Running a giveaway on your blog is undoubtedly a great way to get traffic. Some of my most popular posts have been giveaways. I try now to run at least two a month and it means I get regular returning visits of people checking out my latest giveaways. However it isn’t as easy as setting up your rafflecopter widget, plonking it on your blog and hoping people will organically find it. It takes a lot of promotion. I don’t like to unnecessarily spend money on my blog if it can be avoided. So I’ve complied my 13 ways to promote your blog giveaway for free here.
I use social oomph to promote my blog giveaway, I tend to use the hashtags #win #competition #prize and #giveaway. Scheduling the tweet once every eight hours for the duration of the giveaway. I also use #winitwednesday and #freebiefriday when I can remember!
I don’t always use Instagram to promote my giveaways. However if it is something that with photograph really well then I will. I will only post it once. These are the most popular hashtags for giveaways I’ve found
- # giveaways
- # freebiesfriday
Then I would also tag with relevant descriptions of the prize and the usual #lifestyleblogger tags I use.
You can join some groups to promote your giveaways.
My favourites are
Blog Competitions and Giveaways where you add your giveaway to the relevant closing date post.
Mummy and Daddy bloggers. You just add your link to the pinned competitions and giveaways thread.
Other sites to promote a blog giveaway
Bloggers required – in the giveaways section you can post one for free
Pick a blogger also lets you post your giveaway for free
Money saving expert – you can’t upload your own giveaways, but if you can get someone else to do it for you you. It sends lots of traffic. I often find this is the best referral site.
Do you have any other great free tips to promote your blog giveaway? Share them and I’ll add them to my list.