Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Does alternative medicine work?

A recent medical editorial, entitled "The end of homeopathy", argued that doctors should recognise the absence of real curative powers in homeopathic medicine.

Around 42% of doctors in England will consider referring patients to a homeopath and in Scotland homeopathy has proved very popular, 86% of doctors are said to be in favour of it.

With many people today willing to try, and more doctors willing to prescribe, alternative medicine has gained ground on mainstream treatments.

Have you, or would you be willing to try alternative treatments?

If you would like to participate in this survey click on this link Does alternative medicine work?.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Advanced Notice of Server Maintenance and Upgrade

Please note that our hosting company will be performing major maintenance and upgrades to their servers over the period Friday 26th August until 08:00 Tuesday 30th August.

During this period the Survey Galaxy website will be not be available for some periods although all downtime will be kept to a minimum.

We apologise for any inconvienience that this may cause.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Are you ever too old?

The majority of the Rolling Stones are now in their 60's and are all old enough to be great-grandfathers. However that hasn't deterred them and 2005 sees them take to the stage for yet another world tour.

The original bad boys of rock have lived through the addictions, drug busts and deaths to produce some of genre's finest moments. Forty years on they still seem intent on growing old disgracefully. With the Rolling Stones firmly in mind we ask are you ever too old to rock and roll?

If you would like to participate in this survey click on this link Are you ever too old?.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Was the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki necessary?

On August 6 and 9 1945, atomic bombs were dropped and destroyed the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

The bombings led to the Japanese surrender and the end of World War II.

Was the dropping of the first bomb necessary and did a second have to be dropped?

Did the awesome devastation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki inadvertently create a stand-off between the super powers that lasted for 45 years or would a stand-off have resulted anyway just knowing their destructive power?

If you would like to participate in this survey click on this link The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was it necessary?.

Friday, August 12, 2005

Loss of Service

We apologise for the non-availability of the website for a period of time earlier this afternoon.

The outage was due to a problem at our ISP Pipex that affected many of their customers and it took them a while before they were able to restore our internet connection.

We are sorry for the inconvenience that this would have caused some of our customers.

We are however please to confirm that all systems are now operating as normal.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

What is Treason?

In the climate of renewed terrorism some Governments are considering passing new laws that will broadening the term treason.

Treason charges have rarely been used outside time of war however it is now a charge that is being looked at to see if it can be adapted to cover the latest forms of terrorism.

The British prime minister has recently outlined plans which would consider deporting any foreigner involved in listed extremist centres and websites.

Do you agree that such steps will help reduce terrorism or is the term 'treason' too vague and simplistic? We ask you where you would draw the line between free speech and treason?

If you would like to participate in this survey click on this link What is Treason.

Friday, August 05, 2005

Billboard Advertising

Piccadilly Circus

Wise Man Marketing

It’s a sunny morning and you’re sitting in your office. With a cup of hot coffee by your side and memories of your last holiday still fresh in your mind, even if you say so yourself, today at least, life is sweet.

You take a sip of new blend coffee and then feel a rush of cool air and a movement catches the corner of your eye. As if from nowhere there is now an impeccably dressed stranger sitting in the chair opposite. Sure you're surprised; you didn’t hear anyone knock and just as you are about to say something he begins in a calm and measured voice.

‘Here's the deal’

‘I am going to advertise your product on a billboard at the busiest junctions in every city of the world.'

‘I will tell you how many people see this advertisement and I will tell you their age, nationality and gender.'

‘I will tell you what they think of your product and in many cases I will give you their contact details. While they are reading the billboard I will make it possible for them to view your website and, if they feel the urge, make a purchase.'

‘I will have all this ready in two days and it will cost you less than a small advertisement in your typical trade journal.’

He pauses. ‘Interested?’

Now you might think that such an offer was too good to be true, you might think that you are going to wake up soon or maybe that it really is time to get a lock on that office door.

But let's just take a minute. If you are still reading this I am that man who has come from nowhere and offered you a deal.

The advertising site is on the Internet and the billboard I'm offering is the humble online survey.

Stop for one moment and start to associate an online survey not with 'market research' but with 'marketing'. Not any type of marketing but 'Marketing' with a capital 'M' and in flashing neon lights. Marketing that is quick, direct, effective and low cost.

Publish an online survey and advertise it on a website, or via email, and like a billboard by the side of a major road junction, your message will appear in front of people. But unlike a billboard where the number of people that see an advert has to be estimated (based on an arbitrary percentage of total volume of traffic), the online survey records the number of times a survey is started.

Surveys can ask demographic questions such as gender, age and nationality and in doing so you are obtaining metrics about the effectiveness of your promotion and are interacting with the respondent on a one-on-one level.

Unlike billboards where the message is often subliminal, or maybe just trying to achieve brand awareness, with online surveys you have the opportunity to connect with the public to find out what they really think about your product, how it relates to them, how it is perceived.

Using a website like Survey Galaxy it takes only minutes and hours to create a survey and using the power of the Internet an online survey can reach hundreds of thousands of people on a daily basis.

Throw in a prize as an incentive for people to complete the survey, maybe some Pay Per Click advertising to capture an even wider, or more focused audience and you are still talking low cost effective marketing.

"So tell me. Do we have a deal?"

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

What are the Best Ever Children Films?

There are some children movies that have stood the test of time and are loved as much by the latest generation as they were when their grand parents first saw them.

Does Disney still hold the crown or do film makers like Pixar now have their fingers firmly on the pulse of the young generation?

In this weeks public survey we ask you to vote for your all time top three children's movies and also your top three animated feature length children's movies.

To paticipate click on this link What are the Best Ever Children Films?.