Announcing the Winners of The 3rd Annual JobMob Guest Blogging Contest

This year's guest blogging contest was kicked off July 6th and is now coming to a close just over 9 weeks later. Unlike in past years, this time there are a whole list of winners to announce…

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A big thank you to all the participants

This year's contest had 17 entries and a very eclectic mix ranging from articles about Twitter and other social media to business advice to poetry. I very much appreciate each guest post and the time and effort that went into creating it and promoting it, and all the participants deserve congratulations regardless of the contest results. Thank you all!

And now- on to the winners and their winnings.

The 2009 JobMob Guest Blogging Contest Grand Prize winners are…

1) Grand prize winner: Israel Weisser of The Weissers’ Journey to Israel with 5 Israeli Job Search Survival Tips

Israel also won the US$50 early bird prize that was drawn on August 3rd, 2009.

2) 2nd grand prize winner: Mirko Humbert of Designer Daily design blog with 9 Tips To Finding A Job With LinkedIn and Twitter

  • A Crush It! prize pack containing a copy of Crush It! Why Now is the Time to Cash in on your Passion and a Crush It! wristband. Sponsored by Gary Vaynerchuk
  • A copy of the Personal Branding Magazine. Sponsored by Dan Schawbel
  • US$50. Sponsored by Jacob Share and JobMob

3) 3rd grand prize winner: Yvette Francino of geekgal-yvette.blogspot.com with 7 Quick Rules for Networking To Your Next Job

  • A Crush It! prize pack containing a copy of Crush It! Why Now is the Time to Cash in on your Passion and a Crush It! wristband. Sponsored by Gary Vaynerchuk
  • A copy of the Personal Branding Magazine. Sponsored by Dan Schawbel

4) 4th grand prize winner: Tim Tyrell-Smith of Spin Strategy with 5 Typical Job Search Problems And How To Solve Them

  • A Crush It! prize pack containing a copy of Crush It! Why Now is the Time to Cash in on your Passion and a Crush It! wristband. Sponsored by Gary Vaynerchuk
  • A copy of the Personal Branding Magazine. Sponsored by Dan Schawbel

5) 5th grand prize winner: Patrick Ambron of brand-yourself.com with Your Social Media Power Belt: 5 Powerful Tools You Need For Your Job Search

  • A copy of the Personal Branding Magazine. Sponsored by Dan Schawbel

Congratulations to you all. I will contact each of you over the next few days about how to claim your prizes.

Final contest rankings

Rank

Visitors

Period

Blogger

Article

1 1861 04.08-11.08 Israel Weisser 5 Israeli Job Search Survival Tips
2 999 01.09-08.09 Mirko Humbert 9 Tips To Finding A Job With LinkedIn and Twitter
3 854 13.08-20.08 Yvette Francino 7 Quick Rules for Networking To Your Next Job
4 725 25.08-01.09 Tim Tyrell-Smith 5 Typical Job Search Problems And How To Solve Them
5 634 03.09-10.09 Patrick Ambron Your Social Media Power Belt: 5 Powerful Tools You Need For Your Job Search
6 500 26.08-02.09 Rita Ashley Want To Become An Executive? These Are The Traits You’ll Need
7 461 24.08-31.08 Alex Shalman How To Quit Your Job By Burning The Ships
8 394 27.08-03.09 David Kearsley 9 Thoughts On Branding Yourself With A Personal Website For Your Job Search
9 355 11.08-18.08 Jonathan Degani Find Which Career Path You Need To Break Into A Targeted Company
10 327 19.08-26.08 Pearl Recently Laid Off? Here’s A Quick Job Search Refresher Guide
11 298 12.08-19.08 Peggy McKee Job Interviews: How You Can Benefit By Asking Questions
12 293 05.08-12.08 Kate Baggott What To Do When An Overqualified Friend Gets Laid Off
13 291 17.08-24.08 Rodney Cooley 3 Ways To Change Your Job Search For The Better
14 287 20.08-27.08 Lisa Damast Success Story: How I Used Twitter and LinkedIn to Find a Job During the Recession
15 229 02.09-09.09 Joey Trebif How To Kickstart Your Job Search
16 153 18.08-25.08 Todd Porter Real World Example: The Logic Recruiters Use To Find Candidates
17 36 06.08-13.08 Hayim Abramson Job Search Poetry: Taking Stock

Traffic-generating tactics used

Now that you've seen who won and what they achieved, let's take a look at how they did it:

  • Social networks played a big part in this year's contest. Israel won mostly with traffic from LinkedIn groups, but almost everyone also used Facebook and Twitter to promote their articles.
  • Social bookmarking services – StumbleUpon had an impact on the results, but only one blogger (Mirko Humbert) also tried to use Digg.
  • Writing about their guest post on their own blog – many of the participating bloggers did this.
  • Emailing friends, family and contacts – if a blogger did any promotion at all for their entry, this was how they did it.

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5 Comments

  1. Jacob Share Israel September 14, 2009
  2. Jacob Share Jason Alba September 15, 2009
  3. Jacob Share Mirko September 15, 2009
  4. Jacob Share hayim abramson December 10, 2010
  5. Jacob Share Kate August 27, 2013
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