Saturday, April 19, 2008

Explode Your Traffic!

Yes you can, with Blog Explosion! I became a member several months back but only recently started trying out its many exciting features, which have been great so far! The Mariuca banner you see in the picture above is just one of the features I love. I get to advertise my site banner on rotation, so it will appear at the dashboard of other members who are surfing as well. I think this is one of the best features available. Plus, I love seeing my banner at my Dashboard when it occasionally appears!

BE basically works by earning credits via surfing member blogs. With more than 9,000 blogs right now, you can imagine the variety of categories they come under. Anything that you're looking for can be found in one of the BE blogs around. Once you start surfing, you will earn credits, which then can be assigned to your BE account, based on how you'd like to have your traffic sent to your blogs. In other words, you get to surf and discover great new blogs and in return, you're guaranteed traffic from other sites as well! How cool is that?

BE is also FUN because there are many cool games, which you can play to earn credits and you know how much I LOVE those games! My favorites are Blog Lottery, Battle of The Blog, Blog Rocket and Scratch Cards!

Some of my good friends like LJ, MT, DS and Bobo are already members
and just like me, they too are happily enjoying the advantages of BE. I've also made some great new friends on BE and they have become my regular visit this past month or so. All of them have really cool blogs so stop by and say hello to Debbie, Roxy and ECL. I for one, am glad to have discovered them on BE! :)

So, as you can see, I'm loving it on BE and my only wish is that they'll accept my other blog one day (if you know what I mean LJ!). Other than that, I'm having so much FUN and would like to ask YOU to join me there as well. If you're raring to get more readers to your blog and love making new friends, come join me at BE today!


Anonymous,  April 19, 2008 9:54 PM

Your shout out to BlogExplosion is a great idea, EntreCard visitors who didn't know about it will be signing up left and right....and it would be nice to see some new content on Battle of the Blogs! Somehow it feels like BlogExplosion is more of a community than EntreCard, maybe because of Battle of the Blogs we see some of the same friends more often than just random surfing OPB. I've gotten used to stopping by and voting for my friends like you and LJ, and sure appreciate your votes.

Roxiticus Desperate Housewives

Anonymous,  April 19, 2008 9:57 PM

Was I FIRST to comment or are you just SLEEPING and not moderating? I see I have joined your top commenters list, only 36 more of my comments and I'll be up there with LJ (Battle of the Blog Commenters)!

Happy Weekend! Spring is Sprung here in the lovely Roxiticus Valley, New Jersey....

Roxiticus Desperate Housewives

Jean Chia aka Ms.Yummy~licious April 19, 2008 10:53 PM

yay!! it's great to be the first commenter! :)

marzie, i've just re-joined BE again wt the link u provided and am in BE now!! :) talk to ya later, i need to add my blog details in BE! see ya!! :)

otilius April 19, 2008 11:23 PM

Welcome to BE! It is a pretty great site, even though the admins have become largely absent. Even "running on fumes", it has to rank as one of the best traffic exchanges out far as I know.

Have fun!

Mariuca April 19, 2008 11:35 PM

Hi Roxy! I hope this post will help get some new referrals. I also see some new blogs battling it out at BoTB, that's a good sign! Thanks so much for all ur votes as well. It's nice to make new friends and I'm glad we bumped into each other at BE. :)

And hey, you're the first commenter for this post so YAY! Let's see if LJ can retain her #1 spot, she's doing a great job so far lol! ;)

Mariuca April 19, 2008 11:37 PM

Jean! I'm so glad this post came just in time to welcome u to BE! YAY, so happy you're finally in woman! I tried looking for ur blog just now, but couldn't find it yet. Can't wait for u to start enjoying all the cool features, here's a special GP welcome for u HUGZ! :):):)

Mariuca April 19, 2008 11:41 PM

Hola Otilius! Thanks for dropping by and I totally agree with you on the admin bit. I'm still waiting for my thumbnail and it's been months! But I still love being a part of BE, so I'll learn to be patient I guess. ;)

Matthew S. Urdan April 20, 2008 1:32 AM

Thanks for voting for me! It made the difference, I won the battle 8-7.

And it's my pleasure to advertise on your've got an awesome blog. thanks for having me as an advertiser!


Cromely April 20, 2008 1:48 AM

I used Blog Explosion quite a bit last year. I used to save my credits and then spend them all over a few days. It would generate 50-150 visits a day to my Blog.

Then I saved up my credits for a while to spend them on my Star Trek Book week in early January. That bank of credits lasted over a month because Blog Explosion was sending only about 7 visitors a day even though I set it up for full spend.

I figured that meant it was dying off and very few people were using it anymore.

If the situation has turned around, maybe I should check it out again.

Mariuca April 20, 2008 2:03 AM

Hi Matthew! Congrats on winning your battle tonight and I helped YAY! ;)

Thank YOU for advertising on my blog and you have a great blog as well. Have a good weekend. :)

Mariuca April 20, 2008 2:08 AM

Hi Cromely, thanks for sharing your experience. You should definitely return to BE! I've made many wonderful friends and my traffic has indeed increased, so YAY! Hope to see u around at BE! ;)

Raghav April 20, 2008 3:57 AM

i too have joined it long back....but yet to spend time reading thing there.......
& doing some thing useful....

good post

Elara April 20, 2008 4:00 AM

Marzie! Sending some love all the way from Jenderak, Pahang!! Thanks so much for mentioning my blog here. =) I am so honoured. It's weird that your other blog hasn't been approved yet, because my craft blog started just aout a month ago and it's already approved! I hope they'll approve your asap. They really need to get it going pronto! Happy Sunday!

bokjae April 20, 2008 4:48 AM

I joined months ago! However never bothered to log-in and play around! No time woh! so many things to do! Cheers!

Mariuca April 20, 2008 10:21 AM

Thank you Raghav, hope to see u at BE. I didn't know u're already a member! :)

Mariuca April 20, 2008 10:35 AM

Yay,thanks Debbie! How sweet of u to send me some "long distance" love he he!! It's been great getting to know you so of coz must mention my FB buddy here! Come back soon and have fun this weekend! :)

Mariuca April 20, 2008 10:37 AM

Hi Bokjae, I didn't know u too joined BE oredi! Games aside, there are some really good features there to help with my traffic. Hope to see u around at BE soon! Happy Sunday Bokjae! :)

Farah Deen April 20, 2008 11:57 AM

GP, I registered for BE too, but I am too lazy to check the site out. Initially when I started my blog, I was active with all the blog directories. However, not anymore now. I don't have the time anymore. Used to be an active member in Link Referral too, but now, I dont even log in my account. I am only loving EntreCard currently, that too I hardly drop any cards these days!

boy, I am so horrible! but can't blame me, with the 2 small kids at home, work and other things, it's just impossible to find more time. Thank God I could at least update my blog! LOL

Trufflesaurus April 20, 2008 2:10 PM

Hey there! Hopping around BE and came across your blog. You know bobo too eh! Haha, cool!

Anyways, I've gotta run. See you around!

Anonymous,  April 20, 2008 9:56 PM

I registered BE very long time ago and just added my blogs now after reading your posts. Thank you. :)

eastcoastlife April 20, 2008 10:46 PM

I just join for the Battle of the blog. Losing every one lately. bummer. Enjoy yourselves in BE!

Mariuca April 21, 2008 1:42 AM

Hi Farah! You mean u've been accepted by BE oredi? LJ and I have been waiting for u there lolz... but of course, just participate in whatever that you can. You've got your hands full with ur 2 cuties! Thanks for coming by today dear! :)

Mariuca April 21, 2008 1:44 AM

Hi Subbie, welcome to Mariuca's blog! It's nice to meet another friend of Bobo, hope to see u here again! ;)

Mariuca April 21, 2008 1:45 AM

Yay! Great to have u on BE Champ dog! I can't wait to come by ur blog in a rocket! ;)

Mariuca April 21, 2008 1:46 AM

Hola ECL! I vote for u whenever I can, hope ul win the next battle yeah? :)

Anonymous,  April 21, 2008 8:04 AM

Cromely is right about the 7 visits per day on the regular BlogExplosion "surf mode." You need to use BlogRocket or Battle of the Blogs if you want to drive traffic all at once.

It is also crazy how long it takes to get anything done by admin there...I asked for a thumbnail change in January when I put up my Roxiticus Sunset on my blog. Still waiting.

I got one new blog approved, but it took over a month, and I'm still waiting on two more...

All in all, though, I find BlogExplosion to be a great experience...I met you :-) and other good friends, it is fun to see Other People's Blogs battle it out, and you can combine it with EntreCard to get double the traffic benefit from one blog visit. I'm also starting to see a lot of familiar BlogExplosion faces popping up at SocialSpark .

Have a great start to your Monday...if I've (finally) got it right, you should be waking up soon....

Roxiticus Desperate Housewives

Nick Phillips (15/03/1967 - 04/11/2022) April 21, 2008 8:27 AM

Cool! I joined this thing when I first started blogging but didn't really use it all that much and in fact until you just mentioned it, I totally forgot about it. I think I'll go check and see if I still exist there ... LOL!

Constance Chan April 21, 2008 11:32 AM

interesting, thanks for sharing. i shall check out blog explosion too.

Mariuca April 21, 2008 3:00 PM

Hi Roxy, I used to surf a lot in the beginning but am now focusing on BotB and Blog Rocket to get credits. I find those are the best 2 methods and it gives a better chance of earning credits! ;)

Oh wow, since January eh? Okay then, in that case I shan't complain that much abt my missing thumbnail anymore he he... but I wonder what's taking the admin ages to approve almost anything!

I am still a bit lost in SS, but am slowly making friends there as well yeeha! But EC was a great move for me, I just love planning out my ads for my blogs, so fun! :):):)

Mariuca April 21, 2008 3:03 PM

Nick! You're also a member oredi but never hang out at BE? Tsk tsk tsk.... hurry up and get active okay, then we can expand our circle of friends! Right now it's mostly LJ and I who are there. I've never seen GK around either! ;)

Mariuca April 21, 2008 3:06 PM

Hi Constance! This is a good way to make new friends and help increase ur traffic as well. Hope to see u at BE soon! :)

J@n!ce April 21, 2008 4:08 PM

Marzie, such a cool banner. Love it. I haven't got time to figure it out. I rem I joined last year... hehe...

Btw, thanks for the shout.
Done a couple of things last weekend. I went to purchased equipment & ingrenients for my first cake making. Ahemmmmm... haha... this lazy cook is finally getting the motivation to do some hands-on. I just completed the oreo cheesecake about an hr ago & waiting it to be chilled in the fridge for about 3 to 4 hrs. Will show the pics when it is finally okay. I'm so excited. If it goes out fine, will ask hubs to get me an oven. The oreo cheesecake that I made is non-bake version. Awww... I'm feeling hungry aledy ;)

Mariuca April 21, 2008 4:15 PM

Janice, I can't believe u're oredi on BE and I have not seen u there! Hurry up woman, I'll be waiting! :):):)

Wah, non bake version? That sounds easier to make, looking forward to ur pics dear. I hope the oreo cheesecake turns out yummy, don't forget to send some my way he he! ;)

Bobby Revell April 21, 2008 4:55 PM

I used to use blog explosion all the time when I first started blogging, way back before I had any blogging friends...haha! I just checked my old account and I had to resubmit because I hadn't used it in so long.

The onlu thing I don't like is people generally pop in for a few seconds waiting for the clock to tick down. Entrecard kinda brings the same type traffic. I guess all traffic is good though. I had a cool banner too - you'll see it when I get re-approved:)

Jean Chia aka Ms.Yummy~licious April 21, 2008 5:05 PM

thank you, marzie! A big hugz to you!! Will let u know once they approve my blog so that u could check me out! haha!

Mariuca April 21, 2008 5:06 PM

Yes Bobby, all traffic is good he he! Hey, I can't wait to see u at BE, hurry up and join me Bobby Wobby! Oh and it's so cool to have ur EC here today, thanks so much! :)

Mariuca April 21, 2008 5:14 PM

Yay Jean! I hope it gets approved asap, so we can start visiting each other using rockets woo hoo!! :)

Noushy Syah April 21, 2008 5:27 PM

Greetings and salamz GP,

Blimey!! Love that strawberry kit kat you gave me..;) good for my snacks later on...big hugs*

Weekend was uneventful, enjoy the springtime and hope yours were gr8 too..

Will check it out abt this BE..:)

LadyJava April 21, 2008 6:04 PM

GP!!!!! LJ's back!!! lolzz... wah.. a whole entry to BE!! Awesome.. eh my cat blog got approved today as well... So I'll be entering BotB once I have cute pictures of the kiddies up...

Miss you woman!!! How was your weekend... and Love your most recent shout.. so cute!!!

MakeTraffic April 21, 2008 6:33 PM

Hi Marzie, thanks for the mention. And i love Blog Explosion. Got new friends as well as traffic everyday. I like the blog rocket feature especially. Yea! i hope Jean's blog gets approved fast so that i can zoom there in a rocket!

Cheers! Have a nice week ahead.

Mariuca April 21, 2008 7:14 PM

Wow, I wish it was spring time here too Noushy! You shld take some lovely spring pictures and show us at ur blog! Glad u love the kit kat, my hubby got some from Japan recently and it's really yummy! We don have strawberry kit kat in M'sia yet! ;)

Mariuca April 21, 2008 7:19 PM

LJ!!! HUGZ! Yay, so happy you're back dearie!

Eh, not bad la my entry here, I managed to get several new BE referrals woo hoo! :)

And congrats on ur cat blog, heartpain la thinking abt MPG. That's why patah hati to update there also! :(

Mariuca April 21, 2008 7:25 PM

MT! I'm so happy you're on BE too, it's great yeah? Hey, u should try joining BoTB, can win your way to more credits! ;)

LadyJava April 21, 2008 7:34 PM

Hugzzz jangan patah hati... you try again after you got more personal post there.. I think yg approve tu different person lahh.. I thought mula2 mine also kena kicked out so was pleasantly surprised when it was accepted :)

Mariuca April 21, 2008 7:47 PM

Yay LJ is really back cause u answered my comment so quickly woo hoo!!

LJ, trying not to patah hati here, but first PayU, then this one... some more, if we really want to be nitpicky, out of my 48 posts, only 3 paid posts, rest all personal! Plus, I'm not even selling my perfumes, so it's really not a "money making " blog per se. BE just tak suka my MPG la! Jeles of my koleksi is it? Muahahahahaha...have to laugh at myself LJ, or not lagi la heartpain! ;)

LadyJava April 21, 2008 7:48 PM

haha... ok i laugh with you....hahahaeheheehehe... so you tak sakit hati lagi lah sometimes it depends on your approve tu kot.. like my BBR.. The approved my blog kan tapi sampai skg my bid still bid saja.. and then just recently my LJL was rejected by one prog can't remember which one now saying that blog tak der apa personal pun.. gila ke apa?? lolzz.. so let's laugh together GP!!! aheehahehaeheheaheheah

Bobby Revell April 21, 2008 7:49 PM entrecard ad looks so out of place here on your bright, happy blue blog!!!! I was thinking of going with a Friday 13th Jason hockey mask or Pin Head from the movie Hellraiser but can't decide. Maybe I'll keep what I have, it is different and stands out. Can you guess who that picture is? (I obviously altered it) will not believe it even if I told you:)

Trinity April 21, 2008 8:53 PM

Bear with me, read the true story NOW? *wink*

Unknown April 21, 2008 10:30 PM

I've just started using Blogrocket and some of the other games. Just lost a Blog Battle though - boo :) BE is great fun and like you I love when my banner gets rolling too


Mariuca April 21, 2008 10:36 PM

Really LJ? How can LJL takde personal posts? That is crazy! He he he he...thanks for laughing along, did cheer me up! ;)

Mariuca April 21, 2008 10:42 PM

If you ask me Bobby, I much prefer this one to Hellraiser's Pin Head..he he..just stick to this pic ok? ;)

Oooh let me it ur friend John, you, Christy, or Paula? He he!! 4 names there, tell me who's pic you altered Bobby! :)

Mariuca April 21, 2008 10:43 PM

Trin!! Thanks so much woman, finally I get some points from u this month woo hoo! :):):)

Mariuca April 21, 2008 10:46 PM

Hi Robin, it's nice to have another BE member here, thanks! It's fun to battle your blog for credits lolz... and hey, I lost some too. I'll try to vote for u if I catch ur next battle! :)

Bobby Revell April 22, 2008 12:06 AM

It is cool we have ads on each others blogs! It's so funny I was just about to say that but you beat me to it!

My ad pic is Christy or Paula? Hahahahahaha...WHAT? I bet they would disagree...hehe! Actually, it is actress Kate Beckinsale (I'm sure she would be mad if she saw it!:)

Mariuca April 22, 2008 12:23 AM

Ha ha ha... I thot u meant someone we know in the blogworld! Ha ha ha..Paula it seems lolz!! Kate Beckinsale? I would've never guessed! Good one Bobby! ;)

J@n!ce April 22, 2008 1:48 PM

Marzie, I rem I did join.... there was error then, mebbe it wasn't captured. Will login to check again later.

hehehe... the oreo cheesecake is here for you, dear....

Come over and take a look :)

Unikversiti April 22, 2008 2:13 PM

Salaaam . I once joined BE but they are'nt approve me , maybe they think my blog is racist, terrorist or what? hhmmmm :D

Mariuca April 22, 2008 2:33 PM

Afternoon Janice! Thanks so much for the invitation, I'll be right over to see how well ur Oreo cheesecake turned out! :)

Mariuca April 22, 2008 2:36 PM

Salam Forumer! Ha ha ha...mada ada terrorist, kelakar la hang ni! Eh, I punya perfume blog pun kena reject la, ini la yg I tengah tensi ni! Have to reapply, leceh kan? Sebab kena tunggu lama! ;)

Rozella April 22, 2008 4:34 PM

Wow the banner thing is pretty cool, but I have a lame header so it wouldn't make a difference. Hehe

Farah Deen April 22, 2008 5:08 PM

GP, yes, accepted but maybe I have even deleted that email and now not sure of my ID and password. takpe, you and LJ have fun there. hehehehe

it's fun to see you guys battling up there tau. like I said, entrecard pun i tak lepas kot. at least, i should campaign tonight la...isk, malas betul la Farah ni! LOL

Mariuca April 22, 2008 11:07 PM

Rozella! You can create a new header, doesn't have to be exactly like ur blog's header! Come join me k? :)

Mariuca April 22, 2008 11:10 PM

Aiyo Farah... here I am nursing my broken heart cause they rejected my MPG and you happily deleted ur acceptance email ha ha ha!!

Your traffic is pretty good Farah, so I guess you can do without BE or EC for now yeah? :)

Anonymous,  April 24, 2008 2:26 PM

Are those traffic good enough to depend on them? Or they are driven to the blog? I have to check it out.

Mariuca April 24, 2008 2:30 PM

Hola Golf Clubs, cute name! Oh you can allocate the % of credits you'd like to drive traffic to ur blog and keep the rest for ur games, banner and what not. So you can pretty much control how much traffic you'd like to go to ur blog. Hope this helps! :):):)

Mariuca May 01, 2008 1:30 PM

Hi Shea! Oh I hope u get approved. Would love to see u around at BE YAY! :):):)

emilayusof May 02, 2008 8:34 AM

Hehehe I joined already! But have yet to wait for approval!

Mariuca May 02, 2008 9:11 AM

Emila, thanks woman! I can't wait for you to get approved and then..woo hoo!! :)

Unikversiti May 04, 2008 2:31 AM

Mariuca : Oo rupa2nya cik Siti mariuca punya blog pn ada kena reject jugak. Ingatkan mereka pilih kasih, ooooo now i know. So ok la, janji ur blog ni dh approve kan, alhamdulillah moga2 dilanjutkan usianya di situ dan semoga x tercampak keluar , amiin :)

Mariuca May 04, 2008 9:38 PM

Ahhh tu la Forumer, sedih I dibuatnya he he... but yes, janji at least one blog got approved yeah? :)

emilayusof May 14, 2008 1:56 PM

Marzie, they haven't come back to me on the approval la. I wonder why.

Mariuca May 14, 2008 4:00 PM

Emila... I waited for more than 2 months...only to have MPG rejected...heartpain right? Let's hope yours is just a matter of too many applications. Hang in there. I too can't wait for u to join BE! :)

emilayusof May 16, 2008 1:23 PM

Yess aa? ok, I'll wait patiently. Thanks dear!

Mariuca May 16, 2008 1:37 PM

Okies dear. I really hope ul get accepted, would love to have u at BE, tak sabar ni! :)

LadyJava May 16, 2008 1:39 PM

Tumpang lalu... heheh.. yelah GP!! Tadi Emila was asking me.. what rocket.. rupa nya belum accepted lagi eh Emila??

Be patient ok.. it's worth the wait :)

Mariuca May 16, 2008 3:10 PM

Yeah LJ, Jean also hasn't been accepted. I wonder when is the right time to resubmit MPG... :)

emilayusof September 28, 2008 1:44 PM

when they rejected my application saying that i only have 5 posts, i e-mailed to them saying that i have hundreds of posts.

emilayusof September 28, 2008 1:44 PM

of course i said nicely but they never replied back to me.

emilayusof September 28, 2008 1:45 PM

i logged in and try to add another blog but the feature seemed broken.

emilayusof September 28, 2008 1:45 PM

never tried to login after that.

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