Nuffnang 2.0 Launched And Nuffnang Check Received

This post was written and saved as a draft for two days now. Instead of editing it, I will just post it up as it is.

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I had a sneak peak of Nuffnang 2.0 two weeks ago and was fortunate enough to give it a test before the launching date. Nuffnang 2.0 has been launched officially early this morning. I promised Timothy that I will be testing out the system after the launch but have to shamefully admit that…

…I was fast asleep (probably with saliva oozing out of my mouth) well until 7 in the morning.

Welcome to Nuffnang 2.0

A brief summary of what Nuffnang 2.0:
A complete redesign and rebuild from the ground up using the previous model as a reference with additional functions added to the backend of the system. One of the more prominent changes is the new social blog aggregator called innit.

innit: Nuffnang's own blog aggregator

innit looks and feels pretty much like Digg. Since this is the initial launch, you shouldn’t expect much (if any) advanced features in Digg that is incorporated in this new system. So far, it works pretty well with all the basic features in place. Digg has its own digg it! while innit has its innit it nang it! If you ask me, I say that the name innit somehow doesn’t feel right with nang it. Maybe the nang it! should be changed to innit or innit be changed to Nang.

I don’t know. It just feels/sounds a little strange.

First Nuffnang check received

Anyway, I got my first Nuffnang check (a few weeks ago)! It is not much but hey, at least I am making some money. Unlike others who place a few banners in one blog, I only place one type per blog. I guess that is why I am not earning as much or as fast as some of my peers.

There has been a lot of hoo-haa going on about how Nuffnang isn’t “delivering”. In my opinion, when a relationship doesn’t work out, the problem doesn’t always lie on one side. Both sides have their own part to play.

Many also forget that Nuffnang is still considered new and shouldn’t be compared with big timers like Google. I read some people are angry over the fact that when they are not served with ads, the Nuffnang logo is “advertised for free”. If you look back at the earlier posts, this was brought up before. When you help advertise Nuffnang, it gains more exposure. When it gains more exposure, more advertisers will invest thus increasing the chances of you getting an ad.

You scratch my back and I will scratch yours. If you don’t like the way it is now and expects a Google Adsense-like experience, drop the banner and join later when Nuffnang becomes bigger. HongKiat tried both Nuffnang and Advertlets at the start but ended up throwing both banners out the window. If you think placing another banner from some other companies at that slot makes you more money, drop the banner. Please stop whining.


5 thoughts on “Nuffnang 2.0 Launched And Nuffnang Check Received

  1. Freethinker says:

    Well, it’s a user’s own wisdom whether to drop or keep Nuffnang or their rival based on the user’s historical experience.

    It’s true on one hand that those who think they are short-change “could” wait when Nuffnang grows bigger.. but at the same time, by opting out, you’ll be leaving behind those who would stick with them through thick and thin, if any advertisers that would consider pre-historical data to evaluate a ad placement, the re-join people may lose out too…

    It’s quite tricky…

  2. TenthOfMarch says:

    @liciece
    Nah, I am not great. I accumulated this amount for quite some time. It’s slow but at least they are paying :-) Just work on gaining more local traffic and write interesting stuffs. Advertisers will be more likely to pick your blog that way.

    @Freethinker
    Well, that is provided that the advertisers have that kind of data. I don’t think advertisers know if someone has dropped the banner a few months back and has put up the banner again with the current system. I do not know for sure but at least I don’t think so. Anyway, if I am an advertiser, I wouldn’t mind people like these. I am looking for a suitable blog to advertise on, not whether they have been through thick and thin with Nuffnang.

  3. Freethinker says:

    Ohh… when I meant “thick and thin” not meaning a supporter, but merely more historical data of how ads were performing in the blog..

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