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Can I customize the link (i.e. URL) for my survey so it uses my website domain?

If you own a domain name and a Web site, you can create a custom link to a survey that uses your domain name and points to a Web page on your Web site (e.g. www.example.com/survey.htm). The Web page on your site that the link points to must contain special HTML tags (META tags) that tell the user's Web browser to go to the Vista survey.

Creating a Web page with a link to your survey on your Web site

Note:  A Vista survey link (i.e. URL) normally looks like this:  http://vista-survey.com/survey/v2/survey.dsb?ID=2316871535

  1. Copy the HTML code below that contains META tags and paste the code into a new .htm file for your Web page.
     
  2. Replace the survey links that are bolded in the code with the link to your survey.
     
  3. Save the .htm page on your Web site.
     
  4. Send your users a link to this new Web page. The META tags in your new Web page will redirect the users' Web browsers to the Vista survey.

HTML code containing META tags:

<html>
<head>
<META HTTP-EQUIV="Cache-Control" CONTENT="no-cache">
<META HTTP-EQUIV="Expires" CONTENT="0">
<title>Survey</title>
<META HTTP-EQUIV="Refresh" CONTENT="0; URL=http://vista-survey.com/survey/v2/survey.dsb?ID=2316871535">
</head>
<body>
<noscript>
<a href="http://vista-survey.com/survey/v2/survey.dsb?ID=2316871535">Please click here to start the survey...</a>
</noscript>
</body>
</html>


Creating a Web page on your Web site that embeds your survey

Alternatively, you can embed your survey diretly into any page on your Web site using a sepcial HTML tag (the IFRAME tag) that will load the survey into a specific portion of the Web page.  The example below will load the survey as the entire Web page.  If you want it to be only a portion, then you only need to use the line with the IFRAME tag.

  1. Copy the HTML code below that contains the IFRAME tag and paste the code into a new .htm file for your Web page.
     
  2. Replace the survey links that are bolded in the code with the link to your survey.
     
  3. Save the .htm page on your Web site.
     
  4. Send your users a link to this new Web page. The IFRAME tag in your new Web page will load the Vista survey directly inside the IFRAME on this Web page.

HTML code containing an IFRAME tag:

<html>
<head>
<META HTTP-EQUIV="Cache-Control" CONTENT="no-cache">
<META HTTP-EQUIV="Expires" CONTENT="0">
<title>Survey</title>
</head>
<body style="margin:0px; overflow:hidden;">
<iframe src="http://vista-survey.com/survey/v2/survey.dsb?ID=2316871535" frameborder="0" style="border:none;width:100%;height:100%;overflow:visible;"/>
</body>
</html>


For information on how to get your survey link, see Send a Survey.