LinkedIn Continues to Open Up - With New LinkedIn Poll Features

By: Viveka Wednesday December 22, 2010 comments Tags: LinkedIn Polls, TOMA, SME

The latest applet to benefit from LinkedIn's efforts to become more social, and more usable, is the LinkedIn poll.

To find polls, go to "More" then scroll down to "Polls"

While I still think the information you will gather from LinkedIn Polls will remain skewed (being birthed and hatched in a relatively closed network of business professionals). Polls are a most excellent way to start conversations, increase TOMA (Top of Mind Awareness) and SME (Subject Matter Expertise) and thought Leadership (Gotta love the buzzwords.)

Here's what LinkedIn has to say about their newest features:

Over one million professionals have used LinkedIn Polls to survey professional audiences and analyze the results.  Now -  if you have an audience anywhere on the web - this will help you to quickly and easily reach that audience and analyze the results.

You can click here to try LinkedIn Polls

Easy to create

They are now easy to create since LinkedIn completely redesigned the user experience of creating a poll. making it as simple and utilitarian as possible. A couple of steps and you’re ready to go!

Its now easier to share your poll - beyond LinkedIn

What’s the point of asking a great question if no one answers it? Well, LinkedIn finally figured out that might be a problem!  They enhanced LinkedIn Polls to make it easier to share your poll on LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook. (No more awkward URLs!)  They have also provided very simple copy & paste embed functionality to a their polls!

Cool InfoGraphics!

While LinkedIn Polls have always given us some pretty cool information, now its easier to see and comprehend with the new graphics they are using to visually share their information.

What are you waiting for?

The new LinkedIn Polls is available immediately.  Get started by voting on the poll below, or create your own poll. Your ability to engage and understand your audience just got better.

Here's a Poll I just created for LinkedIn!  Would love for you to click on it, answer it and share it :)

About the Author: Viveka

Viveka is author of LinkedIn Marketing: An Hour a Day and is known internationally as the “LinkedIn Expert”.
CEO of Linked Into Business, she also hosts the biggest LinkedIn chat on Twitter.  Forbes has listed her as a top social media influencer for three years running, and she has been cited in Ragan, CNN, Forbes, Mashable, Simple Living, Bloomberg, LinkedIn's Small Business Site and "The Sophisticated Marketer's Guide to LinkedIn, The Miami Herald, Social Media Today and The Social Media Examiner!

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