FAQ Friday: Can I add a Swiftpage survey to my website?

We’ve received some great questions in our LinkedIn group this week. Today we are answering one from Leslie about Swiftpage survey forms. Got some questions of your own? Come on over and join the discussion on LinkedIn.

The short answer to Leslie’s question is YES! You can add a Swiftpage survey to any website. The longer answer starts with why you would want to add a survey form to a website.

The Swiftpage Survey Tool is a powerful addition to your marketing arsenal. It is much more than just a tool to ask questions of your customers. It can be used to collect email newsletter sign ups, track RSVPs for events, update your database, and more. Read more about using surveys as webforms in this post.

To get started, create your survey in your Swiftpage account. Think about the kind of information you will truly use and eliminate unnecessary questions. Once created, every Swiftpage survey is given a unique URL. You can use this URL to add a link to any website or email. For example, Loy Surveys, a Swiftpage customer, had Bright Peak create a survey form to collect newsletter subscriptions that populates new contacts in their ACT! database. As another example, Lori Feldman, The Database Diva, uses a Swiftpage survey as the general contact form on her website.

For those who are more technically savvy, you can actually embed the code from a Swiftpage survey onto a webpage. Just follow the instructions below.

  1. Open the URL of the Swiftpage Survey you created.
  2. Right click and select ‘View source’.
  3. From the source, copy the “form” part of the HTML — everything fromcode.
  4. Paste this code into your own HTML for your webpage.
  5. In the beginning of the source code, the survey address will be listed as a shorter address.  For instance, you might see this:SurveySPFRecord/Survey.aspx”> You need to make the information after “action=” the full URL of the survey.  (You can find the full URL in the web address bar of the original survey that you copied the source from.) Once the change has been made, the beginning of the code should look like this: <form name=”Survey” method=”post” action=”http://www.swiftpageemail.com/spe.support/SurveySPFRecord/Survey.aspx”&gt;

You can also take a look at this how-to video all about embedding surveys!

Inspired to start using surveys? Tell us how you are using the Swiftpage Survey Tool. We’d love to feature your story in a future post.

P.S. Have a burning question you’d like to see featured in FAQ Fridays? Drop Audrey a line and let us know! ahowes@swiftpage.com.

About Audrey Howes

Audrey has been an active member of the Swiftpage team since September 2009. Audrey manages Social Media and special projects with her marketing know-how and design expertise. When she’s not working you are likely to find her enjoying time with her family in the mountains near Steamboat, going for a run, reading a good book, being goofy with her kids, or savoring a latte in a local coffee shop.


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