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BlogRush Offers Free Syndicated Blog Traffic

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.

However, enough bloggers have pinged me about BlogRush–including Mrs Beal and Bonnie–so I thought I’d check it out.

How does BlogRush work?

BlogRush Battling Bozos

I’m still not seeing anything more than a handful of clicks from the BlogRush network and the service is still struggling to deliver the syndication credits it owes us. At least BlogRush has emailed its users acknowledging their concerns and also admitting that ”bozos have come out of the woodwork and are trying to cheat the BlogRush system.” No, really?

Here are the steps BlogRush says they’re taking to cut down on the spam and increase the quality of the network.

1. We’re moving to a MANUAL REVIEW process. No more automation. We will be reviewing ALL blogs submitted to BlogRush. If the quality of the blog is poor, they will not be allowed to participate. We’re going to start reviewing ALL the blogs that are currently in our network and will be disabling the accounts for poor quality blogs.

BlogRush Finally Adds Reports But Traffic is Very Poor

So, here’s the latest episode in the BlogRush saga.

I’m now finally seeing some stats when I login to the service. Great!

Unfortunately, it shows that I’m giving BlogRush more than its giving back.

Credits Earned Last 7 Days: 11,827 (which is really less than 2 days)

Number of Syndication Credits Delivered: 1,715

Number of clicks: 3

Number of clicks showing in Google Analytics: 3

Ok, so the good news is that I’m seeing the stats and it’s matching up with my own analytics. But BlogRush has managed to deliver less than 10% of what it owes me in traffic, and the click thru rate is 0.0017%.

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! ;-)

Video: Is BlogRush Legit or a Scam?

In this week’s episode of Marketing Pilgrim Live kicks off with my thoughts on BlogRush. Is it legitimate or will it turn out to be nothing more than a scam? I don’t hold anything back, so check it out. ;-)

Also discussed, Google Presentation, Yahoo Mash, Microsoft’s Gatineua and SEOmoz.

Enjoy!

Attention! Win Copies of Jim Kukral’s New Book

Jim Kukral is the master at getting attention.

I remember when BlogRush had the entire blogging community in a tizzy. Jim jumped on the overhyped-widget-bandwagon and grabbed thousands of email sign-ups for his alternative “BlogBucks” service. BlogBucks promised untold riches but ended up being nothing more than a spoof. Jim deleted all the subscribers but in just a couple of days proved that he was the master at gaining Attention!

If I listed out every instance of Jim’s ability to get you to “click” then we’d be here all day. Instead, how about we just give away 3 copies of Jim Kukral’s awesome new book Attention! and you can see for yourself?

Filled with case studies and real-world examples, Jim explains strategies and techniques, including:

Pilgrim’s Picks for September 17

There’s more going on in the blogosphere than just the hype surrounding BlogRush. Here are today’s best links: