eConnect Looks to Fill BlogRush’s Shoes

Remember BlogRush? Back in October ’08 the site – which had promised a “rush” of traffic to your blog – closed its doors.

Believed to be a scam by some and a useful tool by others, the concept was relatively simple; place a widget on your site that shows links from other “related” blogs and in return earn “credits” for your headlines to be shown on other related blogs.

Looking to fill the void left by Blog Rush’s death, is eConnect (Entrepreneurs Connect) – a free service that shares and displays members’ latest RSS entries across the network. [Read more…]

RIP BlogRush (2007 – 2008)

I’ve been toying with the idea of removing the BlogRush widget from my blog for months. It always takes a bit too long to load and produces minimum traffic. Now my hand has been forced. The company has announced that it is closing shop and that all bloggers should remove the code ASAP.

Here’s the official e-mail: [Read more…]

BlogRush Fails to Deliver Impressions

Remember BlogRush, that cool little widget that snatched related stories from the blogosphere, and served them to your readers, giving you credits to get similar exposure yourself? In theory it should work, but in practice it might be lacking. John Chow certainly doesn’t get what he’s due at least:

A check of my BlogRush control panel showed I have a credit balance of 30,911,614 views. If BlogRush can serve all those impressions, and assuming a 0.25% click rate, it would result in over 77,000 visitors. Since BlogRush started, they have served less 800,000 impressions for me.

This seems to be the case for a lot of the larger blogs/networks using BlogRush. Seems like a good idea gone wrong, but then again, it is still in beta…