I was actually quite supportive of John Reese’s Blogrush experiment. It was spammed to death, the quality of the network went downhill rapidly, people clicked the adverts a lot less, and the targeting system was a bit of a longshot.
I first published this post under a different title almost 3 years ago (Jan 17, 2007 @ 6:55), but over the last couple of days it has become specifically relevant.
At the time Jack Humphreys was offering a training program combined with high end blog hosting called “Authority Site Center” which was the successor to his previous offering, “Content Desk”.
First of all I was just going to post it with a quick introductory paragraph, then I decided it really needed some additional examples.
Lets preface this by I am not a lawyer, and I am aware that that is a very long headline and title.
Alex managed to get 457 visitors from BlogRush to one of his posts with only 3888 headline impressions
Yes… the headline he used was hype and a little controversial, but ultimately as he concludes, often that is what will draw traffic.
Firesales are a form of marketing that Mike Filsaime is probably best noted for, where you make an offer so compelling, it is pretty hard to refuse.
Normally it is also very important to add something special to the sales message, a compelling reason why you are offering a special offer on the products. There are all kinds of psychological reasons why you would do this, which I am not going to delve into, but if you Google for Mike’s free guide “FireSale Secrets” you will pick up some good tips.
Over the last year I have given a fair amount of coverage to PayPerPost, who now house the service along with other endeavours under the name Izea.
There are multiple reasons why I have supported PayPerPost and similar programs so strongly, and yet at the same time have never reviewed a link buying / selling service.
Sometimes I really hate timezones, especially when a company I closely follow (and even take a couple of punches for) makes an announcement.
Fittingly I think Colleen should have the first link, she has been a postie for a long time, is a top earner, and has been taking an equal amount of punches being on the firing line.
Colleen highlights the fact that PayPerPost have been planning to have a new domain for their Argus platform for some time, and it is only logical that Argus is not housed under the PayPerPost moniker, because PayPerPost will only be one of many services provided.
I have just received notification that OpenAds 2.4 has been release. This is a full public version, not a beta (does that make it Web 3.0 ? )
Primary new features include:-
- Do you love browsing the ‘net without adverts?
- Do you enjoy those faster loading pages?
- Does you company benefit from lower bandwidth costs without ads?
Blocking adverts could actually cost you money, or damage the web as we know it is today.
One of the best ways to get my attention is to link to me, or link to some of my content. Actually linking to my content and using a trackback is more likely to be seen than a blogroll link, because I actively check out trackbacks just in case something slips through Spam Karma which shouldn’t, or there is some interesting conversation to respond to.