interactive content, online survey, traffic generation, web polls, website plugin

Next generation content sharing and delivery

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:

  1. 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

  1. 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

  1. 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

Why not join us, it’s free and we have so much to offer…

Hope to see you there!

 

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online survey, web polls

Transform your web polls, surveys and voting systems into something fabulous

Even the very title sounds boring. How excited do you really get when you visit a website to find a little inconspicuous poll or survey attempting to grab your attention somewhere along the sidebar or some other place with just as much luck

The fact is that people will only jump at the chance to participate in a poll or survey, if they have something to complain about and they happen to be upset. Now, I could have written an article on the numerous ways of creating very effective polls and surveys but it’s already been done, it doesn’t work,and then you wouldn’t be reading this particular article right now.

You may have looked into some of the existing poll and survey applications out there, and don’t get me wrong, some of these platforms are quite fantastic, but they do not solve the root of the problem, they just allow you to create more boring and uninteresting content, but trust me you’ll be glad you found this article.

So, how do you actually transform your web polls, surveys and voting systems into something fabulous? Sounds impossible? Life has taught me that nothing is impossible

Let’s see why these polls and surveys are so boring and ineffective to start with.

  1. The actual topic being polled does not interest it’s audience

If you are into boats and you come across a poll with options about boats, you are much more likely to participate, than running into a poll about motorbikes.

  1. A poll does not belong to its audience

The sole owner of the data collected by the poll, belong to the creator or company. The audience give you their choice and have nothing to do with the poll anymore, their choice does not really belong to them.

  1. Your poll or survey has no social platform

Everyone participates in their own right and there is no interaction among the participants. No one has any idea who participated and what they chose

  1. You have a limited audience

Taking into account all of the previously mentioned obstacles, only a fraction of the people who do see the poll, is going to participate, demotivating even more people to participate in the first place, due to general lack of interest

  1. Your audience is getting nothing out of it

Unless you are paying people to participate, they are not getting anything in return for participating. Even paying people to vote, will never give you a true reflection of their true choice.

Overcome all these challenges, and you would literally transform the way polls and surveys are being done on the internet today!

Now for the good news…

You don’t have to solve any of these challenges, it’s already been done.

FavYouList is brand new platform that leverages on existing social networking infrastructure to socialize your polls, surveys, lists and any kind of options where people can make a choice and select their preferred values.

With FavYouList, every user has their own profile and when they participate on a list, their choices are  saved to their own ‘favourites’ profile. They can see if other friends have participated and what options were selected. When you create a list like a poll or a survey, you can target your audience demographically as well as using predefined categories and keyword tagging. By associating the options that users are selecting with their own profile, they feel a degree of ownership over their choices and it adds to their social currency as well.

But there’s more….

When you integrate FavYouList onto your site, it provides you with content (lists) when you don’t have any more lists available for a user to participate. So the next time the user visits your site but they have already completed your poll or survey, another one will become available from the network. Because many websites integrates with FavYouList, your lists will also be available to users on other sites, that has content related to your list keywords and category.

This means that your lists will become available on partner sites when their lists have been completed, and they need lists that has not been done by a particular user. This way you can increase your audience a hundred fold, while providing fresh and interesting content for your own audience.

Users get polls and surveys relevant to their interest, they get to participate and contribute towards the ongoing trends and they are able to see what other people are doing.

FavYouList is free to use for everyone, join the network and never do a boring survey again.

Why don’t you join us and see what all the fuss is about. You have so much to gain and nothing to loose.

We’ll see you there!