I've enjoyed placing polls on my hubs, usually to fill up space next to an RSS feed. The questions tend to ask about the reader's experience with the topic of the hub and a few related topics (such as different ways to save money on air fresheners instead of by refilling them).
Have you found polls to be worthwhile or do you ignore that feature unless its functionality is integral to your hub?
I don't but I like to vote on Hubs if they have one.
Might do it on one of my next Hubs. It's a useful feature.
I don't see any value to placing polls on commercial hubs. Their only function is to keep your visitors on your site longer. If you really want a poll then I would place it near the top of the hub to give the reader a taste of whats to come. Maybe the poll will intrigue the reader into staying a bit longer. The goal is to keep the reader interested enough to convert whatever it is you are promoting.
I prefer to add polls at the end of the article to avoid distracting the reader. Also it is a semi-useful metric to know that if someone voted, they probably read or at least glanced at the meat of the article. However, Analytics provides far better measures that are much less disheartening - an "Average Time on Page" of 6 minutes for a hub makes me much happier than seeing 3 votes in a poll.
I agree with livewithrichard, polls are probably not good for commercial hubs, but they can serve a purpose elsewhere.
Nevermind, I just published a more commercial hub and still included polls at the end. In this case, it was to determine which categories of items should be displayed so that I can update the Amazon capsules to reflect what people might actually want.
I always include a poll at the end of each hub asking if the information was helpful. Sometimes it gives me an idea of whether readers are looking for more from the hub or if it's one of those lucky ones that fell to the hands of applause.
I put a poll capsule at the end of every one of my hubs. I also read somewhere on the forums that its good for hubscore, if you are worried about hubscores.
Also good to show you that readers read to the end of your page.
I do use poll capsules on some of my hubs.Very useful in guaging the reader, based on what interested them in the hub.
Only sometimes. Few people actually vote on mine anyway.
I think polls are OK for fun hubs but don't think they help much in terms of clicks on ads.
by Gary R. Smith5 years ago
Have you ever used a Poll capsule in one of your hubs?My first time was today, in four new hubs which make "A Hitchhiking Saga." Fun way to invite participation from readers!Where have you put the code outside...
by Trsmd9 years ago
If you are Using Poll in your Hubpages, How many viewers are casting their vote in the Poll. And which page of yours attracted much voting?
by Daisy Mariposa6 years ago
If you read a Hub that contains a poll, do you vote in the poll?
by Terry Harman4 years ago
Why do very few people vote on the poll potion of my hubs? Is this common with everyones hubs?
by My Esoteric4 years ago
Why are readers of hubs so reticent to participate in included polls? It is very frustrating.
by Paul Deeds9 years ago
We just released an update to the site. The biggest change is the addition of the first new capsule in a long, long time -- the often requested poll capsule. Here is a sample hub with a poll. We've...
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