How To Survey Guides

Did you know the average online survey response rate is less than 2%? That’s dangerously low and delivers potentially misleading results. It’s not always easy to figure out the best way to survey people. Whether you want to run a staff survey, customer survey, or survey your partners to find out what they think – there are myriad methods, tools, ideas, tips and approaches. Survey Guides can be really helpful in considering the optimal approach for your organization.

So, in this section you’ll find our best How to Survey Guides. In here we have collected together our best articles on the How to Survey topic, ranging from the best time to send survey emails, the right questions to ask in your surveys, advice on how long your survey should be to get the most well-rounded feedback, and the best way to get a great response rate.

user feedback growth
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How user feedback can help you grow

Every business will grapple with growth at some point in time.Maybe growth has slowed down, and you’re not sure how to jump start it again? Maybe you’re growing too fast, and you’re not sure what to focus on? No one can see the future,…
Marin Software Customer Thermometer case study
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How Marin Software obtains actionable customer feedback

The need to understand what customers were thinking is what brought Marin Software to Customer Thermometer, to supercharge their survey workflow.Marin provides an innovative advertising platform that helps organizations harness and unify…
Building customer trust
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How to build customer trust

Making a purchase has always involved some level of customer trust.You trust that the product or service will be as advertised. You trust that the seller will deliver it on time. The seller trusts that you will pay them for their product…
customer testimonials
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How we source our high converting customer testimonials

“It’s super easy to set up and it really saved us a lot of time, and definitely a lot of money. I’m very pleased.” That’s a quote from just one of our many flattering customer testimonials. Sounds much better coming from them instead…
short survey examples
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10 short survey examples from leading brands

If you're looking for a short survey, the chances are you know that your customers' habits are changing. Customers are busy, get a lot of email, and are hard to engage with. The shorter the survey you can build, the better - right?In fact,…

How to create an iPhone HTML email signature with feedback buttons

So few people change their default iPhone signature. The settings are buried away a little and most people leave the "Sent from my iPhone" signature in place for the lifetime of their iPhone.Whilst this is fine in a personal context, business…
MSP Survey
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3 things an MSP survey needs

Many MSPs and IT support teams currently assess customer satisfaction via long format surveys.As customers become more and more time-poor, these surveys are getting increasingly low response rates.In fact, in many cases long surveys…
cool email signatures examples
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20 examples of cool email signatures

20 ideas and examples of cool email signatures. It's time to turn your everyday emails into a powerful marketing tool ... Think for a minute about the number of emails your organization sends out each day.Every employee emails customers,…

How to ask a second question using Customer Thermometer

Today (1 Feb 2017) sees a small, but powerful update, (driven by customer demand) which will enable recipient data to be captured when asking 2 separate questions - the first one via email as ever, the second on the Landing page they see, following…
customer service alert system
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Building a Customer Service Alert System that works

Let's set the scene Just like a smoke alarm can help you act when there’s fire, a customer service alert system can help you act quickly on customer issues. It's a method of alerting the right person in real time when a customer sends a…
Simple survey
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Embrace simplicity -
The need for simple feedback tools

Technology is becoming more and more complex. Tools have unlimited configurations, bloated feature sets and complicated deployment requirements. Nowhere is this more true than in the realm of customer feedback. Customer surveys have become lengthy…
getting more out of surveys
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Our secrets to getting more out of surveys

When was the last time you filled out a survey from a business? Most people will have been asked for their opinion multiple times this week, if not today!Customer surveys are part of life now - and you need to make sure your business is…