Is spam a real problem with your contact forms?
You certainly wouldn’t be alone. Spam affects every website at some point and can be a real pain.
However, spam isn’t just an inconvenience or an annoyance. It can be so much worse than that.
Spam can drastically decrease the health of your website. When spammers clog your servers up, your website performance and speed is reduced. This then affects Google’s view of your site and can harm your search engine rankings.
Yes, that means you have less reach, fewer people finding your website and of course, reduced sales and conversions.
If you’ve been putting off dealing with spam for a while now because it’s just been an annoyance, think again! We urge you to take action today, because the problem is likely bigger than you imagine.
Luckily for you, as spam becomes a bigger problem, more solutions become available.
Invisible spam protection is included in the Formidable Forms lite version.
Reduces strain on your servers and improves website speed
Reduces the amount of time you spend on spam submissions
Improves your conversion rates and boosts your business
I think I fell in love. Thanks for this awesome plugin!Justin Schüler (BN Ventures)
As a powerful online form builder, we’re fully aware of the damage spam can do to your website forms.
That’s why we take it so seriously.
Our spam protection is instant, powerful and comes with multiple options right out of the box.
This is automatically added to ALL your Formidable forms so you don’t even have to lift a finger. You get solid protection, without the extra hassle of setting it all up.
Most importantly, Honeypot spam protection does not harm user experience or your conversion rates. It is completely invisible to your users when they submit a form.
A few years ago, Google’s CAPTCHA spam protection was retired when they realised it no longer performed the way they’d hoped. Spammers naturally got more effective at what they do and Google responded with an advanced upgrade – reCAPTCHA.
ReCAPTCHA is designed to automatically judge whether a user is a human or a robot. You’ve no doubt seen this when submitting forms on websites yourself.
Formidable supports and includes reCAPTCHA fields for you to use in your forms. We support both the V2 checkbox, and the latest Invisible reCAPTCHA which goes one step further. This is fantastic spam protection, with the added benefit of not damaging user experience in any way.
Akismet works by detecting and preventing spam by comparing words, email address and IP addresses to a constantly updated list.
It works by running hundreds of tests on each form entry to determine whether or not to allow each form submission.
Akismet is used by millions of websites and blocks many more spam comments and submissions. According to their website they block around 7.5 million spam submissions per hour.
Akismet protection can be enabled simply by activating the Akismet plugin on your website, and by turning it on within your Formidable form settings.
This has long been a front-line defense against spam.
It allows you to block certain words, phrases or IP addresses that you know will trigger spam submissions. These conditions are added to your blacklist, which protects your forms from future irrelevant or harmful submissions. This gives you extra control over exactly what you want to block.
Setting all of this up is made by Formidable Forms simple to use interface. We want to make it as easy and non-intrusive as possible for you to get the protection you need.
With spam protection like the examples above, you’ll save so much time and energy. Your website will perform better and you can concentrate on running your business, rather than worrying about spam.
So, don’t wait until your website drops further in the rankings. Take action today, stop spam and boost your conversions.
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