|We have had a record number of votes for the GOM/Gambling.com 'Readers Choice poll' over the past month. We are thrilled to see that all of the sites are promoting the poll to their players and visitors. It is a true testament to your site when players spend time at another site voting on your behalf. |
The 'Readers Choice Poll' will be up and running until Aug 20, 2003. What this means is there is plenty of time to get on the ball and start (or keep) promoting. During the past month we have seen a strong showing for Mapau Casino, Nostalgia Casinos, Scifi-Casino and Olympic Sports. Keep up the good work!
For those of you who have not began promoting, please consider doing so soon. Just ask www.gonegambling.com how much their business increased by being named 'Best Portal' of 2002. Not only has their traffic increased, but the number of advertisers looking to be part of their site has been overwhelming. Debbie Silverman has told me on many occasions that they have the luxury of turning away business. Not bad!
What is the key to promoting? The answer is quite simple, ask your players to vote on your behalf. If they think you are providing an excellent service and experience then they will be more then happy to vote for your site.
What do the winning sites receive after winning an award? Every winning site will receive the much sought after 'GOM Coin.' This coin can be posted on your site, newsletters and print ads and allows you to gain trust with potential new players. The winning sites will also receive an editorial write up in the 'Readers Choice' print edition and on www.gamblingonlinemagazine.com.
Why should your site promote? The Gambling Online Magazine/Gambling.com 'Readers Choice Poll,' are the only awards announced in a print medium and voted on by your players. Both GOM and Gambling.com are very well recognized and respected and considered two of the most trusted names in the online gaming industry.
Where do I have my players vote? Please have your players vote for you at the following link, http://126.96.36.199/Live/index.php?module=htmlpages&func=display&pid=17. This link will lead each potential voter into the poll. Each person must fill out every field. If they do not know an answer to a certain category, please fill NA!
How does my site promote the poll? The most successful sites will post a graphic or link on their website or in newsletters. I am sure each of you are creative enough to think of additional ways to promote!!
What else? Every winning site will be allocated 500 copies of the 'Readers Choice Edition' to send off to your best players. We can either drop ship the copies to your US based mail house or mail them out to your players on your behalf. If you chose the second option, we will need the mailing list by Sep 15, 2003.
Can I advertise in the Readers Choice edition? I thought you would never ask! If you are interested, please either call me at 678-594-2996 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will GOM be in Montreal? Yes, we will be exhibiting and available for meetings. Please drop by booth #312 or email me with a time you would like to meet. I am more then happy to meet with as many of you as possible. We will also be having a drawing for a free advert in GOM. Drop your card in the bowl and we will announce the winner on the last day of the show.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions. Hope to see everyone in Montreal!
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