Polls are the most popular way of asking the opinions of users about a specific subject. And, web is the perfect place to use them.
Lately, social polling is being used widely as they require the user to login with a social account, results + data collected can be filtered and sharing of the poll is encouraged.
Opinion Stage, a professional web-based application (with a functional free plan), simplifies creating such social polls so much.
The application has a very nice interface to create a poll in minutes. It is possible to choose between 2 poll types:
- multiple choice
and use images or videos, customize the look + functionality (like enabling users to filter results, sharing options and more).
Opinion Stage supports all the major social networks (Facebook, Twitter and Google+) and offers a rich reporting backend that allows administrators to view results by various social, demographic and behavioral filters.
Although it is also possible to create standard polls with the application, social polls increase the engagement so much and provide much more valuable data.
Once a poll is created, it can be embedded to any web page instantly. Here is a real example (and feel free to vote):
3 * -three month- accounts of this social voting app is being given away and you can comment to this post to join.
Winners will be selected randomly with the query below a week later (11 September 2013).
SELECT * FROM wp_comments WHERE comment_post_id=4529 AND comment_approved=1 AND comment_type='' GROUP BY comment_author_email ORDER BY RAND() LIMIT 3
Good luck to all.