I have an opt-in page that's being nuked right now with spambots. A simple webpage that I use to allow subscribers into my email list.
The only way to get to that page was through one of my tracking links
So my "tracking link" basically contains a "funnel" within it. tracking link = (opt in page 1 --> landing page --> etc)
So If I change the Url on my opt in page, the tracking link will still get to it because the page is simply updated
So quick question:
How are spambots sent to the form they're spamming?
- Do they save the link of the opt in page?
- Do they "download the form" and simply send to it from there? .. or what? (a nasty idea by the way)
Because I've tried disconnecting that initial opt in page out of the funnel. Out of the tracking link.. meaning if you hit the tracking link you no longer go to that opt in page.
And I've also tried changing the Url in my site directory.
Yet I'm still seeing signups.
Do spambots have the form itself saved & just send directly to it?
And I'm afraid to just "delete that opt in page" because my tracking link has other opt in pages attached that it rotates to. And I don't want to leave those links out there so it can affect my main list.
I got real lucky that they picked the email list & opt in page I was going to delete anyway :D