WIN $11K: The 8th Annual JobMob Guest Blogging Contest

The biggest guest blogging contest is back again for an 8th summer.

This time with more prizes than ever and some new twists.

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In this official announcement, you'll find:

  1. Main contest prizes
  2. How to WIN the contest
  3. How to enter the contest
  4. Contest calendar

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.

(Want to sponsor and get amazing exposure?)

Main contest prizes

Thank you to our Silver Sponsor: MaxCDN

maxcdnMaxCDN is one of the fastest CDNs in the world. A CDN makes your website fast by taking a copy of your website and delivering it from the closest servers to your website visitors. For example a user in London loading a US website will be slow, so what they do is allow that user to load the site from London, making it fast for them. Check them out at www.maxcdn.com.

MaxCDN is very easy to recommend, because JobMob has been using their service for almost 4 years, since November 2010.

The first grand prize winner will win:

Almost $2800 in prizes, everything you need to take your blogging to a whole new level.

  • US$100 in cash, paid via Paypal. Sponsored by H.T. Prof Executive Search.
  • 6-month subscription to Moz Pro, a US$600 value
  • Lifetime membership to Quicksprout Traffic U, a US$564 value
  • $500 gift certificate for WordPress design services from Elaine Griffin Designs, a US$500 value
  • 1 3-month 1 TB CDN account from MaxCDN, a US$237 value
  • 1 gift certificate for a professionally-written LinkedIn profile or LinkedIn Company Page from Resume to Interviews, a US$150 value
  • 1 year Buzz Premier shared hosting account courtesy of WebHostingBuzz, a US$131 value
  • 1 hour of blogging/marketing/job search consulting (your choice). Sponsored by Jacob Share and JobMob, a US$250 value
  • 1 month ad exposure at the top of a new JobMob article. Sponsored by Jacob Share and JobMob, a US$250 value

Thank you to our Silver Sponsor: Moz

Moz Medium Blue LogoMoz provides inbound marketing analytics software. They also foster the web’s most vibrant online marketing community and create free resources for learning inbound marketing.

The second grand prize winner will win:

Over $2400 in prizes.

  • 6 month subscription to Moz Pro, a US$600 value
  • Lifetime membership to Quicksprout Traffic U, a US$564 value
  • $500 gift certificate for WordPress design services from Elaine Griffin Designs, a US$500 value
  • 1 6-month 500 GB CDN account from MaxCDN, a US$234 value
  • 1 gift certificate for a professionally-written LinkedIn profile or LinkedIn Company Page from Resume to Interviews, a US$150 value
  • 1 year Buzz Premier shared hosting account courtesy of WebHostingBuzz, a US$131 value
  • 1 hour of blogging/marketing/job search consulting (your choice). Sponsored by Jacob Share and JobMob, a US$250 value

Thank you to our Silver Sponsor: Neil Patel and Quicksprout Traffic U

quicksprout-logoNeil Patel's Quicksprout Traffic U is the only online traffic school guaranteed to teach you to attract more visitors who will buy from you. Get the traffic your business needs – even if you’re new to SEO… With unlimited traffic-generation and conversion tutorials from the trusted co-founder of KISSmetrics and Crazy Egg.

The third grand prize winner will win:

Almost $1400 in prizes.

  • 6 month subscription to Moz Pro, a US$600 value
  • 1 6-month 500 GB CDN account from MaxCDN, a US$234 value
  • 1 gift certificate for a professionally-written LinkedIn profile or LinkedIn Company Page from Resume to Interviews, a US$150 value
  • 1 year Buzz Premier shared hosting account courtesy of WebHostingBuzz, a US$131 value
  • 1 hour of blogging/marketing/job search consulting (your choice). Sponsored by Jacob Share and JobMob, a US$250 value

Thank you to our Silver Sponsor: Resume to Interviews

Resume to Interviews LogoResume to Interviews is a career services company that provides professional LinkedIn services, including company pages for businesses and LinkedIn profiles for individuals. The company of five staff work with you closely to examine your or the company's history, asking hundreds of questions, pushing you for details, and eliminating any ambiguous, clichéd, or unspecific language. The end result is a well-written optimized LinkedIn page or profile that features your history, accomplishments, and selling points in a way that will leave you newly confident and prepared for networking.

NEW! Best Sponsor Promoter prize

Over $500 in prizes:

  • 1 6-month 500 GB CDN account from MaxCDN, a US$234 value
  • 1 gift certificate for a professionally-written LinkedIn profile or LinkedIn Company Page from Resume to Interviews, a US$150 value
  • 1 year Buzz Premier shared hosting account courtesy of WebHostingBuzz, a US$131 value

This prize will go to the contestant who does the best job promoting one or more of the contest sponsors, as judged by me. This prize isn't numbers-oriented; just keep track of how you promote the sponsor(s) with urls to each mention, and send me the list when you're done.

Thank you to our Silver Sponsor: WebHostingBuzz

WebHostingBuzz
WebHostingBuzz is a reliable web hosting company based in MA, USA.

WebHostingBuzz serves over 30,000 clients from around the world. With a reputation for reliable, fast server technology backed by excellent customer support, WebHostingBuzz is an ideal choice for any internet project regardless of the budget available.

WebHostingBuzz offers a 45-day money back guarantee for its hosting services and also has a generous affiliate program.

The Judges' Choice prize

Each of the 5 Judges' Choice finalists will win:

  • 1 gift certificate for a professionally-written LinkedIn profile or LinkedIn Company Page from Resume to Interviews, a US$150 value
  • 1 year Buzz Premier shared hosting account courtesy of WebHostingBuzz, a US$131 value

While the Judges' Choice prize winner will also win:

  • Lifetime membership to Quicksprout Traffic U, a US$564 value
  • 1 6-month 500 GB CDN account from MaxCDN, a US$234 value

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.

Every participant* will win:

  • 1 year 100 GB CDN account from MaxCDN, a US$90 value
  • a chance to win a 1 year Buzz Premier shared hosting account courtesy of WebHostingBuzz, a US$131 value
  • a chance to win a gift certificate for a professionally-written LinkedIn profile or LinkedIn Company Page from Resume to Interviews, a US$150 value

For the latter two, I'll use random.org to pick winners from the list of contestants *who didn't win any of the 5 major prizes.

Thank you to our Silver Sponsor: Elaine Griffin Designs

Elaine Griffin Designs Web LogoElaine Griffin Designs specializes in WordPress website customizations, logo development, marketing material design, and social media marketing design. Elaine and her clients work hand-in-hand, and all of Elaine Griffin Designs' services are customized to meet individual client needs. In addition to her design services, Elaine offers social media content strategy and consultation services, and customized tutorials and how-to sessions so you can take control of your website and marketing needs.

How to WIN the contest

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.

Our classic recipe-

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.

The grand prize winner…

…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 Likes and Twitter retweets (in that order), so encourage your friends to link to your post and share it as well.

Thank you to our Chrome Sponsor: H.T. Prof Executive Search

htprof logoH.T. PROF Executive Search is a U.S. recruiting company that assists companies in hiring ‘KEY’ individuals. For the past 12 years H.T. PROF has worked extensively with over 200 Israeli companies entering the U.S. Market or growing their current presence in the U.S. We recruit on a national basis across all industries with our main focus in traditional Technology, BioTech and CleanTech.

How to enter

Easy – just follow the instructions and rules on the submission form.

One important new detail this year: there is a hard submission deadline.

Contest submissions will close once all 25 spots are filled or we reach the deadline of end-of-day, Monday July 21st. So act fast!

To help you act fast, also new this year: bonus points for submitting early. You'll earn an extra 25 points for every day remaining before the deadline when you submit your entry. For example, if you submit on July 11th, you'll earn 25 points x 10 days = 250 points that could go a long way to helping you on the contest leaderboard. Last year, the difference between 3rd and 4th place was 4 pageviews (=4 points), so this can make a big difference.

SUBMIT EARLY.

Contest calendar

  • Monday July 21st – guest post submission deadline
  • Tuesday July 22nd – first guest post appears on JobMob
  • Tuesday September 2nd – the last possible day that a guest post will appear on JobMob, and the Contest Rankings page will no longer be updated until the end of the contest
  • Tuesday September 9th – the last possible day to earn points for the game leaderboard
  • Wednesday September 10th – official announcement of final results and all the contest winners

Good luck

Like the JobMob Facebook Page to be notified of Contest Rankings updates, winner announcements and other contest news.

Have any questions? Leave a comment below or for an even faster response, tweet me using the #8jgbc contest hashtag.

To earn a maximum number of bonus points, submit your guest post now.

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  1. Jacob Share Jeff Moyer June 8, 2016
    • Jacob Share Jacob Share June 8, 2016
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