Sunday, September 25, 2016

Reclaiming the Site from Spambots (again)

I had a pretty good htaccess file there for a while, but when I re-installed WordPress, I accidentally deleted it. Almost immediately I saw four times the visitors I normally would, and for some reason they were interested in finding the login page, checking random non-existent plugin directories, and letting me know that they were referred here from

Fortunately they still haven’t figured out webvitalii’s “Anti-spam” plugin, so I haven’t seen any comment spam at all.

Meanwhile, my ranking with Google seems to be slipping a bit. Maybe it’s because I went on hiatus during the summer, or maybe Flush Twice is becoming less relevant. In any event, I’m not seeing as many legitimate referrals as I used to get, and that means a lot fewer people are actually visiting.

I guess it’s a good thing I do it for the love of the jokes, instead of basing my self-worth on how many visitors I get.



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