Hello Everyone and its true, my contest has finally ended! I know many of you have been waiting to see the results of the contest and I just wanted to say that I was just as nervous pulling the name out of the hat as all of you were waiting for the results. The reason is because this is the first contest for the blog and I haven’t really done anything like this in a long time. I printed the names of the entrants through the excel sheet that I created and cut them up. The entries were placed in a hat and the winner was picked on camera! Either way, I will tell you how the contest affected the blog but before I do that, let me make one person’s day by showing you who won! Here goes!

What Were My Chances of Winning?
Congrats to the winner! Now that you have seen who has won, lets see how the contest has helped the blog. Firstly, the contest received 47 entrants with a total of 77 entries. The odds of wining in this occasion were 1/77 for some and were even as high as 3/77 for those who took advantage of the additional entry methods.

How Has The Contest Affected EnkayBlog.com?
The contest helped the blog gain 43 Technorati authority points and even contributed to my Alexa rank dropping by a couple hundred thousand. I was mentioned by people such as Ms. Danielle, Cash For Comments, BetShopBoy, Ed Lau and The Prize Blog just to name a few! I want to thank Ms. Danielle for helping in promoting the contest with a sidebar link! The contest also boosted the number of RSS readers on the blog and has really helped the blog gain a lot of new readers. I was introduced to so many new faces and I really want to thank everyone who entered.

Keyword Results
The contest even helped me gain the #1 spot for some really important keywords on Google. Here is how the keyword results look:
Mp3 Player Giveaway – 1
Mp3 Player Contest – 1
Video Player Contest – 1
Video Player Giveaway – 3 & 4
Giveaway Contest – 7
1GB Video Player – 9

Those are just of the few keywords that the contest has helped me achieve. The “Video Player Giveaway” keyword results in the first 5 listings pointing towards my domain and 3 of those are actually by contest entrants! Those are some fantastic results for a contest that may not be as popular as some of the others going on the blogosphere.

Contest Entrants Link Train
I thought it may be a good idea to have a new type of link train. This is probably the first time something like this is going to happen in the blogosphere and so I wanted your opinion before I release this link train. To everyone who entered, I wanted to create a link train with a list of the entrants and the only thing you have to do is to paste the link train on your blog. Considering there were 47 entrants and even if 40 of them take advantage of this, you have just helped your Technorati authority rise because of posting this link train and gaining 40 more blog reactions. Let me know your thoughts on this! You may also want to consider the insane effects of my “Jump Start Your Page Rank” link train that helped me go from 160,000 in Technorati to 25,000 in a matter of a few weeks!

Don’t Be Disappointed!
For those of you who entered and didn’t win, do not be disheartened. It is possible that the winner may give it away in a contest of his/her own! You never know! Also, I will be hosting a new contest in about a few hours! You will have much better odds of winning. The previous contest was 1/77 for most entrants and some of John Chow’s contests were 1/200 for a 4-Hour-Workweek book, but I will limit this contest to 1/10 that means 1 out of every 10 entrants will win! and I have 5 prizes to give away so this time you will have a better chance of winning. You have heard me talk about the contest quite a bit and it is finally here! Stay tuned! Once again, Thank you to all who entered!