Speedlinking – We Have A Winner

by derek on February 25, 2008 · 13 comments

Normally the last Speedlinking post of the month is used to share a little link love with the blogs that have referred the most traffic over the previous month. While that will not change today, this edition is a little special as it also involves the announcement of the winner in the most unique blog contest on the Interweb.
For those that might not remember, I had offered a contest where the blog that referred the most traffic between February 1st and February 25th would win free money – $106.34 to be exact.

The Winner Is…

Dave Pitlyuk trounced the competition and ran away with the cash prize. Congratulations Dave!
Shortly after the contest started, I began to see traffic from Dave’s site in my Google Analytics account. A lot of traffic. Taking a closer look at Dave’s site, I noticed that he took advantage of the fact that I said referred traffic was valid as long as GA counted the visit. In the end, Dave ended up with over 2,000 more referred visits than the closest competitor.
For the time being, I will refrain from disclosing the method that Dave used as he might want to share that on his own blog. Dave’s method was so evil one might think his last name was Chow. 😉

Top 10 Referring Sites

  1. Dave Pitlyuk
  2. Leo Chiang
  3. OCIA.net
  4. More Merchant
  5. Silent Pillow
  6. Courtney Tuttle
  7. 45n5.com
  8. Shoemoney
  9. YeePage
  10. Contest Blogger

Thank you to everyone that referred traffic to this blog over the last month. It is always nice to see new readers arrive and become a part of the community.
With all of the new readers that come to the blog, it is always interesting to see which posts get the most attention. There are a handful of posts that continue to show up on a regular basis but there are also new posts added to the list each month.

Top 10 Visited Posts

  1. Speedlinking – 11 Feb 2008
  2. Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor
  3. Contest Crazy :: Win a Free Tshirt
  4. Win $106.34 At Derek Semmler Dot Com
  5. Famous People Named Derek
  6. Pictures :: Aftermath of Exploding CD
  7. Can You Record A Cellphone Conversation?
  8. Deciding to Accept or Reject Advertisements On Your Blog
  9. Law of Attraction Or Just Coincidence
  10. Video Tutorial – How To Save Bandwidth Using Photoshop

Thanks again to everyone for being an active part of the community and helping me continue to grow this blog. Hopefully everyone enjoyed the contest this month as I wanted to offer a unique opportunity to give a little something extra back to the community.
Keep coming back – or simply subscribe to the RSS feed – to see when you will have the next chance to win a cool prize.

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Dave February 25, 2008 at 11:44 pm

Thanks for being a good sport Derek 🙂 I’ll be disclosing my evil method on my blog on Wednesday, stay tuned!


Cesar February 26, 2008 at 1:16 am

I hadn’t read the contest but it is a nice contest and congratulation to the Dave. Also I can’t wait to read your “evil method”.


Nicole Price February 26, 2008 at 5:19 am

This is intriguing. Will surely check out Dave’s blog to read about his sinister method.


Futon-Matt February 26, 2008 at 12:55 pm

Congrats to all the winners, I wish I was closer to the top. 🙁 At least I won the tank top. 🙂


Furniture Store February 26, 2008 at 7:01 pm

Congrats Dave and Futon Matt, that tank top is the one i wanted 🙁


Brewster February 27, 2008 at 3:07 pm

Congratulations Dave. Great blog by the way.


Dave February 27, 2008 at 3:11 pm

Thanks Brewster…for anybody interested, I’ve posted how I won here:


Furniture Store February 28, 2008 at 7:39 pm

Hi my comments seem to keep getting deleted here


derek February 29, 2008 at 1:17 am

Your comments regularly get caught in the spam filter and I need to do a better job of browsing through there for non-spammy comments. Unfortunately, there are more and more of those every day.


Furniture Store March 1, 2008 at 7:42 pm

Thanks for restoring my comments Derek. Appreciate it.


Eva White March 3, 2008 at 3:10 am

Congratulations!!! I liked your post Video Tutorial – How To Save Bandwidth Using Photoshop and Law of Attraction Or Just Coincidence


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