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Our Top 5 Out-of-the-Box Online Survey Systems Feb 6, 2009

Recently, we were contacted by SmyrnaVinings.com to setup an online polling system for their website.  Our client wanted to be able to provide community residents the opportunity to vote for their favorite businesses and restaurants through a web survey.  Developing a custom poll system was an option, but our client wanted an out-of-the-box solution that could easily be implemented on his WordPress based site.

Through research and reaching out to our friends within our ‘internet marketing network’ (one honorable mention, Brad Nix) we were directed to a plethora of quality solutions.  However, only the following  solutions made our Top 5 list.

SurveyMonkey.com – Need a robust and powerful tool for creating web surveys? SurveyMonkey.com is used by several Fortune 500 companies.

Wufoo – HTML form builder that provides an easy way to create contact forms, online surveys, and invitations so you can collect the data, registrations and online payments you need without writing a single line of code.

Zoho Polls – Want to decide on something? Create your own FREE online poll in 3 easy steps!

twtpoll – Create simple surveys and polls with this twitter application and then share them via twitter, Facebook, or email.

Text the Mob – Presenting information to an audience and want their feedback with real-time polling software?  Text the Mob allows for data to be collected by project polls or message boards on a large screen and allow audience members to text their responses via their cell phones and see results instantly.  For further explanation, watch the video below.

3 Comments on “Our Top 5 Out-of-the-Box Online Survey Systems”

  • Woodstock Real Estate February 6th, 2009 5:58 pm


    Great list of survey resources. I have used them all in some form or another and my favorite is Zoho Polls for a simple web site survey. However, Survey Monkey is best for receiving detailed answers about a product or service from a subscription list.


  • Chris Haller February 9th, 2009 10:42 am

    Hi Carl,
    I’m excited our TextTheMob has made the list, even though or especially since it’s not the classic online poll. We’d love to hear your client’s experience using it during their events.
    Cheers, Chris

  • Donna February 15th, 2009 1:48 am

    If you haven’t checked out Zoomerang, I suggest you do it today. Zoomerang pioneered the online survey space and continues to be the best tool money can buy. They have a free version (30 questions, 100 respondents), one you can access for only $19 per month, and a premium version with lots of advanced features. It is very easy to use – but if you have questions, they offer free telephone support and a wide range of online webinars and tutorials. Since they are part of MarketTools, one of the largest market research companies in the world, they have access to a wide range of survey expertise which enables them to build a product that reflects real world needs. They offer a wide range of templates enabling you to quickly design a great survey – powerful list management tools, including easy access to a 2 million member panel of potential survey takers – the ability to send surveys via email, mobile phones, or web sites – and a range of useful reporting and analysis tools including export to Powerpoint and open ended text analysis.

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