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Much Ado About MyBlogLog

Written by George Manty  · January 25, 2007

The other day, I decided I would do a quick experiment with MyBlogLog. For one hour, I visited as many profiles as I could. Added contacts and joined communities. In that hour time period, I added 19 contacts and joined 23 communities. (I meant to add more contacts, but I must have messed up).

According to my web server’s statistics program, I had 10 new visitors from MyBlogLog. Not exactly awe inspring, but it could be if you are a beginner. Overall, my traffic from MyBlogLog has been ok. It is in no way, shape, or form the best way to increase your blog traffic.

However, there is a really good reason to use MyBlogLog…

To Build Relationships

My primary reason for joining MyBlogLog, was to build new online relationships with bloggers who write on similar topics to mine. During my experiment, I found some really excellent blogs that I had never seen before. Overall, I think it is a very useful website if you are a blogger.

That said, I would not recommend you spend hours every day on it unless your goal is to get publicity for having the most contacts, or the most community members, etc.

I think that MyBlogLog can increase your blog’s exposure. However, when all is said and done, long term sucess on the Internet is all about content.

CONTENT is KING!

If you have excellent content, you are going to get links from other people, your visitors are going to keep coming back, you are going to make money.

So here is my recommendation:

Instead of asking yourself, “How many friends can I get on MyBlogLog, ask yourself “How can I create AWESOME content?”

My guess is that answering the latter question, will be much better in the long run.


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5 Responses to “Much Ado About MyBlogLog”

  1. Bian on January 25th, 2007 11:43 am

    I really don’t know much about MyBlogLog, but I do agree that if you want your visitors to continue to come back to your website having good content is a must. Without content that is updated on a regular basis, your visitors have no reason to return to your website. This is especially true for a blog.

    The debate seems to go on about which is more important, traffic or content. I can only say this, what good is more traffic if there is nothing there that is worth seeing.

  2. Leroy Brown on January 26th, 2007 8:02 am

    I have a feeling MyBlogLog is more of a fad than anything. All the cool kids are doing it, so everyone else is jumping on. Hell, I threw it up on 2 of my blogs. Not much in the way of traffic, and it adds clutter to my sidebar. I’ll leave it for awhile to see if anything develops, but I won’t hold my breath.

  3. George Manty on January 26th, 2007 12:00 pm

    It could be a fad. It’s hard to tell. It will be interesting to see what Yahoo does with it over the next year.

  4. Daniel Scocco on January 27th, 2007 5:41 am

    George, interesting facts.

    I would be very interested to discover what kind of traffic the guys mentioned on the Top 50 communities get from the Mybloglog site.

    The thing I dont get about that service in fact is how you can leverage traffic. For digg you know you need to hit the front page, same for delicious, but what for mybloglog?

  5. George Manty on January 27th, 2007 10:40 pm

    Daniel,

    I would be interested as well. I just don’t see MyBlogLog as the best way to drive long term traffic to a blog.

    It doesn’t hurt, but I don’t see it as being a great traffic tactic.





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