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On a whim last night, I signed up for Blog Explosion, as site which lets you earn credits by looking at other people's weblogs, and then use the credits earned to direct other BE members to your weblog. You can also refer other people to the service in a sort of pyramid scheme dealy and earn credits from that.

After having surfing on blogs using their system for a while:

  1. On dialup, weblogs often take more than 30 seconds to load. :)
  2. The six credits I earned were gone before I finished surfing.
  3. It's also a useful way to find weblogs to vote into industries on BlogShares

I suspect I would have to surf quite a lot of weblogs before experiencing anything like an "explosion" in traffic, but as at the moment most of my hits appear to come from blog spammers, it's worth a go.

Posted November 22, 2004 7:52 PM


It is. I thought it would be some time too, but since there is no ranking involved, the effect is immediate. Naturally, 95% of the people never stay around. But some do.

And I really recommend you rely on banner ads at 25 impressions per credit. I get a 3.3% click rate on mine, so 5/6 visitors per credit. But these are visitors who *want* to visit the site, and aren't going to move on after 30 seconds. ;)

Posted by: Arancaytar | November 22, 2004 8:35 PM

I may have to make myself a banner. Cheers. :)

Posted by: Alden Bates | November 22, 2004 9:09 PM

I'm not a blog spammer, just a friendly blog explosion surfer. Thought I'd say hi as you are a newbee! I'll rate your site for you too! Please feel free to visit mine and rate me:)


Posted by: flirt | November 24, 2004 11:52 PM

Flirt: Done! Nice site, and a fab layout. Very festive!

Posted by: Alden Bates | November 25, 2004 7:10 PM

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