Dialogflow Website Chatbots

Check out my courses Learn Dialogflow ES and Learn Dialogflow CX if you would like to learn Dialogflow in depth. 

Updated: August 2021

Here is a quick overview of the 7 ways you can add a Dialogflow chatbot to your website.


[00:00] Introduction

[01:09] Integrated Web Demo

[01:46] Dialogflow Messenger

[02:36] Hosted SaaS

[02:50] WordPress Plugin

[03:30] Live Chat 1-Click Integration

[04:30] Live Chat Custom Integration

[05:30] Fully custom integration

Why I deleted the old material

I used to have a lot of material on building website chatbots, but I have deleted most of it because a lot of it became quite outdated and would be misleading to readers.

Especially with respect to what I actually recommend to my readers at the moment. It has been more than 3 years since I first started writing about website bots, and quite a lot has changed during that period.

A good example is Zoho SalesIQ which was so-so when I first started using it. When v2 was released in ~ June 2021, it became the best option in my opinion.

My recommendations

As of August 2021, my recommendation would be to use Dialogflow Messenger if you need a free website chatbot, or Zoho SalesIQ if you want a more feature rich but paid website chatbot which has a 1-click integration with Dialogflow ES.

Additional resources

Zoho SalesIQ vs Dialogflow Messenger

Why I recommend Zoho SalesIQ

Zoho SalesIQ Answer Bot vs Codeless bot builder


If you want to learn the topics in depth, I recommend the following paid courses:

Dialogflow Messenger Example Bots

Zoho SalesIQ chatbots

The Zoho SalesIQ chatbots course is still being updated, and will have a higher price and a lot more material by end of 2021.

The BotFlo app gives you many tools which can speed up your Dialogflow bot development

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Dialogflow CX Beginner Tutorial

Dialogflow ES vs CX using a Decision Tree Bot

Intro to NLU for technical non-programmers

Better Dialogflow ES Bots Using the CTFS Framework

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