If you have an online business or just a presence at all, then you can use online voting to help you learn what to do next to please who follows you. It will be a good idea to read the advice here on voting and how you can make it all work in your favor.  Also, vote today on the Easy Vote website.

The main thing you have to remember about voting is that people can play the system online. All they have to do is use a proxy server, and then they can vote again through a new IP. That’s why you need some questions through the voting process that verify someone is a human. If, for instance, you’re doing a voting poll on your website and notice there’s a ton of traffic that all happened at once and then went away; you can pretty much throw out the duplicate results if you’re having some suspicions about them. If it keeps happening, install a Captcha system so robotic voting can’t happen.

evoteYou don’t have to design the voting yourself through coding online, but you also don’t want to use software that’s easy to manipulate. Let’s say that you have a car detailing website, and you want to know what people find as the best work you’ve done recently. You probably can find a great polling system where you can have two options that are pictures. However, if it’s simple software that doesn’t track IPs, someone could sit there and vote for their favorite over and over, skewing your results.

Best Results

Voting is best done on a social media platform, but there still can be bad results there as well. There are teams of people that sometimes will take a poll and try to do something funny with it, like make the first letters of the results spell out curse words. That’s why if the results seem fishy, you may want to try again and block people that seem to be just playing around from voting. The great thing about social media is you can set it to allow one vote per profile, and it’s pretty easy to see if a profile is fake by just looking around on it and you can then block their results to clean them up.

Voting software should be put on a website through plugins or code that you can grab from other sites. You can easily learn to code a poll too; it’s just a matter of you being intelligent about what you are doing. The main thing to remember is that the more you put into it, the more you can probably get out of it. Try to read reviews on software or plugin options to get a good idea of whether or not it’s a good idea to add to a website.

Online voting is a great way to learn what you can about what people want from you. Whether it’s for your business, or you just want to get some stats on what your readers want, this is the way to go.

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