This article is sponsored by BloggersBase and posted by Charles Lau.
There is a serious problem of information overload on the Internet. It is so easy to for everybody to pump in contents, both good and bad. Hence, it is becoming harder to sift through the contents to find quality material. Searching on a hot topic can easily find you several similar results. Who is right, and who is wrong here? Somebody out there will know. But if it happens to you not to know, you will have to determine the credibility of the website before you take its information into account for your research.
Realizing this serious problem, the founders of BloggersBase sought to make the Internet a better place by delivering quality content to the masses. The solution? A competition-based discovery platform that rewards talented bloggers and brings readers professional, relevant and quality content on the Web, personalized according to their social connections and preferences.
What is BloggersBase?
BloggersBase is a content discovery platform for bloggers and readers alike that is bringing the concept of quality over quantity to the Web. At BloggersBase, bloggers, writers and journalists submit content and get instant exposure to a targeted reader base while readers easily discover and rate quality content and gain influence within the community.
BloggersBase takes the form of an online magazine made up of multi-authored blogs that cover a variety of popular topics. The content of these blogs is moderated by algorithm-enhanced crowd wisdom, which means our users can find high quality content within each topic, with some help from our algorithms and the ratings of their fellow readers.
At BloggersBase, readers reign supreme, rating content is submitted by bloggers on everything from professionalism and presentation to value and imaginativeness. The more accurately you rate, the higher your influence becomes in deciding which content makes it to the top!
As a blogger, not only can you take advantage of the unique opportunity to reach a targeted reader base instantly and receive ratings and critique from your readers, you can monetize on your talent as well in weekly competitions. At the end of each week the most acclaimed bloggers in each category earn the honor of co-authoring the main blog for their topic, resulting in respect and exposure, as well as cash and special prizes. If you refer other quality bloggers to BloggersBase, you can increase your profit further when they are awarded prizes as well.
BloggersBase is bringing bloggers and readers together in an entirely new way and bringing the world an easy way to find quality content on the Web.
The team behind BloggersBase
BloggersBase is a young start-up company which is still in Beta testing.
BloggersBase shares a dream of making the Internet a better place. It is headed by CEO and Co-Founder Dan Barak. This team boasts very strong academic backgrounds, as well as many years of software development & project management experience in large software companies – Cisco, Applied Materials, Ethrix and Siemens\UGS\Technomatix. This experience spans multiple IT and programming topics, including web-based applications, networking, databases, and multiuser environments.
5 things you can do with BloggersBase
In short, BloggersBase is a place where you can blog, read, compete, influence and win!
- Blog: After you have registered an account, you can add a new blog post manually, or set RSS-in feed to publish a new blog post as and when you publish it on your own blog externally.
- Read: Without an account, you can always read blog posts in BloggersBase which interest you. And when you register, you will be able to rate how good this article is.
- Compete: As the readers rate on the quality of your articles, there is always an ongoing competition between bloggers for the best articles on BloggersBase.
- Influence: Bloggers’ success on BloggersBase depends mostly on the reaction and rating of readers to your posts. BloggersBase provides options for the bloggers to share on different platforms such as Facebook.
- Win: Every blogger, who publishes a post, automatically enters a competition where he or she can gain traffic, exposure and monetary prizes according to the rules that he or she participates in.
My experience using BloggersBase
I found that there’s one feature “Personalization” which is currently not available. It allows you to show more or show less of some of your favorite writers, respected raters, and friends.
Initially, I thought this is another social bookmarking website. But I was wrong because it also allows you to blog directly in the website. It gives you the ability to import new posts from your blogs’ RSS feeds. Hence, the contents also get its exposure while giving you the credits that you earn for writing such quality articles.
The whole look and feel is very nice, and it should be able to gain more market share when it’s out from BETA.
It is interesting to see a new Web 2.0 application (i.e. BloggersBase) coming up which endeavors to help good bloggers to make their quality information reach out to even more people. There has been a lot of information out there which are consisting of both good and bad. It is almost hard to determine its credibility without the intervention of the other Internet users to rate.