Win A Nintendo Wii At Darin Carter

Search Engine Marketing man, Darin Carter, is taking a page from my evil play book by giving away a Nintendo Wii and he ordered up a ReviewMe review to let you all know about it. How evil is that? The contest is pretty much the same as my Wii contest, which was won by Nate Whitehill. However, there is one twist to Darin’s contest.

The process is very simple – review my blog and I’ll link to your site review. The review must be at least 225 words and you have to include a link to this blogs home page and this post using the Anchor Text “Search Engine Marketing“.

If you write a review on Darin Carter’s blog, not only will he link to you, he’ll add your name to a drawing for the Nintendo Wii. However, you need to get your review in before June 11 because that’s the date of the draw. I would imagine after that, Darin will continue with the review for link back promotion but there’ll be no prizes up for grabs.

Who Is Darin Carter

Darin Carter is a business development guy at heart but he’s been doing PPC ads for himself and clients for over five years. His blog, Darin.CC, is what he uses to share his search engine marketing knowledge with the world. Some of his more noteworthy posts includes.

Darin.CC has a very clean three-column layout. However, the colors are kinda bland and don’t stand out. He should play around with it to give the blog some pop. The blog is updated at least once per day. Most of the posts are written by Darin but some are guest posts. I notice that Darin allows his guest bloggers to repost what they wrote on their blogs. This is something I don’t allow because Google don’t sites with duplicate content.

Darin has a full feed RSS but he places a read more tag on many of his posts so you need to click on the link in order to read the entire entry. This read more link shows up in the RSS feed as well. Darin’s blog doesn’t have enough post per day to justify doing this. I recommend he remove it. I also noticed that some of Darin’s older posts may have came from free article services. However, all the recent entries are completely original.

Darin’s blog is monetized with Google AdSense, Kontera, ReviewMe, Text Link Ads and AdVolcano. It’s good to see Darin is not putting all his income eggs in one basket. However, the placement and blending of the AdSense ads could be better.

If I win the Nintendo Wii

Even though this is a sponsored review, it still qualifies as an entry into Darin’s Nintendo Wii contest. If I end up winning the Wii, I plan to give it away with another evil contest. My chances of winning are very good. Right now, there’s only five entries including mine. However, I have a feeling the amount of submissions is about to go up really fast.


52 thoughts on “Win A Nintendo Wii At Darin Carter”

  1. green says:

    John, thanks for reviewing and announcing new contest. We learn new things and hear about new competitions with your articles.

    I am planning to join this contest too, but my first review priority is John Chow dot com. I will write my Turkish review, some day this week. I will think about Darin Carter’s contest soon.

    1. yeah, i need to write a review about john as well

    2. it’d be great if i win the wii

    3. Entrepreneur says:

      Don’t thank John for writing, he got a pile of money to do it 🙂

    4. Matt Huggins says:

      Damn, I entered this contest on Darin’s blog before it was announced here. Sucks for me, but awesome for Darin. Looks like he’s getting a lot of link love. 🙂

  2. Ed Lau says:

    It’s like everyone’s holding a contest these days.

    1. Yep, pretty much everyone is. My contest is ending tomorrow and Im giving away a $50 gift certificate. Only 4 blogs entered the contest, so the odds are pretty good!

      1. what kind of gift cert?

        adwords?

    2. yep, it’s like fishing

      no bait, no gain

    3. SEO Forums says:

      Yeah im running one at the minute aswell. $100 & Free SEO Consultation to a random member who has more than 10 posts 😈

      1. Nice contest. Ill take a look at it here and possibly enter.

    4. Entrepreneur says:

      If you have the methods to promote it, a contest can be a great method to grow your blog 🙂

    5. Matt Huggins says:

      Yeah, I was planning on it too, I just couldn’t decide on what to offer.

  3. I just reviewed Darin.cc about an hour ago! I agree with your bland comment and think he should spice up his site and rework the adsense and buttons.

    1. Matt Huggins says:

      Looks like he’s made some significant changes since then. 🙂

  4. Pallab says:

    Well, doesnt matter how many people participate my chances of winning are always very slim. I never win anything 🙂

    1. you’re not alone

      i’d better start believing in god now

      1. go to church next sunday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2. Entrepreneur says:

      There is a first time for everything Pallab 🙂

    3. LOL I feel your pain — that’s why if I end up winning this, I’m giving the prize to YOU, P! Now you have, not the best but, better odds. 😀

  5. Mjuboy says:

    Well, I already have a Wii but it wouldnt hurt to have one more, just in case. 😉

  6. Wolf Stone says:

    I have got to win one of these Wii’s after all the contests i’ve entered..good luck everyone !!

    1. good luck to you too

    2. SEO Forums says:

      haha. I got lucky recently so have faith! 😆

  7. Bruhd says:

    Very nice, I’ve been wanting a Wii.

  8. Ali says:

    I’m going to have a competition too, someday!

  9. i hope you’ll give out a wii too

  10. Moulinneuf says:

    The real question is where do you guys find those WII !!! Seriously is there a secret stash somewhere ? Can we mere mortal be let in on the secret ?

    :mrgreen:

    1. Slaptijack says:

      Check the “Wii-rehouse”. 🙂

    2. You can actually buy a wii with your airmiles (if you’re in canada)…..

    3. And it’s only 2900 airmiles….

      but… “the item is on back-order – shipping may be delayed until July 31, 2007 or as stock arrives.”

    4. Entrepreneur says:

      EB Games on Canada gets their shipments Friday mornings, so if you go every Friday right when it opens and wait around to see if they get a shipment you can get one 🙂

  11. green says:

    I should create a contest too 😛

  12. I would like to get a Wii sometime soon.

  13. Thanks all for the reviews so far … since this post has been on John’s Site … I have gotten some very good reviews … you will see some changes to the site … I am already taking some thoughts into consideration!

    Thanks

    Darin

    1. Entrepreneur says:

      Keep up the good work Darin! (y)

    2. The contest + reviewme was a pretty smart move, Darrin — congrats and more power to you! 😎

  14. Blantonious says:

    Evil Wii Contest! 👿
    Now I must go and try to win the Wii

  15. blogdinero says:

    I go 4 the wii, without go to the church

    1. Eric says:

      What does that even mean?

      Click. Me.

      1. blogdinero says:

        Monetize your blog said he´s beginning to belive in God, sorry for my spanglish

  16. yea the review will b flying now

  17. ricardo says:

    I got a wii, but I still prefer the XB360… the wii is just perfect for a party!

  18. Hey everybody is taking your idea of the link bank, but, is he PR6 ? 🙂

  19. I’m still bitter after not winning the last one. I just visit my nephews house more now 🙂

  20. Man are the reviews rolling in … I broke 100,000 in Technorati … I was a 196,000 when John wrote the review for me … Thanks John for the amazing turnout!

    My Alexa Ranking is also shooting through the roof … started at 230,000 and now i’m at 196,000 estimating 36,000 !!!

    Darin

  21. I’ve just joined it, thanks for letting us know. It was a great experience

    evil one, lol!

    Francis Simisim

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