frequently asked questions (FAQ) bots

FAQ bots are a special type of bot that provide a more interactive and effective alternative to traditional FAQ Web pages. Simply upload a spreadsheet with questions and answers to create your FAQ bot in minutes. Here are the steps in more detail.

create faq bot

Go to BUILD CHATBOTS page and select to create a new bot, then select FAQ as an option.

To enter your questions and answers, you can either upload a CSV file, or enter them one by one on the Web page. You may optionally add “Equivalent questions” for each question to help the AI engine better understand the question to more accurately match it with user-submitted questions, as shown below.

Then, click on “Build FAQ Bot” to submit the FAQs to the AI engine. This may take a minute or two.


An FAQ bot is deployed in the same way as a Flow Diagram bot. You can deploy by following the instructions when you click the “Save & Publish” button inside the FAQ bot building page, or by later clicking the Deploy button next to the bot in the BUILD CHATBOTS page.

continuously improve and enrich the faq bot

To add, remove or modify the FAQs of an FAQ bot, you can Load it, inside the Deploy Chatbots page, modify it, and then click again “Save & Publish”. The already deployed bots will be automatically updated.

But what is more exciting, is that SmartBot360 offers an effortless way to monitor the usage of an FAQ bot and improve it. For that, first go to the ANALYTICS page.

Then, select an FAQ bot (as an example, UCRStudentHealthFAQ2 in below screen) to view its usage over time.


Scroll down to see the FAQ-specific analytics, specifically how often each question was asked, but more importantly which questions were unanswered, that is, they could not be matched with any of the existing questions.

Click “Add” to include an unanswered question to the FAQ bot. If an equivalent question is already in the FAQ bot, select that question in the “Alternate form” dropdown box, instead of filling the “Answer to the Question” textbox. The already deployed bots will be automatically updated to include the new FAQs.