How to make a Poll
Learn how to create your own online poll
Learn how to make an online poll with live results and no limits in seconds without any coding. Either share directly with your visitors or embed on your website. Customize completely and integrate images.
Add Poll Questions
- Type your question into the question field on the poll maker.
- Type each of your answers below. You may add up to 100 answers
- You can add images by clicking either the question or answer fields and then selecting the icon
Configure Your Poll
After you've entered your question and answers you can go ahead and start taking responses by hitting the 'Get Poll Now' button. So unless you have specialized needs you can skip this section. Alternatively you might wish to modify the way your poll operates. Below are just a few of the options you can control with our poll creator. If you want to create a poll with multiple questions or use other question types take a look at Survey Maker
- Change the Look and Feel
- Allow or Restrict Multiple Votes
- Allow 'Other' Types of Answers
- Hide Results after Voting
- Add Multiple Questions
If you're embedding the poll you can modify the layout and design of the poll so it fits with the theme of your site. Keep in mind it's sometimes best to create a little contrast and draw attention to your poll.
Want to restrict your voters to a single vote per person? This is good idea to ensure your results aren't skewed towards a few obsessive or even manipulative voters.
You might have listed on a few of the more popular answers to your poll question. What if your poll responders have great ideas and answers you haven't listed? You can allow your voters to submit answers you have listed by enabling this option.
Fairly self explanatory. Ticking this option allows you to present the results as a blog post and encourages your visitors to return to your site. It also tends to prevent voters from attempting to manipulate results.
If you need a poll with multiple questions, you can use our free Quiz Maker which has all the same features (+ more) and allows unlimited questions and responses.
Get Poll Responses
There are two basic methods of publishing your poll. You can either:
- Share, Tweet, Facebook etc
If you have a website or blog and want your poll to appear directly on your site you will copy and paste the embed code directly into a page on your site. With this method it's best to test your poll before you publish. Although it's very rare your sites code can interfere with the embed code. If you do run into trouble give us a contact and we'll help out.
Every poll you create can be shared directly via a link like this: http://www.poll-maker.com/poll258677xb49B4b97-10 or shared directly to Facebook and every other social network directly. This is a very simple and reliable method and if you're looking to maximize the amount of quality responses it's best to share via all the methods available to you. Pro-Tip: Publish your poll via every method available to you and remind your audience to vote daily. If you run a poll on facebook you will only be able to gather responses on Facebook, if however you run a poll on our platform you can share on all major social networks with live results.