SurveyGizmo Gets a Facelift

As some of you may have noticed, the website looks a little different. After months of hard work, blood, sweat, and tears, we were finally able to launch the new look and feel to our www.surveygizmo.com site on Tuesday afternoon. A big round of applause goes out to everyone here at SurveyGizmo for helping on…

Analyzing and Summarizing Survey Comments with Excel

An advantage of online surveys is that respondents frequently offer more and longer comments than they do on paper-and-pencil surveys. And comments are where we may find our most significant sales opportunities or our most useful program improvement ideas. But analyzing comments can intimidate us. We think that to analyze comments we have to read…

Election Day: A Big Day for Polls and Sampling

Election season is the time for lots of polls, which makes it a good time to highlight what they can teach us about our surveys! Basically a poll is just a type of survey, so the principles that make polling powerful also apply to surveys.

SurveyGizmo CEO Speaking at 11th Annual Accessing Higher Ground Conference

SurveyGizmo CEO, Scott McDaniel, has the honor of speaking at the 11th Annual, Accessing Higher Ground Conference on Thursday, November 13, 2008. The conference is all about creating an accessible environment for those who may have physical, sensory, or learning disabilities in an Higher Education setting. It is hosted by the University of Colorado- Boulder…

SurveyGizmo CEO to Speak at University of Colorado

SurveyGizmo’s CEO, Scott McDaniel, has been asked to speak at University of Colorado’s Leeds School of Business MBA Marketing Club next week. He has been asked to speak on a wide variety of topics including his real life success in becoming an entrepreneur, marketer, and developer. If you’re part of CU’s Leeds School of Business…

Political Polling and Small Sample Sizes

A type of survey in which there is much interest this month is the political poll. Questions I hear a lot are, “Can the polls be trusted?” and “How can they get away with polling so few people?” We can increase our understanding of polls by answering two questions: How can polls be accurate with…

SurveyGizmo Scales Up to Keep Pace with Thousands of New Customers

Thousands of new customers are flocking to SurveyGizmo every month and some of them are really big. Really, really big. That’s fantastic and we are all very happy. Though, in order to handle the increased traffic from all the new users we decided to make some changes. Some big changes actually… Last week we put…

SurveyGizmo Nominated as a Top Marketing Technology Company

We have some exciting news! SurveyGizmo has been nominated as one of Upshot Institute’s top 50 marketing technology companies! We have been put there along side a few other online survey companies as well as some other really cool up and coming companies focused on marketing tools and technology. Here is a little blurb from…

How to Restrict Access to Your Survey

Every so often we are asked how to insure that only people invited to take a survey by email can access it. This can be helpful when you want to survey your list and don’t want people outside that list skewing your results. Restricting access in this way can be done with one simple checkbox…

How to Survey a Percentage of your Website Visitors

Your survey sample size, or the number of people from your target population that you distribute your survey to, has a big impact on both your costs and your data. Too few respondents means your data may not be representative of the population, leaving you with inaccurate results).