Saturday, November 12, 2011

Possible Cure for Blog Spammers?

Just a quick Post - I'm busy Re-Decorating the old Home Place while juggling other things as well...

I just wanted to let my readers know that I've experienced recent problems with having my Blog used by Spam Referrers, which made my Page Views look like Fireworks!  It was pretty amazing to log in and see hundreds of views every day, until I realized that things just weren't adding up.  Love the numbers, hate the Spammers.  It doesn't do me any favors.

So, I changed every single Password for every account I have.  My older brother tipped me to a website that will generate safe Passwords for you:  Strong Password Generator.

In addition, I learned to NEVER CLICK ON REFERRING WEBSITES in your stats, especially if it is a site with Bllog in the name.  Mark anonymous comments as Spam, then Delete them.  Never click on the link to their site.

Last, I went into my Security Settings and turned off Enable Remote Access.

My Stats are back to normal.  Hopefully, when they spike again, it will be because I have Real People reading my Blog, not scum ball Spammers using me to their advantage!

Back to the Sewing Machine...


5 comments:

Lost in Provence said...

Oh my gosh, I am an idiot! My stats did a big jump last week and I was so happy! Oops. Now that I think of it, gaglaughstv.com is probably not referring folks to my blog, now are they?

Thank you so much for the heads up and have a great weekend!

Heather

Linda McMullan said...

Heather, you are so right - I can't imagine gagslaughs being a fellow Blogger! I have to tell you also, that I've just learned that the worst offender - the one with Bllog in their name - has been shut down by Google for their actions. That may be why my stats went back to normal. Holding my breath...

Richard Cottrell said...

I have been getting a few and wondered where and why? Thanks, Richard from My Old Historic House.

Lost in Provence said...

PS. I know that I already signed up for your blog but I'm not showing up so am signing up again just in case because, truly, when we are starting out, we need all the members we can get! :)

Linda McMullan said...

Aha, Heather! So you are the mystery Follower! My stats list one more Follower than what shows up on the list; that must be you. I've tried to join yours, too - with no success. I've sent you an email.

Thanks so much!

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