How to fool Akismet?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO Tools' started by tomlondon, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. tomlondon

    tomlondon Junior Member

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    I have recetly been trying to squeeze as much as I can out of Scrapebox. Recently, as a test, I tried to use SB to autopost comments on by blogs where I have Akismet enabled. To my surprise, Akismet picked up my comment and blocked it! That is good news on one hand, because I DO get a lot of spammy comments every now and again, but bad news on the other hand, because that means my comments are being blocked by Akismet as well!

    I think I've written a pretty decent comment, I spin it and always customise it for the keywords I search - for instance (that is not what I am doing, just to give you an example) when I am looking for blogs with keyword "iphone" I would add a sentence "I read somewhere about this iphone issue" or something along there lines, to give an impression that I read the article. Naturally my comment is a lot longer than one sentence.

    Is there any way to fool Akismet? A few things come to my mind:

    • I generate emails with SB - maybe this is relevant - include email addresses that look a bit more genuine like firstname.lastname at nameofsomerandomcompany
    • Name of the poster - should I use the keyword, or a regular name (like John or Jim) - does commenting with your keyword as an anchor increase the value of the link?
    • Any thoughts on personalising the comment? I try not to include a link into the comment - would you recommend it?
    Any help is appreciated!
     
  2. kancan

    kancan Newbie

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    i hate Akismet
     
  3. manEatingMac

    manEatingMac Junior Member

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    lol. so i guess this post doesnt motivate much in regards to newbie.. hehe.
     
  4. tomlondon

    tomlondon Junior Member

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    What do you mean?
     
  5. TrafficTiger

    TrafficTiger Newbie

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    There's another blog post (the adminstrator of this board won't let me tell you where it is) where Akismet problems have been discussed at length. As a result I've stopped using Akismet on any blogs where I want comments. I use a blacklist and si-captcha-for-wordpress to minimize the nuisance of spam.

    TT
     
  6. Saberu

    Saberu Registered Member

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    I'm going to go out on a limb and assume you are not using proxies, and this is why Akismet is banning you.

    Getting around Akismet-

    - Use Proxies
    - Spin comments
    - Spin usernames
    - Limit comments per day to 40-50 or use multiple domains for link.

    My guess is you are not doing 1 and 4. Personally I don't think blog comments are nearly as effective as they used to be.