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.