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  1. activating akismet made the hit s very low

    have you experienced this?
    i tried activating the akismet 2 days ago and i received about just 50 hits when i usually get 300hits when it wasn't activated yet.


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    Never saw any problems on any of my blogs when I activated akismet.

    It just could be that now no one wants to go to your blog?

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    Akismet does block legitimate users. So it's possible for a small loss of visitors.

    More likely the sp*m bots have stopped visiting.

    Try WP-Spam free. It's pretty good at blocking the bots.

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    Akismet only works for comments, trackbacks and pings.
    Not for visitors.

    So look elsewhere for the reason your visitor count dropped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iowadawg View Post
    Akismet only works for comments, trackbacks and pings.
    Not for visitors.
    True. Guessing that a lot of the hits were from bots. So, when the spa*mmers stop sending the bots, there's less hits. One bot could generate 50 hits.

    Quote Originally Posted by iowadawg View Post
    look elsewhere for the reason your visitor count dropped.
    Yeah -- I wonder if there's any change in the number of unique visitors?

  6. Quote Originally Posted by iowadawg View Post
    Never saw any problems on any of my blogs when I activated akismet.

    It just could be that now no one wants to go to your blog?
    i guess you're right. maybe the 300 hits that i have are really from bots becuase i receive about 200 spam comments back when akismet weren't installed. but i'll try WP-Spam free this time.

    thanks


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    Quote Originally Posted by garfish View Post
    i guess you're right. maybe the 300 hits that i have are really from bots becuase i receive about 200 spam comments back when akismet weren't installed. but i'll try WP-Spam free this time.

    thanks
    Akismet deletes legitimate comments. The advantage of WP-Spam free is that it blocks the bots and lets the real comments get through.

    What works well for me with WP-Spam free is to go to discussion and add spam keywords to the Comment Blacklist


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    Quote Originally Posted by bogart View Post
    Akismet deletes legitimate comments.
    How often have you seen this happen? I have not yet experienced this. We have been using Akismet for 4+ years. We periodically check the spam comments and even when we occasionally find one that looks legitimate, we do a search using the text of the message and see hundreds or thousands of duplicate comments on other blogs.

    Akismet has captured over 82,000 spam comments on our most popular blog and I've only found two or three that were legitimate. A lot of comments that look legitimate are actually spam. Some spammers have gotten a lot smarter.

    We also actively report all spam comments that do get through. When you see spam, click the spam link instead of the trash link and the spam message gets reported to Akismet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TopDogger View Post
    How often have you seen this happen? I have not yet experienced this. We have been using Akismet for 4+ years. We periodically check the spam comments and even when we occasionally find one that looks legitimate, we do a search using the text of the message and see hundreds or thousands of duplicate comments on other blogs.
    On one blog it's happened quite a few times. Overall, Akismet is a good solution though. I have a couple of blogs that I'm promoting with the dofollow tag and auto-approve. Every two weeks I go back and clean up the spam. My blog comment policy is pretty lenient. For real names, I pretty much let anything go. For keywords in the name, when the keywords match the blog niche I'll approve it but other niches need to leave a quality comment or I'll delete.

    WP-Spam free and adding keywords to the comment blacklist is working pretty good.

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    Nope. It is not true. Even technically this thing cannot happen. On my blog, I received 4000+ spam comments on my blog. Akismet just filter them out, nothing else.
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