A blessed thing it is for any man or woman to have a friend, one human soul whom we can trust utterly, who knows the best and worst of us, and who loves us in spite of all our faults.
- Charles Kingsley
That sounds interesting - who wouldn't want a free review? Except they're not free. You're paying $25 for a review of your blog. There is something to be said for blog reviews, and directories are always good, but I was very surprised to see "Purchase a Blog Review" so blatantly displayed on the site.
Visitors to Bloggeries.com’s blog reviews can see the most recent blog reviews, discover how it rated, read the reviewers comments, read other visitors “bloggeries” and post “bloggeries” of their own. Visit www.bloggeries.com to submit your blog to the directory, or visit www.bloggeries.com/blog to submit your blog for review.
As a sidenote, I went off on a tangent during my wild goose chase. Searching on Amazon I found that a book, The Golden Spruce by John Vaillant was released in the paperback the same week that searches for golden spruce spiked. Could be a coincidence or perhaps a clever product placement by John's publisher.Learning to take advantage of those coincidences is the key to blog marketing. Everything a company does can be magnified with blogs, even if that is as simple as posting your best commercials on a website vlog (video log).
Company A only has to write a check to get results, but those results cost more each year. Agencies love Company A because it's the least amount of work.Gone are the days where you ask someone to build a website and sit back to wait for the results.
1) Who will be successful in 2-5 yearsDon't be a Company A. Let us show you how.
2) which company would you prefer to work for?
There's a saying about the US Marines: No better friend, no worse enemy. I think we're reaching a point where blogs can start adopting the phrase as their own.
"Perhaps more importantly, in a very real way blogs are an indication of how the Internet is shifting from a medium where users gather information into a medium where they disperse information. Willy-nilly the web is tranforming itself into a democracy, a community of millions of voices and opinions."
There's one major problem that leaps out - downloading a podcast has nothing in common with publishing a blog. I struggle to come up with a comparison, but the best one I could think of was a headline that says,
More people have downloaded a podcast lately than have published a blog or engage in online dating, according to a new study by Nielsen//NetRatings.The study, based on data from its @Plan Summer 2006 release, found that 6.6 percent of the U.S. adult online population, or 9.2 million Web users, have downloaded an audio podcast in the past 30 days. It also found that 4.0 percent, or 5.6 million Web users, have recently downloaded a video podcast.
By comparison, Nielsen//NetRatings' data shows that 4.8 percent of the U.S. adult online population publish blogs, and 3.9 percent engage in online dating. Those activities still lag far behind online job hunting, at 24.6 percent, and paying bills online, at 51.6 percent.
It's not only blogging that is changing and moulding employer branding and perception. Social software like Orkut are also inexorably making their mark on employees sharing their perception with prospective employees.Are employer brands changing, or is it sufficiently rare that we are drawn to the few instances where it makes a difference. In my opinion, employees turn down companies because of what they read on blogs in only a few cases, but like getting fired for blogging, it's a story that resonates.
If bloggers are disclosing the posts, they're ruining their reputation for very little money. SEO companies will pay high-ranked blogs a lot more for links.
If bloggers are not disclosing the posts, they're posting false information for profit, which Ted Murphy admits is not what they're suggesting.
Are the comments on the PayPerPost.com blog real or fake? (Most are anonymous)How can you trust anything you see on PayPerPost.com when Ted is now offering people $5 for their opinion through the service?
When you see a comment or a blog praising PayPerPost, is it real or fake?
When you see a post from a well-known blogger praising PayPerPost, is it real, or fake?