Integrate a Survey with MailChimp

What is MailChimp Integration?

MailChimp Integration allows you to integrate your surveys with 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.

How to integrate my survey with MailChimp?

To watch a video tutorial, check out the following link: Mailchimp Integration

We’ve also provided a written tutorial below.

If you are a Pro or Extra user, you can easily integrate your survey with MailChimp by following the steps below:

1) Go to Dashboard -> Your Survey -> Edit -> Questions. Here you will see the Integrations button:

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2) Choose MailChimp from the list with options:

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3) Provide your MailChimp Api Key.

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In 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.

5) Under the API key you will see a name field and a drop-down menu with all the lists available in your account. Name your Mailchimp campaign, select the list segment you wish to use and click Save.

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6) Now map the fields from Mailchimp to corresponding questions in your survey. You simply need to link questions from your survey with Mailchimp fields:

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Note: You can assign a default value if you wish, but that is optional.

When ready, press Add. You can add as many questions <-> Mailchimp fields, as you wish!

7) When ready, press Save.

The integration is now all set in both addpoll and MailChimp! When respondents take your survey, addpoll will automatically capture the subscriber’s email address as part of the survey and you will be able to see these the e-mail addresses in the survey results.

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Integrate a Survey with Google SpreadSheet

What is Google SpreadSheet Integration?

Google Spreadsheet Integration allows you to push data collected from your addpoll.com survey into a Google Spreadsheet. In this way you can keep better track of your data within a spreadsheet. Also, you can allow anyone you want to access the data stored there. This integration can help you keep your data all in one place!

How to integrate my survey with Google SpreadSheet?

If you are a Pro or Extra user, you can easily integrate your survey with Google SpreadSheet by following the steps below:

1) Go to Dashboard -> Your Survey -> Edit -> Questions. Here you will see the Integrations button:Untitled

2) Choose Google SpreadSheet from the list with options:

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3) Connect to your your Google Account by filling in your Google Docs Login and Password

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Note: Addpoll.com will not save your password!

If you want to change the account, just click on Unlink Account

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4) Give your Spreadsheet a name and choose a Spreadsheet and Worksheet you want the results from your survey to be sent to!

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Note: You cannot have more than one survey pushing data to the chosen spreadsheet. If you have more than one survey integrated with Google Spreadsheet, make sure that you create a different spreadsheet for the data of each survey.

5) Press the Save button.

6) Select a Question to Send from the drop-down menu

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7) Fill in your SpreadSheet Column Name

NOTE: This must be exactly the same as the column name in your Google Spreadsheet

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8) Optional: If you want to pass a static default value, you can fill in the “Default Value” section of the field to post.

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9) Press Add and add as many other questions as you want to with the Add button!

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10) When ready, press Save and your chosen survey data will be now automatically populated on the Google SpreadSheet of your choosing!

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Integrate a Survey with Web Hooks

What are Web Hooks?

Web Hooks are a very simple way to tie applications together on the Internet. They offer easy and effective server to server communication without long running connections.

Web Hooks are an HTTP POST callback request sent to URL of a user’s choice in response to some event occurring /e.g. a comment is submitted or a survey has been completed/.

Through Web Hook Integration in addpoll.com you can assign an URL address to your own server where the data from your running survey, quiz or form will be automatically sent. You can then keep, process and analyze the gathered data.

How to integrate my survey with Web Hooks?

If you are a Pro or Extra user, you can easily integrate your survey with Web Hooks by following the steps below:

1) Go to Dashboard -> Your Survey -> Edit -> Questions. Here you will see the Integrations button:

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2) Choose Web Hooks from the list with options:

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3) Enter your Web Hook URL and Handshake Key:

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The Web Hook URL should contain the URL address of your server where you want your information to be sent to. This is server that the Web Hook will call when a new entry is submitted. HTTPS is not required, but it is recommended.

The Web Hook Handshake Key is an optional key that you can choose as an authentication mechanism to prevent spam to your Web Hook. This key will be included as a post parameter when our servers call yours.

If you’d like, you can give your integration a name.

When ready, press the Save button.

4) You can also map the fields from Web Hooks to corresponding questions in the survey, so that you can receive callback request for these specific questions.

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Note: The Web Hooks Field and the Default values are optional – you can leave these boxes blank.  Fill in the “Default Value” section” of the fields to post only if you want to pass a static default value.

You can also add more question with the Add button. When you integrated all the questions that you wanted, press the Save button below.

When ready with your settings, press the blue Save button and your integration with Web Hooks will be completed!

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How to Create a Great Poll /including example/

There are no strict rules for creating a great poll – it’s all up to your imagination!

However, let us give you a few hints and guidelines, which can help you write and design a cool poll.

General tips

There are a few general tips that you can keep in mind before you start creating your poll:

1) Each option that you give should be clear, concise and unbiased – try to formulate short, preferably single word options. You can also follow by a comma or dash with a short statement of what this option means.

2) Make sure that options do not intersect in meaning. This means to remember that you ask one question only at a time and the respondents should choose just one answer. If you have one option that contains another one of the given options (for example, domestic animals and dogs), there will be intersection in meaning present and the respondents will be confused.

3) Your options should be ordered logically. Generally, “yes” should come first and “no” – second. Order numerical choices could go from lowest to highest. Alphabetical order and order by the year of release can also be applied. There are a lot of ways to order things – as long as it is logical, it is fine. In the end of the list, you can also give the options “None” (the question is not applicable for the respondent) and  “Other” (the respondents can write down their own answer, if it is is not among the listed ones).

4) Make you poll stand alone. It should be easy for the respondents to just skim your question and options and give their answer. Do not include your comments or extensive explanations in the question or in the poll options. The easier you make it for people to vote, the more votes you will get!

5) You can always include appropriate images to grab the attention. If there is a picture on your poll, the respondents can get a grip of what the poll is about, before they even read the question and this increases the chances that they will vote.

Example

Below you will see an example of a great poll, created with addpoll.com. We also included a step-by-step guide on how we made this poll!

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Here is the step by step guide on how to create a great poll as this one:

1) Go to Dashboard -> Start new -> Poll. You are now in the Poll Creator!

2) Write your question in the designated field and it will appear on the top of the page as your poll name.

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3) Write your answers in the designated fields below. If you leave a box blank, it will be automatically deleted. You can also add new answer fields with the Add new answer button. Also, tick the checkbox in front of Allow users to enter their own answers in order to have the Other field appear:

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4) Go to Custom Style -> Create new

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5) Now design your poll. Here is the place to unleash your imagination!

1. Give your style a name and choose the template you want to base it on:

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2. Experiment with the Style Editor until you are happy with the results that you see on the preview, which will be constantly shown on the right-hand side of the screen!

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Here are the particular changes that we applied for this poll.

In order to insert and position the Android logo as a background image:

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In order to adjust further the image on the box:

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 In order to change the font and the alignment of the question:

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In order to remove the template background from the question box we deleted the URL and it changed to “none”:

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To change the font for the answers:

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For the Vote button we changed the font type, the fond color:

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and the background color:

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When ready, click on the Save button, go back to your Dashboard and click on Edit under your poll name to go back to the Survey Creator/Editor. You can now choose your new style from the drop-down menu:

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Then press Save and Continue.

Now preview your poll with the Preview button and if you are happy with the result, press the Publish and Share button and choose the most convenient option for you.

Your great poll will be released to the world immediately!

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Advantages for Pro and Extra Users

If you upgrade to a Pro or Extra account, you can enjoy plenty of advantages that users with free account do not have access to!

What do I get?

Let’s make a quick comparison for you to see what you get on top if you upgrade your account now:

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Let’s sum up. If you upgrade your account, you will have:

1) More survey responses per month.

2) Much bigger storage space for your files and data.

3) More additional users account – you will be able to share your account with more people, if you upgrade to Extra.

4) Advanced survey logic – you will be able to create more complex surveys, by setting validations, survey and page logic. You will be also able to create disqualification questions and terminate respondents at the screener, if they do not qualify to complete the survey.

5) Banning by IP – you can enable IP protection for your poll or survey, which means that a respondents cannot submit their answers twice from one and the same IP address.

6) Private profile – as a Pro or Extra user, you can enjoy a private profile.

7) Captcha voting protection – you can enable Captcha protection for your poll, which means that the respondents will have to fill in correctly a Captcha text box, in order to submit their answer. In this way you can ensure that only real people and not computer programs are taking your poll.

8) E-mail voting protection – you can enable e-mail protection for your poll, which means that the participants will need to enter their e-mail before they are able to submit their response. Then the respondents will need to check the provide e-mail and click on the confirmation link. In this way you can reduce the chance for the respondents to participate multiple times, as they will have to provide a valid, accessible for them e-mail address every time when they try to participate again.

9) Invite participants by e-mail – as a Pro or Extra user, you can create e-mail groups and send e-mail invitations.

10) SSL Support is another feature that you get. That means that now you can add your polls and surveys to your secure https pages, enabling users to easily take your polls and surveys without leaving your site.

11) Integrations are the newest and coolest feature that we added for our Pro and Extra users! Your can easily integrate your poll and survey data with Mailchimp, Google Spreadsheet, Sales Force and Web Hooks!

How to upgrade?

In order to upgrade, please follow the steps below.

1) Click on the Features and Plans navigation button:

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2) Choose the desired plan, by pressing Buy Extra or Buy Pro:

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3) Proceed to payment:

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You can choose if you prefer to be charged Yearly or Monthly.

When ready press Pay Now and you will be forwarded to your PayPal login page to finish the payment process.

Note: We are still working to implement Credit Card processing.

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Create a Survey

Creating a survey with addpoll is quick, easy and enjoyable!

To watch a video tutorial, check out the following link: Create a Survey

We’ve also provided a written tutorial below.

While you are at your dashboard, click on the Start New button:

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A new window will appear. Choose your option. In this case pick survey.

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Now you are in the Survey Creator! Here the first thing you will see are a lot of survey options currently available under Settings: Untitled

1) Settings

The options in Settings are designed to help you customize your survey as you want to. Let’s review them.

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First, you need to give your survey a title. It can be different than the public title – the title, seen be the participants. If you want to assign a different public title, tick the respective checkbox. You can also choose if you want the intro page with the survey name and the start button to be shown or not. If you would like to include a custom start message, you can again activate the feature by ticking the corresponding checkbox.

You can also activate some restrictions for your participants, by ticking the respective checkboxes:

1) Password protection – Only participants who entere the same password as the set one in the designated field in the beginning of the survey, will be able to access the survey.

2) IP restrictions – In the filed that will be shown after you click on this option, you can enter all IP addresses that can access the survey. Everyone, whose IP is not in your preset list, won’t be allowed to take the survey.

3) Show Captcha – If you activate this restriction, the participants will have to fill in a challenge-response test, used to ensure that the response is generated by a human being.

 

 

 

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Here you can enter a Landing Page. This is the web-page the participants will be automatically redirected to, once they complete the survey. You can also choose a different Language for the system messages and buttons of your survey. If you activate the E-mail catch by clicking on the checkbox, a GET parameter ?from=e-mail will be added to the survey url address that you send.

Now let’s review the options in the gray field.

3 Here you can activate the option to Show progress indicator, Close after a certain date or Close after a quota reached, simply by putting a tick at the respective checkbox. You then just need to specify the certain date or the number of people that you want to complete the survey, before it closes automatically. Please check How to make sure that a survey or poll will close at a specific time? You can also specify if you would like to allow multiple responses from one computer or just one response from computer by choosing the applicable radio button. Finally, you can allow or forbid sharing of your survey through social media buttons.

 

 

 

 

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For more information on styles and how to make custom styles, please check: How to Change the Style of a Poll or Survey. Once you are done with all the settings, press Save and Continue at the button of the page and you will be redirected to the second navigation bar: Questions.

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How to add questions

In this page you will be able to add your survey questions. To add a question, you just need to Drag and Drop the box with the respective type of text to the survey form:

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Feel free to experiment with this fantastic options! You can add a random text for the page header, you can add a question with free text, you can enter multiple choice questions, you can add a matrix question (with rows and columns), you can add a name, e-mail, address, date, money, URL and phone form, you can also provide a form for file upload, implement a Google map on your survey or put an HTML Snippet, by entering a custom HTML code. Simply click on the box the desired option, drag it to the left and drop it there!

 

 

 

 

 

For example, if you want to add a Multiple choice, just drag the Multiple choice box to the left and drop it there. The question template will now look like this:

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Now click on the page header and then on the options below, so that you can write your own text!

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As you can see, you have plenty of additional options for each question. You can change the order of your answers with the given two-side arrows, add media, include a note, make a question mandatory or add a comment. Answer fields that are left empty will be automatically removed. If you tick Other, you will make the question open and the customer will be able to give their own answer, instead of choosing one of the options listed.

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You can decide if you want to allow the participants to be able to choose just one answer or more than one answer. If they are given the first option, they will be able to choose just one answer, given with a radio button, the second option will let them choose one answer from a list, the third – more than one answer with checkboxes and the forth – more than one answer from a list with options.

 

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Also, your answers can be shown in the order you assigned or in random         order. Choose the wanted option      from the drop-down menu.

 

Note: You can make all questions mandatory with just one click and hide the asterix sign, if your tick the following options on the top of the questions page:

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1. Question logic:

This options allows you to show a question ONLY IF is in a certain correlation to a defined condition.

For example, the question will be shown ONLY IF the Country is USA. Here is how the setting of this example will look like:

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The groups can be again correlated with “and” (the conditions in both groups should be fulfilled in order for the question to be shown) and “or” (all conditions of one of the group should be fulfilled in order for the question to be shown). When you are done with setting the condition or conditions for the question, please press Save. Important: When your question is on the first page, you can apply only geographic rules. If your question is on a different page, you have further options. You can now correlate a question that is not on the first page with questions that are on the first page!

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For example, you can make sure that only the participants who replied with YES to question 3 on page 1 will see the current question on the second page.

2. Validations

You can add a message for the participants to see, when there is an error.

For example:

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For some questions, you can also set rules like min and max permissible values. For example, if the question requires a file upload, you can set the min and max size of the file and also allow only certain formats.

3. Predefined

This options allows you to givepredefined answer to your question and if the participant does not want it, s/he can just delete it and type something else instead.

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When you enter the predefined value, press Save.

How to manage questions

Once you have added your questions, you can always change their order by dragging them up and down on the page. You can also go to the third navigation bar called Reordering and change the order of your questions by dragging and dropping them there:

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Note: To pause a question means that it will be temporarily not shown, but once you resume it, it will become visible again.

How to add and manage pages

Adding a page is very simple – just click on the Add Page button and your new page will appear:

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You have further options on the right, which make coping and deleting pages a breeze!

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Now let’s have a look at some further options:

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Integrations allow you to choose which data from the participants can be sent to the provided integrations: Untitled

 

 

 

 

 

Page logic is the same as Question Logic, but applies for survey pages. This options allows you to show a page ONLY IF is in a certain correlation to a defined condition (see Question logic above for more details).

Once you have customized your survey, added your questions and pages, please press the Save & Continue button at the bottom of the webpage. Your survey is now ready.

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You can Preview it and then close the preview if you want to make some changes. When satisfied with the result,  press the Share button and your survey will be released!

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Create and Assign Labels

With addpoll.com you can easily add labels (tags) to the items in your Dashboard. You can then limit what you see on your Dashboard to all items, marked with a specific label.

How do I create labels?

In order to create labels, you just need to go to your Dashboard:

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The following option will appear:

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Now you can Create your first label. You just need to give it a name (for example, Work), and hit the Create button:

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Your new label will appear below:

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You can also Edit or Delete your label , by pressing the respective buttons on the right.

How do I assign labels?

Once you have your label created, you can easily assign it to items in you Dashboard.

Tick all the items that you want to assign a label to:

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In our example, the ticked items are Vendor Contact Information Form and Nestle.

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Press Apply

 

Note: If you have more than one label created, only the label or labels that are ticked will be applied. You can add multiple labels – just make sure that all labels you need are ticked.

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Your applied labels will then appear only next to the chosen items:

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If you click on the label itself, it will show you only the items, marked with this label:

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If you want to view all your items again, just select All for the drop-down menu:

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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

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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.

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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.

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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!

 

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Change the Style of a Poll or Survey

The style represents the appearance of your poll or survey, as seen by your respondents. With addpoll.com you can easily change the style of your polls and surveys. There are several build-in styles, but you can also add new ones.

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To watch a video tutorial on how to change the style of a poll or a survey, check out the following link: Change Style

We’ve also provided a written tutorial below.

How to Add a New Style

Adding a new style with addpoll.com is very simple and convenient. Once you add a style, you can use it for all your future polls and surveys, if you want to! Please start by clicking on the Styles navigation bar:

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Then click on the Create a New button or on Create now:

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You will see the following options:

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Choose the one that you want. In this example we took Poll Style, the rest are similar.

You are now in the Style Creator!

You will first need to give your style a name (visible only for you). This is important if you have more than one language added, so you can differentiate between them.

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You can base your style to the one of the build-in ones:

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Just click on the respective build-in style, that you want to use it as a base. Your preview will always appear on the right side of the screen.

 

 

 

 

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For advanced users only, we also offer the option to program their style with CSS:

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Once you are happy with the style shown in the preview, please click the Save button on the button of the page and your new style will be created!

How to Manage Your Styles

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As you can see, you can Edit and Delete your styles quite easily. You just need to click on the option that you need under the style name.

 

How to Change a Poll Style

If you already have a poll created or you are in the process of creating one, you will notice the Style drop-down menu in the Poll Creator/Editor.

You can always choose one of the built-in templates, by clicking on the Poll Template radio button and opting one of the templates offered there.

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If you want to use your own style, already added, then just choose it from Custom Style drop-down menu.

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If you want to create a new custom style, please go on reading.

Note: If you are currently creating your poll and do not have your new style added yet, make sure to press the Save and Continue button first and then press the Back Arrow of your browser before proceeding to the next step.

Please choose Create new from the Custom Style drop-down menu.

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You are now in the Style Creator!

You will first need to give your style a name (visible only for you). This is important if you have more than one style added, so you can differentiate between them.

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You can base your style to the one of the build-in ones:

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Just click on the respective build-in style, that you want to use it as a base. Your preview will always appear on the right side of the screen.

 

 

 

 

Now let’s review the Style Editor.

UntitledHere you are able to edit every single aspect of the appearance of your poll! Simply click on the category that you want to edit – all categories are listed on the list on the left. Then check the respective options that you have on the second and the third list. Feel free to experiment – your preview will be constantly shown on the right side of the screen!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For advanced users only, we also offer the option to program their style with CSS:

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Once you are happy with the style shown in the preview, please click the Save button on the button of the page and your new style will be created!

Go back to your dashboard, press Edit under your poll, go again to the Styles drop-down menu and you will see your newly added style there. You may now choose it.

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That is all. If you preview your poll now, you will see that its appearance is what you have set it to be!

How to Change a Survey Style

Changing a survey style is pretty much the same as changing a poll style.

If you already have a survey created or you are in the process of creating one, you will notice the Style drop-down menu in the Survey Creator/Editor.

You can always choose one of the built-in templates:

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If you want to use your own style, already added, then just choose it from the Custom Style drop-down menu.

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If you want to create a new custom style, please go on reading.

Note: If you are currently creating your survey and do not have your new style added yet, make sure to press the Save and Continue button first and then press the Back Arrow of your browser before proceeding to the next step.

Please choose Create new from the Custom Style drop-down menu.

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You are now in the Style Creator!

You will first need to give your style a name (visible only for you). This is important if you have more than one style added, so you can differentiate between them.

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You can base your style to the one of the build-in ones:

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Just click on the respective build-in style, that you want to use it as a base. Your preview will always appear on the right side of the screen.

 

 

 

Now let’s review the Style Editor:

UntitledHere you are able to edit every single aspect of the appearance of your survey! Simply click on the category that you want to edit – all categories are listed on the list on the left. Then check the respective options that you have on the second and the third list. Feel free to experiment – your preview will be constantly shown on the right side of the screen!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For advanced users only, we also offer the option to program their style with CSS:

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Once you are happy with the style shown in the preview, please click the Save button on the button of the page and your new style will be created!

Go back to your dashboard, press Edit under your survey, go again to the Styles drop-down menu and you will see your newly added style there. You may now choose it.

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That is all. If you preview your survey now, you will see that its appearance is what you have set it to be!

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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!

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