10,000+ blogs removed from BlogRush

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

John Reese, the founder of BlogRush, wrote to me (and, of course, to many other bloggers) that BlogRush is ready to roll out Phase 2 soon. He has indicated that those blogs that do not meet the requirement has been removed from the system. It is not very clear how the blogs had been evaluated. But, certainly, there is some clean-up as I had lost one of my referrals in the system.

While BlogRush promises an increase in click-rates, we need to wait and watch how it performs. The basic concept is really good as we can already see similar widgets being released like “What Others Say” widget for Wordpress and Autoroll widget for Blogger. But, the success lies in its implementation. I like John Reese’ commitment to BlogRush. I should appreciate his efforts in updating the members of the progress and replying to most the comments on his web site.

Here is a copy of the e-mail from John Reese for you to read:

An Important BlogRush News Update...

- Congratulations!
- 10,000+ Blogs Removed From BlogRush
- Phase 2 Being Deployed
- Busy Week Ahead!


You are receiving this update because your blog has passed our strict Quality Guidelines and criteria -- we believe you have a high-quality blog and we are happy you're a member of our network!

10,000+ Blogs Removed From BlogRush

We've just completed a massive SWEEP of our entire network. We've removed over *10,000* blogs (Yes, ten thousand) that did not meet our new Quality Guidelines.

We have done a huge "quality control audit" of our network and have reviewed all the blogs one-at-a-time. We will continue to review each NEW blog that is ever submitted to our network.

You will notice the HUGE DIFFERENCE in the quality of blogs that now appear in your widget. This major *sweep* of our network will also increase the click-rates across the entire network and you will start to receive more traffic.

But we're only getting started. We've got LOTS of amazing improvements in the works to help you get more daily traffic from our network.

Phase 2 Being Deployed

We're in the process of rolling out our massive "Phase 2" upgrade to BlogRush. In the next few days you'll see an all-new Dashboard, advanced statistics reporting, and much, much more.

We're introducing tons of new sub-categories to help with content relevance (which will increase click-rates and traffic).

We're also introducing a "Thin Widget" option. Many of our members cannot use the standard widget because it's too wide for their blog. This new widget format will solve this issue.

Busy Week Ahead!

We have a busy week ahead as we will start rolling out all these fantastic changes. Thanks so much for your patience! We will continue to work very hard to help drive more quality, targeted DAILY TRAFFIC to your blog.

Best Regards,

John Reese, Founder of BlogRush

If you were one of the BlogRush members that had their account deactivated, you will notice that the widget no longer will load on your blog. For now, please remove the BlogRush code from your blog. When you login to your account you will find instructions on how to resubmit your blog for review to reactivate your account.

One thing is clear. BlogRush team did not expect such a huge response from the bloggers and they were caught unprepared. They should have, in fact, implemented the review process even before allowing anyone into the system. This reverse process is going to give some negative publicity for BlogRush and could cause irrevocable bitter feeling among the bloggers.

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