If someone has told me that I should try out a service that provides traffic to a blog, based on you showing the RSS feeds of other blogs, and earning syndication credits for each new person I refer, I would have dismissed it as some kind of blog multi-level-marketing pyramid scheme.
How does BlogRush work?
BlogRush users earn “syndication credits” (the right to have their blog post titles shown inside a widget on another related blog) based on their own traffic (loads of the widget) as well as the traffic of other users they refer to BlogRush. Users can automatically refer others to BlogRush via special links on the widget, as well as through the promotion of a special referral URL they are given.
BlogRush is a “Cooperative Syndication Network” that rewards its users for their contributions to the network — from the impressions they provide of the BlogRush Widget to the referral of other users through 10 ‘generations’ of activity and the impressions of the widget that they provide. BlogRush was designed to be incredibly viral and to provide its users with tremendous distribution leverage to receive exposure for their blog content (onto related content blogs) that they could never achieve on their own; at least without a massive advertising budget.
It at least sounds like something worth testing so I have added to MP. While it’s always nice to earn additional traffic, you can trust that if the widget spews nothing but spam, it will be removed faster than you can say “BlogRush”.
UPDATE: Two days in, still no traffic.
UPDATE 2: My video thoughts of BlogRush.
UPDATE 3: Starting to get traffic numbers. Would you be impressed with a 0.0017% click thru rate?
Disclosure: Suffice to say, all links to BlogRush are referral links.