Updated: August 2021
Here is a quick overview of the 7 ways you can add a Dialogflow chatbot to your website.
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to have a lot of material on building website chatbots, but I have deleted most of it because a lot of it became quite outdated and would be misleading to readers.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.
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.
If you want to learn the topics in depth, I recommend the following paid courses:
The Zoho SalesIQ chatbots course is still being updated, and will have a higher price and a lot more material by end of 2021.
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"The magic key I needed as a non-programmer" The custom payload generator was the magic key I needed (as a non-programmer) to build a good demo with rich responses in DialogFlow Messenger. I've only used it for 30 minutes and am thrilled. I've spent hours trying to figure out some of the intricacies of DialogFlow on my own. Over and over, I kept coming back to Aravind's tutorials available on-line. I trust the other functionalities I learn to use in the app will save me additional time and heartburn. - Kathleen R Cofounder, gathrHealth