10 Mar 2012

Where have the rating stars gone from posts?

From Outbrain, the free service I used to use:
Where has the rater gone?

Over time, we've realized the rating system on our widget hasn't been helping us in our core mission of recommending great content to your readers [making money from advertising links inserted in your posts]. We've found other ways to produce recommendations that have proven more effective at engaging audiences than relying on user ratings.

As a result of these advancements, many of our bloggers have started using the Outbrain widget without our ratings system at all!

In order to keep our focus on recommending content, we've decided to discontinue our rating system from our widgets. If you're using Outbrain ratings, you'll see them disappear at the end of February. Of course you'll still be able to keep using Outbrain for recommendations, and we expect to continue making that service better and better for you over time.
Looking for a new widget! Check out the little thumbs up or down! Like it?