Chat widget: online & offline status

Posted by Ksenia Borisova on February 16th, 2016

We have recently introduced a new Chat widget feature we hope you will find useful. The Chat widget can now display two statuses - one when the operator is online and the other when the operator is offline. So your website visitors will always know whether there is an operator online and available to chat.

Not everyone can provide 24/7 live chat service and not everyone needs to do it really, it all depends on the type of website you have. Now you can chat with your website visitors when you have time for it and configure a friendly custom message for when you don’t.

Offline status in the Chat widget

What's new: MadMimi, ActiveCampaign, Campaign Monitor integrations and more

Posted by Ksenia Borisova on January 19th, 2016

GetSiteControl is now integrated with MadMimi, ActiveCampaign and Campaign Monitor

If you are actively using GetSiteControl you might have noticed some of the new features already, but if you haven’t, read on to find out about these recently added updates:

  • MadMimi integration
  • ActiveCampaign integration
  • Campaign Monitor integration
  • Free custom colors
  • API tagreting
  • Survey welcome page

Mad Mimi, ActiveCampaign and Campaign Monitor

Three new integrations are now available. You can integrate your account with Mad Mimi, ActiveCampaign or Campaign Monitor. It means that all the email addresses collected with a Subscribe, Contact or Survey widget will be automatically sent to the selected service and added to the mailing list you specify. So, if you are using any of these three services for email marketing we highly recommend setting up automatic export of the data collected with your GetSiteControl widgets. If you need help with setting it up, check these guides for step-by-step instructions:

How to integrate your Subscribe widget with Mad Mimi
How to integrate your Subscribe widget with ActiveCampaign
How to integrate your Subscribe widget with Campaign Monitor

New Chat widget is here!

Posted by Ksenia Borisova on November 12th, 2015

It’s been a little while since our last update but that’s because we’ve been working hard to bring you a brand new widget.

The seventh GetSiteControl widget is called Chat and it’s a live chat for your website!

Live chat widget for your websiteWith this new widget you can chat with your website visitors in real time. Live chat is a great engagement booster. You can help your existing customers and prospects instantly solve issues and find answers to their questions getting more happy customers and conversions as a result.

It’s free

The Chat widget is included in the Free plan, so you can add a live chat to your website for free! If you don’t yet have an account with us, create one, it will take less than a minute.

What's new: use native network colors for your Follow and Share widgets

Posted by Ksenia Borisova on August 13th, 2015
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Today we would like to introduce a small feature that can have a large impact on your website appearance. Will you please look to the right now. Can you see something different about the Share buttons we are using? That’s right, they are now different colors, each color being the native color of the social network.

Use native colors for social media Follow buttons on your website

You can change the color scheme of your own Follow and Share widgets in just one click: just open the necessary widget and check the check-box that says Use native colors of social networks. That’s it, very easy.

Use native colors for social media Share buttons on your website

It’s totally up to you to decide which option better suits your website design. You can choose to use native social media colors because these colors are strongly associated with the corresponding social media sites, so it can help your website visitors find the necessary Follow or Share buttons faster. On the other hand, a custom color can be a better match to your website design and just suit its overall appearance better.

Adding social media buttons to your website is very easy, but if you need help with it you can always check these how-to guides:

How to add social media follow buttons to your website
How to add social sharing buttons to your website

Floating buttons on the side of the page are the most popular position for social media links, but there are other options as well. You can choose to make your social widget into a top bar or bottom bar, a small panel at the bottom of the page, a slide-in or even a popup.

So, if you are looking for an easy way to add social media follow and share functionality to your website, we have the tools for you! Get them here for free.

What's new: survey logic and improved mobile view

Posted by Ksenia Borisova on July 28th, 2015

We have just released an update that includes some brand new functionality - survey logic! - and some improvements to the mobile version of GetSiteControl widgets. We will talk about the changes in the mobile view in a minute, but first let’s talk about survey logic.

What is survey logic?

In short, it’s sending respondents through different paths in a survey based on the answer they select. ‘Survey logic’, also known as ‘skip logic’, ‘conditional branching’ or simply ‘branching’ is when you are asked ‘Do you own a pet?’ in the first question and depending on what you answer you will see different questions after it. If you answer ‘Yes’ you might be asked what kind of pet you own. And if you answer ‘No’ then you might be sent straight to the end of the survey, see a ‘Thank you for participating’ message and be free to go, because all other questions in this survey just do not apply to you. That’s what survey logic is for, it allows you to ask the right questions to the right people.

Add skip logic (branching) to your website survey

A simple survey with no logic added is a linear set of questions in which questions go one after another and every respondent sees the same set of questions in the same order. With the help of survey logic you can create more than one path in a survey and make respondents see different number of questions or completely different sets of questions based on the answer they give.

AWeber & Constant Contact integrations, scheduler and more

Posted by Ksenia Borisova on June 25th, 2015

We have just released a bunch of new features, big and small, which we hope will help you manage your website widgets easier. Read on to find out how to show a widget only on Sundays, schedule widgets to start and stop automatically and use UTM tags to target specific groups of website visitors.

New integrations with AWeber and Constant Contact

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If you use AWeber or Constant Contact to send email campaigns you can now sync your Subscribe widget to either of these services. All the email addresses collected with your website opt-in form will be automatically sent to the necessary contact list.

Until recently you could only sync your Subscribe widget with MailChimp. The feature turned out to be useful and very popuplar among our users because it allows you to connect your opt-in form to a contact list once and have all the new subscribers automatically added to the list.

Obviously not everyone is using MailChimp for email campaigns. So we listened to what our users say and chose to add integrations with AWeber and Constant Contact. Are you using something else? Tell us about it so that we knew what to plan next!

What's new: A/B testing

Posted by Ksenia Borisova on May 27th, 2015

Today we have a new feature to announce: A/B testing. It means, in a nutshell, that you can create two or more versions of the same widget and have them tested to see which one performs better. A/B tests have been a popular tool for quite some time now because they allow to precisely measure the effect the changes you make have on your sign-ups, downloads, registrations or purchases and use this data to implement only the changes that are sure to improve your site’s performance and increase conversions.

New A/B testing feature in GetSiteControl widgets

How it works

Let’s say you want to know whether a different call-to-action in your Subscribe widget will get you more subscribers. Or maybe you want to know where better to place your Promo bar - at the top of the page or at the bottom. There may be hundreds of examples, but it all comes down to whether or not the changes you are planning will improve your widget’s performance.

And so you create two versions of the same widget and add them to a test. Every website visitor will only see one version of the widget which will allow us to measure the performance of each of the versions. You can check test statistics any time on the dedicated A/B tests page and when you think that the collected data is enough to make a decision you can stop the test and deactivate the less successful variants in one click of a button.

What's new: mobile view, targeting and more

Posted by Ksenia Borisova on May 6th, 2015

We have just released a bunch of new useful features and most of them are based on the feedback we receive from our users! So if you have suggestions, feature requests or any other comments, please don’t hesitate to share those with us. OK, here’s what’s new:

New mobile view

We have completely redesigned the responsive mobile widget view. If your website is responsive your popup widgets will no longer be minimized when viewed on mobile devices. They will still be displayed as popups and their size will be adjusted to fit smaller screens. Here are examples of how a Follow, Survey and Subscribe popups will look like on a mobile device:

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Bars, buttons and panels are now displayed in a minimized compact view when the site is opened on mobile devices.

Announcing the GetSiteControl Affiliate Program

Posted by Ksenia Borisova on April 21st, 2015

We’ve got a very exciting announcement today. We are launching a new GetSiteControl Affiliate Program which will let you earn money from every new customer you refer to GetSiteControl and even build a steady passive income.

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How does it work?

As with any other affiliate program, once you sign up you will receive your own unique affiliate link to www.getsitecontrol.com. You can share this link via email, IM, Facebook, Twitter, on your website or blog or anywhere else. Simply refer the customer to our website and we will do the rest. When a new customer follows your link, signs up for an account and adds widgets to their website you will receive a commission. And if this customer upgrades to a paid plan you will get 30% of all their payments. That’s right, there are no time limitations. As long as the customers you have referred pay to us you will continue to get 30% of whatever sum they pay.

How much will I earn?

You will earn $3 for every new active customer who signs up through your referral link and 30% of all their future monthly or annual payments for the life of their account. As you refer more and more new customers your automatic recurring revenue can really begin to add up. Your affiliate commissions will be paid every 30 days via PayPal.

New pictures for your widgets: owls, monsters and stamps

Posted by Ksenia Borisova on April 7th, 2015

We’ve just added a whole lot of cool new pictures to the gallery! You can add any of these pictures to your widgets in just a few clicks: all you need to do is open your widget, check the Add image check-box and then click Choose from gallery to browse all the available images. The gallery is becoming quite extensive, so we have divided the images into categories that should make it easier for you to browse the gallery.

And the new categories are:

Monsters!

We are already using one of these guys in the exit widget on our own website. Here’s the one we have chosen:

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This guy makes us smile every time we see the widget. And we’ve been told by some of our users that this fun widget was what made them stay on the website when they were going to leave!

If four-handed monsters are not your thing, we have 27 more monsters to choose from. Here are some of them:

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