When people are not going to get paid or get anything as a reward for participating in a poll or survey, they usually feel less interested in participating in it. This is the reason why there are a lot of surveys posted online for people to participate in and get paid. Therefore, if you are not going to pay people for participating in your poll and you want a considerable amount of participation, you must make sure your poll looks interesting enough to invite a good participation. You must also have it at the back of your mind that even if people will get paid for participating in your poll, it is important that you write a poll that will draw their interests to your poll and keep them interested until the end.
A poll title is the most important part of a poll. It summarizes and introduces the poll to potential participants. It is the part of a poll that determines the rate at which people are going to participate the poll. In other words, if your poll title is poor and uninviting, it could drastically reduce the amount of people that will participate in it; however, if your poll title is good and interesting, there is a high chance that your poll will get an above-average participation.
Here are 5 steps to write an effective poll title:
1. Keep Your Poll Title Short
It is important that you keep your poll title as short as possible. If your poll title is long or too long, most people would not be interested in reading it, let alone participating in the poll. A good poll title should not contain more than 10 words and it should not take more than one line. Shorten your poll title if it takes more than one line so that it can be readable at one glance.
2. Include a Call to Action
Let potential participant know right away from the title that a response is needed or encouraged. Let your poll title incite an urgent feeling in your potential participants to share their opinions by participating in your poll as soon as they read the title. This reduces the possibility that a potential participant will brush the poll off as a poll for another time.
3. Make Your Poll Title Catchy
A catchy poll title is a title that can draw the attention of almost everybody that reads it. It is a title that makes a potential reader very eager to read the poll questions and express their opinion. If you are targeting a certain kind of participants, make use of words that will draw the attention of the participants you want.
4. Mention the Topic
Your poll title should give your potential participants an idea of the kind of questions to anticipate and the kind of answers they will be providing.
5. Keep It Simple
A good poll title and poll questions should contain simple words that would be easy for targeted participants to understand.
So listed above are the basic and initial steps to remember while writing an effective poll titles.