Well folks, in talking with the fabulous Karla Kay ( Blog | Twitter ) I just discovered that some SQL Saturdays ( website ) such as SQLSat #72 in Hawaii and SQLSat #67 in Chicago both offer what is deemed a Blog Sponsorship Level! Complete with an image and link to your site! No S$%t! What a fabulous idea!
So here is where this is key for you if you own a blog site…especially if you would like more exposure for your site. You pay your $5 or $25 or whatever and set up your link. Users will view the sponsorship page and will possibly click through to your site. More importantly think of the traffic that the SQL Saturday site gets ….. this will provide an important referring link to your site which should lift where you show up in search results. Better search results mean more viewers …just type in “SSIS Iif” in Bing or ‘”The Google” and see what comes up! That’s right BABY, my post! Take that MSDN!
So I would greatly recommend that you look into this opportunity as it should be a pretty cool feature that those of us wanting to sponsor the community but don’t have like $500 laying around can still chip in!
If you decide to sponsor after reading this post make sure to leave me a comment below with a link to your site. I will confirm that you have sponsored and enable the comment so as to maybe bring you a little more of the link goodness 🙂