Public Links


Generating a Public URL is one of the most common ways to share a survey. This link can be easily published to a website or blog. Also, when you are using a third-party system to distribute emails, this link is a great option.
Plus, if you would like to place a link in multiple locations, you can create and label different links to the same survey. When your survey is finished, you will know how your participants found you!

    1. Under the Distribute tab, select the survey, then click on Manage Public URLs.
    2. Click on New.
    3. Enter a short description for the URL. Because you can create multiple URLs, consider including information like where this link will be posted. When you’re ready, click Generate URL.managepublicurl_description
    4. If you would like to prevent duplicate participation (Ballot Box stuffing), use Restriction Settings.
    5. Responses received through all public URLs created under Manage Public URLs will be found under the ‘Public URL’ section in Track Survey. All relevant information, including each URL’s Access Count and Response Count, can be viewed from there.
    6. If you need to expire the link and stop participation for one or more URLs, select the URL(s) and click on Disable. Any participant who accesses an expired link will see a message that the survey is unavailable.


Apply Restriction Settings to Public Links

Even on public links, it is still possible to set limits. Prevent duplicate participation or Ballot Box stuffing on public URLs by using Restriction Settings.

  1. Select the link for which you want to apply Restriction setting, then click Restriction Settings.
  2. Choose your preferred restriction method from the list of available options.
    1. Block by IP address: Prevents participants from completing the survey multiple times on the same network. Best used when there is no reason that participants would have the same IP address. This option should not be used if participants are taking the survey from the same physical location.
    2. Block by Cookies: Prevents users from taking the survey multiple times on the same browser. This is best used when participants would not be taking the same survey from the same computer.
    3. Block by both IP Address and Cookies: Prevents repeat participation from the same IP address or browser.managepublicURL_restriction

If you are using Block by Cookies option, participants will be able to complete the survey multiple times using different browsers on the same device.

  1. Click on Save to apply.