Harry Blalock sent me an invitation to join Blog Rush. It is another one of those programs designed to drive traffic to your website.
Harry previously sent me an invitation to Link Referral, which I now think sucks. I tried it out and it hardly sent any traffic my way. The only way to get good traffic from it is to spend about an hour a day playing with it. I'm not down with that. I junked it.
Blog Rush seems to work better. You can put it on your blog and forget about it. The traffic comes automatically.
The way it works is you put a widget on your website that displays the links of five other websites. Every time you display the widget (i.e. every time your page loads), you earn 1 credit that is good for 1 link to your website. The link will appear in the widget on someone else's website.
Users pick a category for their websites. Websites in the same category will show links to other websites in the same category. The idea is that people looking at websites in one category will be interested in other websites in the same category. It makes sense to me. For example, my blog is basically a travel blog because most of my readers are in the Mainland. My blog therefore will pop up on other websites that choose travel as a category.
Blog Rush also has a referral system built into their program. For example, Harry Blalock referred me. Every time his page reloads, Harry gets 1 credit. Every time my page reloads, I get 1 credit and Harry gets 1 credit. If Jeff were to sign up under my referral number and have the widget appear on his blog, Jeff would get 1 credit, I would get 1 credit, and Harry would get 1 credit. This goes on up to ten levels (with 1/2 credit awarded through levels 3-6 and 1/8 credit awarded for levels 7-10).
I have already received a few hits even though I haven't tried to recruit any other bloggers yet. This is because I get a good amount of traffic per day, between 300-500 and occasionally up to 10,000 unique visitors, so this is something that will work quickly for me. If you don't have that much traffic, it may be a while before you start earning enough credits to see a jump in traffic, but if you are willing to recruit some other bloggers, the potential for payoff is exponential.
Websites that have few unique visitors, but a ton of reloads, like the Middle Road people, would benefit greatly from this widget. Every time someone reloaded their page, they would earn 1 credit.
If everyone on Saipan put this on their blog, we'd see a lot of traffic coming our way. There are over 120 blogs on The Master List and a handful on Coconuts Abroad. If only a few of these added this widget, I think we'd see a surge in traffic in just a few days. All of the Saipan Blogs are linked together, so we would all benefit.
I, The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ, endorse Blog Rush.
Please sign up and add the widget to your website. It takes less than a minute and you'll start earning credits right away. I had my first hit within hours.