>Where do I list my giveaways?

>Whether you’re a company interested in having me promote a giveaway for your product, or you’re a new review blogger wondering where to list your giveaways, you may be interested in this information. 

I have my own weekly Friday Giveaway Linky where I re-state my current giveaways.  I added my linky to the Post Your Giveaway Linky site as well.  I always have a list of links to my current giveaways in the upper left corner of my blog, so new visitors can find them easily.

Sweepstakes Listings
Sweepstakes Advantage
Giveaway Scout
Diaper Junction’s Cloth Diaper Blog “Green Giveaway Roundup”

Blogger Networks
Cloth Diapering Bloggers
Pitch it to Me

Blog Linkies

I return to blog linkies that are up in the morning, don’t hose up my computer (some blogs are so “busy” that my computer repeatedly freezes) and where the linky posts are easy to find (and are posted regularly).  I update this list about once per month and remove blogs who have not posted their linkies within the past month, update links etc.  (last update the week of 3/6)

You can follow each blog, so you can simply click through to their linky post as it appears in your reader.  I follow more blogs than I can sometimes keep up with, so I just bookmark this list and go through it daily.  If I find that the giveaway linky isn’t posted regularly anymore, I remove the link from my list.  I also try to update the links to go directly to the linky posts, but people are sometimes inconsistent with the labels they use from week to week!

I also have auto-complete turned on, in order to make filling the linky fields out a bit faster.  Keep your auto-complete up to date with only your current giveaways to lessen confusion and errors (been there!)

If available, the below links go to a search or label for the giveaway linky, rather than the homepage (saves time!)

If you have a linky you’d like me to add, please let me know!

Multi-Testing Mommy (links are deleted as they expire)
A Year with Mom and Dad (cloth giveaways only)
Cuckoo For Coupon Deals (refreshed on Sunday)

Sugar Pop Ribbons
5 Minutes for Mom
Look What Mom Found
Real Moms Real Views
Blessed Beyond Words

Chubby Cheeks Thinks
Great Blog Giveaways
My Four Monkeys
Nerd Family Things
Thrifty Jinxy
Smart and Trendy Moms
Mom’s Best Bets
The King’s Court
Survey Junkie

Reviews from the Nuthouse
Home Grown Families
Mrs. Nespy’s Frugal World
Real Heart Prints
Two of a Kind Working on a Full House
Mommy Has to Work
Shawn Ann’s World
Outnumbered 3-to-1

An Island Life
Coupon Clippin’ Mommy
Smart Cents Mom
Frugal Living and Having Fun
All Ruby Cakes
Fabulous Family Reviews

Eighty MPH Mom
Baby Loving Mama
Bookworming in the 21st Century (Book related giveaways only)
Christian Frugal Mama
Lemon Tree Cards Blog
Jolly Mom
Go Graham Go
The B Keeps Us Honest
Piece of Me
The Shopping Mama
To Be Thode
Mom’s Misc Adventures
Shining 2 Save
In The Know Mom

Fitteds and Pockets and Snappis, oh my!
A Hen’s Nest
Bonggamom Finds
Bargain Briana
Flying Giggles and Lollipops
Peanut Butter & Pickles
Mommy Living the Life of Riley
A Renaissance Woman
Low entry Giveaway Linky: The Thrifty Things (This is for giveaways with 100 entries or less only)

Contest Corner
A Nut in a Nutshell
My Wee View
A Frugal Friend
Simply Being Mommy
Frugal Femina
Bargain Fun
Mama to 3 Blessings
Mom saves money
Just another new blog
Baba’s Farm Life

On Twitter of course, using #giveaway #win and #clothdiaper hashtags.
On my Facebook Page as an “event” so it has a start and end date, and can easily be shared
I also share my giveaways on Cafemom, but I’m cautious, since I don’t want people to think I’m spamming.

I’ve had excellent luck with targeted Facebook ads.  I’m very specific in who I target (based on current associations or interests), I use a small daily budget, and I limit my ads to 5 days or less.  I find I get the most clicks within the first few days, and I get the most for my money by bidding per 1,000 impressions (vs clicks.)  Most importantly, have an eye-catching title and photo, with an interesting and relevant blurb.  You want people to stay, read and enter, not just click!

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15 Responses to >Where do I list my giveaways?

  1. >wow, this had to have been a lot of work!! Thanks for that!!

  2. Maria says:

    >You're welcome!

  3. >THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!

  4. Pam says:

    >Maria,I have a new weekly linky for low entry contests if you would like to add it to your list.http://thethriftythings.blogspot.com/low-entry-link-up.htmlThanks!Pam

  5. >Hi I have a giveaway linky and I post on ThursdaysShining2Savehttp://www.shining2save.com/search/label/Giveaway%20LinkyThanks!

  6. My Wee View says:

    >Thanks so much for sharing and for posting about my site :)Take care and happy bloggingLynettexohttp://myweeview.com

  7. Melissa says:

    >I recently started a link up every Wednesday and would greatly appreciate it if you would add my site to your list. Here is the direct link: http://www.fabulousfamilyreviews.com/search/label/Win%20Day%20WednesdayThank you! http://www.fabulousfamilyreviews.com

  8. Twins Crew says:

    >thanks, i love the info!www.momccupation.com

  9. >Iwould love for you to add mine! http://www.livingonloveandcents.blogspot.com It is open all week for giveaway ending that week only. It refreshes every sunday! I am adding yours to mine now too. THANKS!

  10. Sarah says:

    >Wow! Thanks for the info! We have a Thursday link-up:http://intheknowmom.net/?page_id=103

  11. Maria says:

    >I added yours Sarah!

  12. Melissa says:

    >I recently started a link up every Wednesday and would greatly appreciate it if you would add my site to your list. Here is the direct link: http://www.fabulousfamilyreviews.com/search/label/Win%20Day%20WednesdayThank you!http://www.fabulousfamilyreviews.com

  13. Angela says:

    >Thanks so much for putting this together!I have a current giveaway open for an Amber teething anklethttp://onesmileymonkey.blogspot.com/2011/03/baltic-amber-teething-anklet-open.htmlthanks!

  14. >I had never thought of using targeted facebook ads to promote a giveaway. That's a good idea. I might have to check it out. Is it expensive?If you get a moment would you mind updating the Great Blog Giveaways link (Monday)? That domain name was not available (domain brokers – ugh!) so it is now Blog Giveaway Directory and the link is http://www.bloggiveawaydirectory.com/search/label/SubmissionsThanks so much!

  15. Maria says:

    >Jen,I'm sending you an email about the ads. I updated your link…I didn't even notice since the redirect was so seamless!

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