On my blog, the Blog Rush widget is showing links to those that do not have the widget installed, and I believe I’ve figured out why.
On the home page of blog Rush today, they address some of the issues people have been discussing in the blogosphere, and while they don’t address my issue specifically, they did say this:
While we’ve been busy optimizing our network, we were using some public RSS feeds to balance out activity so no widget would have any empty space.
Since I chose to put my blog in “technology” as opposed to “marketing”, I can only assume that the brand new service has very few (if any) technology blogs available yet. Admittedly, this is a guess, but I believe it’s a valid explanation. Otherwise, as I said in my other post, there would be no point.
In the meantime I’m continuing to use it, and you can see it in action over on the right side. I’m unable to think of a single reason why using Blog Rush is not perfectly fine, so I am continuing my affiliation for the time being. I continue to remain a skeptic of anything that seems too easy, but I’m certainly not stupid, and this seems like a good idea
In the best case scenario, you get relevant inbound links from related blogs that drive traffic and interested visitors. (Any search engine ranking benefit that Google may assign you for the thing that links is purely accidental and unintentional
Try out Blog Rush for yourself… In the worst-case scenario, you provide links to other blogs that are relevant to your own subject matter, giving your visitors more information and a better user experience.