Win $106.34 At Derek Semmler Dot Com

by derek on February 1, 2008 · 33 comments

Win Cash

COLD…HARD…CASH – who wants some?

How to Win

It is really quite simple…refer the most traffic to this site between February 1st, 2008 and February 25th, 2008 and you win!
The official measurement of referred traffic will be the numbers reported by Google Analytics. On the 25th, I will log into my Analytics account and select the blog that generated the highest number of visits.
Payment will be made via PayPal.

Why $106.34?

When I first thought of rewarding the top referring site, I planned to give away an even $100. But that number is kind of boring – isn’t it?
The real reason that I chose this amount was because I really like nice round numbers – yes I know, $106.34 is not a nice round number however when deducted from the funds in my PayPal account I will be left with a nice round number – and it’s all about me baby!
Plus I think an odd dollar amount like this makes it a little more interesting.

Why end the contest on February 25th, 2008?

You might be wondering why I am not running the contest for the entire month of February, which is a perfectly valid question.
If you’re a regular reader you will know that the post on the last Monday of the month is dedicated to sharing a little link love with the top ten referring sites.
What better time to announce the winner of the $106.34?

Any other rules?

Nope – all you need to do is start referring visitors to this blog for your chance to win.
You’re free to use any means available to refer traffic to my site – as long as Google Analytics counts the visit I will consider it valid. So if you know how to game the Google Analytics stats you may very well win some cash.
If you’re looking for ideas on how to encourage your readers to visit my site, here are a few suggestions:

  • Blog About It :: Write a quick post on your site that mentions the chance to win cash, as nothing encourages people like money, and provide a link to this contest or any other post.
  • Bar-Me :: Add a sidebar link to this blog in a prominent location with a catchy anchor text that people just cannot resist clicking.
  • Naked Women :: Put up a link indicating you found some hot naked pictures of some celebrity and direct people here. While I wouldn’t recommend this as you will likely piss off your readers, some people will do anything for money so I thought I’d throw it out there.

Feel free to ask if you have any questions and good luck to everyone!
Note :: I thought about mentioning the number of visitors from the top referring site last month but I don’t want you to try and do just enough to win – I want you to go all out and guarantee yourself a victory!

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{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

Michael Kwan February 1, 2008 at 7:01 pm

This is a brilliant contest idea. I wish I had thought of it… Come to think of it, I guess there really is nothing stopping me from running something similar in the future. 🙂


Leo February 1, 2008 at 7:45 pm

Nice, I don’t suppose I can get any back-pay for all the previous traffic I referred to you, hmm? 😉


derek February 1, 2008 at 8:01 pm

@Michael :: Thanks! Contest thief! 🙂
@Leo :: I actually did think about that but then I remembered you are an overpaid actor living the good life with hot women and a suped up car and decided against it. 😉


Ling February 1, 2008 at 9:06 pm

Nice. Reckon it’ll spread virally like this….Blog contest on, post pics of naked women to increase referrals… post naked women pics… posts naked women pics on blog! 🙂


Home Recording Studio February 2, 2008 at 8:09 am

Both the amount of the award and the closing dates are really very innovative and a good deal of thought must have gone into them. With the responses I see here so far, you are about to have a ball. I shall indeed contribute.


Weight Loss Wand February 2, 2008 at 10:50 am

The idea of making money and the rewards are both original and may be effective.


Alan Johnson February 2, 2008 at 6:32 pm

The best of luck with your contest Derek, looking forward to seeing how things work out for you 🙂
Alan Johnson


cheap car loan February 3, 2008 at 2:13 am

Let me know if it worked for you. I suppose you will get all the traffic and the links but you need to pay to only one winner.. Nice way to promote your blog.


Futon-Matt February 3, 2008 at 9:13 am

Cool Idea, I’m going to write a post on my blog about it. Good luck with your contest.


Furniture Store February 4, 2008 at 12:05 am

LOL! I love the number you chose because ultimately it becomes $100!


Nicole Price February 4, 2008 at 12:43 am

Wish I could get at that, but my new blog has little traffic of its own. So maybe the next time you hold a contest like this.


Eva White February 4, 2008 at 1:23 am

Cool Contest and cool prize money. I’ll try to generate traffic too.


Best Penny Stocks February 4, 2008 at 2:21 am

I will use it in my signature on a busy forum, hope can divert some traffic to your site and may be won the prize..isn’t it a good idea??


Buy massage table February 4, 2008 at 5:21 pm

hahah free beer, naked pics! psych.


Matt Keegan March 8, 2008 at 5:17 am

Sounds like a fun contest — too bad that I missed it! The “odd” amount caught my attention, a tactic I have employed previously that works wonders. People are usually curious about the amount and will stop and read what you have to say. Just as I did!


Kalvin C. Chinyere, M.D. April 1, 2008 at 8:27 pm

Do you know they are many fake sites?Who promises of giving you money but don’t give,you can be one of them.
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derek April 1, 2008 at 9:06 pm

Why would I want to be one of them? I stand behind the payments that I offer to make and prefer to keep it that way.


pauletet June 14, 2008 at 10:01 am

Too bad i just found out about this contest when its already over:(


derek June 14, 2008 at 11:14 am

Stick around, there will be more contests to come!


tere June 20, 2008 at 11:35 am

its a funny test ,can it be started again


pauletet September 13, 2008 at 11:28 pm

Naked pics is really eye catching. I seen some of those on other blogs.


Carla@Amy October 4, 2009 at 7:43 pm

Interesting contest. Unforunate I’m a bit late, it looked like fun. I think the Naked Women item would probably attract a few looks, lol.
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