CashBlurbs is an interesting product that I’ve been checking out recently. It promises to direct traffic to your offers by allowing you to post ads—called “Cash Blurbs” or “Blurbs”—on the home page and getting other people to share your ads via their social media accounts.
It’s an interesting concept, but not one I’m particularly impressed with. Here’s my review of CashBlurbs.
What Is Cash Blurbs?
Go to the home page (http://www.CashBlurbs.com) and you’ll instantly see a stream of ads:
These ads—or cash blurbs—have been posted by members of the program. The idea is that in order to post your own ad, you must first share the top cash blurb on your own social media profile, either Twitter or Facebook.
After you’ve done this, you can then post your own ad.
The idea is that you will get traffic from appearing on the home page of the website, but you will also get traffic when your ad is shared over social media—they call this a “social traffic forwarding system.”
Both of these should provide a source of traffic to your offers, but the main way to get traffic will be when someone shares your ad on a social network with thousands of followers before posting their ad.
My Personal Experience With Cash Blurb
When you first land on the home page, it’s not immediately clear what is going on. All you see are the cash blurbs and the bold claim: “An ingenious new way to promote your products, affiliate links, and websites.”
You have to click through to the video to watch more and find out what’s involved in using the system, which I did.
There are two types of memberships: Free and Unlimited.
I signed up as a free member, which allows you to post one ad per day. (Actually, when I signed up, I was given 10 free ads a day.)
The Unlimited membership allows you to post an ad every 20 minutes for as long as you want.
There is also the option of an Instant Traffic Package:
This allows you to post 72 ads a day for 15 days, and it costs $7 (it then turns into an Unlimited membership of $20 a month).
This could be a great way to check out the system without a huge investment, but I didn’t do this myself.
The video provides a basic overview of how to benefit from the system. You’ll see that it calls itself an “online traffic revolution” that you can use to get hundreds of people sending “free traffic and leads,” leading to “endless potential leads, commissions, and sales.”
Signing up took just a few seconds, and I was ready to get going. Then another video in the members’ area explains the process clearly, and there doesn’t seem much to it:
Another thing that caught my attention was the ability to turn your cash blurb into a Featured Blurb:
This claims to triple your traffic, and they certainly stand out from the rest of the ads. The good thing about these is that they are free.
All you have to do is have to view three other offers for 10 seconds each before you post your ad. Then once your ad moves to the second page, your Featured ad will show up at the top of the postings, hopefully leading to more traffic.
The Things I Liked
The product comes with a full 60-day money-back guarantee, which allows you to try it out with complete peace of mind.
I also liked the fact that it was easy to sign up and simple enough to get started. The video walkthrough provided clear instructions on how to add social media links to your “Account Information” section, how to add a photo, how to copy ads and post them to your social accounts, then how to post your own ad.
I am sure that this is a potential way to generate some traffic—although exactly how much is difficult to say. You will definitely get your offer shared over different social media accounts.
There is also a rule that once you share a blurb, you have to leave it for at least an hour before posting anything else to your social profile to give people a chance to get their ads seen, so that’s a good thing.
They did not bombard me with emails, and they just sent one email with my details. Sometimes these sites send endless emails with other offers, but that does not seem to be the case here.
It’s also free (at least for the basic version), so you could always try it out for yourself and see how much traffic you can generate. And even the paid version is relatively cheap at $20.
The Things I Did Not Like
Although it claims “You are 100% guaranteed to get traffic to your offers,” I am dubious about the type of traffic this will generate.
I clicked on a few of the social accounts that share ads. Some seemed to be fake accounts that did not belong to an actual person, and it was clear that they had just been set up to fulfil their part of the bargain and share the ads.
I’m not sure how many are like this—but you have to ask how many people are really going to see your blurb if it’s on a fake social profile?
Others seemed real enough, but they only contained updates to other cash blurbs. So they were hardly high-quality social accounts with numerous followers.
There may well be some social accounts that will provide good exposure for your ads, but it looks like these are in the minority.
The Quality Of The Traffic
I can guarantee that the quality of the traffic which CashBlurb promises will be VERY LOW. Anyone with a lot of followers will not spam their friends with all these links, which is why so many have made fake account simply to have an empty account to spam into.
That means the people sharing your link are sharing them too no one. Think about it; Are you willing to spam your friends with all those links on the homepage? I think not.
Support and Training
There is a support section where you can send a ticket. Just choose your priority, send your question, and someone should get back to you. I didn’t use this, but it looked fairly straightforward.
As for training, there isn’t any really. The system is very simple, and once you have watched the intro video, there is not much to it.
Overall, I wasn’t too impressed with CashBlurbs and I would advise you to AVOID this service. Although the promise of traffic is sure to work, you have to consider the quality of the clicks you’ll be getting. Though, I would not say CashBlurbs is a scam.
Perhaps if you sign up for the premium account and post an ad every 20 minutes you’ll see something from your effort. I guess the more you post, the more chance you have that someone with a lot of social followers will post your ad.
However, I didn’t have enough trust in the system to hang around and spend time posting ads.
But then again, it’s free, there’s a money-back guarantee, so you can always give it a go if you want to try it for yourself. Please leave a comment below if you have any personal experience with CashBlurbs!