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?
- Why can’t I find my featured giveaway on your image slider?
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 four 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.
What are people saying about Giveaway Promote?
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?
Subscribe to our daily giveaway updates and you will see your giveaway listed the day after it is posted to the site.
Or 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 decline the listing or 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. We don’t publish pornographic or illegal content. We 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 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 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.
If you submit your title and description in ALL CAPS, your giveaway will be declined.
What makes me a business and not a blogger?
If you sell a product or service, you’re considered a business.
If your giveaway is being held on the blog section of the business website, you’re still a business. Authors are considered 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 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 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, we do not have any control over disruptions in the transmission to third party networks such as Feedburner, who handles our daily emails.
If you ordered a featured listing and your giveaway wasn’t included in an email or Tweet, please get in touch with us.
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 any 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 to this.
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 since it is the standard that all giveaways are live upon submission.
Please do not submit in advance without asking first, assuming that your giveaway will be posted one or two days out. You will often find that featured giveaways are posted within hours of submission, sometimes 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 given priority placement above the basic listings in our daily email newsletters.
Featured giveaways will also be most effective 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?
The ideal image size for your featured listing image is 280px width by 250px height. If you send us a larger image, it will be scaled down in size to meet the image size requirements.
When will my tweets, pins and Facebook posts be posted?
Twitter: 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 or four week featured listings. Extra tweets ordered will be spaced out over the length of your featured giveaway. You can view our Twitter account here.
Pinterest: Your giveaway listing will be pinned to our Can’t Miss Giveaways board within one business day of being listed on the site.
Facebook: Extra 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. You can keep your eye on our Facebook page to view the posts.
Why isn’t my featured giveaway post on your front page?
The front page of Giveaway Promote contains the eight most recent giveaways posted on the site. Since we post between 100-150 giveaways to the site every single day, the front page is constantly changing.
A front page 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 for as long as it’s within the most recent 20 featured listings posted (usually 1-2 days).
The posts that you may see stuck to the front page are our own giveaways – organized by and hosted on Giveaway Promote.
Why can’t I find my featured giveaway on your image slider?
Your featured giveaway image will be included in our front page image slider for as long as it’s within the most recent 20 featured listings posted.
Exact length of time it will be on the slider varies based on current volume, but is usually 1-2 days. Slider inclusion is a bonus and is not mentioned as being included in the featured listing details.
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 (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.