How to create a Facebook Poll in 3 simple steps, in five minutes or less. If polling doesn’t excite you that’s because you don’t know what you don’t know. No problem because before leaving this page you’ll be on fire as you learn how polling can boost business and sales!
Not only that, once you learn the trick to efficiently survey with the Facebook Poll options you’ll realize that you can totally dominate across all of your social media networks.
Within this post you’ll learn:
- How to set up a Facebook page, step by step
- The Benefits of Polling
- Polling Types
Example of Polling Questions
- Quick Tips to Improve Pollings
How to Create a Poll on a Facebook Page?
Let’s get started setting up your Facebook Poll
Log into your Facebook page scroll down to create a post. Scroll over (within that same box) until you see the three parallel lines, click on them
Click on the 3 parallel lines. This will take you to the publishing tools link at the bottom of the little box; click there. (another box will open that read publishing click there). The next box to open reads ” CREATE POST”; click on that large blue button
From the create post button; you will see another 3 parallel lines, click on them again. The next box to open to the left within that box you’ll see is “poll”; click on “poll”, follow the prompts; next click on preview if you would like to preview it before submitting, or Share Now … Finish
Creating a Facebook poll is simple to do. It’s a great way to build relationships with your target market. It also demonstrates that their opinion counts and that you care. The more concise and direct your questions are the more helpful their responses will be. Hence, the more engaging and crowd-pleasing your audience will be.
As you continue on, you’ll find even more sample questions and learn more polling survey reasons and expectations. These small gestures can be a game-changer.
· Understand and improve customer experience
· Receive real-time Feedback
· Increase employee relationships and conversations
· Extremely easy to use and setup
· An effective way to gain data
· Customer Satisfaction
· Customer feedback
· Customer Experience
· Customer Loyalty
· Event Surveys
· Concept Testing
· Employee Engagement
· Job Satisfaction
· HR Surveys
· Market Research
· Opinion Polls
· Business Strategy Validation
More Polling Benefits
· Easy to start
· Increase customers loyalty
· Improve employees morale
· Higher employees retention
· Induce employee engagement
· Boost ROI (return on investment)
· Create winning campaigns
· Can post your poll anywhere online
· Get instant feedback
Steps for Setting up Your Facebook Poll
Keep in mind if you can post to your Facebook page you can create a poll. Moreover, you can create, publish, and receive feedback within 5 minutes. It’s mobile-optimized and you can collect data via excel or PDF export.
Sample Polling Questions:
1. What’s the best time to start Zumba classes during the week?
2. Which of the two choices is the perfect name for our new ice cream flavor?
3. Where of the two choices should our next conference be?
4. On a scale from 1-5, how would you rate our customer service?
How to Promote your Facebook Poll
There are a few ways to promote your poll:
1. Invite your friends and fans to your page.
2. Post your poll on your blog or website.
3. Send a link out to your email database.
Why are Facebook Polls Helpful?
Engagement is a major component of online marketing. Polls are another way to keep your followers and fans connected to you and your brand.
I can’t say enough about market research. It’s as important as iron is to steel. Your customers’ insights and opinions on new products or service offerings are vital. And theirs is the only opinion that counts. If you’re still wondering why to create a poll… market research proves to be worth its weight in gold.
Event Planning and Feedback
When planning an event knowing what your attendees expect beforehand can save you thousands. Like Geico, “15 minutes can save you thousands”; a 5-minute survey can save you plenty. Creating a poll is one of the better ways to ascertain your guests’ top preferences such as venue location, entertainment choice, refreshment choices, and favorite speaker to name a few.
Course Feedback: Put away your paper performance assessment sheets. There’s an easier way to get feedback from conference attendees, lecturers, or specific classes. Polling is easy, quick, and efficient!
Volunteer Organization: Run polls to mobilize volunteers, collect RSVPs for events and gather data from the field.
Academic Research: Quickly poll a sample audience with your preliminary research theories before investing significant time into developing a detailed hypothesis.
Travel Industry: Hoping to improve your travel customers to stay? Simply ask. You can poll your customers during a stay by simply asking them to participate in your polling survey. You’re looking for feedback to discover ways to improve their experience.
Net Promoter Score (NPS): This is a polling strategy that we see often. “On a scale of 0 to 10, how likely are you to refer a friend or colleague?” These types of polling questions give instant insight. The results from these kinds of questions can offer quick discoveries of ways to improve your customer’s experience.
Technology: Laptop or Desktop? Mac or PC? iPhone or Android? Poll your clients on their favorite technology preferences to set the tone for future conversation, product introductions, and literature distribution.
Government: Agencies and government officials can quickly gauge citizen feedback to proposed changes or gather suggestions with an online poll.
80 Million Facebook Business Pages
Fact: According to Facebook, there are over 80 million business pages, but only 50,000 companies use polls. What does that mean for you? Opportunity!
Creating your Facebook poll could be the missing piece of the puzzle. I hope you’re just as ready to read and execute as I am about sharing this information. This is another one of those overlooked and under-utilized strategies that many businesses miss.
You don’t have to spend loads of money to get answers. You just need to take advantage of the available Facebook tools that are at your fingertips. They are easy to use and cost-effective ways to build your brand awareness, connect with your customers, and increase sales without breaking the bank.
Moreover, what’s really exciting, to set up a Facebook poll is “FREE”. The secret of the Top Dogs and Fortune 500 companies is out. For decades Madison Ave. used surveys as a valuable marketing tool. While small business owners were clueless about the advantages of customer feedback. The good news, today, with the advent of the internet, we can poll our target market for free as often as you wish.
Can you imagine what this could mean for your business? Uncovering answers would lead to more sales, increase productivity, minimize costly mistakes, hence give your competitor a run for their money.
To add fuel to the fire, according to Facebook, there are over two billion monthly users. Lastly, your customers, new hires, next business consultant, or the like, will be at your fingertips and easy to reach.
3 Quick Tips to Improve Your Polls
1. Keep it short and simple.
Use a multiple-choice format, with a maximum of one to five questions for quick polling.
2. Make it about them.
3. Keep rating scale questions consistent throughout your short poll. Sample online polls
Use surveys to encourage your audience’s engagement. Ask for their opinions and preferences – and make it fun!
Below are a few survey templates. These are provided to stir your creative juices. Remember the basis for your poll. What needs, desires, or problems are you trying to address. Make it as short, quick, and easy as possible.
General Event Feedback
How did it go? Did attendees enjoy the event? What would you like to see more of? Poll for feedback to help with planning your next event.
Customer Service: How would your customers’ rate your customer service experience team? Did they wait long to get assistance? Was your team member courteous and helpful? Find out with a quick survey. 🙂
Website Feedback: Although I’m not a huge fan of popups, I’ve visited some websites that the pop-up was presented tastefully. You can use a pop-up to poll your visitors for many reasons. (1) To ensure that they’re finding what they come for.
(2) To find out who they are. (3) To retrieve any type of general information about your visitor.
When it comes down to marketing and advertising, the more you know about your customer the more you grow… and EARN! (the more helpful you can be)
Employee Programs: Facebook polls are also good for workplace inquiries. How many times do managers and team leaders not quite hit the nail on the head? The persons who are the closest to the customer (your employees) know and see a lot and are normally willing to share. Polling your workforce for their ideas is a major step; in reaching a profitable polling decision.
Online Social Networking
This is a great reason to make your Facebook poll today. How do you know which is the best social media platform to use to market your business? Many small business owners get this wrong because they just pick one.
Set up a quick poll can assist your business to do an about-face. During so you can instantly identify your client’s favorite social media hangout. You can just simply ask which social media sites do they visit and how often? The results will leave you knowing which channel to use for your next social media marketing campaign.
Health and Nutrition: Poll clients to learn more about their habits and the changes they might like to make. Use online polls for quick progress checks and to share useful information in a fun way.
· Gain actionable insights by polling your existing fans.
· Collect valuable data that your team can act.
· Analyze poll results through comprehensive dashboards and graphs under the page insight tab.
· Ensure your poll looks great on both desktops and on mobile devices
· Easily customizable
· Simple to add images
· Result analysis
How to do a FB Poll
Now that your poll is up it’s time to start strategizing. What would you like to know about your customers? Questions are the answers. Correct replies take you directly to results, omitting many of the fail attempts. Responses to questions such as: which food should we add to or take off the menu, what are the best times to hold classes, who’s your preferred speaker, etc. You now know because you asked.
FB questionnaires can be very productive and useful. Whether you are asking which products people would most like to see available from your online boutique or what is their best flavor of ice cream, the response allows you to quickly gain information tailored for your needs.
Making a Facebook poll is quick and easy to do; so go ahead and use them whenever you’re thinking about what other people might be thinking. So, opposed to becoming the next failed Physic, using Facebook poll options is likened to looking into a crystal ball to see exactly what your customers’ likes and dislikes are.
Lastly, a quick story about one of my favorite mentors, business developer, and leader. Many of you know him; he’s a multi-billionaire and has a TV show, Marcus Lemonis (The Profit). I’m always impressed with how Marcus can analyze any business within minutes. (1). He immediately identifies where the companies are bleeding. (2). He knows how to stop the bleeding. One of his go-to strategies is always, always, always, some type of market research. He conducts tests in many different formats and polling is a biggie~.
I hope you are even more excited about setting up your Facebook poll. Polls are one of the easiest ways to conduct market research. Don’t forget accurate market research can save you thousands if not millions of dollars. It can be the difference in choosing the right location, products, or services. Facebook polls can help place your business in the top echelon of your business category.
Again, using the Facebook polling option is one of the quickest ways to research your market. It’s a strategy that most large multimillion-dollar companies adopt. Now as small business owners we can implement the very same strategies from free to a small fee. The internet has leveled the playing field for all businesses. Our only job is to learn how to play on new turf.
Please don’t just dismiss this post as that’s nice and informative…. setup your Facebook poll today.
Remember the 80/20 rule, you’re going to be either the 80 or 20 percenters. Eighty percent of the people are going to either like the post or not but still do nothing. The other 20 percent are going to act immediately.
That leaves me to my last point. I often hear many people talk about competition; competition isn’t as fierce as everyone thinks. WHY???? Because most people don’t act on new ideas. To win in business you don’t have to be the smartest, best-looking, highly educated, or most knowledgeable.
You can just listen, learn, and take action on your way to the top. And learning how to create a Facebook poll is another small step in the right direction. Let me know if this post was helpful and how you’ve implemented your polling strategy. And what you’ll gain from setting up your poll?
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