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Growing your email list should be one of the most important goals for your business. Email ranks as one of the top ways to make sales, and using ViralSweep, you'll have a variety of different ways to capture emails to grow your list.
ViralSweep has been a key tool in growing our social following and our email lists. We've seen ROI's of over 1000% from revenue generated directly from our ViralSweep managed giveaways.
- Derin Oyekan, CMO of JewelScent
Our advanced social sharing features allow you to award bonus entries for having users perform actions such as visiting a website, following on Twitter, posting a Tweet, following on Instagram, and more.
ViralSweep offers these social actions:
*As of 11/5/14, Facebook no longer allows apps to incentivize their social plugins with bonus entries, however, the Like and Share buttons can still be shown, as displayed in the image to the right.
Have more than one Pinterest page, Instagram page, or Twitter page that you want to add to your sweepstakes? No problem! You can add as many pages as you want for each social network, and award bonus entries for having users follow each page.
In addition, you can award bonus entries for having users visit any website URL that you designate, and entrants can receive bonus entries for referring friends.
To ensure the quality of every lead, ViralSweep verifies all actions and entries are not awarded until the user actually performs the desired action.
We were able to grow our Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus audiences to the tune of 1000+ per week thanks to ViralSweep's genius social sharing features.
- Mike Hicks, Marketing Director at Reverb
Every time someone enters your sweepstakes, they will receive their own unique referral link that they can share with friends and family. For each person that signs up through their referral link, they will earn additional entries.
If you really want to encourage people to refer their friends, you can offer up to ten (10) additional bonus entries for each person they refer!
ViralSweep offers four completely different integration styles, allowing you to boost opt-ins to your sweepstakes from your website, blog, and even Facebook. The best part? We automatically create all four styles for you every time you build a sweepstakes, so you can choose to use just one style, or you can use them all together.
Integrating the sweepstakes into your website is as simple as copying and pasting a snippet of code that we provide you with.
Our four styles include:
ViralSweep easily connects to and integrates with a variety of different shopping carts (Shopify, Volusion, Big Commerce, 3dcart, Magento, Amazon Webstore, and more), content management systems (Wordpress, Drupal, and more), and email service providers (MailChimp, Aweber, Constant Contact, Campaign Monitor, iContact, GetResponse, Klaviyo, Bronto, Hubspot, Salesforce, Infusionsoft, and more coming soon).
ViralSweep provides you with three main data points for each sweepstakes:
Entry Data: This includes visits, entries, conversion rate, total entries (unique emails plus bonus entries), website clicks, and the number of people referred to your sweepstakes.
Social Data: This includes the number of Facebook likes and shares, Twitter followers and Tweets, Pinterest followers and Pins, Instagram followers, LinkedIn shares, and Google+ shares that came from your campaign. If you add multiple Facebook or Twitter pages, we'll show you segmented social analytics, which breaks down the number of new likes or followers each page received.
Referral Data: This includes referral sources that we are able to track. For example, if a link to your sweepstakes is shared on multiple websites, we'll show you a breakdown of every URL that people came from, and how many people entered your sweepstakes from each source.
Referral Source Tracking: With referral source tracking you can now see which traffic sources are driving entries to your sweepstakes. Our tracking system will show you the URL's of all the traffic sources that we are able to track, and the number of entries that came from each source.
Custom Referral Sources: With custom referral sources, you can generate your own links to share in order to determine which of your marketing initiatives are performing best. For example: you can create custom links for an email blast, a Facebook post, and a banner ad to see how many clicks and entries they each may bring.
Once your sweepstakes ends, a Choose Winners button will display. With a single click, all of the winners will be randomly drawn and their information will be provided to you. Our system uses a truly random selection process to guarantee a fair winner every time.
Cheating and fraud can be a major issue when it comes to sweepstakes, but we've got you covered! When you draw your winners, our system will alert you if any cheating or fraud was detected. We offer a handy Redraw feature that allows you to choose a new winner if necessary.
We give you the freedom to use the exact language your audience does, whether that means altering our default English text or switching everything to an entirely different language altogether. We support any language.
Nowadays, more and more people are accessing the web via their phone or tablet device, so it's a no-brainer that your sweepstakes should be mobile optimized. When using our full page or widget styles, your sweepstakes will be mobile ready right out of the box, no extra work involved.
Collect email addresses, or add custom forms to collect data like name, address and phone number. You can even ask open-ended questions or include drop down menus with answers for people to choose from.
In order to remain compliant with all local, state, and federal laws, every sweepstakes needs to have a set of official rules. You can input your own rules from your lawyer, or you can use our sweepstakes rules generator.
While we provide you with a sweepstakes rules template to use, ViralSweep assumes no responsibility for whether you are in compliance with the law. You understand that it is your responsibility to ensure you are complying with the rules and regulations of your locality.
With conversion pixel tracking, you can drop a conversion pixel into your sweepstakes to track how your paid ads are performing.
For example, if you are running ads through Google Adwords or Facebook Ads, you can drop in a Google Adwords conversion pixel or a Facebook Ads conversion pixel and you will be able to see the number of conversions that you are receiving from those ad campaigns.
You can easily export all of your sweepstakes entry data with the click of a button. This file will show you all of your entrant's information, including their email address, the number of entries they received, who referred them, and any additional information that you requested from them on the entry form.
If you're looking to build a sweepstakes that contains an entirely custom design along with some custom features, not a problem! We offer a sweepstakes management service where we can design, code, and deploy a custom sweepstakes for you. Contact us for more information and to get a quote.
ViralSweep is one of the best tools we use for running sweepstakes and giveaways. They helped us achieve some awesome results and even put together a custom version of their app for us.
- Matt Navarra, Social Media Director, The Next Web
You can choose between single entry or daily entry for each of your sweepstakes. If you prefer to only have people enter a single time, you can set your sweepstakes to single entry (this is the default setting). If you prefer to have people come back every single day to re-enter for an additional entry, you can choose daily entry.
We make it easy to duplicate an existing sweepstakes with the click of a button. Duplicated giveaways are just as easy to edit, and can help speed up the process for marketers who are running multiple campaigns at once.
With email notifications, you can send an automated email to every single person who enters your sweepstakes. Emails are dispatched upon entry, and can come from any email address that you designate.
Emails will contain the entrant's personal referral link, and any other content that you designate. You can even add HTML or use your own email template.
We've made it even easier for people to refer their friends with our refer-a-friend via email feature. When someone enters your sweepstakes, they will be able to type in email addresses of their friends, which will then immediately dispatch an email invitation.
You have full control over the content and style of the email that is sent, and you can even use your own HTML template. By default, all refer-a-friend emails will come from the email address of the entrant, but you can also make the email invite come from your company as well.
If you want to have entrants type in a special code in order to be able to enter your sweepstakes, you can do that with our pincode verification system.
Simply upload a CSV file containing all of the valid codes, add a custom field and label it, and our system will automatically verify and deny entry based on the pincode that was entered.
Whether you want to customize just the font colors, or you want to fully customize the look of your sweepstakes, you can add custom CSS styles that override our default styles.
Note: This feature is for developer use only. We will not write your CSS for you.
If you want to bypass our default confirmation page where users can earn bonus entries for sharing and referring friends, then you can do so by using the Entry Redirect feature.
Simply input the URL of any of page that you want users to be directed to once they click submit on the entry form and they will be taken there!
While ViralSweep has systems in place to prevent bots and spammers from invading your sweepstakes, not all spam can be prevented. If your sweepstakes is the target of spam, you can easily enable our CAPTCHA system.
Instead of using a CAPTCHA that requires users to type in numbers and letters, we use a photo CAPTCHA that is more user friendly and asks entrants to simply click on the appropriate image.
ViralSweep has an automatic spam filter enabled on all campaigns that is triggered when it detects suspicious behavior, like one person trying to enter multiple times from the same IP address.
With our spam filter controls, you can disable the filter to allow anyone to enter, especially people coming from the same IP address. This may be used at in-person events, or in retail stores where people are all entering from the same computer or device.
With the explosive growth of Pinterest, sweepstakes on Pinterest have become a powerful mechanism. It’s tough to run sweepstakes on Pinterest for most people; especially when you have no way of collecting user data. With our simple Pinterest sweepstakes app, you can run a sweepstakes that helps you collect user data (like emails and names) and encourage people to pin and follow you on Pinterest.
Our educational sweepstakes guide is a valuable resource that will teach you how to plan, setup, launch, promote, and make sales from your sweepstakes. This free resource should help you grow your business, generate more leads, increase sales, and learn how to utilize sweepstakes as your most reliable marketing strategy.
At ViralSweep, we like to pride ourselves on our amazing customer support. You can reach out to us via email, live chat, or via phone (during business hours) and receive a quick reply. For our higher tier customers, you'll even receive a dedicated agent who can help optimize your campaigns, provide feedback, and assist with implementation. Trust us, you're in good hands.
ViralSweep is the rare app company that actually treats its clients like partners, not just software users. The customer service we received was quick, friendly, and very receptive to feedback.
Chris Fannon, Content Manager, Bookbyte