A Blind Form Submit is a seamless way to get form submission data with just one click. We find that more people like to click through on emails than submit forms. Using this feature, users submit the form unknowingly by simply clicking a link in an email.

 

What is special about a Blind Form Submit?

  • Capture user data in one click directly from email
  • No form for user to fill out
  • No form landing page to create

 

What exactly is the User Experience?

Open Email ==> One Click ==> See Confirmation Page.

 

Total form fields user needs to fill out = 0.

 

What is a blind form link?

When a contact clicks the link, the form responses are submitted to Eloqua. For the contact, they don’t need to fill any form fields and they don't even know they’re submitting a form.  This will be useful for capturing contact information.

 

Where to use the link

  • RSVP responses
  • Newsletter subscriptions
  • Event registrations

 

With this one Blind Form Submit click, you can also execute more form processing steps, such as adding them to a shared list, or sending an email notification to the sales team or sending a confirmation email to the submitter.

 

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Adding Blind Form Link to the Email

Go to your email, highlight the text you want to click and insert the blind form URL as a hyperlink.

 

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Process to create Blind Form:

 

Go to Assets ==> Form ==> Create Blank HTML,

Choose the form name and HTML name as simple for better understanding.

 

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Click on the arrow icon and select view Html and select the Integration tab details.

 

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Steps for Blind Form URL:

  • Pickup the form action from "Integration Details"
  • Get the elqSite id
  • Add in the required fields & their span tags

 

And, finally the URL of the Blind Form will be like this.

 

http://ssiteID.t.eloqua.com/e/f2.aspx?elqFormName=formname&elqSiteID=siteID&emailAddress=<span class=eloquaemail>EmailAddress</span>&TrackedField=StaticValue

 

Site Id ==> Numeric id given by Eloqua.

Form Name ==> Html name of the form(In the above image, the HTML name of form is Blindform)

emailAddress ==> Html Name of Email Address field

<span class=eloquaemail>EmailAddress</span> ==> the field merge of email address generated by eloqua.

Track field ==> The value of custom field to be tracked

StaticValue ==> The Html name of the field to be tracked.

 

The number of fields which you declare in the form, those fields you have to call in the URL separated by "&."

 

And, if you want to track contact fields like email address, first name, last name etc., you have to mention field merge values in the URL and if you want to track the custom values, you can mention the html name of the field.

 

Challenge:

We got the requirement of when user clicks on the link, based on his country the page has to be open.

For example, if the user country value is 'India,'  the English page has to be open and if the user value is 'Norway,' the Norway page has to be open.

 

Solution:

We got this achieved by the following process.

 

Go to the form processing step, and select the redirecting web page and click on the conditionally and select the form field value in left side and and select the country and double click on the country filed and give the country name like below. (Make sure you have called the country field in the form and URL as well).

 

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So based on this option, you can redirect to number of pages based on the user country value.

 

Hope this post is helpful for you.

 

Thanks.

 

 

Helpful Courses: B2B: Blind Form Submits, B2B: Advanced Editing and Form Processing, and Fundamentals of Forms and Landing Pages.