You must have heard about blog contests or participated in one by now! If you are unaware about these contests, you should know that these are one of the latest and fun ways by which bloggers try to increase traffic in their website. This also acts as a social networking tool also as through these contests blog communities are known to develop.Blog contests (as suggested by the name) are nothing more than contests which are hosted on a blog. This is an opportunity for all people to win different goodies by participating in these contests. The main aim of such a contest remains the same – to create a buzz and excitement in the blog to maintain the reader’s interest in the blog. The blog is entirely yours and hence you have full control on the kind of contest which you would like to offer. The rules and method of entry in such contest, along with duration of the contest, the types and nature of prizes are all up to you to decide.
The main object of any blog contest is to drive traffic to a website. This is totally dependant on how much time you spend to promote it. If no one comes to know about the contest, no one will participate in it. Thus, you have to promote such a contest well! You have to take time to visit other websites and blog posts and drop a line about the contest which you are going to have in your website. If you make a quick search you will find several sites which are operating just to announce these contests of such blogs.
You can have as many contests as you wish in your blog. The more contests you have the more number of visitors you shall have in your blog. You can analyze the type of contests which are played more that suggests the popularity of the contest – in such a case, you can have only those contests and remove others which do not have much responses from your readers. This will help to build the popularity of your website.