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Why am I getting many users

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Newcastle, Apr 14, 2015.

  1. Newcastle

    Newcastle Registered Member

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    I am running a wordpress site with comments off, but I am getting loads of fake users signing up, even when I have installed a captcha plugin.

    My questions are

    Why are these spammers creating so many accounts
    How can I stop this little beggers.
     
  2. jonwatson

    jonwatson Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    install right spamming plugin other wise account will approve your self
     
  3. sashablack

    sashablack Elite Member

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    and deny new signups or approval only, set it in your wordpress settings!

    -Sasha
     
  4. Newcastle

    Newcastle Registered Member

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    What is the point from a spammers point of view - it does not seem to be causing any harm, but would like to know their intentions.
     
  5. Electriiin

    Electriiin BANNED BANNED

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    Don't do anything ......... the spammers are increasing your pageviews, meaning more $$$$$$$$$$ to you.
     
  6. FrogGuru

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    Spammer are trying to get a free post on your website to get free backlinks
     
  7. Red Giant

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    Turn Akismet on, that will help a lot. Also adjust the commenting section or turn it off completely.