Getting bombarded with spam is a big headache. You put it out there, hoping to generate more leads and – BAM! – you’re hit by bots.
Suddenly, your comments are filled with gibberish and dodgy links, and you’re getting bombarded with spam emails. It’s not only a waste of time and resources, but it also creates a bad impression for visitors to your site.
Don’t take it personally – in fact it’s kind of a back-handed compliment – spammers are trying to hitch a ride on your success. The spammer’s end goal is to increase the clickthrough to their own website and improve their search engine ranking.
Don’t panic! Anti-spam filters can drastically reduce the amount of spam on your site. In the past, filters have been pretty annoying though – you know, proving you’re human by deciphering some crazy lettering or finding all the traffic lights…
Not only annoying but slow too, leading to a high bounce rate and lost opportunities. A study by Google revealed that 53% of mobile users abandon sites with more than a 3-second delay.
At TunedWP we keep up to date on anti-spam solutions for your website. We’re here to help you beat the bots and keep your online customers coming back.
For a while, reCAPTCHA was the best spam protection we could offer. However, the load speed and frustrating image recognition tasks were a big drawback. We also tried Honeypot, which was a lot faster on the page load, but wasn’t as effective in stopping the bots.
We now use and recommend CleanTalk, which operates behind the scenes – invisible to visitors – and provides the best available spam protection. So, there’s no tricky task to fill out and your page loads faster as well.