I joined the sites and requested that the posts be removed from their forums. Once the posts were removed, I instantly started receiving some nasty tweets from a few users that referred to themselves as ‘compers’. These tweets were retweeted, spreading the word faster and inviting others to join in. And the did.
It then reminded me that my friend who influenced me to start this blog. She only created hers after becoming a addicted to some blogs she found by searching for competitions. I enjoyed reading hers, then skinnedcartree was born.
- Backlinks from sites with high page ranks.
- More entries to your giveaways.
- More followers to your blog and social networks.
- More engagement on your blog and social networks.
- Potential for regular readers.
- Increase in traffic.
- Increase in unique views.
- More traffic to the brands site.
- More social network followers/engagement to the brand.
- Winners are likely to boast that have won via Twitter/forums.
Quick note! It’s against Facebook’s TOS to have an entry that asks people to share something on their personal timeline, or on their friends and can get your page banned for a set amount of time or completely removed if reported..
If you still do not want you competitions posted on these sites, there is usually an admin on the site, or a person on twitter that you can contact to be added to a list that insures your site will not be linked to in the future.
- I still have a lot of learn about blogging.
- Don’t judge people as a whole.
- Do your research.
- Social networks such as twitter is a powerful (and public) site.
Other posts about working with brands you might be interested in reading:
Why you should get paid for your blog posts.
When to say No to sponsored posts.
How to Write a Blog Pitch.
Writing a Blog Pitch: The whys, whens and barriers.