Eliminating Spam Contact Forms

I have many lawyer clients who are sick and tired of getting 100’s of contact forms that are just full of gibberish and links from spammers. For one it’s a pain in the ass to go through them all to find legitimate forms, but it’s also a let down when you get a contact form from what you think is a potential new client, just to find its just another piece of spam!

The main solution is to make sure your contact form has a CAPTCHA feature, which makes the user manually fill in a # or keyword before submitting the form.

CAPTCHA stands for "Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart".

Here is an example of this form in action on a California DUI lawyers website. 

I had one lawyer who was getting 100’s of forms per day and since the setup of this new form, he has gotten just 1 in the last few weeks, so that’s a nice improvement!  You can’t stop someone from manually filling out the form over and over BUT you can stop spammers who use automated tools.

If anyone needs assistance with updating their current contact form setup, please visit my Legal SEO site.

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