10,000+ Blogs Removed From BlogRush

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Real Estate Agent with HER Realtors

 

I got an email 6 days ago (10/22/2007) that said....

Congratulations!
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You are receiving this update because your blog has passed our strict
Quality Guidelines and criteria -- we believe you have a high-quality
blog and we are happy you're a member of our network!

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10,000+ Blogs Removed From BlogRush
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Which blog?  

When I got above in my mailbox I was not sure which of the three blogs I put on BlogRush is considered a "a high-quality blog" it did not specify which blog it was addressing but all three blogs had a widget.  My dashboard showed all three blogs. I hoped all three were considered high-quality blogs.  I don't know why they would not be.

BlogRush?  - instructions on how to add BlogRush to your blog (BlogRush will not work on WordPress.com blogs.)  Look over in the sidebar, see the widget that says BlogRush? "From the Blogosphere" BlogRush is a feed of headlines from other blogs on your blog. You choose the category, such as real estate.

Do you want to add BlogRush to your site? Teri Lussier wants to earn her traffic the old fashioned way, "What's the Rush? Or, why I'll get my hits the old-fashioned way- I'll earn them. (Members Only)  A lot of bloggers (real estate and otherwise) warned BlogRush is a pyramid scheme.... BlogRush is not ideal for real estate blogs really.

WAIT 10/28 Wouldja looky here... I actually noticed the widget was missing on ColumbusBestBlog.com first.

This morning I noticed a big open space in the middle of my sidebar ..before going to look if BlogRush was down, or if I'd been rejected... I've been rejected. Both ColumbusBestBlog.com and Discover Columbus did not make the grade! I was going to take it off Discover Columbus anyway and the blog url / feed url for Discover Columbus is outdated.

Real Estate

Discover Columbus

Blog URL: http://maureen.Realtownblogs.com

Feed URL: http://maureen.Realtownblogs.com/rss

Review Decision: Blog Not Approved For Network

Real Estate

ColumbusBestBlog.com

Blog URL: http://columbusbestblog.com/

Feed URL: http://columbusbestblog.com/feed/

Review Decision: Blog Not Approved For Network

This blog (my ActiveRain blog )is still being reviewed according to the BlogRush dashboard. So if you are reading this and there is no widget in the sidebar, BlogRush did not approve this blog either.  
 

Real Estate

Columbus Ohio Real Estate - ActiveRain

Blog URL: http://activerain.com/blogs/columbusoh/

Feed URL: http://activerain.com/blogs/columbusoh/rss

Pending Review

The BlogRush blog makes it sound like the purges were completed by October 22, 2007, but I got the email on the 22nd saying something was accepted... one of the three, anyway.  Since, two of my blogs are now "Not Approved" and the third is "Pending Review" it does not match the time table on the BlogRush blog.

10,000+ Blogs Removed From BlogRush - October 19, 2007

BlogRush Quality Audit Complete  - October 21, 2007

They make it sound like the blogs that were not approved had lots of ads (were splogs) but they do have comments turned off and they say they made mistakes, suspended good blogs, to resubmit. Any ideas why my blogs were not approved? Not enough traffic? Not enough real estate? They are both place blogs, not strictly real estate blogs. Where the widget was on the blogs? There was lots of discussion about widget placement. I had the widget on Discover Columbus very low. It was midway up on CBB. The widget sits too high on my ActiveRain blog.

 

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Teri: thanks for the comment.  BlogRush did not really work for real estate, I never thought it would but could not resist trying to see how the widget worked.  I did not get much traffic from it, I know I posted about that in the Pyramid ... post.  I never paid much attention to their numbers that they provided which while low were generous in comparison to what Google Analytics and my server stats showed.   Will I resubmit them?  Nah.

 Maybe someone else will try to build a better mouse trap and will do something that will work for local blogs, like real estate.

"Phoenix az real estate" who left the 13th comment here was not signed in but is an AR member???? Or someone sprinkling a personal  website in comments for a member?  The link was to a website, not a blog, nothing carrying on this conversation about BlogRush as far as I could tell.  Either way a link would be against AR Guideline against promoting yourself in the comments on another member's blog. 

Sign into comment and you get a link to your profile in the signature.  Then anyone reading the comment can go to YOUR proflile, get all YOUR contact info, read all about YOU and  visit YOUR website from the profile.  

I barely got any traffic from the BlogRush Widget, the link to the Warning it's a Pyramid Scheme in my entry here was about that. 

I hope as a blogger you aren't putting your website link in comments outside ActiveRain, but I can't figure out why you'd comment spam others on ActiveRain either. ????  

October 29, 2007 11:55 AM
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Maureen McCabe
Columbus Ohio Real Estate
HER Realtors

email from my buddy John Reese at BlogRush:

The massive BlogRush "Phase 2" is now active!

New Dashboard, new reports, new widget sizes, and a lot more!

Please start by watching this VIDEO that will explain how to use it all:
http://www.blogrush.com/vphase2

* It's very important that you watch the video FIRST
or you will miss out on some of the new additions.

After you watch the video login to your account at
http://www.blogrush.com

AND...

We're not done yet!

Lots of additional improvements and features in the works!

We're working very hard to help drive even more traffic
to your blog.

Stay Tuned.

Best Regards,

John Reese
Founder of BlogRush

I have not watched the video... but I do still have a widget in the side bar here....

October 31, 2007 01:12 PM
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Joanne Hanson
Summit County, Colorado Realtor
Coldwell Banker Colorado Rockies Real Estate
Maureen, as you know, my blog is a wordpress blog and I have the widget on it.  Why do you say it doesn't work with wordpress?  I had my webdesigner install it, so maybe she found a way?  My widget is pretty far down, depending which page of my website you are looking at.  It sounds like they are pretty inconsistent, as I cannot see why your blogs would not be considered suitable!
October 31, 2007 04:29 PM
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It does NOT work with WordPress.com blogs. It never has.  WordPress.com does not allow javascript, so those who signed up for BlogRush never displayed the Widget on their blogs but their blogs were shoing on blogs of others . 

Your blog is not WordPress.com blog neither is my WordPress blog they are WordPress.org so we can use jacascript and do all kinds of things that you can not do on a WP.com blog. 

My blogs are wonderful, superior blogs.  Blogburst accepted both. That's valuable syndication.

October 31, 2007 04:53 PM
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Hey have you looked at the new dashboard? 

Columbus Ohio Real Estate - ActiveRain: http://activerain.com/blogs/columbusoh/

YOUR LAST 12 BLOG POSTSSYNDICATEDREADERSBUZZ
The Buckeyes Vs. The Badgers..215-dashbord
What Realtown.com Did To Their Blogs Worked...1,6253dashbord
"Zillow To Buy Activerain"1,8837dashbord
Powell Property Participates In The National Open House Sunday 2,057-dashbord

You can drill down in categories on BlogRush now... residential real estate, commercial real estate, mortgages, etc. I still don't think it works for residential real estate unless you are blogging to the other residential real estate bloggers not to their readers (consumers, local people, not real estate business people.)

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