BlogRush finally got their stats page working and I figure I would share my numbers. From what I can tell, the BlogRush stats are almost in real time. There looks be to a few minutes delay between updates.
The Dashboard shows a bunch of useful information with the most important being how many syndication credits you have earned. Other stats include number of bloggers in your network, credit earned today, last 7 days and last 30 days. There is also activity by generation. BlogRush offer ten generations of affiliate sign up. I’m happy to report that I already have sign ups at the tenth level.
Syndication Credit Earned
The Syndication Credit Earned chart shows one week of activities. As you can see, I started running BlogRush on Saturday – the day it launched – and growth has been explosive. There are still four hours left in the day and I already passed 100,000 syndication credits.
Credit Balance & Referral Network Stats
The current credit balance shows how many impression you have build up that will be shown in other BlogRush widgets. The referral network shows how many blogs are in your network.
Activity by Generation
The activity by generation shows how your network is made up. The chart also shows how much traffic each generation is producing.
Syndication activity shows how many times your RSS headline has been shown on other blogs running the BlogRush widget and how many clicks those impressions got. BlogRush has shown my headlines 27,293 times and produced 91 clicks. That’s a very low click rate. Mind you, part of the reason for the low click rate is my fault. I haven’t been using the most captivating headlines for my last few posts. Another reason for the low click rate is many bloggers are placing the widget in low click sections of their blogs.
The key to doing well with BlogRush will be to use really enticing headlines and build up a lot of syndication credits. Just running the Widget should get you some referrals, but you will get much better results by blogging about it.
Feel free to share your BlogRush stats in the comments, or post them on your blog and send a trackback so I can check it out.
Against The Google TOS?
A few bloggers have tried to grab some headlines by posting that BlogRush maybe against the Google AdSense TOS. They point to this post from Google as their reason.
As many of you already know, our program policies strictly prohibit any means of artificially generating ad impressions or clicks, including third-party services such as paid-to-click, paid-to-surf, auto-surf, and click-exchange programs. These programs offer incentives for users to view web pages or click on ads, resulting in activity that is harmful to our advertisers.
How anyone can think BlogRush is a traffic exchange service is beyond me. The service helps you generate traffic, but it doesn’t exchange it. The service doesn’t artificially generate ad impressions or clicks either. BlogRush doesn’t offer any incentives for users to view web pages or click on ads. Someone reads your headline on another blog running the widget, click on it to visit your blog. What’s illegal about that?