Friday, January 11, 2008
Entrecard Effect (week one statistics)
A new link trading traffic site called Entrecard is sweeping across the online blogging nation. I have read over twenty different reviews from casual bloggers, for profit bloggers and business bloggers, everyone is on-board and agree that so far Entrecard is a great success. It blows away BlogRush (another blogger traffic tool) so far.
How it works
The concept is simple. You trade online business cards with other bloggers by visiting their sites and clicking on "drop your card" and others do the same to you. Each time you drop a card, or if someone drops a card on you: you earn one Entrecard credit (EC). Attached to each blog is a 125 X 125 ad for another blog which you sell for ECs, and can buy advertising space from other sites for ECs. See the top of my right sidebar to see exactly what I am talking about. Their is a store selling serives for these credits, and some sites get enough traffic to ask nearly 350 Entrecard credits for one 24 period. It is fun to see who you can buy space from, and who is interested in buying ad space from you.
You could spend hours dropping cards on other blogs up to 300 per day maximum. You can study the blog charts and determine which blogs to spend credits advertising on. You can really get involved on the forums and trading comments on the blogs you find through Entrecard. The one really neat things is that myself, and other bloggers express this same thing, have happened upon a great deal of really good blogs through this site. Blogs we plan to visit daily.
If my words above are not convincing enough for you to get excited about Entrecard, then check out how these statistics have risen for my three blogs. I have only used Entrecard for one week.
In one week...
the first number in each stat= zombie robot frosting
the first number in each stat= bearded bunny art blog
the first number in each stat= blog blog cherry
cards on other blogs.
Other bloggers dropped
cards on me
I have purchased
ads on other blogs
Other bloggers have purchased
ads on my blog
I have recieved
clicks to my blogs from my purchased ads
I have recieved
clicks from the entrecard website to my site
Entrecard effect on page impressions
The numbers above give you a good idea of the increased traffic coming to my blog. This was previously untapped blogging traffic. It far outweighs my blogrush unique traffic 5 to 1. On both my Zombie Robot Frosting and my Bearded Bunny Art Blog, my traffic literally doubled the average in the first seven days. This blog (blogblogcherry) tripled its normal weekly impressions. Entrecard is really making a large different on all three of my very different blogs.
Entrecard effect on click rates
Click rates also went up. My click rates for advertising have always been painfully low, so it does not take much to cause a spike in my statistics, however entrecard had a positive effect. My zombie robot frosting blog averaged 0.8 clicks per day and jumped up to 2 clicks per day. Meanwhile, this blogblogcherry blog managed to go from 0.4 clicks per day up to 1.2 clicks per day. Very impressive jumps in statistics across the board.
Bloggers get on board
The great thing about Entrecard is that whether you are a new blogger, or have a cult following, Entrecard will help you. You can devote hours to the site, or devote one hour a week. You choose your own level of involvement. I encourage everyone to get over to Entrecard and sign up. It is a great tool, take advantage. While it lasts.
See my Google Adsense VS LOOSE CHANGE battle and the Widgetbucks review.
Also check out my Free 80 Check and my 2007 blog earnings.