Are you also Blacklisted by Akismet, we know how to solve it

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  1. Sunday
    August 25, 2014 @ 11:32 am

    Hi Rohit,
    Its helpful having to be reminded that we can be blacklisted by Akismet.

    More importantly, you have provided helpful tips how we can be “whitelisted” with the commenting serve.

    I often check for updates on this software and would recommend the premium version for effectual stop-spam action!

    This post was found in kingged where it was shared and upvoted.

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    • Rohit Sharma
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      August 29, 2014 @ 12:05 am

      Hello Sunday,
      Completely agree with you Sunday and getting blacklisted definitely s*** 🙂 and thanks for the appreciation.

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  2. Adrienne
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    August 27, 2014 @ 1:27 am

    Hi Rohit,

    I have another friend who emailed me to tell me why he hasn’t been by my blog to comment because he was blacklisted as well. I was shocked to hear this because there is no way that he should have ever been listed as spam. I think he’s in the process of getting off that list too.

    So maybe you can answer this question for me. Why do some loyal readers hit the spam folder in the first place? A friend and I tested it out and sometimes it’s because of the URL they place meaning with the www or without, or sometimes it’s their browser. I use to go to his spam folder when I used Chrome but didn’t when I changed to FireFox. Would there be any other reason they would land there? Do you happen to know by chance?

    Thanks Rohit and sorry this happened to you but I appreciate you explaining what to look for if this does happen to me or any of my friends. I think some people are just being mean these days.

    ~Adrienne

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    • Rohit Sharma
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      August 29, 2014 @ 12:10 am

      Hello Adrienne,

      Sorry ! I took that much time to answer you but the thing is I found your comment in the spam section. I don’t know why Akismet put you into that.

      All I can say is Akismet uses a series of actions to determine whether the comment is a spam or not. Like if my comment is put into spammed by many users and my website is blacklisted by spam filters and other things like that.

      Although I wish if there would be a feature in Akismet which tell us that our comment is spammed or our website is blacklisted then it would be much helpful to us.

      Anyways thanks for taking your time and commenting on my blog.

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  3. metz
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    August 27, 2014 @ 12:10 pm

    Hi Rohit!

    Akismet has been a useful tool for me to block those spammy comments left by people for a purpose.

    I never though that anyone could be blacklisted even though your intention is not to spam. It would be a helpful topic for everyone who can relate to you.

    It’s a good overview for everyone, especially me. This is the benefit of reading the posts; you’ll be educated and more aware about your actions.

    Thanks for the share!
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    • Rohit Sharma
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      August 29, 2014 @ 12:13 am

      Hello Metz,

      Yeah I must say that without Akismet blogging would be difficult, but thank god there it is 🙂 .
      Thanks for the appreciation Metz.

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  4. Betty Rose
    August 27, 2014 @ 10:15 pm

    I just love the way you write simple and informative,
    Thank you
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  5. Angela McCall
    August 31, 2014 @ 8:57 pm

    Hi Rohit,

    Thanks for explaining this so well on your post. I have read Ana Hoffman and Tim Bonner’s post about NOT using Akismet anymore because they all said that their comments never make it thru in other blogs or it’s just getting spammed BUT they never really explained HOW your URL getting blacklisted. You did a great job explaining it here. I fully understand now how this works.

    I used to have Akismet but deleted it long time ago. Anti-Backlinker and GASP thru CommentLuv Premium working together takes care of all my spam and now I GET ZERO SPAM and so I dished out the Akismet.

    Anyway, this post is very informative and I will share it with my friends and readers. Thank you. Have a great Sunday!

    Angela
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    • Rohit Sharma
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      September 2, 2014 @ 1:51 am

      Hello Angela,
      I also read those post after I got blacklisted and I completely agrees with you and Ana on not using the Akismet Plugin. GASP indeed do a great work in keeping off the spam.

      Thanks for taking your time for commenting and appreciating it.

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      • Angela McCall
        September 2, 2014 @ 4:35 am

        Just so you know I also share this on my Google+ and FB. Why are you not on Google+? I try to search for you there and you are NO WHERE to be found.
        Angela McCall recently posted…How to Stop Brute Force AttacksMy Profile

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        • Rohit Sharma
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          September 2, 2014 @ 10:08 am

          Thanks for that Angela, that’s why I have put a Google+ badge on the side bar. You can find us from there. And Thanks for sharing this article as well.

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  6. Ravi Chahar
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    August 31, 2014 @ 10:24 pm

    Hi Rohit,

    I am amazed to read this post.
    I have never listen that Akismet have blocked anyone ever. This is my first case about you.
    In my opinion it happens only when you have written your URL incorrectly without “www” or anything else.

    Akismet is an amazing plugin to use. I agree that it adds some real comments in the spam list but we can’t deny it’s work to fight with spam comments dropped by spam bots.

    Sorry to hear about you.

    ~Ravi
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    • Rohit Sharma
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      September 2, 2014 @ 1:53 am

      Hello Ravi,
      Yeah it was a disturbing fact for me as well when I came to know that none of my comments are getting approved and when I tried to find out the reason I came across a post of Ana Hoffman.

      Then I came to know that this site is just got blacklisted by Akismet.

      Thanks for taking your time for commenting and appreciating it.

      Reply

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