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BlogBurst Officially Launch

BlogburstI’m seeing a bit of buzz around today about BlogBurst
TechCrunch advises that BlogBurst officially launches today.

BlogBurst is a service that syndicates blogger’s content to mainstream media. The publishers using the content pay a CPM based fee to BlogBurst for the content and the blogger gets free exposure and a link back to their blog (they don’t get paid for it).

Since I mentioned BlogBurst a number of months ago I’ve heard from quite a few readers who say that they’ve been approached by them to become publishers. Quite a few have signed up already.

I’d be keen to hear from bloggers in comments below (anonymously if you’d prefer) if you’ve been approached and to hear about how you made the decision either to join or to stay out of it. If you’ve had articles published already I’d love to hear how that went also.

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  1. So BlogBurst gets paid for my content but I don’t? Not in a squillion years.

  2. I wonder why they don’t allow advertising within your RSS feeds (at this time) and yet they don’t pay you for the content if they’re acquired by a publisher. What might be the reason for this?

    I think a mandatory link back to your post must be made to the one acquiring your content from Blogburst.

  3. In the long run, I think this is viable. If you’re a published author or writer, you’re familiar with the amount you pay to an agent or even an assistant in submitting press releases, getting you interviews with talk radio, etc. The percentage of income paid is fairly high.

    If you want to become popular down the line, getting your name and your opinion out there counts. A little investment today (in both dollars and “lost traffic”) could be worth big dollars tomorrow, when your name is known, and your topic perspective is respected.

  4. I jumped on board with BlogBurst when they first began testing, and so far I have seen a few articles get picked up by various outlets. It seems like such an awesome idea. You can’t really go wrong; at least I don’t think so.

    And yes, I see that you are not getting paid, and I understand that for established blogs (your content is very valuable.) For an upstart though, like Film School Rejects, we just want our content to be seen by as many people possible. We are trying to build our brand, and this helps greatly. Someday we may not need a service like this, but right now it is perfect.

  5. I approached them to proppose my blog, but unfortunately they don’t manage feeds in other languages besides english.

    I’m in a situation as Neil, trying to establish my blog, so I tought it could be a good idea.

  6. Ostensibly this looks like a good idea in terms of content promotion. I’ll submit my blog later today!

  7. I am on Blogburst for the past few weeks. Its good to hear it will officially launch today. No news of this on the Blogburst blog as yet.

  8. Thanks, I just found your blog today, and it is already a valuable ressource for me.
    I am testing different services on my RSS blog for Dummies, So I ill give it a try, and post the results, like I am doing for others.

  9. Several Know More Media authors (including me) have been accepted into BlogBurst and I’m excited to see what difference it may make – especially in terms of getting our authors’ names out there as experts.

  10. I’m with those who say that at this stage of my development as a freelance writer, there are times when freebies to get exposure are warranted. I make the call case-by-case.

    My Family Travel blog link (which was accepted by BlogBurst) ran today in the travel section of the “San Antonio Express-News,” and I had the happy experience of a pretty good spike in visitors to my little “labor of love.”

    I’ll take it!


    PS Thanks for the ProBlogger site; I learn something nearly every day through the stuff scrolling up in RSS.

  11. Just clarifying a couple of very good questions / comments that have come up in this thread. First, we have repeatedly said that we will have a blogger compensation track after we get out of the lighthouse period. Everyone needs to see how the system works before weighing in on the monetization approach for Publishers, Bloggers and Pluck. This is all in the spirit of cooperating to build a system where everybody can win. Second, all posts do provide full attribution back to the blogger, including their byline, a photo/icon, a link to their blog and a link to the specific post. That’s a lot of very valuable exposure — and the key ingredient. Last, we don’t want embedded ads in the feeds we pick up, because Publishers don’t want third party ads appearing on their pages (it can violate their existing advertising contracts) — and it’s challenging to reliably strike them out automatically without potentially affecting the main post content.

  12. BlogBurst is Live! What about the South Asian bloggers?

    Blogburst has picked more than 1000 blogs to promote in the mainstream media. I got a bit disappointed to see that there are not many blogs on South Asia or from South Asian bloggers listed in Blogburst.

  13. I am from Bangladesh, a South Asian country. I have 3 blogs accepted by Blogburst. I am happy that Blogburst is live now and hopefully we will have more blogs and bloggers in this network from my part of the world.

  14. Hi Dave!

    Thank you for clarifying some of the points I have. Now I think Blogburst is really worth a shot after all. The link to the blog and the specific post is indeed a very important thing for us bloggers.

  15. thanks for the clarification Dave.

  16. Dave & Sheila:

    The San Antonio Express-News article Sheila links to appears to have Sheila’s name but no mention or link to her blog or the individual blog post. Am I missing something?

  17. Hi, Sheila here….yeah, ironically when my blog feed started up on the “San Antonio Express-News” it featured my current post at that time where I….proudly linked back to my Tokyo article published in the “San Antonio Express-News.”

    I got an unintended circular moment there between print and Web. :)

    If you go to the front page of the Express-News Travel section now, you’ll see a Travel Blogs blue box at the bottom right with current feeds from featured blogs. Mine has whatever is new on my feed, which as of this comment is but it changes as my posts change.

    Thanks, Sheila the Happy BlogBurst Camper

  18. Sorry, I must have put a dot or letter in the wrong place, was trying to say “Mine has whatever is new on my feed, which as of this comment is skateboarding (http://blogs.bootsnall.com/Seafarer/?p=177) but it changes as my posts change.”

    Thanks, Still Sheila the Happy BlogBurst Camper

  19. That certainly looks better, Sheila. I suppose on the original article you linked to they removed the links to your blog to get rid of the circular references?

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  22. Cool site. I have submitted my website, and I’m keeping my fingers crossed :)

  23. Sandro Bianchi says: 05/10/2006 at 8:40 am

    Could that endanger your Google ranking ?
    I mean, in the SERP’s, SE are going to give priority to MSM. So Google could consider your post as duplicate content and give any penalties to your blog. Is that a real risk?

  24. GeshAsi says: 12/02/2006 at 5:22 am

    A politically challenged pal called my attention to a whole host mentions about that writer.
    Theblogger is anonymous in order to circumvent Israeli censors, Obadiah promotes very bizarre points about Middle East policies.

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  31. Any exposure is great for a site. Even if no one gets paid. Letting the search engines see your content is very valuable for position.

  32. I use them. I have had some pretty decent success with the Chicago Sun Times and Reuters.

    Not huge traffic generation mind you but it is pretty cool to see your posts on a major news site.


  33. Have anyone had any good experience with Blogburst? I have heard a lot of things about it being the next generation blog promotion site, however, I have not seen it live up to it’s hype.

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