Its been a good few days and the fun bit now is we start to actually get moving on some issues we have been working on intensively behind the scenes.
Have made a good start and this will be pretty consistent now over the next few weeks as there is much to get online. Tonight we have put on quite a bit including new functionality for jockey & trainer notes (to go with the already set-up horse notes).
A big ask was the option to download ratings for previous whole days at a time. This is now possible also. There are quite a few other areas we have also met member requests, as i have said previously I wont bleat on about them all but I hope you benefit.
A few notes for you.
1 - We are working on the ratings and you will see some improvements soon enough. We will be introducing new functionality for managing ratings and also additional standard sets, which we have tested thoroughly on several outcomes.
2 - A set of loyalty bonuses will be coming soon - we are just finalising a few issues, will be in February im very hopeful.
3 - Next System Builder Upgrade planned for end of Feb/start of March - get your requests in now and we may be able to include!
The race sponsorship, we took up as it was a last minute cancellation, so we stepped in at a very cheap rate - it was a good response in one respect but created very little in terms of new clicks etc, seemed to be more brand re-inforcement.
We really need to try and create some leads for generating new customers, at a minimal cost (ideally zero)! If you have any ideas or can help with some advice etc, please do let me know. As i always say, the site is a joint effort from us all!
Finally in this respect, besides donations, the ads on the site also produce (a very small) revenue. We keep them to a minimum as to be frank, they can be irritating, but if you dont have a Betfair account please join through the link on the site (or that one!). In my opinion the exchanges are the only way to bet and traditional bookies just dont offer a comparitive service - perhaps you disagree? Let me know your thoughts, maybe we should add a bigger range of ads!
Anyway, great to talk to so many of you via email, keep all the feedback coming and we will keep on improving the site together. Were getting there one step at a time (cheesy line but true!).