We have just launched a great new way for you to collect responses for your online survey: You can now make your survey “pop up” on your website or blog!
Everything loads super smooth and looks seamless and integrated. The best part is, your survey participants will not need to leave your website to participate!
We wanted to make it as easy as possible and allow you to display it on your website exactly the way you need. To make it happen, you only need to add one line of code to your website.
All settings can be managed from within your account, you do not need to change any code. You can define how the survey should be displayed as well as when it should appear.
The when is particularly interesting: You can trigger it manually, with a link or button, just like in the example above. Or you can also set automatic triggers to determine when the popup should appear.
Here are some of the automatic opening options that are available:
Open immediately or after a certain time
Open after a certain amount of page views
Open when a visitor tries to leave your website
To get started, simply create a “Web Popup” collector in your survey. Go try it out now: Login
When you are collecting open text answers from participants in an online survey, one problem you may run into is that there is no limit to the amount of text the participant can submit. This can become frustrating when you only really require a short answer from the participant and you end up getting a small essay.
Today we are happy to announce that you now can limit open text answers to a maximum number of characters.
When this option is active, the user will see a counter on the bottom right corner of the question. This will update live as the user types, providing some feedback to show how many characters are still available.
We are happy to announce that you can now add a “Summary Page” at the end of your online survey.
The answer summary page contains all the questions in your survey including the participants answers. This page allows your participants to review their own given answers as well as to save/print them before submitting.
Participants will be able to print or create a PDF export of a nicely formatted version of their answers. It will clearly display each question and show which answers they have given.
If the participant sees an answer they would like to change, they can simply go back and change it.
Most surveys have a specific time frame for participation. You launch your survey and after a specific amount of time you need to close it, so that you can start to evaluate the results.
So far, you had to close the survey manually. Today, we have launched the ability for you to set a date and time to schedule automatic closing of your survey.
This is especially useful if your survey needs to be closed while you are not available, e.g. during the night, on weekends or while you are on holiday. This feature will help you never miss a deadline and make sure your survey is closed at the correct time.
Last year we launched the ability for you to receive an email notification when your online survey collected new responses.
We are happy to announce that you can now send such email notifications to other recipients too.
We have updated the collector settings to allow you to select which email addresses should receive the notifications. You can add new email addresses by inviting other users to your team. You can read more about it here: Get Notified About New Survey Responses
With multiple choice questions, you define what answers should be shown and the participant can choose from one (or more) of those answers. Most of the time this is fine, however, sometimes the answer the participant wants to give is not available.
It is in these cases that it would be great to have the ability for the participant to simply type an “other” answer from the available options. Well, starting today, we are happy to announce that this feature is available to use!
Simply check the “Other” option in question settings to add the text box. Any answers typed here by the participant will then appear in your results!
Adding an “Other” option to the Multiple Choice questions has been a very popular feature request and we are really happy to finally be able to offer it to you. As always, we welcome any feedback you may have:
We are happy to announce that you can now share your online survey reports! For every survey in your account you will now be able to get a private unique link that you will be able to share with anybody you want. The best part is, they do not need to have a SurveyHero account to view the link!
You can even customize the report link to only show specific questions instead of all. More information about it can be found here: Share Survey Results
We think this is a great addition to the tool and that it will really help you easily share your survey report data with the people who need to see it!
Using open ended questions like the Text Field and Text Area are a great way for you to collect detailed responses. Closed question types will only tell you that X number of people selected answer A, whereas open question types will allow participants to write out an answer in their own words.
You will find the Word Cloud chart is now available in your report. This chart has been designed to pick out the most common words from your responses and display them in a word cloud diagram, where the more common the word the larger the text.
Since the responses will contain words written directly from the participant, some answers will contain completely different adjectives, verbs and nouns. The Word Cloud will filter out punctuation and unnecessary words (like a, it, the, etc.) to only display useful words.
We are always looking for new fun ways to display your response data and hope you like this addition to the report charts. You can change chart types in your report starting from the Professional Plan.