Collect User Feedback

Conversation between your team can be a great way to collect feedback and iterate, but what about users? Their voice is extremely important as you write documentation and should be acknowledged and incorporated as often as possible. Depending on how you publish your documentation, there are several ways to collect user feedback on your content.

Help Site

Help sites are a great place for collecting feedback because you can provide a really interactive experience. Here are some ideas:

  • Expose the Confluence comment section at the bottom of your pages. Great for conversation; beware of trolls and spam. Also, all comments are anonymous unless you have external user licenses.
  • Embed a third party commenting tool, like Disqus 
  • Embed a Jira issue collector on each page to collect users' thoughts and submit them as Jira issues for your team
  • Add a call to action on each page for submitting a support case

Documents

Getting feedback from published documents can be a bit more tricky, but there are a few ways you can do it:

  • Add an interactive link or QR code in the page footer that links to a feedback submission form on your site
  • Add a phone number that goes to a voice mailbox you can access. Make the message fun, and make sure users know you care about their thoughts
  • Put a general feedback email in the footer

With whatever approach(es) you take for feedback collection, be sure you follow your organization's privacy policy.

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