Even a simple search for BlogRush at Sphinn returns 2 pages of results with 8 posts that have “gone hot” regarding the topic.
Now that there has been so much buzz, that was a bit unfounded, as there have been many holes in the service. Now they have offended many bloggers by automatically dismissing them. I can understand if they have guidelines, but they seem to be using this with the same reckless abandonment that they did when accepting all of the blogs in the initial launch.
Here is some of the most recent news (this is from an email announcing the updates for those blogs that “passed“):
You are receiving this update because your blog has passed our strict Quality Guidelines and criteria — we believe you have a high-quality blog and we are happy you’re a member of our network!
10,000+ Blogs Removed From BlogRush
We’ve just completed a massive SWEEP of our entire network. We’ve removed over *10,000* blogs (Yes, ten thousand) that did not meet our new Quality Guidelines.
We have done a huge “quality control audit” of our network and have reviewed all the blogs one-at-a-time. We will continue to review each NEW blog that is ever submitted to our network.
You will notice the HUGE DIFFERENCE in the quality of blogs that now appear in your widget. This major *sweep* of our network will also increase the click-rates across the entire network and you will start to receive more traffic.
But we’re only getting started. We’ve got LOTS of amazing improvements in the works to help you get more daily traffic from our network.
I guess I will be doing the same thing that I did before, waiting for the dust to settle and see if this can become what it claims to be!