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Using Ask The Nation

Have you noticed the little box on your reporting page called “Ask the Nation?” This free reporting feature lets you balance your results against census data; ideal for all users seeking projectable data.

More specifically, Ask the Nation takes your panelist information, and based on census data, calculates the demographic profile of gender, age, and region of the national population.

Using this feature requires just one click! Simply visit your reporting page, drop a question’s menu, select Ask the Nation option (shown below), and QuickSurveys will automatically re-calculate your data to be representative of the nation.

ASKTHENATION

Ask the Nation is a great feature when exploring opportunities for growth or innovation; your results will not only give you insightful and useful data, but also a true representation of a marketplace at any one time.

[Something to note: Your sample size must be at least 300 respondents. You may only target by country in order to use Ask the Nation. If you’re targeting additional attributes, Ask the Nation will not be available.]

Go ahead and give it a try today and see how your results balance against census data!

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How To Launch a Survey with Email Lists

When creating a survey in QuickSurveys, you have the choice to launch your survey to Toluna’s million-member panel, or to your own audience. One option to launch with your own audience is via email lists. Please note this is a premium feature.

View the video, or read the post below:

After logging into quicksurveys.com, click on Create Survey and select “My own audience”.

Go through the Define and Build portions of the tool. Once you’ve completed that portion, you’ll get to the Launch page. You’ll see a section that says ‘add respondents to your survey’. Click on the “email” icon. and then on Edit Email List

Click on upload and select the file containing your list of contacts that you want to survey.  You can upload your list via csv file or excel. See the examples below. Make sure that your file is formatted with one line per  respondent email and any other info on the same line.

You can upload your logo, add your subject, title, content, language or leave the default messaging. Note that$Panelist$ inserts the panelist name you provided in your uploaded file and $SurveySender$ inserts the name of the account holder the survey is being sent from.

Lastly, click on the Captcha and click Save.

Once you are satisfied with your settings, you can click Launch when you are ready to send the email invites.

Read this post on optimizing the engagement of your surveys via email.

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Defining Quotas with Advanced Targeting (AskToluna Pro)

There are 3 audience selections that you can make with QuickSurveys: AskToluna , AskToluna Pro which is our advanced targeting option, or sending out to your own audience. If you have selected AskToluna Pro, this post is for you. Alternatively, you can watch this video:

In the Creating A Survey with Advanced Targeting post, we showed you how to select and customize your target ranges. Once you select your targets, you will then be prompted to define the quotas you want for each of your targets.

There are 3 ways you can define your quotas for each target range:

A.  You can input the number of respondents you want in each target range. Make sure the total across ranges equals your total targeted number of respondents.

B. Secondly, you can input the percentage % of total respondents you would like for each target range. Make sure the total across ranges equals 100%

C. Lastly, you can click into one of the boxes to reveal a blue magic wand. click on the wand to evenly distribute the total respondents into the target ranges

When finished, click Calculate at the bottom of the screen to ensure that the targets you have set are feasible.

Continue on to create your questionnaire!

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Creating a Survey with Advanced Targeting (AskToluna Pro)

There are 3 audience selections that you can make with QuickSurveys: AskToluna , AskToluna Pro which is our advanced targeting option, or sending out to your own audience. This post will take you step-by-step to create a survey with AskToluna Pro, our advanced targeting option. You can read this post, or view the video below:

From the QuickSurveys Home Page, Click on Create, then Custom Survey, then AskToluna Pro.

Go through the Define page to name your survey, select a category and customize if necessary

Continue onto the next page by clicking on Target Respondents

Start by selecting the Country you want to target, and adding the number of respondents your survey requires. The number of respondents represents the number of “starts” rather than completes. You must at least have 100 respondents. You can also enter the amount of questions you’ll be using if you’d like to determine pricing but this is optional and will update based on the build page of your survey.

Next is picking your demographic and profiling categories, located on the left side as drop-down menus. Use the scroll bar or search feature to find your target categories.

You can click and drag your targets over to the box on the right entitled “add a targeted quota here”. For example, here’s what you can do with Age

You’ll see that within each target, we offer predefined ranges or customized ranges. You can select or un-select your desired ranges.

You can also merge or split ranges to build customized ranges

Lastly, you can define custom ranges by typing in your desired ranges here

Lastly, click apply. A summary of your selected ranges will be shown on the screen. Once you are satisfied continue to build your questionnaire.

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Setting Up Redirects in QuickSurveys

Would you like to send respondents to a certain landing page once they complete the survey? One of our premium features, adding custom end pages, allows you to set up redirect links to send a respondent to one of 3 places:

QuickSurveys Instructions:

Navigate to QuickSurveys launch page. Click on “Link” launch option.

Click on “Set up redirect links

Insert re-direct links for Complete, Screen out and Quota full.

Complete: Insert a link here for redirection for respondents who complete the survey. For example, the respondent took the survey answering questions about your new product, and you would like to send them to a landing page where that product information is displayed.

Screen out: Insert a link here when you want to redirect the respondent who did not qualify for the survey. This could still be a great opportunity to direct them to your site, or just leave this blank.

Quota full: Insert a link here when you want to redirect respondents who qualified for the survey, but did not complete because their quota was full. This could still be a great opportunity to direct them to your site, or just leave this blank. For example:

GID identifier: This allows you to track and carry respondent data by passing these values through the survey link.

NOTES

  • All links inserted must end with &gid=[GID]
  • You should only test the redirects using the QuickSurveys test link.  Data will not be collected within the test link.

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Hide the Back Button and Survey Title

The Hide Back Button option removes the ability for respondents to navigate backward to previous survey pages, prohibiting them from editing their responses.

The Hide Survey Title option will prohibit respondents from ever seeing the title of your survey.

Both features are free to use for all QuickSurveys users and can be found using the steps below!

Why do you need it?

Hiding the ‘Back’ button or Survey Title is another way to customize your survey to help reduce respondent bias throughout the survey experience. More specifically, hiding the ‘Back’ button enables the capture of the respondents’ initial reactions/responses, thereby reducing bias. The same goes for hiding a Survey Title; in some cases, if a respondent knows the title, they may then know the survey subject, and be more likely to select answers that advance them through the survey to receive the maximum incentive. 

How do I access these features?

1. Log into your account, and select Create , then Custom Survey in the top header.

2. Once on the Define page, click on Customize Survey:

3. You’ll then be able to see the options to Hide Back button and Hide Survey Title in the bottom right of the screen. Simply select the features you’d like to apply to your survey.

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4 Simple Steps to Launching a Survey with AskToluna

We have many options for launching your survey on QuickSurveys. One option is to use our millions of consumers in the AskToluna function. This option gives you the opportunity to use advanced analytics functionality as well as other premium features.

Another great part about using the Toluna panel for your QuickSurveys: you can monitor your results–in real time! As respondents answer your questions, your reporting page will drop a pin on the map to let you know where they’re answering from, while also showing you the answer selections respondents are making and their full demographic profile.

Here are the steps to do it yourself!

Go to Launch page and click the “Ask Toluna” button

Click the “ + “ sign until you achieve your desired total number of respondents then click “Add.”

Total number includes completes, quota full, and screen outs.

Click Launch

Using the Toluna panel via QuickSurveys is especially valuable when you’re limited with time and budget, and you don’t have your own list of respondents. Give it a shot. There’s a reason so many QuickSurveys users use the Toluna panel, and it’s about time you found out firsthand.

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