Tamar Weinberg at technipedia was axed from the BlogRush network, along with around 10,000 other bloggers this weekend, according to an email I recieved from CEO John Reese:
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.
The email I received from him also promised MOAR HITZ and BETTAR TRAFFIK, presumably because all these spam blogs are no longer on the network. It boggles my mind, and is almost a waste of time for me to attempt to construct what possible scenarios must be at play over at BlogRush HQ that causes them to delay any type of meaningful stat reporting this long and removing “spam blogs” like Tamar’s.
Essentially, all this to say what I’ve said before: ditch BlogRush. They’re not a scam, but they certainly don’t have their act together. As someone said down in the comments on Tamar’s blog: “I think a ban from Blogrush may be a badge of quality as I note some the quality of some of the blogs that run it. In fact, when I see a blog with the blogrush widget my opinion of the blogger takes a tumble.”
See ya on the show tomorrow. Deuce.
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