Has anyone noticed the large influx of random spam sites using Hugo themes? I have a theme with a “developed by” link in the footer and I’ve tracked a few referrals to my site through Google Analytics from what looks to be spammy bot-generated content farms. They’ve always been there but in the past 2 weeks traffic has really amped up.
I also notice these domains regularly spam Reddit (e.g.
They all have similar style domains and subdomains and each site seems to be a Hugo site with a different theme grabbed from our big themes repository.
Is this a problem that anyone else has noticed and is there anything we as a community can do to prevent this?