Akismet Trackback Spam Ban Lifted!
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- Written on: January 15th, 2009
As I explained in yesterday’s post, Akismet banned me from posting comments on WordPress blogs because of my use of a trackback spam tool I tested out a few months ago.
After some searching, I found one other blogger who suggested simply contacting Akismet if you feel you were wrongly blacklisted.
While I definitely deserved some punishment for trying to exploit the trackback system, I had been “clean” form spam-like activities for a long time and had been working diligently for months to restore my blog’s honor in the eyes of Akismet.
Could a simple email be the answer I had been looking for?
In fact, it was. I used the contact form on the Akismet website to submit a “I have a support or feature request” service ticket. I was completely honest in my email where I explained what happend and asked for the penalty to be lifted.
Akismet Ban Might Equal Google Rankings Decrease
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- Written on: January 13th, 2009
A few months back I started experimenting with Jeremy Schoemaker’s Shoemoney Tools suite. In particular I tested out the Related Blog Post tool. While the other tools in the set are invaluable, this one caused me some serious grief because I failed to fully understand what the tool did.
As a result of my lack of understanding, Akisment banned me from the WordPress comment system. Anytime I attempted to leave a comment on another blog, it automatically went to their spam folder. It even treated my own trackbacks to other posts on this blog as spam in my own spam folder!
It should be pointed out that the tool does come with a warning that reads “Be careful with this one,” but I did not heed the warning.