I can’t believe that nobody is participating in one of the best forum contests ever! I’m here to remind everyone of the ongoing contest running on PublisherForums.com.
There are so many great prizes up for grabs, and winning them is so easy, that it’s amazing to me that nobody is participating. I mean we’re talking about really awesome prize packages here…
But perhaps you never heard about it, or simply forgot. Whatever the reason, I’m here to remind you!
On October 22, 2007 I launched the PublisherForums.com "Prizes for Posts" contest which is giving away a total of 45 prizes, bundled within 12 prize packages, worth over $3,600!
The contest started on October 22nd, 2007 at 3:00 PM Pacific Time (6:00 PM Eastern) and runs through until December 3rd, so there is still plenty of time to participate and win.
Most prize packages contain between 3-5 prizes, and some packages are enormous such as the 1st place prize for Quality Posts which has 7 prizes worth $1,125!
Below is a small sample of some of the prizes we’re giving away:
- Choice of custom WordPress Theme or vBulletin Skin, fully coded ($650 Value)
- Social Media script from EntertainmentScripts.com ($297 Value)
- One-Year Free Hosting Package & Domain Name ($140 Value)
- 3-Month WordZe Subscription ($135 Value)
- 1-Year Sitewide 120×60 Ad on PublisherForums.com ($153 Value)
- $75 Cash via PayPal courtesy of NeverBlueAds ($75 Value)
- 1-Hour phone consultation with Tyler Cruz ($75 Value)
- Full Blog Review courtesy of BlogLOUDER.com ($95 Value)
- And many more prizes including DVD’s from film studios and the Discovery Channel!
Below is a screenshot of a list of all the prizes we’re giving away:
I’ve done a fair amount of marketing for this contest, yet the results of the contest thus far have been far below what I had expected.
I posted it on Sitepoint, upgrading to all the possible advertising enhancements available, received permission to post it on Pixel2Life, and purchased 20 paid reviews from ReviewMe, to which only 3 have been made so far.
Effects of the Contest Thus Far
Unfortunately, the contest has seen very little interest, and the effects of the contest thus far are very disproportionate to the number and quality of the prizes we’re giving away. Here are the results, two weeks into the contest.
Traffic has changed little, save for the large spike which occurred the date the contest was launched.
Before the contest, PublisherForums was receiving an average of 50 uniques per day. The day the contest launched, it received 500 uniques. Two weeks after its launch, it now receives about 50 uniques per day again.
Prior to launching the contest, PublisherForums had 6,797 posts and 546 members. The forum now has 7,221 posts and 573 members, an increase of 424 posts and 27 members.
The week before launching the contest, a total of 7 posts were made. The week the contest ran, a total of 296 posts were made. So, the contest is obviously helping to spark life back into the site, but the amount of people who are actually participating in the contest is very disappointing.
Participate! There are still 4 weeks left!
The contest is only 2-weeks in, meaning that there are still 4 weeks left to participate in the contest! And considering the low-turnout for the contest so far, it means that you stand a very good chance of winning some of the prizes.
Take our Top Referrers prizes for example. So far, only ONE person has made any referrals, and that person only referred one person so far! There is a 50-post minimum requirement and your referrals must make a combined total of at least 50 non-spammed posts, but other than that, you’re a shoe-in to win as long as nobody else fights for that category.
First prize in that category contains $275 in Prizes:
- 3-Month WordZe Subscription ($135 Value) (More Details)
- Full Blog Review courtesy of BlogLOUDER.com ($95 Value) (More Details)
- Karas: The Revelation DVD* ($15 Value) (More Details)
- $50 Cash via PayPal courtesy of NeverBlueAds ($50 Value) (More Details)
Check out the PublisherForums.com "Prizes for Posts" contest!