Blog Engage : The Ultimate Blogging Community For Any Blogger

Review of: Blog Engage
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On July 1, 2013
Last modified:March 21, 2014

Summary:

Blog Engage is an all-round package for any blogger. You gain traffic, backlinks, readers and improve SEO and also earn money with Affiliate Lights.

Blog Engage is one of the best community of bloggers that you can join for gaining traffic, backlinks and a massive exposure. It is a paid community of professional bloggers where they promote their own posts among thousands of other members. As of February 2013, Blog Engage has 2700 members with over 117,000 content submissions.

Other than backlinks and traffic there are also other features which you can use to take your blog to the next level and also earn some money in the process. Let’s take a look at the features of this awesome community that I’m a part of.

How does Blog Engage work ?

Blog Engage acts like a social bookmarking site where you can submit articles of your own and others (provided they haven’t been submitted earlier). Blog Engage has two main pages – Published and Upcoming. The published page will display the recently popular articles based on votes given by other Blog Engage members. The minimum number of votes required to publish an article is 6.

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The Upcoming page displays the recently submitted posts by other members. Here, you can vote on other’s articles and comment on them simultaneously. On each of the individual post’s individual page, you can also check out who voted for this article.

How RSS Syndication can help ?

RSS syndication doesn’t come with the Standard Account of Blog Engage (I will be discussing the details in the plans and pricing section). RSS syndication basically means that your blog’s feed will be connected to Blog Engage ‘s feed through which you articles will appear on every Blog Engage social network simultaneously once you publish the post on your blog.

For example, Blog Engage uses dlvr.it and Hootsuite to promote content on Facebook. Once you publish your post on your blog, you RSS feed sends the data to the RSS feed of Blog Engage which sends the data to dlvr.it and thus promoting your post on Facebook.

Syndicating your blog feed will automatically get you more exposure and higher social media marketing and you can just sit back and relax.

Connect with other bloggers

We all know that building relationships with other bloggers , and Blog Engage gives you that opportunity as well. Well, voting on other’s articles is the easiest way to get attention. There’s also another way and that is you can directly add someone on your friend’s list even though he/she won’t add you. It’s just like in twitter , where you can follow someone without being followed.

Another good way to connect with other bloggers is commenting on other’s submitted post. When you post a comment your username will be displayed in the comment section from which the author can check you out and your submitted content as well. This can be an extremely productive way to get some attention from other bloggers.

Guest Posting Facility

Guest posting is a vital part of creating a successful blog. It is essential for building readers and subscriber e-mail lists. This is where Blog Engage can be very handy.

If you didn’t know, Blog Engage also has a Guest Post section where anyone can submit guest posts. The community is very active and an impeccable guest post could earn you hundreds of readers and acknowledgements.

Publishing a very high quality guest post can get you hundreds of traffic and a massive amount of exposure.

Earn money from Blog Engage

We all know the importance of targeted traffic for a blog. It is important to build a list of e-mail subscribers. Everyone knows that “money is in the list”. This is where blog engage can become useful. Remember, blog engage is a community of bloggers and therefore as a blogger yourself, you are targeting a audience which also consists of bloggers. Therefore, you automatically increase you chance of create an e-mail list of other bloggers which can help you earn more money.

It also has the feature of adding your own Google Adsense Ad code to your submitted content. Therefore, when someone clicks on on those ads you earn money. The community also holds guest posting account every 2-3 months where the normal prize money is few hundred dollars for the winner. But, the last contest of 2012 had a huge prize where the winner (Justin Germino of Dragonblogger) got a prize money of $1000. The details of how these contests are held are described in the next section.

Blog Engage Guest Posting Contest

Upto now, guest posting has been to increase backlinks and traffic. But, Blog Engage gives you the chance to make a huge profit from it by entering yourself in the guest posting contest. The contest basically works in a simple manner. The number of comments on that post, shares and likes across the social media and the influence it has on the readers. For example, Justin Germino’s winning post “Should you give up on Blog Commenting” had 1300+ retweets, 2300+ Facebook shares, 700 +1s, 600+ pins and 750+ comments which is massive.

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It’s a great way to earn some massive amounts of money. Abhi Balani, the Oddblogger won around $750 from the contests last year. By, entering yourself in these contests you not only have the chance of making money, but you also get to increase your readership and traffic.

Affiliate Program – Affiliate Lights

Blog Engage also has an affiliate program known as Affiliate Lights which you can use to earn more money. It basically works like any other affiliate program. The good thing about this is you get $10 submitted to your account once you sign up.

After signing up, you will be given some banners and your own unique affiliate code which you can put on your site or blog. When someone buys something using your unique affiliate code then you make a 25% commission. The minimum payout for this affiliate program is $50.

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Once you start making sales your account will show you the commission you have earned (pic above) and if it crosses the $50 mark then you will receive your payment in the beginning of the next month.

Other Benefits

Apart from backlinks, traffic, pagerank juice and all others leaving aside there is another side to Blog Engage which is probably more important over everything that I have mentioned upto now. And that is ATTENTION FROM TOP BLOGGERS.

When you are exposing yourself out there, someone is surely going to notice you. Having a top blogger’s attention always helps to get more traffic and the opportunity to guest blog on his/her blog. Blog Engage has some of the top bloggers from around the world as it’s members including Ileane Smith from Basic BlogTips, Justin Germino of Dragonblogger, Kiesha Easley of We Blog Better, Hesham Zebida of Famous Bloggers, Brian D. Hawkins of Hot Blog Tips etc.

Here’s two quotes from two established bloggers.

“Blog Engage has really opened my eyes as to the real potential of networking and has helped me become a better teacher. Sure, the voting platform is nice but that’s a very small part of what Blog Engage has to offer.” – Brian D. Hawkins from Hot Blog Tips

“Blog Engage service considered one of the best solutions for me. And, with the Business Plus RSS Syndication I have a peace of mind. My blog authority has increased since I started to use the syndication service.” – Hesham Zebida From Famous Bloggers

When you have so many influential and established bloggers in one single community, it would really be a waste of not joining such a community.

Plans and Pricing

I have covered everything upto now about Blog Engage. Now, let’s take a look at the pricing and plans of the different membership options.

  •   Standard Account  – £19.99 (one time payment)
  •   Platinum Account – £9.99/month
  •   Business Account – £19.99/month
  •   Business Plus Account – £29.99/month
  •   Direct to Front Page Account – £199.99/month

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Now that you know the pricing of the plans, let’s take a look at the features that you will be getting for these plans.

Standard Account Features

A Standard Blog Engage Account includes the following features :

  • Manual Submission : You have to manually submit all the articles
  • Adsense Revenue Program : Integrate your own Google Adsense Ads with your submitted content.
  • Groups : You can create new groups or join existing groups and share your articles on them which can be a great source of targeted audience for your blog.
  • Wall : Like the wall (now known as timeline) in facebook, you will be able to follow your friends activities and stay upddated.
  • Community Blog : You can comment or guest post on the Blog Engage’s very own community blog helping you earning valuable traffic and audience for your blog.
  • Blog Engage Forum : On the forum, you can meet new bloggers , ask peer bloggers to review your blog or your article and many more.
  • Blog Directory : You can submit your blog to Blog Engage directory which will help you rank higher in search engines for your targeted keywords.
  • Just Retweet : Just Retweet is a web app which helps twitter users to receive traffic to their links which is currently partnered with Blog Engage.
  • Free E-book : You will also get a free E-book written by Blog Engage founder Brian Belfitt.

Other Account Features

The other plans have some additional features with that of a standard account.Business PLUS Membership

  • Content Syndication : It does not require manual submission. It will automatically pick up your latest blog articles by syndicating your blog feeds. The number of feeds differ from plan to plan.
  • Portfolio : Your blog content will be automatically syndicated to the community blog , blog SERP and Top blogged and many more. The Platinum and Business accounts provide partial portfolio. The business plus and the Direct to Front Page accounts provide full portfolio.
  • Content Visibility and Social Media Marketing : When you submit an article, your article will be visible to other Blog Engage members and readers. In social media marketing, your article will be shared on twitter and facebook pages (currently 4500 viewers ) helping you to establish yourself on the social media.
  • Featured Spotlight and Contest Giveaway: The Business Plus and the Direct to Front Page membership allows you to feature a blog by hosting a contest or giveaway. The contest giveaway and a front page feature (only for Direct to Front Page membership) can really generate enormous amount of traffic.

Well, that’s about it. So, what are you waiting for ? Join Blog Engage today if you want to take your blog to the next level. Here’s also a video to help you out even more.

So, what do you think about this community ? Do share your views with us. If you’re already a member of Blog Engage, you can share your experiences with us on how the community has helped your blog to grow. We love getting feedbacks.

 

Blog Engage is an all-round package for any blogger. You gain traffic, backlinks, readers and improve SEO and also earn money with Affiliate Lights.

Author: Lahaul Seth

A programmer and a web developer - he runs multiple blogs. He is the founder of Lion Blogger and several other blogs. He is also a content writer for multiple authority sites.

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48 Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing! I plan to try blog engage but I want to learnt more about this.

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    • Hi Kimsea, the article I have written describes everything about Blog Engage. You should really consider joining Blog Engage and you can really make some money with Blog Engage as well.

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    • Thanks for stopping by, Gajendran. Let me know if you need any help signing up for Blog Engage.

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  2. Lahaul,
    Well thought out article. I’m also a user of Blog Engage and love it. I hadn’t realized the Wall Feature – going to go check it out now.
    Thanks!
    Nicole

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    • Hi Nicole, this contest sure is opening the eyes to members on some of our features within the site! Overall it’s turning our to be a bonus for everyone. Thanks for visiting the articles and commenting with the users!

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  3. Blogengage has been very helpful to me. In the past, as an ordinary member I used to do it manually but now it gets tweeted and syndicated to multiple places. I have not used the guest posting facility yet. Brian do you have a travel category.

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    • Hi Shalu yes we have a travel category but I’m not sure if it’s on the main site and blog I would have to look. If interested in guest blogging just follow the guest blog link on the blog.

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  4. Wow..so cool community..
    I want to join this community as soon as possible.Thanks for sharing this info.. :)

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    • Thanks for stopping by , Vivek. Hope you have success after you join Blog Engage.

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    • Hi Vivek make sure if you join to come back here and to use the affiliate link it’s very important. Lahaul has worked hard on this article and deserves his credit.

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  5. Thank you for everything you have done and for the business. I’m very happy to have this special relationship with you. Perhaps someday we will get to meet in real life.

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  6. Lahaul – great write up about Blog Engage! I see you went all out just like I did. Seriously though this has some great examples of what makes Blog Engage great!

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    • Thanks for commenting , Jason. Your article was very detailed as well. Thanks for stopping by. :D

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    • Hi Jason you are right this is a smashing article! I’m so proud of our contestants I’m trying to keep up and visit all the articles! I am excited to read the rest!

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  7. I am not a member of blog engage yet. Actually it is the first time I ever heard of this community. Reading this article and so many positive comments makes me think of giving it a try.

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    • Hi Susan I hope you give it a try we would love to have you, blogging is so hard and blog engage brings all us bloggers together in one central place to help one another. I hope to see you joining us.

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  8. I’m already a power visitors on blog engage. This is one of the best community…

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    • Hi Paul,
      Thanks for stopping by. Blog Engage is good for any kind of blog you may have. It’s sheer number of features makes it one of the best.

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  9. Very detailed review on blog engage! especially all the screenshot. Me too is a member of blog engage and I would all the contest that brian organize for us every month

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  10. Blog Engage is an awesome community, I’m already a member on blog engage.is there any other alternative to BlogEngage?

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    • There are some similar sites like BizSugar and Blokube. But none of them comes close to the features Blog Engage has. It is whole lot more active than any other community sites I know. What type of membership do you have on Blog Engage ?

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  11. Hi Lahaul,
    You have covered almost everything about Blog Engage community. I’m also a member of this community and I love it.

    Thanks for the awesome review.

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    • Thanks for stopping by, Bashir. I would love to read your article as well. :)

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    • Hi Bashir thank you so much for posting about us and coming here to support Lahaul and his amazing article about blog engage and our community.

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      • Its my pleasure to writing about well stablished bloggers community. Proud to be a member of Blog Engage. I’ve shared this article on facebook, twitter, and google+!
        Happy blogging!

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  12. Lahual, thanks for the mention, my friend.
    Blog Engage is an awesome community, indeed. Well, you already know why; traffic, money, friends, awesome article. Everything is there. I have written about BE on my blog many times.
    It’s good to visit your blog. Thanks once again.

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    • Hi Abhi,
      Thanks a lot for visiting my blog. You are kind of my inspiration when it comes to winning contests. :)
      Thanks a lot for commenting.

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    • Hi Abhi, you sir are a perfect example if you want to work hard Blog Engage can drive traffic and make you money. You did an amazing job with the contests in 2012

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  13. I was the first and longest running Blog Engage RSS Syndication customer I still find a good return on investment for my monthly Blog Engage syndication membership.

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    • Very cool to you have you on my blog, Justin. Thanks a lot for commenting.

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    • I love having you as a customer Justin it’s such a pleasure to help you market your blog and distribute your content. Thank you for everything you have done and for the business. I’m very happy to have this special relationship with you. Perhaps someday we will get to meet in real life.

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  14. Long and thorough article.
    I came across BlogEngage few months ago and now thinking of buying the membership. I’m pretty sure it’s worth every penny.
    Btw, is there any other alternative to BlogEngage?

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    • There are some similar sites like Blog Engage but none of them have great features of Blog Engage.

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    • Hi Rudd , yes there are a few alternatives but I promise you they are not as active or as popular. Blog Engage is fully moderated you get no spam and crap content many of the other sties have. If you sign up I’m sure you will be so happy with our members and community friends. Lahaul did such an amazing post I hope you jump on board with us.

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  15. wow, wow and wow. what a content you created. appreciate. I’m already a member on blog engage.

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      • I’m not yet a member of Blog Engage but I have heard great things about it. Bizsugar is one community I also love checking out.

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        • I’m on BizSugar, too. Seems like BlogEngage is a great community. Well worth the money. I’ll seriously think to join the community.

          Best,
          Anup

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    • Hi Reaz thanks for visiting and posting on the article. It’s nice having you as a member of our community and joining all our contests! I hope you continue visit and using the site.

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