Maybe you’re familiar with the word ‘poll’ or ‘vote’. You might find some vote section on the sidebar of some blogs or sites.
Poll is one of the elements that able to optimize and getting traffic for your blog. It’s like you ask for your readers’ opinions about something through their votes. Let’s see how to apply it and make a great effect for your blog!
Getting Niche for Your Poll
The most important thing to do is get a niche for your poll. Make sure it’s related to your blog niche or your readers might get confuse with what you’re trying to ask them. For example, if you’re maintaining an entertainment blog, create a poll entitled “Which movies that you love most?” and then list the movies to be choosed by your readers.
Create A Special Post
Don’t just put the poll on the sidebar. Your readers might never noticed it. Create a special post for your poll. Put your poll first and then some description about your poll and tell how curious you are in knowing the result from the poll. Then put the poll on the sidebar with the link to the post. Don’t forget to create a special post too for the result. Announce the result then elaborate with some discussions. Your readers will love it!
Moderate the Duration
Make sure you set suitable duration for your poll. You might create a poll with short length such as 3-5 days or long duration such as 5-6 months. You can also create a never ending poll but don’t forget to update about the results in a specific time.
Promote your Poll
Don’t forget to promote your poll through Twitter and forums to increase the amount of voters for your poll. The more voters the better. More voters means more people will come again to see the result of the poll.
Creating poll is easy but you have to consider some points to make sure it’s completely works for your blog. There are poll provided for Blogspot users so you can directly choose from ‘Add Elements’ and if you’re a WordPress or other platform user. I recommend using MicroPoll or PollDaddy because they’re free and easy to use!
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