At Getsitecontrol, we’ve developed an easy-to-use online form builder to help you collect email addresses, conduct surveys, and stay in contact with your audience.
You’ll be able to create any website form within a couple of minutes even if you have zero technical skills. But the best part – you can easily customize it in terms of content, appearance, and targeting.
Here is just a couple of website form examples you’ll be able to create within minutes:
- 📧 Email subscription form
- 📝 Custom feedback form
- 👋 Floating contact button
- 📣 Poll & exit-intent survey
- 🛒 Custom online order form
- 🔶 And more!
By adding just a couple of tweaks to the fields and the copy, you’ll be able to turn a generic website form into a callback request form, job application form, a multi-page questionnaire, or anything else.
Sounds like something you were looking for? Then keep reading.
In this post, we’ll show you how to use Getsitecontrol website form builder and how to customize your online forms for 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 Continue → 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 check out the gallery of pre-designed form templates if you want to save time and use a ready-made solution.
If you’d like to change the look of your website form, you can do it on the Appearance tab. You’ll be able to adjust the colors, fonts, style, and, if necessary, size and spacing. Plus, you can select images, stickers, and GIFs from a built-in gallery, upload your own creatives, or import them from the web.
At this point, the form is ready to collect data. Just save it by clicking Save & close and activate the widget.
Add your email on the Notifications tab, to get notified each time someone fills out the form. You’ll be able to respond to those submissions directly from your inbox.
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 create an online form that looks appealing and is displayed to the right audience. 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 5 page positions available for it. Each position can be great for particular purposes.
For instance, most Getsitecontrol users tend to use modal popups and sticky bars for collecting emails; contact forms are typically added as panels or sticky buttons; and survey forms are often designed as slide-ins or fullscreens.
In the example below, you can see a right-side panel for a website feedback widget:
In the end, the choice of a form position on a webpage 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 feedback form or a Contact Us button, and most visitors expect to see it there by default.
Pick matching colors and add a creative
You can completely customize the look and feel of your website form on the Appearance tab. For instance, you may want to select colors and fonts to match the style of your website. When the form looks as an integral part of the website design (rather than a 3rd party element), it helps gain trust of your audience.
Besides, when creating a form, you can also choose a matching creative from the built-in gallery, upload your own image or import one from the web. 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 form text.
Incorporate various field types to get more context
When you create a custom online 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 the Getsitecontrol dashboard allows you to select the post-interaction scenario. In other words, when a visitor hits the Submit button, there are four options of what happens next:
- The next page of the form opens (for example, to display a “Thank you” message)
- The person who has filled out the form is redirected to another URL
- Another widget is launched upon button click
- The form simply closes
For example, if you want to provide additional information, encourage further actions, or deliver a promised incentive for filling out a form, you can set a redirect to another website page using the Open URL option.
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. Alternatively, 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 selected audience
As a next step, you may want to specify who sees a particular website form and where they are displayed on the website.
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 Show widget on these pages 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 other parameters.
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. In both cases, the Targeting tab settings will help you easily achieve your goal.
Use smart triggers to display website forms
Getsitecontrol website 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 specific page or anywhere on the website, scrolls down a certain percentage of the content, stays inactive for a while, or intends 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-in forms are more efficient when shown under conditions.
For example, those who have spent some time on a page or scrolled down at least 30-50% of your content are more likely to participate in a survey or subscribe to a newsletter.
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 is a versatile website form builder that can help you boost user engagement and collect leads. With its customization capabilities, you’ll be able to create forms and tailor them to your marketing needs. The best part is that you don’t need any coding knowledge to create, modify, or maintain the forms on your website. Register an account today and see it for yourself.