So last week I launched probably one of the biggest contest in blogging history and so far I’m receiving awesome feedbacks and some suggestions as well. As I’ve said, no contest is perfect and suggestions like this can only improve the contest and make it much more enjoyable.
In a span of a week, the contest official post has become one of the most viewed pages in the blog for this year! It’s amazing that it even got retweeted by big bloggers like Neil Patel and John Chow.
But that being said, there is only a couple of entries yet for the contest. In my opinion, I think it coincides with the fact that the contest will run still up to July 15 and most “wise” bloggers would prefer to observe and speculate first before joining. While it’s a wise and clever tactic, I may have to say that starting the contest early is still the BEST way to get it done. Why? Because by doing it early, you will get more traffic, more social media exposure, more retweets, comments and more importantly you can still improve your article based on feedbacks. But then still its up to you.
Another issue I’d like to clear is on whether traffic from blog is a huge part or not. Actually its not. It accounts for less than 30% and I did that thing because I know there are many blogs out there who don’t have that much traffic, yet are writing good content. Remember that we have judges and 70% of the criteria is about the quality. I know most of the recent contests give emphasis on promotion but as I’ve said, the goal of this contest is more on giving back to the blogosphere.
Second, I usually receive the question “What if I don’t have the best blog marketing tip?”
To be honest, is there really is? Perhaps yes, but it’s really all about trying to become creative and intercepting that and the need of your readers. If you can do that I can pretty much guarantee that it is going to be a recipe for success.
You see blogging is not new anymore. You can find soooo many marketing topics already covered around the internet. I’m not saying you should read and rehash those articles, what I’m implying is that you have to be innovative. For me most of the articles on the subject is either incomplete and unclear or is badly outdated.
It’s like essay, give your best shot because there’s no best answer. That’s why we have judges.
And lastly, it doesn’t have to be a walkthrough. I know most of us are psyched that long article means good quality. It is, but that doesn’t mean that you have to write a 2000ish word article to qualify. If a 500-word article can do it, then Im fine with that. Right now most bloggers are not newbies anymore so if you can eliminate all the super detailed noob info stuffs, then good.
The contest will run for how long?
It will run from June 1 up to July 15 12 AM ET
Is there any requirement aside from writing articles?
You have to link back to the contest post so I can track your entry.
How if a trackback isn’t generated?
That happens in rare cases but if it ever does, just comment on my blog or hit me up personally.
Any hardened-fast rules on the article where going to make?
None. Just make sure its your best blog marketing tip. 😉
How many winners are going to be selected?
There will be 3 winners from the main writing contest and 10 winners on the retweet contest. As said in the contest post, there are going to be mini contests in the middle of the duration so watch out
Can I bribe a judge to make me win?
Yes, if you know them. 😉
Do I have to comment on the post?
No, its not required
Is retweeting a mandatory condition to win the contest?
No. It’s another contest.
If I don’t like the prize can I convert it to cash?
Essentially no. But the safer answer is it depends on the sponsor.
Can I make a series post instead of the usual one long post?
Yes. Whatever you want it will be just fine
When is the deadline for submitting entries?
July 15 12 AM Eastern Time
Do I have to link out to all the sponsors?
If you have any more concerns, do so here in the comment form. All relevant questions will be added in this FAQ page