The simple fact is that I’m getting virtually no traffic from each of those sources. Technorati now ranks me well over 5,000 when I was approaching the 1,000 mark earlier in the year. This despite the fact that my readership is growing double-digits, but Technorati is being diluted with corporations disguising themselves as blogs. They’ve turned their back on bloggers and don’t appear to be willing to change their minds. Chow Technorati!
BlogRush has done nothing… and after listening to the recent video berating bloggers like me who are abandoning the service, I’m leaving. My BlogRush impressions are quite impressive… thousands of impressions with no click-throughs. I even defended BlogRush when it was first released and I was committed to sticking it through. However, the ‘exponential growth’ and ‘flood of readers’ has never come. I have 0 new readers due to BlogRush. Ba-bye BlogRush!
Fuel My Blog had a cool logo so I kept it around for a while. Again, though, no new readers. Cya FuelMyBlog!
Continuing to keep these widgets and buttons and badges and such hurts more than it helps, for several reasons:
- It prolongs the death of the service, or worse, provides an indication to a larger company or investor that they are actually worth investing in or buying.
- It slows down my site by having to add more crap from servers that I have no clue can handle the load or not.
- It clutters my site.
- It provides me no useful data regarding my site and its statistics.
- It doesn’t help promote my site. When there are tens of thousands of other schmucks, there’s no spotlight for you.
Do yourself and everyone else a favor and cleanup your site! Write a post about what you threw out!