A blog network is of course the best way to acheive this aim. We've been members of the following blog networks for a couple of months now so I decided it's a good time to review them and go over their worth. These are stats pulled from Google Analytics - they do not lie so have a look, think about the aim of joining a blog network (to gain traffic) and judge for yourselves if you think the traffic they refer is worth the backlink you give them.
- Faeit 212
- Tale of Painters
- House of Paincakes
- The Shellcase Alliance
Right then, I think it's time we dive into those blog networks and assess how they are working out for us and also score them.
Faeit 212 - 9 out of 10I'm unable to give a reliable figure on this blog networks referral stats as Natfka has linked us directly from his posts and grossly inflated the referral traffic. I can however comment on the position of the blogroll they will display your posts in - top right hand side (above the fold). This site has a ton of traffic and providing you have good titles will return a healthy amount of traffic.
The BoLS Alliance - N/A
Natfka - Lots of visitors (cannot accurately gauge due to backlinks within posts)
House of Paincakes - 210 visitors referrred
Tale of Painters - 111 visitors referred
40kKings - 51 visitors referred (less time)
Shellcase Alliance - 1 visitor (anyone want a nice cup of tea?)
In summary if you run a blog in this niche you should do the following. Join House of Paincakes, join Tale of Painters, join 40kKings, join the BoLS alliance if they don't see you as a "threat" and make some bullshit excuse for refusing you - do not bother with Shellcase Alliance. They are worthless.
Hope this helps!!