Facebook polls are a great way to gather quick information. They can be used to get ideas from friends, ask questions, or ask customers for very quick feedback.
They’re incredibly quick and easy to create, however they have a few key drawbacks as well.
The benefits of a Facebook poll include:
There are also some downsides to a Facebook poll:
Click Groups on the left, under Pages.
Select the group you want to make the poll for
Then hit Create Public Post.
Write out your questions and answers. Note, by checking ‘Allow people to add options’ entrants will be able to write in their own answers rather than choose your options. Pick this if you want your poll to be more open ended.
You can tag people in the Group if you wish so they get notified, but this can be very hard to do when there are a lot of people, as you can’t tag the whole group.
Click post, and your results should appear in real time.
The process is exactly the same from the mobile app as well.
You can also add your poll to Stories as well by hitting the + Add to Story button, then tapping the Shutter icon, clicking Stickers, then tapping Poll to make your poll.
As we mentioned before, there are some key drawbacks to making a Facebook poll, these include:
Campaignware offers a fantastic alternative in that you can:
It takes a little more time to set up, but the benefits outweigh the negatives since you’re growing your list and building a poll at the same time, which is something a Facebook poll just won’t do.
It’s 100% free to set up and use as well. We’ve uploaded a handy guide on how to do this here:
Once you’ve created your campaign you can embed your campaign into your website by following these simple instructions (note, if you can embed a YouTube video, you can embed a Campaignware campaign!)
Are you interested in polls on Twitter? Read our outline, common pitfalls, and best practice guide to Twitter polls.