I recently installed Algolia search onto my WordPress site. I like it very much and think it will help readers. However, most of the queries are from spammers who try to put in product ads. Obviously, nothing comes back for them, and the readers don’t see this.
However, it’s wrecking the analytics, and I’ll probably have to pay for the extra queries. Also, I’m not sure how/if I can build a firewall rule around them AND if I need to turn on logging to get the IP addresses.
I did pose the question to Algolia, but their suggestions didn’t cover the spam issue.
Has anyone encountered this type of issue or have suggestions?