Spam - How to manage it on your website
- by Urszula Richards
- 16 July 2014
SPAM. We all hate it.
When you’re a small business, with more than enough to do, dealing with unwanted emails from forms on your website is just an annoyance you don’t need.
A common way of preventing spam on website contact forms is by putting what is called a CAPTCHA. A CAPTCHA is an image with letters and numbers on it, which you need to then type into a box to ‘prove’ you are a real person. The problem with this is that if you’re anything like me, it can take a few goes (and often I just give up).
So including a CAPTCHA often will reduce the number of REAL enquires you are getting. Which kind of … defeats. the. point.
So here is one quick thing you can do.
- Log into your website weekly
- Remove all the spam entries.
- Feel cleansed.
If you're someone who prefers to see what to do and then try - I have recorded a 10 minute video for you on how to remove spam