Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thursday's Thought: Do Giveaways Bring More Traffic To Your Blog?

Now that the holiday season is approaching, many blogs are offering Christmas giveaways. Some of these include Christmas books, movies, music, various gifts, as well as festive decorations for the house. I've heard that holding giveaways can increase your blog traffic since people love entering them - however, is it worth the time, effort and expense that's put into it?

I've never held one of my own before, only because it seems a difficult task. I'm sure that it's not too bad, though. Besides, many of the blogs that do hold giveaways seem to be more popular than those that don't.

What do you think?
Have you held giveaways before, and were they worth it?
Is it a good idea to hold a holiday giveaway?


  1. Yes and yes. They do bring more traffic and are just plain fun to do. :O)

  2. I have held giveaways in the past, and they brought me a few followers. Mostly, though, I got visited by readers interested in the contest who never showed their faces at my blog again. So, I kinda gave up on doing them. I may still, now and then in future, but not right now.

    That said, it was still kinda fun, and I do like knowing that a book I gave away landed in the hands of someone who appreciates it.

  3. I'm with Kat. They just show up when I announce a giveaway. It's okay though. All in fun.

  4. I actually like giving stuff away. I'm not a fan of the randoms, but it's a small side effect.

  5. I've never had one on my blog. The blogs that have had a giveaway that I've entered, I usually go back to them. :) I think it's worth it!

    I tagged you! Go to

    to check it out! :)

  6. Kat Heckenbach: Yeah, they seem as if they'd be fun. It may not be a bad idea to hold one every now and then, for the sake of giving back to your readers. Thanks for your comment. =)

    Shelley: Thanks for tagging me! I'll post the tag on my other blog,


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