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Free Blog Poll Tools

Following on from my last two posts on blog polls….

There are a number of poll providers who have systems available for blogs.

I personally use the Democracy plugin for WordPress (AJAX based) these days and don’t have any problems with it.

Other poll systems that you might like to try (I can’t really vouch for any of them) include:

If you’ve had experience with any of these or other blog poll tools feel free to leave your comments and recommendations below.

PS: I’ve added these blog poll tools to the blog tools page.

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Comments

  1. Just put up my first attempt at a poll today. I am using wp-poll plugin…

    I only get 50-60 unique visitors a day and usually have at most 1 or 2 comments per post so my goals are modest…at the end of 2 weeks hope to have 30 votes…sent out an email to my notification list hoping to prime the pump….

    Thanks…

  2. I posted some thoughts about a polling service called Quimble on my blog recently, which led to an interesting discussion about polls from a design and functionality standpoint.

    I’d be interested to hear the thoughts of others.

  3. Can Democracy be used with TypePad?

  4. Dan Wolfgang says:

    While I might be a little biased (as I created it), if you’re using Movable Type you might want to try Easy Surveys and Polls with a Movable Type Weblog: http://www.eatdrinksleepmovabletype.com/tags/tutorials/easy_surveys_and_polls_with_a_movable_type_weblog/

  5. Charlie says:

    Perfect! Just what I was looking for, D.

    Appreciate the linkage.

  6. Bob says:

    I just set up polls yesterday on my site, and am using the Democracy plug-in for WordPress like you are Darren. I like it, and it works great. No problems here!

  7. I am using Democracy for my wordpress blog as well. Works like a charm! :)

    Steve

  8. CypherHackz says:

    Yea. Democrarcy is nice and easy to manage plugin. I use it on my site too.

  9. Joe says:

    Hey Darren,
    You highlighted dPolls a while back and it works well on Blogger Blogs at least.
    Nothing fancy, but easy to setup and use.
    Joe

  10. John T Unger says:

    I can highly recommend MajikWidgets’s new poll widget that launched a couple days ago as an easy way to add polls to blogs. I’ve tried adding polls to my TypePad blog from several services and theirs was the easiest to use.

    http://www.majikwidget.com/service.php

    Their tech support staff has been amazing at staying on top of issues that arose during the launch of the beta. If they keep up that level of support and responsiveness, I think they will quickly become a very popular contender in the field of blog tools.

  11. Hey, Just on time, Darren! I just wrote a little something about MajikWidget a couple minutes ago (sorry for the link to my post, you may remove it if it’s not acceptable). MajikWidget is a new service for bloggers that allows them to add widgets, including a poll and a star rating system, to their posts. It’s pretty interesting and worth a look. What I like about it compared to other services is that users can request them to make a widget, so your not limited to just the usual poll.

    I’ll make sure to take a look at the ones you’ve suggested. Thanks!

  12. Brian Brown says:

    Hi Darren. I just added a poll to my Typepad blog and it was a royal pain. All
    the tools you have listed did not work until I reached Blog Flux Poll which is
    ugly, but does the job.
    I wrote about my frustrations at Pajama
    Market
    .

  13. ilker says:

    @brian brown: you can try http://freeonlinesurveys.com as well

  14. Caron says:

    Hi,
    Thank you for the links for free blog polls.
    I have just added my first ever blog poll to my blog – to help me choose a name for my new kitty! I used blogpoll.com and it was super easy to create and add to my blog.
    Thanks again,
    Caron

  15. Maykel says:

    Great tips. I was looking for tools like this ones. Now, my searchs have ended. \o/

  16. Eric says:

    GFXPOLL offers also great polls for webloggers!

  17. Another solution that everyone may be interested is Poll Authority (http://www.PollAuthority.com). Poll Authority takes polling beyond the simple cut-and-paste templates seen on most polling sites. With full customization, multiple blocking options, real-time result reports, video integration, and a complete online management system, Poll Authority has everything you need to add professional polls to your website.

    More information can be found on the Poll Authority lens at: http://www.squidoo.com/PollAuthority

  18. charles says:

    Actually, i started using polls on my blog and you know what, traffic had significantly increased but i dont like my poll so i am gonna take your advice by picking one from the list.

    Hope i get a more convincing poll system or plugin.

    Money and Blog Making Tips
    Charles
    http://www.resourcesandmoney.blogspot.com

  19. Tom says:

    Check out http://www.modpoll.com It has a lot of nice features and it’s totally free. It’s relatively new and new features are getting added pretty frequently. It also runs on Google’s Appengine software so you don’t have to worry about performance. You can have an unlimited number of polls and responses.

  20. Alessandro says:

    Freeblogpoll doesn’t work anymore

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