Results from the EPL Talk Blog Survey
Thanks everyone for your patience in taking these surveys and/or reading the results. While they’re not soccer news-related, they are extremely beneficial to EPL Talk as we aim to continue to improve and to better understand the types of content you’re interested in reading.So, here are the results:Impressively 92% of you rate the EPL Talk Blog as above average and/or excellent, which is excellent praise indeed. Eight percent of you consider it as average.Surprisingly, 15% of you visit several times a day. In the past 14 months, EPL Talk has published 657 articles on this blog, which averages 1.4 posts per day. So if you do visit several times, chances are you may find a new article published (or there’s the complete archive to go back to and read past posts, some of which stand the test of time).The majority of you, though, visit every day (or almost every day): 38% of you, while 31% of you visit 1-2 times a week and 15% of you a few times a month (shame, shame).The more blog posts I write, the better idea I have what type of articles you prefer reading based on the number of times the articles are read. But I wanted to get your first-hand input into how you rate these articles. The above findings are interesting.Sixty-nine percent of you rated articles about Fox Soccer Channel, GolTV and Setanta Sports as excellent, while the remaining 31% of you rated those articles as good. We’ll definitely continue to focus on those three networks and the latest developments there.While 69% of you rated opinion pieces about the news as excellent, 15% of you considered them average which, to me, denotes that there’s a significant room for improvement there to perhaps give more opinion. Still, the overall results are extremely positive.In regards to the open-ended questions, the answers are more revealing:What’s the one major thing the blog can change now to improve?- “More opinions, not just news and updates”- “Post videos of the best goals from a EPL weekend, or links to the YouTube ones”- “More UEFA Cup coverage”- “More about the mid-table and lower clubs”- “More news on the lower leagues” (The Gaffer says check out our sister site, http://www.championshiptalk.com)What topics would you like to see covered in the future?- “Links to various team site blogs” (The Gaffer says check out the drop down lists on the homepage of http://epltalk.com and you’ll see links to club blogs/sites)- “Do another tour! That was fantastic. Loved the multimedia assault. It inspired me to drag my wife to London for a match”- “More commentary on individual players”Noted. I’ll do my best to incorporate many of those recommendations into future posts of the EPL Talk Blog.We’ll pick one lucky winner out of the hat for responding to the blog survey and will announce the winner on today’s EPL Talk Podcast interview with Steve Powell from the Football Supporters’ Federation.In the past few months, we’ve surveyed you about the EPL Talk email newsletter, podcast, chat, magazine, buzz club and the sneak-peek of the EPL Talk Show (more details to come about that in the near future). We’ll post the final two surveys (for now) in the near future to get your feedback on the Premiership Community and the actual EPL Talk web site (which was what was first conceived and developed, and which started the whole crazy ride). Thanks again for your valuable feedback.