Blogger has one of the worst Spam comment filtering system. Blogger hardly recognizes latest and dirtiest tactics embraced by spammers. A comment with cheesy phrases, scam and phishing related content is hardly filtered or auto thrown in trash.
Though Blogger claims that you can enable word verification for your comments which will deter automated comment spamming systems but that is a complete lie!
- The reCAPTCHA security check never pops out when a user is signed in with a GMAIL ID!
That word verification system hardly works out in this case and spammers largely use multiple gmail IDs to spam a blog. As a result it takes hours to moderate comments when you have a large reader base.
I would really appreciate if Google could allow integration of Akismet API in blogger blogs which could really decrease the spam ratio and would save us a lot of time. Akismet is helping millions of wordpress sites to fight spam and keep the blog safe from poor quality content.
If Blogger Development team is reading this thread then it is my utmost request that widget installation support for Akismet API should be considered to help blogspot users with this advanced anti-spam free service.
Spam is surely annoying and hurts our blog’s credibility. Filtering it manually is confusing and time-consuming. Time spent dealing with spam is time stolen from our creativity and business.
How far do you guys support this wishlist request and do you think Akismet can be installed in blogger as a widget just like we install other third-part widgets? Can’t we make use of its Developer API?