Contest Update: Winning the Web is Crushing Tyler Cruz – Vote Now!

January 11, 2008 - Written by Gyutae Park  

gyutae tshirt winning the webLast week Tyler Cruz and I started a competition to see whose blog could receive more votes. After 9 days, Winning the Web is the clear winner with 30 votes. Poor Tyler is stuck at just 11. There are 3 days left in the contest, so if you want a chance to win 1 of 3 $100 cash prizes (only voters of the winning blog are eligible), be sure to vote for Winning the Web by Monday 1/14. You can find out how on the original contest post.

I’ll also be giving away FREE Winning the Web t-shirts to the first 50 voters. I originally had this capped at 30 but I’ve increased it due to high demand. Don’t miss out on this great freebie. To the left, you can see the beautiful t-shirt modeled by yours truly. Pretty cool, hm? Just vote for Winning the Web and I’ll send you one asap (US and International).

Favorite Votes So Far

Winning the Web has received 30 votes so far and all of them are great. Thanks guys! However, two of them are really creative and deserve to be highlighted here. I’ll be giving credit to all voters once the contest is over.

Alan of Affiliate Confession created a very humorous post stating that “Gyutae is a real person with a decent haircut who’s wearing a business jacket and Tyler Cruz is a cartoon character with a gambling problem and poor posture. He also has very shifty eyes.”
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Joe of Image Gag is a math whiz who used his logical expertise to predict the winner. Good stuff.
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Alright, it’s all out domination now. Vote for Winning the Web to get a free t-shirt and your chance to win $100! 🙂
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34 Responses to “Contest Update: Winning the Web is Crushing Tyler Cruz – Vote Now!”

Neil Duckett on January 11th, 2008

Some very amusing cartoons there!

Tyler Cruz on January 11th, 2008

I’m actually at 14, sir 🙂

I’m also now giving out 150 Entrecard credits folks, so do the right thing and vote for me 😛

David Chew on January 11th, 2008

There is competition between you two and the reward of voting is interesting.

Tyler Cruz on January 11th, 2008

Buhahahahhaa I have a major something up my sleeve right now… even though I’m wearing a t-shirt and don’t have any sleeves per say.

Aww.. I almost feel bad for what Gyutae is going to have to endure…

Affiliate Confession on January 11th, 2008

Hey Gyutae, thanks for the mention and I’m sure you will win the contest since you’re so far ahead. Even if Tyler doesn’t come close to winning, I’ll still read his blog.

Alan Johnson on January 11th, 2008

Definitely an interesting competition and, up until this point, Gyutae’s decision of offering an incentive right from the start has made the difference.

Alan Johnson

Haroon on January 12th, 2008

Its nearly over and Tyler is try to take something out from the nest ?

Tyler do you think you gonna win from here ?

Ethan Christ on January 12th, 2008

Nobody wants a T-shirt, and 150 EC credits = better than 100… Also, Tyler’s giving away free links. I’d have to say that Tyler’s giving away more useful things to win this contest.

Everybody unsubscribe and go to

The University Kid on January 12th, 2008

Entrecard cards are worthless.

Nice pictures & t shirt, btw. And the modelling… I think I’m in love 😛

I’m pretty surprised… being a fellow Asian, I thought you’d go for one of those Asian sweatshops that take a buck per shirt… but they look of better quality eh 🙂

DotDriven on January 12th, 2008

Ethan, not sure what you are basing it off, besides desperation wanting Tyler to win so you have a chance to win the $100 lol. You should have voted for Gyutae then you wouldn’t have had to worry ;).

Tyler is hinting at having a secret weapon in the works but I wouldn’t be surprised if Gyutae does as well.

Lets see the schwag bribe count:

Vote for tyler and get:
-150 entrecard credits…not all that hard to get and an extra 50 doesn’t do much
-a link back to your blog…decent but now that he seems to have lost all his PR hard to say if it will be worthwhile
-based on current standings, about half as much chance to be in the drawing for the 3 $100 picks

Vote for Gyutae and get more:
-100 entrecard credits
-a link back to your blog
-a tshirt…even if you don’t want to wear it, it’s pretty obvious Gyutae is on his way up and it won’t be long before he is a celeb and those first set of shirts will be a collector item 😉
-About twice the chance to be in the drawing for the 3 $100
-pride of knowing you helped the “underdog” win

Seems an easy choice to me ;).

David Chew on January 12th, 2008

Your contest between both of you have caught some attraction to many readers including johnchow. Since that he has post about it which i wanted to do, i have post another topic on my blog to replace it.

Rob Schultz on January 12th, 2008 Subscribed to comments via email

I don’t want to say you can count your chickens before they hatch, but WTW is going to get another vote in the not-so-distant future. 🙂

Mark Cole on January 12th, 2008

Go Gyutae! I just voted for you on my blog. Goodluck with the contest 🙂

McBilly on January 12th, 2008

Haha. Great pictures! I LOLd. Anyway, this competition is over! Winning the Web is the surefire winner. Even after John Chow voted Tyler, it didn’t even make much of a difference because the people want Park to win this! 😀

Jason on January 12th, 2008


Gratz on the 300+ subscriptions!

shy guy on January 12th, 2008

Wha .. The time is coming…
Can Tylercruz crush gyutae at last hour or Gyutae still in good form to win??

mann3r on January 12th, 2008

I am pretty sure you will win! BTW, am I qualified for the free shirt, lol

ms danielle on January 12th, 2008

shifty eyes… lol i don’t know if that’s true.
i’ll see about getting to this contest tomorrow

Alan Johnson on January 12th, 2008

Even though it seemed that things couldn’t be turned around, the post on John’s blog seems to have balanced things.

Alan Johnson

DotDriven on January 13th, 2008

lol, Chows reasons for voting for Tyler:

* He is losing
* He is a fellow Canadian
* He asked for my help first

Not real supportive but since Tyler begged him for the help he got his vote ;). Only thing it seems to help so far is giving Tyler a bunch of lazy arase sheep to vote who can’t even write up 300 word post.

Mostly just teasing you Tyler ;). But if that was your secret weapon it might not be enough in the end 😉

Gyutae Park on January 13th, 2008

@Neil Duckett
Yeah, I was very impressed by the quality of the entries. Very creative!

@Tyler Cruz
Haha, is that all you’ve got?

@David Chew
Very interesting indeed. Good results.

@Affiliate Confession
Thanks for the support man.

@Alan Johnson
You are officially the comment man. I see you on every top commentators list around the web. Great stuff and thanks for commenting! 🙂

Not a chance.

@Ethan Christ
No need to be hostile now. This is all in good fun. 🙂 As for entrecard credits, they’re basically useless in my book.

@The University Kid
LOL, thanks. Yeah, I got a good deal on the t-shirts but I made sure to stay away from the Asian sweat shops. I’ll send one your way. 🙂

Thanks for the recap. This is basically ours to win now.

@Rob Schultz
Thanks Rob. Looking forward to your vote.

@Mark Cole
Thanks for the vote!

I’m glad the pictures could provide you with some entertainment. Haha, thanks for the support.

Thanks! Now on to 1,000…

@shy guy
Very dramatic… Maybe you should consider theater.

Thanks. Yes, you’re qualified for a shirt. I’ll send you an email soon.

@ms danielle
Shifty, shifty… Thanks Danielle, looking forward to it.

Mike Huang on January 13th, 2008

Sure hope Mr. Gyutae wins this 🙂

Can’t wait until the results come in!


David Hong on January 13th, 2008

Man, Tyler Cruz got John Chow’s vote. That’s gonna give him a chance to come back and win.

Rob Schultz on January 13th, 2008 Subscribed to comments via email

Here’s my vote, as promised:

Best of Luck!

Alan Johnson on January 13th, 2008

It’s my pleasure Gyutae, commenting on other blogs is always a win-win situation: bloggers take advantage of free content and can build a community around their blog by having active users, readers always find helpful comments useful and the person who is commenting receives traffic and even a backlink thanks to the “top commentators” plugin (I’m using that on my blog as well, active users definitely deserve to be rewarded).

Based on my observations up until this point, I am receiving a lot of traffic from individual comments as well (not just from being listed as a top commentator) and it makes perfect sense: if you add value to a certain community through your comments and if you help other readers out they will definitely be interested in looking into your blog or website.

If a person asks a question and you help him/her out, that person will, in most cases, at least visit your blog and, if it is worth it, become a regular reader, it all boils down to providing value to others.

Best wishes,

Alan Johnson

bb community on January 13th, 2008 Subscribed to comments via email

good luck man, good luck!

Oussama Messaoud on January 14th, 2008

Woo hoo, we’re winning !!

mann3r on January 14th, 2008

thanks, it seems like a you have won!

Life is Colourful on January 15th, 2008

I really really wanted to write about it, but just could not find time last night and I missed the chance to participate in this “different” contest. I don’t mind if I don’t receive the prize but just being a part of this was exciting enough.

ImageGag on January 15th, 2008

I just got back from a mini-trip so belated thanks and Congrats Gyutae! Also, in just the short few/several days I’ve been gone, you’re already up to 332 readers. Nice!

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