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.
It is the “Anti-Buzz” that has become the Buzz in France: Nicolas Princen, a 24-year-old graduate of HEC and the Ecole Normale, has been appointed by the Elysée to make sure he gathers everything that is said about French President Nicolas Sarkozy on the Web.
In other words, Princen will do some News Monitoring and will decide whether the Buzz on Nicolas Sarkozy is either good or bad.
Also, it is understood that if a blogger says something against the president, an attack to justice will follow. Wow. It’s another step towards the death of Web 2.0 and blogs on celebrities.
Bloggers, it is time for you to recycle somewhere else: soon you will not be able to say anything without fear of prosecution. Nicolas Princen will sue all blogs and online media that releases false rumors about Nicolas Sarkozy.
By “attacking,” it is not yet clear whether this includes formal notice or a direct summons to court.
Some people took this news with humor by creating a page on Facebook, declaring that Nicolas Princen is “sexy”. The page already has almost 200 members.
Princen, definitely a name to remember. A future Loic Le Meur, perhaps? (The story did not say whether Nicolas Princen planned to hire someone to monitor everything that is said on the Web about himself… ; -)
This Marketing/SEO/Entrepreneurship weblog has great numbers for October 2007 (especially impressive ratio dollars/visitors)
Unique Visitors: 6,500 (figure is growing monthly)
Pageviews: 10,600 (1.3 per visitor)
RSS Daily Readers: 900+
and good revenues :
Text Link Ads – $234.63
ReviewMe – $125
Affiliate Revenue – $105
Private Text Links – $65
Private Post Level Links – $29.20
Private Image Ad – $70
Total: 628.83 $ for october.
Adnan is leaving the Blogosphere after his “experiment to see whether the internet was an avenue forward in terms of making money online, and forming new friendships, gathering a loyal crowd of readers and using technology for progress”.
“Whilst this is not the time for a full explanation (which will come in the next few days), it is with great regret and sorrow that I announce that I’m leaving the blogosphere, and have decided to put Blogtrepreneur.com – my flagship blog – up for sale.”
Check is real even if it’s hard to believe (click to enlarge) :
It was for the month August 2005 and we can see the full month report from AdSense (he has permission from Google to display CTR and eCPM rates) : (click to enlarge)
- revenues were made on his website Nextpimp.com (Wallpapers and Free Ringtones)
- it’s 100% user generated content (494 000 members)
- at the time his expenses were 1 server @ 299$ per month for hosting, so it’s at least 130k profit.
- none of traffic was PPC (Pay Per Click) but was 70% from direct access, 15% from search engines and 15% from referrals
- stats : 75 000 uniques visitors per day
- to the question Do you think its possible to still earn that kind of revenue? (most often asked question), Jeremy answers : YES.
- Shoemoney never tried to make any money the first 1.5 years it was running. He just concentrated on providing a good service. About 2 years after he started the site he started to do good revenue from AdSense
Insane, no ?! these nice pics make me living again… even if people like “Shoemoney” are not a lot in this world…
And see, there is more to come: Shoemoney says that Adsense earnings only count for 5% of his total revenue on his websites.
In october Shoemoney’s blog gave him $ 30 000 in direct sales (advertising logos, banners).