Adios, Blog Rush
BlogRush.com was an idea hatched by founder John Reese at 4AM and fully developed at a rapid pace. Many real estate blogs adopted the free service which is a widget placed on a sidebar that features articles by others in your category that have opted in. BlogRush survived less than a year and experienced great criticism from the public ranging from style complaints to finger-pointing, calling it a Ponzi scheme which wasn’t helped by Reese’s cavalier, gritty attitude.
According to the BlogRush landing page: BlogRush didn’t grow without its fair share of problems — from security issues to abusive users trying to ‘game’ the system to much lower click-rates than expected. We also had some problems with trying to fairly control the quality of the network, and in the process made many mistakes in deciding what blogs should stay or go. All of these issues, ultimately, limited the service’s full potential.
image via: flickr
October 30, 2008 at 4:01 pm
I tried it, but it made my sight run too slow so had to take it off, perhaps it was just me.
October 31, 2008 at 7:19 pm
I never saw the benefit…it may still be on my Active Rain site – better go check.
October 31, 2008 at 7:55 pm
I hated the “related content” and it didn’t last on my personal site for more than a day. The promise was that the algorithm would get better and be more targeted but I never saw any evidence of that.