Find Out If Akismet Has YOU Flagged as a Spammer

AKISMET TEST PAGES NO LONGER WORK!!! All our blogs use the GrowMap anti-spambot plugin now.

UPDATE: the new GASP Anti-Spam WordPress plugin has been released and is available in the WordPress Plugin Repository.

THIS is the ALTERNATIVE TO AKISMET that provides the SOLUTION to being Flagged as a Spammer! Spread it throughout the blogosphere and your comments will work again.

Are you a Spammer?

Are you a Spammer?

Before you go out visiting other blogs and commenting, it is a good idea to check to see if Akismet has you flagged as a spammer.

Copy your comment and paste it into Notepad or Tomboy Notes BEFORE YOU CLICK SUBMIT!

If your tests show that your comments are being sent directly to spam and you do not get a message that your comment is being moderated or a white page, contact the blogger using their contact form or Twitter or any other means you have and ask them to rescue your comment.

If you see a white page your comment as been deleted. You will not be able to comment in that blog until the blogger changes their Akismet configuration OR you get unflagged as a spammer. We recommend you send them a link to our post about Configuring Akismet.

Since Akismet removed the test page, we are temporarily providing test posts in two of our newer (unlaunched) blogs. Simply go to either of the Akismet Test Pages below enter your comments.

AKISMET TEST PAGES NO LONGER WORK!!! All our blogs use the GrowMap anti-spambot plugin now.

  • Akismet Test Page using Akismet 2.2.7
  • Akismet Test Page using Akismet 2.2.9
  • NOTE: I am seeing references to Akismet 2.3.0 being released; however, that version is not showing as the latest version tonight on the official site. We have not seen it and do not have it installed anywhere.

If you do not immediately see your comments either the specific wording you used in your comment or your name, URL or IP address has been flagged by Akismet as spam and NONE of your comments will appear immediately in ANY WordPress blog using Akismet (which is most of them).

The option to only allow comments to be visible after one comment has been approved is NOT enabled in either of those blogs so all comments left should immediately appear unless your comment is captured by Akismet.

If your comment does not immediately appear or you ever see a blank white page or no message indicating that your comment is being moderated, contact Akismet to request you be removed as a spammer. For best results, be sure to include all of the information you use when commenting.

I also recommend you include your current IP address which you can easily get by going to What is my IP.  Many Internet Service Providers assign a different IP address each time you go online so even if they unflag the IP address you provide you may still have future problems.

If you are now or have ever been flagged as a spammer by Akismet please comment in our post Akismet Thinks We Are Spammers. Bloggers need to see that this is not an uncommon occurence and it DOES affect many of their regular readers and commentators.



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Gail Gardner

Small Business Marketing Strategist at GrowMap
Creator and owner of, Gail is primarily known for mentoring small businesses and encouraging bloggers to join collaborations to share skills and support small business.


  1. Akismet sucks. I have disabled it in my blog as well. A lot of genuine comments vanished because of this stupid Akismet. I have contacted them to fix my domain. I hope this gets sorted our asap.
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  2. No.

  3. Down with Akismet! With the way they work I could mark people with valid comments on my blog as spammers. They could be people looking for relative blogs to network and if I was of the mindset could make it hard for them. This really is not a fair system. It is like the negative SEO that some people think you can do to your competition with backlinks and ranking on Google.
    Great post, thanks!
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  4. Hacker Network says:

    For some unknown reason AKismet, Wangguard and other web filters will block you if your IP class has/had suspicious activities. I have three filters in my website, a reverse proxy, spam filters… even in my website sometimes i’m asked to pass a captcha or i’m completely blocked :)

  5. Akismet is not a plugin that I like. One, because it does screen out valid comments but also because someone can report you as spamming and that is it, no recourse. I have used a banned by Akismet tool and they ban your domain from being in the website field. That does seem a bit over the top to me. The blog that I was blog commenting with was a skin care site. Not cool by any means. Thanks for this post. We need to spread the word.
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  6. Am curious to see whether my URL has been banned or not.
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    • spamming is very big problem for website owner and the website where comment is allow it create lots of problem so google is trying their hard to stop spamming but they event new and new idea for spamming

  7. I can’t stand askimen plugin, I have on my blog a lot of good comments, that are deleted because it sees them as spam

  8. Happened to me on a site I was used to comment …
    Now I must see how I would get rid of the filter …

  9. I heard about the G.A.S.P. plugin from a friend and so in searching on Google to compare it and Askimet I came across this page. Thanks for the information.
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  10. Hey I don’t really know if my id is banned by akismet, but my comments are not getting displayed, can u do me favor mail me if this ends up in your spam box.
    Also how can i get my self unspammed……
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