Bizsugar – An active blogging community for bloggers

This is a post for the bloggers which suggests them to join in Bizsugar – an active blogging community to enrich their blogging profession.

If you are a regular reader of my blog, then you might be aware that why I am writing about Bizsugar. Yes, I am having a separate category for “blogging communities” in my blog to insist the bloggers to participate in various blogging communities. Through this post I am going to talk about a great blogging community bizsugar and why bizsugar for bloggers?

Before discussing the bizsugar in detail, let me tell you some basic blogging information for your betterment.

 

Why bloggers need community?

If you have just started your blogging career then you might be wondered with the following statement “There is no blogging success without community”. Yes, it is true!

I know, most of the bloggers are having the capability to generate splendid content with proper keyword research. But just publishing the post to get organic traffic would throw you in danger of hit by Google animals. So, you need to find some minded people to read your blog posts and there by you will get referral traffic to your blog.

If the readers from referral traffic like your worthy posts, they would share it in their social networks and leave their social signals to it. In turn, you could do the same for other bloggers. These activities would result in establishing a good relationship with other bloggers and improves your online presence.

 

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What are the benefits of building community on your blog?

lets take a quick look at some of the benefits of building community on you blog

1. More minded readers for your fabulous blog posts.

2. Best learning and problem solving chance.

3. Good source to get more comments and guest posts.

4. Promote the blog posts and to increase readership with it.

5. Opportunity to create valuable relations and to keep the brand name.

Hope now you understood “why bloggers need community?

Let’s see the information of “Bizsugar” in detail.

 

What is Bizsugar?

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Bizsugar is a small business social network, launched in the year 2007 by DBH communications. Then Anita Campbell, CEO of small business trends and her team is taking over the leashes of Bizsugar. Like other social networking websites, the users have to create the profile with website link, RSS link, photo and other social links. Once the profile is set up, the users can share the news, add minded friends, vote and comment on other posts to build a genuine relationship with other members.

 

Bizsugar for bloggers

Many bloggers are actively participating in Bizsugar and getting good experience with other users. With this free useful resource, the bloggers can submit their blog posts in the appropriate category, the community then votes on it. High quality posts get more votes and advances to the main page. From there the top stories make it into the BizSugar Top 10 widget, weekly Top 10 newsletter, and Twitter feed where the bloggers can get even more visibility.

You can check the below screenshot! One of my post become popular, hit the homepage of Bizsugar recently and am driving little traffic with it.

 

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Benefits of using bizsugar for the bloggers

Apart from driving traffic, it has many benefits like

1. Getting Do follow backlinks for the blog

2. Strong network connections with other bloggers.

3. Gaining visibility for the impressive blog content.

4. Grasping content ideas for the future blog posts.

5. Catching prevalent blogs to perform blog commenting.

 

My Magical tip:

I suggest you to submit more than just your own content to get approval from the moderators in the initial stage. Whenever you find useful information related to this small business community, share it for the users of Bizsugar.

 

Conclusion:

Bizsugar is a dofollow blogging community which has more than 1 million users active participants and receives thousands of spam entries every day. A combination of technological spam filtering and manual moderation is undertaking to avoid the spam sites. Smart and friendly moderators with diverse backgrounds around the world are making the huge part of the success of Bizsugar.

I advice the bloggers to submit the blog posts in appropriate categories to get approved by the moderators. I often see some bloggers just post their articles and they only vote for their friends. If they do so, it is not a community and it is meaningless too. They should share the blog posts of other bloggers; give vote and comments for their favorite posts. With these activities, the bloggers could expand their online reputation as a leader in their niche and drive more traffic to their blog.

Share your views about this active social networking site for blogging!

Are you a member of Bizsugar and getting traffic to your blog with it? Tell your experience with me :)

53 Comments (click here to leave a comment)

  1. I’m trying to be a problogger but I never knew I was missing something, time to implement, off to bizsugar. Btw you’re the first female tech blogger I’ve ever came acros! Keep up the great work

  2. Hey Nirmala
    After Indiblogger, you came with Bizsuger which is another bloggers community. Yes, you said right that without bloggers community you can’t get success. we should build relationship with others bloggers.
    Thanks for giving such a useful information.

  3. I am very sorry to say that bloggers community can help you to grow as a blogger but it does not bring targeted traffic to your site, which is ready to consume your product specially , if you are in affiliate marketing or trying to sell your very own product. In this case i would like to say only traffic coming from search engine are useful for you. A Good article for all bloggers who wants to expand their reach. Thanks for posting this wonderful post. Keep it up.
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    • Right, Rakesh Sir.
      I totally agree with you.
      But doesnt Google like posts which get a lot of interaction from readers?
      If I am a member of lots of communities and get lots of comments on my site, wont it seen as a positive signal by Google?

    • Yeah, agree with you Rakesh :)

      But blogging communities would help the bloggers to save their blog from Google animals, right?

      Getting organic traffic alone would make your blog to hit by Google Panda algorithm.

      So getting minded traffic is also important to get Good PR and SERP.

      What you say?

  4. Hello Nirmala,
    What a lovely review about bizsugar. You should get credit for this :)

    I am a bizsugar member and i must confess that they are doing well in driving traffic to ones blog. they are my 10th source of getting traffic from.

    P.s. I never know that you are also in bizsugar. I would like to invite you to a voting group community where your post can be easily voted for. if interested, do let me know via Facebook. :)
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    • Oh, that’s really great Baba, sure will catch you through Facebook to get the details of the voting group.

      Yeah, i recently joined there and getting little traffic with it.

      Thanks for your great appreciation, keep visiting here :)

  5. Bizsugar.com is not a bloggers’ community but just a social sharing site for small business owners. It doesn’t throw diverse communication options like bloggers.com which I believe was the best of all the bloggers’ community next only to blogcatalog.com. Unfortunately, it was forced to close.

    I recently discovered a Philippines based bloggers community which you can use to promote your blog posts.
    http://glipho.com/

    For Indian bloggers exclusively, Indi Blogger (http://www.indiblogger.in/) is the best.
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    • Accept your views Malathy :)

      But Bizsugar is really working for me to improve my blog posts visiblity by getting new readers and I used to grab new blog post ideas from there.

      As the Bizsugar moderators never accept the low quality posts, it is a good opportunity for me to have a look at some worthy posts.

      Even am driving traffic with Bizsugar :)

  6. Hey – Thanx for sharing about bizsugar community. I never knew about this earlier though I have extensively used Blogger and Indiblogger. Don’t get much time to spend on blogging communities but still it makes sense to join a few of the good ones and keep sharing and exchanging. Will take a look.

    • Welcome to my blog Maninder,

      To save your blog from Google animals, it would be better to join in communities and get good referral traffic with it.

      Glad you’re gonna look at Bizsugar, share your experience later :)

    • Yeah, Indiblogger is a nice community for the bloggers to get good exposure. But with Bizsugar, you would increase the visibility of your blog posts.

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts, keep coming here :)

  7. Pawan

    I’ve been using BizSugar for couple of months and I must acknowledge that the experience is good so far. Recently, I stopped sending articles but I’ll be continuing it asap.

  8. Thank you Nirmala for this wonderful review and a special thanks for the magical tips. It must be really working and build reputation.

    I’m using BizSugar quite often. Whenever I have any new post related to business, I submit there. However, it is better not to post every new ones. BizSugar removes the submissions that do not meet their standards.
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  9. I remembered exactly how i felt the first time my post made it to Bizsugar front page. Bizsugar is indeed an awesome blogger community where mutual interests are promoted.

    I have had chances of promoting my blog and myself as a writer as well to a lot of renowned bloggers on Bizsuagr and i must recommend it for any blogger out there.
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  10. Hi Nirmala,

    I am really impressed with your blog.And this category about blogging communities is simply awesome. I wanna to let you know one thing that I ahve recently joined in this community to promote my blog and increase traffic. I am signed up an account and submitted an article after two days I submitted another article but it says “your information count cannot be verified” . So what should I do now to submit another one.Kindly let me know

    • Hi Vino,

      Welcome to my blog and glad to know that my blog had impressed you. I would say that “Bizsugar” is an awesome community to network with other bloggers. I am using it from long and even I used to generate post ideas from there.

      But it is a strict community to filter out the spammers. So, if your account is verified, they you can promote your blog posts there. To get approval, submit some quality articles over there instead of submitting your blog post. If you are a genuine blogger and not getting approved for your account, mail me at nirmalasanthakumar@gmail.com. I’ll try to convey your interest of joining in Bizsugar to moderators.

      Hope my reply makes sense and help you to join in Bizsugar :)

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