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Icegram vs GetSiteControl: Which converts better?

Last updated on July 29, 2016

Keeping your visitors engaged on your site has been one of the biggest requirements of online businesses and blogs.

Visitors engagement can be fruitful in many ways:

  1. More chances of visitors converting into customers.
  2. Lower Bounce rates.
  3. Better SEO rankings due to higher dwell time!

There are lots of tools available to keep your visitors engaged, making sure that they don’t leave your site quite early. Out of those, we’re comparing two famous tools – Icegram and GetSiteControl.

But, there’s a difference:

Although both the tools are specifically made for conversions and visitor engagement, both of them are different; looking at the types of tools they provide and in the sense that Icegram is more oriented towards WordPress while GetSiteControl is a SaaS application.

Let’s move onto the complete comparison of Icegram vs GetSiteControl, how they compare against each other, and which tool can provide you better results!

Icegram v/s GetSiteControl
Which tool provides better results?

Although Icegram and GetSiteControl being different in nature, their goal is same – providing better conversions and more visitors engagement.


Both these plugins are listed on So you can easily download them and activate it on your website. However, here’s a thing to note:

After you activate GetSiteControl you have to first sign-up and only then can start using it.

On the other hand, there is absolutely no sign-up needed for using Icegram. You can direclty activate it and start creating your optins right away.

The main difference between both these tools is their architecture.

Icegram is divided into Optin Types where each of the optin types can be highly customized according to the requirement.

GetSiteControl is divided into goals and each goal provides all the optin types available.

Optin Types

Icegram Optin Types
Icegram Optin Types


Icegram provides a wide variety of optin types( 4 free + 8 premium) to ensure that your optin stands out from the crowd.


While on the other hand, GetSiteControl provides only 4 optin types to the industry standard ones.

The below table represents the complete overview of Optin types of both the tools:

Optin TypeIcegramGetSiteControl
Header/Footer BarsYesYes
Tab WidgetsYesYes
Inline MessagesYesNo
Toast NotificationsYesNo

With this, it’s clear that Icegram provides you with the flexibility to show your optins in so many extra ways!

GetSiteControl provides you only 4 Optin types whereas Icegram provides a whopping 12 Optin Types! Click To Tweet

A greater advantage with Icegram is – It’s a WordPress plugin, so many more possibilities are still available like Widget Area and Below Content optins and more!

Use Cases

Use cases refers as to how you use the optin types for your audiences- ask for a sign-up, display important optins, ask visitors to follow your brand on social media, etc.

GetSiteControl Goal Types

Goal TypeIcegramGetSiteControl

As you can see, GetSiteControl is more about keeping your visitors engaged while Icegram focuses more over better conversion rates!




Icegram provides the option to add ANY MEDIA FILE-png image, gif image, video,etc. to the optin types even in the FREE version.


On the other hand, GetSiteControl provides the option to add ONLY IMAGES and that too only in PLUS and PRO version. 



Icegram is a customization wonder. You can customize each and every theme template, change background and button colors. Also, you can write your own CSS to beautify the content in optin types.

Icegram provides 20 free themes. It has a whopping collection of 74 awesome themes(Free+ Paid).

Icegram Customization Options
Icegram Customization Options

Icegram's new feature Gallery provides you with some of the most beautiful templates premade for you. Click To Tweet You don’t have to do all the hard work; they’re completely ready for instant use!


On the other hand, GetSiteControl provides pretty basic customization features. It looks pretty plain. There’s no modern design, no unique look. All are those same good old square designs.

GetSiteControl Customization
GetSiteControl Customization




Icegram doesn't have branding in any of it's optin types; not even in the FREE version. Click To Tweet



On the other hand, GetSiteControl has branding in it’s free as well as Plus version. Branding is removable only in the Pro version.

Behaviour Triggers

Both Icegram and GetSiteControl are at a cutting-edge when it comes to Behaviour Triggers. Both provides robust options of triggering optins.

Have a look at the below table:

Show TriggerIcegramGetSiteControl
Exit IntentYesYes
After % ScrollYesYes
After Timed DelayYesYes
After User InactivityYesNo

As you see in the above table, Icegram has got a little edge over GetSiteControl providing a trigger to show a message after the user is inactive for x seconds.

Hide TriggerIcegramGetSiteControl
CTA Button ClickYesYes
Timed DelayYesNo
Showing Another MessageYesNo

Here again, Icegram has got an edge over GetSiteControl providing more Hide Triggers.

Note: These advanced Icegram triggers are possible through the Behaviour Triggers Add-on.

Targeting Options

Icegram Targeting Options
Icegram Targeting Options


GetSiteControl Targeting Options
GetSiteControl Targeting Options

Targeting can be super-beneficial when done the correct way. If you show correct messages to correct people, your conversion rates doubles if not triples!

That’s the real potential of targeting.

Let’s check out what targeting options that Icegram and GetSiteControl provides:

Targeting OptionsIcegramGetSiteControl
Visitor ActionsYesYes
IP AddressesYesYes
WordPress Post-PagesYesNo
UTM TagsNoYes

Here’s where GetSiteControl gets an edge over Icegram.

While the more important WordPress post-pages targeting options is available in Icegram and not in GetSiteControl, it lacks behind at targeting by Browsers and OS as it’s a WordPress plugin.

Email Providers Integration

After successfully converting a visitor to into subscriber, you need to forward it to your mailing list provider.

Icegram integrates with ALL mailing list services while GetSiteControl integrates with ONLY 6 services. Click To Tweet

These includes MailChimp, AWeber, Constant Contact, Campaign Monitor, ActiveCampaign and Mad Mimi.

So, if you are with some another mailing list provider, you can’t integrate your subscribers with them, or you’ll have to wait until GetSiteControl brings in integration with them.


With Icegram, you can create unlimited campaigns with 20 High Converting Themes, and some powerful targeting options in the free version.

If you want to extend its functionality, Icegram provides different add-ons separately priced. So, you can choose the one which you need. There’s also a Super-Bundle pack which consists the major add-ons packed-in together for $99/year.

With GetSiteControl as well, you get to create unlimited Goal Types and customize them fully in free version but you are forced with their branding. There’s also a Plus version which has branding priced at $96/year.

And if you want to remove their branding, you need to purchase the  Pro version priced at $192/year.



Which one’s better?

If your aim is converting your site visitors into subscribers, Icegram should be your preferred choice.

If your aim is getting more traffic and engagement with survey and contact tools, GetSiteControl should be your choice.

Which one would you prefer? Let us know in the comments below.

2 thoughts on “Icegram vs GetSiteControl: Which converts better?

  1. Nice article, guys.

    However, GetSiteControl does offer a WordPress plugin, so this bit is not exactly accurate:


    1. Hi Ksenia,

      Thank you for getting it to my notice. I did some testing and added the Sign-up section to give readers a clearer view on how to start using these plugins.

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