No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA - robots need not apply!

05 Sep 2016

One of the problems many website owners face is a frequent barrage of spam and abuse of their online contact forms. Robots and abusive scripts are constantly hunting the web for sites which allow them to submit their nonsense. One of the most popular forms of protection has been what is most commonly known as the Captcha box.

Old style text reCAPTCHA

Basically, random words or numbers with a distorted effect would be presented to the user, and they would have to type in what they were reading. This tended to stop the robots in their tracks, as in most cases only a human eye could decipher and type in the text.

However, as the robots got cleverer, these methods started to become more complex which ultimately lead to a more negative user experience, which could put off potential customers completing the forms.

Fortunately, over the last 12 months Google have been rolling out their "no CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA" tool, which asks for a simple 'tick in the box' to confirm if the user is not a robot. With their Advanced Risk Analysis algorithms, this is by far the best way to combat this issue.

New style reCAPTCHA tick box

So, if you need to ensure all your website users are just like Number Five, who of course is most definitely alive, simply give us a call about how we can implement the "no CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA" tool on your website.

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