Welcome to another Prositetutorials video, in this one you’re going to learn all about Akismet. I know weird name, I’m not even sure if I am pronouncing it correctly.
What is Akismet?
Akismet is plugin for WordPress that will block 99% of the comment spam that you receive in a daily basis. If you have a website for sometime, or you’re new to this business then you certainly have noticed that after a while, you start receiving tones and tones of comments automatically done by a bot.
It’s a true headache if you try to delete it all manually because no matter how much you do, it continuously appears more. I still remember my first website and how happy I was in the next day when I saw that I had a few comments. Afterward, I looked to them more closely and I saw it was complete spam. A bunch of messages that made no sense, neither had anything to do with the post I wrote.
The fact is many people use software that will search for blobs all over the web, and once it finds one with an open comment section it will automatically publish there a comment leaving a link back to the spammer website.
As you probably know, one of the aspects that the search engines use to rank a website is the number of links pointing to it. Besides, not being true now in days because Google won’t rank well a website that is simply spamming. Yet, many people don’t know this and think this is still the wild west.
For this reason, you should use Akismet because it will automatically remove nearly all the spam comments you receive. This way you’ll save you time to do other more useful stuff, instead of wasting it manually deleting messages one by one.
How to Install Akismet?
Installing this plugin is really simple, all you need to do is go to the plugins section from your WordPress back office. Afterward, search for Akismet in the small search box appearing in that page. Once you done this, press the button, “Install Now” and then activate the plugin.
Now you need to get an Akismet key, just press the blue button “Activate your Akismet Key” then create an account in their website. In the end, you’ll receive a Key, which you need to copy and paste it into your website’s Akismet settings.
If you have any question please feel free to leave it in the comment section below. Thanks for watching and stay tune with Prositetutorials.