Want To Drop One On Me?
Posted by Sharon Hurley Hall on December 27th, 2007
I’ve been struggling with an addiction over the past three days. It’s an addiction to Entrecard. It all started when I wrote a review of Blogrush over on PureBlogging last week. At the end of it I concluded that the widget wasn’t worth it but what came out of the comments was a clear indication that there was something that did deliver traffic - Entrecard.
Now, I admit I’ve been using it for only three days, so I’m still in the first flush of romance, but the figures speak for themselves. In the last seven days, Entrecard has been responsible for 154 visits to my site, and that’s before I’ve started to advertise.
Entrecard describes itself as an online business card. When you sign up, you create a 125×125 button and some descriptive text for your site. That’s your card, and you can leave it at any other card that has Entrecard. When people leave you a card, you get notification in your inbox. Part of the widget is also available for advertising - people buy ad space on the widget at a cost. Everything is bought and sold in Entrecard credits. You gain them for dropping cards on other sites and when other sites drop cards on yours. You use them to pay for ads and gain them when others take ads on your widget.
The time consuming part is visiting sites to drop cards, but it’s the only way to rack up credits. Then you can decide where the best place is to buy ads, but be warned, the more popular a blog gets, the steeper the price. My ad space started at a standard 2EC (Entrecard credits) and is now up to 24EC in only three days. I guess it will fall off over Christmas, as I won’t be doing much dropping.
So far, the system is working for me. It’s similar to StumbleUpon in that a lot of people just stop by to drop cards, but out of those, a few stay longer, read content and may even subscribe. This has already been WAY more successful than BlogRush, so I’m giving it a qualified recommendation so far. If you’re an Entrecard member, why not visit my site and drop one on me?
Sharon Hurley Hall
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