Get paid to post, or not?

When you decided to blog for money or get paid to blog, do you have second thoughts on signing up for Smorty, PayPerPost or ReviewMe? Google page rank might just be the thing that making you the reconsideration.The higher the page rank, the higher the price offered you’ll get. The more offered received, the higher chances for getting penalize in Google page rank. That’s the fact that bloggers have to accept at the moment. The risk is there but that doesn’t mean that you can’t benefit from it. It’s up to you to decide to accept the risk or not. The higher the risk, the higher the return, that’s one fact that we all know.

In able to advertise on blogs, I think Smorty is doing a better job. Concerning the page rank drop that might affect their customers, they put up some advices that might help to avoid being penalized by Google. Plus, you just need to put up one link for the offered post. That’s just like a normal post for a blog. The rest is up to you to write a post that does not look like a paid post.

It’s hard to build up a blog with high page rank. Actions taken considering from the benefits of bloggers will be the best way to keep the customers. If bloggers that used to have a page rank 5 drop to 0, it will not benefit both the blogger and the pay to post site. Having a way to let bloggers take on pay to post offer without being penalize by Google will surely benefits both parties. Another reason that page rank must put into the consideration is because advertisers are still using it as a reference. Thus changes must be done in order to survive.

P/S: Unfortunately Smorty is no longer available.

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9 Responses to “Get paid to post, or not?”

  1. Michael Aulia says:

    Knowing that you’ll get penalised by Google for doing a paid post, I’ll skip it. It’s just not worth it being taken down by Google in the long run

  2. Gerri says:

    Google dropped my PR because of my PPP post but that has not dampened my spirits and I still blog whenever I can. PR is not everything. Take a look at this vid by problogger (if you havent already seen it) that I posted a little while before I lost my PR: http://whereisthatmoney.blogspot.com/2007/10/google-pagerank-food-for-thought.html

  3. Kumo says:

    Google drop my PR from 4 to 0. Right now working hard to get back to it.

  4. MindBlogger says:

    Well, found your article useful since I’m seriously considering this. I just can’t seem to take a surefire decision on this. I’m doing a bit of research now and yeap, I agree, Smorty is the best one out there if you wanna save your PR.

    Cheers!

  5. Kumo says:

    Thanks. I’m pretty much understand how you feel about this. Right now I’m considering adding rel=”nofollow” on all my previous paid post.

  6. Nishadha says:

    Have to agree Smorty is the best if you want to avoid the Google PR slap , Pay Per Post even makes it mandatory to add a paid review badge for some of their posts , which sucks since all the advertisers want is a good review and a back link.I think this approach is going to cost Pay Per Post dearly.

  7. Kumo says:

    That is true indeed. PayPerPost needs to change their rules as it is killing bloggers for their page rank. If PayPerPost does not take care of the bloggers, there might not be any high page rank blogs left to take on their post.

  8. Michael Aulia says:

    Smorty, eh? I’ll have a look..

    Google AdSense is not giving me enuff money ^^ (probably because of techie audiences know not to click on ads and probably has installed an ad blocker anyway)

  9. Kumo says:

    Well, it’s always better to have multiple stream of income. Playing around with adsense can be very interesting too. I have a friend that blogs about Dragon Ball animation only earn around USD500 per month from adsense.