Well I finally bit the bullet and signed up for Blogrush. I believe BlogRush only opened it’s doors last week but already thousands upon thousands of bloggers have signed up for a free account.
So what is Blogrush anyway?
Well, simply put, it’s another way to promote your blog. You sign up, add your blogs feed to Blogrush and then put the widget on your site. The widget will show blogs that are in the same category as the one you listed your blog under. In this way, your blog will be promoted on sites similar to your own. If your visitors like your site they’ll probably be interested in visiting some of the blogs that show up in your widget so you’ll be helping out other bloggers too.
It’s a win win situation!
Here’s how Blogrush explains things:
What Is BlogRush And Why Should I Use It?
BlogRush is a “Cooperative Syndication Network.” It’s a network of blogs that run a small “widget” on their pages. Each time this widget is loaded it will contain 5 clickable headlines which are the blog post titles to other users’ posts. Clicking on any of these links will open a new browser window and load the blog and full post. Users earn “syndication credits” based on each time their blog loads the widget as well as each time any of their referrals (users that signup after clicking the “add your blog posts” link on the widget) loads the widget. They also earn additional credit based on all the activity through 10 generations of referrals. 1 Syndication Credit = having one of their recent blog post titles served inside the widget on another member’s blog.
How Do I Earn Syndication Credits?
Syndication credits are earned based on the following formula: You earn credits on your own traffic using a 1:1 ratio. (One credit for each time the widget is served.) You then earn credits based on your referrals traffic (and their referrals traffic) through 10 generations of referrals based on the following ratios: 1st and 2nd generation (i.e. your direct referrals and their direct referrals) 1:1, 3rd – 6th generation = 1:4 ratio, 7th – 10th generation = 1:8 ratio. After all the math is calculated, there is a surplus of 1 headline space (5 spaces in each widget load) for every 10 that are served. So 10% of all the headline space is reserved for BlogRush itself to sell or use.
So if those of you who haven’t signed up yet would sign up under me using my referral code I’d appreciate it as I need some referrals in order to have my blog posts show up in my widget. Once you sign up invite some friends and make a blog post to get others to sign up under you.
My widget is in the lower left sidebar, but I thought I’d also try putting it in this post so that you an clearly see what it looks like:
Get in on the BlogRush early! Sign up now!