If you wish to trigger your survey at certain moments of the customer journey, you can easily set up when to show the survey to your respondents. This article will explain the timing settings that enable your survey to be shown at the right moment to maximize the response rate.


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To choose when the survey will appear, go to Target > Triggers > When would you like to show the survey?

You can ask for feedback:

  • When the page loads

    This option is the best for grasping the first impression or asking for a source visitor who has accessed your website.

  • When a user has been on the page for a specific period

    The best option in most cases- makes the surveys less obtrusive by letting the visitor adapt to a page and then displaying a survey. Most of our users choose around 5 second period, but some display a survey after 20-30 seconds.

  • On exit intent

    This option allows you to display a survey when a visitor is about to leave the page, moving the cursor toward the address bar or closing the tab. It's the best moment to ask your clients why didn't they settle payment or left a cart, for example.

    📌 On mobile browsers, exit-intent surveys are triggered when the visitor starts going back up on the page, we recognize this behaviour as a gesture of bringing down the address bar. It allows us to assume that the user is no longer engaged in the content on the page, and that's when the survey appears.

  • When a visitor has scrolled the percentage of a page

    It's the best way to check if your website was clear and provided sufficient information or to inquire about a feature or a post they just have read about.

📌 Please note that this feature is available only on the Team Insights plan. If you are interested in testing this feature, contact us at sales@survicate.com or strike up a chat conversation.

Or choose to:

  • Don't show this survey if a visitor has answered other surveys in a current visit

    If you are running multiple surveys at once on your website, you might want to limit the number of surveys your visitors are seeing to avoid bothering them. When this setting is enabled, if your visitor has engaged (responded or closed) a survey on their current visit, we won't show it.

  • Close this survey when the URL changes in a Single Page Application

    If you are running your surveys on a single-page app, you can find it useful to close the survey when the URL changes. If you are triggering the survey on a particular page - you'll ensure you are collecting responses only on that page.

Best practices

Target the survey on specific URLs or show it with a delay

Choose to show your survey after someone has scrolled a part of your webpage when they're about to exit, or only on some of your website's subpages. Visit our basic targeting guide to learn more about possibilities.

Define other filters in your Audience

Show the survey only to users from a chosen visit source, to visitors speaking a particular language, or using a mobile or desktop device. Learn how to achieve this here.

Run multilingual surveys

Try our automatic translations feature to show your respondent's surveys adjusted to their browser language and increase the response rate.

📞 If you have any questions or need help installing the Survicate tracking code on your website - feel free to reach out to our team via chat or email: support@survicate.com

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