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July 9, 2014 at 8:55 am

Polls and Quizzes Can Improve Site Traffic and Go Viral

If you are running a website with a defining look and an edgier tone of content writing, chances are you are on the right track. Hence, having images and videos on your website can help too, or even posting polls and quizzes. In this article, we will discuss more on how coming up with polls and quizzes can help you increase your site traffic, go viral and perhaps, gain you more visits and followers.

A sample online poll


Polls and quizzes, in an academic sense, are tests, which are presumably informative and educational. Polls are like surveys and in effect, will give results and feedbacks on a particular product or subject. Quizzes on the other hand, are tests to measure one’s knowledge about a certain thing. As a result, this will enable the tested person to know if he or she was able to grasp a certain amount of information. But when it comes to online polls and quizzes, it is necessary to have them interesting.

Here are some points why polls and quizzes can make a hit to your website:

Engages your visitors to your website. Make your visitors ‘stick’ to your site by putting up polls or quizzes that you think may find interesting to them. But for you to create such polls and quizzes, it is important to know what the trending topics are. May it be about the trending TV shows such as Game of Thrones or even the most widely talked about FIFA World Cup. There are definitely a lot of options to choose! You just need to be creative and have that sense of excitement in every poll or quiz you create!

Makes the site interactive. With the on-going craze that is happening on your site, polls and quizzes make your site more interactive with your visitor’s responses on their quiz results. Start a thread by allowing your users to place their comments on your post. By this, it would not only mean you are interacting with your visitors but as well as your visitors interacting with each other. 

Generates shareable results. Having good quiz results can be fascinating especially when they are likely to be true! There is a higher chance for your visitors to share these results to their friends through social media. Having your polls and quizzes linked to Facebook or Twitter can not only increase your site traffic but can also promote your page indirectly, the least.  Remember, the social media is very much used nowadays, and in fact, it happens to be one of the most common platforms for shareable contents! So make use of it!

Allows your visitors to keep wanting for more. By having such polls or quizzes will definitely make your visitors want for more. And by this, they will be more intrigued as to what your next poll or quiz will be. Definitely, it is an opportunity for you to grab! You can make outrageous or humorous posts but do not overdo it. Sometimes doing so may annoy your online visitors. You might want to make polls or quizzes perhaps twice or thrice a month so you can stick to your website’s main topic. These polls and quizzes can serve as a breather from the usual.

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A sample online quiz on a software related website

This kind of strategy is just one technique that you could do in order to get enough site traffic and knowledge from what your clients’ preferences are. There are still even a lot of ways to reach that goal. And when it comes to using polls and quizzes, the important key for this method to succeed is to make it as real as possible, with a touch of what your personality is and by aiming to a superb outcome from your visitors. You never know what could be next. So go on, and try it!


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