Online polls are getting popular in social media as companies are trying to engage with their audience.It is an alternative format of content that if used correctly can entertain fans and followers.
If you have a website , a facebook fan page or a twitter account you can create polls with the help of online applications in order to get in touch with your audience in a friendly way.
One of those beautiful apps is Riddle
It is a website where you can create interactive social content for your campaigns in minutes.Quizzes , polls , lists , surveys can be very daunting if you go alone.
How Riddle Works
The process is very simple.When you enter the Riddle website you select the type of desired poll and choose from templates or you create a new one.
There are a few easy to follow steps in order to get your poll done
- Monetize (none , lead gen , Mailchimp auto-responder , custom ads)
- Customize (main colour , fonts , language , list counter , custom tweet text)
Publish – Share – Embed
When you are finished you get
- a Link to your Riddle poll
- an option to share it directly via Facebook or Twitter
Types of Polls
Opinion – Find what people are thinking
I chose a template , changed the text , left the image untouched and my result is
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List – All time best .. 10 reasons why .. Everybody’s love a good list
I chose to create one poll from scratch. There is an option to add any media I want
- Search images in Google or Getty (be aware to use only images you have the right to do so).If you are unsure what to do I refer you to my article on Royalty Free Images.
- Insert videos from YouTube
- Upload images from your computer
- Select from the Riddle stock images (beautiful photos on various themes and topics)
- Photos from your Facebook account
- Article link (you can insert any link from the web or your own)
I took one of their stock images for my intro description , add 3 items , uploaded 3 images from my computer , inserted link for each item back to my website’s reviews. Then I changed the main colour and my result is
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I chose a template and left the images and descriptions as created by Riddle … Then I selected to edit the images in the Riddle Photo Editor.
- Effects (original , clyde , avenue , haas , arizona and more…)
- Draw (colour picker , eraser , brush)
Applied an “Avenue” effect , added a text saying “Are you Ready?” and the result is
How much do you know about creating viral content?
Do people love to share fun quizzes?
Do you have to be very clever to write quizzes?
Viral content novice
Viral content expert!
Personality – A fun little test to determine people’s natural biases
The template here is awesome so I kept all their settings.The poll is ready , do not worry about the text.I just did not change it
What type of viral content writer are you?
You write viral content to make money
You write viral content to educate
How do you come up with your ideas for new content?
I research current hot topics (this answers scores for educate) I see what my competitors are up to (this answer scores for money) Over a glass of something at my favorite bar (this scores for fun)
Do you have a web site with lots of traffic?
Yes I have loads of traffic! (money) I have a web site but don’t have loads of traffic (educate) I don’t have a web site (fun)
Survey – Ask your users their opinions about anything
As with the previous type I left everything untouched.
The viral content tools survey
- The user to choose one option
- The user to choose as many options as they like
- The user to type in their answer – great for feedback or suggestions.
Which type of viral content looks most interesting to you / your business?
Which type looks the easiest to create?
Is there any type of viral content you would like us to offer?
Thank you for taking our viral content survey
More Types of Polls and Surveys are coming soon , as the company announced.
- Unlimited Riddles
- Unlimited embeds
- Run your own ads (coming soon)
- Basic lead generation
In this membership all the responses of the poll will be delivered to your email.
Comes with a 14 day trial and 30 days money back guarantee.
Starter – $30 / month or $25 / month billed annually
- All features of Free account plus
- Remove of Riddle logo
Pro – $60 / month or $50 / month billed annually
- All features of Starter plus
- Remove “create your own Riddle” link
- Add your own logos
- Custom share tweet
- Custom lead generation
- Download lead gen CSV
- MailChimp integration
Business – $550 / month or $500 / month billed annually
- All features of Pro plus
- Advanced lead gen reports
- Custom lead gen conversion pixel
All your polls are automatically saved in your profile.
Additionally Riddle is providing Statistics on each poll
Moreover there is a help button , live supporting chat and an FAQ section.
Mike Hawkins – co-founder of Riddle jumped into the chat room when I was there and asked if I needed any help.That is something unusual and shows how friendly is the environment in that company.
What else is in Riddle – Blog
Riddle offers information on the application usage and provide tips that can help you create better projects.Topics like
- Adding Riddle content to WordPress
- Our approach to customer support
- Why people love to take quizzes
- Understanding Riddle statistics
- How to use Quizzes to build a huge email list
- The ultimate guide to republishing content
can enhance your creativity and boost your knowledge.
I am more than satisfied with Riddle.The app is fast , easy to use and the outlook is professional.There are templates to choose from and ready stock images.What I loved most is the superb UX (user experience) , I felt like home immediately.But you have to test it on your own to understand.
The Free membership is a goldmine itself if you are OK with Riddle logo on your polls.
The Pro accounts are way better but the business plan seems expensive.Of course it is ideal for big companies or organisations that run surveys and polls quite often.
For bloggers I recommend to check the Free version and then if you want you can jump to the Starter or Pro account.
I can’t wait for more types of polls inside Riddle.
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I hope you will enjoy Riddle as much as I do.I am waiting for your comments and thoughts.Are you using polls for your campaigns yet?..What other app would you suggest for that matter?…Till next time , your online partner.
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