451 Press Comment Contest

451 Press publishes more than 300 blogs and gets over 7 million visitors each month. The blogs are spread across 29 channels, ranging from business & finances to pets & animals. 451 Press is named after the literary classic Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. 451 degrees Fahrenheit is the temperature at which books burn. That would also explain their flaming logo. Anyway, 451 Press order this ReviewMe review to plug their blog comment contest.

You Could Win $300 Just For Making a Comment

What would you buy with $300? Or even $200 or $100? Now is your chance to find out! Comment on any 451 Press site during the month of August and you could win! Three comments will be chosen at random to win a cash prize of $300, $200 or $100. The more you comment the more chances you have to win. So start reading and let those fingers fly.

I can see why 451 Press choose my blog to order a review. I have some of the most prolific commentators on the blogsphere (you know who you are).

What Are The Chances of Winning?

With over 300 blogs and a claimed 7.5 million visitors, one has to wonder what the chances of winning are. From the looks of thing, I say pretty good.

Checking out the 451 Press front page, which shows the latest posts from all their blogs, there’s a grand total of four comments from 25 blog posts. That seems completely out of wrack for a network that claims so much traffic.

I decided to check out some of the more popular channels to see if the commenting was as sparse as the front page. The business & finance channel had six comments, the Web 2.0 channel had six comments, personal development had two comments, automotive had 11 comments and technology had only three comments. I am pretty sure my blog has more comments than the entire 451 Press network (for those who are wondering, this blog has 54,789 posted comments and 231,571 comments that were deleted because they were spam).

This is all good news for you because your chances of winning one of the prizes is much higher if you don’t have too much competition. So pick a channel you like and comment away. It just might win you some money.


59 thoughts on “451 Press Comment Contest”

    1. dcr says:

      Aye, you can say that again!

      1. Debo Hobo says:

        Just a comment, the content or quality of it doesn’t matter. I’m in.

    2. Wahlau.NET says:

      by the end of the month, your competition will be high

    3. cooliojones says:

      If the readers from here went over there to enter the contest, it really would be tough to win! I hope they do have some kind of quality guidelines, because I see the potential for abuse. I wrote about something like this last month: The Other Side of Promotions

  1. Shawn Knight says:

    I remember having to read that book for school… but I don’t think I finished it (way to complete an assignment lol)

    The odds seem good thus far, i’ll keep it bookmarked and try to get lay some comments down this money… can’t go wrong with free money and those kind of odds.

  2. I have also started a contest on my site to post comments. The prize is $50. Its very easy to win on my site as well. Just have a look at my site. Thanks. By the way I am also going to 451 press to participate in the competition. But I am serious about my competition. Post a comment on my site and win the prize.

  3. This book which this site is named off of is pretty good. If you haven’t read it yet, then I think you should.

    I expect that the comments to raise a lot with this competition. Hopefully it goes well. 🙂

    1. Geedos says:

      Never read it – what’s it about?

      1. It’s about how everyone in the city aren’t allowed to read books and firemans would come and burn them if you had any along with your house if the books were found in your house. Then comes this one fireman that all of a sudden wants to find the secret of what books contain in them and the whole town goes against him. This is what it is about briefly. Too long to tell you more.

  4. simon says:

    Just make a comment for $300 sounds great!! :mrgreen:

    1. Lewis Empire says:

      It’s like John’s contests only harder to win.

  5. Chris says:

    looks like they tried that before:
    http://www.451press.com/blog/451-press-comment-contest-4182-comments/#comment-745

    didn’t work out that well on the long term I guess?

    1. dcr says:

      But did they have a link on JohnChow.com for that one? 😉

  6. Well, maybe they’ll get better as they go along.

    Thanks for keeping us up on these things, John. It is highly appreciated.

  7. Jarkko Laine says:

    It’s funny that even though there is a chance to win money, the 451 Press blogs keep turning me away.

    For some reason I’m not at all surprised that the network doesn’t get comments… But I don’t know why that is.

    1. dcr says:

      Okay, so it isn’t just me then… I’ve been browsing through these blogs (broken links, WordPress errors and all) and finding it difficult to leave comments. So many of these blogs are just, well, bad. Not just bad, but baaad. And, not the kind of bad that’s actually good. I’m talking bad bad here.

      On one of these easily forgettable blogs, I saw a list of tips for promoting your blog. Well, the whole mid-section of the list should have been one list item. Instead, apparently desperate to create a more lengthy list, they spread them out among three, four or five different list items.

      If books were published like some, er many, of these blogs, I think I can understand why people might want to burn them. 😉

      1. Geedos says:

        Yeah I’m with you on this – the layout of most of the blogs on there is awful.

        There’s clearly not been much thought put into the design and layout of most of them.

        What a waste.

        1. dcr says:

          It’s definitely a challenge. But, I think I am going to give it a try, just with a slightly different angle than the potential of $300. Maybe some even might consider it an evil angle. 👿 And, no, it’s not linkbacks… 😀

    2. J.D. says:

      I wrote for 451 press for a while, on the Omaha blog. Then I got kicked off because I didn’t see eye-to-eye with the administrator about being Omaha’s cheerleader. 🙂

      Everyone seems to do the bare minimum throughout the network. I haven’t found much there that would make me return on a regular basis.

  8. Jeff Kee says:

    Well now that it’s been on John’s blog, the competition is up and the winning ratio lower.. oh well.

    1. One of those catch 22 situations, if John doesn’t post we don’t know about it (or I didn’t anyway) when he does post the chances of winning are slashed. Such is life.

      1. Geedos says:

        Ahhh … the irony!

        That said their site looks like a barren wasteland when it comes to comments – there simply aren’t any so still probably worth a crack.

  9. Anraiki says:

    Hello John, I have a simple question about your RSS Feed. Do you keep the updates on the feed from the beginning of the month to the end of the month, or do you do so weekly?

    I can see that the RSS Feed have kept your news since August 2nd and this is solely for web development purposes.

    1. Anraiki says:

      Sorry John, beat ya to the solution. WordPress makes 10 Feeds of your latest news. I checked other blogsites :

  10. Budget Babe says:

    John, I’m hoping to become one of your more prolific commenters.

    1. Glen Allsopp says:

      I can see it happening already 🙂

  11. Budget Babe says:

    I just found out that no one can comment on my blog. Oh no! Wish I was better at using WordPress to figure this out. Oh well, looks like I’ll just be commenting on other blogs now (though there is nothing like getting that first comment eh?).

    1. dcr says:

      I tried leaving a comment last night. I just figured it went into moderation.

  12. Glen Allsopp says:

    I’m sure it will increase the awareness of the blogs in their network

    Very clever idea

  13. Geedos says:

    I think it’s safe to say their comment count just jumped courtesy of your review … very evil of them! 😈

  14. Interesting to see them spend more on a single advertising point than on the contest itself. (I know this that unusual, I just found it odd somehow.)

  15. Ginene says:

    I have never even heard of them until today. I guess I will be checking them out. I love contests!

  16. Budget Babe says:

    Woohoo! My comments are now working (phew!) so I’ll have some time now to check out this contest. I love contests too though to date I haven’t been particularly lucky but we live in hope!

    1. dcr says:

      Yes, they are working, even though I wound up leaving a comment on the wrong post! But, it looks like that was my fault, not your blog.

  17. April says:

    These blogs are dull as ditch water, I’m struggling to leave any decent comments.

  18. Mosley says:

    I write for these guys! I agree that the Layouts do need work.. but they dont alow us to change them.

    I hope mine is not dull. Its the Pittsburgh City Blog! About-PittsburghPA.com

    Leave some comments 😈

    1. J.D. says:

      Damn global-warming hippies in Pittsburg. 😛

      Hey, does 451 press allow you to promote things like Pay Per Post or affiliates?

      1. Mosley says:

        You can do affiliates but you can’t do PayPerPost.

        Also I would like to note that I kick hippies everytime I see one! 😈

  19. The Bird Man says:

    I’ve been reading their PC gaming and paintball blog for sometime now. They’re not updated as frequently as I’d like, but they usually have good content.

  20. I love participating in contests count me in. you will definately see my signature there You may use http://www.lovesports-ent.com

  21. jhay says:

    It’s really like winning the lottery. I wonder if John Chow would do something similar? 😉

    1. Lewis Empire says:

      He does it with his books and other prizes.

  22. MDB says:

    I don’t think the pain is worth it for the chance to win $300 😕

    1. dcr says:

      Excellent! The less competition the better! 😀

  23. Is it possible the numbers are inflated or the content is worth commenting on?

    One Man. One Year. $100,000 online. How’s he doing it?
    http://www.oneyeargoal.com

  24. Vishal says:

    Here’s my first comment on this blog. perhaps i can head over to their network. anyone know how they would “randomly” pick the winners? How do i know its not rigged??

    1. Perhaps using the ID of the comment.

  25. There are so many channels that everyone can find a blog, just don’t set your expectations too high for quality … 🙂

  26. This seems to be an interesting contest with some decent odds…

  27. Valentin says:

    Well, nice.

    I`v seen there several writers (blog owners) also promoting this contest, some even offering extra prizes for comments on them blog 😛

    Very difficult yet to make comments there. Low quality posts, or better said not intersting. Maybe I reach only on wrong places ..

    Good luck to commenters who`ll run for the cash.

    ps : a href=”some url” target=”_blank”. For links posted in articles …

  28. Nathan says:

    easy enough for me!

  29. Mosley says:

    It’s not rigged that do this contest alot from time to time.

  30. That’s just what we need… more comments…

  31. Yes, there is not many comments.

  32. Former 451 Press blogger says:

    I used to blog at 451Press. For six months of work, I received $1.25 in total. The people at 451Press are so hell bent on becoming the biggest, they have no clue how to be the best.

    They don’t do anything for their bloggers, to help them earn a decent pay or bring in great traffic or ad dollars. They only pay 40% of the revenue and for most of their writers 40% of nothing is nothing.

    If 451Press wants to be successful they should stop concentrating on being the biggest and try to be the best. They need to help promote the blogs and they need to bring in more advertisers. After they get the traffic the comments will flow.

    After this contest is over, things will go back to normal and no one will visit the 451Press blogs anymore.

  33. OMGbay says:

    I really doubt its rigged in any sense. A move like that may save them a chunk of change, but if exposed would kill 451. Bam. Dead.

  34. Click Input says:

    Easiest contest I have EVER entered. They need more like this…

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