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Build a competition website!
What do you mean, you don’t know how? Most people don’t, it’s probably fair to say.
The good news is – we do! And if you want competition website design that’s intuitive, easy-to-use and gets rapid results, then we’re here for you: just give us a call.
Why build a competition website at all?
For so many reasons…
- It’s a great way to showcase and promote your business and help your customers understand your products and services
- It brings a lot more traffic to your website
- It encourages people to sign up to your mailing list – always a win.
- Competitions have time limits – so they create a sense of urgency for your customer. FOMO is a powerful agent!
But, because we’re really helpful, if you’re thinking of taking your first steps towards building your own competition website, we’ve put together a list off the best plugins that you might want to use. (Don’t worry, you can thank us later.) All WordPress and all bursting with features to make running your own competition as easy as pie, these are the pick of the bunch, by the people who know about this stuff.
So here we go – here’s your Top 10:
At number 10, we think Agorapulse is a robust plug-in that gives you fantastic social media management and enables you to do sweepstakes for people who’ve liked and/or commented on your Facebook posts. You can choose from a range of different competitions, like quizzes, and photo/image contests, and then randomly select prize-winners from comments that include the correct responses. This is a plug-in that’ll save you a lot of time and energy and if Facebook’s your space, then it’s a no-brainer.
In at number 9, we reckon Wishpond sounds more like a Grand National winner – but in fact it’s your go-to marketing solution for quick growth, and far more than just a competition generator. You can create photo contests, Insta promos, (or just use it to help you create incredible landing pages if you have some spare time on your hands…) In true WordPress style, it melds beautifully with your marketing apps and turns your leads into sales in fully automated fashion. What’s not to love?
A grower, at number 8, we think Simple Giveaways is a great way to help you grow your business and flourish in a super-busy social landscape. It’s easy to use, integrates fully with your email and has a cool Refer-a-Friend feature to help you go viral. It’s totally shareable on your social so it’s a win-win as far as we can see.
Holding steady at number 7 is WPForms, which makes sure you stay compliant with GDPR and all the rules and regulations that building a competition website requires. It gives you the ability to create your competition entry form, plus all the critical contact details to add to your CRM, with the templates you’ve come to expect from WP and the usual Drag-and-Drop Builder. Boosting your brand and growing your business doesn’t mean you need to be a coding genius – WordPress has made it easy for you!
At number 6 is Woorise which makes creating competitions like quizzes and surveys a doddle. It has all the things you’d expect: the Drag-and-Drop, the templates, the ease of use and integration with your social; you can do stuff in different languages and target specific countries; the list goes on… We think it’s great.
At 5, it’s the fabulous KingSumo, which is the brainchild of the team behind AppSumo. It’s so user-friendly, it’s ridiculous! You can actually set up a giveaway in less than 60 seconds, it’s UX is so good. Uploading your own logo to customise your giveaways is easy too, and it offers Facebook pixel tracking if that’s your platform of preference. Add 24/7 customer support and we think this one rocks!
Coming in at 4 is the featherweight but fantastic Contest by Reward Fuel. A sweepstake contest generator, it gives you all the stats on who entered your competition and where they hang out. You can create a giveaway that works only in specific countries, run video contests and voting contests, and the templates are translation-ready. Tout le monde gagne, as they say in France – everyone wins!
Hammering home in 3rd place is Video Contest – this one really does open up your marketplace so you can become truly international! Supporting 9 global languages, it helps you come up with great video competitions, and you’re in full control so all the comments, votes, video sources and so on are totally in your hands. It’s also fully integrated with BuddyPress, so why not create a forum for your contest? Your 1000 true fans will lap it up! 9 layers of fraud protection make this one making a podium an open-and-shut case.
Taking 2nd place, we have WooCommerce Lottery – WordPress Competitions and Lotteries, Lottery for WooCommerce. WooCommerce Lottery extends the popular WooCommerce plugin with lottery / competition / lucky draw features. WordPress competitions, lotteries and draws have never been easier!
It’s easy to use but also has a powerful solution – website owners get true lottery and draw solutions which are both easy to setup and customize.
But at number 1, it has to be Lottery for WooCommerce
Lottery for WooCommerce is a lottery/lucky draw system for WooCommerce. Using this plugin, you can run lotteries, contests, giveaways, raffles, etc., supporting both free and paid tickets. You can also set up a Question to which the users should Answer in order to participate in the Lottery thereby making it a case of skill rather than just by chance. We love it.
Going solo? We wish you luck. If you need help, just give us a call!
Competition website design for Manchester and beyond.
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