Distribute survey by Facebook

Modified on: 2017-11-16 16:33:29 +0100


After you've created a survey, it's now time to make it available for people to access.  This tutorial will show you how to distribute your survey by Facebook.  

Please note that you can add as many distributors to your survey as you like.  Each one will use a different link and you can optionally set different start and end dates and times.

  1. From the "My Surveys" overview page, choose the survey you want to distribute.
  2. Click on the "Distribute" button on the menu bar. This will bring you to the Distribution page that shows any existing distributors as well as the buttons to add new distributors.
  3. Now click on the "Facebook" button to show the "Setup Facebook Distributor" window.  
  4. Enter a name for this distributor.
  5. Make sure the Status field is set to "Enable".  If you ever want or need to turn off your distributor, set this field to "Disable".
  6. Next, you have the option to set a starting date, ending date or both.  Just click in the field, choose your date and time and then click on "Done".  
  7. In the "Closed Message" field you can enter the message that you would like your survey responders to see when your survey is closed or disabled.  If you enter nothing here, a standard message will be shown.
  8. If you'd like to limit the number of people who can take your survey, that number would need to be entered in the "Quota" field.  Please note that the Basic/Free plan is limited to 125 responders.  The Premium plan has no limits.
  9. Finally, the "Quota-Full Message" field is for you to enter the message you'd like your users to see when your survey quota has been reached.  If you are on our Basic/Free plan, the limit is 125 or, if you are on our Premium plan, whatever you have entered in the "Quota" field.
  10. When you're done making the changes, click on "Save" at the bottom of the screen.
  11. You are now returned to the Distribution page where you can see the new Facebook distributor.
  12. Next, click on the Facebook "Share" button to share your survey with others.  This will open the "Share on Facebook" window.
  13. Enter an optional message to go along with the post and then click on "Post to Facebook" at the bottom right.  
  14. Your survey link has just been posted to Facebook. Now anyone who can see your news feed can click on the post to take the survey



IMPORTANT: Steps 12 and 13 can be repeated if you want to post the link multiple times or on someone else's timeline.