February 24, 2005

Clicks for the sake of Clicks? The more I look at all of the referral programs, the more I am drawn into the referral programs that offer 10,000 and 15,000 free hits just for signing up. To whet my appetite I joined one that promised 10,000 free hits - Raginhits, it's called. When you sign up and add your URL, you can apply your free hits right away and start getting traffic to your site - you can even choose only 'manual clicks'. Hrmmmm, wait a minute? They have an auto-clicking option? You can earn credits just by leaving a browser open cycling through sites automatically? What's the quality of those clicks? I might as well buy time on Cable TV at 3:30AM, on the TV Guide channel, no less. More people might pay attention to that than to a browser they just left open for the sake of it?
Quickly, I assigned my credits to manual mode surfers only. Perhaps one will stop by my site and like it enough to stick around. Don't know if I'm going to sit and earn credits there, though. Most every site I get sent to is yet ANOTHER click-for-credit/cash site. So, I don't think my time is well spent.
The one thing I've enjoyed so far about BlogExplosion and BlogClicker is that it feels more community oriented. I read about other people's lives, and they come here and read my random nonsense. I've even personally connected with a few of them by email. It's pleasant, and it's what I wanted out of my blog - personal contact - not impersonal advertising hype. If you have a blog, I'd suggest these latter two programs (links on the left under Thanks...). Talk at you later.

2 comments:

bex said...

I agree with your thoughts on all the clicks-for-the-sake-of-clicks services that have popped up. I recently joined Blog Explosion, and while it's great to see my blog getting hits, you wonder if people are just putting in their 30 seconds. Better then 0 seconds though, right?

Rich said...

Actually, I've found that ppl using BlogExplosion are more likely to actually read one or two postings. However, no one is clicking deeper into my site. That may be due to my content however, which is interesting mostly only to me. The service I don't have any faith in is the likes of Raginhits - where they promise thousands of hits, and have automatic surfers....where you don't even have to be at your computer....