I was actually quite supportive of John Reese’s Blogrush experiment. It was spammed to death, the quality of the network went downhill rapidly, people clicked the adverts a lot less, and the targeting system was a bit of a longshot.
Alex managed to get 457 visitors from BlogRush to one of his posts with only 3888 headline impressions
Yes… the headline he used was hype and a little controversial, but ultimately as he concludes, often that is what will draw traffic.
I have been discussing various kinds of blogging community widgets as a core topic for close to 10 months now, first Mybloglog, then Bumpzee, and shortly after Blogcatalog.
From every single one of those communities I have possibly gained more traffic than I have given them in return, though it is very difficult to judge exactly when you start gaining traffic, and maybe that isn’t really the point. You can’t easily track RSS clicks to a site unless you destroy the SEO advantages of syndication by having nice clean links and ultimately you hope for people to discover you once, and then subscribe.
As you send people to a particular site, just like when you send people to a useful blog post, you don’t lose them as readers, and more often than not you get traffic back in return.
By now you might have heard of Blogrush. Whilst you might think the Blogosphere is buzzing, you should see the emails flooding in from some of the most successful marketers on the planet.
My conservative estimate is that more than 2,000,000 emails (not blog posts) have been sent out by people with very large email lists.
Blogrush has just launched and is promising to help bloggers generate more targeted traffic to their blogs.
Blog bling, blog community and blog traffic widgets are becoming quite a conjested marketplace, so what makes Blogrush, the newest contender something to take note of?