From last few months I have been watching many blogs and noticing may blogs are running away free blog contest. This can be anything like comment and win 100$ contest or free 60$ Cash contest giveaway. Contest giveaway is one of the old technique to drive more traffic to your blog. Specially, if you are a new blogger, blog contest will be very helpful for you to attract new readers for your blog. All you need is to pick the right product, and market your contest really well. There are services like Giveaway.ly, Punchtab, which makes running contest on your blog easy,
The basic idea is to get free backlinks, Free advertising and get new RSS feed subscriber. IMO this strategy always work and is very beneficial for blog owners. I will point out the basic things which you can achieve by running any Free blog contest.
Direct Benefits of running contests on your Blog:
When you run any kind of contest, either be it Free advertising slots, Software giveaways, Free EBooks or cash. This will attract many bloggers and chances are high they will write about it on their blog, so that readers can be benefited by this free giveaways. If you see any such contest, and blog is a legit blog in your niche, feel free to write about it on your blog. This will increase your credibility and you are increasing your value in front of your readers by letting them win a free contest.
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This is something which you can easily get by running a free blog contest. This is what most of popular blogs are doing. You can simply add a condition , To participate in the contest, tweet this post and add a link via your comments . If everything is done correctly , you will achieve a huge traffic spike , with this method. More over getting lots of comment using this method, will appeal more users and you will get comments and more users will participate in this contest. I have experienced this in my previous blog contest Free Yahoo meme invitation giveaway.
As I mentioned above Free backlinks. Same time you are getting free benefit of Free advertising. Your blog will be exposed to set of different blogs and your free giveaway will be paid easily by free traffic and revenue generated via this.
That’s not all you will get free blog subscribers and also new set of people following your blog. More over running a successful contest will expose your brand to new advertisers, who will love to sponsor your next blog contest.
Do you run a blog contest in your blog? We will love to hear your success story