Adding a Poll to your website in nothing new, but the available options to create a poll have increased significantly.
Adding a Poll to your website may offer something extra that will drive more traffic to your website and keep them on your website longer.
ant to add a Poll to your Website or Blog but don't have a good enough reason? Here are a few of our reasons why we think it is worth the time to add one.
1. Good for Creating Interaction
Giving your online visitor a chance to post their opinions with no threat of anyone recognizing who they are is always fun. Voicing your opinion and then comparing it to how everyone else voted can be fun for new visitors to your website(s).
2. Give People Another Way to Find You
With a good poll page, you can have it on your website and have that same pole on the internet with your company profile, logo and link to your website (preferably on that is not defaulted to a "nofollow"). This way you can optimize your websites polling page by promoting it at through all your other social networking sites. It is non threatening to any client as well. I mean really, how threatening is "Please Take our Poll on the Best BookMarking Sites!" or whatever your decide your poll is on.
3. Gives You More Google Juice
Not only the backlink to your website helps your online search engine friendliness, but driving more traffic helps and keeping visitors on your website and staying on your website longer all helps give your website more "Google Juice" so your website will be easier to find on the internet.
4. Test yourself
This is a great page to test your SEO and Social Networking skills to see how much traffic you can drive to complete your poll on your website.
I came across a pretty cool FREE site that allows you to create unlimited Polls and Survey's for your websites or blogs. Visit Crowdsignal.com.
Here is what you get for free!
- Unlimited polls and surveys
- 1 user account
- Includes Crowdsignal branding
- Poll voting is rate limited
- Limited report filtering
If you use a self hosted WordPress themed page, search the plugins for "Crowdsignal Polls & Ratings". Add the plugin and either create your own poll from within WordPress, add it to the editor to easily add polls to your pages or search for all your polls when asked and import any polls you may have created from Crowdsignal.com
Not a techy and feel it may be to complicated to use? It is fairly simple, just create your poll and then copy and paste it to your blog or website.
Generate another back-link to your website, see how much traffic your can generate, give people another reason to visit your website and keep customers on your website longer by adding a Poll!
That is only one of the many sites to create a poll or survey. Please see our post on the "Overview of Different Quiz, Survey and Poll Sites" to view several other options.
If you have any comments or have any other great polling sites to suggest, please let us know about them!
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