How to Use Viral Giveaways to Get More Instagram Followers

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Are you using Instagram for your business?

Whether you’re just starting out in business or are up and running, here’s what you should know: Instagram can be a powerful marketing tool.

Instagram has over 1 billion active users in 2019. A rapidly growing platform, Instagram lets you expand your presence.

That way, you can stay connected with your audience while they’re engaging with their friends or looking up celebrities.

Here are more reasons to use Instagram for your business:

  • Opportunities to drive sales. Instagram focuses on visual content, allowing brands to showcase their products and

What Is Split Testing? (And How to Do It for Your Next Giveaway)

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How do we make sure we’re getting the most from our giveaways?

We often base our decisions on personal opinion, but the thing is, what appeals to you may not be what appeals to your audience. And if you want results, you’re better off paying attention to what they want.

How do you do that?

Two words: Split testing.

Picture this scenario…

You want to know if the current headline on your giveaway landing page drives more sign-ups. The headline reads, “Join Our Holiday Giveaway!”

For you, it’s “good enough,” but perhaps there’s a better version!

Creating an Influencer Marketing Strategy for Your Giveaway Campaign

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So you’re thinking of running a giveaway. 

You know that it helps you to create buzz and grow your email list.  

But at the same time…

You’re concerned about the fact that nobody knows you.

You have no website traffic.

You have no recommendations.

What if people won’t take part in your campaign?

What if you attract the wrong audience?

Let me tell you this: 

You don’t have to do it all by yourself.

You can leverage the popularity of someone in your niche. Someone whom people trust and take advice from. That “someone” is

How to Use Contests to Collect User-Generated Content

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Don’t you envy brands that have hundreds to thousands of fans raving about their company?

It seems like people give these brands a lot of attention at their request. They leave great reviews, comment on their blogs, share their favorite brand’s posts with their friends, and more.

What’s even more interesting is that the more these people do it, the bigger and faster the brand’s audience grows.

To give you an example, let’s consider Starbucks…

Starbucks ran a contest in 2014 where they encouraged their fans to decorate their iconic reusable cup with their own drawings

How to Choose Images for Your Contest Landing Page

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The Sistine Chapel is one of the world’s most famous works of art. It gets 5 million visitors from around the world each year and 20,000 visitors daily.

If it wasn’t Michelangelo’s stunning paintings, the chapel’s ceiling would still be plain blue and simply dotted with stars, and would probably get a lot less attention.

As you can tell, images can make anything come to life. Images get your point across. In the digital marketing space, images have the power to scale your campaigns. As a matter of fact, the brain

10 Reasons Why Free Giveaways Flop (And How to Nail a Successful One)

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Every small business owner who dreams of growing a big email list of quality subscribers thinks of running a giveaway.

Super thrilled about the campaign, he picks a prize, sets up a landing page, and tells his audience, “Hey, get a chance to win this camera if you get 5 of your friends to sign up!”

Unfortunately, his giveaway becomes an epic failure.

Speaking of epic failure: I remember when I was little, I asked my mom what soda was made of. She told me, “Sugar and water, son.” So I rushed to make myself a glass

UpViral 2016 – Year in Review

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As we’re closing in towards the end of 2016, I feel it’s a good time to look backwards to see what we’ve been focusing on.

It’s been an interesting ride, to say the least. All in all, I’m happy where things are right now – and even more excited what’s to come!

Thousands of marketers and entrepreneurs have been viralhacking their business using UpViral, collecting 3,841,143 leads in the process.

My goal of this article is to share my the lessons we’ve learned along the way, so we can all learn from it!

So… Let’s get started, shall we?


Introducing the NEW UpViral Editor (More Flexibility + Easier To Use)

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Woohoo – we have been busy at UpViral working on all kinds of updates and changes.

As promised during our recent roundup of  updates, one of the things we’ve been working on is a new and improved page editor.

What’s new?

We realize that the “old” editor was a bit clunky. You had to get used to it to “get it”.

Not anymore 🙂

With the new editor, you can easily make changes inside the page itself. Just click and start typing.


Want to add images? No problem. Simply drag them into

Case Study: $38,458 in Sales Using An UpViral Pre-Launch

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We already know that viral giveaways are incredibly effective to build up large email lists, but how effective is it to drive more sales?

Recently Karl Schuckert & Chase Bowers put it to the test by using UpViral when he launched ShopifiedApp, a new Shopify dropshipping application.

So… was this effective? You bet! 

Let’s dive into the case study so you can see exactly what steps they took – and what the results were.

Creating buzz using UpViral

The key objective behind the Pre-Launch activities was to build up buzz and a list as quickly and cheaply as possible.

To start

Quick “behind the scenes” of UpViral (new features)

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Wow – time flies!

Can’t believe it’s been a year since we first introduced UpViral. A lot has happened since that time 🙂

We went from being a “cool looking tool” to a well-known platform that’s capable of so much more than what we initially launched (and our customers are getting the results to show for it).

While we started as a small team, there’s currently a team of 15 people behind UpViral & our sister-company Connectio. Yep, we’ve got big plans indeed!

As much as we’ve progressed over the last year… there’s still a lot to improve as