In this article we are going to explain all the steps to follow in order to setup the Spam Form Protector Add-on. 

The first thing to know is that Brilliant Directories websites already include anti-spam measures like reCaptcha and honeypots, but spam is relentless. Bots always seem to find a way through a website’s defenses. That's why we decided to enhance the site's form security with Spam Form Protector by defining a set of keywords that most consider spam. The system will then block any submissions that contain those keywords.

In the past this add-on used to be paid, however since December 2018 it is Free for everybody. If this is not showing on the site please Submit a Ticket to have this installed.

Features & Benefits

  • List the specific keywords/phrases that the admin considers spam.
  • No limit for how many keywords the admin can blacklist.
  • Below is a list of recommended keywords to blacklist.
  • Form submissions containing spam keywords will be blocked.
  • Focus your time on the business instead of dealing with spam.

How to set it up?

1. Go to the admin and navigate to Settings >> General Settings.

2. Then click on the "Integrations" tab.

3. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and until the "Block Spam Keywords" appears, please add the keywords that will be restricted for the directory. 

Important: Below is a comma separated list of curated keywords and phrases that we have found to be commonly included in spam form submissions. 

Feel free to edit this list as see fit.

$$$, .ru, [/url, [img, [url, aceteminophen, act now, adderall, additional income, adidas, adipex, adultdating, advicer, air%20jordan, air jordan, air-jordan, airjordan, air%20max, air max, air-max, airmax, ambien, animated video, baccarrat, bdsm, bitcoin,, blackjack, bllogspot, bonus offer, boost traffic, boost revenue, boost your traffic, boost your revenue, boyfriend, carisoprodol, casino, cephalaxin, cialis, citalopram, click below, click here, click the link, click on the link, clomid, coolhu, crypto, cyclen, cyclobenzaprine, cymbalta, deposit now, discreetordering, domain=, doxycycline,, emailsz, ephedra, few clicks, fioricet, freenet, gamble, gambling, gdf, gds, girlfriend, goodoffers, hair loss, hair-loss, hairloss, holdem, hqtube, hot girl, hot woman, hot women, hydrocodone, incest, increase traffic, increase revenue, increase your traffic, increase your revenue, interesting offering, just click, jrcreations, lawyer-emails, levitra, lexapro, lipitor, lorazepam, lunestra, macinstruct, marketing video, meridia, naked, new%20balance, new balance, new-balance, newbalance, nike, ninja video, nude, offilive, opt out, opt-out, ottawavalleyag, ownsthis, oxycodone, oxycontin, paxil, percocet, perweek, phentermine, poker, porn, poze, propecia, protonmail, remove here, roulette, sex, slot machine, scryptmail, slotmachine, slot-machine, soma, sperm, thorcarlson, tinyurl, tramadol, tumblr, ultram, unsubscribe/remove, unsubscribe here, url=, valium, valtrex, viagra, vicodin, vicoprofen, video marketing, vioxx, website traffic, weight loss, weightloss, weight-loss, xanax, xenical, yopmail, zolus, cliptik, geroev, shayzam, khtyler, nando1, providier, datasoma, lagify, zdfpost, Б, д, в, ¬, ы, ж, и, Ч, П, Ђ, њ, µ, џ, Г, й, Я, Щ, 台, 北, 市, 萬, 華, 禾, 云, 室, 內, 設, 計, 報, 情, 戲, 遊, 有, 線, 麥, 克, 風, 擴, 音, 器, 無, 揚, 歌, 小, 蜜, 蜂, 專, 營, 教, 學, 及

NOTE: The admin can get very specific as to what they wish to block by using double quotes ( " ). For example, with this the admin of the website will be able to block the word "sex" and the system will not block location like Sexton, Iowa or Middlesex county in the UK.

4. Click on "Save Changes".

If there's a need to have the default list show up again, there's an option to reset the list:

When logged in as an admin of the website (clicking Visit Website) it will show the exact reason the form is not submitting.

This Spam Form Protector will work on the following forms:

  • Sign Up - Paid Member
  • Sign Up - Free Member
  • Website - Newsletter Footer
  • Website - Newsletter Sidebar
  • Website - Lead Form - Get Matched
  • Website - Contact Us
  • Listing - Write Review

From now on, the words that were added in the field above will be saved on the website. So if someone uses one of those words, the system won't let them submit the form. 

The admin can easily see forms that were denied due to SPAM Form Protector add-on in the Activity Tracker: