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Cheaters Always Win (& Get Caught) — Part III

October 9th, 2015|

Last week I blogged about programmer Christian Méthot and how he blatantly cheats in contests, along with a follow-up article that questioned what could be done and the legality of it all. The backlash was [...]

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How to Prevent Cheating in Sweepstakes

October 5th, 2015|

Let's begin by saying the onus is on the sponsor to stop the cheating. It is their responsibility to design a promotion that is difficult to hack along with doing back-end marketing. That includes testing [...]

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Cheaters Always Win (& Get Caught) — Part II

October 4th, 2015|

Yesterday I blogged about programmer Christian Méthot and how he blatantly cheats in contests to win. Today the Journal de Montreal published a follow-up article. The experts interviewed say the sames things I have been [...]

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Cheaters Always Win (& Get Caught)

October 3rd, 2015|

I recently blogged about the sacred and shadow sides of the hobby and there are good and bad: bloggers, sponsors and entrants. When there is money involved it sometimes brings out the worst in  people. [...]

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Virtual Contest Clubs

October 2nd, 2015|

Over the years I have had many people email me about joining a contest club. I advise them to check out my clubs listings to find one near by. As Canada and the U.S. are [...]

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Contesting on Twitter

October 1st, 2015|

Tania asks: How do I search for contests on twitter? Who do I follow (and not)? Are there posting limitations? What is the importance of hashtags? WOW! Great questions Tania. Let's tackle each question one-by-one. [...]

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What does Public Really Mean on Facebook?

September 29th, 2015|

Sherry sent me this question: What does Public really mean on Facebook, and who can see your posts? Can anyone do a search for a word, and get results from thousands of personal Facebook accounts? [...]

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Are You Entering Contests on Periscope Yet?

September 28th, 2015|

Just when you got the hang of Twitter and Instagram, there is a new way to win, via streaming video. I am sure you have heard by now rumblings of a new social media app [...]

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Blog Contests – The Entrant

September 27th, 2015|

First, I discussed the first step of what to do if a blogger doesn't send you the prize you won from a giveaway they hosted. Then I discussed how to reach out to a sponsor. [...]