Inbound leads from your contact forms are awesome…unwanted spam isn’t. You’re not alone if you’re experiencing this annoying inconvenience with your business website. A mentor of mine once said, “If you don’t like grease, stay out of the oil change business,” as a way of explaining that certain things come with the territory. The same goes for inbound spam to your contact forms, it’s a part of allowing the world to communicate with your business. But there are tools you can use to help reduce spam and keep these unwanted distractions from clogging up your inbound leads.
Plugins are available for your website contact forms that allow you to create a custom CAPTCHA to reduce spam. These are similar Google’s first version of CAPTCHA because they ask users to fill out a text box, usually by answering a simple question like, 2+2= [ ]. With some plugins, you can add several questions to your custom CAPTCHA, which can by cycled randomly to further help reduce spam from your contact forms.
For website-wide protection, which includes contact forms, comment filters, and other ways to reduce spam, you can install an antispam plugin. These programs take advantage of blacklists filled with words, names, email addresses, and more to help reduce spam throughout your entire website. Some plugins include options to add CAPTCHA to your contact forms, so be sure to take a look at all the security options that are included.
We Can Help Reduce Spam from Your Contact Forms and Inbound Leads
If you want a dedicated team that will help you reduce spam from your contact forms and inbound leads, contact Big Rig Xpress today to get started.