2.3. Configure the predictions.
2.4. Configure the final screens.
Cool Tabs allows you to set up a betting pool, in which participants make their predictions on the result of a match.
This type of mechanics can be configured as a quiz, showing the participant different answer options to choose from. For example: What will be the result of the Barcelona – Real Madrid match? And as answer options: 1 (BAR wins) / X (tie) / 2 (RMA wins).
However, among the answer options offered by Cool Tabs, you have the 'sports game forecast' answer type, which allows you to set up a prediction game in a simpler, more dynamic, and attractive way. With this response functionality, the participant only has to write the prediction, filling in the answer numerically or textually, depending on the configuration you select.
The Cool Promo and Cool Promo White Label applications, included in the Gold and Diamond plans, respectively, are the ones that will allow you to set up a campaign with predictions.
You can also create a betting pool with the 7-day free trial, which allows you to test any of our plans.
<< Try the DEMO Betting Pool with sports game forecast >>
2. Step by step.
2.1. Create your campaign.
1) Log in to your Cool Tabs account. If you are not registered yet, you can check the tutorial: How to create an account on Cool Tabs.
2) Create a new campaign by clicking on the 'Create campaign' button. If you are using the platform for the first time, you will directly see the app catalog.
3) Select Cool Promo or Cool Promo White Label, depending on whether you have a Gold or Diamond plan, respectively. Click on the 'Start' button.
2.2. Basic settings.
Complete the first sections of your campaign. These are related to the register, basic data, design, and dates.
Please note that some sections of the campaign edition do not necessarily apply to your campaign (instant wins, viral ranking, coupons…).
If you have any doubts or questions during the process, do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com
You can also help yourself in the following tutorials, in which we explain in more detail what you can include in each section:
Cool Promo White Label: how to create your white label campaign with Cool Tabs.
Determine how the participants have to register for the campaign.
You can opt for social login or anonymous login (the participant does not register with a social network, but must complete the form).
2.2.2. Basic data.
- Name: this is the name of your campaign so that you can identify it internally in the list of your campaigns.
- Where you want users to access: by default, it will be the microsite that we provide when generating a campaign with Cool Tabs.
In the 'Design' section you can customize everything related to the appearance of the campaign: main image, background image, descriptive text, font, colors…
You can use the options we give you by default, include your own HTML, or use the more customized option with our advanced configuration.
We explain this section in more detail in the tutorial How to design your campaign with Cool Promo or Cool Promo White Label.
In this section, indicate the start and end dates on which your campaign will be visible.
2.2.5. Participation and stages.
Go to the 'Participations' section.
Define the dates on which participation is allowed. Then, in the 'Restrictions' tab, determine the number of times a user can participate.
You can set up that users can only participate once, as many times as they want, or a specific number of times that you determine. In a campaign with stages, check the option 'Users may participate once or several times in the time period (stages) you define'.
Betting Pool with stages
If your campaign has phases, and you have checked the option 'Users may participate once or several times in the time period (stages) you define', you can configure it:
- The number of hours per stage (e.g., 24 for 24 hours, 168 for one week, etc.).
- The number of times users participate in each stage. If you leave it blank, users will only be able to participate once.
- Select winners in each stage. In this way, winners will be chosen at each stage of the campaign.
Please note that, once your campaign has been launched, if you are going to modify the phases, you will have to adjust the starting date of the participation. For example, in a World Cup betting game. During the group stage, there are matches every day, so you set up 24-hour phases and allow users to participate once every 24 hours. However, in the quarterfinals, you want the phase to last 3 days. In this case, you must edit the phases, so that they last 72 hours. In addition, you will have to modify the start date of the participation, so that it coincides with the day that this new phase starts.
2.3. Configure the predictions.
Go to the 'Quiz' section of the campaign editor, to start configuring the different questions or predictions.
You must check the option 'Quiz with points for right answers'. In this way, you will be able to set the correct result for each question so that points will be assigned to the participants who guessed. You can then run the draw among all participants, or only among those who guessed.
2.3.1. Add the questions.
Since this is a sporting event, each question will correspond to a match. You will have to add as many questions as you have predictions to answer.
2.3.2. Add the answers.
In the 'Answers' tab of each question, you have to configure the answer options. Choose the option 'Sports game forecast'.
You must set the points you will distribute for guessing each prediction.
By default, the option force numerical answer is checked so that the participant will only be able to answer by typing in numbers. If you want the participant to be able to give textual answers, uncheck the option. In addition, you can limit it so that the user cannot type more than one character.
Add the answer options.
Once the event is over, you can set the correct result (in the 'Correct result' field), so that the points are assigned to the participants.
In the 'Design' tab, you can include an image. By default, the image you upload is scaled to 300px.
Below, you can see an example of how the questions and answers would be displayed.
2.3.3. Display questions on certain dates.
If in your campaign there are stages, or you only want to display some questions during a certain period of time, activate the field 'This question will only be displayed on certain dates'. This can be found in the 'Advanced' tab of each quiz question.
This happens, for example, when you set up predictions with the matches of a World Cup, which can last for weeks, but several matches are played on each day. This way you can make sure that once the match has started, the participants will not be able to set the result.
Remember that, when the event is over, you will have to edit the quiz to indicate the correct answers. Points will be automatically assigned to participants.
2.4. Configure the final screen.
In the 'Final Screen' section, configure the screen that will be shown, by default, to all participants, regardless of their score.
If you only want to include an image in the final screen, in the 'Content' tab of the 'Final Screen' section, check the box 'Show an image in the final screen' and upload your image.
If you want to show a text, enable the option 'Display this default final screen to participants'. When you check the checkbox, an editor will open in which you can include text, images, GIFs, or HTML. The editor also supports images, so, you can have two images, here and in the specific field for uploading an image.
2.5. Other configurations.
2.5.1. Entry form.
Configure the 'Entry Form' section, with the fields you want the participants to fill in: name, surname, email…
If you are not interested in capturing user data or do not need their data to run a sweepstake among participants, you can not enable the participation form.
If you need to add additional fields, you can include them in the 'Custom Entry Form' section.
2.5.2. Legal conditions.
You can include the legal terms of your campaign, as well as add additional checkboxes that you need for the processing of participants' personal data for different purposes. For example, the creation of social profiles, the subscription to a newsletter, the acceptance of sending commercial information…
2.5.3. Go viral.
Encourage the viralization of your campaign by allowing participants to share the campaign and their participation on social networks. In the 'Go viral' section, add the image, title, and text you want to appear when users share the campaign or their participation.
We recommend you customize the messages displayed on social networks after sharing. You can also refer to the tutorial How to customize messages shared on Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks.
3. Other specifications.
If you have any questions during the process, do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Related content.
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