May 19 2007

The Benefits of ProBloggers Top 5 Project

I was lucky to include a submission in ProBloggers Top 5 Project. Yes, you read that right, I was lucky. To be one of the 800 something entries, I was lucky to be able to participate, and I will tell you why. First, however, I would like to thank This Eclectic Life for telling me about it through a comment. I didn’t read ProBlogger (I do now), so I had no idea what it was, but I figured I’d give it a shot.

Huge Exposure

Blog about your Blog got over 30 linkbacks by submitting just one article, Top Five Reasons for Blogging. This will not only hopefully give that article a nice page rank, but it gave us a lot of incoming links.

Traffic

The traffic portion wasn’t huge from the contest, as we were mostly published on a big list. However I did notice our RSS Feed numbers increased slightly. We were also chosen seperately for peoples “favorite” articles, which is always good.

Technorati Rank

This is the best gift from entering the Project. BAYB soared down the ranks from 12-13,000 to now well under 10,000. This not only gives us monetary opportunities, it’s a great feat to accomplish.

Why Did I Wait?

The ProBlogger Project has been over for a week-ish now, so why wait so long to blog about it? I wanted to find the overall effects it may have on this blog. We’ve been receiving linkbacks all week with people re-publishing the lists on different blogs. Just today we received two more links from the contest.

We Didn’t Win…

I never thought there would be so many entries, but I didn’t count on winning. 1000 Dollars would have been nice, but it wasn’t something I was aiming for. I never would imagine so many people would republish the list. By submitting an article that took very little time and thought to write and getting so much exposure for that… we definitely won.

Thank you to ProBlogger and all of the bloggers who took part in the project. Especially those who republished Day 3 (or the entire list).

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  1. Mark said:

    I’d have to agree with you, Matt. I, too, entered that contest and amazingly, my Technorati authority jumped up. I believe that to be the only explanation for the quick turnaround. And I continue to get tracbacks on my post, so I’m definitely going to keep my eye out for contests such as this.

    May 19th, 2007 at 8:36 am
  2. Rhys Wynne said:

    I agree with this. As a fellow Day 3-er, I had my technorati authority jump by about 50 blogs. On top of this I have had a few new readers. So yeah, Problogger does this usually once a month, so I’ll keep my eye on the next one!

    May 20th, 2007 at 2:59 am

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