Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Why use contact forms?

by Ted Peterson

Individuals and businesses for an easy communication form use contact forms for their guests. This gives all visitors a way in which to communicate with your business or with you, regarding all kinds of things from questions about products to ordering your products and services. Many contact forms can also be used for gathering information for survey questions, polling visitors on various topics, or allowing visitors to join your newsletter.

When companies post their emails addresses on their websites it opens the door for spammers to send you all kinds of emails that you more than likely do not wish to receive, this can include advertisements, pornography, and other such material. If you run a business weeding through all the spam emails to find the ones you really need or wish to read can be a very time consuming chore. On the other hand, if you use a contact form, your email is hidden from the human eye. Of course, this does not mean that you will never receive spam, but with the newest technologies available with our contact forms you will not receive as much as some.

There are such things out there called email harvesters and bots that can either retrieve your email by visiting your website and seeing the posted address or by the way of bots that can retrieve email addresses even behind the scenes. There are even some bots that can write in the fields you have on your form to send you spam submissions. With our contact forms you will have an advantage as we have a hidden anti-spam form field that the human eye cannot see. The bot of course will see this field and fill it in. When this occurs, the submitted content will automatically be discarded as spam.

Using contact forms is a better way in which to protect not only your email address, but personal information that might be included on the contact form from your visitors. You will be protecting not only yourself and your business but all that wish to correspond with you through the contact form. Bots will not be able to retrieve any of the information supplied by yourself or by your visitors.

With contact forms on your website you will be able to give your visitors the ability to communicate safely and effectively through a website form, thus giving them a more secure and reliable communication system. With this in place, you will see an increase in community interaction and comments for your surveys and polls.

Using our contact forms is so easy; you do not need to know html, any technical knowledge, and can work on any web server. Our wizard will guide you through the process step by step so you can create the exact contact form while including all the questions you may need without any hassles of learning a computer language. All you do is fill in the information, copy the code that is generated, and then paste the code onto the appropriate page of your website.

About the Author

Ted Peterson writes for 123 Contact Form , a free service that helps you integrate HTML forms into your website.