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Let people/visitors contact you from your website

Tags: website

There are three ways to let people that visit your site contact you. Here they are in increasing complexity.

  1. An email address in the site's footer, header, and/or other page. I.e. "For questions/comments, contact hello@youraddress.com." This is often the best bet.

  2. An email form that people can fill out on the site. It includes space for 1. a return address, 2. a subject and 3. a body message. Emails are delivered privately to your "hello@youraddress.com" inbox just like any other email would be.

  3. A comments form that people can fill out on the site. It includes space for 1. a return address and 2. a body message. Comments appear publicly on the site for anyone to read, and you can moderate those comments (edit, delete).

Which is your preference?