April 1, 2007

Bought 30 blog entries this week

I got 20 through payperpost setting no PR or alexa limits and paying 5 bucks per entry. I ended up with about 120 visitors one day and abput 10 oe 20 extra on a few other days.

I got around 10 through the digitalpoint.com forums. These were more expensive from $10-50 each and didn't bring in any more traffic. I also spent more time on these talking to webmasters and whatnot. They tended to link to a couple pages of my site. The links may have been more convincing to Google (or the keywords may have been less competitive as we're talking about a different site) since referrals from Google took a big jump on this second site.

In all, I had to work harder for the more expensive ones I got from the webmaster forum and there's no clear indication that they were more effective.

Posted by James Trotta at April 1, 2007 8:52 AM


Interesting post. I've gone the DP route a few times lately, and it can be a lot of work. 90% of the work is just finding valid offers. Many are directories, cloud sites, redundant posts across blogs with identical content, or recently purchased expired domains. In short, there's a lot of crap out there.

What are the typical disclosure policies you're seeing with PayPerPost?

Their blogger requirements are a bit nebulous:
"You must be prepared to disclose your relationship with PayPerPost advertisers and advise your readers of any sponsored content via a disclosure policy or on a per post basis."

The "prepared to" part is a obviously a calculated loophole. Are most bloggers including a per post disclosure? Are they using redirects or rel="nofollow" as Matt Cutts suggests?

From a link building perspective, I'm a little leery of using them until I know whether most bloggers are NOT disclosing sponsorship and using the nofollow tag.

Posted by: Nick at April 1, 2007 11:15 PM
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