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Fever of 40,000

From the current statictics of the German Blogfever.de* link exchange syndicate (which, by the way, need just 31 more members to reach the 500 mark), translated:

General statistics for cimddwc

You have earned a total of 40018 points. Your balance is -12 points. All your headlines were displayed 40030 times in other blogs and clicked 90 times.

On the one hand, that sounds rather sparse – 0,225% – on the other hand, it means 90 (not necessarily different) visitors. :)

Now of course I don’t know if that’s below, above or near average – it’s a little less than others’ links have been clicked in (the German part of) my blog, at least…

* This link contains my referrer code so that I get credits if you register through it.

BlogFever, BlogSpeed, BlogRush…

Blog link exchange syndicates are somehow “in” – to me, too, somehow :) – so a little intermediate result to these three services:

BlogRush.com is just intended for English-language blogs; I had their widget, for which you cannot configure anything but picking one of about a dozen border colors, here first at the bottom, then more to the top, when English was chosen. The operators are about to check all registered blogs according to their quality guidelines, which I think is a good idea.

Unfortunately, they deactivated mine, without telling what exactly they dislike (just sent the guideline list), so I can only speculate that maybe there was one German screen shot too many (the translation of which they missed), or whatever else. Maybe they reply to that question… and my wish to delete my account, which they forgot to offer on the Web.

Anyway, I couldn’t notice significant numbers of visitors coming via BlogRush.com.

BLOGspeed.de* (for German blogs) is somehow just dawdling around – I see only 2-3 links here, 2 of which always the same (or at least from the same blogs), plus their own, and due to the inflexible IFRAME format (which causes a lot of free space with so few links) I couldn’t move it up higher, away from the bottom of the sidebar. On the other hand, it doesn’t bother down there, so it remains active for now…

Blogfever.de* (also German only), however, does things mostly right: Extensive crediting (for views and clicks), nearly complete configurability to adapt to your own blog design (which is often recommended for Google Ads placement, too, thanks to “banner blindness” of many surfers) – and they are actively communicating with their users (e.g. on their own blog) and often listen to their wishes.

Even if their statistics are not extensive yet – what they do offer is more than found elsewhere, and they offered it faster. They also worked on the unpleasant double listing (did they?) – and they actually gave me some visitors.


For these reasons, Blogfever.de – you can see it here with German language setting between RSS/galleries and poll, by the way – my clear favorite among these syndicates, and I wish them ongoing success.

* These links contain my referrer code so that I get credits if you register through them.

Now my Blog has fever…

This is about Blogfever.de, a new (and hopefully better) German competitor to a German would-be version of BlogRush for German blogs only.

Blogfever-Screenshot Daniel from the ChaosZone informed me (and others) via comment on my post about BLOGspeed and BlogRush about a new German service for link exchange with topically related blogs (German only): Blogfever.de – if you switch to German in my blog, you can see it in the middle of the sidebar. Daniel has beta-tested this service extensively and reports about it (German), incl. comparison with BLOGspeed.

The major advantages – might be a hint for American services, too – are that you get credits for clicks and views to have your links displayed on other blogs, that you’ll get (soon extensive) statistics and that you can set individual colors and width from the very beginning. Since the service is so new, there are hardly any blogs registered yet, especially outside the “Computer & Internet” category.

Update: I forgot to mention that you can also specify tags to facilitate better correlation of the link displaying than is possible with categories alone. And it seems to work fairly well (as far as you can tell that already). :)

Let’s see how this will develop – hopefully there will soon be other links than from ChaosZone in my widget… In a few weeks, I guess, I’ll kick the then inferior of the two (BLOGspeed and Blogfever). (Of course, with the English setting, my blog will display only BlogRush.)