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DeniseK
03-24-2006, 06:19 AM
http://www.blogburst.com/Public/Overview/Welcome.aspx

Dawno
03-24-2006, 09:13 AM
Hadn't seen it before you posted the link (thanks!) I'm curious about it - but I'm not looking to get infront of a big syndicated audience, so it's not for me.

Any other comments out there? Are these kinds of services worthwhile?

Marilyn Braun
03-24-2006, 04:30 PM
I signed up for it and was sent an invitation to join. I'm a bit sceptical of the 'invite' though. When I looked at my stats it showed that the Blogburst people visited my site but they didn't stay and look at any of my postings.

I think the verdict is still out on this, I think it's relatively new but if it can get my writing out there then I'm happy.

Gooch
03-24-2006, 05:06 PM
I received an invite to it, and accepted it.

From what I can deduce so far, it's only about a month old, and there's only 4 newspapers pulling info from it so far. They say it's still in beta. Supposed to be adding more though.

Aside from that, I've had hits from other people in that network that have looked at my blog, and ranked it 4 stars, so, despite not being in 1 of the 4 papers yet, it's still bringing in a bit of extra readers.

The big draw is that they link back to your blog on the paper, (if the paper picks it up for filler) and drives traffic to your site. Combine that with google ads, etc. hopefully bringing some profit, and a bigger readership.

I don't know that it will do that much good, but from everything I can find, it doesn't seem like it would hurt.

Here's some news articles from their burstblog.

http://www.publish.com/article2/0,1895,1933243,00.asp
http://www.redherring.com/Article.aspx?a=15787&hed=Old+Media+Loves+New+Media
http://blog.eweek.com/blogs/intermedia/archive/2006/02/22/6188.aspx