BlogRush amoebas ban high quality blogs in favor of crap

Whilst blogs like The Tampon Blog are considered “high quality” by clueless amoebas hired by BlogRush, many great blogs like Tamar’s were banned by the Reeve gang.

In my book that qualifies BlogRush as a full blown scam. If it’s not a scam, it’s an amateurish operation intended to hoodwink bloggers at least. Hiring low-life surfers for 12 bucks per hour to judge the quality of blogs talking about topics the average assclown on BlogRush’s payroll cannot understand is ridiculous, if not a sign of criminal intent. Here is how they hire their amoebas:

We’re looking to hire a bunch of people that would like to earn some extra cash. If you or someone you know might be interested, please forward this message to them. This would be perfect for a stay-at-home mom, college student, or anyone else looking to make some extra money.

All that’s required is sitting in front of their computer and doing the following…

Login to our Review System with an account we will setup for them. There will be a top “frame” control strip that has a few buttons:

“Approve” “Reject” and “Not Sure.”

The bottom frame will automatically load a blog that needs to be reviewed. After reviewing the blog, just press the appropriate button. That’s it.

* We have created a little training video to teach reviewers what to look for and how to decide what gets approved or rejected. It’s very simple.

After pushing one of the buttons the next blog to be reviewed automatically loads in that bottom frame. It’s as simple as that.

Here’s The Deal…

We’re paying USD $12.00/hour for this review work. It’s not a fortune, but it’s a pretty simple task. Heck, just put on some music and sit back and review some blogs. Pretty easy work. :-)

I’m not pissed because they rejected me and lots of other great blogs. I’m not even pissed because they sent emails like

Congratulations! 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!

to blogs which didn’t even bother to put up their crappy widget. I’m pissed because they constantly lie and cheat:

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.

They still do not send any|much traffic to niche blogs, they still get cheated, and they still have tons of crap in their network. They still overpromise and underdeliver. There’s no such thing as a “massive amount of targeted traffic” sent by BlogRush.

The whole BlogRush operation is a scam. Avoid BlogRush like the plague.

BlogRush's pile of crapUpdate: Here is one of John Reeve’s lame excuses, posted in reply to a “reviewed and dumped by BlogRush idiots” post on John Cow’s blog. A laughable pile of bullcrap, politely put.

John Reese from BlogRush here.

I am not sure why your blog wasn’t approved by the reviewer that reviewed your blog. (We have a team of reviewers.) From what I can tell, your blog passes our guidelines. I’m not sure if the reviewer loaded your blog on a day where your primary post(s) were heavy on the promotional side or not — that’s just a guess of what might have influenced them.

You have my email address from this comment. Please contact me directly (if you wish) and I will investigate the issue for you and see about reactivating your account.

AND FOR THE RECORD…

No one is being BANNED from BlogRush. If any account doesn’t have any approved blogs, the account is moved to an “inactive” status until changes are made or until another blog that meets our guidelines gets approved. Nothing happens to referrals or an account’s referral network; they are left completely intact and as soon as the account is “active” again everything returns to the way it was.

* I just found out that your pingback message was deleted by one of our blog moderators because we don’t want any comments (or pingbacks) showing up for that main post. A few childish users started posting profanity and other garbage that was getting past our filters and we needed to shut it off for now.

There’s no “conspiracy theory” happening. In fact, we’ve been incredibly transparent and honest ever since we launched — openly admitting to mistakes that we’ve made and what we planned to do about them.

~John



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17 Comments to "BlogRush amoebas ban high quality blogs in favor of crap"

  1. Lucia on 22 October, 2007  #link

    It is pretty sad right now. . .

    I feel a little sorry for John Reese right now. He didn’t plan well, and things are just going so very badly.

    Of course, I don’t feel badly enough to not point out just how badly blogrush is doing! :)

  2. Igor The Troll on 22 October, 2007  #link

    Sebastian, who cares if your blog is in their widgets, my forum trafic comes from people who know me and what to read what I have to say.Honestly, recently even Google referels to my forum and my business Website are crap, they click come and leave and sometimes waste my time and my team’s time…I rather have loyal users who come to me year after year than people who do not know what they want.Maybe before it was worth to get them becaus ethey click the Adsense thingy, but now a days, they getting smart and not botheering with clicking that, so why do you need them to consume your bandwith. They are more of a liability that an an asset…Hey keep up the good work. Like to read your atuff, and no hard feeling about GWHG, It was more about principle than anything else.But I definitly have more things to do then voluntier my time and energy over there…the OP’s do not listen anyways, they just looking for a short cut to gain on Google.Looks Like JohnMu is in, but I do not think he will be happy there; anyway, if g will offer you that job, I do not think you will go for it. :)

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  4. Sebastian on 23 October, 2007  #link

    Igor, there’s no such thing as bad traffic. The point is that BlogRush doesn’t send a reasonable amount of traffic at all, and then hires brain dead monkeys to review blogs resulting in banned quality blogs as well as appreciated crap in the BlogRush network. I wrote it off a few days after the launch, but there are lots of bloggers who promoted it, sent shitloads of traffic to BlogRush, and now got the sack for no other reason than a flawed business model made by John Reese and implemented by amoebas.

  5. Igor The Troll on 23 October, 2007  #link

    Sebastian, looks like they did it to you guys…

    Never trust these assholes…they always come in looking clean to sucker in people than they turn around and give you the pocky..

    I saw a lot of that in my little group that I did. They came in asking for help, but after I investigated,found how dirty they are. I told them how they need to clean themselves up.

    But instead of listing to me they went around spreading all kinf of rumors about me.
    One guy had a double profile and pposted in my group and Matt C. I caught him that he had two duplicate Websites. I posted about it on DaveN blog, and later found out it got syndicated to Google finance news. It turned out the owner of the domains was a blue chip public company.

    Two weeks later the company stock tanked 20%, and that is a lot for a blue chip. The OP came to the thread crying why did I do it, and he did not do anything.

    Hey the buttom line, if this people try to use us and take advantage of us, shit will come back to them.

    So do not wory about BlogRush, they will get what they deserve. So chear up and keep up the good work.

  6. Igor The Troll on 23 October, 2007  #link

    Actually I would persevire and would take advantage of the negativity they are spweing at you guys.

    Use them and abuse them. :)

    I learned since I was young sometimes you need to fight fire with fire, remember it is not a fare game!

    So give them hell, and let them beg for mercy.

    I think colectivly bloggers have more power than corporations.

  7. Sebastian on 23 October, 2007  #link

    Igor, please read my comment policy. If you want to comment here, stay on topic and slow down your posting frequency. I’ll not wait as long as Matt Cutts before I nuke all your comments.

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  11. Sam Freedom on 25 October, 2007  #link

    Holy Crap-camoleys, a blogger after my heart…

    I love the brash, straightforwardness. Sometimes I think I’m the only one willing to speak to truth… even to occasionally find out that I’m wrong. But you hit the nail on the head with this.

    I’ve been railing against marketers who, riding on their initial success from when SPAM was in its infancy, present something half-assed that actually injures people. I can’t say much about Reese or BlogRush in this regard though you seem to have done so nicely but I will say that I think internet marketers who made their bones BEFORE the anti-SPAM backlash shouldn’t be getting themselves into ventures better reserved for serious, sit-at-home techno-geeks who live, breathe, and eat for the love of technical perfection and not for the love of viral fleecings.

    Thanks for the breath of fresh air…
    Sam Freedom

    [Thanks Sam. I’ve removed your links, see my comment policy. Sebastian]

  12. Nick Georgakis on 25 October, 2007  #link

    Hello Sebastian,
    My high quality I hope :-) , blog - homepage has also been rejected from BlogRush for publishing a slightly negative review for their system , saying that they failed miserably to deliver the traffic they had promised!
    I have published my experience in
    BlogRush … failure
    One of the most positive things from that story is that I found a few more great sites like yours! As another commenter said:
    It’s a badge of quality to be banned from BR and has more PR value.
    Cheers! & Keep up the good work!

  13. Sebastian's Pamphlets on 25 October, 2007  #link

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  14. Simonne on 26 October, 2007  #link

    :lol: I like the “amoebas” approach! My blog was also rejected, and I feel very good to be in such an honorable company, with all those good blogs denied access to that scam of BlogRash ;)

  15. Sebastian on 26 October, 2007  #link

    Nick, thanks and I’m glad that you like my stuff. Of course it’s a honor to receive a BlogRush deactivation email. :)

  16. bernie on 26 October, 2007  #link

    Just FYI, I linked to your article from “Blogrush is run by Idiots”

    [Thanks for the link Bernie. I had to remove your URLs because the picture of Mohammed would offend some of my readers. This is not a political blog, I provide technical information and opinions to anyone regardless their religion, political views, race, or whatever. That’s just the wrong platform for links like yours, I’m not intolerant. I hope you understand that.]

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