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99.949% of Comments Are Just Spam :-(

Have you ever wondered how much spam you may be receiving on your blog? Make it a point to look at it, you might appreciate the work done by systems and people that are helping to stop this spam like never before.

I have been using Akismet to help fighting with spam right from the moment I heard about it. Thanks a ton to Akismet, otherwise, I would have to manually moderate 235,193 spam comments on this blog.

Thank you so much, Team Akismet.

99.949% of comments received on this blog are spam. I am delighted that  Akismet could kill the spam and saved me and scared at the same to see so much spam.

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It is totally unnecessary to include this pie chart here, as you can guess, you can’t miss the point.  I put it any ways in case you haven’t read those numbers above.

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Looking at this scary % of legitimate comments, I was worried and looked at Akismet website to see how my blog fares to global average of all blogs Akismet currently protects. It seems, I am getting undue spam on my website.  Global average of spam is only about 83%, while it is 99.949% on my blog.

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It is quite mind boggling to see 16B spam comments were removed so far by Akismet. You can check live Stats from Akismet’s stats page. Here is a snapshot as of now:

Live Spam Zeitgeist

16,838,141,441 spams caught so far

1,974,905 so far today

83% of all comments are spam

Source : http://akismet.com/stats/ ( as of 07/03/2010 09.47PM US/Central)

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