Thursday, May 3, 2012

Giveaways Grow with
Larger Pet Product Images

by Carrie Boyko, CEB
For Shoppers:
Thanks to all of you who visited and joined in the shopping expedition last week. Did you love the bigger images? What about the end dates on each listing? We've asked our bloggers to join us in telling you when each event ends, saving you valuable time :)

If your pampered pet is on a budget, this is the place to be 24/7. We switch up our collection each Thursday afternoon at 4 PM ET and weekends see our largest number of new additions. Join us for goodies for your pet and be sure to spread the word.

For Bloggers:
Last week's turn out increased nicely with our introduction of a couple of improvements. The larger images in the linky list were nice for everyone, and readers love seeing your event end dates. Their feedback tells us they don't have time to waste clicking on expired giveaways. I can totally support that!

Another New Feature: Most Popular FFF Categories
Starting this week, I'll be letting you know which freebie listing from last week's linky brought in the most clicks. No, I won't be identifying it specifically, but I will be letting you know what the top three categories were each week, listing them in order. In case of a tie, I'll include all categories that tied. I hope this information will be helpful to you in balancing your choices of giveaways, contests and freebies.

This past week's most popular 3 categories were (1) Grooming supplies, (2) Gift Cards and (3) Pet food and treats. Allow me to add one additional note to this information that may be of interest to bloggers who link up here: I have noticed that the earlier you link up, the more exposure you will likely get. That's not to say that you won't see some action if you wait until Monday to link up, but there is definitely more activity on those giveaways that link up before the middle of the weekend. I hope this is helpful to your planning and traffic. Good luck!

Product Review Tip #8:
Taking your own good-quality photos will add credibility to your site's review, as well as branding your pets as part of your site. Be sure to read the tips at Fido's Freebie Friday's Help Page, where amateur photographers can get plenty of info to get started with nice photos that show off the product well.

Our Ridiculously Easy Rules: 
Pet blogs from around the Internet may link up all their active giveaways on this post each week. We welcome all your pet product giveaway events here. The rules are simple:

  • PLEASE add an end date to your listing. You have up to 45 characters to describe your prize and include an expiration date.
  • Fido's Freebie Friday Blog Hop is open to posts with prizes for pet products or services, including pet-related or pet-themed items for owners. Link up using your specific post url to make it easier to find.
  • Please include our badge or a link to this post in your giveaway post, and ask your readers to tell us who sent them. 
You'll find assistance at our HELP PAGE, where there is a ton of other useful information for bloggers doing giveaways and reviews. Your hosts are All Things Dog Blog and Doggies and StuffWelcome and happy shopping!

Individual rules of entry and guidelines for winning may apply to each listing. All Things Dog Blog and Doggies and Stuff take no responsibility for the legality of the rules governing the listings on other sites and giveaways that are posted here. We simply provide this forum as a gathering place for pet product giveaways to be offered. Please consult All Things Dog Blog's Giveaway and Contest Rules for more detail.


Kolchak Puggle said...

We ♥ Freebie Friday! Thank you for hosting!!

mdweitzel said...

I have a random request and there may be a reason against it, and if there is, it's not a big deal. If possible, could you make the links open in a new window? I really like the dates and the larger photos. Have a great weekend everyone!

Carrie, with Tanner and Oliver said...

@mdweitzel: I believe there is an option for this, but have not tried it before. Let's test it on Mutt Monday and see how it works. Thanks for the suggestion!

mdweitzel said...

Thank you!

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