…and promises more traffic!
BlogRush, the controversial traffic generating widget today announced the removal of 10,000 sites that didn’t meet their rigid criteria. This has been in the works for some time and has required the manual approval of an untold number of sites. I assume many people had to sift through the BlogRush network and see who was legitimate and who was scamming the system. If you want to be a part of the BlogRush network, your site will have to be comprised of more than plagiarized content and ads.
Where is Google?
As an industry leader, I’d like to see Google do some house cleaning as well. There must be a million ‘Scam Sites’ listed in their search results. I’m sure some of them are Blogger blogs as well.
BlogRush founder, John Reese says:
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.
Blogrush indicates that they will be adding many new sub-categories to better target widget traffic. A new dashboard to help in the deployment and configuration of your BlogRush widget. Also a new “Thin Widget” for those that need a narrower widget to fit in their blog scheme better.
All in all a welcome upgrade to the BlogRush service!