I'm planning on using Rafflecopter next month for my giveaways (reviews/giveaways are my niche, so I expect to use it about 20 times each month!). The feedback from readers is overwhelmingly in favor of it because it takes less time to enter.
But I'm worried about the impact it has on a blog's statistics, specifically page views. Can anyone who uses Rafflecopter comment on what their stats look like now compared to what they looked like before using the system? Big difference (good or bad)? No difference? I
I'd love to hear the perspective of bloggers who use it! Thanks!
I put my first Rafflecopter giveaway up on Monday & so far it's just been a pain! I use Live Writer to write my posts & I guess Java scripts don't work in Live Writer (that's what the Rafflecopter folks said). So I write my post & then have to open it in blogger again to add Rafflecopter (yes, I'm still using Blogger). Blogger changes my formatting, so I have to reformat my post. Anyway, the first time took me forever to get it all worked out.
Now, though, I've had a couple readers contact me because they didn't know how to use the Rafflecopter entry or they couldn't see it. Also, when you use it with Blogger, if the reader is viewing it from your main blog page, they can't see the form. They have to click on "Read More" to go to the post page & see it. My giveaway still has 4 days left, but I have less than half the entries I had on my last giveaway at the same time point.
When I enter a giveway, I love Rafflecopter, but right now it's not looking too hot for me. I might go back to Google Docs. We'll see at the end of this giveaway. Maybe I'll poll my readers & see what they think.