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.
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.
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 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.
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.