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How to use Arbitery for picking the winners?

You just discovered Arbitery and would like to learn about how to use it? We've created this step-by-step tutorial to help you understand how to pick the winners for your giveaway or contest.

Choose the number of winners

First of all, you need to choose the number of winners you want to pick. Arbitery supports up to 50 winners per draw.

Specify the rules of your giveaway

After, you need to provide Arbitery with the entry criteria of your giveaway. These criteria will be used to extract the data from Instagram and verify the compliance of the entrants.
Start by selecting an action to add a rule. At the moment, Arbitery supports four types of actions:
like a photo
leave a comment
follow an account
post with a hashtag

Action selection

Once you selected an action and finished configuring additional filters, you should click the "Add Rule" button. This way, you will append the current rule to the list of rules above.

In case you want to combine comments or likes from multiple posts to choose a winner, you can switch the toggle at the top of the list to "ANY".

List of rules

Please double check that the rules you specified are correct before continuing to the next step.

Extract data

At this point, Arbitery will start collecting the entrants. This process may take a while, so please be patient. You don't have to keep your browser open as the process is running in the background, and you can always get back to this screen later using a link on the Draws page.
Once all the data has been extracted, you will see the total amount of participants and will be able to start the draw which will determine the winners.

Extracting data from Instagram

The time it takes to extract all the necessary data from Instagram depends on numerous factors and can vary from 1 to 30 minutes. So please take this into account when planning the winner announcement.

Ready to pick the winners

Pick the winners and compose an announcement

After you click "Start Draw" the system will automatically select the winners using our truly random number generator.
And now that you know the winners it is time to announce them. Arbitery allows you to create an announcement post that you can share on Instagram. It also automatically generates an online certificate that can be used to verify the fairness and transparency of the winner selection process.

Announcement preview

We hope that this tutorial will help you to understand the key steps you have to take to make the most out of Arbitery. Feel free to get in touch with us if you have any questions.

Updated on: 01/10/2021

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