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48 Ways to Use the Poll Capsule on Hubpages

Updated on November 4, 2014

Interact, Ask Questions, and Get Answers

People love interaction, especially here on Hubpages. Readers want to respond to what they're feeling with their own thoughts, and the poll capsule can be a great way for them to communicate with just the click of a mouse. Make interaction simple for them, get some answers, and provide the results...everyone wins, and it makes for an interesting hub!

Here We Go! Ways to Use The Poll Module...

  1. Ask readers their recommendations. Have a featured Amazon product in a nearby capsule? Ask what they think would be a good fit.
  2. Ask which product is their favorite for the topic your writing about--is it the iPad mini, Samsung tablet, or a Kindle Fire?
  3. Ask what they think about a specific product--i.e., is it useful or awful? Readers love to leave reviews, and the poll capsule can be a quick version of this.
  4. Ask how your readers are using a certain sure to provide plenty of possible answers!
  5. Ask readers who have bought the product if they have had problems with the product. This will show readers the real truth about a product.
  6. Take a survey for your business and get great information back.
  7. Create a special survey lens about your business.

More Ways to Use Polls...

  • Ask what the readers' favorite social networking site is, and provide links to your own profile in each answer.
  • Ask readers what hub you should write next and provide a variety of answers.
  • Find the demographics of your target audience and see who is buying the products you are trying to sell.
  • Add links in your other hubs to your survey hub to get more feedback.
  • Promote the results of a poll by writing about it on a hub, or add a product people recommended as a result of the poll.
  • Follow the poll with an Amazon capsule, promoting the results of the poll.
  • Make a hub about a charity and ask why they're concerned about the cause.
  • For newbies, ask how to improve upon the lens, you're sure to get some answers from the community.
  • Blog about, add to Facebook, or tweet your poll and ask them to participate!

Why should I use this capsule?

Because people love to interact, and you need answers! It's a great combination, and since readers can see the results live, it's even more fun for them.

A Poll About Squidoo Polls

Using a banner above your poll in the description can draw attention to the poll and achieve better results.

Do you use the polls here on Squidoo?

See results

Even More Ways to Use the Poll Module...

31. Use a poll module as conclusion to a lengthy module or topic to split up the content of a lens.

32. Use it as a visual seperation from big blocks of text.

33. Ask your readers where they're from!

34. Ask where they stand on an issue.

35. When you find surprising, unexpected results from a poll, tell everyone about it (in the lens!)

36. Squidcast about your favorite poll or survey lens.

37. Ask readers what their favorite region is on a travel lens.

38. Use a Yelp! module in a food lens followed by a poll asking what your readers think.

39. Ask readers to visit your site and tell you what they think about the site design.

40. See how readers like your navigation, page loads, and usefulness of your site.

Speaking of which...

How useful will this lens be when you create your next lens?

See results

See How this Module Splits it Up?

The poll module can be used to break up content. If you have large blocks of text, breaking it up with images and other interactive modules can keep readers on your page longer.

It works pretty well, don't you think?

See results

The Final Reasons to Use the Poll Capsule

41. Send your employees to your hub to take an anonymous poll from home!

42. Ask readers what they'd like to see added to the hub.

43. Feature a bunch of lenses on your lens from other lensmasters and have everyone vote for their favorite!

44. Ask if they'd like to see a follow-up lens to the lens topic. Give them good options and you'll know what they want to see next from you!

45. If your writing about a newsworthy event, ask readers what they'd do if they were in charge!

47. Upload a photo right above the poll to add interest to the question.

48. Remind everyone at the bottom of your lens with a big black box or "the most important thing" module to vote in your polls! Remember, you can link back to your poll, too.

What should the next travel lens featured by Kiwisoutback?

See results

Websites That Help You Take Surveys - Polls that aren't on Squidoo

This sites will give you some ideas on taking more polls off of Squidoo, and what you can do with your survey results.

Your Personal Favorite Lens?

Here's an example of what we mean when we say leave links in each answer to the question.

Which of these lenses is your favorite by Kiwisoutback?

See results

People have always loved a good survey...

People have always loved a good survey...
People have always loved a good survey...


This black box is a great way to remind people to vote on each poll. Place at the bottom of your lens and see your questions get answered.

Last but not least, the Guestbook. It's interaction at its best!

How Have You Used the Poll Module on Your Lens?

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    • Kiwisoutback profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from Massachusetts

      @Gypzeerose: Thanks for the blessing and pin!

    • profile image


      5 years ago

      wonderful info... :)

    • stephen downing profile image

      stephen downing 

      5 years ago

      So useful, thank you!

    • Gypzeerose profile image

      Rose Jones 

      5 years ago

      Back to sprinkle some angel dust on this fine lens. Pinned to my Just for Squids board too.

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      5 years ago

      I use the poll module on my lenses whenever it is appropriate. I love participating in polls.Thanks for some great ideas.

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      5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing these great ideas!

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      Leah J. Hileman 

      5 years ago from East Berlin, PA, USA

      Got some great new ideas on this lens, thanks!

    • ryokomayuka profile image


      5 years ago from USA

      Thank you for the ideas.

    • crispwrites profile image


      6 years ago

      Great tips here, gave me a few new ideas

    • profile image


      6 years ago

      I found this really helpful, and I think I will use the links to other lenses idea.

      In answer to your question above, yes. I did a "Which of these animals did you like best?" on my Galapagos Islands one, and I used them to break up my quizzes and insert pictures.

    • favtoys profile image


      6 years ago

      Thanks for the tips.

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      mouse1996 lm 

      6 years ago

      Great lens. I am trying to use polls more, but I do take every poll I come across. Great few extra points right there.

    • GeorgeneMBramlage profile image

      Georgene Moizuk Bramlage 

      6 years ago from southwestern Virginia

      Thanks for the information!

    • SellClean profile image


      6 years ago

      Wow! That sure is a helpful lens! Polls are so much fun.

    • Gypzeerose profile image

      Rose Jones 

      6 years ago

      This is really helpful. I use a poll on almost every lens, but I have lots more ways to use them now. Pinned to my board "Just for Squids and Internet Marketers."

    • Rangoon House profile image


      6 years ago from Australia

      Some great, helpful ideas - thank you.

    • Virginia Allain profile image

      Virginia Allain 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      Well done. I'll link this into my Easy Updates for Squidoo Lenses. I feel a lens isn't complete without at least one poll now.

    • profile image


      6 years ago

      Just recently. They're great fun. Also I get a laugh out of the security words!

    • biminibahamas profile image


      6 years ago

      Love it, thanks for all the information!

    • siobhanryan profile image


      6 years ago

      Great ideas for poll module

    • profile image


      6 years ago

      Great lens. God bless!

    • MindPowerProofs1 profile image


      6 years ago

      Thank you for the information. Really helpful

    • BarbRad profile image

      Barbara Radisavljevic 

      6 years ago from Templeton, CA

      I use polls on almost every lens.

    • Steph Tietjen profile image

      Stephanie Tietjen 

      6 years ago from Albuquerque, New Mexico

      Excellent lesson, you got me to look at several of your lenses. Great info. Thanks

    • profile image


      6 years ago

      Cool questions.

    • profile image


      6 years ago

      Great lens. I will do a poll lens in the next two days. Check it out.

    • Pixelhound profile image


      6 years ago from west vancouver BC Canada

      I never thought of using poll modules until I read this great lens!

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      Zut Moon 

      6 years ago

      Great Ideas

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      6 years ago

      Thanks for dropping more light on to polls. Helpful stuff

    • robertsugar lm profile image

      robertsugar lm 

      6 years ago

      I got several good ideas. Thanks!

    • WaynesWorld LM profile image

      WaynesWorld LM 

      7 years ago

      To borrow a line from some movie with the kid that saw dead people but not that movie, "Up until now I have only been half-awake..." I never thought about using polls but you sure did make me think I've been missing out. Thank you.

    • PositiveChristi1 profile image


      7 years ago

      Excellent ideas. This lens is useful to all lensmasters. Angel blessed.

    • Shivani09 LM profile image

      Shivani09 LM 

      7 years ago

      Awesome lens!

    • bhthanks profile image


      7 years ago

      i like polls

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      7 years ago

      Great information. I was interested in trouble shooting the simple poll on my latest lens "The Star Mangled Banner" but I can see that yours works fine and no information on how I can get mine to work! :(

    • profile image


      7 years ago

      Thanks for the awesome lens

    • cbjones profile image


      7 years ago

      I've used polls to ask questions about videos I've posted in lens, or whatever topic I've covered. Basically try to gauge peoples opinions, and give hem something to do in the process of reading/watching.

    • chrisqw profile image


      7 years ago

      Great lens. Thanks!

    • chocsie profile image


      7 years ago

      i just got 100 points for voting on one of your polls! great tips, by the way. I'll be sure to use them on my next lens!

    • elyria profile image


      7 years ago

      Very helpful!

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      7 years ago

      thank you for your share

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      7 years ago

      Thanks for the good questions.

    • akumar46 lm profile image

      akumar46 lm 

      7 years ago

      Thanks for the information on poll module so nicely.....thanks.

    • profile image


      7 years ago

      Man, this lens has a ton of great content. Thanks!

    • heehaw lm profile image

      heehaw lm 

      7 years ago

      thanks for the polls info.

    • profile image


      7 years ago

      Thanks for sharing some very original and effective poll ideas!

    • andreaberrios lm profile image

      andreaberrios lm 

      7 years ago

      I really need to start making polls! Thanks

    • profile image


      7 years ago

      Thank you for advices

    • hsschulte profile image


      7 years ago

      I enjoyed this. I'd never considered using polls as a way to break up large sections of content. Thanks!

    • SheGetsCreative profile image

      Angela F 

      7 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Inspired to add more polls! Thanks

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      7 years ago

      great way to get points

    • UKGhostwriter profile image


      7 years ago

      Where do I find the poll module?

    • KimGiancaterino profile image


      7 years ago

      I love poll modules and appreciate your ideas for using them creatively on lenses. I've got this featured on my Pollapalooza lens.

    • Terry Boroff profile image

      Terry Boroff (flipflopnana) 

      7 years ago from FL

      Trying to incorporate a few into my lenses right now - Thanks for the tips!

    • profile image


      7 years ago

      Thanks for the ideas. Always looking for ways to make my lenses better.

    • Steve Dizmon profile image

      Steve Dizmon 

      7 years ago from Nashville, TN

      I haven't used the Poll Module, but I'm here to learn. Thanks for the info.

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      fashionality lm 

      7 years ago


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      Shamim Rajabali 

      7 years ago from Texas

      Yes, in some. Thanks for all the information. Some great ideas here!!

    • Michey LM profile image

      Michey LM 

      7 years ago

      I use from time to time, but I like quiz better. Thanks for a great lens

    • KokoTravel profile image


      7 years ago

      I haven't yet, but I am going to give it a try... Thanks

    • Manjurul profile image

      Manjurul Islam 

      7 years ago from Chittagong, Bangladesh

      Very useful lens

    • BunnyFabulous profile image


      7 years ago from Central Florida

      Great info. I use polls in most of my lenses, but you gave me some excellent additional ideas. Thanks!

    • Susan300 profile image


      7 years ago

      Good ideas. I love the Poll module. :)

    • dahlia369 profile image


      7 years ago

      Thank you for this great info, very helpful!! :)

    • magicgeniewishl profile image


      7 years ago

      Polls are great, I use them nearly in all my lenses. Thanks, great stuff!

    • profile image


      7 years ago

      very nice lens well done.

    • profile image


      7 years ago

      I need to use more polls on my articles. Thanks.

    • mskaylay profile image


      7 years ago

      I'm marking this lens as a favorite!, Thanks for sharing : )

    • MargoPArrowsmith profile image


      7 years ago

      I love polls and am doing them more and more often. I think I am going to go to my old ones and add polls

      However, when I do polls, especially with more than one, I keep getting involuntarily logged out! That is annoying. I wonder if it happens to others.

      I am wanting to do a poll about what is most needed to help boomers who are caring for their elderly parents.

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      7 years ago

      Very informative lens - will definitely use it in my next one! It would be great if the list could be in a list module!

    • profile image


      7 years ago

      very useful. thanks

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      7 years ago

      I like your Great Lens

    • profile image


      7 years ago

      nice lens

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      Wanda Fitzgerald 

      7 years ago from Central Florida

      I'm going to be using a lot of these. I always have trouble figuring out a way to include a poll and this is very helpful. Thank you very kindly.

    • profile image


      7 years ago

      useful lens! I will have to go back and fix some of mine (time permitting) ! THUMBS UP!

    • profile image


      7 years ago

      Great poll info

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      Mary Norton 

      7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Great suggestions. Will certainly come back.

    • desilegend profile image


      8 years ago

      Great lens! My favorite actually. Going to lensroll you to my Twitter Poll

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      8 years ago

      Great lense! Very Good suggestion. Thanks :)

    • profile image


      8 years ago

      And here I thought I has figured most of the modules out...

    • LadyJasmine LM profile image

      LadyJasmine LM 

      8 years ago

      I didn't realize the polls could be that useful, I'll have to add some. :-)

    • BrandyT LM profile image

      BrandyT LM 

      8 years ago

      I've never thought about using polls to link to other lenses. Great job!

    • GeoDitton profile image


      8 years ago

      I've got a couple of polls dotted about on a few of my lenses but this has given me some ideas on how to use them more. Many thanks on an informative lens.

    • WildFacesGallery profile image


      8 years ago from Iowa

      I've begun adding more polls to my lenses as a way to gather information as well as increase interaction. You gave me a bunch new ideas to try here. AM fav'ing to come back to when needed.

    • teemu profile image


      8 years ago

      I agree with you that polls are a great way to break up chunks of content. It's a trick I use often. I am keeping this lens URL for future reference. Thanks!

    • asiliveandbreathe profile image


      8 years ago

      I have still not used a poll module yet, but I've added a quiz to my scoliosis lens, so that's a start!

    • MiseryBusiness519 profile image


      8 years ago

      I enjoy taking polls and putting them in my lenses...

      I love the correlation between polls and Family feud! :)

    • dryder profile image


      8 years ago

      I will certainly start using the poll module after reading the information here ... thank you!

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      Addy Bell 

      8 years ago

      I frequently use the poll module on my lenses, but I think I should use it more often.

    • Lorymer profile image


      8 years ago

      This is simply the best Squidoo Tips lens that Iâve read this year!

    • Othercatt profile image


      8 years ago

      I have a couple polls on my lenses. Now I have ideas for a couple more. Thanks!

    • LouisaDembul profile image


      8 years ago

      I use the poll to see what people feel about the topic on my lens. It is interesting to hear people's opinion on "my" subject.

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      8 years ago

      good information collection

    • profile image


      8 years ago

      Wonderful work here.

      Just printed the 48 ways so I can work with them.

    • GospelSmith profile image


      8 years ago

      I haven't used it yet -- I'm new to Squidoo (1 month) and didn't even consider it until today. Thanks for the info you've collected on this lens!

    • profile image


      8 years ago

      Lots of marvellous ideas, I'll definitely be using a whole heap of them. Thanks

    • asiliveandbreathe profile image


      8 years ago

      So many goods ideas and so much information - I will have to keep coming back to this lens. Planning to try including a Poll module myself. Great work, thanks!

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      Ruth Coffee 

      8 years ago from Zionsville, Indiana

      Great tips on using the poll module, I see some that I should be able to implement right away!

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      8 years ago

      Very interesting lens with lots of informations. Well done!

    • LouiseKirkpatrick profile image


      8 years ago from Berkshire, United Kingdom

      I love the Poll Module because it's so versatile and use it a lot, but you've given me some great additional suggestions here! Blessed by a SquidAngel :)


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