Ever since I installed Bad Behavior back in early February I’ve had a marked decrease in Spam. Sometimes I go a few days before any spam makes it through and of course Akismet is still turned on so it catches whatever Bad Behavior misses.
Now before I installed bad behavior I was sometimes getting 600 + spam in my Akismet Spam area each day! Not just on this blog either! My husband and I have several blogs on the go and a few were getting extremely high amounts of spam each day, and others were only getting the lowly amount of a 100 – 200 spam messages each day.
Bad behavior put an end to all that. As I said there’s days that no spam gets through to me, and others where there’s only one or two on each blog.
However, I’ve noticed over the last week or so that spams been on the increase again, particularly for this blog. It’s up to 20 or 30 a day. Maybe more. It’s not like I’m counting, however I am regularly cleaning out 10 or 11 at a time.
So what’s going on? Have I become an even bigger target than I used to be, or has something changed with Bad Behavior and or Akismet?
I’m not really complaining. Not that much anyway. Heck, if I hadn’t installed bad behavior when I did I’d probably be getting 1000 spam each and every day on several blogs!
Is anyone else using both Bad Behavior and Akismet? Have you had an increase in spam getting caught in your Akismet Spam area lately?
BTW while we are talking about spam … if you are leaving me multiple links to add to the Do Follow Blogroll or one of the other blogrolls that I run – don’t do it, unless you’ve already added the blogroll to your site. Just send me an inquiry as I’m going to email you with the blogroll code and other helpful info anyway. You can give me the links when you reply to the email.
You see, if you put multiple links in your comment it often goes into my spam folder. Luckily I do check my spam box but if I start getting hundreds of spam comments again believe me, I won’t be checking anymore.
Also, if you sign your comment with an Alexa redirect or use a tiny url to cover the Alexa redirect that often goes into spam too. I look at my spam comments – a lot of other bloggers don’t. Your comments might be going to spam and never being read! Don’t waste your time, sign your comments properly. Please.