It's time to tell the world about a new type of Facebook Messenger Bot. This bot can make money, and people aren't talking about it yet. After all, there's always the possibility that folks just don't have the time or patience to develop a bot that is this good. So if you're looking for a way to get in on this ground-breaking platform, this is the article for you.
Chatbots are fantastic tools because they allow an agent (you) to take over for the human brain (a chatbot). A chatbot has a single-minded focus to be useful to its users. It will read out the text that has been designated as "intent", then use this intent to respond to whatever prompts the user. The bot understands a lot of human psychology – and if you can get a chatbot to communicate with humans in ways that you understand, then it becomes even more valuable.
Of course, to develop a useful chatbot, it's not enough to create a tool that accomplishes a simple task. You need to be able to convince the people using your bot that they should entrust their information to you.
To understand how to do this, you need to understand how a human thinks, and what's going on in their head when faced with a dilemma. In short, you need to be able to match what the user is doing, to what they've been feeling or thinking about.
A simple way to match what a user is doing to what they're feeling is to use a test "pretest". Every once in a while, you'll have the opportunity to run a small experiment on a small group of test subjects. Let's say that you're creating a Messenger Bot and testing it in a particular market (let's call it "market" – think of it as a seed), then you can "pretest" it in the Market as a sort of "mini-experiment".This should include some of your friends or current beta testers, and anyone else who's been receptive to beta testing. In the case of a market, it could include people who have been at the front of conversation – those who have been actively participating in the market.
This will help the program run more smoothly and end up saving you a lot of money. It also helps you determine if a particular Facebook Messenger Bot, and all Messenger Bots, will be effective. Also, it can ensure that the messages users are receiving will be meaningful, so that it won't feel like spamming.
You can run your test anytime during the day, but preferably on a weekend (evenings are best), preferably before lunch. You might want to test it in this time to get a feel for how the program works. Don't get discouraged if the test runs fail. It's perfectly normal and in fact quite common.
Once you've recruited your test subjects, then you need to answer the first question: What's it going to be used for? Now it's time to start thinking about what questions the test may ask. Is it designed to do work? Or to receive feedback?
Most of the time, testing an application on a real market (not the beta markets) will be sufficient. But if you find that the Messenger Bot needs to be tested on a larger market – perhaps a Fortune 500 market, or the Asian market – then you'll want to "pre-test" the bot by "playing" with it.
In this scenario, a Messenger Chatbot is given a set of pre-designated points of interest (PoI) and has to search for responses that match these PoIs. Don't worry too much about the quality of the responses being off-topic. If you get alot of traffic from these types of locations, this should be no problem.
During the test phase, test what the bot is capable of doing in terms of logic and creativity. You'll be surprised at what you discover. There are many great things that can be done with a Messenger Bot in the final release.