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How to share surveys, polls and quizzes.

Publish and Share Your Content

If you have already created your survey/poll/quiz with us, it is now time to publish and share your content. Easily spread it to the world! We have given you tons of convenient options to help you achieve this venture.

To watch a video tutorial, check out the following link: Share and Publish

We’ve also provided a written tutorial below.

To be able to take advantage of these publish and sharing options, you just need to click on Publish and Share under your survey/poll/quiz name in your Dashboard:

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Once you click on Publish and Share, a new screen with all great Publish and Share options that we offer will pop up. It is up to you to choose the option or options that you like best! All of them are listed on the left side of the screen.

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Now let’s review in detail each of these options.

1) Java Script

Untitled This is an option we recommend you if you want to publish your content directly on your web-site or blog. You just need to copy the generated javascript code (to make it easier for you, we implemented a Copy to clipboard button available just above the code.) and paste it into your web-site or blog. The survey/poll/quiz will now be shown there. For advanced users, we’ve also added the option to add custom tags to this code.

 

 

2) Website pop-up

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Once you are happy with the result, just copy the code on the bottom of the screen (Copy to clipboard) and implement it in your web-site.

3) Direct Link

This simple option allows you just to copy a direct link to your poll/survey/quiz and then paste the link in your e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, Skype or whenever you would like!

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Simply press Copy to clipboard and then paste the link wherever you want to!

4) Facebook

Facebook is the world’s largest social network.

UntitledWith this option, you can share your content directly on your Facebook. You can just press Like and the survey/poll/quiz will be shown as liked in your recent activity. You can also post the content directly to your Timeline. In order to implement your content in Facebook and have your friends participate without even leaving Facebook, click on Copy to clipboard and then paste the link on your wall.

Another awesome feature we provide is to add content to your Facebook page. Just choose Connect to Facebook -> Add as page tab and your survey/poll/quiz will be added to your Facebook as a page tab.

 5) Twitter

Twitter is an online social networking service and microblogging service that enables its users to send and read text-based messages of up to 140 characters.

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To share your content through Twitter, just press the Tweet button.

 

 6) LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a social networking website for people in professional occupations.

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To share your content through LinkedIn, just press the In Share button.

 

7) Delicious

Delicious is a social bookmarking web service for storing, sharing, and discovering web bookmarks.

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To save your content on Delicious, just press the Save on Delicious button.

 

 8) Google+

Google+  is a multilingual social networking and identity service  owned and operated by Google Inc.

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To share your content through Google+, just press the G +1 button.

 

 

9) WordPress

WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and a content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL.

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To add your content through WordPress, just Copy to clipboard and then paste the link on your WordPress blog. You can also download an AddPoll Plugin/Widget for WordPress (we have provided a direct download link) and install it to your WordPress blog.

10) Blogger

Blogger is a free weblog publishing tool from Google, for sharing text, photos and video.

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To share your content through Blogger, just press the Add to Blogger button.

 

 

 

11) QR Code

Yes, we do offer this hot option!  QR or Quick Response Codes are a type of two-dimensional barcode that can be read using smartphones and dedicated QR reading devices, that link directly to text, emails, websites, phone numbers and more!

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Just scan the given code with your smart phone or digital camera equipped with a QR reader app and the survey/poll/quiz will automatically come up. You can also download the code to your PC/Laptop/Smartphone.

 

12) E-mail

Through this option you can share you content with your previously created E-mail groups.

Please check this tutorial for more details on how to Create and Use E-mail Groups.

13) MailChimp

MailChimp is an email marketing service with over 2 million users.  It offers an easy way for users to send email newsletters, manage subscriber lists, and track campaign performance.

MailChimp takes a variety of basic and advanced features (like templates, list segmentation, a/b testing, geo-targeting and ROI tracking) and makes them accessible to the everyday user through automation and a competitive price point.

Their platform uses an open API and encourages other systems and web applications to integrate with its email-marketing engine. The MailChimp platform is integrated with addpoll.

UntitledIn order to execute your MailChimp campaign, you need to enter your MailChimp Api Key. API (application-programming interface) is a way for you to “sync” your customer database, CRM, CMS, or e-commerce shopping cart with MailChimp. Figuratively speaking, it the API key allows addpoll and MailChimp to “talk” between each other. To find more details on how you can grab your API key from MailChimp, please check out this tutorial.

Then enter your API Key, press Save and you are done!

 

If you need other options to publish and share your content, please e-mail our support team and we will see if can implement even more convenient ways for you to spread your content, created with addpoll!

 

Create and Use E-mail Groups

E-mail groups enable you to send invitations for your polls, surveys, and quizzes via e-mail. You can also customize your e-mail text before you send it out.

How to Create an E-mail Group

In order to create an e-mail group, please click on the Email groups navigation bar:

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Here you can create a new Email group. Just press the Create a new button or Create now.

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The following screen will pop up:

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You need to give your new e-mail group a name (will be visible only for you). For example, Customers. When ready, press Create.

 

 

You can then add people to your e-mail group.

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You have three options to add people to your e-mail group.

 

 

Option 1)

With this basic option you just need to click on Add one in the Add Email tab and start adding the e-mail addresses manually, one by one.

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When you are done, you just need to press Save and then you can proceed with adding more e-mail addresses.

Option 2)

This option allows you to upload a bulk of e-mails at the same time! You just need to have a CVV/Excel file with your contacts’ e-mail addresses. Please choose the Import CSV/Excel file tab.

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Option 3)

The last option allows you to paste your contacts directly from a spreadsheet. If you want to choose this option, please go to the Paste from Spreadsheet tab.

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Here you can just copy and paste the content from your CSV or Excel file – up to 10 000 contacts can be pasted at once.

When ready, press the Import button.

 

How to Use Your E-mail Groups

Once you have created your e-mail group or groups, let’s see how you can send invitations to them.

For our example we will use a survey. Let’s say you want to share you survey with your e-mail group. What do you need to do?

Just go to your Dashboard, point at your survey name and click on Get Code.

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You will see the Publish and Share screen.

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From the long list with options choose the one before last: E-mail.

Then put a tick in front of the name of the e-mail group you want to use (Customers, in our example).

Your subject of the e-mail by default is Invitation, but you can change it, if you want to.

In the message body, you can change the entire text, if you wish. It is fully customizable. You also have the following tags inserted in your text by default:

 

 

 

[firstname] – Inserts the recipient’s first name, as set in the email group
[lastname] – Inserts the recipient’s last name, as set in the email group

[title] – Inserts the survey title
[link] – Inserts the survey link
[user] – Inserts your user name with addpoll.com

You can delete any of these tags, if you do not need them. You can also add your custom tags and give them your own values!

When you are ready click on the Send button and your survey, poll or quiz is released to the world!

Share Your Account

If you have an account with addpoll.com, you are already one of our users. Being our user means that you can take advantage of all fantastic features that we offer!

But this is not all. Now you can share your account with other people and give them the permissions that you want to.

How can you do this? You simply need to add new users.

How to add new users?

First, go to the Users navigation bar:

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There you will see the following screen:

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Press the Add a new user button.

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You have two options here – to add an already registered with us user or to invite a Guest user – a person who does not have an account with addpoll.com.

 

 

1) Adding users who already have an account with addpoll.com

Let’s review the first option. If you want to add an user that already has an account with us, you just need to enter their e-mail address.

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Then you need to choose if you want this person to have Manager or Administrator permissions.

If you give the new user Manager permissions, they will be able to do everything that you can do, except for deleting content. They will be able to edit everything on your dashboard and styles, though.

If you grant the new user Administrator permissions, you will be conceding all your rights to the new user, including the permission to delete content.

When you have chosen what permissions you want to grant to the new user, press save and the new user will be added.

The new user will be also notified via e-mail about the granted permissions. The e-mail will look like this:

“Hello Angela, you have been allowed to access JohnSmith addpoll.com dashboard.
At your dashboard you will find a drop-down menu from where you can switch to the dashboard of other user.”

2) Adding Guest users (users who do not have an account with addpoll.com)

Now let’s have a look at the second option and see how you can share your account with a Guest user – a person, who does not have an account with addpoll.com

Go to the Guest user tab and fill in the short form:

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You need again to choose Manager or Administrator permissions and click on the Save button in order to add the new user.

Please note: The user will be notified via e-mail about the given access, but the password will not be sent with the notification. You will need to give the password to the new user personally.

The e-mail notification that the user will receive will look like this:

“Hello Barbara, you have been allowed to access JohnSmith addpoll.com dashboard.
Click on the address to confirm that you accept the given rights.”

How to manage your users?

Now let’s go back to your Users dashboard and see what further options you have for the Users that you have created or how you can manage them from now on.7

 

 

As you can see, you can Edit and Delete your added users quite easily.

 

User permissions are available for all accounts. You can add 1 new user if you have a free account and 10 new users if you have an Extra or Pro account!