Increasing numbers of free auto comment software available online that submit comments to thousands of blogs in one click gives blogger more pressure. Google hates it as it also similar to harvesting backlink farms. It is not natural and in most cases it will lead to penalties. There are always some newbies that wanted to try auto-mass comment service to get backlinks or to improve SERP ranking instantly. I must say that Akismet is a great tool to combat spam comments. But, there are some genuine comments still stuck in Akismet spam box. It is tiring to check for one legitimate comment from hundreds of spam comments.
WP-Ban is one of the best tool that helped me to get rid of spam comments easily. I have noticed that most of the spam comments are made from several identical IP addresses. After blocking these IPs, I got shocked to see that each one IP have attempted more than 20 times a day. I wonder how many spam comments each IP would send in a year. You can always monitor the “IP attempts” once blocked using this plugin on your wordpress. Use this wordpress plugin to ban IP of spam comments easily. If you have not tried this method, try to block at least 10 IPs that frequently send you spam comments. You will be so much relieved on the next day when you check your wordpress admin panel.
It is common to see this kind of comments if your blog is in common niche like SEO, Real estate, health, etc. It will be more targeted for comment spamming if it’s dofollow blogs. Akismet plugin is a must tool for all dofollow blogs. Now, I am strongly suggesting WP-Ban plugin or any other IP ban plugin is a must tool too for dofollow blogs. Don’t leave the burden of filtering spam comments to Akismet alone. Share it with IP ban plugins. Combination of these two plugins will help you save a lot of time filtering spam comments.