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Facebook Practical – How to Run a Poll on your Facebook Page

I recently read an interesting article on the Hubspot blog – asking the question, “Is the day of the ‘How To’ blog post dead?”

Well, given how many questions I receive following training sessions and generally via Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, then I am saying, no, it’s not. And I’m still going to ensure that I blend a number of practical guides within our blog.

This latest blog ‘How To’ comes from a recent delegate that asked the question about how she can run a poll into her Facebook Page audience.

It’s pretty simple – as is everything if you know how to do it. So just in case you too are looking to run a poll into your Facebook audience but haven’t figured out how to do it yes – here are the simple steps to follow:

Step 1 – Go to your Facebook Page

Step 2 – Go to the Status Update box

Step 3 – Click on the Offer Event+ tab

Step 4 – When that opens up you’ll see

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Step 5 – Click the Question tab in the drop down menu

Step 6 – You’ll get this box stating ‘Ask something’ and down in the bottom menu the facility to Add Poll Options

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Step 7 – You’ll be presented with your Poll options where you can add an option (and you can keep adding to it should you feel you need to ask more options into your Poll).

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And that’s it.

Some Poll Pointers

  • Before publishing a poll be sure that you have considered what you are looking to get out of the poll so that you are asking the right questions.
  • Polls are great for helping your audience to engage in a speedy and low maintenance way. People hit the ‘Like’ button on Facebook far more than they make a comment, that’s because the ‘like’ feature still enables engagement but is very low maintenance for the end user.
  • Asking a Poll is therefore a good way of getting engagement around a subject which could potentially be far too open ended if asked in a more ‘open question’. So in a nutshell, Polls make it simple for people to engage and share their viewpoint.
  • Plus the results of the Poll may give you insights which you may not otherwise have known. And provide you with interesting feedback which you can create content around.
  • And finally, what’s the best way to start a conversation? Simple – ask a question.

Happy Facebook polling.

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  1. The Question app is no longer available since Facebook decided to pull the plug on it : http://techcrunch.com/2012/10/19/facebook-questions-shut-down/

    As a Facebook developer, I made a similar application that lets you create polls with multiple questions and images. You can use the basic version for free here : http://bit.ly/fbook-poll

  2. Sanderq says:

    First clear explanation I could find for this simple question. Thanks!

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