BlogRush appears to be a giant stuffed turkey
Am I alone in thinking that BlogRush is a giant stuffed turkey? As of writing this I have past the 10,000 impressions mark, and received a grand total of 2 clicks. From what I've picked up from various forums, my experience with BlogRush is not unique.
I've also noticed a high proportion of hastily slapped together, spam riddled, made for adsense, style blogspot blogs turning up in the widget displayed on this site. How could those sorts of sites get displayed so frequently?
Well, as it turns out, there is a simple way to exploit BlogRush to boost your impression count, and as a result, have your headlines displayed more frequently. It's all done with a bit of php scripting (apparently this one resolves any IP + UserAgent issues?), but I think it's better explained if you it from the source here, BlogRush exploit.
No doubt the people behind BlogRush will be trying to close that loophole pretty quickly, although I'd imagine that even if they do, other loopholes will more than likely be discovered.
Bottom line, would I recommend BlogRush?
Nope. Unless things improve with the way the system runs I wouldn't recommend BlogRush to my friends. It's delivering no where near enough traffic to be worth the side bar space. That being said, if you really must join BlogRush, to feel the disappointment for yourself, feel free to use my affiliate link, you never know, it might bring me in that one extra visitor for the month!