I've been wondering how you handle spam?
I mean...there are Anti-Spam Plugins, obviously. But how do they keep finding me? Isn't there some way to minimize exposure to spam bots? Do they just crawl the social media and latch onto every link they can find?
Because I was posting a link on twitter at about 9 PM, after that the biggest wave started. Around 18 o'clock I changed a few links to lead directly to the story blog, not hidden behind text or anything.
The spam bots do not show up in my google analytics, luckily, so I can't look into where they come from.
I'm a bit concerned because for the last six months I got no spam whatsoever. Now it's blowing up with about twenty comments just this past fifteen minutes. Obviously that can't be good for SEO and/or bandwith usage.
And it's a bit disheartening to get only spam.