$1000 PublisherForums Contest

February 19, 2007 Posted by Tyler Cruz
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  • $1000 PublisherForums Contest
  • RSS Explosion
  • MyBlogLog

$1000 PublisherForums Contest

Yup, I’m holding another contest. Back to back from the last one, in fact. However, this time I’ve increased the prize pool from $800 to $1000. Full contest details can be found here.

If you still haven’t registered yet or have registered but not been active, then perhaps now is the time to get moving. The site is indeed growing, and there is now usually between 6-8 people online at most times of the day. The forum currently has 4,390 posts and 388 members, with an average of 100 new posts being made per day.

Come on, check it out! Here… I’ll even give you another link for you to click: Good Earnings!

RSS Explosion

You’ve probably already heard about it now, but if you haven’t, bloggers everywhere saw a massive increase in their RSS subscriptions.

This was due to Google catering to public demand to disclose their subscribed numbers. So, as a result, RSS services such as the popular Feedburner, now show the “missing piece of the puzzle”, Google. And it’s no small piece either. Google Reader seems to account for around 30-75%!

For me, since my RSS readership is small to begin with, I’ve only increased to around 330. However, I can’t help but wonder if this will have any effect on sites like TLA or ReviewMe which take RSS into consideration when factoring payouts. But, if everybody essentially has higher numbers now due to Google Reader’s public release, will anything really change?

Anyhow, here are some more links. I first learned and read about it on JohnChow and then ShoeMoney. ShoeMoney then linked to Google Reader’s Response, and later I found FeedBurner’s Response.

MyBlogLog

I’ve never even heard of MyBlogLog until a week or two ago when I started seeing some webmaster blogs use it and talk about it. I still don’t know much about it, but I decided to sign up and give it a try. You can view it at the bottom right of the site.

Very basically, as I understand it, MyBlogLog acts as to faciliatate the personalization of the readers and viewers of a blog. It does this through the use of cookies and profiles. Whenever a MyBlogLog member visits a blog with the MyBlogLog ‘feature’, it will show them in the widget as a recent viewer.

There’s then a community system set up within MBL as well… working as yet another social networking beast, but for bloggers.

I only set up MBL to try it out. I heard a few people have dramatically increased their RSS numbers by setting up a community, so I’m trying it out. I haven’t noticed any changes, but I believe it’s because I’m not actively participating in the MBL experience. I’m not a big fan of social networking sites.. not in terms of business but in terms of a user.

Anyhow, I’ve been hearing more and more bad things about MBL lately.. such as it’s slow loading times and vulnerable exploits, so I may end up removing MBL from my blog soon if I don’t see any easy beneficial RSS traffic or blog traffic as a result.

If anything, at least I set up an account and profile and community for the future.

Well, that’s all for now.

Good luck and good earnings!

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Posted: February 19th, 2007 under My Websites  
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