The easiest answer I’ve come across to the title question is through Twtpoll. This is an ideal tool to conduct surveys on Twitter and your blog, which comes with two different versions: one free and one paid. I assure you that even with the free you can do many things, and for that reason I invite you to consult this website.
Step by Step Twitter Polls
Go directly to www.twtpoll.com, and click on the Create poll link. From there, the system will start asking you for a series of data, logically the first thing is your Twitter account, since this survey will send your followers.
Then you have to choose the type of questions that you want them to be formulated, and it is done from a list of options. There are multiple choice questions, a single choice, matrix type, star scale, possibility to sort, and also questions to answer in a text box.
In this example case I will define a question, and I will call it “The Question of the Week”. Then we put the different options, one per line, in the box below.
Among the options, there is the possibility of setting a closing date for the survey. If we do not put anything there, it will mean that the survey will not have an expiration date. You can also synchronize with the time slot you are in.
Another option that you can configure is whether or not you allow multiple votes from the same IP address. Maybe it will help you avoid repeated ballots. You will know if it is worth applying that filter.
Once you’re ready, you hit the “Create poll” button, okay? And your survey is ready. You are now in a position to share this survey on Twitter, Facebook or Buzz. It will also give you a short link that you can use to facilitate access to it.
Twitter Polls Conclusion
But I think the most interesting thing that brings you this system is that you can also bring the survey to your website. You can do it with the question and also with the results, to locate them if you want in the column on the right of your blog, or in the central part. You decide that.
In my case, I have brought surveys done in Twtpoll that work very well. I fire the article and then hit the survey. As I’m using the free option, a small tool branding will appear, but it does not really bother me.
Well, you’ve seen how in a matter of minutes I’ve set up my survey, I’ve sent it to my Twitter users and I’ve placed it on my blog. So I will have a very useful survey functionality and very soon I will receive feedbacks that allow me to have very valuable information, because it is nothing less than what people think of following me on Twitter or visiting my blog.
Tell me if you use surveys on your blog and what profit you get. Maybe you have some other good tool to recommend. So, leave your comment and open the discussion.