A fellow blogger turned me on to Crowd Ignite some time ago. It is the 5 boxes you will see under my comment section. They have always been above the section but I recently moved them there to test out a few things. I usually average between 50-130 hits per day, and as you can see on this graph one day I hit 400. That is equivalent to 1500-3900 hits per month from them. I think this is a pretty good trade off for adding it to my site.
I have found that I do have to maintain my own pages which means I add and delete pages. However for this group of stats above I didn’t change any pages in a good month. I just recently went in and analyzed my pages via Google Analytics to see which ones were getting good hits. I deleted those that were not and adding some new ones.
The way that it works is these pages I’ve added to my Crowd Ignite account will show up on other blogs and hopefully bring in some traffic. The Crowd Ignite on my blog showcases fellow bloggers as well. I have found Crowd Ignite the most family friendly of its kind. I’ve tried a few other companies but prefer them by far. Here is a screen capture showing my traffic from Crowd Ignite for the past 30 days. You can see I’ve received 2900 hits based on the two different referral links listed.
I really love this form of advertising it is a give and get. I send traffic your way you send it my way. Hopefully those that land on your blog will continue to stay. If you are interested in signing up you can do so here: Crowd Ignite Sign Up I do receive credits if you sign up but really they are not needed let me explain.
There is a credit system where you receive 1 credit for each visitor your blog sends through Crowd Ignite. The more credits you have the more traffic that is sent your way. However when your credits are depleted you still receive traffic just not as fast. The stats above are all on ZERO credits. So what you are seeing is numbers based on no money, no credits, and no up keep. Not bad for a little set of boxing added to your site.