I don’t know if this is a phenomenon that everyone experiences but here is something that I have noticed. As my blog has gotten older, the amount of spam that I have been receiving in the comments has reduced a great deal. I don’t know if it is a function of my neglect of the blog lately or if it really has to do with something else.
I did go back to using Disqus for my comment system but even before that Akismet seemed a bit lonely. I don’ t know if this is a good sign or not. I am thinking while my blog has stagnated so have comments. I have been getting fairly decent traffic but not many comments over the past year. But for the spam to reduce?
Has anyone else experienced this? The most important question then arises, should I worry that a lack of spam is a lack of growth on the site overall? Please give some input in the comments below if you have any experience with this.
Another quick question, is there any way to determine what percentage of your page visits are from people and how many are from bots and spiders? I am not sure that all of my traffic is actually from people but I can’t determine which is which. Thanks in advance for the help!