Need blog visitors-- having a giveaway! (For my degree)--Help!

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by Hooterville, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. Hooterville

    Hooterville Songster

    Hi all,
    I'm hoping this is the right place to ask for support! I'm working on my Master's degree in Marketing Communications and my class this semester is all about new media and marketing. As a requirement I have to publish a blog and then find a way to get others to visit and comment.

    I've decided to try and increase traffic by randomly drawing a winner from those that visit and make a comment during the next two weeks. The prize will be a $15 gift card to Amazon or to BYC. You'll have to trust me on my random drawing abilities! I figure I'll put names in a hat and then have my DD pull one out!

    I posted at paperbackswap over the weekend and have had many stop by and post--they're so sweet! So I figured I'd try the same tactic with my BYC buddies. [​IMG]

    So if you have a chance please stop by and check out my blog!

  2. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

    Feb 11, 2008
    Waterloo, Nebraska
    I posted.
  3. tomcio

    tomcio Songster

    Sep 3, 2008
    have you thought about using Google's ranking system to your advantage? You could also use meta-data to finely tune your blog to draw a crowd from search engines for particular topic.

    You could also be dis-ingenuous and set up a set of other blogs that all talk about your blog and thus increasing it's popularity within the wordpress ranking as well as search engine ranks.

    But good'ol word of mouth works too [​IMG]


  4. Hooterville

    Hooterville Songster

    Thanks Jody! Tom, you've got some great suggestions and one or two that seem just a bit sneaky! [​IMG]

    BTW--my class is over in 2 weeks, so I'll be making my "drawing" on Sunday, March 15th.

    Thanks for your support!

  5. jbowyer01

    jbowyer01 Just Me!

    Aug 29, 2008
    Hogansville, Georgia
    I posted too! Glad I finished all my marketing classes a couple of years ago! I do not miss having to do all those assignments LOL!
  6. Hooterville

    Hooterville Songster

    Thanks a bunch! I'm lucky that I can do some of my coursework while I'm at real work! [​IMG] Makes it a little easier, but I'll be so glad to be done after two more classes!
    Only hope I can find something to do with my new skills!
  7. Hooterville

    Hooterville Songster

    Just wanted to stop in and thank you all for visiting my blog. I'm also hoping to bump this up. [​IMG]

    I'll be choosing a winner March 15th and will post here.

    Thanks again!

  8. Hooterville

    Hooterville Songster

    OK, I'm a day late announcing my winner--had to do so much yesterday!

    Anyway the winner of my blog contest is Miss_Jayne!

    I'll pm her and let her know and then post back here what she chose as her prize.

    Thanks again for visiting my blog and helping me get some traffic!

  9. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    Quote:Becky! thank you! wow! i'm doing the Happy Dance right now! hope you get a great grade. [​IMG]

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