Generating a Survey Web Link


A survey link is the easiest way to distribute your survey to collect responses. Post the link on social media such as Facebook, include the link inside of your own email campaigns, generate a QR code to print it on paper receipts and flyers, or even place the link on your website to capture user feedback.

First time using an online survey tool? The survey link is the easiest to setup. Copy and paste the link into a new tab in your browser and collect a test response to get an understanding of how to use online survey software!

Setup

  • Create a survey and go to the "Distribute" page. From here click "Via Link".
  • From here you can copy and paste the link as needed. You can also click one of the social media buttons to share it with ease. Currently we have built in options to share it directly with Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter, and LinkedIn without leaving our website.
  • You can create an additional survey link by clicking "Add New Survey Link".
  • You can name your survey links for internal tracking purposes (shown on the results) and can delete extra collectors at any time.

By default, only one response can be recorded per device. If you wish to allow multiple responses from the same device you can enable multiple responses per device option.

Respondent Meta Data

The only piece of information that a web link would capture by default is the IP address and browser agent of the respondent. To capture additional information from a web link, you would either need to ask respondents certain demographics questions inside of the actual survey, or you can place custom variables inside of a web link using a transactional survey link.

Secure Your Survey

By default, your web links will be publicly accessible to anyone. For example even if you posted the link to your Facebook friends only, those friends can share the link and give access to unwanted respondents. If the link is posted on a website or crawled by a search engine, then the survey itself might show up in various search results or in other places on the web.

If you want to ensure privacy, protect access to your survey with a password. This will ensure only people with the password can see the content. Search engines would not be able to crawl or index your survey.

Why to Generate Multiple Links Per Survey

If you wish to create a new survey link for your survey, you can do so at any time by clicking the "New Survey Link" button. This will create a new URL for you to share. You can give this link a name for internal use such as "Class 2". You could then segment your results by this link.

Using multiple links is a great way to track respondents and segment results. For example, a teacher could create 3 different survey links for the same survey. He or she would then give one link per class to rate the previous class session/topics covered.

Options

Option Description
Customize the URL You can customize the URL of each link as you desire, up to 60 characters. For example if you were doing an employee feedback survey for a summer barbeque, you could set the URL to "surveyking.com/w/2019_companyx_bbq"
Anonymous Responses Surveys will be labeled as anonymous to give respondents confidence that their answers cannot be tracked. For embedded surveys, this means hiding the IP address of the respondent.
Response Editing With this option, if a respondent clicks a survey they have already taken, they can edit their responses and re-submit a new, updated form.
Redirect URL You can enter in a URL for the respondent to be redirected to after they complete their survey.
Close Collector
(Based on Responses)
This will close the collector after a specified number of responses have been received.
Close Collector
(Based on Date)
This will close the collector on a certain date. You cannot accept new responses to a closed survey. You can re-open the survey at any time.
Password Protection A password must be entered before the respondent can access the survey page.