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Saturday, January 05, 2019

How to Create a Google Form For Your Survey Registration

Google Forms is one of the easiest ways to gather data for your spreadsheets in Google Sheets. If you’re not familiar with its ins and outs, is also a great way to gather information related to meetings or conferences.

Designing a form, getting it distributed and then gathering the data is one of those jobs that can seem incredibly daunting the first time, but a tool like Google Forms is easy to learn and incredibly powerful.

Whether you are doing something as simple as an RSVP form or collecting contact information, planning your next camping trip, manage event registrations, whip up a quick poll, collect email addresses for a newsletter, create a pop quiz, and much more.

Or something more complicated like conducting a survey or quiz, Google Forms should make the process quick and painless for you and your respondents.

Because it also allows you to use your own photo or logo, and Forms will pick just the right colors to complete your own unique form, or choose from a set of curated themes to set the tone.

Choose from a bunch of question options, from multiple choice to dropdowns to a linear scale. Add images and YouTube videos, or get fancy with page branching and question skip logic.( page branching and question skip logic. )

Also responses to Google form are automatically collected in form of a spreadsheet or response form depending on what you want you can also have the summary of how your survey perform in forms, graphs and charts with their percentage. (Sheets.)

Google form is part of the google docs suite It’s a free suite of applications that google allows you to work with all in syn in unison with your Google drive, it’s also responsive, so that means it’s easy and beautiful to make, edit, and respond to forms on screens big and small.

Am going to be giving you a full tutorial and overview of how to use google form to create great looking and very useful and efficient form that you can send out via emails, links or however you want to do it.

While there are a number of form creation tools available, today we’re going to focus on how to use Google Forms to collect important information of your customers by taking you through the basics of Google Forms.

So let’s get started.

1. Login To Your Gmail Account

You can find your Google form from any Google product dashboard since Google form is also a Google product . All you need to do is locate a grid like box at the top right corner of any of their product.

For the purpose of this guide we shall be using a gmail account so go ahead and login to your gmail account >>then go to the right side of the screen at the top >>click the grid like box you will see a drop down box locate drive and click.

This will then take you to a new window where you see google drive written at the top left corner of the screen under it locate New and click.

This shows a dropdown<< scroll down to More click << locate Google form in the next dropdown and click the arrow button you then choose blank form or from a template.

2. Name your form

Give a name to your form first at the top left corner click untitled form or the template form name and enter a new name.

Or from the form remove the text untitled form away and put whatever you which to call your form there once you reload the page everything will change automatically. So let’s move to the next stage.

3. Add description

In the next section under the title is where you put your form description this is where you state the scope behind what your form is really about it can be as long as you want the main idea  is to communicate your mind.

 Your description can be up to 1000 words depending on what you are write about.

4. Add questions

Google form have different question type the short type, long type, radio type which is when we have two option but you select anyone, multiple choice type, number error notification.

To see them one by one go to the left side of the form you will see a + icon click it to add the question, it will show different type of option you can select for your design.

Enter your name where you see untitled form you can then choose the response type which can either be short or long type by clicking the dropdown arrow beside the multiple choice.

You can also add sex by type sex in the next question and specify either male or female by editing the text option 1 to male and adding another option and then change it to female.

For the question type I advise you use checkboxes in this section. See the screenshot below.

Click the + icon to add another option here you can also add an email id and make if compulsory for visitor to drop their email id in order to update then on the latest improvement on your survey.

So we do that by turning the required button on if this is turned on for a question you will see a red asterick at the front of such a question if visitor fail to fill the email id section they won’t be able to submit their form.

You can also use the dot icon to replace the place of the questions by just dragging a question over the other which saves time when it comes to editing your form. The questions can also be deleted permanently by click the trash can too.

5. Add images

Now it’s time to add image to your form move to the right corner of the form and click the third icon in the dropdown to add image to your form.

You can choose an image to upload from pc drive, Google drive, search, snapshot, albums or by url and to do it directly from your computer you can just choose image to upload.

Go to the image you want to upload and click open and go ahead and click select when you are done it look like what you see in the screenshot below.

6: Add section

The last option is the add section so if you want to have different sections like section1, section 2 which people will actually have to click on to move to the next section by clicking the add section which is the last button you can add that.

7. Design your form

If you want to design what your form look like click the color palate at the top right corner of your screen.

So if you click the color palette you can actually change the color of your form as you can see in the screenshot below the form is now changing color.

You can also upload an image or a background photo by clicking the image icon at the right down of the colors, you can upload your own photo or use what Google has already for you so you can do that all from within your color palette.

8. Distribute google form

Now it’s time to send the form you’ve created to start getting responses you can go ahead and click send in the upper right end corner.

You are going to see a few different option you can send via email, obviously you can put multiple email address, title the email, include message and include form in email and you can actually add collaborators if there are multiple people you want to see what is going on with the form.

Next you are going to see this chain like icon which you send via link you can actually go ahead and copy this link here and put It in a YouTube video description and email it out or do whatever you want it.

You will notice that the link is really long if where to include the link in a banner or poster where people will need to follow the link in order to sign up for your event.

The link might be too long for then or it may not even contain the banner or post as there are some important things to still add. You can read the guide below to learn how shorten your link to enable sharing

Read. How to shorten link with to enable sharing.

I recommend that you read it to get you started with link shortening.

Another option will enable you to share the link via embed html, so if you want to put this form on your website or blog in the side bar or in a particular post you can do that by copying the embed code.

You can change the width and height to change what it look like and then copy the code and go over to your blog and paste the embed code there.

The last option will enable you to share via social media so click on the social media icon to share to the social media of your choice.

You can copy the link in your web browser to see what your form looks like.The last option is to share directly to  social media by using the social media button

9. View your responses

Now that your form is now out you can now go back to Google drive to check how people respond to your form so go to Google drive and click the form you created it will take you to the question part navigate to the responses accept to see how people respond to your form.

You will be able to the summary or individual response to your form you can even print   the response out or export it to a spreadsheet or however you want it.


There are a lot of thing that can be done with Google form, it can be used in the classroom to set teat questions and lot more depend how much you know about Google form.
I hope you find this guide helpful, please don’t forget to share who may need the knowledge on how to use Google form.

If you have any question on this guide let me know in the comment section below. And don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter to get tips like this directly in your email. Cheers!!!!


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