TechCzar made me an offer for my french blog vincentabry.com, but I am not very excited about it. VincentAbry.com currently received 350,000 unique visitors for March 2008.
(note: this blog Abry.biz is now adapted in english from vincentabry.com by Catherine)
TechCzar, a company I had never heard of, approached me two weeks ago to offer me a partnership with their firm and to become part of their network of blogs.
The offer would have resulted in a monthly cash income plus a free translation blog, available in nine languages.
The idea did seem attractive because there is a big name behind three blogs that are currently part of the network there: Jeremy Zawodny, the MySQL Guru at Yahoo. Its Blog is a top blog ranked among the top100 Cnet tech blogs.
Becoming part of TechCzar would also broaden the audience here, but I hesitated due to several things: first, each site does not take responsibility for its own translation — instead, they appear on TechCzar (Jeremy’s example is in French).
In addition, the header isn’t really impressive…and also, I wondered, what’s about SEO with a header ?
Finally, I considered the impact that such a partnership would have on the readership of this blog. Not sure.
Well even if the team at TechCzar appears to be truly serious and professional, for the moment I do not want to take the risk. I would prefer a partnership with a less intrusive and more fluid logo/header.
What do you think?
Note: Despite the Russian inscription on the logo, the company is based in California.
After 1 month of full blogging for this new Blog, Abry.biz is now receiving about 75,000 page views for one month (and 50,000 unique visitors).
So I am starting now to sell advertising spaces at very small prices. These prices should increase in the next months with the growing audience, so consider to advertise right now at frozen prices for 4 months!
A big banner 728 x 90 on the top, just above the content (where the current 728 x 90 adsense banner is located) : $60 for 1 month.
A 200 x 150 on top right sidebar (between the google search form and “Popular Articles”): $20 per month
A 200 x 150 on bottom right sidebar (where the entrecard banner is located): $10 per month
For other type of advertsing, please contact me at vincentabry @ gmail.com