Why Aren’t I Getting More Traffic From BlogRush?!

by Ed Lau on September 27, 2007

In short, it’s because other people are jerks.

Well, not everyone of course but just enough to make it difficult for BlogRush to work as well as it should and screw everyone, including themselves, over. They’re not smart jerks, just regular, store-bought jerks.

At the launch of BlogRush, the everyone jumped on it after hearing about how it works. Of course, as with just about everything, more than just a few people thought to themselves “How can I screw over this program to my own advantage?” and used BlogRush in some “creative” ways. Some people are putting it on dummy sites with browsers pointed at them that refresh them constantly, accumulating huge amounts of credits. Also, since no one is actually going to these dummy sites, no one is clicking on them so if BlogRush were to actually let us use our credits right now, we’d see an even lower click rate.

Instead of flushing our hard earned credits down the toilet, BlogRush is preserving some and only using a bit at the moment. They’re currently working on the problem of all the cheating. Anyone who registers for BlogRush now has to be manually approved and all sites currently signed up will be looked through and cheaters will be weeded out.

A lot of bloggers aren’t too happy with the results they’re getting from BlogRush so far. To be honest, I’m not very impressed myself but I see the potential the program has so I’ll keep it up for awhile longer to give it a chance. At first, I thought BlogRush might be another AGLOCO in that the problems with the system would lead to it’s downfall. However, BlogRush has so far been smart enough to tell users about the problems and that they are trying to address they as soon as possible. Here are some of the changes they’re implementing right now.

Anyways, I’m going to keep my eye on this and see what develops in the coming weeks.

Sign up for BlogRush HERE.

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Leo September 27, 2007 at 3:02 am

I’m hanging in there for a while. Didn’t know Agloco went butt up.


James September 27, 2007 at 11:24 am

While defiantly not great, BlogRush has actually done better for me than I thought it would – 3-4 visitors I think. I am surprised.


ms danielle September 27, 2007 at 2:56 pm

i don’t even know what blogrush is, that’s how out of the loop i am. and on a side note, why would i want to go to the store and buy a jerk!? ;)


krillz September 27, 2007 at 4:29 pm

well if you’re links are shown for blind autorefreshing bots most of the time, no wonder it doesn’t work, the only thing I can’t figure out is how the blogrush team didn’t secure themselves against this before launching the widget, it’s not like this method was used for the very first time with these things…


james September 27, 2007 at 8:46 pm

You should check out, adgridwork.com, Ed. These guy have been around for almost a year now and use a lot more methods to determine how much your ad will be shown (impressions, clicks, ctr, referrals, etc) instead of standalone impressions. While they definitely don’t have the reach or A-list Blogger backing of John’s BlogRush, I’ve gotten a fair amount of traffic from them (~10 hits a day for my site that gets about 150 uniques a day) and haven’t really noticed any hiccups so far (other than the occasional porn site that slips in…its usually flushed pretty quickly though).


Chris Jacobson September 28, 2007 at 8:47 am

BlogRush hasn’t been good to be either. I’m starting to wonder if it’s a lost cause?


ScottUA October 4, 2007 at 10:24 am

From what I’ve heard John Reese is in the process of changing around how Blog Rush works. Hopefully this will provent a lot of the cheaters and people trying to scam the system. I’ve had it up for awhile, and haven’t really seen much of a return for the traffic I’m probably sending other people.


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