How to Use a Custom Quiz

Use rules to differentiate your product recommendations, as well as personalize quiz content with advanced rules.

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Written by Mark Baek
Updated over a week ago

Custom quizzes differ from dynamic & AI quizzes in that every outcome is manually built, rather than relying on the quiz to filter out product choices.

Custom quizzes offer the most control over product recommendations and can be the best choice for certain quiz types like skincare routine finders.

πŸ’‘ What you'll learn

πŸ’‘ Prerequisites

All Octane users can create custom quizzes, but advanced logic is only available on Octane Plus.

Adding custom quiz logic

Unlike dynamic quizzes, logic for custom quizzes is not added in the questions themselves. Instead, custom quizzes create quiz logic through result page rules.

These rules are added in the RULES section that's included in every new results page:

Creating a custom quiz involves creating a results page for each possibility you'd like to show customers at the end of the quiz. If you use ADVANCED LOGIC across content blocks, you can show customers multiple variations within a single results page.

πŸ’‘ What if someone doesn't match any result page rules?

The fallback results page won't have rules - this is the results page that's shown if someone takes your quiz and doesn't match any of the custom conditions.

If you only need one results page in your quiz, the fallback results page is a great one to use since the conditions are already set for everyone to land there.

πŸ“• Adding new results pages

You can add new results pages by clicking Add results page from the main screen in the quiz editor.

This option will only be available in custom quizzes. New results pages cannot be saved until they have at least one rule.

πŸ“• Using content blocks with advanced logic

Adding advanced logic to content blocks is a great way to increase the complexity of your product recommendations without having to make a separate results page for every variation.

Advanced logic will hide a content block unless the conditions in the advanced logic rule is met, letting you add multiple versions of a block but only showing the relevant ones in an actual quiz.

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Best practices

πŸ’‘ Try not to use too many answers in your rules

The more answers you add into a rule, the more difficult it becomes for customers to match the rule.

This also makes your overall quiz logic more complex and difficult to address with changes later.

1-3 answers per results page is generally a good place to start.

πŸ’‘ 2. Avoid overlapping rules between results pages

If someone taking your quiz matches more than one results page at the same time, they'll only see the 1st one in chronological order.

This means any later results pages that shares conditions with that one will never be seen.

πŸ’‘ 3. Use advanced logic to simplify your results logic

Creating a separate results page for every potential combination a customer can pick from your quiz can result in a lot of content.

Advanced logic can allow you to group multiple preferences under one result page condition, making it easier for you to juggle the different result page conditions you've created.

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