My First YouTube Subscriber Giveaway - Win Awesome SEM Stuff & Help Charities

Sep 9, 2019 - 10:37 am 7 by

Youtube Giveaways

I am doing a YouTube giveaway, where I give away free stuff for free based on if people subscribe to my YouTube channel.

What am I giving away? Well, two main buckets; (A) up to $25,000 to charity and (B) SEM/SEO software subscriptions and an SMX conference pass. Initially I was just going to give charity but I was told by multiple people that also giving away something my audience might benefit from directly, might help with this campaign. So I reached out to some friends in the industry and almost all of them are participating in this give away.

There are more details below but first, how to subscribe and sign up for the giveaway:

How To Win & Also Give More To Charity

Step 1: Subscribe to my YouTube Channel by clicking here and subscribing or using the button below. You need a Google account to do this:

Step 2: Fill out your email and YouTube subscriber URL in the form below so I can know who is part of the contest to win the software giveaways, who to email when they win and how to validate you subscribed.

More details on the giveaway below.

Charity Giveaway

I will be donating from my Charitable Gift Fund up to $25,000 in total to two organizations, (1) the American Cancer Society (Guidestar profile) and (2) National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) (Guidestar profile).

How much will I donate? Up to $25,000 in total. I will donate $1 per subscriber up to $10,000. I am currently at 7,561 subscribers (screenshot here), so counting up from that number, $1 per subscriber. If some how I hit 100,000 subscribers, I will increase the donation an additional $15,000 and donate a total of $25,000. So I will donate up to $25,000 to charity if I can hit 100,000 subscribers.

I will split the donation in two, and give the American Cancer Society and the National Alliance on Mental Illness an equal donation. So if I gain 6,000 subscribers, I will donate $3,000 do the American Cancer Society and $3,000 to the National Alliance on Mental Illness through my Charitable Gift Fund. If my channel breaks 100,000 subscribers, I will donate $12,500 to each.

The timeframe for this giveaway is two-months from today - November 9, 2019.

SEM/SEO Software & SMX Conference Giveaways

SMX and multiple software vendors in the SEO and SEM industry have offered to give away one or more annual subscriptions to their products. So this is more complicated than just calculating the difference in subscriber numbers, I need to know who to give the free subscriptions to. So I need you to not only subscribe, but enter in your email address and YouTube user channel URL below in the form. I will then randomly pick from the list of those who filled out the form and subscribed to the YouTube channel an entry and notify the winners via email. We have a nice number of subscriptions to give away, so I will give one give away to a random subscriber who filled out the form. So we have several give aways here for multiple people.

Here is the list of SEM/SEO tool providers that are participating (if you want to be added to the list, contact me):

(1) AccuRanker: will give away a one-year free access to AccuRanker's 1k keyword plan, which is a value $948 USD.


(2) DeepCrawl: will give away a one-year free subscription to DeepCrawl's starter plan valued at $979 USD.


(3) Link Research Tools: will give away a one-year subscription to Link Detox Smart with internal links activated valued at about $2,000 USD.


(4) Majestic Pro: will give away TWO one-year free subscriptions to Majestic Pro, valued at about $1,000 USD each!


(5) RankRanger: will give away a one-year subscription to the RankRanger Standard plan valued at about $1,400 USD.


(6) Screaming Frog: will give away a one-year subscription to the paid version of the SEO Spider Tool valued at about $180 USD.

Screaming Frog

(7) SEM Rush: is giving away a six-month subscription to the Guru level plan of its toolset valued at about $1,200 USD.

Semrush Logo

(8) SISTRIX Toolbox: will give away a full suite of SISTRIX Toolbox modules for one year valued at about $5,000 USD.

Sistrix Logo

(9) Search Marketing Expo: is going to give a free pass to an SMX show in the United States valued at over $1,500 USD.


(10) Yoast SEO: will give away five one-year subscriptions to the paid version of Yoast SEO valued at $89 USD per license.

Logo Of Yoast

(11) Pulno Audit: will give away a one-year subscription to the business plan of its toolset valued at $720 USD.

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Official Giveaway Rules


1. Eligibility: Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to those who sign up at the sweepstakes page located at and who are 18 years old as of the date of entry. The sweepstakes is only open to legal residents of eligible countries and is void where prohibited by law. Employees of RustyBrick (the “Sponsor”) their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, suppliers and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.

2. Agreement to Rules: By participating, you agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and you represent and warrant that you meet the eligibility requirements set forth herein. In addition, you agree to accept the decisions of RustyBrick, as final and binding as it relates to the content. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.

3. Sweepstakes Period: Entries will be accepted online starting on or about September 9, 2019 and ending November 9, 2019. All online entries must be received by November 9, 2019 11:59PM EST.

4. How to Enter: The Sweepstakes must be entered by submitting an entry using the online form provided on this Sweepstakes site, located above. The entry must fulfill all sweepstakes requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are not complete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of RustyBrick. You may enter only once and you must fill in the information requested. You may not enter more times than indicated by using multiple email addresses, identities or devices in an attempt to circumvent the rules. If you use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of RustyBrick.

5. Prizes: Winners will receive list prizes/approximate retail value. Actual/appraised value may differ at time of prize award. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by the Sponsor. No cash or other prize substitution permitted except at Sponsor’s discretion. The prize is non transferable. Any and all prize related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes shall be the sole responsibility of the winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by winners is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for RustyBrick to use winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.

6. Odds: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

7. Winner selection and notification: Winners of the Sweepstakes will be selected in a random drawing under the supervision of the Sponsor. Winners will be notified via email to the email address they entered the Sweepstakes with within ten (10) days following the winner selection. RustyBrick shall have no liability for a winner’s failure to receive notices due to winners’ spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for winners’ provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If the selected winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within 72 hours from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and releases as required, prize may be forfeited and an alternate winner selected.

The receipt by winner of the prize offered in this Sweepstakes is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal and state laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY ANY WINNER (AT SPONSOR’S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN SUCH WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE SWEEPSTAKES AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.

8. Rights Granted by you: By entering this content you understand that RustyBrick, anyone acting on behalf of RustyBrick, or its respective licensees, successors and assigns will have the right, where permitted by law, without any further notice, review or consent to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use, worldwide in any media now known or hereafter in perpetuity and throughout the World, your entry, including, without limitation, the entry and winner’s name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image or statements about the Sweepstakes, and biographical information as news, publicity or information and for trade, advertising, public relations and promotional purposes without any further compensation.

9. Terms: RustyBrick reserves the right, in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes should (in its sole discretion) a virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention, fraud or other causes beyond its control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes. In such case, RustyBrick may select the recipients from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by RustyBrick. RustyBrick reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or website or violates these Terms & Conditions.

RustyBrick has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Sweepstakes, to void entries for any reason, including, but not limited to; multiple entries from the same user from different IP addresses; multiple entries from the same computer in excess of that allowed by sweepstakes rules; or the use of bots, macros or scripts or other technical means for entering. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, RustyBrick reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.

By entering the Sweepstakes you agree to receive email newsletters periodically from RustyBrick. You can opt-out of receiving this communication at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the newsletter.

10. Limitation of Liability: By entering you agree to release and hold harmless RustyBrick and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from (i) such entrant’s participation in the sweepstakes and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof, (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any computer, cable, network, hardware or software; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions or telephone or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error which may occur in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries.

11. Disputes: THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF United States AND New York, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, participant agrees that any and all disputes which cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in [state/province] having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes), and participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

12. Privacy Policy: Information submitted with an entry is subject to the Privacy Policy stated on the the Search Engine Roundtable Web Site. To read the Privacy Policy, click here.

13. Winners List: To obtain a copy of the winner’s name or a copy of these Official Rules, mail your request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: RustyBrick, Inc., 250 West Nyack Road, Suite 200, West Nyack, NY 10994. Requests must be received no later than ten days after the end of the sweepstakes.

14. Sponsor: The Sponsor of the Sweepstakes is RustyBrick, Inc., 250 West Nyack Road, Suite 200, West Nyack, NY 10994.

15. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Youtube, Pinterest, LinkedIn or Google. You understand that you are providing your information to the owner of this sweepstakes and not to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Youtube, Pinterest, LinkedIn or Google. Here are links to the YouTube community guidelines. The software vendors and charities listed above are in no way endorsing or administrating these promotion.

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