After leaving the video to download since last night!, I finally get to watch the SocialSpark video. I could only watch it on my iMac and not my Vaio. A lot of people told me they also couldn’t view the video. So, let me give you a briefing on the first impression I have of SocialSpark.
After all, PayPerPost has put USD14K into my pocket in 10 months and I owe it to them to promote this Izea marketing platform. There are two components. One is where all our blogs are listed. The other is social community which connects advertisers with bloggers.
One thing that makes me nervous is – SocialSpark is going to strip us naked. Right to our bones. If you have goodies to offer, you will be the darlings of the advertisers. If you have terrible traffic, low rankings and write sucky posts, you will be the pariahs of the blogsphere. And folks, pariah is the word Michael Arrington used for PayPerPost posties.
They have the open metrics platform which will show to the world all the information about our blogs. This is what makes me nervous. Competitions are going to be very keen when we have our numbers and figures to put out on the open to show. Thank God, I have weaned myself from PayPerPost since August 2007 when the segmentation on Asia continent took place. I tell you, I don’t want to be in that kind of position where everyone can see your stats, your traffic and how popular you are with the rest of the pack. *makes mental note to find other watering hole*
There are two types of opportunities. Sponsored post and Blog Sponsorship. Sponsored post is just a pay per post. Meanwhile, Blog Sponsorship looks like a pop up bar that stays on your blog and welcome your visitors. This is just mentioned briefly so I am not sure how it works.
Advertisers have all the analysis and they will know if what they paid for is worth their money.
In a gist – SocialSpark video looks impressive. But will it work for me? I am not too sure. LOL, a few of my blogs have RealRank hovering at 30, Google pagerank 4/10 and over 2K uniques and I am still nervous looking at those stats and analysis. So, I think the rest of my lower traffic blogs can kiss SocialSpark goodbye. The spark died before it starts to burn.