My biggest cash prize yet, and much, much more. The fun starts NOW.
This 5th edition of the biggest job search guest blogging contest in the world has over twice as much in prizes as last year.
ONLY 25 10 no more guest blogging slots available. Look forward to next year!
In this official announcement, you'll find:
Take your time to carefully read this announcement. There's a lot of information and many prizes, you don't want to miss a thing.
Here… we… go…
Over $2600 in prizes.
Everything you need to take your blogging to a whole new level.
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Almost $1000 in prizes.
Kiesha Easley is the owner of WeBlogBetter.com, a blog devoted to offering blogging tips. She is a freelance writer, copy-editor, and blog consultant for small business owners. She's just recently released, Be a Blessing: 77 Ways to Bless Others, a book that encourages everyone to consider practical ways to help others. Connect with her on Twitter @weblogbetter.
$850 in prizes.
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A second early bird prize
The winners will be chosen at random from all the contest submissions received before Monday August 1st, 2011.
MyBlogGuest is the free platform which bloggers join to easier find each other and exchange guest posts. The most popular feature inside is the Articles Gallery where you can upload an article for blog owners to come to review it and make their offers. Here's a quick video intro made by one of our members.
Announcing the Judges' Choice prize
The Judges' Choice prize will be the overall favorite guest post as voted by the contest judges (who will be announced later), regardless of how well the guest post performed in competition for the other prizes.
The idea behind this prize is that sometimes the contest has great posts that for whatever reason don't perform well, and this is a way one of them can still get some recognition.
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Simple: drive as much traffic as possible i.e. get as many people as you can to visit your guest post when it's in competition.
Here's how the contest works:
Once your guest post is accepted as an entry, you’ll receive an email telling you exactly when your guest post will enter the contest and to compete for visitors.
After each guest post appears on JobMob, it will enter the Contest Rankings.
The Contest Rankings are determined by the number of unique visitors to your guest post during the 7 days after the post was published on JobMob.
That page will be updated frequently during the contest, and notification of those updates will be published on the JobMob Facebook page.
…is the author of the guest post appearing at the top of the Contest Rankings at the end of the contest, with the other grand prize winners decided based on their guest posts' rankings.
In case of a tie, the winner is the writer of the guest post with the most comments/trackbacks, Facebook shares and Twitter retweets (in that order), so encourage your friends to link to your post and share it as well.
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Here are some traffic tips on how to attract maximum visitors to your entry.
One hint: use social media. Tweet about your guest post, Like it on Facebook, email it to your contacts, friends and family.
If you have a blog, linking to your own guest post is fine.
“So what is JibberJobber? Is it a job search tool? Is it a networking tool? It is more like a personal relationship manager that allows you to do everything you need to do to manage a job search and optimize your network relationships – for the duration of your career!”
In addition to the main prizes given out according to the unique visitor counts of the Contest Rankings page, there are also prizes for the most shared articles.
This year's Contest Rankings will also show the share counts accumulated for each article during its 7-day run.
The numbers will be taken from the sharebar that you see floating to the left of every article on JobMob and at the end of the contest, prizes will be given out for the most shares of each kind:
Most Retweeted Article
Most Liked Article
Most +1'd Article
Most Emailed Article
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Other notes about the prizes:
Animal is the host of a rowdy online call-in show about recruiting and careers. In April 2006, he founded the Recruiting Animal blog, then, in March 2007, he started The Recruiting Animal Show, the only online call-in show about recruiting in world history.
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Besides the need to follow our guidelines, here are some additional rules:
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Announcing the Bonus participant prizes
10 randomly-chosen contestants will each win a free copy of Job Searching with Social Media for Dummies. However, only contestants that haven't won any other contest prize will be eligible for these.
Use the articles under the pink Best Of tab here on JobMob for inspiration. Otherwise, you can write about:
Remember- there are a VERY LIMITED number of blogging slots available – as you can see in the sidebar – and there are 2 early bird prizes, so get your entry in as soon as possible!
This year's contest is full. See you next summer…
Job Search Expert, Professional Blogger, Creative Thinker, Community Builder with a sense of humor. I like to help people.