Generate Free Blog Traffic with BlogRush

| August 15, 2008 | 5 Comments

GrowthThere is no need to state the obvious, but I will. If you’re looking to earn money with your blog must get traffic.

There are all types of ways to generate traffic to your blog. You can spend your time, your money or both trying to get traffic. You can spend time submitting your pages to social networking sites, writing articles, commenting on blogs, posting in forums, etc. Or, you can spend your money purchasing links, buying the latest gadget or subscribing to a monthly program “guaranteed” to bring you traffic. I tend to spend time rather than money generating traffic.

BlogRush

Since my spare time is dwindling and I’m frugal and don’t believe in paying for traffic, I was pretty excited when I stumbled across a website that can generate blog traffic without spending a lot of time and of course not spending any money. The name of the site is Blog Rush. With BlogRush you can generate targeted traffic to your blog for free. The cool thing about BlogRush is that the longer you use them to more exposure your blog gets.

Here’s how it works.

First you go to the BlogRush site and setup an account. All you have to do is provide your blog name, the URL, the RSS feed location and select a blog category that best fits your blog. BlogRush will generate a code that you must insert into your blog. Once the code is installed it takes approximately one to two days for BlogRush to review your blog for approval. They use a manual approval process because they want to weed out bogus blogs.BlogRush

In my case, in less than 24 hours my blog was accepted. Once accepted, my BlogRush widget (yes it’s the gadget located to the right side of my blog) began displaying the latest posts for blogs in my blogging category. These blogs are all approved blogs within the BlogRush network (I have the option of filtering out blogs and/or keywords that I don’t want to appear on my site).

Now the fun part

Every No Job for Mom page impression in which the widget is displayed, my blog earns a credit. A BlogRush credit means that my latest blog posts will now be displayed as a link within widgets on other related blogs across the BlogRush network. So, if my blog gets 100 page views daily, that means that my latest post will appear 100 times on related blogs within my blogs category. Pretty cool, huh? Wait, it does not stop there.

Referral Growth

Here’s where it gets good. If someone clicks on the “Add your Blog Posts FREE” text or the “Blog Rush” tab at the bottom of the widget, they have the opportunity to sign up for their own BlogRush widget. If they do sign up, I’ll earn credits not only of my blog’s page impressions, but also for each referral’s blog impressions.

Stop and think for a minute. Let’s say my blog gets 100 page impressions a day and so does my referral. As a result, I earn 200 credits each day so my latest blog posts will be displayed on 200 related blogs across the BlogRush network. But it doesn’t stop there.

Exponential Exposure

If my referral “A.” with 100 page impressions a day gets a referral “B” who also has 100 page impressions a day guess what: “A” + “B” + “Me” = 300 daily earned credits. Yep, that means my latest blog post is now being displayed on 300 network blogs per day.

BlogRush goes 10 deep with referrals so referrals “A” + “B” + “C” …. “J” + “Me” = A lot of impressions. You see how it can exponentially increase your blog’s exposure.

You can add as many blogs as you want your account and earn credits across each of the blogs. The key with BlogRush is to title your posts with attention grabbing, eye-catching titles. You don’t want spammy Growthtitles but you don’t want bland boring titles that wont entice the reader to click on your link.

Check it out

For more information on blog rush check out their website. Be sure to watch the video tutorial. It explains the whole process a heck of a lot better than I did. It’s all about generating free blog traffic.

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Category: Advertising, Blog, Earning Money, Paid Blogging, Social Networking, Traffic

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Felicia A. Williams is a freelance writer and blogger. She spends the majority of her time with her family and writing. If she's not writing or commenting on NJFM, she's either outside smelling the roses or writing articles for one of her other sites.

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  1. Felicia says:

    Easy come, easy go.

    I received an email today that Blogrush is shutting down. Here’s the email:

    After careful consideration, we have decided to shutdown the BlogRush service. If you have the widget code on your blog you will need to remove it.

    When BlogRush launched in late-2007 it spread like wildfire all over the Web. Thousands of bloggers were talking about it and the service exploded to become one of the fastest growing free services in the history of the Web. During the first year of the service it successfully served 3.4 Billion blog post headlines and the BlogRush widget could be found on blogs all over the world; even up until the moment we closed down the service.

    BlogRush didn’t grow without its fair share of problems — from security issues to abusive users trying to ‘game’ the system to much lower click-rates than expected. We also had some problems with trying to fairly control the quality of the network, and in the process made many mistakes in deciding what blogs should stay or go. All of these issues, ultimately, limited the service’s full potential.

    Our team worked very hard to try and build a service that would truly help bloggers of all sizes get free traffic to their blogs. This was our primary focus. Not once did we ever try to monetize the service with ads or anything else. BlogRush never made a single penny in revenue. We wanted to be able to help our users FIRST and then worry about monetizing the service later. Unfortunately, the service didn’t work out like we had hoped. (It happens.)

    I want to say “Thank You” to all of the great bloggers that at least gave BlogRush a test to see if it would work for them. We sincerely appreciate you giving the service a try.

    We have received several offers & inquiries about acquiring BlogRush, but we are choosing not to go that route. While many might think this is crazy, we truly feel it’s the ‘right’ thing to do for our users. Believe it or not, it’s not always about the money. In fact, BlogRush will have lost a small fortune when it’s all said and done, and it was by choice. There were many things we could have done to monetize the service but we wanted to make sure it was going to benefit our users first.

    Last but not least I want to say that I hope the failure of this service doesn’t in any way discourage other entrepreneurs from coming up with crazy ideas at 4AM (like I did with this one) and from “going for it” to just try and see if something will work. Without trying there can be no success. And as we all know, ideas are worthless without action. The Web wouldn’t be what it is today without entrepreneurs trying all sorts of crazy ideas.

    On behalf of the entire BlogRush team, we wish the best of luck to everyone with their own blogs, ideas, and crazy ventures.

    Sincerely,

    John Reese

  2. Felicia says:

    The way I look at it, what do I have to lose in giving them a try? It’s free, it don’t have to waste time ‘working it’ and if I find that I need the blog real estate for something more lucrative, I’ll change it then. In the meanwhile…I’ll keep BlogRushing.

  3. Frank C says:

    Here’s the deal with BlogRush. It is useless. I’ve gotten more traffic to my blog by telling people how bad it is than the widget ever sent to the blog where I had it installed for a few months.

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  4. MsMayor says:

    You have some of the most informative info- thanks

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  5. Robin says:

    Great information on this website. Thanks so much.

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