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Use BlogRush To Send Traffic To Your Blog

September 17th, 2007 · 7 Comments

The more observant amongst you will have noticed that I’ve installed a widget in my sidebar. It’s for BlogRush, a brand new service from Internet marketing genius John Reese and it could potentially drive thousands of new readers to your blog.

Now I’ve said previously that I’m against widgets in general as they tend to add little or no value to your site but with BlogRush, I’m prepared to make an exception. The reason being that with BlogRush you can select what sort of content is displayed in the widget so that the articles displayed are relevant to your own content. In addition, and this is the really important factor that swayed me, your syndicated content will be displayed on other blogs which relate to your niche or content so people are more likely to click on the link to visit your site.

How can you use this widget to get more traffic to your blog?

Simple. For every page view on your own blog, you generate 1 credit which equates to a link in the widget so if you get 100 page views a day, your link is displayed on the network 100 times. Now if someone joins BlogRush through your referring link, they become part of your referral network. For every one of their page views, you receive a further credit so if they get 200 page views a day, you get 100+200 credits. All of this is explained in the video on BlogRush itself but essentially you could generate thousands of credits which could convert into traffic to your site.

Reasons for signing up

Firstly it’s free and you can pull the widget at any time. Secondly John Reese is behind the project and he’s regarded by many people as one of the top Internet marketers on the planet so you can be assured that this is likely to be a success. Thirdly the earlier you sign up to the service, the more likely you are to build a substantial referral network and enjoy the extra blog traffic this can generate.

I’m going to keep an eye on how much traffic the widget generates and keep you posted but in the meanwhile why don’t you sign up and try it for yourself?

Tags: Blogging

7 responses so far ↓

  • Mike // Sep 17, 2007 at 3:29 pm

    Hmmm…guess who hadn’t checked his feedreader for a few days 😳

    OK so the world and his dog has blogged about it but I still think it’s worth mentioning on Twenty Steps. After all, you might be a cat owner and not heard about it, right?

  • TDavid // Sep 17, 2007 at 3:55 pm

    Lots of buzz for something that still doesn’t show the stats to people who signed up on Friday. Hmm, 24-48 hours? Think that time has passed. Sure, there is a message from Reese saying they are “working on it” and that it will be “soon” but that is worth adding about this new service.

  • mark // Sep 17, 2007 at 5:48 pm

    Seems like a good way to build traffic, but it’s not for me.

  • Slevi // Sep 17, 2007 at 7:54 pm

    So how good is the result in reality, let’s say for each 1000 credits you generate how many of those are turned into incoming visitors for you? If it’s not any higher than 5 I’d say it’s not even worth the trouble.

  • Mike // Sep 18, 2007 at 12:00 am

    @TDavid – I think it’s fair to say judging by John’s own comments on the site that they’ve been thoroughly overwhelmed by the take up rate on the service so teething troubles are to be expected. Yeah, it would be great to have dashboard stats available right now but that’s not a deal breaker as far as I’m concerned.

    @Mark – Why do you not think it would work for you?

    @Slevi – Well that does remain to be seen, of course. However, and this is something to consider, I’ve clicked on quite a few of the links I’ve seen displayed on other sites because the headlines interested me and the site was a new one to me. Now that’s coming from someone who normally ignores this style of widget so either I’m just clicking because it’s something new or because the information being displayed is relevant to what I’m looking for.

  • Mike // Sep 18, 2007 at 12:03 am

    One other interesting thing I’ve picked up on is that the TOS clearly state that the widget should be installed on English language blogs only but I’ve seen a number of links across the networks featuring either Chinese or Japanese script.

    Again, I’m kinda assuming that this is part of the teething problems they’re currently facing and will ironed out.

    Without doubt, though, the one thing that has been reinforced for me is that good headlines, no matter where they’re seen, illicit clicks.

  • mark // Sep 18, 2007 at 4:06 am

    @Mike: I don’t really have a blog so this widget won’t work 😉

    As for Chinese/Japanese blogs taking part:
    a/ They couldn’t read the english text that says “only english blogs allowed”. 😀
    b/ Want a piece of this excitement.