This is the official post for my Long Tail Platinum giveaway. Want to know how exactly it came about that I decided to do this giveaway? Check out my previous post which explains in far too much detail how an identity thief actually played a huge part in inspiring this. Now – on to the details of the giveaway…
The Prize and Giveaway Date
The prize is a subscription to the Platinum upgrade for Long Tail Pro for a period of 6 months. That’s a $102 value! There is no cash value for this prize and it cannot be traded or redeemed for anything else. Note: The prize does not include the Long Tail Pro software – this is for the Platinum upgrade only.
The contest begins September 18th, 2013 and ends at precisely midnight (12:00am EST) on Tuesday, October 1st, 2013. This means you have until the end of the day Monday, September 30th, to get your entries in.
Update (Oct 1st, 2013): We have a winner! Scroll down to the contest widget to see who won…
Time zones are a factor – meaning the contest is running on Eastern Standard Time (my time zone). For example, people on the United States west coast who are on Pacific Standard Time will have until 9:00pm their time, September 30th, to enter. People on the other side of the world – you’ll have to figure it out for yourself. I’m clueless! Just enter early and you’ll be all good.
The winner of the contest must already own Long Tail Pro or must be willing to purchase Long Tail Pro (currently $97) within 7 days of contest end. A purchase of Long Tail Pro is a one-time cost that gets you the software with free lifetime upgrades. It does not include the Platinum features, which is partly why I am hosting this contest – to show how awesome and powerful the Platinum features are. To see all that is included or excluded (whichever way you look at it), feel free to visit the official sales page for Long Tail Pro where it is all laid out very clearly.
- Current cost to buy Long Tail Pro – $97
- Current monthly cost for Platinum features – $17
- Value for 6 month Platinum upgrade – $102
Also, to be eligible to win – you must be a confirmed subscriber on my e-mail list. You must also share with me exactly why you want Long Tail Platinum and how you plan to use it over the next 6 months. I do not want my money to go to waste, so I want to make sure the winner will be somebody who is actually going to use it. There is a form for this within the contest widget at the end of this post. Also, don’t worry if you don’t know how to use Long Tail Pro or Platinum yet. If you are unfamiliar with the software and you are the winner, I will personally help you out.
How to Enter the Contest/Giveaway
I am using a Rafflecopter widget to run this contest. You gain points (which are counted as entries) by completing some or all of the options within the widget. The more points you accumulate the more entries you have in the contest. Some of the entries include verification steps. It’s all pretty self-explanatory within the widget. The top two options within the widget are mandatory and the other options don’t become available until you complete those.
- You must be on my e-mail list to be eligible to win. If you are already on my list, simply enter the e-mail address you used when you signed up.
- I must be confident that you will actually use Long Tail Platinum if you are chosen as the winner. Tell me why you want it and how you plan to use it.
Hint: Make sure you confirm your subscription for my e-mail list by clicking on the link in the confirmation e-mail you receive. If you sign up but don’t confirm, your entry won’t count.
One of the options within the widget (worth 10 points!) is to link to any article on Dumb Passive Income, that talks about keyword research or Long Tail Pro, from your website or blog. There is a separate entry option to link to THIS contest page (worth 5 points). Here are some of the posts you can choose from for the 10 point option
- Keyword Research to Optimize Your Blog Posts
- How to Use Keyword Research for Blog Post Optimization
- Keyword Research for Blogging: Picking the Right Keyword
- Analyzing “What Keywords Do I Rank For?” with Long Tail Pro – Platinum
- How I Get More Keyword Traffic with Long Tail Pro Platinum
- Should You Get Long Tail Pro or Market Samurai?
- How to Increase Traffic to Your Blog by Optimizing Older Posts
- How to Drive Traffic to Your Blog – Proof that Keyword Research Works
Update (Oct 1st, 2013): John S was randomly chosen as the winner through the Rafflecopter contest platform. Congratulations!! John qualified by adding himself to my mailing list and also describing his intentions, which are – “To better enhance what I am doing with LTP currently and save me some time.” The winning entry chosen within Rafflecopter was actually the one where John verified that he follows me on Twitter. John uses Long Tail Pro to do keyword research for his blogging. Feel free to check out his popular personal finance blog over at FrugalRules.com.
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