Facebook Policy Changes and The Effect on Giveaways and Sweepstakes

So last week Facebook announced some clear policy changes that were provided to API developers and particularly these are about crushing Like Gates and removing “incentivized liking” of fanpages.  What this means to bloggers and sweepstakes folks is that you no longer can require someone to like a fanpage to enter a sweepstakes, and you can no longer grant them entries in a giveaway or sweepstakes in exchange for a like of a fanpage.  Facebook … Read more

4 Sweepstakes Giveaway Platforms Compared

Many people who know me know that I am about doing giveaways for the fans of Dragon Blogger and have come to run 3-4 giveaways on any given month, and I do my best to find and negotiate gadgets to giveaway that excite the fans.  We have given away 2 Lenovo Z585 laptops in the past year as well as 4 Google Nexus 7 tablets, we have given away thousands of dollars worth of software … Read more

PunchTab and Rafflecopter Updates

Since I started the switch to running my contests from Rafflecopter to PunchTab primarily I have worked with the PunchTab team to help get 3 new features implemented into the PunchTab contest service.  These additional features just added recently are: Punchtab Updates Export to CSV Now you can export the entries to a CSV file which you can open in Excel and filter your entries to get the total counts you need for various entry … Read more

Comparing Rafflecopter to Punchtab for Contests

As many of my readers know, we here at DragonBlogger.com have been running contests for months.  I came up with the idea back in November 2011 where I wanted to give away at least 1-2 cool things to readers as a sign of appreciation and also a means to increase my following on social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter. Since I started my contests back in November 2011, I had 600 Facebook Fanpage … Read more