All online entrepreneurs make efforts to increase their presence on the internet. Maybe you are doing good in your online business but there is always a room to kick your start-up to the next level. Online polls are one of the strategies, helping you get discovered online.
The online polls are the way to let visitor express their views and share their opinion about a particular product or a service. If you want to attract more audiences to your website then your questions have to be right and should be related to your business.
Why use Online Polls?
Well, before going any further, I would like to discuss the types of online polls that you can conduct on your blog or the website.
Multiple poll questions
Yes/No poll questions
When you want a straight forward answer of the poll question, you conduct Yes/No polling. This is generally done to filter out the more serious buyers from the casual ones. The example could be like:
You can add maybe as one of the options to filter out the slightly serious buyers which can purchase your product if followed properly.
Score Poll questions
This type of poll question is generally used to know the score of the product or service on a scale of 10. The score poll lets you know the opinion or experience of the respondents after purchasing and using your product or the service.
Scale Poll questions
There are times when you want to know the degree of satisfaction in the mind of the consumer after using your product or the services.
This satisfaction level through this poll question helps you in improving the product.The score poll and scale poll generally convey the same meaning while one gives number other shows the degree.
The poll question could be:
Demographic Poll question
Suppose you are running an Online store, designing clothes for every age group. Your Online store will get the direction if you come to know the age, occupation, income, ethnicity, etc of the visitors.
I mean to say that for example your visitors are mostly 18-30 years of age, service class with monthly income range $2000-$4000 and are mostly Asian community.
You will be able to design the clothes according to their taste where the chances of conversion are more and your Online store grows.
Constant sum poll question
You are regularly updating your blog but have found that the visitors are not growing at the desired rate. Somebody suggested you conduct a poll with the following options:
How much of the total free time do you devote to?
The result was as follows:
It was later found that the blog was not mobile responsive that is it is difficult to read on mobile. This poll question provided the solution of slow growth in the readership. This type of poll is called constant sum poll.
Rank order poll questions
When you are interested to know the popularity of a particular product. For example,How do you rank the following websites on the basis of ease of use?
Image chooser poll
There are times when you choose to use pictures to design your poll questions then you create an image poll ask the respondents to respond to the questions.
By now you come to know the importance and types of online polls. Now it is time to actually implement the learning but you must be wondering how to implement it?
Weebly offers 2 great app polls to choose between them. One is Pinpoll and another good alternative is QuickPoll
You can use Pinpoll to create a poll and can be added directly to the site. It offers many features free of cost like one can create unlimited polls of multiple-choice questions, add videos or the animated pictures at the background of the poll to make it more attractive, the respondents can see the real-time result and one can even know the responses of their Facebook friends.
Although the above-mentioned features come free of cost, if you want to use all the features then it costs you $9/month.
Once it is added to the dashboard of your Weebly site then you can easily drag and place it at any location on the page of your choice.
Under poll settings, select the option “create new poll”. Thereafter, you can type the poll questions and its multiple answers, can change the background, layout, font, etc to design an eye-catching poll for your readers.
The extra tab has many extra features and some of which can be activated by paying a one-time nominal fee:
Quick Polls App
Let me discuss one of the popular poll apps of Weebly, Quick Polls. You can easily design a customized poll, attracting more readership on your blog that increases sales of your Online store.
Let us look at this:
It offers a free and premium plan to its users:
If you are a Weebly user then you can add this poll directly. The Quick Poll is a tool to ask a poll question in an easy way. The result of the poll appears in no time and you get a real-time picture of the poll results.
You can say that it is one of the easiest ways to engage your audiences. You can create customized polls inside the Weebly editor.
The quick polls offer the following features to its users:
This app offers 7 days free trial, thereafter it offers 30 responses free per month or pay $3.99/month to get unlimited responses.
It only takes a few seconds to make this app live on your website and you can start creating polls. Simply, go to the app center here and select ADD.
This will connect the Quick Poll to the site and it will be added to your dashboard. There, you can drag and place it where you want it to be featured.
Thereafter, click on the Poll and select Poll set up out of the four options:
You can design & customize the poll by changing the colors, font, and background of the poll. You can even get real-time responses of the poll in your mail-box.
Online Polls are a very effective medium to engage your audiences and grow your e-mail list. However, you should ask a question which people are passionate about to answer and can even take help from the influencers to spread your polls.
Tips for writing great poll questions:
Weebly offers 2 very good options Pinpoll and Quick Polls which you can add to the dashboard of Weebly editor in a matter of seconds. Thereafter, you just drag the app of your choice and place it on the page where you want it to get featured.
Start creating attractive polls for the users and start getting responses, increasing your visitors.