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How to Boost Your Website Traffic With a Giveaway

Palm beerThis is part 2 of a tutorial on how to create quick and easy giveaways to drive traffic to your website/blog and facebook page.

In this case, I’m teaching by having you participate in the giveaway below. Essentially, I’m awarding points to anyone who:

1. ‘Likes’ this post

2. ‘becomes a fan/Likes’ Palm Beer (a client).

You don’t have to do either of the above but if you do and you are one of the top 3 point earners by the end of the week, I’ll be sending you a $50 debit card PLUS to make this even more worthwhile for everyone, I’m going to record a video showing the exact steps necessary to make this work optimally ON YOUR SITE but I need more of you to go through the steps so that i have enough data to present a solid case study (so far, only 500 referrers have been generated and I’d really like to see 2,000 before I produce the video).

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. SEE WHO THE WINNERS ARE HERE (AND WATCH THE TUTORIAL ON HOW YOU CAN SETUP GIVEAWAYS ON YOUR SITE TO BOOST TRAFFIC)

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37 Comments
  • Christian Giliberto
    July 18, 2011

    I have never been a member of the Beer Loving Party.

    Reply
  • 007
    July 18, 2011

    wow this really works, i can’t beleive it…

    Reply
  • Frank
    July 18, 2011

    Its just another way of filling the internet with more crap – It doesn’t work and it doesn’t bring in more links

    Reply
  • BVB
    July 18, 2011

    yes I have. it was successful

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  • Mjlinkoping
    July 18, 2011

    Yes, it works just check this out http://www.geocosmicarts.com/freegiveaway.html

    Reply
  • Shortygoldstein
    July 18, 2011

    i wanna win
    shortygoldstein @n yahoo . com

    Reply
  • Shortygoldstein
    July 18, 2011

    i wanna win
    shortygoldstein @n yahoo . com

    Reply
  • Shortygoldstein
    July 18, 2011

    i wanna win
    shortygoldstein @n yahoo . com

    Reply
  • Lorelie Carvey
    July 18, 2011

     I run cake decorating contests and give prizes to the winners. I would say it is semi successful. I say that because I would like to see a LOT more entries. They trickle in and every ten entries I pick a winner. 

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  • Jo-Ann McLellan
    July 18, 2011

    Trying our first give away by sending out a postcard mail out in 2 weeks. Will let you know how it works.

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    • Mike Corso
      July 18, 2011

      Tip: include a QRcode on your next postcard 😉

      Mike

      Reply
  • David T Roberts
    July 18, 2011

    Great idea Mike however only one slight problem they don’t sell the Palm beer to the best of my knowledge in the UK
     

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    • Mike Corso
      July 18, 2011

      That IS a problem 😉 Ah!….but you have St Peter’s Ale! LOVE that brew.

      Mike

      Reply
  • Kimpossible
    July 18, 2011

    I have not run a giveaway/contest on my site and now I am thinking what a great idea!

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  • Meenand
    July 18, 2011

    No, I’m in this for the money.

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  • Justforjack
    July 18, 2011

    I’ve found there are pros and cons to give aways.  They will bring in traffic (especially the last 24 hours before give away expires — and only if you list them in the right places), but I find they don’t really reflect a true following.  They also can mess with my Alexa rating as the traffic drops considerably after the give away ends.   In the end Good Posts bring in the best fans.  Rewarding fans with quick surprise give aways on the facebook page is a nice touch.

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  • Manfred Heinrich
    July 18, 2011

    How can one do something like this in different countries? or has somebody an idea how to run give-aways worldwide, that are attractive, yet also affordable.

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  • David T Roberts
    July 18, 2011

    Looking forward to this promotion and hope it’s succesful

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  • David T Roberts
    July 18, 2011

    Looking forward to this promotion and hope it’s succesful

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  • Zahid Bin Habib
    July 18, 2011

    No I never run a contest.

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  • Chrispim
    July 19, 2011

    No-haven’t used giveaways

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  • Mtlogfurniture.net
    July 19, 2011

    Do I have to go look for Palm Beer to “like” it?

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    • Mike Corso
      July 20, 2011

      It’s the 2nd step of the giveaway–just hit the Like button.

      Mike

      Reply
  • AdamrotHschild
    July 19, 2011

    Did someone say free beer?

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  • Food Lover
    July 19, 2011

    No I haven’t and I’m curious if it works. So I’m gonna give it a try.

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  • Sandy
    July 19, 2011

    my site http://www.ownapieceofamerica.com gives away free land so I don’t know what else to offer visitors or how to beat this giveaway. Sometimes I do cross promote with my other sites (http://www.ownapieceofamerica.us and http://www.veryclevergifts.com) to capitalize on the inherent promotional value of the first site.

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    • Mike Corso
      July 20, 2011

      Another free land giveaway!?  Kidding–that sounds hilarious.

      Mike

      Reply
  • knev knev
    July 19, 2011

    How does this work? Please share the video

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    • Mike Corso
      July 20, 2011

      Video is coming–as soon as the giveaway ends (Friday); so, expect a video by Monday/Tuesday.

      Mike

      Reply
  • Earn N Trust
    July 19, 2011

    Yes.it is on http://www.facebook.com/Online.Legit Earning…so far it is producing results byt hope is greater!

    Reply
  • Melanie
    July 19, 2011

    We use videos to promote our giveaways at http://youtube.com/user/giveawaybandit

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    • Mike Corso
      July 20, 2011

      Thanks for sharing–will check out the videos.

      Reply
  • jadetech
    July 19, 2011

    I have ran giveways for gift certificates to boost customer loyalty and to gain some new contacts for future sale promotions.

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  • David
    July 20, 2011

    Have not but will in the future.

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  • Richard
    July 20, 2011

    We’re  planning the great-granddaddy of giveaways. See http://www.moneygraffiti.com/comingsoon.html  We‘re in discussion with a nationwide bank to work out redemption details. Stay tuned!

    Reply
  • gens rang
    July 21, 2011

    whether it be forever? or just temporary?

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  • Pkaliher
    July 21, 2011

    Hi Mike,

    Thanks for the posts on getting traffic by giving away something.

    I give away a free 42 page report “How To Discover, Start, And Succeed In Your PERFECT Home Based Business” at: http://www.myperfecthomebasedbusiness.com/index3.html and through free-ebooks.net and a few other sites.  It works.  Over 2,800 copies have been downloaded.

    Paul Kaliher
    The PERFECT Home Based Business Guy

    Reply
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