The First Giveaway Begins!

problogger-birthday-bash.jpgThe very first giveaway is an easy one:

How to Enter

To enter all you need to do is leave a comment below in the next 7 hours that includes the words “I LOVE SEO!”.

One entry per person. We’ll close this off in 7 hours at 5.30am Melbourne time (that’d be 3.30pm in New York and 8.30pm in London). At this time we’ll launch the next giveaway).

Please note that you need to leave a valid email address in the email field of your comment or we can’t notify you.

The Prize

12 of you that leave this comment in the next 7 hours will be randomly selected to win a copy of Aaron Wall’s famous SEO Book ($79 value)! I interviewed Aaron here if you want to learn more about him and the prize.

We’ll notify the winners in the hours after the competition – we won’t be publishing names of all winners as there will be hundreds of you over the week ahead.

(Don’t worry if you miss it – have you seen the prizes yet to come?)

PS: if your comment doesn’t appear straight away – don’t stress. It’ll probably be in our moderation queue which we’ll clear before choosing the winners.

Update from Lara: WOW! That’s the only thing on my mind right at this moment (aside from knowing I need to go through this MASSIVE list and pull the random 12 winners out)! You folks are really impressive, and I know that Darren’s going to be floored when he sees that the final tally on this post is 764!

Someone had asked if posting the phrase verbatim was important, and I’m glad that the majority of you took that thought to heart ahead of time and posted, exactly: I LOVE SEO!

Yep, that was one of the requirements! It didn’t matter what else you had in your comment, as long as you had that phrase exactly. So please keep that in mind for the rest of the giveaway, gang… it’s meant to make sure you’re paying attention!

Don’t forget to check out the next giveaway… it’s for 500 of you!

And the winners are:

Ian Stewart
Tony E
A. Marques

Congratulations to all, now stop looking here, and go check your email! ;)

The $54,000 ProBlogger Giveaway – Prizes and Sponsors

problogger-birthday-bash.jpgOkay folks, it’s what you’ve been waiting for… the official sponsor list, with prizes!

This is just the sponsor/prize list… there will be THREE chances for you all to win within the next 24 hours, so if you haven’t subscribed to our RSS feed yet, you’re going to miss out!

The following list is quite amazing. The total value of the prizes submitted exceeds $54,000 USD (actually it’s probably closer to $60,000 with a couple of late prize additions to the list). You’ll see the variation of prizes is amazing and ranges from the fun and slightly bizarre – to the the very useful!

I hope that this whets your appetite. Stay tuned for the first three opportunities to win in the next 24 hours!

One last thing – as a thank you to all of the sponsors below (listed in alphabetical order for ease) please do visit them – they’ve been generous with us – so please be generous with them!

The Prizes

$54,000 worth of Prizes on Offer in the ProBlogger Birthday Bash Competitions!

Problogger-Birthday-BashOver the next week here at ProBlogger I’m planning to give away over $54,000 (USD) of cash and prizes in the ProBlogger Birthday Bash! (you can see the full list of prizes here).

You heard me right – over $50,000 in cash and prizes have been donated by generous sponsors to this event and every cent of them will be going to ProBlogger readers in the coming 7 days. The prizes will be given out over a number of days through a variety of different competitions.

There are 115 sponsors (give or take a couple that we’re finalizing) – some are offering multiple prizes (one is offering something for up to 500 of you – which pushed up the prize pool value). Prizes range from getting theme songs composed for podcasts/videos (something I wouldn’t mind winning myself), to iPods, to logo designs, to magazine subscriptions, to books, to cash and vouchers and so much more. Prizes values range from just a few dollars in value to thousands of dollars.

Here’s how it’s going to happen….

But first – to increase your chances of taking home some of these prizes you’re going to want to subscribe to my RSS feed so that you’re up to date with the different competitions that will be running (note – this is not a condition of entry – just a way to make sure you get all the updates you’ll need to participate).

The details:

  • Prizes will be won given away in a series of different rounds over the next week – mostly between Friday and Sunday (a little weekend fun).
  • Tomorrow I’ll be posting a full list of prizes that have been donated. They’ll include both the prizes and who they’ve been donated by.
  • We’ll also launch the competition tomorrow with the first round of giveaways – the purpose of this first competition is simply to spread the word of the competition.
  • The competitions will have a range of entry criteria. Some will simply be asking you to leave a comment to say that ‘you’re in’. Others will require you to write a post on a particular topic or in a particular style (like my Group Writing Projects).

Lara Kulpa will be helping me to administrate the competition (in fact she’s doing most of it). Lara has run her web consultancy for several years  – if you’re looking for Web Design, Marketing advice (online or off), Social Media Consulting, SEO, or anything related, you should probably get in touch with Lara – she’s great!

So stay tuned – we’ll post the first competition tomorrow and will continue to update you on all of the opportunities to win in the days that follow.

Subscribe to my RSS feed to keep up to date and put yourself in a position to win!

PS: To see the latest round of giveaways check out the birthday prize giveaway category