One of the joys of blogging is screening the comments for the idiot spammers. You know…those fools that actually think people find their porn and Viagra by reading blog comments. Really, how successful is your online business if you have to resort to sticking ads on blogs by way of spamming comments?
Oh well, that’s where our spam filters come in. So the question today is, just how good is your spam filter? When I started this blog, I decided to do a little recordkeeping to see just how good my spam filter is. I have always used the Akismet spam filter that comes with my WordPress installation. Of course, I keep it up to date with each new update.
So, here’s the comment stats since my blog started in mid-January 2008.
Spam Comments Missed by Akismet: 1
Comments Incorrectly Filtered as Spam: 4
Percent of Spam Filtering Errors: <1.0%
Percent of Spam Peddling Porn or Viagra: 78.9%
Percent of My Budget for Buying Porn or Viagra: 0.0%
Percent of My Day Spent on Spam Problems: 0.0%
Now if only the Sacramento Kings stats looked as good. Quite honestly, I can’t imagine how the Akismet filter could do any better. Actually, I can’t imagine how it does even that well. The Akismet filter is absolutely amazing. By the way, the above photo reveals the secret behind the Akismet spam filter.
So, what spam filter do you use on your blog? Do you feel the performance is on par with the Askimet filter?