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Rainmaker
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

I use that Captcha for one of my email forms as it got spammed a couple of weeks ago as I was getting hundreds of email sign ups. It did the trick.

I would NEVER consider it as entrance to my site.  Terrible for user experience and would prob destroy SEO.  And, taxes your hosting resources anyway.

Apr 16, 2020 12:25 PM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I personally hate recaptcha, half the time I fill it out wrong or I see more traffic lights than they do.

 

I used Clean Talk spam filter/firewall when I briefly allowed comments on my articles.  It was good a blocking/preventing spam comments (which were all I got and why I no longer allow comments).

Apr 16, 2020 01:13 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Yes - used to submit a consultation request. 

Apr 17, 2020 08:30 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

No, if I, as a user, had to click on anything to get to a website, I wouldn't go.

Apr 17, 2020 05:12 AM
Rainmaker
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Marie Story
Coldwell Banker - Pinecrest (Miami) - Pinecrest, FL
Broker Associate, Pinecrest (Miami) Specialist

None.  Because they can get the same information on so many others sites without jumping through any hopes. 

 

Apr 16, 2020 02:45 PM
Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Not a fan.   Not at all.

Apr 16, 2020 02:10 PM
Rainmaker
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

I'd ask PropertyMinder (AccelerAgent) as they are my website provider. I leave all that to them.

Apr 16, 2020 01:42 PM
Rainmaker
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

it is a necessary evil. Gotta use it or some other form reactive gate keeping.

Maybe a 'bitcoin' slot.

Apr 16, 2020 12:27 PM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Yes, I have it. I've had it for years. Until I had it I got way too much spam mail/leads.

Apr 16, 2020 12:18 PM
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I just know that if you do not "play" captcha...you don't get in....

Apr 16, 2020 12:17 PM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I despise it as a consumer so I would never subject anyone else to it!  I always get it wrong by seeing more than it does.  I then lie and try the option for the blind - wow is that an eye opener (no pun intended) It tells you very rapidly to type some very lengthy response in that is impossible to grasp.  Annoying and frustrating to say the least.  

Apr 17, 2020 12:45 PM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Nope.

Apr 17, 2020 10:55 AM
Rainmaker
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Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

Spam? Sure, but I have never gotten more spam than i could handle so never saw it as a necessity. It drives potential leads away and it costs too much money to get leads to put any kind of road block in their way. I have never been afraid of the delete button even though some see it as an insurmountable task .

Apr 17, 2020 04:30 AM
Rainmaker
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

I don't have reCaptcha on any websites. I've seen it, used it & have taken away some good ideas for passwords from it. 

Apr 16, 2020 04:27 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Nope and I wouldn't add one.

Apr 16, 2020 02:28 PM
Rainmaker
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

No I don't & neither is the contact form protected with this. AR is but that's it.

Apr 16, 2020 01:30 PM