Google Sites is a free website builder that allows you to create a website without any coding skills.
There are many templates to choose from and you can create a site that is uniquely yours.
You can also use Google Sites to create a blog or portfolio.
The contact form is a crucial part of any website, and without it, many users would not be able to contact the website owner.
This is because a contact form allows the user to enter their message to the website owner and sends it to them in a quick, easy, and efficient manner.
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Steps for Adding a Contact Form to Google Sites
This tutorial will thus teach you how to add a contact form on Google Sites. You can do so using Google Forms for free!
1. Get Started with Google Sites
To follow this Google booking form tutorial, you’d first need a Google Sites website.
If you don’t have it yet, you can learn to create one using this tutorial.
You can build any kind of website with this tutorial.
Next, we’ll explain how to embed a contact form on Google Sites. Head over to the Contact Us page on your website.
- Now, click on ‘Insert’ (refer to the screengrab)
- Locate ‘Forms’ and select it
2. Create a Contact Form with Google Forms
- Visit your Google Drive
- Click on New > Google Forms
- Name your Google Form. For this Google Sites tutorial, we’ll name it ‘Contact Us’
- Add a form description (check the screengrab)
- Hit the ‘+’ icon on the right-hand side
- Choose the type of answers. We currently have ‘Multiple choice’ selected. We’ll change it to ‘Short answer’.
- In the first field, type in ‘Name’. Turn on ‘Required’ if you want the answer mandatorily.
- Duplicate the field and rename it ‘Email’. Keep ‘Required’ turned on.
- Duplicate the field again and rename it ‘Phone number’. We won’t turn on ‘Required’ for this field.
- Now, tap the ‘+’ sign again
- Select ‘Paragraph’ this time
- Type in ‘Message’ in the field. We won’t turn on ‘Required’ for this field either.
- Remove any other default question from your Google Sites booking form
We now have a total of four fields on the Google Sites form.
Using this form, visitors can enter their name and email as well as leave their phone number and message if they like.
Now head over to ‘Responses’, and ensure that you have ‘Accepting responses’ turned on.
You can also create a spreadsheet and collect all your responses within it.
If you’re using customer relationship management (CRM) software and wish to email the responses instead, use Zapier to connect Google Forms with your CRM.
We have a separate tutorial on how to link Zapier with HubSpot CRM.
- What is Zapier?
- How to use it?
- How to connect it with Google Forms?
- How to connect it with HubSpot?
So, if your business is already using HubSpot CRM, you’ll benefit greatly from the abovementioned Zapier tutorial.
Now take these actions:
- Head over to ‘Settings’
- Tap on ‘Responses’
- Under ‘Requires Sign-in’, turn off the restriction (refer to the screengrab)
- Send a copy of responses to the responders if required
- Name the contact form in the top-left corner so that you select the correct form while embedding it on your Google Sites website.
- Customize the theme by tapping on the color pallet icon. For this Google Sites tutorial, we’ll add a header image. You can also change the font style & theme color.
- Preview the contact form (located next to the color pallet icon)
- Notice that visitors have to sign in with their Google account. To remove it, head back to the form.
- Tap on ‘Settings’
- Scroll down to ‘Presentation’
- Locate ‘Restrictions’
- Turn on ‘Disable auto-save for all respondents’
- Preview your form again.
Let us now embed it on your Google Sites website!
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3. Add a Contact Form to Google Sites
- Head back to your website
- Keep the contact page selected
- Select Insert > Forms
- Pick the newly created Google Sites contact form. In case you don’t see the form, you might have created it under a different Google account.
- Find the location where you want to add the Google booking form
- Click on your form
- Hit ‘Insert’
- Drag and drop the Google Sites booking form to its appropriate location
- Preview your contact us page
- Exit the preview. Go ahead and fill the form to make sure it’s working correctly.
- Hit ‘Submit’
- Head back to your Google form.
- Select ‘Responses’. You’ll find the response here.
And that’s how you embed a contact form on Google Sites!
Google Sites Contact Form: Easy to Use! (Video Tutorial)
The importance of booking forms on websites cannot be overstated.
A contact form is a great way to connect with your website visitors and potential customers – it”s a simple but necessary way to get feedback and have a conversation.
Without this form, you are missing out on a big opportunity to connect with your visitors.
Remember, the Google Sites contact form is easy to locate,easy to use and ideal for creating a form on your Google sites website.
Check out our easy-to-follow video guide below.