On July 5, 2014, a food blog called Food52 shared a quiz on Twitter titled, “Which cake are you?”
The quiz was built to raise awareness for several new cake recipes on the site, and the results of the quiz showed each quiz taker’s “cake type,” as well as a link to check out the recipe for said cake on Food52’s blog.
By the end of the day on July 7, just three days later, the quiz had been viewed more than 20,000 times — it was a hit.
Food52’s quiz-success story is not the only recent one. In the last six months, quizzes have been popping up at an increasing pace all over the web.
Content marketers are itching to get involved, but the elements of a successful quiz are complicated.