Running a blog contest can be benefit for your blog. Here are some tips how a blog owner get benefits by organizing a giveaway.
You can see somehow that many blogs are running a contest like “Comment and win an IPOD” or “Get $100 for first 10 subscribers” etc as this is an old technique to get more traffic to a blog.
For a new blog or website, contests are very helpful for attracting new readers. Only you needs marketing in a correct way.
This is true that, advertising or comments can drive the free backlinks on your blog and this is quite beneficial for blog owner.
Here is a quick look what you can achieve by running a contest on your blog.
Backlinks for Free:
To run any contest you need to attract many others who can refer to your contest on their blog so that readers get benefit from your contest. If you found that any blog that are helpful and legitimate blog in your niche, freely write the topic on your blog.
Traffics for Free:
Free contest on any topic can drive a new traffic to your blog and most of the blogs are using this strategy. For example, you can run a contest by mentioning a punchline “To participate, share or tweet this post”. The more readers share your posts, the more you will get the traffic.
Advertising for Free:
A contest about free advertising can drive free backlinks to your blog and when it goes to more traffic then contest will be easily paid for by the traffic and the revenue it generates.