New Survey Type and Other Improvements

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It’s been a busy week trying to push out the last weekly update before the holidays, but as of 3pm PST today, the new version of MARE is live.

Here’s a look into what new features and improvements that we pushed out today. Don’t worry, there’s nothing you need to do in order for these features to be available. They should already be in your MARE admin panel.

New Survey Type: Multiple Choice with Other

If you’re running any multiple choice surveys, sometimes a visitor will have an answer that is not available as a choice in your survey. After all, you don’t want to offer too many choices, because it will hurt your response rate.

One new option is to change your survey to a multiple choice with other survey. This survey type will allow visitors to choose an “Other” option, and then type in an answer.

This opens up the flexibility of your survey responses quite greatly.

Here’s how it works. From the survey type drop down box, you can now choose the Multiple Choice with Other survey option:

mc with other survey

This will add a new “Other” field to the answers available on your survey.

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You can change the “Other” option text, or just leave it as default. When a visitor chooses this option, they will see a text box appear where they can specify their “Other” option.

Let us know if you have any questions about this new survey type on the comments below, or by email us at [email protected]

Other enhancements

Other updates to are minor, but they should smooth out a number of basic functions. They include:

  • You can now delete answers in multiple choice surveys – previously you would have to remove the text and save the survey to delete an answer
  • The default website is now “All”. This means that by default, the survey will display on all websites that you have added.
  • You can now delete websites from your admin panel. This is not necessary for most users, but if you’re looking to change the list of websites that you have installed, you can now remove sites.
  • CSS enhancements – we’ve added a number of CSS enhancements to make sure that the MARE survey displays well on all sites, and that it is noticed by the visitor.

That’s all for this week. We hope that you all have a great holiday, and we’ll be back with another update to MARE in the new year. In the mean time, if you have any questions, we’ll still be available for support at [email protected].


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