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Explanation of how points are earned
Posted by on 04 January 2011 01:20 PM

Twitter

Points for Tweets: If enabled, we will search Twitter each hour for any new tweets containing the Twitter Username OR the url of this blog, and award contest points to the author of the tweet.

The Twitter Username is the one the admin enters on the Twitter tab in the section "Points for Tweets". The url is the site url that Contest Burner is installed on. It will match with or without www.

Facebook

Points for Liking us: If enabled, we will display a "Like" button on the Get Links page for the Facebook Page you enter that you want users to "Like".

If Contest Burner knows their Facebook User ID, they will get points for liking the page, regardless how or where they like the page. When they click on the Connect with Facebook button, Contest Burner collects their Facebook User ID and links it to their contest username.  If they do this, they will get the points for liking. If we don't know their Facebook User ID there is no way to give them points.

Points for using app: If enabled, we will award points for adding the Contest Burner app on Facebook.

If they have used the Contest Burner Facebook App and it is authorized on the Facebook account, they get points. If the contestant has previously authorized the App from a previous contest, whether on your site or not, we cannot award points again.

Points for each Comment: If enabled, we will check each hour for any new comments and award contest points to the author of the comment.

This is only for comments left using the Facebook comments widget on your site where you have Contest Burner installed.

Points for each Post: If enabled, we will search Facebook each hour for any new post containing the URL of this blog, and award contest points to the author of the post.

This is when people post on their wall about your contest or website and include the url of your website with Contest Burner installed.

YouTube

Points per Video: If enabled, we will award contest points for posting a video on YouTube. The posted video must contain the domain name of this site to receive credit.

The domain can be in the Title or Description of the video. It's recommended that the contestant uses their contest link so they can earn additional points from it.

Points for Comments: If enabled, we will award contest points for commenting the videos you list.

We can only award points for posting a comment on one of the videos you set up in the contest settings.

Points for Responses: If enabled, we will award contest points for posting a video response to the videos you list.

The domain doesn't need to be included in a video response (although it is recommended). The response needs to be posted to one of the listed videos in the contest settings, if it is posted as a response to one of those videos Contest Burner will find it.

Points for Subscriptions: If enabled, we will award contest points for subscribing to the username you list.

Other

Points for each Comment: If enabled, we will award the number of points entered for each comment posted on this site.

The comment form has a field where they are prompted for their contest username.  If they joined the contest and the cookie still exists we will detect their contest username and display it. If you have multiple contests running at the same time, comments left on your blog will award points in each contest.


Points for SignUps: If enabled, we will award the number of points entered for each user that signs up after following your link.

To clarify this, it does not award points for someone signing up to your contest. The way it works is that if Contestant A puts out their contest link and Contestant B signs up after following Contestant A's link, then Contestant A will receive the points you specify here.

Points for Entering: This will award points just for entering the contest.
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