April 4, 2009 - Written by Gyutae Park
Looking to compete against other affiliate marketers online? Well, you probably have enough competition as it is, but now you can actually track results on a leaderboard and get rewarded handsomely for being the cream of the crop. My Internet marketing friend Tyler Cruz recently launched a new site called PublisherChallenge.com where affiliates can compete with one another and win some sweet prizes from the top networks.
You all know my opinion on affiliate marketing contests. They’re great because everyone involved stands to gain. The affiliate network gets more qualified publishers to run their offers, affiliates are motivated and can win high-ticket prizes along with commissions, the contest holder earns referral fees, and the affiliate marketing community learns more about the tricks of the trade.
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February 17, 2009 - Written by Gyutae Park
Affiliate marketing competitions seem to be all the rage these days and why not? Everyone involved wins out in some way. Affiliate networks gain a lot of exposure and new affiliates, merchants get their offers promoted by the best in the business, and affiliates sharpen their skills to compete, learn new tactics, and win some awesome prizes on top of commissions.
The latest network to come out with a noteworthy contest is Direct Agents in partnership with Bidz, the largest interactive jewelry auction site.
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January 10, 2009 - Written by Gyutae Park
Affiliate marketing networks are having great success promoting themselves and attracting new affiliates by running performance-based contests. The networks team up with high-profile bloggers in the industry and leverage their readerships and reputations to offer some sweet incentives and prizes to new affiliates. For example, Tyler Cruz has already run 6 affiliate marketing challenges with Market Leverage and there are even more to come.
This method of promotion is highly effective because everyone involved stands to gain from it. The affiliate network gets exposure from popular bloggers and gains new affiliates to promote their offers, bloggers make easy referral commissions (Tyler made $2,500 from ML referrals last month), and contest participants win prizes in addition to their affiliate revenue. It’s a great idea that I think we’ll see used more frequently in 2009.
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November 25, 2008 - Written by Gyutae Park
In April of 2008, I had the privilege of attending the Elite Retreat Internet marketing conference held in San Francisco. Best of all, I went for free (normally $5,000) because of a sweet contest held by John Chow and Rocket Profit. You can read my review of the event here: Elite Retreat Review – Is It Really Worth $5,000?
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November 6, 2008 - Written by Gyutae Park
The Ranksense SEO Launch Contest was a big success where everyone involved benefited in some way. The Ranksense team recruited new affiliates and made more sales, my readers won some amazing prizes (including an all-expenses paid vacation to the Dominican Republic), and I received a lot of new exposure and subscribers to Winning the Web.
Let’s break down the results of the contest…
In the time frame of the SEO Launch Contest (October 1 – November 2, 2008)…
- The contest post had 1,631 total page views, which only translates to about 49 per day. Not spectacular and I’ll explain why later in this post.
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November 3, 2008 - Written by Gyutae Park
After a full month of promoting the Ranksense SEO Launch Contest, it has finally come to a close. Hopefully you’ve all had a chance to try it out and optimize your sites for the search engines using the software.
The contest was a big success, attracting new customers and affiliates to the Ranksense SEO software and new subscribers to the Winning the Web newsletter. There were 50+ people who actively participated by downloading the Ranksense trial and blogging about the product.
Without further adieu, here are the winners…
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October 28, 2008 - Written by Gyutae Park
The Ranksense SEO Launch Contest is quickly coming to a close in just 6 days and there are still a lot of opportunities for you to win over $14,000 in awesome prizes. In case you missed out on the original contest post, the top prizes include an all-expenses paid 7-day vacation to a luxury villa in the Dominican Republic, a Panasonic Viera 50-Inch Plasma HDTV, PlayStation 3, Apple MacBook Air, and an Apple iPod Touch.
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October 1, 2008 - Written by Gyutae Park
Ranksense is a “point and click” SEO software suite that offers a variety of easy-to-use tools developed by SEO expert Hamlet Batista. The program easily integrates with your site and guides you through the best practices of each step in an SEO campaign. Now you don’t have to be a search marketing professional to catapult your search engine rankings and traffic. Read my full review here: Ranksense Review
With the new release of Ranksense 2.0, Hamlet and I have teamed up to launch a brand new contest with some amazing prizes. Not only do you benefit from a unique SEO software package, but you have a chance of winning big as well.
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April 21, 2008 - Written by Gyutae Park
It’s actually been a while since the end of the Craziest Internet Marketing Contest You’ve Ever Seen, but I haven’t really had the chance to share with all of you the results and the impact the $14,000 contest had on this blog. I won’t go into too much detail on how I did it (that’s for a future post), but I wanted to dedicate this space to the success of the contest backed up by real numbers and real stats.
The contest began on March 10 with a prize pool value of around $5,000 and ended on April 2 with almost 3 times as much – $14,575. That just goes to show you the effectiveness of viral marketing. By the last week of the contest, people were asking ME if they could sponsor a prize in the contest. I was absolutely loving the role reversal there.
I know some of you are disappointed that you were unable to win a prize in the contest, but the winners were selected by chance – and those with more entries were more likely to come out on top. If anything, the contest is still a great case study that you can learn from and use to explode your own blog to new levels. That’s more useful and more valuable than anything you can win by chance anyway.
Below are some of my stats from running the successful contest. I use this Internet marketing blog primarily to experiment with ideas for marketing and monetizing and then report my findings back to you guys. I hope you find this information useful and motivating and like I said, I’ll be disclosing the “how” either in a future post or in an ebook coming soon.
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April 14, 2008 - Written by Gyutae Park
As many of you know, the Craziest Internet Marketing Contest You’ve Ever Seen was a huge success for sponsors, for many contestants, and for Winning the Web. The contest closed with over $14,000 in prizes and quite possibly could have been one of the biggest and most eventful blog contests of all time.
WTW doubled it’s subscriber base from 400+ to 800+ in a matter of 3 weeks. Not only that, but traffic increased by over 50% and Winning the Web established itself as a more prominent resource in the Internet marketing industry.
So what now?
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