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Olark is a nice website which provides a really simple and easy to use live chat widget for website owners. Live chatting with your site visitors is a great way to gather feedback in real time. With Olark you don’t need to install any extra software. Plus you could use your existing IM client like Google Talk, Meebo or iChat to chat with your site visitors without adding them to your buddy list.

Adding Olark to your site is a 4 step process. Enter your site address, choose a color theme for the chat window, choose an olark nickname and password (or add your existing IM account details) and finally get the link as well as the embed code for the chat box to put on your site.

live chat widget

website chat widget

Although Olark has various price plans starting from $5 per month to $149 per month, there is also a free plan which website owners can make use of.


  • Live website chat widget.
  • Quickly embed the widget. No need to download extra software.
  • Use your existing IM client like Gtalk etc to chat.
  • Use the app from your iPhone or Blackberry.
  • Both free and paid plans available.
  • Similar tools: Talkinator, TinyChat, ChatMaker, Chatzy and Stinto.

Check out Olark @

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  1. Anonymous
    May 20, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Thanx, will definitely try it.

  2. Carle
    May 20, 2010 at 6:26 am

    Thanks for your explanation about Olark, i like Comm100 Live Chat, zero-cost and has high availability.

  3. rana
    December 7, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    nice post, althpug i like the meebo one most for simplicity & scalability. check this article out:

  4. scr
    October 25, 2009 at 9:20 am

    Great post.I like the way how it is ordered to explain what olark is.