So thankfully I was wrong about the amount of linklove Amatomu was sending to the blogosphere. In a previous post I estimated Amatomu would send through around 50 000 clicks to the SA blogosphere in the month. Actually the site sent through double that, and in under a month.

At the time of writing (Tuesday evening), the site had sent almost 112 109 clickthroughs through to local blogs since April 5, when we started tracking it (about 26 days). It’s been great to see it working, and the blogosphere getting traffic. Our aim for Amatomu is to send through more traffic to the SA blogosphere.

My personal blog (this one) has received around 600 clickthroughs from amatomu, which is nice :-) There are big challenges around the corner. Splogs have arrived. Also as there is more volume we need to continually relook at the interface and how we present the blog data to keep the info meaningful. We’ve received so many suggestions from the blogosphere, many of which we have implemented. A huge thanks to everyone who has sent in their bits and keep ’em coming. It’s made all the difference. We are really loving the feedback.

4 Responses to “Amatomu sending blogosphere linklove”
  1. […] I think that Vince and Matt should drop the nofollow tags from the top 25 and stick to Google’s guidelines and add nofollow tags to their sponsored banners and links. Make being in the top Amatomu top 25 worth more than only more visitors but actually pass some of that authority and Google juice all blogs sporting the Amatomu badges in their sidebars have given them in the first place. Sharing is caring. When that happens being in the Amatomu top 25 will really mean something to me. […]

  2. Great to see the traffic coming through. It will be interesting to see if the referrals increase or decrease as more blogs arrive on the system (as there will be more choice). Hopefully the referrers should continue increasing because there should be more readers as amatomu takes on new blogs and as the site grows…

  3. I have definitely seen a measurable amount of incoming traffic from Amatomu. In fact, Amatomu has been in the top ten sources of referral traffic to my blogs. That is what I like to see and another reason to support Amatomu going forward.

  4. Still relatively young at Web2.0 I have found in the past 2 months this to be of extreme importance to target social evels of society. Even though “traditional internet” [ if there is something like this] can succeed in providing an information portal on road safety such as the arrive alive website, this is a “slower” medium -whereas with the blog it is easy to interact swiftly and effectively. With Amatomu it is also nice to gain new skills from those more equipped on the blogosphere and apply this knowledge. The difficulty I foresee will be how to use the 24hours available most effectively…and where the parameters will be drawn..How much can we do…where do we stop..where will our bodies tell us you can only do so much…?

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