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How to Create an 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.

Make a Poll

  1. Type your question into the question field on the poll maker.
  2. Type each of your answers below. You may add up to 100 answers
  3. You can add images by clicking either the question or answer fields and then selecting the icon
  4. Poll Maker Create Tab

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.

  • Change the Look and Feel
  • 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.

    Poll Maker Themes Tab
  • Allow or Restrict Multiple Votes
  • 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.

  • Allow 'Other' Types of Answers
  • 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.

  • Hide Results after Voting
  • 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.

  • Add Multiple Questions
  • 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.

    Poll Maker Settings Tab

Get Poll Responses

There are two basic methods of publishing your poll. You can either:

  • Embed:
  • 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.

  • Share, Tweet, Facebook etc
  • 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.

View Your Results

On the share tab you'll see a link to your results. On the results page (when you have collected votes) you will see the sections below

Poll Results Bar Chart Poll Bar Charts
Poll Results Pie Chart Poll Pie Charts
Poll Results Geographical Map Poll Geographical Poll

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