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How to Promote Your Giveaway

I am asked this question quite often by bloggers participating in my events. Rather than write the same email over and over, I thought it would be easiest if I just did a post to share the different ways to promote a giveaway!

1. Promote through your networks. 

  • Share on your Facebook Fan page and tag the sponsor in the post so that it will be seen on their page by their fans!
  • Share on your Facebook profile wall with your friends.
  • Tweet the giveaway using hashtags like #giveaway and #win and include the sponsor twitter handle in the tweet
2. Promote through Giveaway Linkys & Forums
  • I have a list of giveaway linkys and sites across the net listed by day of the week where you can post your giveaway for FREE. You can also add your giveaway to my linky.
3. Send out an email newsletter through Google Friend Connect. 

 

4. Make it easy to find giveaways on your site. 
  • List the current giveaways on your sidebar or have a button that goes to your current giveaways.
  • Cross promote in your giveaways by giving a link to your other giveaways that readers can check out.
5. List your giveaway on Online Sweepstakes. It’s my highest traffic referrer for giveaways.

 

6. Pay a site to promote your giveaway. This is not an option for everyone, but if you have a giveaway you want more exposure, it’s worth the cost. A number of sites will promote your giveaway for a small fee. These sites include:
How do you promote your giveaways? Any recommendations on what else I should add to this list?

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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