I don't have many sites yet and they don't really have traffic so spam isn't really a problem. But here is a interesting post I read a few weeks back.
Spammers Create 57,000 New Websites Every Week
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Akismet is working well for me. I rarely see it toss a legitimate comment into the spam bucket, and it only misses a few that are obvious spam. I flag every spam comment that gets through as spam, rather than deleting it.
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Your lucky only 10. Yesterday Akismet spam was 502
I will not read check that many. I did install the wp plugin so far NO email saying Akismet was wrong about a comment.
I am wondering something something different but on the same lines as your comment TopDogger. No blocking ip's but allowing ip's. Most of the spam I get is not coming from the US. I have wp plugin WassUp to track your visitors in real time and I love it I have been known to have a window open and just stare at that for a half hr. just watching where, and how many people are on the site and what they are looking at.
Would you just allow US, UK and Europe. Very few spam I am get seems to be coming from those places.
What do you think that would due to the overall bottom line of the site?
I know spam would be cut way dow, but if Akismet is working I guess that would not be important.
On a couple of blogs that I'm using WP-SpamFree, I've started adding words to Comment Blacklist in the wp-admin panel under discussion. Hoping this will make WP-SpamFree move effective.
Seems that most of the spam is coming from casino, handbag, essay, teen to name a few.
Okay, today checked all my blogs and spam is down to close to zero!
Sami, are you still getting all those spam comments every day?
Spam is running around 350-500 a day right now. Akismet is doing all the work for me.
It not running in the 800 so that is a good thing.
Site must of been on a list that said spam her.
This makes me wonder something else. What are big site getting for spam? I am just a small blog I wonder how many the big blogs are getting?