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Facebook Challenge - Part 1

Jan 25, 2008 / by Adam Torkildson

I hate to admit it, but I still haven't figured out the golden formula of how to make money from Facebook unless I spend money on their social ads, or create a widget. I don't know about you, but I don't have time to sit down and create a widget, let alone one that is unique enough to garner enough interest to be worth my time.

So, I have an idea.

This will be purely for your own profit, and not mine or SEO.com. I want to know if there is a correlation between the number of friends you have, and the amount of traffic you can generate to a website. Hopefully you know how to send a note to all of your friends, get them to visit your site. However, you never know how many of them actually read the note, unless they respond, which in my experience is usually under 10% of the recipients.

Here is the contest:

Be the person with the largest increase in visitors to your website from Facebook for the month of February, compared to January. This competition starts Feb. 1, and ends Feb. 29, 2008.

To be eligible for this contest:

1. You must have a website that you have access to the analytics (this will be how I determine the winner.)

2. You must enter by commenting below, with the name of the website, your name, and how many facebook friends you have currently. If your name is not found below, you will not be eligible to win.

What You Will Win

The winner gets a month long, home page link from seo.com to any top level domain of your choice. (No porn, warez, illegal downloads, spam, blackhat, gambling, or drug/pharma related sites, must be in English) The winner also gets a permanent link on the follow up post to this Facebook Challenge, as well as a short write up about the website and the tactics employed to get the most visitors.

At the end of February, which would be the 29th, a Friday, I ask that all people who have entered the contest send me a pdf of your traffic sources from Facebook in the month of February, compared to Jan. (My email is adam at seo.com)

Any questions you have, post them below, and I will watch this post like a hawk so that as many people as possible can enter.

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