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Online polls are a fast and flexible tool for understanding and engaging your audience. They allow you to study participants, collect opinions with quick responses, or do research.

Use online polls to captivate your audience

Find out what your audience thinks and let them vote from their computer, smartphone, or mobile device.

Create a poll with one of the many poll types we offer

Pick a poll type that works best for you, including multiple-choice, open-ended, word-cloud, or survey options.

Create online polls in a matter of seconds

We work hard to keep it simple. You can create your polls ahead of time or craft them as you go.

Run quick surveys online

Your audience can offer real-time feedback during your next meeting or conference. Use the data as you go or study it once your presentation is complete.

Embed your online polls on your website

Swift generates an embed code that you can place within your website or any content management system. Share online poll results to give color to your presentations. Share poll results with your audience, team, or voters as you go.

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What is online polling?

Online or web polling is usually presented as a questionnaire on a web page, and respondents can answer questions online. Online questions — especially anonymous ones — can help you learn a lot about your voters. People have an option to share their opinions without disclosing their identity which means they can answer more openly. Usually, the poll maker shares a link or the dedicated event code to the questionnaire. An interviewee follows the link and enters text in the questionnaire fields. Then, the system sends the results to the organizer’s computer so they can share the results with the audience members or the selected group. You can use online questions for a large number of events, including elections, conferences, university lectures, and corporate meetings.

People share their opinions without disclosing their identity which means they can answer more openly. Usually, the poll organizer shares a link to the questionnaire. An interviewee follows the link and fills out the questionnaire fields. Then, the system sends the results to the organizer’s computer so they can share the results with the interviewees or the selected group. You can use online questions for a large number of events, including elections, conferences, university lectures, and corporate meetings.

Why should I use online polls?

Using online questions offers significant advantages over other polling options:

  • It’s a cost-effective way to explore your audience: You cut costs by not spending money on paper, printing, forwarding documents, or making phone calls.
  • You save time and effort: Web polling software collects and analyzes responses automatically. All you have to do is create a question and run it, then you stop it when you’re done. It's no wonder creating a free poll from anywhere in the world is one of the most invaluable resources a poll creator has at their disposal.
  • Respondents can choose when to answer online polls: Comfort and flexibility increase the response rate of every poll question.
  • It makes the questions easier to access: Organizers notify participants by providing a link in an email, or by showing the questionnaire on the presentation screen. Respondents can also respond via computer, laptop, mobile device, etc.
  • Swift polls have high reach and scalability with more solutions than you'll find anywhere else.
  • An online questionnaire has flexible settings: You can quickly create packets of questions customized for any audience, including students in classes, at work, with teams, employees, or any other group.
  • Anonymity is essential: Respondents feel safe when their name and identity are protected and they can answer a poll question privately. This increases responsiveness and completion rates.
  • Feedback is more accurate because an online system handles it: There is no need to enter lengthy text responses manually so the error rate of the results is reduced.
  • Website polls are done in real-time.
  • Swift itself provides data in convenient charts on our website to make analysis straightforward.

  • It’s a cost-effective way to explore your audience: You cut costs by not spending money on paper, printing, forwarding documents, or making phone calls.
  • You save time and effort: Web polling software collects and analyzes responses automatically. All you have to do is create a question and run it, then you stop it when you’re done.
  • Participants can choose when to answer online polls: Comfort and flexibility increase the response rate.
  • It makes the questions easier to access: Organizers notify participants by providing a link in an email, or by showing the questionnaire on the presentation screen. Participants can also respond via computer, laptop, mobile device, etc.
  • Swift internet polls have high reach and scalability.
  • An online questionnaire has flexible settings: You can quickly create packets of questions customized for any audience.
  • Anonymity is essential: Participants feel safe when their identity is protected. This increases responsiveness and completion rates.
  • Feedback is more accurate because an online system handles it: There is no need to enter responses manually, so the error rate is reduced.
  • Website polls are done in real-time.
  • Swift itself provides data in convenient charts to make analysis straightforward.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the most useful applications for online polling.

How do I create an online poll?

Our real-time feedback tool allows you to quickly and easily create an online poll for your business, at events, or with any group of people you can imagine.

  • When you first log in to your account, you see two ‘Create New Poll’ buttons: One is in the upper right corner and the other one is in the center of the page. Click on any of them.
  • Select one of the question types: Multiple-choice questions, open-ended questions, or a word cloud.
  • Write your question and click on Launch to put your poll to work. Your survey is live right away and respondents can start submitting their answers!

Research is more productive with direct interviews with your audience. Audience Engagement Free online polls make the audience stay on a site or group of social networks longer. This increases the response and interaction with these pages which is useful for SEO and content marketing purposes. Also, communication is vital for education and product promotion! Event Planning/ Opinions gathering Free web polls collect feedback: where the best place is to host an event, who to invite, what to offer, etc. Any opinion can be collected — impressions of a trip, concert, celebration, restaurant service, and more.

Where online polls can be used

Online polls are useful in virtually any field that involves human interaction or anytime you want to get results, create an interactive experience, and get the answers you need.

Online polls are useful in virtually any field that involves human interaction or anytime you want to get results, create an interactive experience, and get the answers you need.

Here are some examples:

  • Education: Instructors can verify subject knowledge quickly or collect feedback about their instruction.
  • Government: City or country administration staff can collect information about the success or usefulness of reforms, how efficient changes have been, and much more.
  • Politics: Polls are the most popular method of collecting information for political campaigns. It’s possible to carry out benchmark, tracking, entrance, exit, and other queries using online polls.
  • Work: Create a survey at work to make meetings more productive and fun.
  • Retail: Marketers or retailers can interview buyers with online polls and gauge customer service satisfaction. They want to know whether the product, service quality, and other factors satisfy the customer.
  • Travel: The easiest way to get travel feedback is to ask travellers what they think about things like a certain hotel, the trip’s organization, and their overall experience.
  • Volunteering: Free online polls can be helpful for finding volunteers and getting volunteer feedback after events.
  • Web marketing: Embed polls on a website with a simple code to increase the traffic and engagement on your site.

Education. The instructor verifies subject knowledge quickly or collects feedback on their instruction. Government. City or country administration staff can collect information about the success or usefulness of reforms, how efficient changes have been, and much more. Politics. Polls are the most popular method of collecting information for political campaigns. It’s possible to carry out benchmark, tracking, entrance, exit, and other questions using online polls. Retail. Marketers or retailers can interview buyers with online polls. They want to know whether the product, service quality, and other factors satisfy the customer. Travel. The easiest way to get travel feedback is to ask travelers what they think about things like a certain hotel, the trip’s organization, and their overall experience. Volunteering. Free online polls can be helpful for finding volunteers and getting volunteer feedback after events.

How do I vote in online polls?

You simply follow the link a poll creator or presenter provides you with and submit your votes. You can vote at work during meetings, in classes, or from anywhere in the world using a smartphone, mobile phone, or computer.

Tips for making online poll questions

Often, poll results become a point of reference for making important decisions, so every business has an interest in making sure their online polls are efficient. Here are some tips that will improve the quality of your surveys and the accuracy of your results:

  • Make short questions and surveys — no longer than 10 minutes or 20 inquiries.
  • Ask straightforward questions to get your intended message across.
  • Group your inquiries by topic.
  • It’s better to place ‘sensitive’ queries at the end of your poll, including those about age or education level.
  • Avoid irrelevant questions.
  • Convince participants that all the personal information and feedback is safe and won't be shared with third parties.
  • Take your time on a good design. Attractive visuals increase the response rate in online polls. This is easily done with Swift's customization solutions.
  • Add some pictures and videos to keep the participants' attention.
 

  • Make short questions and surveys — no longer than 10 minutes or 20 questions.
  • Ask straightforward questions.
  • Group your questions by topic.
  • It’s better to place ‘sensitive’ questions at the end of your poll. For example, those about age or education level.
  • Avoid irrelevant questions.
  • Convince participants that all the personal information is entirely safe and will not be shared with any third parties.
  • Take your time on a good design. Attractive visuals increase the response rate in online polls.
  • Add some pictures and videos to keep the interviewee’s attention.

FAQ for Online Polls

Swift makes it easy for you to navigate between multiple polls so you can vote on different topics and queries at the same time. Depending on the type of question, the limit of how many times someone can respond to the same question in a poll is different. The following limitation options are available for surveys:

  • One vote per device allowed
  • Unlimited votes per device allowed
  • Custom number of votes per device allowed

As the host, you have the option to limit these responses when you create or edit your poll.

Want to get started and conduct an online poll? Log in to your ExciteM account and follow these steps:

  1. Go to "Create a poll" section
  2. Enable the WEB feature
  3. Go to the Customize Template
  4. Choose a template from the template gallery
  5. Select a background from the drop down list
  6. Adjust the rest of the template components

Then, preview your online poll before launching it using the "Preview" button. You need to have a question as well as answer options typed in to use this feature. Your audience can vote for the poll either by using an email link you provide them with, by scanning a QR code, or by SMS polling, depending on which features you choose. In just a few clicks, you'll be collecting results and feedback.

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