Saturday, July 9, 2011

How to Conduct a Poll on Google+

You can conduct a simple poll on Google+ using this method:
  1. Enter your question as your post
  2. Provide the possible answers as comments
  3. Disable comments
  4. Go back in and edit your post to provide the perma-link so people can vote when the poll is re-shared.
People then vote by +1'ing their answer. You can see it in action at http://goo.gl/KIim9.

Two things to keep in mind:

  • You can not close the poll so you will need to grab the results at whatever time you want the poll to "close".
  • People can vote (+1) more than one answer. It could be good, bad, or indifferent (cancel each other out) depending on what type of poll you are conducting.

Happy polling!