Y’all. I am the biggest hypocrite, but hey at least I can admit. I rail constantly about extra entries and how they are a pain in everyone’s ass – both on the entrant end and the host. However, after using Rafflecopter I may be pro-extra entries. I know, I know STOP THE MOTHERLOVIN PRESSES.
1. Using Rafflecopter doesn’t mean you have to make people do extra entries.
You can mark extra entries as mandatory or optional depending on your whims. For the purposes of my giveaway, I only made leaving a comment on the entry post as mandatory, like pretty much all my other contests.Plus if people really are dying to do extra entries or already do things that qualify as extra (like following me on Twitter, hey 3000 people can’t be wrong LMAO), they can at no pain on my end.
2. The contest host doesn’t need to tabulate extra entries.
Yo, those extra entries and counting them and being accurate is the world’s biggest pain in the ass. Rafflecopter does the math for you, and this book blogger is totally grateful of that.
3. My stats increased during the contest I held using Rafflecopter in measurable ways.
I went to over 3,000 twitter followers. HOLLA GIRL. My facebook page for Good Books & Good Wine increased to over 150 fans, prior to the contest, I had around 50 facebook fans, so for me the 100 people increase felt like very positive results. My hits increased according to google analytics by 6.72%, and that is unique visits. My page views increased by 8.08%. To get that number, I basically compared the two weeks previous to the contest and the two weeks in which the contest was held.
And while I know those numbers aren’t huge, they are numbers and I think they show impact of Rafflecopter on my blog.
Rafflecopter is totally worth using for multiple book giveaways. However, I won’t be using it for single books, as it’s too much of a hassle compared to just having people leave me a comment.
So, if you’ve used Rafflecopter what has your experience been? If you haven’t are you willing to try it?