There is no doubt that making quizzes and trivia games is a great way to entertain people. Since Quizterra is made by digital publishers for digital publishers, our mission is to create an effective tool for raising traffic and revenue for those who use it.
In order to give you maximum value as you read this article, I will cover the following topics:
If you just want to learn the technical part of making a trivia, jump ahead to Chapter 5. However, I highly recommend you take a few minutes to read the full articles as these are packed insights from my own experience with making trivia games that boost traffic for niche websites.
If you are not sure what a trivia game looks like, here is an example.
Later in this article, I will show you how I created this quiz with step-by-step instructions, screenshots and GIFs.
The main idea I try to deliver in my blog is that interactive content is a great way to boost traffic to your personal content and generate sales of your personal (or affiliate) products. Yes, can you make a fun quiz just to entertain your audience, but why not to use it as a growth tool that can boost your revenue?
If you haven’t yet read the post “How digital publishers use trivia games as growth hacks”, please do so next!
I don’t want to retell the whole post, but here are some of the main ideas:
I highly recommend checking out this article for inspiration.
It’s much easier to plan a trivia game than a personality quiz. In the second case, you need to first think of the quiz results and then match them to the questions. In the case of trivia, you can write the questions and then match the results to the player’s number of correct answers.
Generally, for all types of quizzes, I pick and choose from several content sources:
In most cases, I use my own personal knowledge and experience and the internet, so when I plan a trivia game, I usually go through the following process:
Before getting to the step-by-step explanation of how to make your own trivia game, let me show you my guidelines for making a quiz. All authors who make content for my niche sites follow these, so maybe they can be useful to you too.
If you have any thoughts, let me know in the comment section so we can discuss them. You may have your own ideas about what a well-made trivia quiz should look like. This is just an example of mine.
Now let me show you step by step how I created the quiz from scratch.
We are in the personal area of the site. Registration is free, no credit card is required, and we don’t have any trial period. Just log in and start creating!
To make a trivia game, we need to go through five simple steps:
You will be able to hide this and start the quiz directly from the first question, so if you plan to do that, just fill in the quiz title and move on.
If you plan to have this welcome window in your quiz, think of an attractive title, a description with a few questions about the topic, and a cool image or GIF (I prefer GIFs) to engage the audience.
Each question contains three blocks:
This is an optional block that is disabled by default, where you can give a small explanation of the answer. For example, you can give the player some additional information on the fact you asked about.
You can add as many questions as you like. The process is super easy and fun. Once you’re ready, move to the next step!
The result is the final screen that the user will see in your quiz. Keep in mind that it would be nice to get the user to take a specific action. At the very least, ask the user to share their results on their social networks.
Let’s create several results and match each one to a range of correct answers.
Then, do the same as in the Introduction:
Once ready, let’s move to Step 4 and finish the quiz.
The first option here is to set a timer for our quiz. If you put the number 120 into the input field, users will have just two minutes (120 seconds) to finish the quiz. Non-answered questions will be considered as failed. I do not recommend that you create too much of a rush, but it’s also good to make it a little bit challenging and competitive.
At Quizterra, we strive to prepare design templates that fit different types of styles. You can preview your quiz in every design template and choose the one that fits your taste. If you have a standard account type, the choice is limited to one standard set of Quizterra styles.
Once your choice is made, move to the Publication settings
Congratulations, your masterpiece is ready. Now let’s decide where you want to publish it!
If you made a quiz for your friends and do not have your own website, just leave the settings as they are.
If you don’t want the quiz to be published on Quizterra, be sure to switch off the first toggle and click on “Get Embed Code”.
Just copy the code and paste it anywhere inside your article.
If you publish your quiz on your site, take a look at these cool customization features:
Once saved, all the changes are applied and you can test your quiz wherever you publish it. What do you think about out trivia builder? If you have any questions or suggestions, I would appreciate you writing a comment below.
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