Signing up with FluidSurveys is easy and takes under a minute to accomplish. All you need to do to create an account is enter your name, email and choose a password. You will then get a confirmation email which you will need to click the link located in the email in order to activate your account.
Watch this quick video from FluidSurveys to see how easy it is to get started..
Ease of Use to the Max
As with everything else on FluidSurveys, the survey editor is extremely easy to master. It is basically a drag and drop window: you drag the available questions types from the left of the screen to the right. As you drag question types over, you are building your survey. It’s really that easy. You can choose from yes and no questions, multiple choice, checkboxes or dropdown choices, among many others.
Some of the great features that FluidSurveys has include:
- Multi-lingual surveys (you name a language, they support it)
- File upload: collect files from your survey respondents
- Multi user support
- Email triggers: When this happens, contact that person, for example..
- Hidden fields: extremely useful for data analysis
- Easy drag and drop editor
- Extensive reporting section, and
- Multiple configuration options per question type
The best part of FluidSurveys is all the options that you are given. This gives you the added benefit of customizing the survey exactly the way that you want it to be done. You have the ease of getting all the statistics and answers in an easy to read format as well. FluidSurveys has numerous settings that other survey sites do not offer. These include the choice of exclusive/select all/static and the ability to append to previous question option.
Snap Surveys takes online survey capabilities to the next level. The surveys are easy to design, manage and analyze. In addition to online features which are cutting edge they offer paper, mobile and kiosk surveys in virtually any language. When it comes to hitting the different markets, they have it all covered. Let’s take a dive into more reasons why customers are choosing Snap Survey over the competition.
Snap Surveys: Paving the Way for the Future in Surveys
Snap Surveys has many heavy-hitting clients on their list, including Netflix, L’Oreal, Nielsen, and USA Today. But why are these companies choosing Snap Survey? Let’s take a look.
- Wide range of up to date analytical tools, and important reporting in real time.
- Easy to use Multimedia, visual questions like sliders, star ratings, calendars, to help engage respondents better and image maps.
- Snap Surveys supports virtually any language you want to run your survey in. Questionnaires can also be formatted easily to read right to left.
- Professional looking questionnaires which are easy to use.
- Routing, Randomization, pre-seeding from their database, text substitution and saving to help create a better experience for the respondent.
- Custom Branded URLS.
Snap Surveys: Services Offered
In addition, their research team is on hand to help with all aspects of your survey. This includes survey design, analysis and reporting. They provide a wide range of services that include:
- Questionnaire Service
- Analysis and Reporting
- Data Collection
Snap Surveys: FREE Web Polls
Snap Surveys brings to you free Snapshot Poll which is a free service that allows you to publish and host single questions polls that you can use on your blog or website. These polls can be used to conduct research, or add any topical interest to engage and encourage more visitors. This service is completely FREE of charge and is easy to set up.
Getting started only requires your email, password and agreeing to the terms of conditions. After a quick activation email you can get started. You can start your own poll to interact with your readers/ customers, which is simple to start as well.
There are many options to choose from, but remember it’s only a single question survey. You even get a few customization options which are pretty nice from a free service.
Alternatively, you can take a look through the public polls to see if any of them pertain to you and your company/ blog:
Snap Surveys: The Cons
What I did NOT like about Snap Surveys was that they did not have their pricing available on their website. Instead you are to send in specifics of your survey project to request an estimate. You could not try out their survey software FREE either. I submitted a request to try out their product, waited a week, submitted again and never heard back. The only option I had available was to try out their FREE poll service.
The above specifications and details from Snap Surveys were taken directly from their website. In my professional opinion, they should create an opportunity for their interested customers to try out their service or at least a free version ahead of time, offer pricing on their webpage, and respond better to their customer service emails. I was very disappointed with the lack of response.
SoGoSurvey is relatively new to the survey software market, but they are already making a name for themselves up against the veterans. They decided to take the idea of a survey software program to a whole new level, and make it streamlined for today’s changing consumer.
Let’s take a look at how they have accomplished this and what changes they may need to make to continue on the same path.
Both consumers and professionals are on the go in today’s world. Many survey software companies have started recognizing this trend; one of those companies is SoGoSurvey. They realize that getting a survey out to consumers and customers plays a huge part in the success of today’s businesses.
And while not everyone is at their computer able to take a survey at the drop of their hat, almost everyone has their mobile phone or tablet on them. This seemed to be a need that the designers over at SoGoSurvey recognized and filled for both consumers and business owners.
While consumers today love to provide opinions about their favorite products and how they can be better made or marketed, what they don’t love is wasting valuable time. Lengthy surveys are really just a pain to consumers, and that is where SoGoSurvey listened with much shorter surveys. Even though they are shorter though, they are strategically built to help engage your users and participants.
There are three main subscriptions, FREE, Professional and Enterprise. Later on in my review I am going to show you more about the free option that I tried out. For now let’s take a more in depth look at what you get with each subscription. The prices are listed above, and the chart below show’s you exactly what each subscription gets you.
|15 surveys||Unlimited surveys||Unlimited surveys|
|75 questions||Unlimited questions||Unlimited questions|
|200 responses||Unlimited responses||Unlimited responses|
|Some customization||Incl. from Free, plus advanced question types||Incl. from Professional, plus advanced branching|
|Survey bank||Incl. from Free, plus embed multimedia||Incl. from Professional, plus advanced survey layouts|
|Re-arrange answer sequence||Incl. from Free, plus piping||Incl. from Professional, plus survey translation|
|Simple branching||Quota management||Data population|
Using the Free Subscription
I decided to try my hand at the free subscription to see what all the hype was about. I had heard some things about SoGoSurvey’s features from a few colleagues, and decided to try it out for myself. I was pleasantly surprised by the signup process. It wasn’t short and sweet like other’s I have reviewed but it wasn’t too painful either. After filling in the requested information, I had to confirm my account through email before I could begin trying out a practice survey.
I was happy to see that as soon as you log into your account there was a training video on how to design your first survey. The video is a little over 7 minutes long but helps walk you through all the basics in getting your first survey up and running.
When you are ready to start your survey it’s pretty simple as well. As you can see you have four different choices from designing a survey, to launching a survey, running a report for a survey you already ran and exporting data from a survey. I decided to try my hands at starting with my very own “Test Survey”.
What’s nice is they offer you a sample survey to review so you can see how the setup works and gain a better understanding of what your survey would look like. When it’s time to create your own survey you can add in individual questions and preview how your survey looks.
Look & Feel
I really liked the look and feel section; it lets you take a peek at what your survey looks like, but also lets you customize colors and themes, which is really pretty nice for a free subscription.
My SoGoSurvey Review: The Bottom Line
Overall, the program is really pretty sweet; the downside to the free subscription is you are only allowed 15 surveys, which is pretty low compared to some other free survey program subscriptions (and the 200 responses seem a bit low, too).
I really think if there was a bit more flexibility in the amount of responses and survey’s this would be an awesome program. If however you are looking to purchase a subscription, then more power too you, there are great features that can be unlocked when you upgrade.
Highlights: Easy to navigate, a wide variety of features, no training required, limited responses.
I’m not a huge fan of an extensive sign up process that’s for sure, and SurveyGizmo plays to my liking on this front. It is super easy to sign up for their free account; short and sweet! All that is required is your name, email address, and password. After hitting submit you are ready to go and can get started in creating your very first survey.
SurveyGizmo’s free account is pretty great for those that do not anticipate many responses from their online surveys. This is because of a few great features that you get as a user of their free service.
- Unlimited Survey Creation
- 300 Responses a month
- Wide Question Variety (8 Different question types)
- Easy Navigation
- No Training Necessary
Let’s take a look into each of these features and discuss the pros and cons, and why this may benefit you as a survey generator.
Unlimited Survey Creation
This is one of the best features out there. You can create an unlimited number of survey’s on a free account. If you are one that loves to create survey’s just about anything and everything this will be exactly what you are looking for. The downside of this is the 250 responses cap a month which we will discuss in further detail now.
300 Responses a Month
If you are not anticipating a lot of responses on your surveys, then this should be no worry for you whatsoever. However, for larger companies and corporations that are looking for more user generated information/feedback, this 300 response cap will not do. That is where the different pricing models and accounts come into play, which we will discuss further in this review.
Different Question Options
With the free account you have a pretty decent variety of question types to choose from, in fact there are 8 different choices which include your short text, long text, multiple choice, checkbox, slider, drop down menu, net promoter score and likert scale. With so many different options to choose from, creating a unique survey is a breeze.
Easy Navigation, No training necessary
I don’t know about you but I really hate wasting time figuring out exactly how to use certain programs and navigate websites. When it’s too difficult, I typically turn around and leave, it’s not worth my time. What is nice about Survey Gizmo is their survey software is easy to navigate and requires no training at all. In fact it’s super simple to add a new question, and only takes a matter of moments.
FREE Isn’t for You?
If you are wanting to turn around and leave because of a certain feature or features that just don’t do it for you, like that of the 300 responses a month, well no worries there. They have more than the free option to choose from, and their pricing models seem to be competitive with other services.
Basic Account ($19/month)
- Unlimited Responses
- Survey Templates
- Design Templates
- 28+ Question Types
- Triggered Emails
- Skip Logic
- Stunning Reports
- Phone & Email Support
Professional Account ($75/month)
- Complete Brand Control
- Custom Themes
- 20+ Publishing Methods
- 12 Actions Types
- Email Campaigns
- Advanced Logic
- Branching & Looping
- Advanced Reporting
- Export to SPSS & Word
- Phone & Email Support
Enterprise Account ($159/month)
- Multiple Teams
- Custom User Roles
- Client Management
- SurveyGizmo Training
- Includes 5 User Seats
- Phone & Email Support
My overall opinion of SurveyGizmo is that if you are someone who just loves to create surveys for the fun of it with your friends, or perhaps the occasional event/party survey, then the free service will do wonderful for you. For smaller business owners, free won’t really cut it, but the Basic subscription may be just what you are looking for. For larger businesses, or corporations you may want to opt for the Professional and beyond subscription.
Running a successful business big or small relies on one key element, customers! The biggest shocker out there is that almost 80% of new businesses end of failing within their first 3 years in business. And one of the reasons for this is that they fail to gain valuable information and do the analysis that is required to help their business succeed.
Breaking News! FluidSurveys v5 Releasing Soon.
Don’t Sign-up for Survey Software Until You See This!
One way to prevent this is through online surveys. Online surveys are a great way to gain valuable feedback from your customers and even employees. There are many different surveys software companies on the market to accomplish this task. Each however is unique and has its own set of pros and cons. Today we’re going to be looking into QuestionPro.
QuestionPro: The “Leader” in Online Surveys?
QuestionPro claims to be “The Leader in Online Surveys”, but is that entirely true? Let’s take a look into this claim further.
Sign up is pretty simple for a FREE account; all that is required is your email address, and a password. Or to make it even easier you can sign in using your Facebook, Google, or LinkedIn profile.
Creating Your 1st Survey
The main reason you are looking to try out QuestionPro is to create a survey and they definitely don’t waste any time showing you how to get this started. When you sign up, you will be redirected to their ‘create a survey” screen.
Creating your first survey as you can see is really pretty simple. Simply click on “Create a Survey” from here you will be given three different options.
1. New Survey: Quickly create your very own survey starting from scratch
2. Upload a Microsoft Word Document: Draft your Survey first from MS Word and upload it to Question Pro (This feature is only available to subscribing customers)
3. Copy a Survey Template: Choose from 75 professionally created surveys (personally I like this one)
There are 75 different professionally created options to choose from which include:
- Company Satisfaction Surveys (14 to choose from)
- Newsletter Surveys (16 to choose from)
- Event Satisfaction Surveys (9 to choose from)
- Website Satisfaction Surveys (14 to choose from)
- Products Sold to Consumers Surveys (16 to choose from)
- Services Provided to Consumers (13 to choose from)
I chose to try the route of using one of the templates to begin my survey trial. The process is really pretty simple. I was able to walk through all the different options to include in my survey including a title and intro screen, as well as customizing my survey theme. Each question was laid out for me, but it was super simple to change them to suit my needs.
Starting a Survey from Scratch
When starting your own survey from scratch it’s pretty simple as well. Once you select ‘create a survey’ and choose the from scratch option you are taken to a page that allows you to start adding your questions. Each question is given the choice of a few different types.
- Multiple choice
- Matrix table
Customize with Survey Themes
Over 20 different survey themes are available to choose from. Subscribing customers have more available to them as well. The question editor gives you a ton of different options to choose from as well. For each question you add you will see there are a few general customization links.
- Edit your question
- Delete your question
- Copy your question
- Reorder your questions
What is pretty nice at this point is you have the option to add more questions, include page breaks or even separators. After you have added in all of your questions you have the option to preview just how your survey will appear to others.
Sending your survey is pretty easy too. You are offered a few different options which include:
- Buy Responders
- Embedded in Website
- Post to Social Network
- QR Code
- Survey Pocket App
While there are many options to choose from, sometimes it seems to complicate things more with so many different options. If you are new to creating online surveys it may take you a bit to get used to the different options, and understanding exactly what they are used for. However, as you go along and learn the ins and outs more it will become much easier and be pretty great overall.
One of the main features of the FREE account is the number of surveys and polls you can create. With the free account you have unlimited surveys & polls. You however are capped off at 100 responses from those survey’s or polls. In order to gain more, if you are someone that tends to create a large amount of surveys, you will have to choose to register for a paid description, which we will touch base with below.
You may be wondering what you get exactly if you are a paid subscriber. Some of the main features for those that are paid subscribers include….
- Group segmenting
- Ad-hoc query tool
- Gap Analysis
- Conjoint analysis
- TURF analysis
- Trend analysis
There is a total of 2 paid subscriptions to choose from, Professional and Corporate.
QuestionPro: An Overview
Now that you’ve gained a better understand of how QuestionPro works from the inside out, let’s do a quick overview of some of the pros and cons of this survey software program:
Wide range of questions to create
Logic function allows you to create a flexible survey based on how others answer.
Large Template library
Slow user interface
Too many options to choose from sometimes, tends to complicate things more.