Tuesday, December 02, 2008

BlogMad Purchased

Having mentioned sometime last week that BlogMad, a popular traffic generator, was put up for sale, I wanted to provide an update. Apparently, sometime in the last few days, BlogMad was sold to Today.com. For those of you unfamiliar with Today.com, they are a pay-per-post site not all that dissimilar than Associated Content. 

In addition to purchasing the domain from BlogMad, it would appear that current members of the purchased site will have the ability to sign-up at Today.com just as anyone else. Unfortunately there aren't any special perks for former BlogMad members. 

I suppose in the grand scheme of things, it isn't too much of a surprise that the traffic generation sites are beginning their death throes. I mean, its all about organic traffic nowadays and site recognition. Besides, organizations like Google don't particularly like these types of sites and have been known to penalize users whose sole traffic generation efforts stem from sites like BlogMad. 

Anyway, the site was purchased by Today.com and the transfer will go down sometime on December 12th. BlogMad users have about 10 or so days to burn through their credits and find alternatives before the domain swap occurs. 

1 comment:

RichM said...

BLOGGING NEWTORK? What is a "newtork?"

Does not inspire much confidence, I must say.