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How affective is giveaways and the followers you gain?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by popbradley, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. popbradley

    popbradley Power Member

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    Just like the title says. I have been recently running giveaways and started my first one as of today. As soon as I posted the giveaway I have been gaining new followers like crazy. (about 200 in the past couple hours) followers and facebook likes. May not be a lot but the site is fairly new and usually gets a few likes a day if lucky. I thought this was great but I started to really think about it and wonder, How good are these followers actually I am gaining?

    In order to gain entry's into the giveaway they have to like/sub/follow/etc my stuff. I know a majority of the people doing this only care about the giveaway and are doing it because of that, but I wanted to know if anyone else here has done giveaways before and noticed if the followers are actually return visitors or just return to the blog for the next giveaway? Thanks guys
     
  2. ThreeSwordStyle

    ThreeSwordStyle Newbie

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    I'm interested in this too. I am thinking about doing a giveaway on my site soon, but I want to know if it's really worth it for smaller sites to do giveaways.
     
  3. Beven

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    From my experience although the followers are obviously going to be of a lesser quality, it's still a good way to gain followers. 200 followers with a slight interest in you is better than no followers at all.
     
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  4. popbradley

    popbradley Power Member

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    Great answer! I would love to hear other peoples thoughts on this too still, but Kind of what I was actually hoping but since I haven't done this before I am just curious if the new followers you gain just a number or actually have some interest in what you write later. Thanks Beven