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UPDATE: The 2019 survey is now closed. Thanks for participating! The giveaway winner has been contacted and has claimed the prizes.

The survey results are shown here: Blog Statistics: What We Learned from 1,117 Bloggers (2019 Study)

And you can learn how I conducted this survey (and wrote and promoted its results post) here: How I Got 843% More Site Traffic From 1 Blog Post (2019 Case Study)






Original information preserved below for reference purposes only, as the survey and sweepstakes are now closed:

Are you a blogger?

If so, take our short survey for a chance to win these prizes with a total value of $1,070.80:

  • A full year of Kinsta premium WordPress site hosting — the high-performance web host used by Buffer, Intuit, Asos, TripAdvisor and more (Pro level, $600 value)
  • A full year subscription to the Mangools SEO tools suite — the same tools used and loved by Backlinko, Airbnb, Adidas and more. Includes the full suite of tools: KWFinder, SERPChecker, SERPWatcher, LinkMiner and SiteProfiler. (Basic level, $358.80 value)
  • Darren Rowse’s excellent ProBlogger course, 31 Days to Build a Better Blog ($99 value)
  • The Wall Street Journal bestselling book Everybody Writes: Your Go-To Guide to Creating Ridiculously Good Content by Ann Handley (Kindle ebook or paperback format where available; $13 value)

Click here to take the blogging survey and enter to win the prizes


How long will the survey take?

About 6 minutes.

Are you going to try to sell me something? Do I have to sign up for anyone’s email list?

No! There’s an option to sign up for our email list at the end of the survey, but you don’t have to — you can take the survey and enter the giveaway without signing up for anything.

Will people know how I respond?

Heck no! Your responses will not be shared publicly except as anonymous data, combined with data from lots of other people.

What are you going to do with my answers then?

Your answers will be combined anonymously with everyone else’s and published as a slick blog post of statistics, right here on this blog, so we can all learn from them. The more bloggers take the survey, the better the information will be.

How can I win the prizes?

You enter the giveaway by taking the survey — click here to do both.

You’ll be asked for your contact info at the end in case you win. (You can also take the survey without entering contact info.)

Thanks for participating!

How can I provide a quote for you to use in the blog post?

Near the end of the survey, you will be asked if you’d like to provide a reaction or opinion for us to quote in the survey results post. We will not be able to quote everyone, but if you seem like a good fit we will reach out to you via email sometime in late February.

What are the giveaway rules?

Here’s the short summary:

One entry per person.

All entries must be received by February 25, 2019, and the winner will be randomly selected and notified via email around February 28. If you win but do not respond to the notification email within 7 days, or if you’re otherwise unable or ineligible to claim the prizes, we’ll give the prizes to another randomly-chosen entrant.

Void where prohibited or restricted.

Prizes cannot be “cashed in” or traded for cash value.

No purchase necessary.

Other exclusions, limitations, and terms and conditions apply; see “Official Giveaway Rules, Exclusions and Limitations, Terms and Conditions” below for more details.

Click here to take the blogging survey and enter to win the prizes

Official Giveaway Rules, Exclusions and Limitations, Terms and Conditions:

By submitting an entry to the Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes” or “Giveaway”), you acknowledge that you have read and agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of GrowthBadger, and that you satisfy all eligibility requirements.

The Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is open to people age 21 or older at time of entry. Residents of Taiwan, South Korea, Portugal, Italy, Austria, China, Russia, Hong Kong, Greece, France, Japan, Spain, and Czech Republic are not eligible to enter or win. Employees of GrowthBadger (the “Sponsor”), its respective parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, distributors, merchants involved with this Sweepstakes, and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible to enter or win. Sweepstakes governed by United States law. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. No purchase necessary to enter or win. A purchase will not improve your chances of winning.

The Giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Facebook or Google.


To enter the Sweepstakes, follow all onscreen instructions to complete and submit the online survey (“Survey Entry”). To take the survey, you may be required to log in with a Google Account. This is to help prevent spam and gaming the system. The survey is hosted by Google (via Google Forms) and your Google Account login credentials are not shared with the Sponsor or its affiliates. All entries must be received by February 25, 2019 (“Sweepstakes Entry Period”). Entrants subject to all notices posted online including but not limited to Sponsor’s privacy policy.


Maximum total ARV of prizes: $1,070.80. Prizes include: one year of Kinsta WordPress hosting (“Pro” level), one year of Mangools SEO tools suite access (“Basic” level), access to the ProBlogger course “31 Days to Build a Better Blog”, and the book Everybody Writes by Ann Handley (in Kindle ebook or paperback format, to be fulfilled by Amazon). If winner is unable to claim prize(s) then it/they will be forfeited, and an alternate winner may be selected in accordance with these Official Rules from among the remaining eligible entries for that prize. Prizes may not be transferred or assigned except by Sponsor. ARV shown are based on prices at the time of this writing and are subject to change.


Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Entry Period.


Winners will be selected in a random drawing from all eligible entries received. Random drawing will be conducted on or about February 28, 2019  by a representative from the Sponsor whose decisions are final. Winners will be notified by email and at the Sponsor’s discretion, will be required to complete and return an email confirmation of prize acceptance and possibly an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability and a Publicity Release (“Affidavit/Release”) within 7 days of notification, or an alternate winner will be selected. Prize(s) will be awarded within 30 days after receipt and verification of completed Affidavit/Release or prize notification. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, or if Affidavit/Release is returned as undeliverable or if the selected winner does not or cannot accept or receive the prizes within that timeframe for any reason, or he/she is not in compliance with these Official Rules, the prize(s) will be forfeited and may be awarded to an alternate winner. If a winner is otherwise eligible under these Official Rules, but is nevertheless deemed a minor in his or her state of primary residence, the prizes will be awarded in the name of winner’s parent or legal guardian who will be required to execute affidavit on minor’s behalf. No substitutions are permitted except if prize(s) is/are unavailable, in which case prize(s) that are substantially similar, and/or of equal or greater value to the unavailable prize(s) will be chosen by Sponsor and awarded. Prize(s) are not redeemable for cash and non-assignable and non-transferable except to a surviving spouse. Winner is responsible for any and all applicable taxes, as well as any other administrative or legal filing requirements. Any other incidental requirements of prize(s) not specified herein are the sole responsibility of winner. Entry and acceptance of prize constitute permission to use winner’s name, prize(s) won, country, and likeness for online posting and promotional purposes without further compensation, except where prohibited by law. Cash value of the prize(s) cannot be redeemed. If the winner initiates the refund process for any prize(s), any refund amount will be credited back to the Sponsor, not the winner.

Participating entrants agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, and release, defend and hold harmless the Sponsor and its affiliated companies, and all other businesses and third parties involved in this Sweepstakes, as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each, from all claims and liability relating to their participation, acceptance and use or misuse of prize(s). Winner assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Sweepstakes or use or redemption of prize(s). Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other errors present in the offer, administration of the Sweepstakes or in the announcement of the prize(s).

Winner acknowledges the Sponsor and all other businesses and third parties concerned with this Sweepstakes and their agents do not make, nor are in any manner responsible for any warranty, representations, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the quality, conditions, fitness or merchantability of any aspect of prize(s). Sponsor is not responsible for support or ensuring prize(s) function satisfactorily once awarded.  Sponsor is also not responsible for helping winner access, set up, or use prize(s). Sponsor takes no responsibility for the use or misuse of any prize(s), nor the relationship between the winner and the businesses and third parties fulfilling the prize(s). It is the winner’s responsibility to claim the prizes by working as necessary with the businesses and third parties fulfilling the prize(s).

In the event of a dispute over the identity of an online entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the “Authorized Account Holder” of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. Authorized Account Holder means the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered, or mass entries or entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated devices are void. The Sponsor is not responsible for: (i) lost, late, misdirected, damaged, illegible or incomplete entries; or (ii) error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site or any combination thereof; or (iii) any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in the Sweepstakes. By participating in the Sweepstakes, you (i) agree to be bound by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and (ii) agree to be bound by the decisions of Sponsor and the independent judging organization, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to permanently disqualify from any sweepstakes it sponsors any person it believes has intentionally violated these Official Rules and cancel the Sweepstakes if it becomes technically corrupted (including if a computer virus, bot or system malfunction inalterably impairs its ability to conduct the Sweepstakes), and to select winner from among all eligible entries received prior to withdrawal. Legal Warning: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN individual, whether or not an ENTRANT, TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE, destroy, tamper or vandalize this WEB SITE OR interfere with the OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES, IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS and SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES and diligently pursue all remedies against ANY SUCH individual TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.


This Sweepstakes shall be governed by and interpreted under the laws of the State of Oregon, USA. without regard to its conflicts of laws provisions. By participating, entrants agree that any and all disputes arising out of or relating in any way to this Sweepstakes shall be litigated only in courts sitting in Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.

If any part of these Official Official Giveaway Rules, Exclusions and Limitations, Terms and Conditions is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal, or otherwise unenforceable, such part will be modified by such court to the minimum extent necessary to make it enforceable while preserving to the maximum extent possible the original intent of these Rules, and the remaining parts of these Rules will remain in full force and effect. Nothing contained herein or in any of the Giveaway related materials should be construed as an endorsement by GrowthBadger of any co-sponsor, third party, product, or service, nor as an endorsement by any third party of GrowthBadger or any other third party, product, or service.


The personal information collected from each entrant in the course of the Sweepstakes will be used by GrowthBadger for the purposes of administration of the Sweepstakes and as otherwise selected by the entrant. Taking the survey will not automatically subscribe you to the GrowthBadger email list, though you may opt in if you choose. Please see GrowthBadger’s Terms of Service for more information. GrowthBadger reserves the right to alter any rules of any sweepstakes at any time.