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 Post subject: Promoting Blog Contests
PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:27 am 
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I'm hoping to host my first contest on my blog - a simple giveaway of a few self-collected loot cards - but I was wondering if anyone knew any good places to host it? Obviously being a WoW-specific giveaway, promoting it on some random universal giveaway promo site probably wouldn't do much good.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

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 Post subject: Re: Promoting Blog Contests
PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:27 am 
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You should really develop a facebook following, then do a contest. That's what I do at least!

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 Post subject: Re: Promoting Blog Contests
PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:50 am 
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Just be careful with contests. They can be a fun way to spice things up, but in general, people come to your site to read what you have to say, not because you give away phat loot. Our blogging niche is a content generated one, rather than a conversion generated one like some others, so readers come expecting quality: not to be sold to through a contest. In short, have fun with it, and feel free to have well-promoted and well-timed giveaway now and then, but be ready to lose a small amount of credibility among your readers for doing so. My two copper.

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 Post subject: Re: Promoting Blog Contests
PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:51 pm 
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Contests are great it brings bloggers come to join and also to promote getting acquainted with other bloggers to be proactive as well but yes i agree that you have to becareful in this criteria, but at the same time try to spice things up on not only giving them some loot but in a positive way of making it related to maybe a shared topic that bloggers can discuss or make it like a holloween event for upcoming WoW events. a great idea goes a long way... i hosted thanksgiving contest before and it work out pretty well to give you an idea how i did is very simple but it brings bloggers to get involved as a community event. Anyway hope these suggestions helps you. Good Luck and for sure have fun with it. =)

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