Well, it seems that BlogRush has a new phase coming out. Let’s see what they’re up to now.
On the plus side, they’re adding more reports and more categories. The categories were important since the few they had were far too general and what little traffic it supplied was essentially untargeted. That’s it for the good stuff. Now lets look at why they continue to suck and suck hard.
If You’re New and Monitized, Fuggetaboutit
As I suspected in my previous post, Oh, BooHoo BlogRush Says I Suck, they are squashing and zapping any new blog that they think are ‘cheaters’. To their review process, this means that your site in monitized. Their review of this site, if it was manual and not a ‘bot, lasted all of about 3 seconds. As I figure it, they saw this was a new domain that has Adsense ads and in their words, “zapped it as quickly as possible”.
You Suck! ZAPPP!!!!
If their “massive audit” finds your quality lacking, you’ll get zapped even if you were previously approved. If their massive audit is as ‘complete’ as their sign-up review was, I expect a lot of other sites to get zapped by poorly trained or lazy reviewers who spend 3 seconds or so per site. I’d guess they have a “zaps per hour” quota or something like that. No appeal, just ZAP! because some poorly paid contractor who’s using poor criteria decides your blog sucks.
Give Us a Prime Positiion or Else
If you don’t give BlogRush a prime position on your pages you will also be zapped. Seriously, who wants to give a traffic stealing, non-income producing, extra large fat and ugly widget a prime spot on their blog?
They say they’re wanting to help low-traffic blogs but then they also say if you don’t generate traffic you’ll get zapped. WTF?
What really amazes me is the bullying tone they’re taking. You would think they were the second coming of Google or something like that. Just read their phase 2 post and see what you think. I hate bullies and that’s what BlogRush is quickly becoming.
They say if you don’t like what they’re doing then remove their widget. That’s exactly what I’ve done in my other blog. I suggest that you do the same. Don’t let these Internet bullies walk all over you. Dump ‘em. You can find much better things and more profitable to do with your blog space, even it it’s another Adsense block.