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I have a wordpress website, and I get approximately 30-50 registrations per day.  I have not really done anything much with this site, I have possibly 15 blog pages, 10 of which have been in place since 2012.

The site is for my Kindle books.  I don't really know why these people are registering.  I have registration allowed, but there is nothing to register for.  All of the site is visible without registering.  Do you think these are real people, should I gather the email addresses and add them to my email marketing, or is this the result of a robot of some sort.

I just don't understand the registration, why are they registering?

Thank you

Your website has probably been found by some SPAM submitting software.  An easy way to see if it's spam is to check the names and content of the comments they're likely trying to leave on your pages/posts.  They may also be trying to post articles with links back to their sites for SEO purposes.  It should be relatively easy to see if any are real people vs robots with "spun" content.

I have several clients that have posts that get spammed because commenting is open.

Unless you have a specific reason for leaving registration open - you should close it for security reasons.

Have a great day - Ken

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I've been developing websites for almost 20 years. If you have questions like these, I can help! Should I try this myself or hire a professional? What tools do I need? How do I sell products online? How do I make money with my website? Can I create a website without buying expensive software? How do I design a website FAST? How do I market my website? Is a BLOG a website? How do I put video on my website? What is website hosting? When will search engines find my website? OK, I've found a site I like - but now what? Can I make my website a subscription site?


I have over 20 years of practical experience with web-related issues, and some military computer training. I've worked for a computer manufacturer, and own a small technology company specializing in web-design, hosting, and internet media production. I am the webmaster of several sites, and e-newsletter editor for Rotary District 6760 which is comprised of 65 clubs throughout middle Tennessee.

I'd like to say a diploma from a revered educational facility hangs on my wall, and perhaps someday it will. In reality, everything I know has been self-taught, much of it done so in the hallowed halls of that venerable institution called "The School of Hard Knocks". (I have taken courses at a local community college, and received military computer programming training as well.)

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