ListenUp Survey's point-and-click interface, step-by-step wizard, prewritten survey templates, list management and reporting features, and free live support are designed to make it easy to conduct effective online surveys without having to start from scratch. "We truly focus on small businesses, the ones with zero to 25 employees, not up to 500, and not many vendors really do that," said Oriola. "We know these people are busy so we have fully staffed phone support and make sure the product is easy to use." Templates or D.I.Y.
You can choose from more than 40 online survey templates in five categories: customer satisfaction, market research, new product development, nonprofit and Web site feedback. Each survey template includes questions, and you can modify the templates by adding or deleting questions, changing the order, edit the text and insert page breaks and background colors. This is done with a click-and-drag interface, so it's not difficult to make changes on-the-fly.
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You can also set up a survey to allow or disallow more than one response from the same computer and choose whether to identify respondents or not, depending on what would work best for your survey. Once you've written your online survey, you can preview and test it. When you're ready, change the status from "Draft" to "Live," and prepare to send it. You can distribute your survey to your existing permission-based contacts through a personalized e-mail invitation. The wizard will take you through the steps of identifying which contacts you want to receive the invitation. You also have the option of posting the survey link on your Web site for online visitors to take your survey. If you don't yet have a list of contacts, you can place the visitor sign-up box on your Web site to collect permission-based e-mail addresses, and then follow-up with an online survey e-mail invitation.
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Of course, once the results come in, they won't benefit you much if you can't glean any insight from them. ListenUp wisely shows results in both raw and graphical displays, and the data is refreshed and updated as the survey is conducted. Results can be exported to Excel, too. Here are the options for viewing results:
- Overall Results Evaluate survey results at-a-glance with graphs. You can hide or view the details and review text answers. You can also drill down to view respondents by answer choice, and save them to a list.
- Individual Results You can also view by respondent-leading to valuable insight for one-on-one follow-up communication. You can search for, and analyze, a single respondent. You can view their contact details, including name and address, and learn how they answered all questions.
- Invitation Results Instantly measure the performance of your survey e-mail invitations. You can use the at-a-glance view of all invitations sent for each survey. You can also see the date sent, number sent, opens, clicks and more.
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