- What happens once my giveaway is listed?
- What should I expect from a basic listing?
- What should I expect from a featured listing?
- How long will it be until my giveaway is posted?
- How do I know when my giveaway has been posted?
- Why didn’t you publish the link to my giveaway exactly as it was submitted?
- Why didn’t you publish my title exactly as it was submitted?
- Why can’t I submit an adult giveaway?
- Why was my giveaway listing not published?
- What makes me a business and not a blogger?
- What happens if I submit my business listing as a blogger?
- I don’t see my giveaway in your Twitter feed or in your daily email…
- How can I measure the performance of my giveaway listing?
What happens once my giveaway is listed?
Your giveaway will be listed on Giveaway Promote in it’s own post, with it’s own unique URL, until it expires. Basic giveaways are listed on this site and are included in our daily email.
Featured giveaways are additionally promoted via Twitter, Pinterest and will be included on our “Featured Giveaways” sidebar for the duration of your feature.
What should I expect from a basic listing?
The results from your basic giveaway listing will vary based on the appeal of your giveaway prize.
The first 24 hours after your giveaway is listed will bring the majority of the traffic and entries to your giveaway.
What should I expect from a featured listing?
The results from your featured giveaway listing will vary based on the appeal of your giveaway prize.
Featured listings are promoted to three times as many people, include an image to add to the prize appeal, and are added to our sidebar (displayed on every page of the site) for the duration of your feature.
The first 24 hours after your giveaway is listed will bring the majority of the traffic and entries to your featured giveaway. Prime placement in our daily email, Twitter and Pinterest promotion are the main reasons that our featured listings get 11 times, on average, more page views than basic listings.
How long will it be until my giveaway is posted?
Basic giveaway listings are generally reviewed within two business days. Featured giveaway listings are reviewed within one business day. We are in the Eastern Timezone of the United States.
Example: If you submit a giveaway on Friday afternoon at 3pm EST, you can reasonably expect it to be published by the end of the day (11:59pm EST) the following Monday if featured, and Tuesday if not.
Weekends and holidays are not considered business days.
Basic giveaway listings are only published on weekdays.
Featured giveaway listings are, on occasion, published on weekends. Consider that a bonus, not an expectation.
How do I know when my giveaway has been posted?
(1) Subscribe to our daily giveaway updates and you will see your giveaway listed the day after it is posted to the site.
(2) Use the site search box, found in the site header, to search using your giveaway prize or your site name.
Why didn’t you publish the link to my giveaway exactly as it was submitted?
A link may be changed for several reasons:
(1) It was submitted as a link to your main page. Only direct giveaway URLs will be published.
(2) It was submitted as an affiliate/referral link.
This is not a venue for referral-getting.
When I get an affiliated submission, my options are to (1) decline the listing or (2) change the link and post it. Often it’ll be published, but sorry Charlie – you’re not getting the referrals.
Why didn’t you publish my title exactly as it was submitted?
There is a good chance that your suggested title, as submitted under “What is the prize?”, will be edited before being published.
General guidelines for the title are displayed directly below the “What is the prize?” input box on the submission form. Not allowed: Extra punctuation such as exclamation points, end dates or retail values in title (unless prize is cash or gift card). Titles are edited at our discretion.
Why can’t I submit an adult giveaway?
Giveaway Promote is a family friendly website. I don’t publish pornographic or illegal content. I also do not approve giveaways featuring or linking to sites with lingerie, adult costumes and other adult products. This applies to giveaways with certain words in the title, as well.
If you are a business and have paid for your listing or have upgraded to a featured listing that is declined, you will receive a full refund within 4 business days.
Why wasn’t my giveaway listing published?
Listings may be declined for a number of reasons.
The most common reason is due to a typo in the submitted URL. Typing words in place of the URL, typing in an invalid URL, typing in your main URL instead of the giveaway URL, etc. If the URL isn’t correct, we can’t send people to your giveaway and your listing will be declined.
If you’re a blogger and you submit more than two giveaways in one day (the first two per day are complimentary), you will find the extra giveaways declined.
If you’re a business and you submit a giveaway as a blogger, you will find your giveaway declined.
What makes me a business and not a blogger?
If you sell a product or service, you’re considered a business.
If it’s obvious to me that you’re a business, you know that you’re a business. If your giveaway is being held on the blog section of the business website, you’re still a business.
What happens if I submit my business listing as a blogger?
All giveaways are manually reviewed before publication.
Yes, all of them.
A business giveaway submitted as a blogger will not be published. Giveaway listings submitted by businesses will only be published after the listing fee has been received.
I don’t see my giveaway in your daily email…
On occasion, a giveaway will be posted to this website but not published in our “Giveaway Promote Daily” email.
Email/RSS publication is a fully automated process. Unfortunately, when transmissions to third party networks such as Feedburner, who handles our daily emails, are disrupted – we do not have any control over that.
If you ordered a featured listing and your giveaway wasn’t included in an email or Tweet, please get in touch with me.
How can I measure the performance of my giveaway listing?
You can use your analytics program on your website to track the incoming clicks from Giveaway Promote. You can even create a custom URL for tracking using Google’s URL Builder and use that in your giveaway submission.
Alternatively, you can submit your giveaway using a link that you’ve obtained from a link shortener service, such as bit.ly. They will provide you with analytics for that link.
We do not provide analytics on giveaway submissions.
How do I unsubscribe from your emails?
Open up one of your Giveaway Promote Daily emails. Scroll to the very bottom of the email. Click on the link where it says “To stop receiving these emails, you may unsubscribe now”.
You do not need to email us a request to unsubscribe.
How does a group giveaway event work?
Your payment is a contribution towards the total prize (minus PayPal and administrative fees).
In exchange for your payment to participate, your blog/websites social media links will be included in the giveaway as an entry method. This means that people entering the giveaway will be able to earn entries by following you and the other blogs participating.