I have been wanting to come up with a fun competition for readers here for a while. It’s something i hope to do on a regular basis so i hope you all enjoy this one I have been thoroughly pleased with the work SOS Factory have done for me so i want to spread that love!
Lets get those mouths watering first with the $400+ prizes and then ill explain what you need to do to enter!
This is the kind of quality you can expect
2nd place gets $50 cash via paypal plus a free domain name from 815Domains*.
Free domain name from 815Domains*.
* The domain name will be registered for you by myself and then pushed to your domain account
Special Prize – $50
If this type of competition proves popular then i may use it again however i am keen on using a different type of competition. The blogger who suggests the best competition idea here for BloggingTips in the comments of this post will win $50 via paypal.
My post to see what competition i should run failed miserably so i came up with this.
I want bloggers out there to link to this competition using the title of this post. So all you need to do is link to this page using the text win a mascot at BloggingTips.com. Thats it. To make things even easier for you, here is the code you need to enter to add the link :
<a href="http://www.bloggingtips.com/2007/05/05/win-a-mascot-at-bloggingtipscom/" target="_blank">win a mascot at BloggingTips.com</a>
In about three weeks time i will check google for the phrase “win a mascot at BloggingTips.com” (enough time for everyone to take part and get their pages indexed). Pay attention to the parentheses around the search term. This ensures that google only searches for that exact sentence which means that the only websites that will be listed in the search will be this one and anyone who is linking here through the competition. I strongly encourage you all to NOT create a new post to link to me. All i’m looking for is the link to this page. My suggestion is to include a small reference at the end of a post but you could instead add a link to the competition in your footer or somewhere out of the way.
There are a few prizes up for grabs. 1st place will go to the highest ranking blog on google for the search term i mentioned, 2nd place will go to the next blog listed and so on and so on. Obviously, BloggingTips.com doesn’t count and no blog can come 1st and 2nd etc.
So for example , if the listings went like this :
then BlogNumber1 would be first place, BlogNumber2 would be second and BlogNumber3 would be 3rd. I know im perhaps stating the obvious to some but i wanted to clarify things from the start so that theres no confusion as to how the winner is declared.
Here are some examples of how you could slip the link into a forum :
‘And the next day i was so drunk i could hard’ly eat….oh and before i forget you should try and win a mascot at BloggingTips.com‘
‘Unrelated Link : win a mascot at BloggingTips.com‘
‘Great links ive found the last few days : linka, linkb, linkc, win a mascot at BloggingTips.com, linkd’
Notes, Rants, Ants & Pants
Some more details :
Good Luck to everyone who takes part!
If you have any questions about the competition please leave a comment and i will answer as soon as i can
Kevin Muldoon is a professional blogger with a love of travel. He writes regularly about topics such as WordPress, Blogging, Productivity and Social Media on his personal blog and provides support to bloggers at Rise Forums. He can also be found on Twitter @KevinMuldoon and Google+.