New Improvements on Toluna.com

Hello members,

As you may have already noticed, there are a few changes that have arrived to Toluna.com.

Now, when you log on to Toluna, or register as a new user, you will see a brand new, visually-enhanced landing page. As with the previous landing page, you can sign in by clicking on “Sign In” in the upper right-hand corner.

Homepage

Once you log in, take a look at the Latest News banner for contests, community updates, and what’s new in your Rewards Center! You can find it right below your profile box on the right-hand side of the homepage:

Latest News

For our members on the go, you are now able to access the Toluna.com mobile site, properly formatted for your mobile phone. That is to say that when you access the mobile version of our Toluna.com site, Toluna.com will automatically resize and adapt to your smaller screen.

EN Mobile View

We hope you enjoy these new improvements. For any questions, comments, or opinions, please reach out to us on our Topic here.

See you soon on the site,

The Toluna Team

Toluna Webinar: Toluna.com | A Beginner’s Guide

Hello members,

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Are you interested in joining the Toluna.com community? Perhaps you are already a member and want to learn more. This is the webinar for you! Join us as our Community Manager will take you through all the essentials; from signing up, to creating content, and tips to earn more points.

Title: Toluna.com | A Beginner’s Guide

Date: Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/118162210

This webinar is designed for those members who are from the United States and Canada.

New Sweepstakes Announcement: iPhone 6 Plus!

Hello members,

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our newest sweepstakes! Be one of three lucky winners to take home a brand new iPhone 6 Plus!

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Between September 15th and December 1st, visit the Rewards Center for your chance to win! Two winners will be chosen at random, and the 3rd winner will be the member who purchases the most tickets.

Best of luck to all of our members! For official rules, please click here.

See you soon,
The Toluna Team

*Please note that this sweepstakes is not currently available for Canadian residents.

Toluna Topic Contest!

Hello members,

We’re happy to announce the launch of another contest this month! In addition to our month-long Trivia contest, beginning today, you can participate in our new Topic contest for a chance to win up to 15,000 points.

Sept Topic Contest

To participate, simply create a Topic before the end of the month, and promote it amongst your friends and the community. The member with the most responses wins!

Now, we know we usually give you a theme to work with, but this month, we want to see what’s on your mind, so the theme of your topic is entirely up to you*. Here are some guidelines to get you started.

  1. Create a Topic between September 15th and 30th
  2. Your topic’s title must begin with “Toluna September: …”
  3. Topics can cover any subject, but must adhere to the Member Code of Conduct
  4. Prizes will be awarded as follows to the 10 members with the most responses on their topic:

1st Prize: 15,000 points
2nd Prize: 10,000 points
3rd Prize: 5,000 points
4th – 10th Prize: 1,000 points (awarded as a Content Bonus)

Now that we have the basics out of the way, head over to your account and create a topic today!

Good luck!
The Toluna Team

*Promotion rules: Open to US and Canadian residents only. Members must create a topic between September 15th and 30th, beginning with the title “Toluna September:”. Limit one entry per member. Members are only eligible for a bonus for Topics. Polls, Battles and Thumb-its will not be counted as valid entries in this contest. Points will be awarded to the 10 members with the most responses as follows: 1st – 15,000 points; 2nd – 10,000 points; 3rd – 5,000 points; 4th – 10th – 1,000 points. Points will be issued to the members accounts by 5PM EST on Monday, October 6, 2014. The subject matter of a members’ topic is open, however topics must not contain any language or image that is obscene, insulting, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, untrue, misleading or invasive of someone else’s privacy. Toluna reserves the right to review all posts for content, and withhold bonus points from any user violating the rules mentioned above and/or the Toluna Terms and Conditions.

September Trivia Contest Week 1 & 2 Results

Hello members,

Sept Trivia Contest W2

Wow! Thank you to everyone that participated in Week 1 and Week 2 of our September Trivia Contest. Over the past two weeks, we posted a new question each day for you to answer. We received an overwhelming response, with more than 300 participants daily.

Here are the answers to the questions:

Week 1

  1. What is the birthstone for September? Sapphire
  2. What is the flower for September ? Aster, Morning Glory
  3. What zodiac signs are included in this month? Virgo, Libra
  4. The Romans believed that the month of September was looked after by the god ____ who was the god of ___. Vulcan, fire

Week 2

  1. The word “September” comes from the Latin word ___ meaning ___ . septem or seven
  2. Name the US president born in September: Taft
  3. ___ assembled in Philadelphia on September 5, 1774. The First Continental Congress
  4. Great Britain signed the _____  ending the Revolutionary War in America on September 3, 1783. Treaty of Paris
  5. _________ wrote ‘The Star Spangled Banner” during the attack on Fort McHenry on Sept 14, 1814. Francis Scott Key.

We will be rewarding last week’s participants by the end of the day today. We’ve got 2 more weeks of this contest, with a potential for you to win up to 3,000 points! Here is Week 3 Day 1.

For more details on this contest, click here.

Good luck!
The Toluna Team

Member of the Week – Sept 11, 2014

Hello Members,

MOTW

This week, please help us to congratulate Ilope005 on being our featured Member of the Week! Click on the username to participate in all of her interesting topics like the ones below

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Thanks Ilope005 for creating great content, and sharing your interests with the community!

Good luck to everyone on being next week’s winner!

See you soon,
The Toluna Team

How does it work? 
Every day the Toluna Team awards Content Bonus points to members for posting high quality polls, topics, battles and thumb-its. Each Thursday, we will tally those bonuses for the week, and the member with the most Content Bonuses will be awarded an additional 5,000 points for their great contributions to the site, and will be named our Member of the Week. Find out more here.

Wondering how you can receive a content bonus? Check out our blog post with tips on how you can create top quality content here!

Toluna.com Essentials: How to Create a Topic

The Toluna community offers our members a chance to create their own content and get feedback from our millions of members. Our content creation platform offers our members to create Polls, Topics, Thumb Its and Battles. In our series of “Toluna Essentials” we’ll go over all the techniques you can use to get the most out of your content at Toluna.

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The second in our series is the “Topic” option. What is a topic? By definition, a topic is a subject of conversation or discussion. Topics are generally made by asking a question in the subject line and then adding a few more words of explanation or follow up questions in the “your own opinion” section. Perhaps you want multiple opinions on buying concert tickets.

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Adding photos or videos to the entire topic is quite simple. Just click the camera icon, or video camera icon and upload your own photos, or use our search tool. *Quick Tip* Topics that include a photo or video tend to be more interesting to members than ones that do not include this feature. In fact, our Toluna Team members may even send you some bonus points.

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By clicking the “Advanced” options button, the picture above will drop down. Our advanced options allow you to choose the timeframe you would like to keep your poll open (1 month, 3 months or 6 months, or Forever). Your topic will close automatically after 6 months if you do not choose an option.

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Toluna requires that you choose a category for your content and give you plenty of options in the category bar. Scroll over the icons to see which each icon represents. If you are not sure where to categorize your toluna, you can always click the wine glass representing “lifestyle.”

Once your topic is launched, you can view the results by going to your profile, scrolling down to “Your Content”. Thanks for reading a bit about Toluna, and we look forward to bringing you more information next week!

Please give us your feedback on this topic

Best,

Toluna Team

Are you on Twitter? You could win 15,000 points!

Hello members,

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We’ve got great news today for members who are on Twitter: you can be one of two winners in the Toluna Instagram Contest, and win 15,000 points!

One winner will be selected from Instagram as usual, and one additional winner will be selected on Twitter!

To enter on Twitter, simply:

  • Follow @Toluna on Twitter
  • Tweet a picture of you getting ready to go back to school or work
  • Tag your picture with the hashtag #TolunaBTS and tag @Toluna in your tweet

See here for our rules and regulations, as well as instructions on how to enter the contest via Instagram.

Good luck to all participants!

See you soon on Twitter or the site,

The Toluna Team

Toluna.com Essentials: How to Create a Poll

The Toluna community offers our members a chance to create their own content and get feedback from our millions of members. Our content creation platform offers our members to create Polls, Topics, Thumb Its and Battles. In our series of “Toluna Essentials” we’ll go over all the techniques you can use to get the most out of your content at Toluna.

 1

The first in our series is the “Poll” option. What is a poll? By definition, a poll is a sampling or collection of opinions on a subject. Polls are generally presented in a list form or give options via bullet points. Our polls allow you to ask a question and provide as many as 10 answers. Perhaps you want to know what do most of our community members prefer for a soda brand, or for a pet? Polls are great when you have a long list of options.

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Adding photos or videos to the entire poll, as well as the answers is quite simple. Just click the camera icon, or video camera icon and upload your own photos, or use our search tool. *Quick Tip* Polls that include a photo or video tend to have more votes than ones that do not include this feature. In fact, our Toluna Team members may even send you some bonus points.

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“Single” is the default for all polls, meaning you only want members to choose one of the provided answers. Select “multiple” if you would like to give members the choice to pick more than one of the answers provided.

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By clicking the “Advanced” options button, the picture above will drop down. Our advanced options allow you to choose the timeframe you would like to keep your poll open (1 month, 3 months or 6 months, or Forever). Your poll will close automatically after 6 months if you do not choose an option. “Random Answer Order” will make sure that the answers provided will always be randomized to the poll takers.

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Toluna requires that you choose a category for your content and give you plenty of options in the category bar. Scroll over the icons to see which each icon represents. If you are not sure where to categorize your poll, you can always click the wine glass representing “lifestyle.”

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Once your poll is launched, you can view the results by going to your profile, scrolling down to “Your Content”. Please note that you must vote on your own poll before you can review the results. Click on your content and on the button that says “results.” A menu like the one above will appear. You can share your results with friends on various social networks like Facebook, Twitter, email, and your blog.

Thanks for reading a bit about Toluna, and we look forward to bringing you more information next week!

Best,

Toluna Team

September Trivia Contest: Win 100 points each day!

Hello members,

Back by popular demand, Toluna is pleased to present the month-long September Trivia Quiz! Each day at 10am EST, we will pose a question on our TolunaTeam account. But hurry, because the topic will be closed at 10am the next day. There are a total of 5 questions per week (1 per day). This week we are awarding winners 100 points for each correct answer, up to 5 days in a row. Winners for this week will be awarded by 5pm on September 9th, 2014.

Sept Trivia Contest W1 

To qualify:
1. Check the TolunaTeam account each day from Tuesday 2-5th. Find our Question in our topics section.
2. Answer the question by the following day, at 10am.
3. You can answer all 5 each week.

Here is the first question

*Promotion Rules: Members will receive 100 points per day for providing the correct answer to the day’s question. If all 5 questions are answered correctly, an additional bonus of 1,000 points will be provided. Members may receive no more than 1,500 points for participating in this week’s contest. Points will be awarded to winners by 5PM EST, on Monday, September 9th 2014, and will be uploaded directly to user’s accounts. Open to US & Canada only. The winner will be notified on their wall that they have won. Posts must not contain any language that is obscene, insulting, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, untrue, misleading or invasive of someone else’s privacy. Toluna reserves the right to review all posts for content, and withhold bonus points from any user violating the rules mentioned above.

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