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How to escape from Akismet Spam database?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by rainmist, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. rainmist

    rainmist Newbie

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    I get some backlinks from wordpress blog comments. I post every comment carefully, but some blogs may consider me as spam. I can not post comments in other blogs.
    How to escape from Akismet Spam database?
    Thanks.
     
  2. jimbobo2779

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    I think if you send out comments that are relevant to the post you are commenting on you shouldnt have to worry too much about it. I am assuming that Akismet only labels an IP as spammer only after they receive a few complaints and not just the one. If you look like a dirty xRumer you will get holed very quickly but if you are leaving relevant comments I doubt you will need to worry.

    This does depend on the amount of comments you leave as well of course. Maybe revolve your IP daily when you start to limit the possibilities of getting holed.
     
  3. rainmist

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    I have revolved my IP. It seems that Akismet block my URL. When I posted with URL, it will be blocked.
     
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    Im still ok at the moment suprisingly :D
     
  5. mattstrike

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    If your site is on shared hosting, it could be that one of your neighbors is a spammer.

    There is one thing, that I know of, that you can do to try to get off of the list. If you are certain that you are not spamming people, then you can create one or more blogs (obviously your tracks should be well covered), and get Akismet running on them. Go ahead and make your comments on these blogs. Akismet should flag them, so they won't show up, but whent Akismet does this, it holds on to the "spam" for two weeks. You can go in and flag these as "false positives".

    The more blogs the better, and the more seasoned they are, the better. If you are making decent money, you might want to consider purchasing seasoned blogs for this purpose. You might also go for some more "organic" results, by contacting bloggers, and respectfully asking them to go and flag your posts as false positives.

    Finally, and don't take this the wrong way, I would do some serious self analysis about the quality of the posts that you are putting out there. Just because a post is friendly, and on topic, if it does not contribute meaningfully to the discussion, and it contains an outbound link, a lot of bloggers will get pissed. Since it sounds like you are engaged in direct promotion of your site, that means that you are completely at their mercy, so it is all on you to bend over backwards not to piss anyone off. If you can't get off the blacklist, or you get off only to get back on, then you might seriously want to consider a more indirect method of promotion, so that you don't mess up your "real" site when some overly sensitive blogger decides to flag you because they are a picky snob.
     
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  6. rainmist

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    Thanks, mattstrike. It looks like a good methods. I will have a try.