One of the greatest terrors of a blogger or any other web owner is getting spam content from all kind of so called “promoters” or just people who have bad web habits.
Fortunately for people using WordPress as blogging platform there are lots of solutions containing maximum spam protection. Most people don’t even know that WordPress comes with plugin which is the best spam removal tool.
The plugin is called Akismet and like I said, it comes will all WordPress installations in a simple mode. The simple mode is the lowest level of Akismet which is automatically activated, but using it can’t fight with all spam bots. In order to fully activate Akismet you have to add the API key from WordPress.com . The key costs $5 and it can be used on multiple blogs powered by Automattic software.
Another option for getting best results in the fight with spam bots is to use Captcha forms for your comments or registration processes. When I say captcha for comments, 2 plugins get into my mind and those two are SI Captcha Anti-Spam and the CBNet Captcha Plugin for Comments.
Personally, I want to make things more social and make people interact with each other. That’s why I would go for a solution which implies the use of social media websites. One of the tools which helped me a lot in the process of comment integration is Disqus (download link).
Disqus is a comment form which integrates a powerful software and spam proof solution along with a nice design and the option to allow users connect with their social profiles.
Another option for comment forms can be the Intense Debate (download link) plugin from Automattic which has same functions, but with some other designs. Intense Debate can be integrated on most popular blogging platforms such as: WordPress of course, Blogger, TypePad and even Tumblr.
I assure you that using these tools separately or combining them, you will get rid of most spam bots and you will get cleaner results in search engines.