I have decided to do a personal review with my experience with Blog Engage Blog Network Service. Personally I love the service and think it is worth every penny I’ve invested in it. But do I get any benefit besides the back linking aspect of it? Take a look with me as I go through my own experience and you can decide for yourself if Blog Engage is worth it for you!
Note: This was not a paid review but their is an affiliate link in the article. If you click on it and sign up for the service I will get paid a commission from it.
What is Blog Engage?
Blog Engage is a multi faceted service that does a few different things. It is an online community of Bloggers who are working together to try and improve their own blogs. It offers an *RSS Service where you can link your RSS Feed to the network and it will be posted on multiple PR3+ websites to help improve your SEO and back link profile. And it hosts Blog Guest Post Contests where you can win actual cash prizes!
* The RSS Service is a paid service. Look below for a special offer!
Build Your Back Link Profile
Although with the changes Google has introduced with Panda and Penguin it is still important to build a back link profile to your blog. You just need to be very careful on how you do it. If it looks like you are using anything un-natural then you could be hit and Google could de-index your site essentially making it invisible on the web!
The Blog Engage service will post your articles to high quality websites with a PR ranking of 3 or higher! This not only builds your back link profile. It does and can get you extra exposure and traffic back to your blog.
Build Your Network
If you have read any ‘how-to’ blogs on the web they all state you need to build up your following, share your articles on social media and then what?
What a lot of sites seem to miss is to build your relationship with other Bloggers like yourself! Sure there are other sites that you can network with. But how many of them have serious bloggers who are like minded? With Blog Engage I have met up with a lot of great people who have been helpful and friendly. These are people just like you and me. They might not be “A” list bloggers but they all have a common goal just like you. To have a successful blog online!
Guest Blog Contests
The other thing that I do like a lot is that the owner of Blog Engage Brian holds Guest Blog Contests giving back to the community. But of course you need to earn it. This is where you can test your own writing skills, work with other bloggers, and test to see if the Blog Engage service is actually working for you. I ended up winning 3rd Place in the last one!
I can tell you though that it was a lot of hard work. A lot of networking. A lot of sharing. But it was a lot of fun too! And I didn’t expect to place. I entered the contest just for the exposure to the other bloggers/readers that would see it!
So Does it Honestly Work Though?
So you get your links posted to this RSS Service. You can join the Guest Blog Post Contests. But do you get any traffic from it? Do you honestly get any real tangible return on your monthly investment?
It is hard to actually measure the amount of real traffic I get from Blog Engage. I do get some direct traffic from the site itself. But most of the time I get a lot of members from Blog Engage visiting and commenting on my articles and they do not show up in Google Analytics as Direct Traffic. So it is hard to measure this directly.
So your results will vary depending on how many articles get voted on and published.
For this I can tell you it has helped build up my back link profile. I do have a ton of links linking back to here from the three different sites back to here. Since they are considered PR3+ sites I consider that a win.
I have met a lot of great people through Blog Engage! And these are people like you and me working on their own blogs. They are not people who try and sell you anything. For me everyone that I have met have been honest hard working people who are trying to get their own blogs noticed. For me this is where the real benefit of the service comes into play.
Some of the direct benefits of Networking through BlogEngage:
- I receive a lot of comments from other Bloggers who are part of the BlogEngage Community
- Opportunities to co-host giveaways.
- Guest Post on Blog Engage for the Guest Blog Post Contest
- Visit other Blog Engage members blogs and learn a lot of great information!
Blog Engage has been indispensable in getting help with my blog. Due to the community I have saved an enormous amount of time whenever I had a question about something relating to my own blog.
With a Blog Engage membership you will able to join the closed Facebook Group online where people find assistance. Although I can’t guarantee you’ll get the help you’ll need. The folks on there do try and help!
An example is when I recently needed help getting Rich Snippets working for avgjoegeek.net. I had completely fubard it. I finally broke down and asked for help on there and received a lot of great tips that helped me figure it out!
Like I mentioned above. I did win 3rd Place for the last one I entered! It was the second one I had entered and the exposure and networking I received makes this invaluable! Blog Engage has had 6 Contests this year already and is going to be holding an end of year Contest where one blogger could win up to $1000.00!
Since I won 3rd Place in one contest already? The service basically has paid for itself for the year!
Read More: Blog Engage Guest Blog Contest | Get a Chance to Win $500.00!
OK But Does It Work?
So Does the service work? I would say honestly? YES! It does work! Like with anything in life. You can only get out of it what you put into it. If you expect to pay for a service and have it do all the work for you? Then this isn’t the place for you to be. I don’t suggest joining it. If you decide to join the service then you will need to work at it and give it some time to gain the benefits I mentioned above.
Blog Engage Platinum Service
If you decide you like what you’ve read and are interested in joining? Great!! I do suggest getting what I currently have. That is the RSS Platinum Service. With this package you will get the following:
This is a great place to keep up to date on all your friends activities. This will show all their status updates, submissions, comments and everything you need to know to stay updated on what’s happening in the blogosphere.
You have full access to and are welcomed to guest blog on our community blog as often as you like. You can introduce yourself to our community, show off your blog and so much more.
SEO Marketing E-Book Written by Brian Belfitt.
The real benefit of our RSS and Marketing Services is getting your content in front of our blogging members and blog readers. If the content is good quality people will read it.
The RSS and Marketing Services will build real quality backlinks to your sites, targeted to specific categories increasing the value of our backlinking system. This will help you rank higher in the search engines for target keywords and search phrases.
Our RSS and Marketing Services System is intelligent enough to select specific keywords from your syndicated articles, create tags and link them to other related content. This is an internal linking structure to increase the value of your backlinks within our entire social media portfolio.
Social Media Marketing
When you post a new blog article we will automatically share it with both @bbrian017 and @blogengage 10000 and growing Twitter followers and our 5000 Facebook Fan Page viewers. We also share your content on LinkedIn and Delicious.. We help you become social when you don’t have time to, we will help build your online brand.
EasyRetweet Bonus (1500)
EasyRetweet/ in partnership with Blog Engage offers all Blog Engage Standard Account holders 1500 Credits. EasyReTweet is an excellent Twitter Web App and traffic tool that helps Twitter users pull huge traffic to their links.
JustRetweet Bonus (1500)
JustRetweet is a service that will help you drive traffic to your blog posts by getting other members to retweet your content using a credit system.
Sign Up Today!
Currently Blog Engage is offering the RSS Platinum Service for only $9.99 a month! But only if you join during the month of November! So join now and start networking! Join the Guest Blog Contests! Get your Content Posted! The longer you wait – the longer your going to be missing out! Click the banner above or the link here to join today!
No Pressure, No Gimmicks!
The last thing I really like about the service? Unlike other sites that ask for a yearly re-occurring subscription? You can opt to pay just a monthly reoccurring fee. I can quit any time I like. So you can give it a try for a few months and if you don’t think it is working for you? You can always stop the service.
Update: It’s been a long time since I originally wrote this review. And I did believe in the service. Now with how Google behaves and you need to be aware of what sites are linking back to you and if they are considered reputable according to Google. This was a great jumping off point for me and I did meet a lot of great people in the blogging community through Blog Engage though.