The Link connector question type allows you to add a link to your own 3rd party survey or technology within a Methodify project. Respondents who are completing a survey that includes this feature will start within the Methodify survey experience and be seamlessly directed out to your 3rd party survey or technology and re-directed back to Methodify afterward.
This feature requires that your 3rd party survey platform can receive the parameters (with the same names and values) that are passed from Methodify for each respondent and pass them back in real time.
Add the Link connector question type to your survey.
Input a name, an optional test url and production url for your 3rd party survey or technology.
Select the amount of time it will take respondents to complete the 3rd party experience from the dropdown. This will be used in the LOI calculation for the sample pricing for your project.
Confirm that you will input the redirects that our operations team will email you into the back end of your 3rd party survey or technology.
Within the settings of the question type, you also have the option to select:
- If you want the sample questions to be asked or not
- If you would like the preceding single select and multi select answers to be passed to your 3rd party survey or technology as parameters
- If you would like to input instructions to respondents before they are redirected
You can preview the entire survey experience if you have entered a test url, but in this case the redirects back to Methodify won’t be implemented yet.
Once you send your study for launch, our operations team will send you an email with the redirect links for you to enter into the back end of your 3rd party survey or technology. Let the operations team know that you’ve done that and then we’ll test the full experience. We can also send you a production link if you’d like to test it again yourself. After everything is approved our operations team will send sample to the project.