Quick tip for Google+ users to start off your week. I got this from Guy Kawasaki, who said he got it from someone else, so I’m not sure who gets ultimate credit. Look for my full interview with Guy this week as we talk about his new book – What the Plus – I’ll also have free copies for my reader.

Running polls and asking your followers questions are proven ways to increase engagement and turn up some handy research. Currently, there is no 3rd Party app that makes this an easy task on Google+, but with a little ingenuity, you can create very engaging polls.

Using comments to create a poll on Google+

You start by creating a question and then creating the answers as comments. Once you create all the comments/answers you want you simply turn off comments so no one can to the answers and instruct readers to +1 the answer they want to choose.

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John Jantsch

John Jantsch is a marketing consultant, speaker and author of Duct Tape Marketing, Duct Tape Selling, The Commitment Engine and The Referral Engine and the founder of the Duct Tape Marketing Consultant Network.
  • That is one of the biggest thing that Google Plus needs, an API to make 3rd party apps. Or at least a native poll application. Anyway, i like this trick. Im thinking about doing it on FB.

  • Social media power has been recognized as influential force for effective promotion of a business. And Google + is creating a great effect. Thanks John for this informative post. 

  • Very clever use of the +1 in comments, John!