HDTV Drawing and Savings for All!

Whether you’ve been naughty or nice this year, we’ve got the promotion for you! Our spooky Halloween promo was such a tremendous success that we decided to offer yet another big screen TV for our December Holiday Promotion. That’s right: Save 10% on all web and blog directory submissions as well as all category sponsorships and be entered to WIN:

A Sony KDS-50A2000 Grand WEGA 50″ SXRD 1080p Rear Projection HDTV with matching stand.


This highly rated HDTV boasts a full High Definition Picture Resolution (1920 x 1080 with two million pixels); in other words it has spectacular detail and clarity. This TV handles it all, from deep shadows to crisp pictures and smooth motion. It’s also a Sony, which means you also get a brand with a great reputation and sense of style. Oh, and it also has PC inputs which means you can hook up your computer and it includes SRS® TruSurround XT audio enhancement technology which
you can bet is as cool as it sounds! There are too many features to list them all. Feel free to research it yourself and you’ll understand why we chose it to ride out the rest of 2006 in style.

Sony StandSpeaking of riding in style, we’re going to throw in (why not) Sony’s matching stand. You gotta have something to put that bad boy on, and it will hold all your components and accessories.

When submitting your sites and signing up for sponsorships, simply use promo code: SONY4ME during the checkout process. As always, the more you submit, the greater your chances of winning.

Drawing ends 12/31/06, midnight EST. The winner will be chosen and notified on January 2nd, 2007. Winner must respond within 3 business days or forfeit prize, in which case we will select an alternate winner.

So there you have it: 10% off, and an entry to win an outstanding Sony 50″ HDTV with matching stand. It’s big and it’s bad. That’s just how we roll at Best of the Web.

Good Luck and Happy Holidays to all. Here’s to a prosperous 2007.

The BOTW Team

Resellers take note: You’ll also earn your standard commission by referring signups that participate in this promotion.

Media Blitz

October proved to be quite the busy month for Best of the Web. Not only did we have some fun with the promotional “R&R” giveaway, but a few of BOTW’s finest stirred up some action in the media as well.

For starters, BOTW prez Greg Hartnett, participated in a straightforward “Q&A” interview given by Loren Baker of “Search Engine Journal.” Here, Greg sheds some light on the BOTW Blog Directory, becoming an editor, the importance of Blog Search and how Best of the Web is contributing to a “spam free” blog search tool.

“I think that blogging marks an important step in the dissemination of information. Never before in the history of publishing has the individual had the power to reach so many people with such little expenditure. Just twenty years ago, the idea of the Citizen Journalist was implausible – now it’s reality. With little to no cost, Joe Internet can share his ideas – whatever they may be – and open them up for discussion, with hundreds, thousands, or potentially millions of people. That’s pretty exciting stuff. I’m just grateful to be able to play a part in the development of the medium.” ~ Greg Hartnett, when asked why put so much effort into Blog Search.

If anyone is looking to contribute to the BOTW Blog Directory and it’s goal of providing spam free results, please volunteer to become an editor.

In addition to Greg’s pearls on blog search, BOTW newcomer Roger Montti guest starred on the “GoodKarma Show,” hosted by Greg Niland (aka “GoodROI”). Broadcasted on WebMasterRadio.FM, Roger and Greg discuss how to properly manage a link development campaign so that it leads to effective search engine marketing. You can listen to the show here (mp3).

For those interested in learning about Best of the Web’s success in guerrilla marketing, take a look at this in-depth interview published by “Sugarrae.” BOTW CEO, Brian Prince, candidly answers a variety of questions about the history of BOTW, how it differs from other directories, contest giveaways, designing comfortable and stylish apparel for branding, and other successful marketing initiatives. Towards the end of the interview, there are a handful of funny and random pictures of various BOTW supporters.

Thanks to everyone who digs the BOTW swag! There’s plenty more to come. Last week at ad:tech New York we handed out hundreds of shirts. This week you can expect us to have a large presence at PubCon Vegas. If your in the city of sin, please stop by the BOTW booth. You are sure to walk away with one of the best conference giveaways. ;-)

Halloween HDTV Promo Winner

Halloween HDTV Promotion Winner

Thank you to everyone who took part in our spooky Halloween promotion. Following in the tradition of our Win a Mac promotion, this month’s drawing generated enormous interest, and received very positive feedback from our users.

On Wednesday, November 1st, we randomly drew the winner from a pool of all submissions using the SPOOKY promo code. We are pleased to announce that the lucky winner is Rick Waters of Webcast 1, Inc with his submission of www.texasbariatric.com.  Webcast 1 is a full service web site design, logo design, hosting, web marketing & web site maintenance company located in Delray Beach, Fl.

A brand spanking new 42″ Plasma High Definition TV and groovy massage chair are now on their way to Rick to hopefully satisfy at least some of his high definition plasma TV and massaging needs. :)

Once again, thank you to everyone who participated in the promotion. While only one lucky winner got the grand prize, everyone who participated saved 15% on submissions. So congratulations to Rick, and to those who didn’t win: We almost certainly will have similar promotions in the future, so next time it could be you! We’ll see you then.