If you do not have a contact form, people probably tell you that you need one or you have been reading that you need one. Something to generate a lead will help your site greatly.
Your form could be for general inquiries or perhaps a form for visitors to ask questions as prompts for possible future posts. You might even have several different forms for different business services.
Your visitors arrive at your site because there is something there that they are interesting in at least seeing. In the case you do not have it, that form can help you fill that need.
What type of sites need a contact form or some type of lead form?
Answer: EVERY SITE!!!
It does not matter if you have a mommy blog or a regular journal. You never know when you might get questions asking for advice or even inquiries to advertise on your website. It could also mean other types of opportunities like products given in exchange for a review.
Not all inquiries are suited or are on topic for your blog entries, so the form is a great place to make sure you have a door open for your visitors.
In regards to your contact form, you should at least have the following fields:
- Captcha or Re-captcha type verification to prevent spam
If you have special questions you want visitors to answer in your form, like asking them if they want to subscribe to your site’s newsletter, you can add that.
There are many types of forms available to bloggers and site owners for most content management systems. There are quite a few contact form plugins available for WordPress alone.
I personally install Gravity Forms on my clients’s sites and use it on my own. It is very user-friendly and allows you to drag and drop fields in to create your own form. The plugin does cost, but is is well worth it.
Click here to visit Gravity forms. I will be sure to follow up with a thorough review of Gravity Forms as well.
Do you have a contact form? How long did you have your website open until you put up some sort of lead generation? Is your form standard or do you have any special questions that you ask visitors to answer?