Ranksense SEO Launch Contest – $14,040 in Can’t-Miss Prizes

October 1, 2008 - Written by Gyutae Park  

ranksenseRanksense 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.

Let me explain…

Back in March, you might remember that I launched one of the craziest Internet marketing contests of all time. The contest featured $14,575 in prizes and was extremely effective for Winning the Web and all sponsors. Hamlet sponsored a Ranksense subscription worth $630, but now it seems he wants a bigger piece of the action.

Hamlet approached me a couple weeks ago asking me to consult him on contest marketing. And now, I’m doing just that – designing another huge contest where everyone wins out. Want to learn more?

First, here’s a list of the prizes you don’t want to miss out on.

The Prizes

All expenses paid 7-day vacation to Casa de Campo, La Romana in Dominican Republic ($10,000 value)

Spend an entire week in Hamlet’s luxury golf resort villa in the beautiful Dominican Republic. You’ll be able to play golf, go fishing, and relax on the exotic Caribbean beaches. This trip is for 2 people and daily rent for this resort normally ranges from $1,000-$1,200 per day. For more pictures, check out Hamlet’s Flickr page.

You also get to meet Hamlet in person and pick his brain on how he managed to build a million dollar business from nothing as an affiliate. You can’t put a price on an opportunity like that!

Panasonic Viera 50-Inch 720p Plasma HDTV ($1,400 value)

PlayStation 3 80 GB Metal Gear Solid 4 Pack ($650 value)

Apple MacBook Air 13.3 Inch Laptop – 1.6 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, 2 GB RAM, 80 GB Hard Drive ($1,700 value)

Apple iPod Touch 16 GB 2Gen ($290 value)

That puts the prize pool up to $14,040 making this another insane contest you simply cannot miss out on. Now let’s get into how the contest works.

How the contest works

There are 2 separate categories for this contest, one for a random draw based on points and another for affiliate marketing performance.

1. Random Draw

To participate in the random draw portion of the contest, all you have to do is perform certain actions that gain you more entries. The more entries you have, the higher your chances of winning a prize. For example, if you rack up 31 points and there are a total of 1000 points accumulated by participants, your chance of winning each prize is 3%. The random draw will be held on November 3rd, 2008.


  1. Apple MacBook Air 13.3 Inch Laptop – 1.6 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, 2 GB RAM, 80 GB Hard Drive ($1,700 value)
  2. Apple iPod touch 16 GB 2Gen ($290 value)

Below is a step by step guide of how it works.

  • Sign up for the free Winning the Web mailing list (1 point – required)
    This is necessary in order to enter the random draw and will give you 1 point. I will never send spam and will only use the information to generate a contest participation list and send updates on the status as well as the Winning the Web newsletter. You may opt out at any time once the contest is over.

    Sign up now!
    First Name:
  • Download the 30-day free trial of Ranksense (10 points)
    Try Ranksense free for 30 days. There’s even a risk-free 90 day money back guarantee after that, but you’ll probably want to keep it. Download it here, then send me an email with your order number to claim your 10 points.
    (Note: The 30-day free trial requires a credit card, but it will not be charged until the period is over. You may cancel at any time before the month is up without being charged.)
  • Blog about Ranksense and this contest (20 points)
    Once you download your free trial of Ranksense, review it on your blog and mention this contest. Send me an email with your link and I’ll hook you up with 20 extra points for the draw. You can even include your own affiliate links which will help you in the next portion of the contest. You can write as many review posts as you’d like, but you can only receive credit for 1 per week.

    If you have a blog with over 1,000 RSS subscribers, you’re eligible for a free press copy of Ranksense. Send me an email to get your copy.

The random draw will be held on November 3, 2008. Be sure to get your entries in before then!

2. Affiliate Marketing Competition

The second part of the contest involves affiliate marketing for the Ranksense product. The top 3 affiliates who generate the most referrals (including free trials) in a single day between October 1 – November 2, 2008 will win the following prizes.


  1. All expenses paid 7-day trip to Casa de Campo, La Romana in Dominican Republic for 2 ($10,000 value)
  2. Panasonic Viera 50-Inch 720p Plasma HDTV ($1,400 value)
  3. PlayStation 3 80 GB Metal Gear Solid 4 Pack ($650 value)

You may use any method of promotion as long as it is not illegal or spam. You can write blog posts, engage in paid search campaigns, buy advertisements and banners, send emails to your list, etc.

Sign up for the Ranksense affiliate program to get started.

The affiliate commissions for Ranksense are extremely lucrative. Here are the rates.

Minimum Sales Commission % (1st month) Commission % (recurring)
$0-$1999 15% 5%
$2000 – $4,999 20% 10%
$5,000 – $9,999 25% 12.5%
>$10,000 30% 15%

There is also a second tier that pays 3.75% commission and a 1-year cookie. With an order price between $25-150, you can definitely make a nice chunk of change with this program.

The number of referrals (including free trials) you generate on your highest day between October 1 – November 2, 2008 will count as your final score for the contest.

ranksense contest

That’s it! This looks to be an incredible contest for a great SEO product. Be sure to get in before it’s too late. Remember, all of this ends on November 2, 2008 and winners will be announced the next day. Good luck!Β  πŸ™‚

Update 10/3/08: We changed the affiliate marketing competition from most sales in the entire month to most sales in a single day anytime during the month. This should make things a lot more interesting… πŸ™‚

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83 Responses to “Ranksense SEO Launch Contest – $14,040 in Can’t-Miss Prizes”

Sly from SlyVisions dot Com on October 2nd, 2008

A paid vacation? A Ps3 bundle? A Mac laptop? This has to be the biggest contest I’ve ever seen!

I’m going to get started right now!

Gyutae Park on October 4th, 2008

Hey Sly,
I’m glad you like it. This should be a good opportunity to try out a pretty cool SEO software package and win some prizes in the process. The affiliate marketing competition is just for your highest day in referrals so any one can take the top spot really. Good luck!

G Smith on October 2nd, 2008

I have previously registered for your mailing list.

Gyutae Park on October 4th, 2008

Thanks. That still makes you eligible to win the prizes in the random draw. Try out Ranksense to increase your chances of winning.

Danny Cooper on October 2nd, 2008

Wow they are some amazing prizes, actually amazing is an understatement..anyway I better get signing up, I really want to win the random draw!

Gyutae Park on October 4th, 2008

Haha, I agree. Wish I could take part as well but considering that the contest is hosted on my blog, I guess I can’t. Good luck! Be sure to try out Ranksense as well.

ES on October 2nd, 2008

Count me in. Have subscribed!

Gyutae Park on October 4th, 2008

Thanks ES. Good luck to ya! πŸ™‚

Zurpit on October 2nd, 2008

Wow those are great prizes, one of the best contest prizes Ive seen

Gyutae Park on October 4th, 2008

Very cool. Have you seen my previous huge contest? That one was tough to beat.

InfectedByBugs on October 2nd, 2008

Very good prizes! Good luck everyone!

Gyutae Park on October 4th, 2008

Yep, do you plan on entering?

wisdom on October 2nd, 2008

I have also been previously registered for the mailing list and I keep coming back and reading. Nice contest.

Gyutae Park on October 4th, 2008

Thanks wisdom. I can always count on you to come back time and time again to provide your insights in comments. Hope you take part in this contest as well. I know last time you won a bunch. πŸ™‚

Flashlights Web on October 2nd, 2008

It look like an amazing earning.

Gyutae Park on October 4th, 2008

It won’t be an amazing earning unless you actually win something. πŸ˜› Good luck!

zncustombuilding on October 7th, 2008

well after i compleet this comment i will be signing up……… who knows i was that lucky one

Gyutae Park on October 13th, 2008

Yep could be… good luck!

Problogineer on October 10th, 2008

cool deal
I am in….

Great prizes..

do we earn anything for free downloads from my referral link ?

Gyutae Park on October 13th, 2008

The free trials count the same as a regular referral. A credit card is required for the trial but you won’t be charged anything until your month is up.

Ann Arbor Web Design on October 12th, 2008

That contest has some fabulous prizes, you say it is open till 3 November?

Gyutae Park on October 13th, 2008

It’s open until November 2, but the winners will be announced the next day – on Nov 3.

Blog for Beginners on October 14th, 2008

I was reading the review over at BloggingTips.com and I saw your comment on the contest. Now I don’t see a reason why I’m not trying out the 90-day trial. Good contest…I think one of the best I’ve came across so far. You got me!


Gyutae Park on October 18th, 2008

Awesome.. I’m glad the contest was incentive for you to try out Ranksense. What do you think? Do you find it useful for optimizing your sites? Good luck with the contest as well. πŸ™‚

Shanker Bakshi on October 15th, 2008

Now i can figure out how your contest things works, you always come with great stuff.
I am in.

Gyutae Park on October 18th, 2008

Thanks Shanker. Contests have been great for me in promoting Winning the Web and partnering with other great companies.

Jacques Snyman on October 16th, 2008

Heheheheh! Very well thought and put together marketing campaign. Ranksense is a very good tool, and exposing it to the widest possible audience via innovative marketing strategies and solid affiliate programs makes good sense.

Gyutae Park on October 24th, 2008

Thanks Jacques! I’ve partnered with Ranksense to start this contest/marketing campaign and I have no problems doing so because it’s a great product. I hope you take part.

Carl - BeABetterBlogger.com on October 16th, 2008

Awesome stuff, this contest is unbelievable, being able to win a holiday takes things to another level! I’m already subscribed via email so I’ll get started on getting those entries!

I wish you both the best of luck with this marketing campaign! Will work wonders for you.

Gyutae Park on October 24th, 2008

Thanks Carl, I really appreciate that. I’m sure we can all use a nice holiday in the Caribbean so that’s definitely something to look forward to. Let me know if you have any questions about the entries.

QuickPWN on October 16th, 2008

Is there a way to see how much referrals we got in a single day and see where we rank among all the other users or will you keep updating a stats page somewhere so we can see the top 3 people?

Gyutae Park on October 24th, 2008

You can login to the affiliate backend to check your stats and see how many referrals you got in a single day. Be sure to click on “This Month” to get the latest data.

The folks over at Ranksense were supposed to put together a leaderboard for the contest but I’ve yet to see that. Hopefully we can get something together for the last week of the competition. Good luck!!

AffiliateObsession on October 16th, 2008

Well, this one is not easy to pass up. Signed up for newsletter and now I am off to enter the other portion.

Thanks for the contest!

Gyutae Park on October 24th, 2008

Hey Sukosaki,
No problem, I always enjoy cooking up new contests for you guys where everyone wins out. Glad to hear you’re taking part.. good luck! πŸ™‚

Mike Huang on October 16th, 2008

Dang Gyutae, another one of these contests? You’re killing me man! πŸ˜€


Gyutae Park on October 24th, 2008

Hehe, sorry Mike. Sometimes I just can’t help myself. I’m always on the lookout for new contest opportunities so let me know if you have any ideas.

Bloggeries on October 16th, 2008

Wow, this quite possibly could be the biggest and best blog contest payout I’ve ever seen! πŸ˜€

Best of luck!

Gyutae Park on October 24th, 2008

Yep, the rewards are pretty big and the chances of winning are pretty high right now. A 10 day vacation in the Caribbean is pretty ridiculous I know..

narendra.s.v on October 17th, 2008

can anyone around the world participate?

Gyutae Park on October 24th, 2008

Yep, anyone is eligible to participate as long as you’re able to sign up as a Ranksense affiliate.

Navjot Singh on October 18th, 2008

Blogged about the contest at http://www.submityourcontest.com/ranksense-seo-launch-contest/

And also subscribed to your newsletter. Though I know the post won’t be counted as a entry.

Cool Contest btw.

Gyutae Park on October 24th, 2008

Thanks for the post! I’ll make sure that you’re credited with your entries. Good luck..

David on October 18th, 2008

I wrote a blog post, review, and subscribed to your mailing list. Here are the links to the posts:

http://www.dailydollarreport.com/review-ranksense-point-click-software  /

I want that macbook air! πŸ™‚

Gyutae Park on October 24th, 2008

Very cool, thanks! You could win it.. you never know. πŸ™‚

topen on October 19th, 2008

are this contest open to worldwide?

if im win can i change the prize with cash?

Gyutae Park on October 24th, 2008

Hey Topen,
Yes, the contest is open worldwide as long as you’re able to sign up as a Ranksense affiliate. Unfortunately, if you win a prize you won’t be able to replace it with cash (although you could probably sell it online).

topen on October 25th, 2008

wow great idea, ill make some entry!

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dhadha on October 20th, 2008

cool contest! i subscribed to your newsletter. email used is iheartcontest[at]gmail[dot]com. πŸ™‚

and i blogged your contest too! here’s the url: http://i-heart-contest.com/2008/10/20/ranksense-seo-launch-contest — i know this won’t be counted as an entry. πŸ™‚

well, i only earned 1 pt. LOL. πŸ™‚

Gyutae Park on October 24th, 2008

Thanks for those entries, dhadha.. good luck!

Jay on October 24th, 2008

Damn you Gyutae! Seriously, damn you! I’ve got some much on my plate and now you’re going to make me try to work to win?!

Let’s just hope I don’t procrastinate and forget!


Gyutae Park on October 24th, 2008

Haha, sorry Jay.. πŸ™‚ If you want to win, you’re going to clear a bit of that plate of yours.. The contest ends in a week so you have plenty of time to cook something up.

Jay on October 28th, 2008

Gyutae – I’m already part of your mailing list so I guess I’m entered already?

I would blog about all of this but I guess we won’t get any points unless we download the trial product, huh? I would if it didn’t require putting in my credit card info πŸ˜›

But interesting, the most affiliate referrals in one day, huh? Hmm… and I have to beat 3-4 in one day? How will you track them?


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Gyutae Park on October 28th, 2008

Hey Jay,
The tracking is all done by the Ranksense affiliate program. They have a nice backend where you can see all of your referral and commissions data. Good luck! I’m sure you can get 4 people to sign up in a day. πŸ™‚

topen on October 25th, 2008

already subscribe

blog post here

http://ectwebmall.com/ranksense-seo-launch-contest-14040-in-can%e2%80% 99t-miss-prizes

hope my blog post are valid

thanks for the opportunity

Gyutae Park on October 30th, 2008

It looks like you just copy and pasted the original contest post. I’m not sure if we can accept that.

shawal on October 26th, 2008

I have subscribe to your blog to enter this contest….

Gyutae Park on October 30th, 2008

That’s good.. but be sure to take part in the contest actions as well. You’ll have a much greater chance of winning. Good luck.

fromtheold on October 28th, 2008

I’m in, I see I only have 3 days? Better get started then.

Gyutae Park on October 28th, 2008

Well you have 5 or 6 days, but you should definitely get started sooner rather than later.

ghing on October 28th, 2008

Wow!.. the prizes are really good..

I really want to have that Mac Book.. argh..
I am in…

Gyutae Park on October 28th, 2008

Yep, Ranksense really went all out with the prizes, and all of you can benefit from it. Make sure you don’t miss out on this.. you could be a proud new owner of a Macbook Air. πŸ™‚

Icon on October 28th, 2008

I join this by subscribing to your blog.

Gyutae Park on October 30th, 2008

Thanks Erikson. You made it just in time. Be sure to take part in the other actions and good luck!

QuickPWN on October 31st, 2008

Hello Gyutae I should have 31 points because I blogged about this, I subscribed, and I also downloaded the trial. I contacted you using your contact form. Please confirm my entry and points. Thanks! πŸ™‚

Chris on November 2nd, 2008

I’ve subscribed, downloaded and blogged. Awaiting your confirmation/reply on my entry and (31) points.

Thanks, Gyutae

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