Frequently Asked Questions
Giveaway Promote’s frequently asked questions about submitting your giveaway, giveaway listings, featured giveaway listings and more.
If you have a question that is not answered here, fill out the form at the bottom of the page and we’ll respond via email.
- What happens once my giveaway is listed?
- What should I expect from a basic listing?
- What should I expect from a featured listing?
- What are people saying about Giveaway Promote?
- 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?
- How can I submit my giveaway before it starts?
- When is the best time to feature my giveaway?
- I want my featured image to look great. What size image should I provide to you?
- When will my tweets, pins and Facebook posts be posted?
- Why isn’t my featured giveaway post on your front page?
- How do I unsubscribe from your emails?
- How does a blogger sponsored group giveaway event work?
- Do you promote upcoming blogger opps?
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 giveaway promotion includes a listing on this website detailing your giveaway.
Featured giveaways are additionally promoted via Email/RSS, 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?
Results from a basic giveaway listing will vary based on the appeal of the giveaway prize and your required entry method.
What should I expect from a featured listing?
The results from a featured giveaway listing will vary based on the appeal of the giveaway prize and your required entry method.
Featured listings are promoted to up to 104,000 people, include an image to increase prize appeal, and are listed to our sidebar (displayed on every page of the site) for the duration of your feature. Our featured listings get 11 times, on average, more page views than basic listings
You will see the majority of the traffic and entries to your giveaway within the first 24 hours after your giveaway is listed. Most of the action happens then: inclusion in our daily email, Twitter and Pinterest promotion.
To keep your featured giveaway in front of our entrants via social media and increase the time that you will notice traffic and entries coming from us, select add-on Facebook posts or tweets. Additional social media shares can provide substantial bumps in traffic and entries. Often the traffic is equal to or greater than what you see in the initial 24 hours.
What are people saying about Giveaway Promote?
We have a very large and loyal audience of giveaway entrants, as well as thousands of businesses and bloggers who submit their giveaways to our site regularly. Why?
How long will it be until my giveaway is posted?
Basic giveaway listings are generally reviewed within two business days.
Featured giveaway listings are always reviewed within one business day.
We are in the Eastern Timezone of the United States. Our business day ends at 11:59pm EST.
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 the following Monday if featured, and Tuesday if not.
Weekends and holidays are not considered business days.
Basic giveaway listings are published Monday-Friday.
Featured giveaway listings are published Monday-Friday. On occasion, they are published on weekends. (Consider that an “above and beyond” bonus, not an expectation.)
How do I know when my giveaway has been posted?
For basic listings, you can use the site search box, found in the site header, to search using your giveaway URL, giveaway prize or your site name.
For featured listings, you will receive an email from us when your giveaway has been posted to the site. You can also subscribe to our daily giveaway updates and you will see your giveaway listed the day after it is posted to the site.
Why didn’t you publish the link to my giveaway exactly as it was submitted?
A link may be changed for several reasons. Here are the most common:
(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.
Why didn’t you publish my title exactly as it was submitted?
There is a good chance that your suggested title, as submitted in the field “What is the prize?”, will be edited before being published.
Common reasons for editing include spelling, clarity, removing unnecessary punctuation, quantities or retail values.
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).
Why can’t I submit an adult giveaway?
Giveaway Promote is a family friendly website. We don’t publish pornographic or illegal content. We also do not approve giveaways featuring or linking to sites with most 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 if you 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 three giveaways in one day (the first three per day are complimentary), you will find the extra giveaways declined.
If you’re a business or large blog/website and you submit a giveaway as a blogger, you will find your giveaway declined.
If you submit your title and description in ALL CAPS, your giveaway will be declined.
Blog giveaways hosted on low-quality sites, sites that are not yet established, low quality giveaways or giveaways that are not a fit for our audience will be declined.
Free submissions for affiliated giveaways or monetized campaigns you are running on your blog to promote a businesses giveaway (not hosted on your site) where each click, sign up, etc. earns you money, will be declined.
Free giveaway listings are posted to this site at our discretion. To ensure your family-friendly giveaway is posted, order a business listing or a featured listing.
What makes me a business and not a blogger?
If you sell a product or service, you’re considered a business.
If your blog/website is your full time, profitable gig, you’re considered a business.
If you are a blog/website that has multiple people on it’s payroll, you are a business.
If your giveaway is being held on the blog section of a business website, you’re still a business.
The following are considered a business: movies, authors, artisans, sweepstakes websites, non-profit organizations, TV Personalities, large obviously profitable blogs, etc.
Our giveaway promotion services are available to businesses at the rate of $5 per giveaway.
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 be declined. Giveaway listings submitted by businesses will only be published after the listing fee has been received.
I don’t see my giveaway in your Twitter feed or daily email…
Basic giveaway listings are not published in our “Giveaway Promote Daily” email.
Due to the large volume of basic listings published to the site on a daily basis, it is no longer feasible to include them in the email.
If you ordered a featured listing and your giveaway wasn’t included in an email, please get in touch with us.
If you would like your giveaway to be included in our daily email, or shared via our social media channels (Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest), upgrade to a featured listing.
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 listings.
How can I submit my giveaway before it starts?
Basic giveaway listings need to be live upon submission. There are no exceptions.
We will consider advanced submissions on a case-by-case basis for featured listings only. Advanced listings need to be arranged ahead of time (contact us directly) because we need additional information (start date/time) from you to approve your request and hold your submission. We do not ask for the start date/time on our submission form because it is standard that all giveaways are live upon submission.
Please do not assume that your giveaway will be posted one or two days out and submit a giveaway in advance without asking first. You will often find that featured giveaways are posted within hours of submission, yes, even on weekends.
When is the best time to feature my giveaway?
It is always to your advantage to feature your giveaway upon initial submission. This is because giveaway listings submitted as features are included in our daily email newsletter.
Featured giveaways will see the greatest results when there is at least one week remaining in your giveaway.
I want my featured image to look great. What size image should I provide to you?
A square image will display best on your listing. However, we can accommodate any size image, as long as it is clear and at least 150px by 150px.
When will my tweets, pins and Facebook posts be posted?
Our Twitter account
Your initial tweet will go out the day of, or the day after your featured listing has been posted to the site.
Additional tweets will be scheduled at the week mark, for two, three, four, five or six week featured listings.
Extra tweets ordered will be spaced out over the length of your featured giveaway.
Your giveaway listing will be pinned to our Can’t Miss Giveaways board within one business day of being listed on the site.
Our Facebook page
Facebook posts will be spaced out over the length of your feature.
For example, if your giveaway is featured for two weeks starting at 8pm on October 1st and you order three extra Facebook posts, you can expect for all three of them to be posted sometime between 8pm on October 1st and 8pm on October 15th.
The quantity of add-on social media shares will be confirmed in your featured listing order confirmation email.
We do not provide individual emails containing links of your social media shares as they happen.
Why isn’t my featured giveaway post on your front page?
The front page of Giveaway Promote contains the most recent giveaways posted on the site. We post an average of 50-150 new giveaways to the site every single day, so the front page is constantly changing.
A front page “sticky” post is not included as part of a featured listing. It is not mentioned as being included in any of the featured listing details on this site.
Your featured giveaway does include a sidebar link (under Featured Giveaways) on every page of the site, including the front page. Your featured giveaway image will also be included in our front page image slider.
The posts that you see as “sticky” on the front page are our own giveaways – organized by and hosted on Giveaway Promote.
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 blogger sponsored group giveaway event work?
Your payment is a contribution towards the total prize. There is no outside sponsor.
The total prize is determined by blogger contributions minus overhead costs (taxes, promotion, giveaway coordination and PayPal 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.
Do you promote upcoming blogger opps?
No, we no longer promote upcoming blogger opps. We discontinued our upcoming opp/event promotion service at the end of 2013.