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Contests & Giveaways

May 19th, 2010

If you are a blogger, you are probably very interested in attracting traffic to your site. One of the most interesting ways to attract visitors is through contests and giveaways. Here are some ideas that others have used in the past:

-Over a period of a week, Darren at ProBlogger organized a giveaway of over $54,000 in cash and prizes. He had fifty thousand in cash and prizes donated by generous sponsors to this event. Every cent of them was given to his readers. Prize values ranged from just a few dollars to thousands of dollars. It was definitely the biggest giveaway I have heard about. One of the rewards included services like new blog installation & customized template package, custom logo design, blog header design, custom WordPress theme, one hour blog consulting, entrepreneurial books, and blog analysis. As you see, there were a lot of interesting rewards given out.
-Garry Conn organized a traffic contest where he offered the winner a unique chance to get advertised on his site for one week. The winning blog received a special banner designed by Garry, and the ads of the winning blog were displayed on each single site of Garry�s blog. Garry asked participants to write a post about this event, and link to his site with specific keywords. There was a random drawing to determine the winner.

If you ever decide to organize a similar contest or giveaway, I hope that the above examples will prove to be useful to you.

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