3 Ways To Prevent Spam On Your Website
Spam is an issue businesses may face on their website. From spammy blog comments to fake contact form entries, this can get in the way of actually reaching your customers and hurt your SEO. Thankfully, there are tools and strategies that can cut down on the spam you receive via your website. Here are 3 ways to prevent spam on your website.
#1: Restrict Blog Comments
You may not want to turn off blog comments altogether, but leaving them completely unrestricted can lead to spammy links being placed in the comments. This can reduce your trustworthiness to someone viewing your blog. Most content management systems (CMS) allow you to restrict who can comment such as they have to have an account with that CMS. You can also set it so that you have to manually approve the comments before they are publicly available. This cuts down on blog spam.
#2: Ensure A Secure Connection
Your website should have “https://” at the beginning of the URL. If it says, “https://” this indicates a connection that is not fully secure. This can leave you vulnerable to hacking and spam. You may have to pay for a secure connection, but it is completely worth it. In fact, many browsers prevent their users from visiting insecure sites altogether.
#3: Invest In Anti-Spam Software
Plug-ins and other anti-spam software are out there to protect your contact forms and website. It generally has a small cost associated with it, but prevents spam from coming through your contact forms and other modes of communication on your website.
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