Entrecard is becoming pretty popular. If you didn’t already sign up with entrecard, you should do so now. When you first sign up, you’ll quickly be bombarded with advertiser requests. This is because the price to advertise on your blog is so cheap in the beginning. 2 credits is equivalent to like 1/100 of the cost of a Sunday coupon. And those things are like 1/1000 of a penny. Anyway, You’re ad price will quickly jump within a few days. You’ll start getting visitors right away. It’ll start off slow but can quickly pick up if you know how to game entrecard.
Besides the credits you earn from your ads, entrecard lets your earn credits for dropping your card off at another person’s blog. This encourages people to visit your blog just so they can drop off their card. The traffic is pretty useless, but it’s still traffic. The important thing is to place your entrecard widget as close to your header as possible. So people don’t have to look for it on your blog.
Starting a chain is the best way to game entrecard. Try to place your ads on high traffic blogs. This will get the chain going. People who drop off cards, usually do so all at once. So they chain drop. For example, i’ve noticed that a few people drop off their cards on bloggernoob every day. They don’t leave comments so i’m assuming they are just here for a few seconds to drop off their card and click thru to the next blog. Be one of the blogs that start the chain. How do you do this? By advertising your card on one of the most popular blogs on entrecard. Even tho the price is higher, try to advertise on the most popular entrecard blogs. I tried advertising my entrecard on a lot of the cheaper priced blogs and suffered in card drops last week. I was even pushed off the popular list. So i switched gears and advertised on two of the most popular blogs they listed on the site. Guess what happened? My entrecard popularity jumped back into place.
Dropping your card off at other people’s blogs does nothing. Only thing it’s good for is accumulating credits. But it isn’t really worth your time to do that. Don’t advertise your entrecard on your own site. I see some newbies doing this. This is counter productive. Why would anybody click your entercard on your site? To get back to your front page? This stops the chain droppers from returning to your site.