BlogBurst is a syndication service that places blog content on top-tier online destinations such as the San Francisco Chronicle and the Washington Post. Bloggers get visibility, audience reach and increased traffic, while publishers get a wide range of new coverage to broaden their reach and increase page views.
There’s on catch, you have to apply and you may not be accepted. But, you may. It all depends on whether the topic and quality of your content matches what BlogBurst is looking for. For example, early on my Radiant Marketing Group blog was accepted, but more recently I submitted a request and received this response…
“Thank you for requesting an invitation to BlogBurst. At this time your blog is not a good match for our current set of publisher partners. However, our network of publishers is quickly growing and we encourage you to check back with us occasionally. We expect for many of the blogs not invited in this early period to be a part of the BlogBurst network in the future.”
That was a nice way of saying thank you, but no thank you.
If you’re fortunate enough to be accepted into the network, just keep blogging as usual. Each time one of their publishers picks up your content, you’ll get introduced to an entirely new audience, and the byline link takes readers back to your blog. It’s the creme de la creme of blog syndication, if you like the idea of getting into the sights of mainstream press that is. I’ve been there a few times, and it’s not bad.