Plugoo Alternative – Use Google Chatback To Chat Online With Visitors To Your Blog / Website

Try Out The New Chatback Badge Of Google Talk For Instant Communication With Blog/ Website Visitors

In the past we have seen couple of services that allow you to chat with your visitors online – Plugoo chat, Chat creator and a few Plugoo alternatives.

If you are a Google talk user, you can now instantly communicate with your blog/ website visitors with the help of “Chatback badge of Gtalk”, a unique communication tool by Google. This chatback badge allows blog/ website visitors to communicate with the website owner or bloggers via chat even though the visitors haven’t joined Google Talk or do not have a Google Account.

Chatback badge is much more beneficial as compared to other conventional communication methods such as leaving comments or feedbacks as it allows instant online chatting with website owners/ bloggers if they happen to be online. The communication or conversation amongst the two parties is direct and private.

Creating a badge and putting it on your website/ blog is the first thing that you need to do if you wish to initiate this chatback badge service. The badge shows an offline, available or busy status adjacent to your name to help the visitors know your online status. Chatback badge by Google uses a web-based platform and hence does not require the visitors to install/ download anything.

Gtalk Chatback badge automatically generates a new window to enable chatting between the two parties so that you can continue to chat while you browse the net. If you wish to try this excellent communication tool, just create your badge by going to Google Talk Badge.

Incase you have an account in Google Apps, just go to Google Talk Domain (“DOMAIN” here stands for your domain name, hence you’ll have to replace it with your actual domain) for creating a chatback badge. Now copy the HTML and paste it in the page in which you wish to display the badge.

You will see a Google Talk bubble displaying your present online status together with the message that reads “Chat with [name]” ([name] would either be your name or anything that you have selected as badge title). Once you see this huge Google Talk bubble on your website page/ blog, you’ll know that your instant communication tool is ready to use.

If I Delete a contact on GTalk / Google Chat, Will The Contact Be Able To Still Read My GChat Status?

This is a common gray area a lot of people are looking for solution. You may not want someone specific to read you Google Chat status, as the status is personal to you. The answer to this is simply NO. There is not such feature in Google chat that allows you to showcase your status message only to a selected few recipients (may be something Google might want to look into ;)).

The simplest way you can keep a contact from reading your status message is by deleting the contact from your list. Now that’s not really a reliable way to avoid something from happening. But since, this doesn’t seem to be a normal use case G has kept itself away from it.

Now assuming that you deleted the contact from your list, but the contact has not deleted you from their list, then you still will be on his contact. He’ll not be able to chat with with, nor see your status message because you would have deleted him from your account.

Now if you are wondering whether he can send emails to you, then the answer is yes, unless you set up a filter which forwards his emails to the thrash bin ! I’ll write how to achieve this one soon !

Related read: How to block a contact from gtalk.