Evil Blog Contest – Win A Microsoft Zune

Win a Microsoft Zune!

Some of you may recall the 30GB Microsoft Zune I won at the 2007 Affiliate Networking Dinner. Since winning the MP3 and video player, I have used it a grand total of zero hours. As a matter of fact, it’s still in the box. I figure since I don’t use it, I might as well give it away with another evil blog contest.

To enter the Win a Microsoft Zune contest, just make a post in your blog about it. Link to this blog’s home page using the anchor test “make money on the internet” and link to this blog post. Here’s an example of what I want.

John Chow dot Com, a blog that helps you make money on the internet, is giving away a Microsoft Zune. To enter, all you have to do is write about it. This is my entry. Now give me my Zune!

OK, that was a bad example but you get the idea. Add as much information as you want – just make sure you follow the linking rules. The post must be by itself and cannot be added to any other post. This contest is open to everyone. If you have blog, you can enter. It doesnโ€™t matter where you are or what language your blog is in.

According to my TTZ Media price index, this prize is worth about $250.00 so it’s definitely worth entering.

After you complete your entry, send me an email with the URL to your post. Once I confirm the post meets the entry requirements, I’ll print out your email and add in to the draw bucket. At the end of this month, Iโ€™ll draw one name from the bucket and that blogger will be the proud owner of a brand new 30GB Microsoft Zune!

Enter now and Good luck!

Read Michael Kwan’s review of the MS Zune at The TechZone.

215 thoughts on “Evil Blog Contest – Win A Microsoft Zune”

  1. Jeff Kee says:

    great way to generate backlinks to you with the anchor text MAKE MONEY ONLINE.

    My SEO instincts tell me this is awesome!

    1. i think your SEO instincts are right… hey you wouldn’t happen to have a spidey sense too would ya? ๐Ÿ˜›

      1. Jeff Kee says:

        No if I had that I’d be jumping from building to building hanging onto thin white threads to save my ass.

        thank god I don’t! ๐Ÿ˜›

    2. Dave says:

      SEO Sense is tingling? ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. ilker says:

        Whateva.. that Zune is mine! ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

    3. Leftblank says:

      When you’re starting to get SEO instincts it’s surely time to take a (long, very long) break from blogging mate ๐Ÿ˜‰

      1. Dave says:

        I disagree, that’s the time to get blogging more ๐Ÿ™‚

      2. Jeff Kee says:

        Eh. I get laid sometimes. It’s all good.

    4. derrich says:

      The blogosphere is SEO crazy right now. I posted a list of good SEO related stuff today. John’s always up to something evil. ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

  2. Kumiko says:

    So you’re trying to get to the top of Google for “make money on the internet” as well? Gosh golly darn…pretty soon you won’t be able to a single search on Google without a link to JohnChow dot com popping up!! ๐Ÿ™‚


    1. Matt Jones says:

      Sooner or later Google will figure a way to crack down on this kind of thing… lets hope its not to late!

    2. ilker says:

      Duh! ๐Ÿ™„

    3. Dave says:

      Apparently Google bombing didn’t die entirely ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. Alex says:

        It’s obviously hard to keep track of it…

      2. Mark Laymon says:

        As long as you have the same anchor text on the page it is not google bombing

        1. Alex says:

          Interesting, I never heard that..

        2. Dave says:

          I would still classify it as a Google bomb myself *shrug*

      3. derrich says:

        Bombs away! ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

      4. Gath says:

        It is only a google bomb if the page that the anchor links to has nothing to do with the anchor text.

        1. Alex says:

          Like George Bush ranking #1 for the term ‘failure’ ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

          1. Michael Kwan says:

            Well, I wouldn’t say that the two are unrelated… ๐Ÿ˜†

    1. Matt608 says:

      There have been about 100 pingbacks for this post! … the rich get righer…

  3. John, great contest yet again. I’ve jumped in as my wife has said she wants one of these and it would save me from having to buy one.

    1. Dave says:

      I’m happy with my Video ipod ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. derrich says:

        What he said.

      2. We both have an ipod shuffle and haven’t been very happy with it, so I am hesitant to buy a video ipod. Although I will be getting a new ipod at a conference I am attending in May.

  4. Gosh John You’re so evil! But I will put up with it if it wins me a free Zune. You truly have such a huge advantage for getting search engine placement, because you have so many people working for you, for free or for a zune! Your potential on the internet just makes me go crazy.


    1. The John Chow machine is quite impressive as he has built a large following and his readers understand the value of links from his site. I think John could give away just about anything and have a successful promotion.

      Meanwhile I’ve been trying to give away a free version of TaxCut on my site and cannot get any interest from my readers. I’ve still got a lot to learn.

      1. Dave says:

        You need to have a large audience before you start doing this sort of thing. Also, you need a good prize, I don’t think too many people are going to get excited about a copy of TaxCut….

        1. derrich says:

          What about 10,000 free hours on AOL? ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

        2. True but considering that my site is focused on personal finance, the prize is relevant to the content. I’m still learning so the next time I will do a better job.

        3. Gath says:

          My New Choice – How many people have you got coming to your blog? I think Dave is right, you need to have a large audience before many people enter. Also, even though John might get 100 entries, he has 4000 people signed up to rss – so that is only 2.5% take up rate.

    2. Dave says:

      I’m actually surprised this technique is working so well for him.

      1. Matt608 says:

        Why? its not very surprising really, infact its pretty ovbious!

  5. David says:

    wow…another contest…and…with that anchor text…more traffic for you!!! And…since you won the zune…not cost for you!! That is the way to do it!!!

  6. TRBdigital says:

    I can’t resist a chance to win a new gadget. ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. Dave says:

      I can resist the temptation ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Ed Lau says:

    I’m not sure I even want a Zune…I mean, I have four iPods…

    1. Dave says:

      I’m with you ED, I barely use my ipod as it is ๐Ÿ™‚

    2. John Chow says:

      If you have four iPod, then you must have a Zune!

      1. Dave says:

        I can’t support the evil empire! ๐Ÿ™‚ (Microsoft, not John Chow, he has my support!)

    3. derrich says:

      Wait, wait…did you say FOUR iPods? WTF??? ๐Ÿ˜•

    4. Ed, I think you need to give one away in your own contest. ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. Alex says:

        One?? Give away all 4!

  8. Greg Stratz says:

    oh boy oh boy oh boy another evil ๐Ÿ˜ˆ contest for us all….

  9. Michael Kwan says:

    Am I eligible? ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

    1. John Chow says:

      You can write a post about it but you won’t win. ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

        1. Alex says:

          Why don’t you give the Zune to Michael? You’ll rise to the next level of evilness ๐Ÿ‘ฟ ๐Ÿ˜ˆ :crazy:

      1. Dave says:

        Conflict of interest maybe? ๐Ÿ™‚

        1. Alex says:

          That’s why it would be so ๐Ÿ‘ฟ

        1. Alex says:

          Twisted ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

  10. KennyP says:

    This times I must win ๐Ÿ˜ก ๐Ÿ˜†

  11. Straight up link pimpin’, I love it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. rich says:

    gotta love these evil contests lol ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

    1. derrich says:

      That’s kinda scary, Steve. ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

      1. Dave says:

        Kinda scary? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  13. Shawn Knight says:

    Is it just me, or is John losing his touch?? I mean, just look at the pic… he isn’t even smiling! Maybe he secretly wants to keep the Zune!

    1. Dave says:

      He looks pretty evil in that pic ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. When I first read about the Zune project I knew right away Microsoft was up to something good. ๐Ÿ’ก

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  16. Thomas says:

    Another excellent SEO example, so evil … this is developing into google world domination.

    1. derrich says:

      Google would never allow it to happen. They may be the only beings on this earth that are more evil than John. Maybe.

    2. Dave says:

      This isn’t really anything new when it comes to SEO, just good leverage of his existing traffic base.

      However, he does it expertly, as I have said before ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Matt Jones says:

    A $250 Zune that you don’t even use is a pretty small price to pay to go straight to the tip of Google for a competetive phrase… the rich get richer!

  18. ilker says:

    EVIL! EVIL! EVIL! ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

  19. Erik Karey says:

    Nice plan John, I had to enter. I don’t even want the Zune….you must have me under some EVIL spell.

  20. Dave says:

    This is the evilness of John Chow….great contests that everyone wants to enter ๐Ÿ™‚ I wonder how long before he’s on page one for that term too ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Alex Shalman says:

    Haha… John’s evil stare in that picture says it ALL! ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

  22. Mubin says:

    2 questions.

    1) can we enter if we are outside the US or Canada.
    2) Can we enter with multiple blogs?
    3) Can we have people post on our behalf on their blogs?

    C’mon Johnny lets go!

    1. John Chow says:

      1) Yes
      2) Yes
      3) You can have other post it but if their name gets drawn, you may have a problem with them.

      And that was 3 questions.

  23. I wonder who’s going to win this time; the excitement is killing me! ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

  24. Alex says:

    John, You’re an angel – Lucifer ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

  25. Alex says:

    Can i write the post in spanish?

    1. derrich says:

      Si! Como no? ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿ˜ณ

  26. Mosley says:

    Man I just did my review of johnchow.com this week. I dont know if I want john in my blog twice in the same week.

    Well there is always next week ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

    1. Dave says:

      You’ve got some time ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. Amanda says:

    I entered and told all my friends to enter thats just great! I love letting people know about all the prizes they can win hopefully one of my readers will win it thats just awesome!

  28. Dan says:

    I thought you retired all ready. Come back a few days later and you’re still here!

    1. tim says:

      did you check the date on his post for retirement?… i think it was right around april 1 ๐Ÿ˜‰

    2. Dave says:

      Happy April Fool’s dan ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. Dan says:

        What an ass :mrgreen:

        1. Alex says:

          Someone is out of loop..

  29. Mubin says:

    John if we pay for the post, like on a paid bloggin g service would you consider the person who submitted the blog the winner or the owner of the blog?


  30. Mubin says:

    If you didnt figure it out, I am considering something very very evil.

    BTW what is your stance on duplicate posts?

  31. PixelHead says:

    Hey John and others, just got done posting my first contest on The Pixelheadonline Blog. Stop in and let me know what you think…would love your feedback.
    aka Pixelhead of

  32. When is the deadline for entry?

    1. John Chow says:

      End of this month.

      1. Alex says:

        Why don’t you read the whole post. It said end of the month clearly!

  33. Alex says:

    Judging by the pingbacks, ‘How to make money on the internet’ will fall soon!

    1. Dave says:

      Yeah, there are tons of em ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. Jenny says:

    That’s pretty cool. I think I’ll enter too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  35. John Tash says:

    I already have a Zune I hardly use, but I might enter just to waste some of your paper ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

    1. Leftblank says:

      Feel free to send me, I’ll give you a permanent backlink for it ๐Ÿ™„

      1. Alex says:

        Here’s an idea – Throw in a competition!

  36. max says:

    I don’t think it’s evil.. ๐Ÿ‘ฟ ๐Ÿ‘ฟ ๐Ÿ‘ฟ

  37. Eliza says:

    just letting you know that I’ve added your contest to my site, no I’m not entering but thought you’d like the link love.

  38. James Chen says:

    Man you are one ugly guy LOL but you make wayyy more money than me ๐Ÿ˜›

  39. I turn my head away for bit and I find myself in Zune pandemonium — way to go, John! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  40. I’d like to win that.

    1. Alex says:

      Everyone likes freebies!

  41. Gath says:

    Definitely going to enter this one.

  42. Dj Flush says:

    Wow John lol you are really Evil ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

    Can we apply if we are in Pakistan ๐Ÿ˜€ ?

    1. Alex says:

      No you can’t ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

  43. Alex says:

    Look at all the pingbacks. Make money on the internet is goig down!

    1. Alex says:

      Did I say goig. I meant going!

  44. Todd K says:

    Ok sir, you have my link… give me zune!

  45. Gary Lee says:

    I read that they might start giving away Zunes for free with Subscriptions a la Cell Phones . . .

  46. blamcast says:

    Were you purposely trying to look evil in that photo? I imagine that’s the pose The Devil would take if he were holding up a contract for your soul. ๐Ÿ‘ฟ

  47. Piggy says:

    i havent really heard good things about the zune..

  48. Deb says:

    Count me in!

  49. Chris M says:

    Pity I got onto this topic so late ๐Ÿ™

  50. Matt608 says:

    168 comments! its like a forum! … John maybe you should start a forum… ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

  51. Jauhari says:

    Prepare all the weapon and fight!!! :mrgreen:

  52. This is crazy man now I could start a site JOhnChow Followers and make some money out of your fan following:-)

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    Juz Kidiing

    Keep the Good Work

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  54. MrBiggs says:

    When is this contest ending?

  55. Ajay M says:

    It is an evil idea to get backlinks and generate high rank in google search. hey Google team r u listening. Wot about compalining abt this to googler ppl. I hv a frnd in google and i m definitely gonna bring it to their notice. GOOGLE BOMBING……Huh…

  56. Csaba says:

    Grrrrr. Seems to be that I’m late ๐Ÿ™

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