Web Surveys Made Easy with Google Apps and Survey Monkey
Anyone who has a website knows how important feedback can be. If you have a method of collecting feedback or comments on your site you are one step ahead of many.
For those who don’t have a feedback channel, there are survey services. These services are also a fantastic way to ask specific questions to a segmented group of your mailing list.
One of the most well known survey services is Survey Monkey. It is super easy to use, they have a limited free package. As luck would have it, you can have easy access to Survey Monkey via your Google apps account.
Get the add-on
The steps to install it are pretty self explanatory. Go to Google Apps Marketplace and search for survey or Survey Monkey.
Click Add it now
Agree to the terms of service.
Enable the app
Where is it now?
On the settings page, you will see a link if you want to go directly to Survey Monkey. You can bookmark this link the same way you would for your site’s Google App email or calendar.
The More option in your Google apps navigation bar will give you access to many of your other services. Here you can see a few I have linked to my account.
The first time you start the add-on, you will need to either link your existing Survey Monkey account with your Google Apps account, or create a new account. If you need to create a new account, it is just a couple clicks and no typing.
Once linked, you will see something like this.
How it works
Creating a survey by way of your Google Apps is no different than normal. Once you enter the name of your survey, you are taken to a screen where you can edit the look and feel of the layout.
If you are using the free account, you have a limited number of question and modifications you can make.
After you have everything to your liking, click the Collect Responses tab. This will bring you to a screen with 3 different options to deliver your survey to your target audience.
I chose the option to create a link. Clicking the next button will take you to a page with links to email, embed or create something a little more custom.
Send out a link to the survey in an email, on your Facebook Fan page, in a blog post or anywhere you think your target audience will best respond.
For more info, take the Survey Monkey tour.
What are your experiences with surveys?