My question: Is there such thing as a consistent 'voting team' or group rather than a 'here and now' vote exchange group? I know that one of the ContestMob pages talks about how you can create a (facebook) group for your friends who are interested in contest.
But... is there such a group where the people in the group are not necessarily your 'friends' on facebook, and you've simply joined together for the joint interest of entering voting contests - a group that you can post to when you get into a contest and you need vote numbers. The difference being that rather than having to return the favour now, you may return the favour at a later date when they make their post and vice versa?
If not, why not create one? I know that there might be issues with people not returning votes but I also know some forums platforms let you 'grade' your members and set restrictions on user access depending on their member levels. So for example, if the person was a complete newbie, then perhaps before they could request votes, they'd have to first have contributed a certain number of votes. And to pass out the freeloaders, you could track each member's contribution by setting out vote requests like 'tasks' and displaying their voting stats as ratios whereby if they fell beyond a certain ratio they would be automatically banned from the group and/or have their account suspended (much like some torrent sites).....
I've been thinking about this while I've been putting together my strategy for my own comp in the last few days. I have a heap of friends but realistically they're not really the voting type so at most a handful of them would vote for me time and again. I'm NOT a Blogger so I don't have a following. I've listed down all the potential vote exchange sites but to get to the top I need to collect over 711 votes within one week! How many vote exchanges would I need to do and just how much time would that take?????? (and I definitely don't want to use facebook cheaters to up my votes)
So I've been playing with the idea of starting a campaign team and that lead me to think of the concept of the 'voting team'.
On that side note I this is the page I've set up for my campaign. It hasn't been advertised at all and I'd love some feedback if you have time : )
link removed. Please do not post links to other vote exchanges