Running a Text to Vote Poll

Gather opinions and feedback while collecting valuable phone numbers with a Text to Vote Poll.

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Written by Drew Wilkinson
Updated over a week ago

Keywords make it simple for people to sign up for your messages. But how do you get your target audience to actually text in your keyword?

One way is to run a Text to Vote Poll. In the example below let's imagine we're run an ice cream shop and want to ask customers to vote on our next flavor.

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Setting Up Your Text to Vote Poll

1. If you haven't already, create a keyword for the poll. If you have already done this, skip this step. Your keyword is the word of phrase people will text in to your number to enter your poll.

2. Click Apps on the left-hand menu of your dashboard.

3. Select Text to Vote Surveys

4. Click the Create poll button if this is your first poll, or Add contest if it's not your first poll.

5. Give your poll a name. This is just for your reference.

6. Select the keyword you want to use. If you created a new keyword, it will automatically be selected. 

7. Write your poll question. Participants will automatically receive this question when they text in your keyword.

8. In the next box, write your answer choices separated by a line. SimpleTexting will automatically assign each choice a letter.

9. Write your follow-up message. Participants will receive this message right after they cast their vote.

10. You can also send participants the latest results when they vote. Just check the box.

11. Click Save and you're done. Start promoting your keyword and letting your customers know that you value their opinion! When you're ready to see your results, just click the eye icon.

You can also export your results (this applies to recent results - you will see a "results not available" tag on older results).

Note: You can run Text to Vote polls through both your primary and secondary numbers.

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