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Widgetbox Taps Massive Network to Connect Bloggers to a Targeted Audience

September 19, 2008

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 19 /PRNewswire/ — Traffic: bloggers want it, Widgetbox has it. The world’s first and largest widget community announced today at the BlogWorld Expo the launch of the Widgetbox Blog Network, a federation of bloggers and online content publishers that fosters connections across the Widgetbox network through 29 vertical channels. The new channels instantly extend reach, drive traffic, increase brand awareness, and expose blogs to new readers.

With more than 200,000 blogs, over 135,000 widgets, and 64 million unique monthly viewers, the Widgetbox Blog Network reaches across the web and around the globe. By establishing the Widgetbox Network Channels, Widgetbox has grouped its network members into 29 vertical channels each united by a single widget to facilitate connections and community within the Widgetbox Blog Network and help its members drive more traffic to their sites.

“Today, the Widgetbox Network is comprised of millions of readers, and hundreds of thousands of blogs and widgets,” said Will Price, CEO of Widgetbox. “We are excited to showcase the blogs that leverage our platform via the Widgetbox Network Channels, and syndicate this content through one powerful widget. Widgetbox Network Channels connect our bloggers by category and highlight the best writers and posts in each channel, thereby creating more value for their readers, advertisers, and the authors themselves.”

Unlike other networks, the Widgetbox Blog Network uses widgets to connect publishers, readers and content. Widgets are uniquely viral and the Widgetbox Blog Network taps that viral power to drive unparalled traffic and exposure to members and their content through cross-network exposure.

The Widgetbox Network Channels specifically use the Widgetbox Blog Network widget, a dynamic, attention-grabbing widget that showcases content across the channel and instantly connects individual blogs to a large community of like-minded publishers and readers.

Widgetbox Network Channels leverage the simplicity and viral nature of widgets and deliver that power to the network. Every member is featured in the Widgetbox Blog Network widget, which appears on every site in the network. The personalized widget features a leaderboard and channel hub, linking to member sites. In addition, each member receives a badge for their blog, with their own unique branding and channel rank, and membership in a web-wide federation that celebrates the diversity of its membership.

“We are excited to partner with Widgetbox and power the Widgetbox Blog Network’s Sports Channel,” said Pete Vlastelica, CEO of Yardbarker. “The Yardbarker Network is comprised of nearly 600 sports blogs and we are able to connect readers and topics through a dynamic widget. This is a powerful opportunity to leverage widgets to showcase the most current and popular articles across our network while driving traffic back to the publishers.”

For more information about Widgetbox Blog Network, please visit http://www.widgetbox.com/network.

About Widgetbox

With more than 132,000 widgets and 65 million unique monthly viewers on over 1.27 million domains, Widgetbox is home to the world’s largest widget community. Since 2006, Widgetbox has pioneered the rise of widgets and connects widget creators, consumers, and advertisers by providing choice to those who want it and reach to those who need it. By leveraging its massive widget exchange, and understanding the desire for users to have online freedom, Widgetbox is accelerating the Internet revolution through unlimited access to and easy use of web widgets. For more information, please visit http://www.widgetbox.com/.

    Christina Williams    Page One PR    503.206.7775    christina@pageonepr.com  

Widgetbox

CONTACT: Christina Williams of Page One PR, +1-503-206-7775,christina@pageonepr.com, for Widgetbox

Web site: http://www.widgetbox.com/




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