User Voice and Get Satisfaction Feedback Forums

An easy way to obtain feedback from people who visit your website is to set up a feedback forum.  Some example of feedback forum providers include User Voice and Get Satisfaction.

It’s easy: just create an account, customize and implement a widget with few lines of javascript on your site and you’re off!  Unfortunately, I can’t embed javascript in my hosted blog, but when I move my blog to (soon!) it will be much easier to find.

The first level is free, but both companies have advanced versions of their product for small and large companies.  User Voice and Get Satisfaction both charge variable monthly fees depending on added features and functionality such as the level of customization, topic moderation and analytics.

What I really like about these products is that neither is invasive. Here are a couple options for embedding the script:

  • Add Feedback item to your Navigation Bar – Mine is currently under Contact and Feedback
  • Place the Feedback tab to the right or left side of your page.  When you click on the Feedback tab, the page goes dark and the Feedback box centers on the page.  But other then the minimalistic Feedback tab alerting visitors that they can give giveback if and when they choose to, the tool is hidden from the other information on your side.

See the screenshot below from the User Voice site.  The red tab on the left side says Feedback, and this screenshot is after the Feedback tab has been pressed.  The Feedback forum pops up in white.

User Voice Forum Screenshot

User Voice Forum

Once you click through and open the User Voice forum it looks like the below screenshot from my User Voice forum.  Currently, you can get there from my Contacts page or click on the picture below.  Please add some ideas if you have them and vote on the current ideas if there is something that interests you.

Lethal Sheethal's User Voice Forum

Lethal Sheethal's User Voice Forum

Here’s a screen shot of a Get Satisfaction feedback forum on another blog I mange – the Cumberland Block Association.  Same idea.  Once you click the feedback tab on the left side, the page goes dark and the forum becomes front and center.

Get Satisfaction User Forum

Get Satisfaction User Forum

Pretty cool and easy, no?

Here are some companies using Feedback Forums like these:

Please feel free to ask me about Feedback Forums.  If you know if any other online feedback tools, please share them below.


12 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Helene Cohen on October 8, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    Hi Sheethal,
    Hope you had a good flight to Peru. It was a pleasure to meet you at your party. I truly admire what you are doing on this trip. I loaned money to some of the entrepreneurs of Kiva; I spread it around to people in a few countries. Wishing you a safe, rewarding, productive time.


  2. Dear Seethal,

    Good Post!

    I would like to take this opportunity to introduce Zoho Discussions to you. It is an online forum, which can be used for various business scenarios namely, an intranet forum, customer support forum and a lot more, other than a feedback forum. You can view its features and solutions at

    I would also appreciate it if you could evaluate our product and post your reviews/feedback in your website. If you need a demo or for any further queries, please contact us at support@zohodiscussions.



    • Hi Sivaranjani,

      Thanks for your comment and thanks for introducing a new product to me. I will look into Zoho Discussions and post something about it on a future blog entry.



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