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 for profit business or educational organization — your site is considered commercial.
Noncompliance with these terms will result in immediate suspension of services without notice.
For-profit educational institutions and organizations are not eligible for a Personal/Free plan at this time.
Do you offer discounts for nonprofits?
Qualified nonprofit organizations can use Akismet for free1. You will need the official documentation showing your organization’s nonprofit status and we will help you get you set up with your own free API key. Contact us for more information or to get started.
If you are ready to sign up for an Akismet subscription please head on over to the plans page.
1 – Subject to a 60,000 API call limit per month. Organizations that exceed that amount would need to upgrade to an Akismet Enterprise Plus plan, which is priced by actual API volume.