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We're always working really hard to bring you new and exciting features to Eye on Spain. We also make plenty of mistakes so we want to use this blog to keep you up to date with what's new (and what's wrong) with EOS.

EOS 2010 Survey results and competition winners
Thursday, October 28, 2010 @ 12:19 PM

Over the past couple of weeks we've been asking our members and newsletter readers to give us some feedback as to what they currently use on the site, what they think of it and what they want from it going forward.

With well over 2,000 responses the feedback has been truly amazing.

This sort of feedback and response will drive forward our development campaign as we head into 2011.

Therefore, THANK YOU to everyone who took the time to complete the survey.  We really do appreciate everyone's input. 

As promised we have selected three people to win a copy of the "Bitten by Spain" book.  These are:

  • Arlene Gemmell
  • William Naylor
  • John Adlam


Well done to you three, we'll be in touch with you today regarding your prizes.

Results Summary

Now, we'd like to share with you some of the findings from the survey, just in case you're interested .

Of all of the respondents.....

87% are in the 46+ age group, with the highest group being the 56 - 65 at 42%.

48% already own a property in Spain, with 23% already living in Spain.

12% are looking to move to Spain.

52% prefer a weekly newsletter instead of bi-weekly or monthly.

Main topics of interest are "Spanish property market", "Life and culture in Spain", "Latest news" and "Legal information".

Most desired new facilities for EOS are "Ask the experts", "Events in Spain", "Offers and vouchers" and "Meet-up faciilty".

The biggest furstrations with the site are "Too many ads", "Loads too slowly" and "The forums are lacking too many features".

27% would like to have the option to pay an annual subscription to remove the ads and receive other benefits.

Although we never explicitly asked it in the survey, an astonishing amount of people stated that they really miss The Siesta Show videos.  We were quite surprised by maybe watch this space.

In Response

In the comments in the survey many people have asked us questions and left messages for us.  Over the next few days I WILL be responding to everyone who asked us a question in the survey.  It's only fair I return the favour.

I hope you found this data interesting. 

As always, your comments are welcome and you can leave them below.

Thanks again to you all!



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Roy Leon said:
Friday, October 29, 2010 @ 1:27 PM

Reading the survey results I have to agree. Yes we do miss the Siesta Shows too.
Many thanks for your continued good work

Neil Kemp said:
Friday, October 29, 2010 @ 5:16 PM

I agree with having a weekly newsletter. That would be much better. I do not agree with an annuak subscription, though. Ad's pay for your financing, and we should put up with them. Anyway, there are lots of other FREE newsletters out there that people would probably use instead.

Justin said:
Friday, October 29, 2010 @ 5:25 PM

Hi Neil, some people want the option of no ads. Those that don't mind the ads will still get ads and everything will be the same.

Al said:
Friday, October 29, 2010 @ 8:28 PM

Hola Justin,it's good to see your survey feedback results and interesting to know what others selection of choices were/are.
We look forward to receiving your replies to our previous comments and questions.Saludos,Al.

dr david ashby said:
Saturday, October 30, 2010 @ 1:53 AM

hi justin
i think the siesta show was great so yes please bring it back it was a winner.

Phil said:
Saturday, October 30, 2010 @ 10:09 AM

Thanks for publishing the results. Good to see that your listening to the readers of Eye on Spain in order to give us articles we're interested in. Personally I find the legal advise of the sire invaluable.
Keep up the good work, Phil

pete lloyd said:
Sunday, October 31, 2010 @ 11:24 AM

I reallly miss the siesta show,so a return would be nice.The ads are useful at times and you need the revenue to keep EOS viable.

Derek Cooke said:
Tuesday, November 9, 2010 @ 6:59 PM

Interesting results, sadly only 5% of the members were interested enough to take part.

Adverts, don't take over the page. If its loading to slow then its time to upgrade your computer

Keep up the good work

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