Don’t put your email address on your website
What ! ?
Surely that is counterproductive – I want people to contact me. . . .
This also makes it very easy for spammers to collect your email address and add it to a spam database.
In fact, this can be done automatically by spam robots that electronically scan your website.
It does not even need to be a person viewing your website.
And it usually isn’t.
Adding your email address as an image instead of text will stop the spam robots.
But this antagonises real people viewing your website who want to click on or copy and paste your email address.
Remember – they want it to be easy.
So, you just cannot win . . . Or can you?
The best solution is to use a contact form in your website software.
This will usually have anti-spam features built-in as well.
And good contact form software will enable you to do many powerful marketing and information gathering things on your website as well.
The most significant of these being the building of an email database which is utilised for email marketing and increasing sales in your business.
If you are not sure about this, then just contact us at Hotpink Websites now.
Well, that is quite simple really!
What should you do now?
- Check your website for any references to your email address.
- Remove them, and replace with a contact form.
- Want some help or ideas? Just contact us at Hotpink Websites now.
Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved.
~ Barbara Johnson