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Spam - How to manage it on your website

  • by Urszula Richards
  • 16 July 2014
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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

The additional benefit of this, is that you can see if you missed and REAL enquiries, and know that your database is up to date. You could even use this as an opportunity to add new client leads into your database.  But more about that another time.

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