Thursday, 21 August 2008

Increasing visitors with Entrecard

As it has been a while since I've blogged about Blogrush (which doesn't really seem to work), Blogcatalog (which does) and some of the "scam" sites which are best to avoid, so it is time to take a look at another site which promises an increase in visitors: Entrecard

This is another "social networking" type site, in which you accept adverts for other peoples site, giving you credit to buy your own adverts on their sites. You can also gain credit by visiting other peoples sites and "dropping" your card. This is certainly a fun way to discover other people's blogs.

Does it work? Well, it is hard to tell at this point. I've definitely had an extra fourteen or fifteen visitors via Entrecard over the couple of hours since I've signed up, which is probably more than I've received from Blogrush in total.

It will take a couple of days before my adverts start appearing on other peoples sites, so I'll be interested to see if there is a sustained traffic increase from using this service.

As usual, I'll wait a week (unless spectacular results happen before then) and let you know what sort of a difference it makes.

Are you using Entrecard yourself? Is there a sustained traffic increase from using it? Let us know in the comments!

Update: Well, here we are 24 hours later and the results have been surprising - in that there actually are results! The adverts themselves which are currently running on two other blogs have brought in an extra 15 readers. Clicks from other users on the site has brought a further 32. So that's an extra 47 unique visitors that have come as a result of Entrecard in the last 24 hours.


Ria said...

Entrecard is so-so. Some of the positives....Your alexa rank increases, and can network. Now the negatives.....80% junk traffic....Too many people dropping cards instead of posting quality articles on their blogs......Entrecard administrators implementing programs with bugs in them, and taking too damn long to respond to you when you have an issue.

DanO said...

Those are certainly good points. The "quality" of the additional visitors is something that has to be worth bearing in mind. Visitors that pass through without reading anything are only good for bulking up your stats.