BlogMad, is it worth it?
About a week and a half ago, perhaps it was two, I joined up for Blogmad. It's a site with free registration, you activate your blog and then you surf other member blogs. You use a surfing viewbar and visit a site for 25 seconds, click a code and view another. For each blog you view you get a credit. Those credits are then used to place your own blog in the rotation. Making enough credits to leave your blog in the rotation each day can require some time.
Even though I often spend several hours blog surfing each day, I wanted to find out if it was worth my time to continue using Blogmad.
The Christmas holiday was a little rough on my site traffic and each day my average number of visitors was decreasing. Blogmad definitely played a role in increasing my site traffic. I took a random day last week and looked at 100 of the visits. Of those 100, 44 of them were from Blogmad. Of those 44 only a handful lingered for longer than 30 seconds. I'm one of those bloggers that like quality traffic as well as quantity traffic. I've noticed a couple of repeat visitors from those guests and a couple of them do comment.
While some of the blogs that you end up on are crap, you can easily ignore them so they are removed from your rotation. I have found several blogs that I enjoy and I am now finding myself visiting their blogs outside of blogmad. Here are a few of them:
Nonsense Served Almost Daily
The traffic I'm getting may not be the ideal traffic and I may not continue spending the time surfing to collect credits, but for now using Blogmad is a handy tool and I'll give it at least another week or two of my time. I'm not sure yet if it's worth it, but I'll let you know.
If you have used Blogmad, what have you noticed from it regarding your traffic and readers?