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How does akismet work?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Fking, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. Fking

    Fking Regular Member

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    Does anyone know how much is too much with akismet?
    For example if you comment from 1 IP to 20 different domains would it ban you?
    Or if you comment from 1 IP to 20 different pages but on the same domain, is that worse?
    Is it centralized filter or on a per site basis?

    If you know any other filters/limitations also please do share :)
     
  2. Zak_A

    Zak_A Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    This question is kinda hard to answer precisely in terms of numbers; as akismet will know your spammy comment are spam only when blog's admins actually mark them as spam.

    If a lot of them do so, the ip that posted the comments will be flagged, and the domain promoted by the comment will also be flagged (separatly).

    So, no matter how many IPs you're using, if lots of comments that promote your domain are marked spams by owners, the domain will be flagged by akismet and you won't be able to post comments with that domain anymore on blogs that use akismet.
     
  3. ivictus

    ivictus Regular Member

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    I think it is more likely to be based on flagging domain names in the link then IP because there are many shared IP's out there and it would be too many false positives to flag by IP. From the looks of the results on my blogs pretty much any site that ever did an automated blast is flagged as spam.