Friday, April 03, 2009

Quick Note About Giveaways

Hello all..;) I just found out that if I put Blogher ads on my blog, I'm not supposed to have giveaways on the same page. Apparently it's considered competing advertising. *Shrug* My understanding is that Blogher is fairly strict about this because it's an understanding they have with their advertisers and they don't want to upset their paying sponsors-- understandably. So, out of respect to Blogher, and a hope that the advertising will eventually cover my shipping costs, I am going to change the way I put up my giveaways-- though it shouldn't be an issue for you, the reader. What I will do is post the giveaways but date them so they show up either way down my blog page [which I think should be okay by Blogher rules] or on another page. I will put a notification post at the top of the page--which shouldn't violate any agreements-- with a link to the giveaway. As usual I will also list the giveaway on my left sidebar with a picture link. I hope this works. My current giveaways are Flaxen Femme Fatale & Ballistic Babes by John Zakour and Lawrence Ganem Corambis by Sarah Monette and Prophets by S. Andrew Swann I hope this doesn't confuse anyone. I will do everything I can to make sure giveaways are well publicized as they are posted. Thanks! SQT

4 comments:

ediFanoB said...

Sounds difficult. Didn't know that there are so many rules to follow in order to launch a giveaway. Hope you don't get into trouble.

DesLily said...

wow.. never heard of this and i wonder if others that do giveaways know about it???

Charles Gramlich said...

Wow, who would have thunk it.

SQT said...

Yeah, it kind of threw me too. But what are you gonna do?