Shareable link

Collect responses with a generic survey link

Mikkel D. Bertelsen avatar
Written by Mikkel D. Bertelsen
Updated over a week ago

With our shareable link feature, you can easily distribute a generic link through your preferred channels - whether that's social media, your website, or an email blast - and collect responses from anyone who clicks on it. This is an excellent option for reaching out to channels and people you may not have been able to connect with before.

We recommend checking out our guide on how to collect responses before getting started. This guide explains the various collection methods available on the Players 1st platform and will help you get the most out of your data collection efforts.

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Navigating to your shareable link

  1. Click on the menu in the top-right corner

  2. Click on the menu entry called "Surveys"

  3. Click "Manage survey" on the survey you want to create a QR code for

  4. Scroll down until you locate the "Shareable Link" section and click on the "Get your link" button.

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The shareable link page

Inside the shareable link view, you'll find your unique link as well as buttons that allow you to copy, preview, and generate new links with ease. You can also generate a QR code. See the image below.

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The link bar is the grey bar that displays your shareable link. This is the link that you'll want to share with your respondents - it's a generic link that can be sent to anyone and doesn't contain any unique identifiers.

Distribution your shareable link

To distribute your shareable link, just click on the "Copy Link" button and then paste the link into any distribution channel or media of your choice. You can use the link on social media profiles, websites, emails, or any other platform that you prefer.

Using the Copy link button

  1. Click the copy link button, which will copy the shareable link to your clipboard.

  2. You can now paste it where you want to use it by using the shortcut (Ctrl+V) or by right-clicking where you want the link copied to and then clicking "Paste"

Please avoid opening the shareable link and clicking on "Begin" before copying the URL into your web browser. If you follow this approach, the link will become unique, and only one respondent will be able to answer the survey. Instead, simply copy the link and share it directly with your intended audience.

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Preview survey

To preview your survey, click on the "Preview Survey" button. This will open a preview version of your questionnaire with a large orange banner displayed at the top. Please note that answering the questionnaire in "Preview Mode" is safe, as it won't save any of your responses.

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Generate a new shareable link

Generating a new shareable link is a permanent action that will also invalidate the old link. Therefore, we recommend that you only do this if you have a valid reason for doing so.

To generate a new link, click on the "Generate New Link" button and then click "Ok" in the prompt that appears. This will create a new link for you to use.

IMPORTANT: Generating a new link is a permanent action that will invalidate the old links. Please ensure that you're absolutely certain before proceeding with this action.

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QR Codes

We have an article specifically made for QR codes, you can read it here:

Frequently asked questions

What happens when I generate a new link

Generating a new link is a permanent action that will invalidate the old links and QR codes. Please ensure that you're absolutely certain before proceeding with this action. After the old link has been deleted, a new one will appear in the interface

Will I be able to see a response rate for a shareable link?

You won't be able to track a response rate for your survey when using a shareable link, unlike with manual data collection methods. This is because we can't determine how many people have been exposed to the link.

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