May 28, 2015
Creating engaging content on the web is the goal of just about any organization looking to grow their audience. Embedly is a product that makes it easy for content creators to put different forms of media directly into their content in order to capture that precious attention. That’s why Wedgies, the company that creates beautifully designed, responsive polls that promote engagement and interaction, is excited to announce that they’ve integrated with Embedly to make it easy to embed polls on popular platforms like Medium, Reddit, Storify, and more.
According to Wedgies CEO and cofounder Porter Haney, it’s the first time any of these platforms will have polling built into them. Top publishers like Engadget and Wall Street Journal, along with other media companies and independent publishers, use Wedgies Polls in their posts and articles to engage readers. Wedgies has even powered high-profile events such as voter opinion during the State of the Union address.
For content publishers, this means that whenever you include a wedgies.com poll link in your posts on Medium, Reddit, and Storify, your link automatically turns into an interactive embedded poll.
“Polls are a great way to interact with your readers and collect structured feedback in realtime, eliminating the unorganized chaos of comments. We like to say, ‘Not every reader has a comment, but they all have an opinion.'” The company shared tips and how-tos in this blog post announcing the integration today.
Not only do Wedgies polls increase audience engagement with their ease of use across Facebook, Twitter, and WordPress; matching the visual identity of your site and offering a cross-platform adaptability also adds value for content creators. Adding this engagement tool to easily collect opinions without sending people away from your content is a “win-win”, especially on some of the most poplular and sharable content platforms.
Upvotes and comments are thrilling achievements in Reddit. It’s hard to please Redditors. Imagine having an actual interactive poll right there on your Reddit post. How amazing is that? “Redditors already use offsite polling to stir conversations in the community and we’re excited to give them a way to do that right inside of their reddit posts,” says the team at Wedgies.
Finding, collecting, and sharing what people are saying all over the web is what Storify does best, so collecting realtime opinions is a natural progression for this space. And yes, Porter, I use the Oxford Comma, and you should too.
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