Blog Rush Opens for Beta

By Daniel Scocco

Blog Rush (referral link) is a blog syndication network. It works around a widget that the blogger needs to put in his website, and the widget displays headlines coming from the blogs on the network.

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The goal of service is straight forward: to give you more traffic and readers.

There have been many similar services in the past, but Blog Rush is introducing some interesting innovations. First of all you earn “syndication credits” every time the widget is loaded on your website (i.e., one credit for each page view). If your blog has 500 daily page views, your headlines will be displayed on other blogs using the widget 500 times daily.

Secondly, you can also earn credits by referring people. Every time the widget is displayed on the blog of your referrals you will also earn one credit.

Personally I will not use the widget because I am trying to keep the design on DBT as clean as possible. If you are trying to find new readers and the widget fits into your template, though, Blog Rush could be an alternative.



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40 Responses to “Blog Rush Opens for Beta”

  • Shankar Ganesh

    Very interesting concept. May be I can put it in my blog’s footer.

  • Daniel

    Another good strategy is to leave if for some weeks, in order to build a referral network, and then remove it if you think it clutters your blog.

  • Rahul

    Nice idea.. will use it on my new blogs.

  • Jamaipanese

    nice widget but I’ll pass for now

  • Everton

    is that a referral url I see before me Daniel? 😉

  • Technobuzz.net

    Nice widget

  • Daniel

    Yep Everton, I thought it was clear enough, but I just added a parenthesis aside on the link to make it more.

    As you know I am 100% transparent with all the stuff on my blogs.

  • pearl

    Its a nice widget and I think I’ll add it for a few weeks and then take it out…

  • Scoot

    I kind of like the idea that it may help to spark a fire in visitors to my site, that there is a lot out there to read about, and so inspire them to get into this whole blog thing. In my area there is not a lot o’ bloggin’ goin’ on out thar.

  • thewild1

    I have it on my site. It seems like a good idea, but we will really see in the long run.
    I clicked on some of the links that showed up, and these people didn’t have the widget on their site.

  • Daniel

    thewild, you can earn credits by referring people are as well. Also they might have used the widget and them removed it afterwards.

  • WarriorBlog

    Already signed up and ready to go! I didn’t add their widget yet though…

  • Danny @ Blogs For Money

    Interesting idea – I’ll have to go sign up.

    I like how you’re not displaying the widget but by linking, earning credits and getting your blog shown ;D

  • Geoff Foster

    Thanks, Daniel,

    I put it up immediately I saw it!

    Now all I have to do is wait and see …

  • Mike Panic

    I’ll pass, I’d rather just do link exchanges with other quality writers and focus on making quality content.

  • Scoot

    I HAVE TRIED OFF AND ON ALL DAY TO FIND ONE BLOG ON BLOG RUSH WITH THE WIDGET AND HAVE NOT FOUND ONE. I think we should all step back and think about weather we have been duped.

  • Scoot

    Ok, I found one, through the blog rush. http://www.spokanerealestatebuyer.com/2007/08/mortgage-industry-lays-off-37000-employees/
    maybe they are just trying to catch up.

  • JoeTech.com

    I added it to JoeTech.com. It will be interesting to see if it brings any additional traffic. One upside is that it could bankroll overnight digg traffic if one of your articles hits the front page.

  • Marko Novak

    There are some posts about Blog Rush violating AdSense Policy.

    Does anyone know if this is true?

  • Lincoln

    Can the widget be resized? Inquiring minds would like to know before signing up. 🙂

  • Daniel

    I don’t think so Lincoln, that is one of my main concerns as well.

  • Mike Panic

    Scoot – John Chow has one on his site.

  • TitoB

    Hmm sounds interesting, will have to give it a go

    take care & thx

  • JTPRATT’s Blogging Mistakes

    funny thing about this widget is – the concept is basically “borrowed” from the adult industry (trading traffic, widget, etc.)…it only seems novel in the blog world.

  • Small Potato

    Even if it fits your blog’s design perfectly, you shouldn’t try Blog Rush. Don’t get wamboozled.

  • Jacob Sikais

    Blog Rush is on the right track and it seems like a great widget… I am spewing though that WordPress.com doesn’t support Javascript widgets… we need to fix that right away!!!

  • blogr

    nice thing. i too signed up.

  • Edward

    I have it on my site and over valentine day I noticed that my traffic jumped through the roof. Still trying to figure out what happened but I think blogrush might be the culprit. Too bad I cannot check links from widgets yet on my site statistics.

  • medyum

    There are some posts about Blog Rush violating AdSense Policy.

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