One of the funniest and popular ways to get people engaged through social media is to ask your audience engaging questions. Below is a list of great engaging questions to ask on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, or any other social network where the user can comment their answer.
Using engaging questions can result in more likes, more followers, and more people to be interested in what you have to say. Plus it gives you the opportunity to interact and network at the same time by participating, that’s what makes these questions engaging.
Engaging Questions to Ask on Social Media:
Simple Engaging Questions
What is your favorite music genre?
What would you do with $1,000?
What is your biggest fear?
What is your ideal vacation in one sentence?
What was your favorite subject in school?
*Some of these questions came from MarshallJonesJR.com, they list 100 different interesting questions to help you come up with simple engaging questions. These questions are meant to be usually one word, phrase, or short sentence. People love these because they do not require alot of time to participate in.
Either/Or Engaging Questions
Would you rather have $100,000 in real money OR $1,000,000 in Amazon gift cards?
Would you rather live in a world where there were no problems OR live in a world where you rule.
Would you rather be famous OR the best friend of someone famous?
Would you rather be a wizard OR a ninja?
Would you rather have free Starbucks for a year OR free iTunes music forever?
*I got some of these questions off of RRRather.com, where you can find many more either/or engaging questions. Here you are giving your users only two options, how easy is that to participate in!
Yes/No Engaging Question
Do you drink coffee?
Do you know the difference between effect and affect?
Do you think it will rain tomorrow?
Have you ever tried sushi?
Have your traveled to another country?
*Ok, yes/no questions, these are truly the simplest of the engaging questions. Even with these, it allows the user to answers in 3 letters or less, who doesn’t have time for that right? Or some may even give an explanation as to why. You will run in to half and half with this type, I see it as a common trend.
Photo Engaging Questions
What do you think of this (photo)?
Do you prefer the photo on the left or the photo on the right?
Can you tell the difference between the two photos?
Can you describe this photo in less than 3 words? Ready, go!
What one emotion do you feel when you look at this photo?
*Photo engaging questions are personally my favorite ways to get engaged with anything because I am such a visual person. It’s proven, photos do well, and you can make a big impact with just one so make it the right one.
Business Engaging Questions
Did you know we offer (name your companies’ product)?
Which of our products or services do you most appreciate and why?
What would you like to see from our company?
Can you guess why costumers love our (specific product) so much?
Did you know our company was founded in (insert year)?
*These types of questions/facts are great great great if you have a business. Especially if you could get some loyal customers to really step up and talk about what and why they love about your products.
Educational Engaging Questions
Did you know every time you lick a stamp, you’re consuming 1/10 of a calorie?
Did you know the average person falls asleep in seven minutes?
Did you know butterflies taste with their feet?
Did you now the Hawaiian alphabet has 12 letters?
Did you know a “jiffy” is an actual unit of time: 1/100th of a second?
*I picked out some of these fun facts from Begent.org/funfacts, they have a list of lots more that you can easily turn in to engaging questions.
Survey Engaging Questions
What is the one thing you hate about shopping?
Are you saving money for something? What’s the largest obstacle you face?
If you were to going to write a book, what would you call it and what would it be about?
What accomplishment are you most proud of?
Do you vote? Why or why not?
If someone were to make a movie about your life, who would you hope to play you?
*The survey engaging questions are a great way to get to know your audience better!
Fill in the Blank Engaging Questions
If I could spend the day with a Disney character, I would choose (user fills in the blank).
If I could be any animal, it would be a (user fills in the blank).
Your favorite social network is (user fills in the blank).
I had (user fills in blank) for breakfast.
If I could be anywhere right now, it would be (user fills in blank).
Trivia Engaging Questions
In the TV show “The Simpsons”, which breed of dog is Santa’s Little Helper? (Greyhound)
Who was the first American in space? (Alan Shepard)
Which university did Bill Gates drop out of in the 1970s to start Microsoft? (Harvard)
What is 11 squared? (121)
In which country is the Great Sandy Desert located? (Australia)
*I got these trivia questions from The Random Trivia Generator online where they have over 6,000 different types of trivia questions and answers each time you refresh the page. They have Arts & Literature, Geography, Entertainment, History, Science & Nature, and Miscellaneous trivia categories.
Yes there your audience can always “Google” to get the answer, but trivia is always fun! You can also customize your trivia to what you do or your purpose on social media, whether your social networks are centered around technology, fashion, food, animals, etc. You can even blend a trivia questions with a photo, that always does well.
Remember, engaging questions are just another way to keep your social network presence more interesting and fun for your audience. No matter what your purpose is on the web, there is always room for engaging questions.
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