CleanTalk is the Best WordPress Anti-Spam Bot Solution. Are Bad Bots eating your blogs resources up, and spamming your comments with junk? Akiasmet does a fair job, but does not have a firewall like CleanTalk to block blacklisted IPs before they hit your blog.
Plus CleanTalk is Google AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) compliant. This is a big plus as many WordPress plugins are not currently amp compatible.
CleanTalk also supports many other CMS and Forum Formats.
From It’s WordPress plugin repository: Max power spam protection, all-in-one, premium anti-spam. No comments spam & registrations spam, no email spam, protects any forms. Forget spam. Supports native WordPress, JetPack comments and any other comments plugins. Plugin moves spam comments to SPAM folder or you can set options to silently ban spam comments. You can enable options in the plugin settings to auto delete comments from SPAM folder.
CleanTalk works faster than most of the other anti-spam plugins. It is common knowledge that the faster your site loads, the better your customer experience is, the better your SEO will be, and the better your site will convert. Speed is becoming increasingly important in SEO, conversion and user experience. Today, site speed is one of the most important ranking factors on Google. A site that loads slowly will lose visitors and potential revenue.
There are different ways of improving your site’s loading performance. One important parameter for site performance is to install well-developed plugins from a reputable source.
Among anti-spam plugins CleanTalk Anti-Spam is one of the fastest. Despite the large plug-in functionality, the developers have optimized the performance of the plugin so that CleanTalk is faster than most analogs. This contributes to the cloud service architecture, as all calculations take place in the cloud, not on the server, the server receives the finished result for further action.
A great anti-spam solution with firewall for only $8.00 per year! 😉
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