If you haven’t taken care of the comments spam still, probably some day you will wake up, run to the computer to see how your website is doing and find a nasty surprise like this one:
Don’t get fooled… These 2450 comments are not people that just found your recently created blog and LOVED what they read… Most of these comments, if not all of them, are just SPAM getting into your wordpress.
If you want to get rid of these and avoid more on the future (let your wordpress alone for 2 weeks without Spam protection and you will see… ) just install (or activate) the Askimet plugin that already comes with your wordpress CMS.
When you go inside the Askimet settings page, you will find a screen like this one:
You just need to enter an API key to set everything and forget about SPAM forever. But before you can get your api key for free, you are required to create a wordpress.com account.
Go to wordpress.com and create your account for free:
Then return back to the askimet sign in page
After you get your API key, just return to your blog and introduce it on the correspondant field.
Then askimet is going to take care of all these spam comments for you! for free!!