Are you polling your followers?

Online polls have been a great tool used by Bloggers going back many years. Of course, comments are a fantastic way to get feedback from your users but polls are unique in that they allow users to get specific feedback on questions they pose. So, if you want to know what your followers think about a particular subject, just ask them. In addition, polls are a simple way for users to engage with your content, making them very popular, thus boosting your engagement website program.

Thanks to WP-Polls and similar WordPress plug-ins, bloggers have been using this tactic for many years. WP-Polls offers some unique features that make it one of the best options for WordPress websites:


  • Allows user to select multiple answers
  • The ability to a start and end date
  • Customizable poll templates to select from
  • Access to stats/analytics
  • Tracks and monitors IP addresses (so no one can “cheat” by voting multiple times)


Polls have been a useful tool for bloggers for more than a decade and social media platforms took notice. These platforms know that marketers are always looking to boost audience engagement and collect specific user data and integrated audience polls are now a feature on all major social media platforms google play music songs herunterladen.

I will take a look at each of the “Big 3” platforms’ integrated poll tools and explain how you can make the most out of them.


IG rolled out their poll integration in 2017 and did so in their most popular feature – IG stories.

Polls are placed in the form of interactive stickers that users can add to a story’s already engaging, visual content. Although you are limited to two responses, it is a great way to obtain feedback on the visual content in a story hugo kostenlos downloaden für pc. There are also many different design options to make these poll stickers visually exciting.

A great way to make the most out of IG polls is to involve your audience in the content of the poll. Users are likely to engage with the content if they feel they played some kind of role in its creation. They are also very likely to engage with future content

I would avoid market research and general topics when using IG polls herunterladen. The Instagram platform lends itself better to fun, visually oriented polls.



Facebook was quick to follow Instagram in providing polling tools. Unfortunately, you are once again limited to only two responses. However, they offer unique features such as incorporating both images and GIFs into your polls musik von youtube auf itunesen. I strongly suggest users take advantage of these features to make their polls more appealing, they will see a much higher response rate overall.

Facebook does have third-party apps that work with the platform, allowing users to have multiple answers/choices. These more in-depth polls can be an extremely helpful for businesses and marketing research purposes.



Twitter accounts could always conduct polls in the early days – sort of. Users have long had the ability to track responses to tweets, uses of their hashtags and their re-tweets. However, it wasn’t until 2015, when Twitter first introduced an integrated poll tool, that allowed users to fully take advantage of the benefits of polls.

Twitter tapped into the overall appeal of the platform by making the polls easy to take part in through a simple click. The designers also kept the way that users consume & digest information on Twitter in mind when designing their poll integration. They realized that users take in data quickly by scrolling through small, short tweets that catch their attention. Accordingly, they designed polls that are clean, light on text and provided a way to grab users’ attention visually, through the use of emojis.

Accounts can create appealing, sleek looking polls with up to four responses. The built-in option for multiple answers allows users to ask more detailed and specific questions allowing businesses a simple way to conduct useful market research.



A recent study found that posts with polls/questions are one of the top post types in generating high engagement numbers. This is because polls are simple to set-up and simple to respond to. Users are likely respond and since that response is the answer to a specific question, that info is always helpful

Explore the features of the poll tools for each platform and see which works best for your needs, keeping in mind that each platform has benefits and drawbacks. For example, while polls can have more answers on Twitter, which helps users gather specific data, users cannot include images or video in the voting options. If the visuals are key to the question and visuals are an important part of the data being collected, Instagram might be a better option.

The good news is, if you get a bit creative, you might be able to adapt the same poll to work well on all three of the major platforms – after some tweaks.

As always, keep track of your results and data and incorporate it into future polls. (i.e. which method had the highest engagement rate).

If you are already utilizing polls on your social accounts, let me know which platform works best for you and why.

If you aren’t already taking advantage of this useful tool, start polling your followers, I think you will be surprised at the high engagement numbers and find the feedback very useful.

Kroeger is teaming with Microsoft to revolutionize the way we shop!

With the rise of Amazon’s Fresh service as well as app services such as Instacart, many consumers prefer to do their shopping from the comfort of their home word herunterladen 2013. Microsoft is set to launch new technology in two of Kroeger’s biggest stores in an attempt to bring shoppers back into the store.

The technology promises to personalize the shoppers experience, in the process making the experience much more bearable, while at the same time promising to increase Kroger associates’ productivity win 7 download kostenlos.

Here is how it works. Microsoft has created what they call EDGE (Enhanced Display for Grocery Environment) Shelf digital display system. The new digital display shelf will replace the traditional paper tags that we are used to seeing on the shelves apps für filme herunterladen. The digital display can communicate everything from pricing and promotions to nutritional and dietary information and even video ads.

This “digital price tag” gives Kroeger the ability to instantly change prices or initiate promotions across its stores download online storage. This offers major advantages to Kroeger – the ability to restock immediately and undercut the competition’s pricing on the fly while at the same time saving employees time that would have been spent changing the tags by hand kostenlose wii spiele herunterladen.

The coolest part of this technology is that the shelves communicate with the customer’s smartphones allowing them to quickly fill their custom shopping lists and even saving them time at the check-out lines ikea map.

As a customer goes down the aisle and passes an item on their shopping list, a personal icon of the shopper’s choosing, appears on the digital shelf letting them know to grab the item wo kann ich call of duty modern warfareen. The shopper can then use their smartphone (or a Kroeger supplied handheld device) to scan the item, allowing them to bypass the checkout line. Once they have scanned in the item, the app then lets the shopper know where to go to find the next item on their list saving them even more time kaspersky kostenlosen vollversion chip.

The shelves and app also work together to let the shopper know of any available coupons as they make their choices. It can even assist with a shopper’s dietary concerns wie kann man eine youtube playlisten. For example, if a shopper is gluten-free and is looking for products that do not elicit a weight gain, the app will let the shopper know which products are best to use in their weight loss programs happy birthday bilder kostenlos downloaden.

The technology is absolutely amazing and if all of the parts work together seamlessly, it would absolutely revolutionize the way we shop for groceries – making trips quicker and easier. It also frees up associates to help you with any questions.

But will it work? The technology is as of yet to be tested in a real-world environment. Microsoft and Kroeger plan to test it in two major stores and if successful, promise to expand to other locations and stores. The technology might be confusing to seniors who are used to traditional shopping and even cutting coupons but this is not the market that Microsoft and Kroeger are looking to corner.

As great as this technology is, the same technology can easily be implemented into Amazon’s Fresh service with one major difference, the shopper still doesn’t have to leave their couch to go to the grocery store. This not only is appealing to millennials but also seniors who have trouble getting around. Another concern would be the cost of this technology, will prices rise as a result? If so, that may discourage shoppers.

One thing is for sure, if the technology works practically in the real-world, a trip to the grocery store will be an entirely new and very convenient experience for the shopper.


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So often in business we are talking to bigger issues than our products antivirus program free full version windows xp.

It may be hard to see with balance sheets, profit margins, ROI, corporate politics, etc herunterladen. but the reality for anyone in business is that people are always our customers.

When crafting a message for a campaign we all have an option of using trickery taping emotion to sell our products schriften herunterladen adobe. It is something that can be very good for our consumer, it also can sack consumers with products they don’t need or want.

When people get sacked with products that turn out to be junk they feel betrayed vca attesten. This is using people in the worst way. Another more subtle way this is often done is by short sighted marketers with a flair for the dramatic. Offender’s perpetuate this with the use of charity… something like “we will give 10,000 to cancer research if you buy our product”… This often provides a net profit of over $1,000,000 and often its for products people would have never purchased otherwise budget book open office for free. Our worldview tells us we should be doing good, and many get used because of it.

There are 3 companies I know that are being honest to this worldview in its entirety…

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Shoes save lives, and provide opportunities for education in the developing world… this company produces shoes with minimal material and is constantly reducing it’s environmental impact.

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Blogs I Like, Part II: HEMA

To be completely honest, this should probably be Part 1.5. This isn’t actually a blog (it’s a shopping site, I think) and I don’t actually know what they’re saying because it’s all in Dutch lizenzfreie zeichnungen kostenlos downloaden ohne anmeldung. I don’t speak Dutch. However, I think the animation on this site is absolutely gorgeous. Click on the site and just wait and watch. The animation will start in a second klingelton app kostenlos herunterladen. Really fantastic, I promise. Go ahead, I’ll wait.

Oh my God, did you click avrt.dll? Did you watch? It’s amazing, RIGHT? I have no idea exactly what the little pop-up at the end is advertising, but I just LOVE this concept. It’s like an online Rube Goldberg project downloaden you tube mp4. It’s fun, engaging, and visually beautiful. It doesn’t hurt that it shows off the technical expertise of the site builders, as well as the fun aesthetic of the people who own it deezer app herunterladen. I think business would be a LOT more fun if everybody incorporated this kind of sense of humor and attention to detail.

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Executive Vision: CNBC’s spotlight on Leadership


CNBC is doing a special 5 part global series on Leadership and Vision herunterladen.

We have attached the full hour long episode below featuring some of the most preeminent minds in the Technology sector.
Some key points that are touch upon in the episode:

  • Understanding the User is a Top Priority
  • Production Mindsets don’t always work in the digital space
  • Small is the New Big
  • Innovation isn’t always about equating dollars in the short term
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