Why your Dialogflow bot doesn't work (and how to fix it)
Recently, I got an email from a reader:
"There are a lot of blackholes in DLF (sic: Dialogflow) where you just do not understand why it is not working and working somewhere else."
Do you feel the same way when your Dialogflow bot doesn't work as expected?
What is this bot saying?
You might say "Well, the puzzle is missing some pieces. If I could see all the pieces, I can be certain".
The pieces in the Dialogflow puzzle
In the same way, most people who work with Dialogflow get stuck and can't build their bots as quickly as they would like because they are missing one of the pieces of the Dialogflow puzzle.
So what are these missing pieces, exactly? Read on.
As a Dialogflow coach and consultant, I have helped many clients build Dialogflow chatbots (that actually work). I have also written nearly 200+ articles on the topic on this site. In addition, I have written many articles to answer the questions that people send in via my contact form and through the comments on my existing articles and YouTube videos. By Jan 2019, my Dialogflow focused YouTube channel had 100000+ views over all the videos combined. I have also helped many students implement successful bots through my online courses.
Not a programmer?
When people who don't have a programming background get in touch with me, they are usually concerned about a few things:
- Can I build a Dialogflow bot without complex coding?
- How can I avoid relying on developers?
- How can I understand all the Dialogflow concepts and when/how to use them?