I have one post on my site that in the past few days is constantly being hit by spammers, why only the one post and not others? Is it because of particular keywords in the title?

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YumaBloggers Premium Plus
It's because of the exploit being discovered on that page for your comments plugin. If the hacker software is scanning post looking for a comment exploit and this post is the first one it cracks the code for then all spam using that same exploit will go to the same post or page.
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dazwilk Premium
I have made the post private for the time being, hopefully it will stop and I can make it public again.
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YumaBloggers Premium Plus
It wont stop it because being private doesn't change the url but you can use plugins to secure your site. I like using S2 Member to control my members area, and encrypt the site, even puts a little badge showing the site is secured by S2 Member and then I run Wanguard, Akismet, and Stop Spammer Registrations Plugin. It has cut my number of spam registrations way down. Another great tool to use for fighting SPAM is to use a 3rd party service such as Disqus to handle comments.
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dcomeau Premium
I noticed that too but I really don't know why. I am thinking that once a spam comment or any comment has been left on a post, maybe it alerts the "spambots" and they are atrracted to go to that same post.??
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dazwilk Premium
I have been thinking the same, I would have thought Akismet or other security controls like captca would do the work better
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Kinya Premium
I have a post like that too. My comments are moderated, though, so the spam comments never even show up on my website. I just go in there and delete them, like Kat said.

I suppose in a way it's pretty flattering. It shows that your page is being ranked. On the other hand, I agree with Rob. Spammers are lazy. I don't know about you, but I don't want anyone riding off of my hard work unless they're paying me substantial amounts of money.
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dazwilk Premium
Lazy and time consuming for us to deal with part I the online life we must endure I suppose.
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TheCatherine Premium Plus
Make sure that you have your comments set so that you moderate them yourself, or get someone else to do it. Don't have them set to be automatically posted. That way they going to your spam folder or at least most of them do and they can be deleted in bulk once a month
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dazwilk Premium
Thanks katkatskitchen, I always moderate them myself and delete them regularly, doesn't stop them, but I guess that's just one of the banes of having a website we must endure.
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TheCatherine Premium Plus
At the end of the day its pressing one delete button, the other alternative is to atop comments entirely
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RobChristian Premium
Yes, spammers also have the ability to target keywords within certain posts. I have one on my site as well that they isolate and spam on occasion. It's basically as if you do all of the work with your content and then a spammer will want to piggy-back on your traffic. It's lazy thinking. The best thing you can do is delete spam comments as quickly as you see them pop up to ensure the spammer gets no benefit. That's my take on it anyways. Good luck in your battle against spam, you are not alone!
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dazwilk Premium
Thanks, Rob I have changed the privacy control on that post and see how that goes for a few days
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