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BlogRush Widget Termination T Minus 24 Hours



So, I promised that if BlogRush didn’t live up to the hype, I’d remove it tout suite.

Well, it’s been up since Sunday afternoon and here’s the number of referrals showing in my web analytics…

0

Woohoo!

With that, consider this the 24 hour countdown to the nuking of BlogRush from this site. If I don’t see any significant referrals in the next 24 hours, it’s gone! ;-)

  • http://www.techipedia.com Tamar Weinberg

    I called it. And you got a hat tip there too. :P

    P.S. Is it just me or is your comments box larger than usual?

  • http://www.marketingpilgrim.com Andy Beal

    Do you have the FF webdeveloper toolbar running? That sometimes causes problems.

  • http://www.govisithawaii.com Sheila

    Yep – these BlogRush referrals are extremely underwhelming.

  • http://www.billhartzer.com Bill Hartzer

    I thought I’d test it out, as well…only because I have some white space to fill. I’m definitely going to see if there’s any traffic, though and perhaps replace it with something else in a few days.

  • http://www.man-o-pause.com Nicolette Beard

    I had the same issue with the Minkey Network. I added it to my blog and after one day couldn’t figure out the value and deleted it.

    I did just find a cool tool to embed podcasts on your website or blog from http://www.talkshoe.com which categorizes topics. I’m adding a technology feed to my DIY Internet Marketing page which should help the small businesses and service professionals who visit my site.

  • http://www.markbarrera.com Mark Barrera

    I am seeing the exact same results on my blog. I thought I would see SOMETHING with all the hype around the net for this service. I guess I was wrong.

  • http://www.smallbusinesssem.com/ Matt McGee

    I installed it Sunday and have seen a jump in both feed subscribers and traffic, not to mention new faces showing up in the MyBlogLog widget — icons I’ve never seen before.

    So the question is … does BlogRush itself show up in my referrals, or will the blog my link was on show up?

  • http://www.techipedia.com Tamar Weinberg

    I do, Andy, but oddly enough I’m now doing this on another computer and I don’t see the enlarged comments screen. Maybe it has something to do with the different resolutions of each monitor. Shrug.

  • http://web-professor.net webprofessor

    I killed it after I saw my third error message. Besides banner exchanges are so 90’s

  • http://www.jaankanellis.com Jaan Kanellis

    Only had it up for today and I am not seeing any referrals. Will hold on for a week or so until I see more webmaster feedback.

  • http://symbiancorner.blogspot.com William

    If it won’t work I will remove it too.

  • http://www.benjaminchristie.com Benjamin Christie

    yep nearly gone from my site too. 3 days and 0.

  • http://www.wordhugger.com Word Hugger

    It has been over-hyped, and easily cheated. I think they need to redo the code and launch when it is ready.

  • http://www.thevanblog.com Steven Bradley

    It’s certainly been overhyped, but I’m willing to give it more than a few days to see what happens. While I wasn’t expecting much from the beginning I’m curious to see where it will be in a few weeks.

  • http://www.seopittfall.com Stephen Pitts

    Andy,
    I waited until Monday to write a post on the topic and added the widget script in the post. Still on the fence about adding it to my sidebar.

    Once I completed the post, I found an off topic post in the fourth spot on my blog and decided that I would not add this to my site (sexual related).

    I think BlogRush will follow the same path as snap, looks like a good idea but doesn’t translate into a great idea.

  • http://www.widgetslab.com/ Derek Anderson

    I am agreeing with Matt McGee above. I’m not too worried about the referrals (it’d be nice but…)it’s the traffic. As I get more ‘credits’ I gain more exposure across more widgets. Which has been bringing more people from places like MyBlogLog(this is easy to see) others sources may not be as apparent.
    Remember…a vast majority of Internet users can’t get past Yahoo! games and their email inbox.

  • http://wiselaw.blogspot.com Garry

    This doesn’t seem to be a very successful project, does it?

  • http://www.untechy.com unTECHy

    With all the hype out there, expectations are very high while results are significantly less.

    I think once blogrush gets their algorithm down, it could be a very successful program.

    Until then, you’ll have your nay’ sayers.

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