BlogRush, the traffic building widget started by Internet marketing kinpin, John Reese, has decided to close it doors forever. Launched in late 2007, BlogRush spread like a wildfire all over the Web as thousands of bloggers (me included) installed the widget. However, fast growth brought its share of problems.
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.
I wrote a post on what went wrong with BlogRush back in September. I guess they were unable to overcome the problems. If you’re still running the BlogRush widget, it’s time to remove it.