Sunday, January 9, 2011

New Contest Open to ANYONE Not Just Etsy Recyclers Guild Members Links Contest Enter Unlimited Amount of Times!

It's a New Year and time for a ....
                             New Contest! 

Our contest is called LINKS!


The Etsy Recyclers Guild is proud after only a year, to rank in Alexa, and have sites linking in.  Other than that, we've got readers, subscribers, people who check our blog on a regular basis. :)  Even better than that, is something called Backlinks.  Backlinks are where other sites (whether it be a blog, website, online article, etc) puts a link to this site which gives us "crediblity."  Without getting into technical jargon, in most cases, the more links the better we rank......

So now it's time to apply this theory to this contest. 

"Links" CONTEST RULES:

Eligibility:
This contest is open to anyone, anywhere in the world,  with a blog, website, or online presence! (Not just the Etsy Recyclers, so the competition can be FIERCE!)

Entries are unlimited as long as they are unique!

Open until: February 14th, 2011 Judging will occur then winner announced February 21, 2011.


$200+ Value Prize Pack: 
Special mystery prize pack includes:

$75 value of products donated from Etsy Recyclers Guild Members shipped to you!
$125 value of a sidebar avatar/link to your hop, website, or siteon this site for 9 months!
+Bonus: Feature Story written about you or your shop/site, to increase YOUR credibility!

How to Enter (Easy as 1-2-3):


1- CHOOSE A SHOP WISELY:) You must choose an active member from our e by clicking HERE to search our team tag "Wastenot" on Etsy. This will bring you to most recently listed items and MOST ACTIVE members (the Member Directory is in alphabetical order but not everyone is active)  so I strongly suggest using the Wastenot Search!

Go to their shop and make sure their shop is open and "frequently has new items added."   Make sure they indicate in their shop banner or profile they are a member of the Etsy Recyclers Guild (if they don't they will be disqualified because they may not be a "legit" member.)

The shops will be supplies, vintage, handmade, you name it, any shop on our team qualifies!

EXAMPLE:
This member, Retreauxgirl has the tag "Wastenot" and the "Etsy Recyclers Guild" in her shop banner. She updates her shop regularly! Her shop is legit!
Find out everything you can about them: review their profile and see if they have a blog, or personal website.  Find out more about them, their shop, and pick our your favorite items.  Maybe even contact them for an interview! Once you have your member in mind...continue on...


2- FEATURE THEM & THEIR SHOP  :)  Feature them in a small article on your blog or website--or if you write for a place you can do an article also!
 
To qualify you must include:

a)Their Etsy shop name in the title.
b) Put a link to their shop in the article ie: Check out the Retro Chalet Shop!.
c) Put a link to THIS BLOG somewhere in your article!  (http://EtsyRecyclersGuild.blogspot.com)

EXAMPLE OF WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR  :)
A perfect example of this is a story Three Old Keys wrote about my shop. Not only did it help in Google Search results, but gained me credibility for my Etsy shop and my plastics blog.  **The only thing to chane, would be to put a link to the Etsy Recyclers Blog but other than that, the format is great.  Click HERE to view the format.
Online articles can gain your shop exposure and help you get fond!


3-  DOUBLE CHECK & LINK YOUR ENTRY BELOW:)
If you answered yes to all these quesitons, place your link below.  Judging will occur around February 14, 2011 and winner TBA by February 21st, 2011.
a) Did you choose an active Etsy Recyclers Guild shop, who has that they are a member of our group somewhere in their banner or profile?

b) Did you put their shop name in the title of your blog post, website feature, or article? 

c) Did you link to their shop in said blog spot , website feature, or article? 

d) Did you link this blog also? 


IF YOU ANSWERED YES, throw your link to YOUR ENTRY ie: the article, blog feature or website feature below in the comments of this post and consider yourself officially entered! 

YOU CAN ENTER MULTIPLE TIMES~THERE'S NO LIMIT
 
EACH ENTRY COUNTS AS ONE ENTRY!

GOOD LUCK!


Good luck!
Questions? Contact me here.

17 comments:

Heather said...

I posted about Retro Chalet here and Retreauxgirl here.

CalliopeCreations said...

I'm going to look into this. Sounds great for everyone.

galla15 said...

I love this idea. I try to promote back links myself. And definitely want to help cross promote.
Here is my blog article on this Guild Team, on Retro Chalet and your contest!! Hope you get a lot of entries!
Great idea :)
http://galla15.blogspot.com/2011/01/etsy-recyclers-guild-link-building.html

Cindy said...

Anyone can do this, it's so easy :)

petite hermine said...

Here's my post for BeatUpCreations :)
http://petitehermine.blogspot.com/2011/01/something-edgy-beat-up-creations.html

Sea Flower Studios said...

Here's my Blog Post for Nobel Upcycling!

http://seaflowerstudios.wordpress.com/2011/01/15/have-a-hoot-with-nobelupcycling/

Sea Flower Studios said...

Opps! Wrong link! Here's the right one

http://seaflowerstudios.wordpress.com/2011/01/15/have-a-hoot-with-nobleupcycling/

Ira Mency said...

Here is a post from Serendipit she had problems posting it

http://icouldsewdothat.com/archives/542

Harvest Moon by Hand said...

Here's my post about Wandering Lydia:

http://harvestmoonbyhand.blogspot.com/2011/01/felting-inspiration-wandering-lydia.html

Her work is amazing - absolutely beautiful - and quite inspiring!

ohzie said...

Hello....I would like to nominate my bff Beliz:

http://www.etsy.com/people/beliz82

She is so talented & amazing, very sweet and a dear friend I have met through Etsy :o)

Oh-zie
www.ohziedesigns.com

Lora said...

I've finished my entry featuring NobleRecycling

http://feltedwoolies.blogspot.com/2011/01/contest-for-etsy-recyclers-guild.html

It is a great shop!

Retreauxgirl said...

Here is the link to my blog post about Texas Vintage and my buddy Heather

http://retreauxgirl.blogspot.com/2011/01/check-this-out-texas-vintage-on-etsy.html

~Leslie

RetroBabs (Babs and Bec) said...

Here is a link to my blog. I did an interview with Adrien Miller. he is a wonderful artist in Seattle. Check it out for the contest!

http://retrobabs.blogspot.com/

Babs

RetroBabs (Babs and Bec) said...

Hey maybe I should post this link also

http://retrobabs.blogspot.com/2011/02/adrien-art-painting-sculpture-and.html#links

Ira Mency said...

I can't wait to see who wins! I won't be the judge and I'm glad because I love them all.

Ira Mency said...

Entry from Janet of Into the Trees

http://intothetreesflorida.blogspot.com/2011/02/meet-retro-chalets.html

Cerena Leigh said...

I reviewed AlpenGlowVintage's Shop!!



http://fyeahcrafting.tumblr.com/post/3297624657/etsy-shop-review


CerenaLeigh
Luckycldh(at)aol(dot)com

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