Sites worth a look at

In our quest to find sites that actually bring something to the table other than an offer to increase our PR and drive traffic to our site we submit to you 4 websites that are worth a deeper look.

First up is  BlurtIt.Com is a British web site that started as a way to draw attention to people’s blogs, or web logs, in one central location. As an innovation, BlurtIt tried a new “Questions and Answers” page, and it caught on like wildfire. Now there are thousands of visitors from abroad, the US and elsewhere, asking and answering questions for free. It’s pretty cool to see what people need answers to. We suggest you bookmark it.

Next up is Feedmap To quote their site, “That’s right – feedmap is about mapping your blog! Using FeedMap you can tell the world where you are blogging from! Or you can simply search for bloggers right around where you live! Or even better let other local bloggers to discover your blog. And, of course, don’t you want to display a nifty blogmap on your blog too?….

Ok so maybe you don’t want people to know where you are blogging from especially if your name is Ann Coulter. Strike that, maybe you do, if your name is Ann Coulter (we’re balancing the left and the right) But nevertheless, we thought that feedmap had a pretty nifty widget.

A  site that we haven’t had enough time to test drive yet is called Rateitall 

RateItAll is an online community and social network built upon one of the most extensive and diverse online databases of opinions, ratings, and reviews in the world.  Participating members of RateItAll can earn cash for various activities on the site.

We have also seen some complaints about it as well, so just because it looks good on the surface, make sure it’s all together under the hood. This isn’t an opinion but…

Next up is BlogPulse which is really cool. BlogPulse is a service of Nielson BuzzMetrics and  is an automated trend discovery system for blogs.  BlogPulse applies machine-learning and natural-language processing techniques to discover trends in the highly dynamic world of blogs. So it’s essentially a blog trend tracker. Check it out.