The HIF survey is now complete and I'm happy to say that we had almost 5,000 people take it, which is approximately 4,900 more than I predicted! I'm still in the process of reading all of the suggestions, but some of the things I was able to learn just by looking at the numbers include:
The biggest change will be posting in-store freebies as soon as we find out about them, as 74% of you wished we did. As you may have noticed, we've already started doing so this week.
A figure even more shocking to me was that a mere 3% of you said we should only be posting long-term freebies (that is, freebie that are available for many months) once. Seriously, that low number stunned me. But, as you'll see starting later today, I'll be taking the voice of Hiffers into consideration!
Way too many people (25%) answered “what newsletter?,” which means I'm doing a horrible job of pointing out that we have a free daily newsletter that goes out once a day jam-packed with freebies. I'll do a little tweaking of the sidebar later this month to make it stand out a bit more.
There are 300 people out there with HeyItsFree.net tattooed on their foreheads. I want pictures. 😀
And finally, entries 3090 (Chanthy) and 1604 (marva) were the big winners of the contest. I've e-mailed them both and if I don't hear back from them within 48 hours, I'll pick new numbers. Thanks again to everybody who took the survey and there will be another one in the upcoming days.