BigCommerce Integration

We just rolled out a nifty integration for our BigCommerce users. There are two major improvements with this release:

1) Build from within BigCommerce

Our integration with BigCommerce allows you to access ViralSweep from within your BigCommerce dashboard. Just install our app and you can access ViralSweep within BigCommerce. You don't need to visit ViralSweep directly from another web browser, everything takes place in your BigCommerce dashboard.

2) Automatically install campaigns to your store

You no longer need to mess around with any code for installing the full page or widget styles. For the lightbox, you'll still need to manually install this yourself.

Learn more: BigCommerce Integration

Sales Tracking for BigCommerce

We've just introduced a new sales tracking pixel for our BigCommerce customers, so you can easily track sales coming from any of your campaign entrants. Head on over to the analytics section of your campaign, click on Sales Tracking, and choose BigCommerce to get your pixel.

Learn more: http://docs.viralsweep.com/en/articles/85131#bigcommerce

See all winner data without exporting

We just rolled out an update that will now allow you to see all data for winners right within the winners dashboard, rather than having to export a CSV file every time you want to see all their data.

To see additional data submitted for each winner, just click the + icon next to their email address.

Manually add submissions to contests

We've rolled out the ability for you to manually add submissions to contests. This will also allow you to manually populate your own contest gallery, especially if you just want to run a voting contest and do not want to collect submissions through an entry form.

To manually add submissions, hover the Entrants button on your contest, then go to Moderate.

In the top right corner click on Add Submission and a new window will appear with your entry form. This form will only request the photo or video, as well as a caption. Once you click submit, the submission will automatically be added to your gallery, the form will refresh, and you can add another submission.

In your entrants file, all manual submissions will be under "manual@viralsweep.com". If you need to hide or remove a manual submission, just navigate to your gallery and deny the submission.

Hashtag Contests and Sweepstakes

We've rolled out hashtag capabilities that will allow you collect entries via hashtags on both your sweepstakes and your contests.

For sweepstakes: Allow people to enter your sweepstakes by posting a hashtag via Twitter or Instagram. We will automatically add them to your list of sweepstakes entrants, with a link to their Instagram or Twitter profile, and a link to their post.

For contests: Allow people to enter your contest by posting a photo or video to Instagram or Twitter using a hashtag. We will automatically add them to your list of contest entrants, and we will fetch the photo or video that they posted, along with any associated content and add this to your contest gallery.

In addition, you can use our standard entry forms to collect submissions in addition to collecting submissions via hashtags.

We currently have a limit of 3 hashtags per account, per campaign. To request more, please contact us.

This feature is currently available on our Premium plan.

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Contest Gallery Moderation

We've made some updates to the moderation section of contests, and you can now easily sort submissions by:

  • Most Recent
  • Most Votes

and if your campaign is using hashtags as an entry method, you can also sort by

  • Most Recent - Hashtags
  • Most Votes - Hashtags

Email Collection App

We've rolled out a new app that allows you to build simple email collection forms. You can now use our forms to collect information from people without having to run a sweepstakes or contest.

Learn more:

Instant Win App

We've rolled out a new app that allows you to run Instant Win Sweepstakes. With an Instant Win Sweepstakes you can immediately reward users with prizes based on random odds, random times, or unique codes.

Learn more:

See all entrant data without exporting

We just rolled out a new feature that will now allow you to see all data for entrants right within the entrants dashboard, rather than having to export a CSV file every time you want to see all data.

To see additional data submitted for each entrant, just click the + icon next to their email address.

Dashboard Speed Improvements

We've made updates to the dashboard to significantly increase the speed and load time, especially for users who have a lot of data and campaigns in their account.

The # of entries we show on each campaign will be cached and updated hourly throughout the day. If you need an up to date entry count, you can click the refresh button on the specific campaign, or you can just click the Entrants button on your campaign and that will show you the most up-to-date number of entries.

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