Gleam Giveaway Widget

Date Fri, March 7 2014

I hope this is a helpful review if you’re a blogger and giveaway host like myself. Giveaways can be a lot of work. In fact, group giveaways are even more work, and I’ve love if you’d take the time to complete that survey if you’ve organized a group event and haven’t yet filled out the […]

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Giveaway Widget Poll

Date Fri, March 7 2014

Dear readers, I would love to hear what you think about all the giveaway tools on the market today — Rafflecopter, PromoSimple, PunchTab, Giveaway Tools, Gleam, and all the others. Take some time to enter this brief poll: You don’t have to answer either question. If you’ve only entered giveaways or hosted them, answer the […]

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You Won a Giveaway — And Facebook Doesn’t Let You know!

Date Fri, February 14 2014

I follow many bloggers and pages like myself on Facebook, and today I read a post from an active giveaway site about how a winner had been contacted but hadn’t replied. This happens. This is exactly why I ask for mailing addresses in the giveaway form — so the winner always gets the prize and […]

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Giveaway Tools

Date Wed, February 12 2014

A while back, I posted a comparison between some of the popular giveaway widgets.  I definitely need to update it, but I also received many questions about Giveaway Tools. At the time, Giveaway Tools was very new. It’s actually still in beta, but I hadn’t received an invite at that point. Once I received the […]

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Group Giveaway Event Organizer Survey

Date Thu, January 23 2014

I recently got it in my head that I might want to (help) organize a group giveaway event. I will likely start small, inviting some personal friends to co-host and sponsoring most of the prize myself. As I was thinking about this in the shower — isn’t this where you do all your thinking? — […]

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The Easiest Way to See Who Follows You on Social Media

Date Sat, January 18 2014

Running giveaways is sometimes a hassle but, man, there’s nothing worse than having to verify all those follows, fans and adds on social networks if your widget doesn’t do it automatically. In fact, even  if you use a form that does do this, there’s no saying Jenny Enterer hasn’t already unfollowed you. Unfortunately, people who […]

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Is your giveaway breaking the law?

Date Fri, December 13 2013

The thing with blogging is that there are far more considerations you have to take than you might initially realize.  There’s a whole slew of things I didn’t realize I’d have to deal with when I started Reviews By Cole some five years ago. PayPal fees FTC disclaimers Nofollow links Google penalties Media kits, press […]

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