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ritchiem
01-29-2008, 09:39 AM
A very cool free voting system from http://polldaddy.com/. Adds interactivity to your website. Also by signing up you are able to produce detailed reports on your polls. Check it out in action on my website.

www.murphyslawns.com (http://www.murphyslawns.com)

Steve
01-29-2008, 10:05 AM
Hi Richard!

That is very neat! How do you think that is made? Is that a php script? Is that something you could put together yourself as well if you wanted to?

ritchiem
01-29-2008, 10:11 AM
Java Script...if you know the language you could build a simple one yes...however you won't get the very detailed reporting tools bundled with it.

Steve
01-29-2008, 11:47 AM
Oh ok so the power is in the reporting.

Could you take a screen cap of one of their sample reports to show us what you mean?

justin_time
02-02-2008, 11:14 PM
Quote[/b] (ritchiem @ Jan. 29 2008,10:11)]Java Script...if you know the language you could build a simple one yes...however you won't get the very detailed reporting tools bundled with it.
It's all Javascript ?

If that is so.. I'm gonna create my own http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

StartALawnCareBusiness
02-03-2008, 02:27 AM
Neat. I will have to check that out.

I've used SurveyMonkey.com in the past but PollDaddy looks better.

Thanks:

Keith

Steve
02-03-2008, 01:09 PM
What kinds of surveys have you used it for?

StartALawnCareBusiness
02-03-2008, 05:32 PM
I have used it for customer surveys to judge level of satisfaction and to determine where my advertising dollars are better spent.

Polls are great if you can actually get people to participate. You almost have to give an incentive to entice people fill one out completely.

Steve
02-04-2008, 05:09 AM
Quote[/b] ]I have used it for customer surveys to judge level of satisfaction and to determine where my advertising dollars are better spent.

Polls are great if you can actually get people to participate. You almost have to give an incentive to entice people fill one out completely.
Ahh very good point. How true is that. We can have polls on here at times with hundreds of views and only a handful of votes! That's why I was wondering how useful you find them to be.

ritchiem
02-04-2008, 01:57 PM
but it is also easier to get someone to participate when the poll is on the front page...you don't have to find it or open a forum to locate it. The question and the answers are right there.

You also need questions that are important to people. And if they no it can directly affect them...they'll vote.