tldr: I went with PlayBuzz for now which is free.
These are my notes on how to create a viral Facebook quiz. I've had the idea for a while to create a few travel related quizzes – you know the kind – that people take, get a score, and then share for others to take. I'm going to adapt a few games that I play in bars with my friends while I travel into online quizzes to start. Right now I'm just looking for the best software for the job. I may either use a 3rd party hosted service or a WordPress plugin. Either way, I'd like the quizzes to be embeddable on my site so that I can share my on-site URL instead of a 3rd party URL.
Here's a good example of a quiz that you can scroll down to take instead of having to click Next, Next, Next which drives me crazy: https://www.buzzfeed.com/ashleyperez/what-city-should-you-actually-live-in
List of Viral Quiz Software Websites
I'm not going to review all of these or tell you my opinion on each one, but I'm going to list every one I find here. What works for me may not work for you. In the end, you'll see which one I chose for me and why. Drop me a comment if there's a good one I missed.
–$10 month pro plan.
Don't think it's embeddable. – Update: John from uQuiz says that they are embeddable via the comments on this post.
–I use Gravity Forms on almost every website. If this works well, that'd be a cool and free method for me since I already pay for GF.
–$39/month for the Pro plan which includes all integrations needed.
–Looks a little antiquated. Does a lot but maybe not stuff I need.
–$29/month for up to 5k responses per month
–One time fees which include up to 1 year of support
–Starts at $9/month for unlimited quizzes. CTAs come at a higher expense.
–Doesn't post pricing. Probably for bigger brands than me.
–Starts at $17/mo
–Specifically advertises “create buzz feed style quizzes”
–Discovered this one from a quiz that my friend on FB took and shared. That's a good sign.
–WP Plugin: https://wordpress.org/plugins/playbuzz/
–WINNER: I went with this one for now. It's free and does a good job. Also when the person shares, it lets them share the embedded link (on my site) instead of their hosted link.
–Had a free version but they recently got rid of it. They keep e-mailing me telling me to upgrade to a paid version of something I never used. I signed up a few months ago when I had this quiz idea but never moved forward with it at the time. Looks good though. Starts at $24.99/month.
–Looks great at first glance. $29/month starts.
That's all for now. I just published my first two quizzes with PlayBuzz and plan to do about 18 more before judging whether or not they work for driving traffic to the site.
uQuiz quizzes are indeed embeddable. 🙂
Thanks John – I updated the post as well.