I’ve been using Akismet for a while now, just like a lot of people do. It works really well, I rarely received any false-positives. However, I wasn’t really happy because I was still seeing a bunch of spam that I had clear out everyday. Sometimes upwards of up to 500 comments per day.
I looked at anti-spam plugins like captchas, but I really don’t really those are the best use of time for commenters and they can often be hard to read.
So I finally stumbled the Growmap Anti-spambot plugin. I looked at it and decided it was a better experience than a captcha, and I thought it would help reduce the number of spam comments that actually came to my site.
I was right.
After installing the plugin, the number of spam comments I receive each day now is usually under 2, compared to 500. That’s a huge drop and it makes it much more manageable to read through spam for any false-positives.
The plugin adds this small little checkbox asking you to confirm you’re not a spammer, as you can see below near the comments. Not everyone will want to do this, but I felt it was a better solution than alternatives out there.
I’m curious to know, what do you use to help fight spam?
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