After posting my Tech Task #2 (Part 1) post, I decided to delve into the area of networking and promotion via Twitter. With my handy, shortened URL, I took to Twitter and asked many different high-follower accounts that I followed to share my survey to gain responses. Shortly after posting these tweets, I received 3 retweets which spread my Google Form to 250,312 Twitter followers.
— Christian Spicer (@spicer) May 18, 2013
Once I received these push notifications on my iPhone, I became very excited for what would come next. At the time of this writing, my blog was viewed by 207 different visitors within the span of just a few hours and I had 77 people complete my survey.
Stats through WordPress are now a topic of great interest to me. Being about to see a graph representing how many views and visitors I have had over a various time periods is very compelling information. Another statistic feature I enjoyed with WordPress was the map that displays where all the viewers are from. As of this writing, I had viewers from Canada, the United States, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Australia, Switzerland, New Zealand, Sweden, Germany, Hungary, Poland, France and Norway. Being able to see that my content is being viewed around the world was amazing.
Finally, using Google Forms was extremely easy and informative. The statistics available through that site were very useful. By viewing the summary of my survey responses, I was able to see circle graphs representing my multiple choice questions. Also, Google Forms feature the option to organize results into a spreadsheet for easy viewing.
The results of my survey can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/ecmpsurvey