Our photo contest app is the easiest way to build, run, and manage photo contests. Collect submissions privately, or display them in a public gallery. Allow for voting, or judge the submissions to determine your winner. Embed your contest on any website, including a Facebook page tab.
Our video contest app is the easiest way to build, run, and manage video contests. Collect submissions privately, or display them in a public gallery. Allow video submissions from YouTube, Vimeo, Vine, and Instagram. Allow for voting, or judge the submissions to determine your winner. Embed your contest on any website, including a Facebook page tab.
Collecting user generated content (UGC) should be an important part of your brand's overall marketing efforts. Running a photo contest or video contest to collect user generated content is an easy way to connect with your biggest fans and put their visual content on display in a beautiful way.
Our embeddable gallery lets you display your contest submissions anywhere you'd like, and you can easily collect entries from within the gallery itself. All submissions can be seen in a larger view, and you can allow users to include a caption with their contest entry.
Our gallery options also allow you to control the order in which the submissions are displayed. Sharing of contest entries is a breeze, as each submission gets a direct URL within the gallery.
Our contest moderation features allow for manual approval of submissions, as well as automatic approval of submissions. Any submission into your contest can be approved or denied through our moderation tab, and you can even edit captions that are submitted with each entry. If you just want to collect submissions and not display them at all, you can do this as well with your contest.
Our voting features allow you to collect votes on contest submissions, as well as display or hide the number of votes each submission has. Use geo-targeting to lock voting down to a specific region, or utilize our voting restrictions to determine how and when someone can vote.
Each submission into the contest comes with a direct link that will display that submission in the gallery. This makes it easy for users to share their submissions, since the contest gallery will load, and then their submission will appear on top of the gallery.
Our contest app allows for users to upload a photo and include a caption that is displayed in the gallery, or include a link to their video with a caption that is also displayed in the gallery. You have full control over captions, and can even edit them if needed.
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 incentivize users with bonus entries for having them perform actions such as visiting a website, watching a video, following on Twitter, posting a Tweet, following on Instagram, and more.
ViralSweep offers the following actions:
*Please Note: Not all actions can be incentivized with bonus entries due to the terms and conditions of certain social networks.
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 contest, 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 as many additional bonus entries for each person they refer!
ViralSweep offers four completely different integration styles, allowing you to boost opt-ins and submissions to your contest from your website, blog, and even Facebook. The best part? We automatically create all four styles for you every time you build a contest, so you can choose to use just one style, or you can use them all together.
Integrating the contest 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 (ActiveCampaign, Aweber, Bronto, Campaign Monitor, Cheetahmail, Constant Contact, Convertkit, GetResponse, HubSpot, iContact, Infusionsoft, Klaviyo, Listrak, Mailchimp, Sailthru, Salesforce, Vero, Vertical Response, and more).
ViralSweep provides you with several key data points for each contest:
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 contest.
Social Data: This includes the number of Facebook likes and shares, Twitter followers and Tweets, Pinterest followers and Pins, Instagram followers, and Google+ followers and 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 contest is shared on multiple websites, we'll show you a breakdown of every URL that people came from, and how many people entered your contest from each source.
Technical Data: This includes where your visitors are coming from, whether it is a desktop or mobile device.
Gallery Data: This includes views on your gallery, submissions to your gallery, and the total number of votes on submissions.
Automated Source Tracking: With automated source tracking you can see which traffic sources are driving entries to your contest. 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 Tracking Links: With custom tracking links, 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.
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 provide you with all of the English on the app, so that you can translate it into any language.
Instead of just translating your campaigns from English to another language, our multiple language feature allows you to create one campaign, and then translate that campaign into several different languages. Users who land on your campaign can choose to view the campaign in their native language.
Audience segments allow you to segment your entrants across all of your campaigns based on specific parameters, like signup source, number of entries, and number of referrals.
Audience segments are great for finding your biggest fans, brand ambassadors, or those with the most entries or referrals across all of your campaigns.
Nowadays, more and more people are accessing the web via their phone or tablet device, so it's a no-brainer that your contest should be mobile optimized. When using any of our template styles your contest will be mobile ready right out of the box, no extra work involved. You can accept contest entries via both desktop, mobile, and tablet devices.
Collect email addresses, photo and video submissions, captions, and even add custom forms to collect data like name, address and phone number. You can even ask open-ended questions or include drop down menus, radio fields, or checkboxes with answers for people to choose from.
In order to remain compliant with all local, state, and federal laws, every contest needs to have a set of official rules. You can input your own rules from your lawyer, or you can use our contest rules generator.
While we provide you with a contest 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.
You can drop 3rd party tracking scripts onto either the pre-entry or post-entry portion of your contest to track anything that you would like.
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 pixel and you will be able to see the number of conversions that you are receiving from those ad campaigns.
You can easily view and export all of your contest entry data with the click of a button or view it in your dashboard. 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 contest that contains an entirely custom design along with some custom features, not a problem! We offer a contest management service where we can design, code, and deploy a custom contest 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, daily, or weekly entry for each of your contests. If you prefer to only have people enter a single time, you can set your contest 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.
ViralSweep offers an events setting when you are in an environment where you want the system to automatically collect every single entry that comes through your form AND when you want to be able to quickly reset the form so the next person can enter. Some examples of this include:
Our themes tool allows you to quickly change the look and feel of your contest with just the click of a button. You can also use our custom theme tool to create your own themes.
We make it easy to duplicate an existing contest with the click of a button. Duplicated contests 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 contest. Emails are dispatched upon entry, and can come from any email address that you designate.
Emails will contain the entrant's personal referral link, the link to their contest submission, 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 contest, 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 contest, you can do that with our entry code 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 code that was entered.
Whether you want to customize just the font colors, or you want to fully customize the look of your contest, 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.
Our Google Analytics integration allows you to drop in your Google Analytics ID and we will start sending campaign data to your Google Analytics account. Currently we will send pageviews and events like clicks and entries.
Our geo-targeting feature allows you to select specific countries that your contest is open to. If anyone outside of those selected countries tries to enter your contest, they will receive a message that tells them that it is not available in their location.
Our A/B Testing feature allows you to build several different variations of your promotion, split traffic across those variations, and see which variation performs the best in terms of conversion rate.
Curious to see which variation is bringing the most entries, referrals, followers, or likes? We even provide segmented analytics for each variation you create, so you have all the data you need at your fingertips.
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!
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.
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