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How to avoid Scam Blog Contests

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Holding a contest in a blog is a good way to increase subscribers, links and even traffic. I see nothing wrong with it especially if the prize is attractive like huge cash. In fact, I ran a small one when I was a member of Entrecard and even joined some. Luckily, I won some ad space and an interview that I will never forget.

However, bloggers especially newbies should be aware that some of them may be scam. Although it may look hard to detect which one is scam or not, one should only have some common sense to be smart enough. The tips below may not be the actual indication of a scam contest, but they can serve as clues.

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October 25, 2008 at 1:17 AM

I've been scammed once, by a Pinoy who asked his readers to write about a certain topic and link to his blog. The deadline passed with no word from him. He totally ignored us. Needless to say I was pissed and erased all the links i had to his blog.


October 26, 2008 at 12:12 PM

Hi angel Cuala,
Very nice tips given I'll always be careful now...BTW, I am finding contests to enter....any suggestions?

Love ya Angel!!

  Guardian Angel

October 26, 2008 at 6:22 PM

Monaco - It is sad to hear when fellow Filipinos are doing this. Hope there are no others like him.

Megha - I think you can check out ContestBlogger. You can be sure that you will find many legitimate contests there.

Good luck!


October 27, 2008 at 8:00 PM

i will most likely support friends who have blog contests, even if the prizes are just minimal.

a contest is usually done to drive blog traffic and increase inbound links. My "EC love, easy link and easy ad" is not really a contest but just a token of appreciation for my top droppers. I'll have my own blog contest soon!

  Jennifer Roland

November 1, 2008 at 12:48 AM

Thanks for visiting my writing blog and leaving some good feedback!


November 8, 2008 at 3:34 PM

hi angel, thanks for coming by. No idea why they want to hack my accounts. my friend told me that in twitter he get message from me saying f*ck you! gosh... luckily I have change password and my username. earlier they put error prohibit username.


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im having a hard time reading the titles on your posts. i guess some issues on your photobucket i think?

thank you for following my blog! keep it up and lets make more money online!


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June 30, 2009 at 7:23 PM

yes, we have to be careful of scam contest. thanks for reminding.


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April 18, 2010 at 5:31 AM

Doesn't look like you update this site anymore, but just in case you read this, do you have any tips for what kind of contests are most effective, and how to avoid contest scams?

  Angel Cuala

April 18, 2010 at 8:07 AM

I am not really updating this blog since I now have my main blog regularly being updated.

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