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Mar 03 2008

No one visits your blog?

Published by at 7:21 am under All,Blogging

As mentioned in my other blog, I actually use the service of Blog Explosion since quite some time ago to help driving traffic.

After using it for a while and saw the effect, I really think that I must share in this blog. For records sake, Blog Explosion is my second source of traffic, after PPS. (Edited: It is now my top traffic source!)

Well, you have to understand how it works before you can comment that it ‘DOESN’T WORK‘ and stop using it. I see many users signed up but just sat and waited for traffic to come in – it doesn’t work that way.

How It Works?

  • First register your blog and wait for it to be approved
  • When approved, you must surf other members’ blogs in BlogExplosion
  • When you surf, for every blog that you visit, you earn credits (points)
  • Sometimes you get bonus credits (randomly – I’ve once got 50 free credits!)
  • Then, you use or assign those credits to your blog(s).
  • For each credit assigned/used, system will make your blog appear once to other members (1 visitor).
  • You must visit others blogs in the program, then others will visit your blog. It is fair, isn’t it?

    Is It Counted As Actual Traffic For Nuffnang etc?
    They are real visitors, they actually see your contents, they can comment on your site and click the links. So, yes – they are counted as your traffic eventhough members surf through BlogExplosion’s portal. The indication where traffics are coming from them is, you can see them as ‘referrals’ in Nuffnang and Statcounter.

    I’d say this is a good tool to get some traffics. But for long term sake, content and quality of blog is still very important.

    Suzette

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    74 responses on No one visits your blog?

    74 Responses to “No one visits your blog?”

    1. mrcoolkuon 03 Mar 2008 at 5:02 pm

      thx for the information. i gonna try it up since u had done the experiment abt it. :)

    2. suzetteon 03 Mar 2008 at 5:10 pm

      mrcoolku: No problems. Good tool is meant for sharing. It is also a good source of blog reading. Sometimes I discovered very interesting posts, and sometimes good topic for my own blog. For example, this post was inspired by a blog I stumbled from BE!
      http://www.thesuzette.com/2008/02/living-doll-would-you-buy-for-your-children/

      http://www.thesuzette.com/2008/02/can-your-boss-be-your-friend/

      :) Hope it helps you too! :D

    3. izzaton 03 Mar 2008 at 5:38 pm

      wow..thanks for the info then..
      the system is somehow like entrecard..just little bit differ..
      well, i gonna test this out. and i want to see how much would it effect my blog traffic..
      nway, thanks for the info again :)

    4. pamsongon 03 Mar 2008 at 6:23 pm

      Hmmm. Sounds fair enough.

      Thanks for the tip, Suzette!

    5. cassieon 03 Mar 2008 at 7:16 pm

      wow. thanks. i post a earlier blog on that, i have problem with actual count on nuffnang. :(

      I will draw more readers with your aid.

      thanks once again.

    6. fluxon 03 Mar 2008 at 7:47 pm

      they are alot of this kind of service from different website..so many names,i cant remember all.

    7. kuanruon 04 Mar 2008 at 12:49 am

      Hi there, thanks for sharing..:) very infomative

    8. Simon Seowon 04 Mar 2008 at 6:01 am

      I heard there’s this http://www.blogrush.com/ too. Worked almost the same.

    9. KYon 04 Mar 2008 at 10:38 am

      The only problem with blogexplosion is that you’ll have people who reads your blog just because they want to have others to read theirs. A lot of time that translate to traffic but not real readership. Most blogexplosion users would just load the page in a tab and do something else entirely.

    10. suzetteon 04 Mar 2008 at 11:05 am

      izzat/pamsong/cassie/kuanru: no problem. Thanks for leaving a comment here. Hope it helps you drive some new traffics. :)

      flux: You are right about many providers of similar service. I’ve signed up a few but many couldn’t sustain and gone offline after a while. I used to like Blogazoo, but after operating very well for a while, they’ve decided to close down. At least this BE is still running… If you know of any good ones, please share?

      Simon Seow: Blogrush is different. It places a widget in your own blog. In that widget the members appear randomly and you visit their blogs via that widget. I joined when it was launched, but decided to take down because it affects my blog’s load time. I dislike any gadgets that slows down my page, as it affects reader’s experience. :)

      KY: You are right, it really depends on what’s the purpose of using blogexplosion. You get traffic credits by ‘surfing’ others blogs, but at the same time it is always good to read and discover good blogs there.

      All: All in all, we know one of the way to get new visitors is to visit blogs and leave comments, hoping others would reciprocate. But it is always not the case unless you leave very witty comments (also not guarantee). So, instead of visiting random blogs trying to harvest traffic that is not guaranteed, BE gives you the returning visits. I still think it is a fair game that we are playing here. You visit others blog and in return others would visit yours. :)

    11. kimberlycunon 04 Mar 2008 at 12:13 pm

      this site was defunct the last time i tried to register for my other blog. the help team won’t even respond to any email enquiry. i heard the whole team has left and it’s just a website working by itself now.

    12. kimberlycunon 04 Mar 2008 at 12:15 pm

      hrmm just tried! think it’s working again!

    13. Selfairyon 04 Mar 2008 at 12:23 pm

      thanks for the site. C: you’re nice.

    14. suzetteon 04 Mar 2008 at 1:09 pm

      kimberlycun: I have been using it for nearly 3 years now, and it has never been down before wor? Perhaps you heard that from Blogazoo? It works exactly the same, but shut down for quite a while already. Can’t remember exactly when, perhaps early last year.

      Selfairy: No problem. Actually I get referrals points too. Not entirely selfless! LOL Well, to be truth, I like the outcome of using it, and seeing Blogazoo went down last year, I thought it is important to share this kind of things, so more users – and it will eventually more sustainable. Been seeing less blogs lately, when I surf it, and I think it needs more new blood.

      Whatever it is, everyone should treat this as a supplementary tool to drive traffic. The most important traffic driver is still content, won’t you agree with me? :)

    15. aronilon 04 Mar 2008 at 4:18 pm

      Hey babes, I did try something like this once, but stopped cause i read that ranking could go down for your pagerank… but then agian.. i should be banging on traffic and if really the traffic is real on this.. i don’t mind giving it a shot again . :) thanks babes

    16. curryeggon 28 Mar 2008 at 6:42 pm

      Thank you for sharing this. I guess, it’s similar with entrecard? And I found out that your blog is interesting!
      Keep up the great job
      ;D

    17. suzetteon 02 Apr 2008 at 4:14 pm

      aronil: I don’t think it affects the pagerank, coz PR doesn’t count into your traffic, but maybe Alexa?

      curryegg: I am not familiar with Entrecard, but just explored it since you mentioned. It sounds good, and I’ve just joined. They have different concept.

      Actually this BE works very well if you participate in all its ‘games’. It has things called Blog Rocket, Blog Tycoon, Blog Battle, etc. Helps driving traffic better if you use its service fully, not just merely surfing and gain traffic credits only. :)

    18. Euniceon 02 Apr 2008 at 5:36 pm

      mm, thanks for the hint suzette! have just signed up, lookin forward to using it! :)

      BTW, what is PPS? =)

    19. travestion 04 Apr 2008 at 4:56 am

      Being a website designer myself this does look like an exciting way forward for website design.. very nice blog thanks

    20. Suzette » How to use BlogExplosion?on 07 Apr 2008 at 3:01 pm

      [...] I shared in an earlier post, a tool that I used to draw incoming traffic. [...]

    21. suzetteon 07 Apr 2008 at 4:17 pm

      Eunice: PPS is project petaling street. It is a portal most Malaysian bloggers hang up and read blogs.

      travesti: thanks!

    22. Janelleon 14 Apr 2008 at 2:11 am

      thx for the tip… =D

      hav registered for blog explosion thru’ u…

      but am still waiting for them to approve the site… it’s taking quite long though…

      Janelle – ~*~snowcandi.blogspot.com ~*~

    23. ericzeeon 23 Apr 2008 at 1:20 am

      i registered too… hope it really increase my traffic….
      refer under you… wow… extra credit rite?
      haha!

    24. suzetteon 23 Apr 2008 at 5:41 pm

      Janelle: Thanks for signing up under my name. :) I hope your blog gets approved soon. I heard some are quite fast, but some quite slow — it is not quite standard, depends on which reviewer gets your blog! I tried to be a reviewer, but not qualified ler…

      ericzee: Extra Credit? Oh, you refer to the referral points? Yes, I do get some points, but so far not much lah. Still have to go surf myself. I like the ‘games’ particularly. Sometimes can be quite lucky. I’ve won around 100 points so far. Sometimes bad luck sometimes good. LOL!

    25. allthingspurpleon 27 May 2008 at 11:31 pm

      suzzette, i went on until it goes to add your rss feed information. i dont understand this. can you give me a low down on this? what am i suppose to type under “feed url”? i assume i need to add this before my site is active to be “ping”?

    26. suzetteon 28 May 2008 at 10:00 am

      allthingspurple: usually your feed url is your site follow by feed or rss. For example in Suzette, it is:
      http://www.thesuzette.com/feed
      or
      http://www.thesuzette.com/rss

      Hope this helps. :)

      Oh, I’m not quite sure about the Ping thingy, but there are a lot of other fun things to do to earn points before you assign them to be used for traffic. I particularly like Battle of the Blogs, Blog Rockets. Reading blogs from there also helps you to enroll in the monthly credit lottery, which I’ve never won. LOL!

      BTW, I’ve lost all my points in recent battle ler… hard earn points, all battles were defeated… sob, sob, sob… :p Next time you vote for me ya? Hahaha!

    27. deanon 11 Jun 2008 at 9:12 pm

      hi..ive posted about sabah agricultural park..do comment tq..http://sabah-sogood.blogs..good idea about the blog explosion

    28. allthingspurpleon 17 Jun 2008 at 11:53 am

      yay !!! i got accepted at blogexplosion. Now to read your tutorial again. ha ha

    29. suzetteon 17 Jun 2008 at 11:05 pm

      allthingspurple: Hehe, good luck! Hope your explode your traffic soon! Remember to fully utilize all the ‘games’ too! Vote for me if you see me in BOTB – will reciprocate the same! :p

    30. cibolon 27 Jun 2008 at 8:22 am

      I’ve been using blogexplosion for like maybe around a month to date, maybe less. Knew about it quite a while back but it kinda took time for my blog to be approved after I signed up. It took in about a week or so for mine but it’s ok. Not a problem though, what’s important is that I do find it very very useful in a sense that it helps to improve your blog traffic a lot.

      I used to have like 50-70 unique visits daily on my blog but with blogexplosion, I managed to get around 150-20 unique hits daily which is a great advantage to me.

      I wuld recommend this tool to everyone. It’s way so cool

    31. suzetteon 27 Jun 2008 at 3:10 pm

      cibol: Thanks for the testimonial here. Indeed, BE experienced some slow utilization rate of my credits a few months ago. Now that they’ve fixed it, I noticed BE is now my No. 1 referral!! :D

    32. allthingspurpleon 27 Jun 2008 at 3:20 pm

      will definitely vote for you in any way i can, except , what is BOTB? and how do i get about voting for you? sorry i am asking so many questions.

    33. suzetteon 27 Jun 2008 at 5:37 pm

      allthingspurple: Hahaha! BOTB is Battle of The Blogs. It is under ‘Games’ on the left side bar. You participate by 2 ways – accept/creative challenge and Voting. When you vote, you get credits – more credit with higher bets. I’ve lost quite a lot of credits in this game, coz my blog isn’t that good I think. :p I think I wrote a post about it, you may search for it. :)

    34. JieXianon 11 Jul 2008 at 6:11 pm

      it may be traffic but even i myself wont bother to really read the content of the blogs i have to view in order to gain credits.

      I dont expect much difference from others.

      I think it depends on what you want : Readers or Views
      (or anything else that comes from views)

    35. JieXianon 11 Jul 2008 at 6:16 pm

      of course i may be wrong. please do tell me why if i am wrong.

      Of course i wanna increase my traffic too. It’s just that i dont want “clickers”

    36. Richieon 14 Jul 2008 at 2:07 am

      Hye there..

      ohohoh..what a great source..
      do u always use this?

      thanks for the info

      Malaysian Richie Rich

    37. AbuSyon 16 Jul 2008 at 7:07 am

      Thanks for informtn !

    38. nizhamaon 23 Jul 2008 at 7:25 pm

      tq Suzette. I registered mine by the banner from this page, so you are my referrer… My traffic was increase after using BE…

    39. nizhamaon 23 Jul 2008 at 7:27 pm

      another thing, I get your site back by surfing BE just now… what a fortune, and I just blogmark your site

    40. nizhamaon 23 Jul 2008 at 7:29 pm

      And just win another 10 mystery credits

    41. allthingspurpleon 23 Jul 2008 at 10:27 pm

      by the way, how do you know how much credit you got? after sufting members blog u just log off rite? do you have to report to claim your credit? i never do and i hope i am doing the rigth thing.

    42. suzetteon 24 Jul 2008 at 10:41 am

      JieXian: Well, if you ask my opinion, of course quality visit is more desired. But before you come to that, you might need to build your ranking and reputation, before you can even have good organic traffic (e.g. from Google). This BE is a good start for beginners who want to earn a decent traffic, to at least qualify for certain programs.

      Richie: Yes, I use this a lot.

      Abusy: you are welcomed.

      nizhama: Hey! I checked out your stats, not bad huh! You’ve earned quite a good traffic credits. Glad that it brought traffic to your site as it promised! :)

      allthingspurple: After you earn credits, before you exit, you click the ‘My Account’ link on the top banner (around the bottom right part of that banner). You will be brought to member’s page and at the side bar, click ‘Assign Traffic’, and you will be able to see how much points you have – either unassigned or assigned.

    43. allthingspurpleon 24 Jul 2008 at 1:24 pm

      thanks Suzzette, but if i auto assign 100%, does that means I will never get to see how many credits I got? It always is at 0 even though i have been sufting member’s blog. so i always wondered if i did something wrong

    44. suzetteon 24 Jul 2008 at 6:58 pm

      allthingspurple: you can check your site statistics – it will show you in total how many visits you have received via BE. Also, I suggest that you also track where your visitors come from (i.e. referrals). Am sure you have either sitemeter or statcounter? With that, you can see referrals from BE, then that is the best way to ensure that. :)

    45. PakciQueon 22 Aug 2008 at 5:37 pm

      It’s cool…Furthermore, I’m very damn desperate to have people come to my blog..ahakz..

    46. Collinson 31 Aug 2008 at 7:07 pm

      whoo!!!
      Im gonna try this out!!!!

    47. Paid Surveyson 27 Sep 2008 at 2:37 pm

      Great, I can’t wait to try this out. I own a blog that I post on nearly every day, but unfortunately hardly anyone visits it. Traffic is soo important and if you don’t know what you’re doing can be very hard to achieve,

    48. jatton 10 Oct 2008 at 5:08 pm

      If anyone of you needed hits badly to your blog, you also can leave useful comments into other people blogs.
      I use social networking and also comments method. You can know more people, and at the same time benefit from it. Am i rite suzette?hehe

      http://kurasan.blogspot.com/

    49. suzetteon 10 Oct 2008 at 5:55 pm

      jatt: That’s true! When I use BE, I would try to leave comments as much as possible. This is to help building up network. When doing this, I made a few friends from BE. Of course, to leave comments, you need to read the post to understand it, so I don’t really worry about being unethical using BE. But can’t deny the fact that there are many would just use this to cheat. LOL!

    50. Jasonon 07 Nov 2008 at 5:47 pm

      I remember that i was warned by google adsense, they suspected that i was subscribed to some sort of blog spamming.

      http://itblood.blogspot.com

    51. Brandonon 18 Dec 2008 at 7:01 pm

      I never thought of using the traffic exchange before, Suzette. However, I think it might be a good way to bring more visitors to my blog…

      Thanks for the suggestion :)

    52. suzetteon 19 Jan 2009 at 11:05 am

      Jason: I have never got this problem. I get about 100 extra visits from BE every day, and I never got warnings. Maybe I don’t get as much as you?

      Brandon: No problem. Glad it helps. :)

    53. Jasonon 25 Jan 2009 at 3:27 pm

      No doubt blog explosion will bring you loads of traffic. If i am not mistaken, however, it is against Google Adsense policy? Can anyone clarify this?

      http://itblood.blogspot.com

    54. janggo teeon 22 Feb 2009 at 11:48 am

      i’ll try it. seems good :)

    55. liquidsilveron 22 Mar 2009 at 9:45 am

      registered my self,now waiting for admin approval,it has been a week >< do i have to wait another week?or month?or a year?

    56. adioson 23 Mar 2009 at 10:40 am

      my blog is still not approve by the blogexplosion admin..huhu

    57. suzetteon 24 Mar 2009 at 12:55 pm

      Jason: I’m not sure what policy you mentioned, are you referring to Adsense? If it is Adsense, I thought the income is based on click through? I don’t see any problems with this, but if you can find it written somewhere, please share. Thanks.

      liquidsilver: I think you will have to wait longer. Somehow anything that needs human intervention (like approval), it takes longer. :(

      adios: for how long? Some waited a couple of weeks. Agree it is very slow, but once got approved, it is very easy.

    58. Jessicaon 26 Mar 2009 at 8:42 pm

      Looking at the +ve feedback, I will give it a try soon :=)

    59. DCon 30 Mar 2009 at 10:00 am

      SO that’s where the problem lies!

    60. shahon 24 May 2009 at 1:23 pm

      thnks for sharing this… this is good

    61. poisonkageroon 11 Jul 2009 at 11:04 pm

      Sigh. I tried Blog Explosion. The number of unique visitors increased but not my earnings ><

    62. noname_26on 23 Oct 2009 at 7:41 pm

      nice post!!i think i will need it.. :)

    63. sah90on 26 Oct 2009 at 11:14 am

      cool..
      I’m going to try it.
      Register below u
      (^_^)

    64. wniization 15 Nov 2009 at 9:02 am

      wow.. thanks for sharing

    65. kambingbujangon 22 Dec 2009 at 3:15 pm

      thanks for sharing, i will try to register

    66. Elaineon 24 Dec 2009 at 9:54 pm

      thx for the tip! i will try the blog explosion now. XD

    67. amirulfaizon 28 Dec 2009 at 12:50 pm

      Hi.. very good explanation. Thanks a lot for sharing it with me. :)

    68. edwinon 20 Jan 2010 at 11:43 am

      Hello,Suzzette.
      1st time visiting here.

      Cool,you’ve made a very informative article.

      Thanks for sharing :) :)

    69. fakhon 06 Mar 2010 at 7:03 pm

      Blog explosion is taking forever to approve me, almost a month now. I’ve found http://trafficg.com/?member=deathclaw to be a lot more reliable and well organized ^_^

    70. C Kon 28 Mar 2010 at 10:09 am

      Hmm, I started using BE when I first started blogging and it did bring in quite a number of visitors. However, due to its nature, my bounce rate exploded as well. Visitors are coming in and leaving within less than 30sec.

      Also, I quickly realised that BE is non-sustainable. Unless you are willing to pay for the credits, I don’t think it would be advisable to sit there for the whole day trying to click through others’ sites. Might as well spend more time generating content.

      My 2cents’ worth.

      C K

    71. abg-ison 25 Apr 2010 at 11:15 am

      teaching me, step by step. tq…

    72. Alyaon 14 Jul 2010 at 11:40 pm

      Wow! Good info, Suzette. Thanks!

    73. igoydudeon 29 Oct 2010 at 3:54 pm

      thanks for the great info, i’ve tried something similar but was not getting traffic, i guess i’ll give this a shot.

    74. Sailoron 10 Jun 2011 at 7:56 am

      I just wanted to know if trafficg.com is against Google AdSense policy. I would appreciate if you could reply in my blog. Thanks.

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