At Getsitecontrol, we’ve developed an easy-to-use online form builder to provide a single solution for collecting email addresses, conducting surveys, and staying in contact with the audience. It helps you create a website form within a couple of minutes, but the best part – you can deeply customize it in terms of appearance, targeting, and
Here is just a couple of examples to show what you’ll be capable of:
- Create a classic contact us panel, or turn it into a callback request form.
- Display a poll to ask your customers a question, or create a website exit survey to find out why they abandon a specific webpage.
- Add a generic email subscription form to your website shown to all visitors, or fine-tune audience targeting to increase conversions.
You got the idea. If the goal is clear, the options are numerous. In this post, we’ll show you how to use Getsitecontrol website form builder and how customization can help you achieve better results.
Let’s start with a short overview of the form creation process.
How to create a website form in Getsitecontrol
- Log in to your Getsitecontrol account.
- Click the +Create widget button and choose Collect emails, Contact visitors, or Conduct a survey – depending on your needs.
- Choose the template based on your initial goal and click the Choose & customize button.
- The Content tab is where you edit the copy and decide which field types you might need to collect the necessary information. Feel free to use templates for inspiration and time-saving purposes. For example, if you’re creating a contact form, the templates include a callback form, a complaint form, a job application form, and more.
- If you’d like to change the look of the template, you can do it on the Appearance tab: change the colors for the widget and, if necessary, its size and paddings.
- At this point, the form is ready to collect data. Just save it by clicking Save & close and activate the widget.
Now that you’ve created an online form, there are 3 more tabs in Getsitecontrol dashboard to help you tailor it to your needs. Below, we’ll go over the customization features available and show some examples of custom forms created with Getsitecontrol.
How to customize website forms in Getsitecontrol
Getsitecontrol feature-set helps you ensure the form looks appealing, is shown to the right audience and at the right moment. To give you a better idea of its capabilities, let’s see how exactly you can customize each form.
Choose the most relevant position on a page
When you create a website form, there are 4 page positions available for it. Most Getsitecontrol users tend to use modal popups and sticky bars for collecting emails; contact forms are typically added as tabs or panels; and survey forms are usually designed as slide-ins.
In the example below, you can see a right-side panel for a website feedback widget:
The final choice really depends on how attention-grabbing you want the form to be.
For example, normally, website owners are a bit more proactive when it comes to email list building – hence modal popups being the most popular choice for signup forms.
Meanwhile, the bottom right corner is the most frequently used spot for a contact form or a Contact Us button, and most visitors expect to see it there by default.
Pick matching colors and add a creative
When setting up your widget, you can completely personalize the look and feel of your form on the Appearance tab. Here you can select colors for each element manually so that they would match the colors of your website. That way the online form will look more like an integral part of the website design rather than a 3rd party element.
Besides, when creating a form, you can also choose a matching creative from our gallery, upload your own one or import it from your website or Instagram. We strongly recommend using this opportunity because visuals are known to increase user engagement.
Notice how eye-catching and enticing the email subscription form above looks because of the right creative that is aligned with the widget text.
Incorporate various field types to get more context
When you create a custom form in Getsitecontrol, there is a wide choice of field types you can use, including dropdown menus, checkboxes, radio buttons, email capture fields, and more.
For example, many use radio buttons on callback request forms to indicate the time slots available for a conversation. Dropdown menus are convenient for receiving additional insights on what the message is about, and what type of response might be expected.
Consider the example below: a custom order form includes several fields of various types so that site visitors could provide as many details of their order in one place as possible.
Decide what happens when someone fills out the form
The Contact tab on Getsitecontrol dashboard is not only the place where your edit the form copy. It also allows you to choose the after-interaction scenario. There are four options:
- Take the visitor to the next page of your widget for a “Thank you” message
- Redirect the person who has filled out the form to another URL
- Show a different widget
- Simply close the form
You can use the Open URL feature to provide additional information, encourage further actions or deliver a promised incentive for filling out a survey or subscribing to a newsletter.
If you promise an eBook or any other content in exchange for participation in a survey, you can display a download link after the form is filled out. Or you may want to add a discount coupon code as a part of your “Thank you” message.
Set up targeting to create website forms for select audience
As a next step, you may want to customize your forms in terms of who sees them and on which pages they are displayed.
The latter is quite self-explanatory: if you only want a form to be displayed on specific pages, just indicate their URLs on the Targeting tab in the Where should this widget appear? section. The former means that you can narrow down the audience that will be able to see the form based on their location, language, device, referral source and more. Say, you only need to conduct a survey among website visitors from a specific location. Or you want to customize your message for people coming from a specific referral source to make it more relevant.
Use smart start triggers
Getsitecontrol web form builder allows you to choose the exact moment to display the widget. Specifically, you can set a form to appear after a person spends some time on a page or on a website on a whole, scrolls down a certain percentage of the content, stays inactive for a while, or intents to exit. You can also set up a schedule to only have the form live on particular days or hours. These settings are also available on the Targeting tab, in the Start to display the widget section.
And meanwhile it’s a good idea to have contact buttons accessible at all times, in certain cases survey forms and email
opt-informs are more efficient when shown under conditions.
For example, those who have spent some time on a page or scrolled down at least
Besides, you might want to create a website exit survey form and ask visitors to evaluate your website before leaving or tell you why they are leaving in the first place.
Getsitecontrol allows for creating online forms for virtually all marketing needs you can think of. With its customization capabilities, you’ll be able to tailor them to your website and optimize conversions. The best part is you don’t need any coding knowledge to create or modify the forms at any moment. Register an account today and see it for yourself.