• Can anyone speak to how spammers can “steal” your web site? My site usually gets 25-50 hits per day. A few weeks ago I had almost 400 hits and only 5 from search results (from WP-Stats plugin). I’m wondering if spammers could be doing something on my domain that I’m unaware of.

    Not sure if that makes sense.


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  • I actually had that happen too..I went from an average of 150/day and then randomly had a 400 hit day just yesterday. It doesn’t seem like it would have anything to do with spamming by another individual or group, but I suppose I don’t know much about it either.

    I did see the same results on my awstats, so I know it wasn’t an error in the plugin. (I have the WP-Stats plugin too). I’m not sure what’s going on, maybe we’re just popular. 🙂

    If anyone else knows the specifics…let us know.

    If someone could do “something” on your website, they are not spammers but hackers. Usually spammers only leave comments to get publicity but they don’t steal I guess.

    As long as you are updated to the latest version of wordpress then chances are very low for a hacker to attack.

    Perhaps the explanation of lower hit is the missing spike of traffic from search engine? May be you wrote something very interesting that search engine keep sending your traffic and that create a spike of traffic however when the topic gets old and it get lesser hits?

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