Have you ever searched the internet for ideas on how to create attractive content that will interest your users? If you are a web designer or a blogger I am pretty sure you have.
If you do a quick search, you will quickly find that creating lists of stuff is a prominent way of attracting people. This is not only true for web content, have you listened to a radio show recently. Discussing a list of things people hate or like or a recent survey maybe, is also a great way of entertaining the listeners and even getting them to participate
So, creating a list of the 5 best restaurants to eat at in your local area makes a great article for anyone looking for a place to eat next. What would even be greater is having your audience participate and voice their opinion on the best place between the 5 you have listed. This is where the idea of a poll comes from.
Now be honest and tell me you did not feel a little cringe when I mentioned the word poll. Yes, polls and surveys are just about exciting as having your teeth pulled.
But guess what …?
It doesn’t have to be like that. We have created a way of making these more fun and we have done an excellent job of transforming them into exciting content that everyone can benefit from.
It is true, there are widgets and plugins available to host your polls and surveys. But face it, that is really all they will ever be. Polls and surveys.
What makes favyoulist stand tall over the rest is the social aspect, content sharing and audience targeting.
Let’s take a look at how favyoulist works:
- You have a gardening website and create a list of the 5 most reliable lawnmowers on the market
In the article you explain the differences of these machines, compare the advantages and disadvantages and maybe list the technical specifications of each with a link to a place where they can be bought
- Next, you would go to favyoulist and create a list of the lawnmowers: “Which lawnmower would you rather have?”
You give a short description and add a link to your article within the list, you can add media to make the list more colorful and draw more attention to it. You specify a specific category and add keyword tags to the list so it can be targeted at people that would be interested in it
- Lastly you copy the list plugin script and paste it into your article
The plugin is an easy one line script and has numerous options to configure the content that will be displayed, this includes category and keyword targeting: ‘gardening’ and ‘lawnmowers’ in this instance
Now you are all set. Visitors who lands on your newly created article have good content to read, some visitors may already have some experience with the lawnmowers you listed and would like to participate and select the lawnmower they like most from the list you provided. Their choice of lawnmower is saved to their favyoulist profile, and they also have some ownership of the choice they have made. They may even share your article or the list so that other friends who would be interested may also participate in selecting their favourite lawnmower. If a friend lands on the favyoulist page with your list, you have a link which people can follow to your article to read more about these lawnmowers. On the favyoulist website, lists are displayed to users that match their profile, so if a user is into gardening and you targeted your list at that topic, they will see your list.
But that is only the beginning…
Once a specific user on your site is done selecting a favourite lawnmower, depending on how you configured your plugin, some of your other lists will be displayed, maybe targeting the same keywords. Once you’re all out of lists, lists from other people targeting the topic will be displayed. The same list will never be displayed to the same user once they are done with it. So the next time they visit your site, the plugin will show them new content. The same thing will be happening on other websites that have the plugin installed. If some website selling gardening equipment or have an article about lawnmowers have depleted their lists, or if they have no lists at all, your list will be displayed. This is now obviously linking back to your article, so you will get visitors who are interested in your content
This way we are all sharing content to the benefit of all, can life get any better?
Be sure to check out our article on exactly how favyoulist transform your web polls, surveys and voting systems into something fabulous
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Hope to see you there!