Launch Your Website with a Scavenger Hunt

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This blog was originally posted in mid-2007, but in honor of my own Scavenger Hunt scheduled for this Friday morning, I thought I'd run it again... all the way through to learn more about how to enter the 2012 SWSConnect Scavenger Hunt!


Announce Your Website with a Scavenger Hunt! (August 2007)

Got your new website all fired up and ready to go? YEAH!

Waiting anxiously for the inquiries, leads and, admit it, the compliments to start pouring in?

Waiting... waiting... waiting...

(Don't worry, this is NOT a blog about SEO, key words or Google rankings.)

Scavenger huntIt's about how you can generate interest in your cyber-baby among the people you know. 

Have a Cyber Scavenger Hunt!

It's pretty simple, really.

Go through your web site page by page and find interesting little Tidbits and Factoids. (If you can't find any, you might wanna hit the drawing board again!).

Formulate questions around these Tidbits & Factoids.

Send out an email to everyone you know announcing the scavenger hunt. Offer fun prizes, preferably ones that will give them ongoing warm fuzzies about you. Such as... I dunno... Starbuck's gift cards, a local magazine subscription, a year membership at the zoo....? Be creative... you'll come up with something cool.

And send ME an invitation to your Scavenger Hunt so I can join the fun!


Sound like something you might want to try? Well, if you'd like to see such a thing might work, you're welcome to join the SWS crowd on Friday for the 2012 SWSConnect Scavenger Hunt. 

Here's the scoop. 

On Friday morning (March 16th), around 8am (Pacific) / 11am (Eastern), I'll send out and post a list of "items" that can be found at the all-new SWSConnect - and you'll need to... duh... FIND them! YOU MUST BE A REGISTERED MEMBER OF SWSCONNECT AND LOGGED IN to participate! So, you might want to do that ahead of time (like, now) and make sure your profile is completely filled out (hint). If you're already a member of SWSConnect, make sure you remember your username and password - once the Hunt begins, I won't be able to address login issues in a timely manner. 

The list of items to find will be provided in three places at the appointed time: 1) via email to the SWS mailing list; 2) on my Active Rain blog (right here); and 3) at the SWS Forum under the "Selling Real Estate with Soul" board. 

The first five finishers (who "find" all items correctly) will win a $300 gift certificate to the SWS Bookstore; the next ten will win a $100 gift certificate and everyone else will receive a $20-thanks-for-playing-but-you-didn't-win gift certificate.  

So... watch this space on Friday morning... make sure you can log all the way into SWSConnect... and let the games begin!

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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Wow, Jennifer, this is such a smart idea.  It's a really engaging way to get people involved (and registered). 

Mar 12, 2012 10:14 PM #1
Jennifer Allan-Hagedorn
Sell with Soul - Pensacola Beach, FL
Author of Sell with Soul

Debbie- I did a similar scavenger hunt back in 2007 and it went over GREAT! I had lots of participation and everyone seemed to have fun with it.

Mar 12, 2012 10:18 PM #2
Fred Hernden, CMI
Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area - Albuquerque, NM
Albuquerque area Master Inspector

Jennifer, what a cool idea! An awesome way to draw people and attention to your website!

Mar 12, 2012 10:39 PM #3
Tim Bradley
Contour Investment Properties - Jackson Hole, WY
Commercial Real Estate Expert in Jackson Hole, WY

Great idea...and one that would force me to update my website too!

Mar 14, 2012 03:41 AM #4
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