said 1 year, 4 months ago:
@shantelturner-collins I have done a few giveaways on my blog. One was for a nice desktop computer that brought in some amazing traffic, but it was mostly people who just wanted to win a computer – they were gone as soon as the contest ended.
There are two things to keep in mind with giveaways. The first is to make sure the product you are giving away will give you repeat traffic, not just a big burst for the contest and nothing more. Like companies that giveaway iPads – unless your blog is about iPads and tablet computing, those visitors are probably going to be gone later.
The second is just an article about bloggers and giveaways / sweepstakes (http://www.socialmediaexplorer.com/digital-marketing/sweepstakes-contests-bloggers/) which discusses the legality aspects of giveaways. I knew Facebook had rules about contests, but apparently there is a bigger picture for any kind of giveaway, whether it’s on social media or a blog.