Discount for Non-Profit Organizations

There are many organizations around the world that are doing amazing things to help others in need. We are very proud to announce that we will be supporting charitable and non-profit organizations by offering a discount of 50% OFF our premium plans.

You can find out more about what requirements are needed, as well as how you can benefit from this offer here: Discount for Nonprofits

If you are part of, or know someone who is part of, a not-for-profit organization then please get in touch with us. We would love to hear from you!

Educational Discount for Students and Teachers

In order to support educational institutions, we are happy to announce that we have now launched our Educational Discount program. Both students and faculty members, such as educators and university staff and their members, can now benefit from a discount of 50% OFF our paid plans (with the exception of the Enterprise Plan).

You can apply for your Educational Discount in your SurveyHero account: Apply for Educational Discount

This is something that we have often been asked about and we are excited to make it available to you now. You are welcome to spread the word and let others know about this offer.

Please send anyone you think may be interested here: Educational Discount, or if you have some feedback, please let us know!

Accessibility Updates for your Online Surveys

We want your surveys to be as inclusive as possible and that is why we have recently launched some updates to make your surveys more accessible for participants who may have disabilities and may require third-party screen readers or rely heavily on keyboard navigation.

By reviewing the structure of our surveys and improving the underlying HTML tags following the WAI-ARIA specification, we have made dramatic improvements to the way screen readers interact with the survey content. We also reviewed how accessible each question type was when being answered by only using the keyboard.

Click on the screen recording below to see a survey which was controlled only with the keyboard:

Participation using only keyboard

It is possible to fully participate in our survey only using the keyboard. Every item is read aloud by screen readers, allowing people with impaired vision to complete it as well.

We are always looking for ways to improve the accessibility of our online surveys. If you, or your participants, have any feedback, or have faced some problems related to accessibility, then please let us know.

Embed your Online Survey directly in your WordPress Website

We are happy to announce that we have just released the official SurveyHero WordPress plugin, making it easy for you to embed your online surveys into your WordPress website or blog.

WordPress is the most popular CMS choice for websites today and we are happy to offer you such an easy way to share your surveys with it.

You can find all details about the plugin and how it works here: 
How to Embed your Surveys into your WordPress Website

Easily Share your Online Survey using QR Codes

One of the most common ways for you to share your survey is to use a survey link. You can use this link to share your survey in an email, on social media, etc. However, sometimes you may want to share your survey on printed media such as a poster or flyer. This is where QR codes come in handy.

QR codes are perfect for print media as they allow potential participants to get to your survey directly by quickly scanning the code, rather than having to read and manually input a long survey URL.

For every “Survey Link” collector you create, you can now also generate a QR code as an image file. You can then take this image and place it virtually anywhere. Here is an example:

Try it out, scan the code above with a QR scanner on your smartphone and you will be redirected to the corresponding survey.

New Drag and Drop “Ranking” Question

We are happy to announce that we have another question type for you. The “Ranking” question allows your participants to order a list of choices by priority, opinion, etc., using drag and drop.

When a participant drops a choice into the right-side container, it will automatically be “ranked” by number.

Ranking Question

In your survey results, you will find detailed information about the ranking. The question’s items will be ordered by overall rank as well as show their distribution (how many times first, second, etc.).

Ranking Table

We are happy to include this question type in the tool for you and hope you find it to be a useful addition to your online survey.

New Question Type: Slider

We are happy to announce that there is a new question type available for you to use in your online survey. The “Slider” question allows your participants to select a position between two poles (e.g. “Poor” vs “Great”) by simply moving the slider on a scale from whatever numeric range you define (e.g. -10 to 10, one step at a time).

The slider is fully responsive and works also great on mobile devices.

You will be able to see which positions your participants have selected in your survey results both within the tool and in your exports.

The Slider question is a classic online survey question and we are happy to now include it in the tool for you!

Customize the “Thank You” Page Text of your Survey

When a participant completes your survey, they are normally shown a “Thank you” page. This page acts as a confirmation that they have indeed reached the end of your survey. Up until now, the text that was displayed on this page was fixed.

This has been made more flexible as you can now customize the text that is displayed to the participant on survey completion.

This is a great way to add a personal touch to your survey or if your survey is serving a specific purpose, like a contact form, to confirm the next actions that will follow based on their survey submission.

For more information on how to customize the “Thank You” page text, see here: How do I customize the “Thank You” page text of my survey?

Make your Online Survey Completely Anonymous

To collect true and honest feedback, it is often necessary to conduct surveys that are anonymous. Right now, you can do so by not applying any settings that might allow you to identify a response. You can then mention this e.g. in your survey invitation and within your questionnaire.

However, how would your participants know your survey is indeed anonymous? There is no way for them to verify that. Doubts regarding anonymity often lead to dishonest responses and skewed data.

Today we are happy to announce that we have made some updates to the tool and you can now offer a guarantee of complete anonymity to your participants. This is an option that can easily be enabled for each individual survey.

When this is active, we will show a label to your participants that officially confirms the anonymity of the survey. They can click on it for more information onto how we guarantee anonymity.

An ideal use case for this is e.g. when you would like to run an employee feedback survey. Informing the participants that their responses will remain anonymous will allow them to put their privacy concerns at ease and answer questions truthfully.

When you activate the option “Anonymous Survey”, we will automatically hide the email address, IP address, link parameters, meta data and any other piece of information that might allow the identification of a participant.

You can activate the “Anonymous Survey” option in your survey settings. To add one more level of protection, this setting cannot be deactivated once it has been turned on.

You can learn more about how we make surveys fully anonymous here: Conduct Anonymous Survey