OptinChat Review: Collect Email IDs of Visitors with AI Chat!

by Deepak Kanakaraju on March 16, 2017

For most of the bloggers and publishers, the number one call-to-action on content pages is to get visitors to optin with their email IDs. Without building an audience, you cannot grow as a blogger, and one of the best ways to build an audience is to build an email list!

There are many ways get your visitors to optin. One of the most common methods is a lightbox modal that appears on the screen, either on page exit or after a few seconds of the website visit. But they are still forms and it can be a boring task to fill forms. Other methods include a top bar that collects email ID, modals that appear on link-clicks and optin forms below blog posts.

How about chatting with users and asking for their email IDs in an interactive way?

I have been experimenting with a new way of collecting email IDs called OptinChat and I have been surprised by the results.  Instead of collecting both name and email ID in a form, OptinChat chats with my users which first asks for an email ID and then the name. You can see it working on my site right now. It also pops up with a catchy ‘ding’ sound to grab the visitor’s attention.

This chat is not Live chat but looks like one. And we humans are wired to respond to chat messages! This chat module appears on the bottom right of websites. You can create a similar chat module and deploy it on your website within minutes, at no cost.

There is a question builder that you can use to configure the chat module and create a JS code that can be installed on your website.

Click Here to Get OptinChat for your website for free.

There is also a WordPress plugin that helps you deploy it on WordPress blogs! Or you can deploy the JS code directly on your WordPress blog.

Funnel Visualization

OptinChat also has funnels that help you visualize the stats. From impressions to unique views to emails collected, all the data is clearly shown in a funnel format.

Within a few days, I collected 223 emails on my blog with OptinChat. And the conversion is an insane 10.33%. Initially, it was 14%! This is more than 2x of my lightbox modal.

Downloading The Data

To download the names and email IDs you have collected, you can click on View Records and download a CSV file. It can also be filtered based on the date.

For now, all the leads can be downloaded only in CSV format, but direct integrations with other email marketing tools are coming soon.

Optimized for Speed and SEO

OptinChat doesn’t load via a static server but a CDN! It is optimized for the maximum load speed. The module also loads asynchronously and doesn’t affect your website’s page load speed or SEO in any way.

Security and Data Integrity

All your data is stored on secure servers, and the login area is secured by HTTPS. Your data is safe and cannot be accessed by anyone else.

Upcoming Features

Some new features that will be released at OptinChat include:

  • Ability to show different messages on different pages
  • Show images in the chat window
  • Conduct surveys/polls
  • Collect feedback and have it sent to your email ID
  • Collect phone numbers
  • Seamless integrations with major email marketing tools

Give it a try and leave a comment below about what other features you would like to see!

If you need integration with email marketing tools, let me know which tools you would need. OptinChat team will start building the ones that are most popular.

{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

Vikas March 16, 2017 at 11:11 pm

Good

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Mukesh Morwall March 22, 2017 at 1:15 pm

Without a doubt , your blogs have a lot of clarity .
Question – who is Deepak ? The one with Beard appearing on the Optin chat or the one who is on the Blog ?
However Appreciate your work . Thanks .

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Somyasish Das March 17, 2017 at 11:51 am

Well how we will know that the collected email ids were active or not…So there should be a features which can show whether the email ids were active or not

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joga singh March 17, 2017 at 5:04 pm

sir thank u for this useful article. I am learning a great deal from you

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bharathraj March 17, 2017 at 5:10 pm

this is awesome feature sir

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Abhinav March 17, 2017 at 6:41 pm

MailChimp, Aweber, and VerticalResponse

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Sanu Mondal March 17, 2017 at 7:40 pm

Thank you very much for this Info.

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Pritam March 17, 2017 at 10:04 pm

Hi deepak sir. How can I use the emojis on windows. The video shows for Mac but for a windows system, I am unable to find the combination to add emojis in the questions. Thanks

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jitender March 18, 2017 at 12:01 pm

thank you bro

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Shubham Garg March 20, 2017 at 1:11 am

Thanks , good article

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ALOK March 20, 2017 at 11:52 pm

It’s really Amazing to know about Optinchat. I will Surely Implement
to the Website for Email Marketing .

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Meena March 21, 2017 at 1:27 pm

What does unique views mean? Fresh?

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Madura Maha March 21, 2017 at 11:11 pm

great articles sir

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Benerg March 22, 2017 at 5:33 pm

After reading the article I came to know how to collect the emails by using Al Chat, but how can I install and get the mails?

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Deepak Kanakaraju March 22, 2017 at 7:39 pm

The video tutorial shows it how.

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ALOK DAS March 23, 2017 at 10:49 pm

Hello Deepak, You are always helping people like me.It’s been great working with OPTIN Chat Now am Feeling like great to work on my website , are people seeing the Magic how it’s been done.The Product is amazing thanks for Making such a nice Product.

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Asim April 6, 2017 at 5:39 pm

Hi Deepak,

Your post give me idea of building AI Bot for my website.
I am not sure you are owner of Optin Chat but I have develop previously AI BOT inside Display Ads.

If you need any customized Chat bot, you may reach out @digitaldevnet.

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Nitishk Gupta April 10, 2017 at 11:06 am

Hi, Deepak!
You’ve made a brilliant tool for bloggers to get more email subscribers easily! I like the sound feature as it gets visitors attention.

I want to suggest one feature that the tool should send the subscriber email to the owner. So that we can get notified instantly whenever a visitor submits his/her email.

Thanks 🙂

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Deepak Kanakaraju April 10, 2017 at 12:11 pm

Thanks for the feedback. We will add reporting features to it soon!

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Narinder kumar April 10, 2017 at 5:24 pm

Thanks for sharing a great feedback plugin.

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Shantanu Varun April 11, 2017 at 4:40 pm

Is it free? if not what are the pricing?

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Amarnath April 19, 2017 at 6:48 pm

Hi Deepak!

I am a regular visitor on your site and fond your articles. It is a very great source of information at one place. When I knew about ‘OptinChat’, initially I like it. However, during regular visit on your site, it started little irritating me. Even if I change the tab and come back on your site after a while, it pops up again.

My concern is, what if other people/ clients feel the same way? Is there any method we can prevent the pop up for regular visitors without sign in process?

Do reply…

Best Luck
Amarnath

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Deepak Kanakaraju April 19, 2017 at 9:11 pm

If you click no, it will not show up again 🙂

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Aliya April 20, 2017 at 3:52 pm

hey its a nice article, optin form is looking really good on my site and i love the way it interacting and the most important look of this optin form is, it is 2 step optin form which helps the users to understand in a easy way, i have already installed this optin form on my site that is http://www.tabsdigital.com and its looking fantastic in it. thank you for the help and will look forward for the more information where i can grab handful knowledge of Digital marketing and im very happy to stay connected with you Mr, Deepak. Even i have enrolled for your SEO mastery classes by paying some amount and those where very interesting one as well… will look forward for more in the future.

http://www.tabsdigital.com

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kathir April 25, 2017 at 11:39 am

Wow, Great and attractive tool to capture emails, Going to use on my blog. Thanks for this tool.

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ram May 9, 2017 at 1:52 pm

OptinChat is great help from Deepak sir for catching mail ids of traffic coming in. Can i know soultion to implement it in basic wordpress blog where we dont get ‘Add Plugin’ option

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Rebecca A. Farley May 13, 2017 at 11:51 pm

Hi,
Very Good Article
Thanks for sharing keep up the good work.

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Raman June 11, 2017 at 4:36 pm

I am in love with Optin Chat. This feature is mind boggling . Deepak sir , where is your leg man ? I wanna touch your feet.

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