Instagram has evolved rapidly over the last year and now it’s easier than ever to engage your followers. One way to do this is to make your own comments poll. Follow our guide for some handy tips on how to make your Instagram shine!
Make your own comments poll 1: Get creative
You can either make your own poll from a live story or from photos and videos. All you have to do is swipe up from the bottom of your screen. You will be able to see your stickers. Select poll and you are set!
Now comes the fun part. You can write whatever question you want and customize the answers. Be original. Remember, the aim of the game is to engage your followers as much as possible. You want to make a poll that they want to answer. There are all sorts of emojis and filters that you can use to be eye-catching. The best part is that users just have to tap one of the options and you can see the answers as they come in.
Choose a fun theme. Ask users what their personal preferences are. When you make your own poll, always make sure your story connects to the question.
Make your own comments poll 2: Ask for feedback
The trick to increase engagement is to be different. One way to involve your followers is to make your own poll asking for feedback. This could be about a product, topics for posts or a challenge. You can also initiate a live chat with followers, as a question and answer session. People love to share their opinions so capitalize on that. One surefire topic to promote a response is food. So, ask your followers if they like what you are eating today. Remember, to encourage them to comment with their responses.
You can also use hot topics to provoke a response. You can take advantage of holidays or big events coming up and make your own poll about it. This can connect your brand to news topics. If a celebrity is in the news that day, ask your users their opinion on what has happened. Keeping the question open and asking them to comment is essential. Your users want to be heard, after all.
Make your own comments poll 3: Incentivize
Why not offer a prize for your users’ participating in a comments poll? If they comment, they could be automatically entered into a prize draw. It could be by answering a question, or simply submitting the most original answer. To open up the contest further, you could make your own poll and select the winners at random. This does not have to be as complicated as it seems. The Easypromos app can select the winner for you and manage the poll.
Using an app is a great way to take your Stories to the next level and to really engage your followers. You can do it by creating for example a survey app with Easypromos and link to it in your Story, and to get even more participation, make the Story sponsored.
Publication date: 2018-01-10