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Share your typeform to collect data

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You created a beautiful typeform – built all the questions, created the Logic path, applied an elegant design to it. That’s the way to go. But even the most exquisite form feels useless and sad unless it can collect data.

We have great news for you. Collecting data with your typeform is easy – and you will be surprised by the completion rate you’ll get!

There are three common ways you can reach out to your clients, peers or audience to collect their responses:

  1. Send the typeform in an email.
  2. Share your typeform on social media sites.
  3. Embed your typeform in your blog or webpage.

Send the typeform in an email

You can distribute the URL of the typeform in an email. Just follow these easy steps:

  1. Open your typeform,
  2. go to the Share panel,
  3. and click on the email icon.  Email icon NEW
  4. A new browser tab will open so you can preview and customize the content of the email before sharing it: Email_generated

You can simply click on the Copy button and the URL will be copied to your clipboard – then you can paste it into an email. Please be aware that Safari and Firefox for Mac don’t support “copy to clipboard” function and, for this reason, the Copy button is disabled when using these browsers.

There is also a workaround to create an email that looks as if the typeform was embedded:

  1. Take a screenshot of the Welcome screen (or any screen of the typeform you’d like to be displayed),
  2. insert it into the email,
  3. then link the image to the typeform.

This way, people will tend to click on the Welcome screen button in the image, and sure enough, they’ll be redirected to the typeform – that will open in a new web browser tab.

Share your typeform on social media sites

You can also distribute your typeform via social media websites, such as Twitter or Facebook. Here are the steps to follow (we are using Facebook as an example):

  1. Open your typeform,
  2. go to the Share panel,
  3. and click on the icon of the social media site you would like to use: Social buttons distribute NEW

Embed your typeform in your blog or webpage

We have several articles fully dedicated to this topic since we offer different embedding options. Here is the full list of them:

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Welcome to the Share panel. This is where to come when you’ve finished creating your typeform, and are ready to show it to the world.

When you click on the Share panel, this is what you’ll see. It’s divided into three sections, Link, Embed and Email:

In Link, you can find the URL of your typeform: anyone who clicks this will be able to see and use your typeform. Clicking the social media and email buttons lets you immediately share it on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, Buffer, or via email.

By default, your typeform is indexed by Google. This means people can find it by searching on Google. You can turn this off by going to Add meta settings, under Enrich your URL information, and then clicking the switch next to Allow indexing.

But that’s not all! If you have a PRO or PRO+ account, you can make your typeform look even better in Google searches and on social media, by adding your own meta image and description. This means that when your typeform appears in a Google search or on Facebook etc, people will see the image and custom text you’ve chosen.

Click Save settings when you’re done!

Now let’s click on Embed, which allows you to share your typeform on a website:

For full instructions on how to embed your typeform, check out this article.

Finally, let’s look at Email.

If the first block of your typeform is an Opinion Scale, you can use an email marketing app like Mailchimp so people can start it in an email. This article explains how.

Now you’re shared your typeform, sit back and wait for your results to roll in!