Over the past few days, I have seen many posts raving and ranting about the release of BlogRush and how great the service is and why it will send a lot of traffic to your site. Since so many blogs have been posting on what the new network is, I will simply blog on what’s been going on with BlogRush and it’s new members. I’ve setup this blog with the service, but was unable to add the widget to the right side of the page since it’s dimensions are larger than the space I have available. I do have the widget running on another site and have seen some traffic running through the exchange. Traffic means everything to a blog, and free traffic is even better… but we all know nothing is free, especially when it’s online! The program just went live and many bloggers have their own opinions on the new service, which I will highlight below.
I first came across John Chow blogging on BlogRush, with his "Increase Your Blog Traffic with BlogRush". Through John Chow I first learned about the program and actually watched the video he had on the site. The program looked pretty cool and reminded me a bit of LinkExchange back in the day… but with a 2.0 twist. After watching the video, I then signed up to the network.
This morning I came across a post from Shoemoney on "How to Get 45,000 Impressions a Day from BlogRush". This was quite an interesting read as Jeremy goes on to offer up his own impressions earned through the network, to anyone that signs up to BlogRush through his blog. I’m sure he will build a massive base of members under him, but not even Jeremy himself is sure how profitable they will be in the long run.
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After John’s post on BlogRush making money, John Reese himself came to make a comment on the post. You can read the full comments on Jim’s Blog. To sum it up, John Reese says they won’t be mining data and selling to others, while Jim responds with a modest post saying he still doesn’t think BlogRush will be that beneficial to other bloggers and that John Reese’s track record shows he is in it for the money. I guess only time will tell on this one.
While BlogRush is still new and less than three days old (launching date), there will be a lot of speculation on the programs performance and how "BlogRush" itself will generate money (if it ever plans to). I personally don’t have any opinions on the programs so far as it’s quite new and I haven’t been able to look at any of my initial site stats yet. However, I would love to see something like this work as it will continue to help small and large bloggers grow their presence online. How can BlogRush become the next big thing in blog promotion and what would you like to see from the network? Have you been running BlogRush (or will you), if so what are your feelings on the network?