Track Ratings with the Rating Results Pop-up

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Krista Stevens

Now that you’ve got ratings set up on your site as a way to increase visitor engagement, let’s take it a step further. With the rating results pop-up, you can track visitor voting behavior right from your webpage–you don’t even need to login to Polldaddy.com to see the results. Here’s how:

Click on the tiny information icon (“i”) next to your rating to see your rating results pop-up. It shows the results for the rating widget. You can see results for all time, today, this week, and this month:

Disabling the results popup

The results pop-up is enabled by default. If you’re embedding the widget using the JavaScript embedding option, you can turn off the pop-up by adding

"popup" : "off"

to the JavaScript code that is generated for you:

<div id="pd_rating_holder_3804527"></div>
<script type="text/javascript">
PDRTJS_settings_3804527 = {
	"id" : "3804527",
	"unique_id" : "default",
	"title" : "",
    "permalink" : ""
    "popup" : "off"
	
};
</script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://i.polldaddy.com/ratings/rating.js"></script>

In the ratings editor, uncheck the Results Popup option to disable the pop-up.

Popup option

When it’s disabled, the pop-up information icon (the tiny letter “i”) behaves differently, based on the type of Polldaddy account you have:

  • if you have a free account, the information icon still appears, and will display a link to Polldaddy when clicked.
  • if you have a Pro or Corporate account, the information icon will not be displayed.

Customize results pop-up text

In the ratings editor, you can customize the text used in the results popup. This means you can localize the text to match your site or wherever you have embedded the rating. To customize the text, click on “Text” under “Edit Styles”:

Customize text

Once you customize the text as you see fit, be sure to click on the blue, “Save Ratings Widget” button for your changes to take effect:

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