The time has flown by! Rafflecopter has been released to a select few bloggers and publishers for a little more than 2 weeks.
We’ve been extremely fortunate to partner with a great group of people. The feedback and suggestions that you’ve provided since we started has been great. So many of you have had some great ideas on how to improve Rafflecopter and recommendations on how to make it better.
Since we started two weeks ago, some of the changes that we’ve made include:
- Having each link in the Rafflecopter widget open in a new tab
- Improved way to add links to your giveaway instructions
- Ability to customize your own entry titles on the option “Choose Your Own Task”
- Ability to export your entries into excel for easier winner verification purposes
- One click to email the winner of your giveaway
- Continued bug fixes and style changes to make the widget more user/browser friendly
We’re working around the clock to make continued improvements. Tonight, we’ll be releasing an update that will now ask the entrant for the tweet link / URL instead of the twitter handle, as well as begin asking for users’ Facebook names on Facebook entry options. We hope this will help you save time verifying entries, as well as make it less confusing for the folks entering your giveaways.
We’re always listening to the feedback that you’ve been providing us. Some of the updates we have in plan for Rafflecopter include:
- Browser updates – we’re committed to getting to the bottom of the reasons why some folks have a hard time using Rafflecopter on certain browsers / operating systems. We understand this is a big deal!
- Allowing you to have an entry option that lets you users an unlimited number of times (for example, get one point each for entering in my other giveaways)
- An update to the giveaway start and end times (right now, giveaways close at 12:01am EST. A little flexibility here would be nice, right?!)
- The ability to choose more than one winner (if you have 3 winners for a giveaway, it would be nice to choose and display them in the widget)
- Ability to let your users tweet more than once a day
The list continues, but we’d like to ask you: how can we improve your Rafflecopter experience? What frustrates you right now about Rafflecopter? What’s holding you back from loving it?
We’d also like to find out the reasons why you love it? What’s the biggest benefit you receive from Rafflecopter.
We’d love to hear your thoughts and feedback. Feel free to be as open and honest as you like :) We’ll use a Rafflecopter widget to run a giveaway. Winner will get another $20 Amazon gift card. All entry methods are optional. It doesn’t matter if you’re a blogger, someone who loves entering giveaways, or a PR professional. We want to hear what you think!
Thanks for your continued support. We have some big ideas in the pipeline… stay tuned!