Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Ready-Set-Go: Beta Testing Begins!

Today marks the launch of the beta test phase of madKast! We're very excited about this and have worked furiously over the past few weeks to come to this stage; but we're not resting on our laurels, because we still have a lot more to do to make madKast as powerful as we envision to be.

We are placing madKast on a select number of smaller blogs at this stage, and if you would like to have madKast on your blog, or have a close friend you think would like to test out madKast, please contact me at josh AT madkast dot com.

Our widget is already on the following blogs if you want to give it a whirl:
Below, an invitation to test madKast and why it's so powerful:

We’re launching our service, an all in one, free blog widget that allows readers to share blog posts with other people through e-mail, MMS text message, IM, or existing social bookmarking sites, on July 24th, but I wanted to extend an invitation to you and (your blog) to participate in our “invite-only” beta test phase.

You will want to put madKast on your blog for the following reasons:

  • we increase interest and readership in your blog by allowing visitors to share content with others
  • we provide you with analytics on who is sharing what and how
  • we share ad revenue with you from targeted ads; this supplants your current ad revenue

What’s more, the installation of this widget could not possibly be any easier: all you need to do to put madKast on your blog is to insert ONE line of javascript code anywhere in the template of your blog and our intuitive software will correctly place it on your website. No registration. No signing up. Simple as that.

A few more details on madKast you may be interested in:

MadKast was one of only 10 startups chosen (out of more than 400 who applied) to receive intensive mentoring and guidance this summer in Boulder, CO with some of the top entrepreneurs and technology experts in the region. Please visit TechStars for more information on this prestigious program.

Madkast is truly unlike any currently sharing technology, and we are confident that it is far superior for the following reasons: our widget only takes up a 16x16 pixel space in the header of your blog posts; madKast does not direct users to a separate page, but instead pops-up a small panel on blogs it is on for the reader to share posts; it integrates all pre-existing sharing functions in one simple tool, thereby reducing the typical ‘sharing clutter’ on so many blog sites. Sure, you already having social bookmarking links on your site, but do you know if they’re being used?

I hope that you will strongly consider adding madKast to your blog. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me via e-mail (josh AT madkast dot com).

Happy blogging!

Josh Larson
Evangelist, madKast.com

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