Every web form can become a victim to spambots at some point. How you approach securing your forms can have an impact on your lead generation and customer experience. Most solutions can create hurdles and friction that discourage some visitors from filling out your forms. That's where a 'honeypot' spam trap can help.
Adding a honeypot makes it easier for Leadfwd to identify and suppress spambot submissions, without forcing your visitors to fill out a captcha or jump through other hurdles to complete your web form.
How does it work?
By adding an invisible honeypot field to your Leadfwd web forms that only spambots can see, we can more easily detect and suppress submissions that are not legitimate. A human visitor wouldn't have access to submit a honeypot field, only a bot would be able to see the field. Leadfwd automatically takes action to ignore these submissions.
Add a honeypot to your form
Adding a honeypot to your existing form is straight-forward and it can be added to new or existing forms. The honeypot feature exists as a field that you can drag and drop to your form canvas in the page builder.
If you're editing an existing page and you're deploying your form using our 'embed' method in your own page/markup, you'll need to export the updated form source for your honeypot to take effect.
If you're using Leadfwd to host your page and form, then there isn't any additional steps to take once you publish your changes. They will take effect immediately. As a reminder for users that are using the 'hosted' option, you can rebrand the URL for your form using your own domain. Read more about branded links.