Once your blog reaches a certain height and start getting traffic you also start receiving spam messages, comments & trackbacks and deleting them manually consumes a lot of time & effort. If you miss any one of them and it gets published it also hurts your SEO. This is where akismet comes in – The best Anti-Spam plugin available for wordpress. Akismet filters out your comment and track-back spam for you, so you can focus on more important things.
If you are new to blogging then you will not have any intention to pay for the plugins without generating any money from your blog and you will give up the idea of using it but here is a way to get aksimet and use it for free on your blog for the lifetime. You can always donate them money afterwards with your own wish.
Just follow the steps below and use your akismet on your wordpress blog for free.
1.) Goto Plugins > Add New > Akismet
2.) Click Install now and Activate the plugin (as shown in the pic below)
3.) Click on ” enter your Akismet API key ”
4.) Now goto Akismet.com Signup Page and click on “Personal Signup ”
5.) Enter your contact information and on the right side under the ” WHAT IS AKISMET WORTH TO YOU? ” shift the slider to the leftmost point so that is shows $0.00/yr as shown in the picture below.
6.) Click continue and you will get your own Akismet API Key for free in your inbox.
7.) Copy Paste this key in your wordpress installation we did at Step 3.
8.) Use Akismet and stay spam free forever for free.
special thanks to kashish jain