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Excessive usage bandwidth from spam comment bots (5 posts)

  1. outspan
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi all,

    I have a blog here: http://wysinnwyg.com/blog/

    and, while Google Analytics only counts about 25-30 unique visitors a day, other plugins such as StatPress and Wassup have told me that I receive about 300 daily visits and 1600 pageviews, mostly from spam bots, and Askimet blocks about 150 spam messages a day.

    This is a problem because if I don't find a solution soon, I'm going to go over my 10GB monthly bandwidth quota, and I don't want to have to pay more for my hosting if I can help it.

    Are there good plugins out there that help me to block the static IPs of spambots (without having to add them manually)? What else can I do?

    thanks!

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

  3. outspan
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thank you for the suggestion but, if I understand this correctly, this plugin is just to prevent spam comments. I don't have a problem with spam comments (Askimet is doing a great job filtering out the spam), my problem is with the bandwidth usage of the spambots.

    Is there anything that I can use for that? Is 150 spam comments a day normal for a site with 25-30 unique visitors a day?

    thanks

  4. Shinock
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi did you ever get a fix for this? I am getting a crazy amount of spam comments a day too.. Love to hear if you sorted this out.

  5. 360
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    if your site is spidered as an auto-approve comment blog you`ll end up in a list which is shared all over the internet. so 150 comments/day are normal then. It takes a while till you drop of those lists - meanwhile akismet and other tools are doing their best to keep your comments clean.

    here are a few links concerning this problem:
    http://www.projecthoneypot.org/how_to_avoid_spambots.php
    http://digwp.com/2011/04/anti-spam-plugins/
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/growmap-anti-spambot-plugin/

    your host may help also with redirection (to save the bandwidth)
    http://spamlinks.net/prevent-spambots-redirect.htm

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