First came BlogRush and then Entrecard; does the blogosphere have room for another link/banner exchange program? Since most bloggers would do anything for an extra few clicks, here’s the scoop on BlogUpp!, a free service that promises to “Connect smart.”
Signing up is a breeze, without any type of registration. Just enter your blog’s link, grab the snippet of code and embed on your blog. According to the company, “BlogUpp! snapshots your blog and reads your RSS regularly.”
I placed the snippet on my Jobacle blog (scroll to the bottom and look in the right column); a 350px x 150px banner instantly appeared. Basically, a screenshot of your Website is shown, that when moused over, show s a sentence or two from your latest RSS feed.
I imagine that over time the content will be customized to your specific blog. As of now, the ads showing up are for Virus protection and for something in Spanish. Meanwhile, the blog is career driven and written in English. In fairness, the BlogUpp! Website says, “All submitted blogs are analyzed individually and approved manually in a timely manner.”
Each link opens a new window and you can expect your link to appear in a 10:9 ratio, making it, according to the BlogUpp! folks, the “highest (exchange ratio) in the industry.”
Adult blogs need not apply. BlogUpp! is a self-proclaimed family-friendly service.