Should I choose a free or paid subscription?

Free keys are for personal, non-commercial sites only — no exceptions. If your site has advertising or affiliate links, sells products or services, solicits donations or sponsorships, or is in any way related to a business, news, nonprofit, or educational organization, you’re required to have a paid plan for each site.

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Noncompliance with these terms will result in immediate suspension of services without notice.

Educational Institutions and Non-Profit Organizations are not eligible for a Personal/Free plan at this time. We do, however, waive the API comment check limits for such groups upon verification of their eligibility.

If you are ready to sign up for an Akismet subscription please head on over to the plans page.