BlogRush is supposed to ‘syndicate’ your recent posts across the blogosphere, i.e. on blogs that contain their widget, generating new visitors interested in the post title. Andy Beard had good experience with increased and diverse traffic, giving it a thumbs up in his post‘Blogrush 7 critical mistakes’ with advice on using it wisely to build traffic.
BlogRush is free (not counting the large space the widget takes up on your blog, advertising their service) so I registered. If anyone joins from my widget I get credit for a referral, as well as credits each time the widget is displayed. Credits have no monetary value but are used to syndicate posts on other blogs. My posts got lots of exposure according to their stats, but no click-traffic to speak of. Seems I’m not the only one. I had trouble finding any recent reviews, but here’s what some others wrote about:
– Lee McIntyre did what I did, namely add the widget and continue business as usual. We both realizied later that when a post is syndicated you only see the title and ours were less than enticing! Read more of his research at ‘Why I’m no longer using blogrush’
– John Raul said that Blogrush brings no good traffic unfortunately’ and likes the idea but thinks visitors are leery about clicking widgets and prefer a link in the article itself.
Another person’s experience was :
30 posts, 20800 syndications and 15 clicks, over 16 wks. While mine is 15 posts, 2500 syndications, 7 clicks, over 3 weeks. Most of the exposure was for the first day (1600 with 5 readers!!!). Syndication steadily dropped.
Blogrush gives you an interest meter from ‘icy’, ‘so so’ to ‘hot’ and ‘flaming’. I created a post as a note to myself to review the Bla.st website offering free ads, but published by mistake! Interestingly that post with a strange title was ‘flaming’ the minute it reached BlogRush even though there was only one reader. Says something about catchy and mysterious titles. I unpublished, and the meter went to brown but it still gets exposure.