Create Dynamic Online Surveys with URL Variables

We are happy to announce that you can now use URL variables to dynamically display content in your survey. URL variables are also called “GET parameter” or “query strings” and can simply be added to your survey link.

This is especially useful to add a touch of personalization to your survey, e.g. including the participant’s name or a product name in a question.

As you can see in the image below, a placeholder {name} is used in the question text.

All you need to do to replace this placeholder is to append a URL variable (or GET parameter) to your survey link that matches the placeholder name:

The value of the parameter will then replace the placeholder you added in your survey:

There is no limit to the number of variables/placeholders. Just make sure that each participant receives their very own survey link (with the correct variables). The variables you add to the survey link will be saved along with the participant’s responses.

We look forward to seeing the interesting ways you will use this feature. You can find all details about this feature here: How to Add Dynamic Content into your Survey using URL Parameters

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!

Fully Customize your Online Survey with Custom CSS

We have always made it very easy for you to style your questionnaires, by either choosing one of our many standard themes, or by simply creating your own layout with your own styles, colors, background image, and so on. Depending on your needs, however, this might not have been enough flexibility.

We are very happy to announce that you can now style your online surveys using your very own CSS code! This will allow you to fully customize the look and feel of your questionnaire to match your corporate design, brand or website.

Add Custom CSS

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a coding language that is used to style pages on the web. With this new feature your web-team can add custom CSS directly into the code editor and it will be applied to your questionnaire.

For more information on how to add custom CSS, see here: How to apply your own, custom CSS

Dynamically Show or Hide Questions with Display Logic

We have just launched the ability for you to create dynamic online surveys using a new feature called “Display Logic”.

With Display Logic you can dynamically show/hide elements or entire pages from your participants based on their previous answers. For example, you could show a follow-up question if the participant has given a specific answer that requires more information.

Here is a very simple example of Display Logic in action:

Display Logic can of course also be used in combination with “Skip Logic“, which will allow you to create very complex surveys, while maintaining a very easy experience for your participants taking them.

We are really happy to bring the Display Logic feature to the tool for you and are looking forward to seeing what interesting and fun ways you will use it while creating your surveys!

For more information, check out our help article here:
How to Create Dynamic Online Surveys with Display Logic

Filter your Online Survey Responses with Cross Tabulation

We are happy to announce today that we have taken survey reporting to the next level by introducing the “Cross Tabulation” filter.

Sharing your online survey with a wide variety of participants is a great way to get rich and informative data in your survey report. Although having all of the responses bundled together in the report provides a great overview, on many occasions it would be nice to focus on a specific group.

Now, with Cross Tabulation, you can filter your survey results based on answers provided by your participants. When the filter is set, all of the results in the report will be updated, showing you only data based on the responses from participants who answered what you have filtered.

You can set “cross tab” filters on any closed question in your survey. For example, question “How old are you?” could have a filter set on “25 – 34”. You will then only see aggregated results – across your entire report – of participants who have answered the question with “25 – 34”.

This was a popular feature request and we are delighted to be able to include it in the tool for you.

For more information, check out our help article here:
How to filter your Online Survey Responses using Cross Tabulation

Organize your Online Surveys with Labels

We have just launched the ability for you to organize your surveys into categories using labels. Like “folders”, this lets you group your surveys into different categories, allowing you to tidy up your workspace, in case that you have many different surveys.

Unlike working with folders, you can assign multiple labels to one single survey. For example, you may want to label your “template” surveys with the “Template” label but also with the “Work” label. This makes it even easier to find the survey you are looking for. You can create as many labels as you need.

We think this is a really flexible way for you to organize your surveys and hope you find it as useful as we do!

For more information on survey labels, see here: How to organize your online surveys with labels

Toggle your Question Description

Adding a description to your question is a great way to provide further information to your participants about what the question is about. However, sometimes description texts can be quite long and end up cluttering your questionnaire.

We have just launched a new feature that will allow you to initially hide question descriptions.

When this setting is active on your question, the description will be initially hidden, and the participant will be able to toggle it on and off using the tooltip icon that has been added.

For information on how to activate this setting see here:
How to hide the question description

Access your Online Survey Data with our Developer API

We are happy to announce that our Developer API is now available!

You can utilize the REST API to fetch live data from your surveys including not only details about the survey itself, but also all the responses and answers as well.

To get you started as quickly as possible, we have fully documented everything for you. The documentation will guide you through authentication and present all the different endpoints that can be consumed.

You can view the documentation here: SurveyHero API Documentation

We will be continuously adding new and exciting capabilities to the API. Your feedback is very welcome and if you need to be able to do something programmatically that is not possible yet, please let us know!

Survey Redirection with Skip Logic

It is common practice to ask some screening questions at the beginning of your survey to “screen out” participants who do not qualify for your target audience. Until now, you could only screen them out by sending them to the “Thank You” page of your survey. This is the same page that participants see, who completed the survey.

We have now made an update to our Skip Logic feature that will allow you to redirect participants to external URLs based on whatever answer they choose, making participant screening extremely easy to implement.

This is also useful to you if you are using a panel provider to reach your participants. They will more than likely provide you with links such as “screen-out”, “quota full”, “complete”, etc., all of which is now easy to set up thanks to this update.

Find out more here: Creating Complex Online Surveys with Skip Logic