job and it is recommended that you set it up.