Win an iPad Win a Kindle: The great Internet Marketing Giveaway of 2011

UPDATE April 16th, 2011

The contest is now officially closed! Stay tuned for an announcement about who won.  Thank you all for making it a huge success!


Are you envious of all the people who win prizes yet you never do?  Would you like to own an iPad or an Amazon Kindle?  Do you enjoy reading great books and articles from some of the best minds in the Search Industry?  Well here’s your chance to win an iPad, win a Kindle, or one of fifteen other great prizes!

We recently announced that 2011 is going to see epic changes here at Search Marketing Wisdom, and wrote again with more great news.  We’ve got ten new authors all committed to contributing articles – either as guest authors or regular columnists in 2011, we’ve got lots of great new stuff to tell you about in the coming weeks, and even more amazing changes in the works…

Already, just in the first week of the new year, two of our newest authors, Dana Lookadoo and Michelle Stinson Ross have posted their first SMW articles. Michelle wrote about her excellent (and dare we say “wise”?) 2011 Social Media Resolutions, and  Dana reminded us that if you want to be an SEO Ninja, it requires training!

Win an iPad WiFi 3G 32GB So in celebration of Search Marketing Wisdom’s epic transformation in 2011 into a more diverse, dynamic and informative place to learn about and discuss all things related to Internet Marketing, we’re putting on our first ever subscriber giveaway, with some amazing prizes!

Seventeen Amazing Prizes:

That’s right – not one prize, nor two or even five – but seventeen!  OMG If that isn’t epic, I don’t know what is!  And they’re not just any prizes either.  Nope! We’re not talking about some cheezy dime-store junk here people. We’re talking about some awesome stuff – truly amazing prizes!

What’s So Amazing About Those?

Sure – you’re thinking – I’ve seen a dozen iPad giveaways, countless Kindle giveaways.  And by now you probably have.  Except you need to put this in context.  At Search Marketing Wisdom, we may now be the up-and-coming best ever Internet Marketing blog on earth – except we’re still in the very first stage of our growth, with ZERO funding, ZERO advertisers, ZERO financial backing of any kind!

That’s right – we’re operating on a shoe-string here, people.  So when you think about it THAT way, try to tell us THAT isn’t an amazing thing!   That’s over $1300 worth of prizes based on current retail value!

So What Do I Have To Do?

Okay – we’re going to give you FOUR chances to win.  Yes – that’s right – for each step you take, you get another chance to win!

So here are the four ways you can enter – each way gets you ONE entry.

1.  Subscribe to the Search Marketing Wisdom blog by email (fill out the form in the upper right sidebar)

2.  Tweet the following: (click on the tweet to automatically send this to your twitter stream)

I just entered the @SrchMktgWisdom great Internet Marketing Giveaway of 2011

3.  Follow @SrchMktgWisdom on Twitter

4.  Become a fan of Search Marketing Wisdom on Facebook

That’s it.  That’s all you have to do!  Any single way gets you one entry – the more ways you go, the more chances you have to win!

But Why So Much?

Why go through all that footwork?  Because we want to you to show our authors that you are as excited to read their articles here as they are to be writing them for you!  And we want you to be connected with us so that you can stay informed as we roll out everything we’ve got in the works.  Believe us – you WON’T want to miss out on hearing what’s on the horizon!

Even better News

Even  better – if you’re already a subscriber by email, or you already follow us on Twitter, or you’ve already “Liked” us on Facebook, that step is already done – you simply need to complete the rest of the steps! 

So? What are you waiting for?  Get to it.  Subscribe, Follow, Like, Comment!!!   And be sure to let everyone you know about this awesome opportunity – share the excitement!  it’s going to be an Epic year!


Bonus Chance!

This is a BONUS chance only – you have to have taken at least one of the four “official” steps described above…

If you want a bonus chance to win, leave a comment here letting us know what you think of this contest as a way to celebrate all our great new authors coming in 2011.


Terms and Conditions

UPDATE 1/7/2011 – In addition to U.S., U.K., and Canada, we’ve opened the contest up to residents of Australia, New Zealand, Germany and Israel as requested by readers!

Yeah – we have to have this here…  We just want to say “blah blah blah”, but uh, if that’s all we said, somebody would probably try to sue us for some loophole…  SO here goes – contestants must be 18 or older at the time of the drawing(s).  The contest runs through April 15th, 2011 yeah – that’s a long time – but hey – we want as many people as possible to have a chance to win.  And uh, we have to save up our quarters and nickels if we expect to actually PAY for all these prizes, okay?

All qualifications must be met prior to 00:01AM Pacific on April 16th, 2011 and you can not unsubscribe or unfollow or un-like us during the running of this contest or until all prizes have been awarded if you wish to remain eligible.  Contest open to all U.S., Canadian, and U.K. citizens, except as prohibited by law.  Taxes on prizes awarded are the sole responsibility of winners.

You must be a human- bots that retweet, like, follow or comment are not eligible. Real humans who perform actions similar to bots will also not be eligible.

Winners will be randomly selected from all participants on April 17th, 2011.  A list of winners will be published here at no later than 7 days after drawing. Only one prize per winner.  Rules and prizes subject to change based upon legal requirements or availability of prizes at the time of winner selection.  Any change made will be published at

If you are a winner and your name is listed here, we will attempt to reach you by the method of contact you have provided (email address, Twitter account, or Facebook).  If we can not reach you by that method, it is your responsibility to contact us and let us know how to get hold of you.  Prizes must be claimed by December 31, 2011.

About Alan Bleiweiss

Just another guy. Who happens to have a lot of experience living, breathing and sleeping organic SEO. So that's my primary focus - high end SEO audits and consulting for sites ranging from thousands to tens of millions of pages. In my spare time I blog, rant, write eBooks, and speak at industry conferences.

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