Twitter 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 Twitter poll include:
There are also some downsides to a Twitter poll:
Log into Twitter. https://twitter.com/home?lang=en
Click the Poll button to open the Poll maker
Write out your question and answers, set the time you want the poll to be active for
If you hit ‘Everyone can reply’ you can adjust other options such as who you want the poll to be seen by (general Twitter users, or only people in your network)
Click Tweet, and your poll will be live.
The process is the same on the mobile App as well.
As we mentioned before, there are some key drawbacks to making a Twitter 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 Twitter 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
If you can embed a YouTube video, you can embed a Campaignware campaign into your site.
Are you interested in polls on Facebook? Read our outline, common pitfalls, and best practice guide to Facebook polls.