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EntreCarder Survival Guide

20 Jan 2008 | The Blogsphere |  17 comments

Entrecarder Survival Guide

Basic knowledge that every EntreCarder ought to know, young and old, newbies and pros alike. This is the stuff for all fellow EntreCarders to absorb, digest and excel in the brave innovative new world of EntreCarding.

Most Asked Question (MAQ)
Help! I see “Get One” instead of “Drop Yours” and I am unable to drop Entrecards on other EntreBoxes if this problem is not resolved!

Log out of EntreCard and log back in.

If problem still persist, delete the cookies. For Firefox users, press and hold [Ctrl] + [Shift] then press [Delete] to open the [Clear Private Data] window, make sure the [Cookies] check box is checked and click the [Clear Private Data Now] button.

Please note that this action will delete all cookies.

Most Recommended Firefox Add on
Alexa Tool Bar – Sparky, highly recommended to install it into one’s Firefox.
More information regarding Alexa Tool Bar – Sparky, check out the following linkie:

Starter EntrePack
The following pointers are good for those who are new to EntreCard.

1. Design an image (125×125 pixels) to be used for one’s Entrecard.
[Try to be eye catchy and include one’s domain name in it]

2. Install the EntreWidget above the fold in one’s site.
[Make Chain Droppers happy and they will come back for more]

3. Return an EntreDrop to those who dropped on oneself.
[Be reciprocative. Help those who helped oneself]

4. EntreSurf or EntreChainDrop to earn some quick EntreCredits to spend on EntreAds.
[Advertise on fellow EntreCarders’ sites using the EntreCredits earned]
[For starters, one could refer to this EntreList]

5. Browse for suitable sites to advertise one’s EntreCard on.
[Try advertising on sites which share similar content]

6. As an EntreNewbie, one will receive a lot of EntreAd requests, one can:
– Reject and or cancel any accepted EntreAd request
[Stats might not look good]
– Accept all EntreAd requests
[Clean EntreStats]
[Little or no profit from EntreAds]
– Ignore all EntreAd requests
[EntreAdvertisers might cancel EntreAd request due to no response]
[Could result in “Average advert is approved in XXX days”]
Choose wisely.

7. EntreDrop when browsing for suitable sites to EntreAd
[+1 EntreCredit won’t hurt]

8. EntreMessage EntreCarders a “Thank You!” who EntreAdvertised on one’s site
[Make ’em happy so they might come back for more]

9. Subscribe to the following RSS feed in one’s EntreDashBoard:
– Advertisers
[Approve or Reject EntreAd requests to maintain fast EntreAdvert approval time]
– Inbox (EntreBox)
[Be a Reciprocative EntreDropper]
[Fellow EntreCarders would much prefer to EntreDrop on those who EntreDrop back]

10. Participate in the EntreForums
[Active EntreCarders are more likely to EntreDrop back if they are reciprocative]


Advanced EntreAdvice
Suitable for those who haven gotten themselves used to EntreCarding.

1. Participate in the EntreForums often
[Help answer queries of EntreNewbies]

2. Give sincere EntreRecommendations to fellow EntreCarders.
[Be sincere and honest]

3. Comment sincerely on fellow EntreCarders’ articles in their respective sites.
[Network with others sincerely, and reciprocative ones will return the favor]

4. Put seductive links around the EntreWidget.
[Link bait the EntreMofos]

5. Load the EntreWidget’s script first.
[So the EntreWidget appears first and EntreChainDroppers will be happy]

6. Daily EntreDrop on Reciprocative EntreCarders’ EntreBoxes.
[Constant +1 EntreCredit per day is nice]

7. EntreSurfing is better than Chain EntreDropping, in the long run.
[EntreCarders who EntreAdvertise often are likely to be active]

8. Make new EntreBuddies, EntreDrop their EntreBoxes daily.
[Be reciprocative, make friends with reciprocative EntreCarders]

9. Use Firefox Bookmarks to speed up the process.
[Save one’s EntreBuddies in Firefox Bookmarks, say 20 per 1 folder]
[Select “Open in All Tabs” then EntreDrop when finished loading]
[Save some EntreDrops for potential new EntreBuddies]

10. Good Advertising Deals have the following aspects:
– Low amount of EntreCredits required
[EntreNewbie Established Sites]
– EntreWidget above the fold
– Good Alexa Traffic Ranking
[Below 1 Million ~ Okay Traffic]
[Below 500K ~ Decent Traffic]
[Below 300K ~ Good Traffic]
[Below 100k ~ Excellent Traffic]
[Below 10K ~ Totally Frigging Awesome Traffic]

Expert EntreTactics
Tactics for EntreCarders wishing to excel and rise to the top.

1. Be extremely active, helpful and resourceful in the EntreForums
[Folks will remember those who helped them]

2. Write about topics that most EntreCarders would be interested in.
[i.e. EntreCarding Guides. A bit hard if one is running a very nichie blog]

3. Network with other EntreCarders sincerely, honestly.
[Good buddies look after one another]

4. Make EntreFriends, not EntreEnemies.
[Try not to piss off others, even if by accident]
[Attempt to make amends. Hope for the best, be prepared for the worst]

5. Make many EntreBuddies that reciprocate EntreDrops.
[Hard to commit if one does not have enough hours daily]

6. Run EntreContests.
[People like freebies]

7. Write up an interesting EntreProfile, i.e. http://entrecard.com/details/10218
[Convince others that one’s site is worth a visit or an EntreDrop]

8. Propose useful suggestions for the EntreCard system.
[Become a prominent community member]

9. Set up an EntreSHOP and offer quality products and services.
[Make purchasers happy and hope they come back for more]

The following tips are recommended for those who wish to fail at EntreCarding.

1. Refuse to EntreDrop
[EntreCarders prefers to EntreDrop on reciprocative EntreCarders]

2. EntreAdvertise on unsuitable sites
[i.e. advertise one’s gaming blog on a family blog etc]

3. Never participated in EntreForums
[One has no exposure to other fellow EntreCarders]

4. EntreWidget not strategically placed
[Buried deep somewhere within the site]

5. Site poorly organized
[Site that causes eye problems is not good]

6. Site does not have quality content
[Content is king]

10 Basic Tips for an Entrecarder
Advanced Entrecarding tips
Even more Advanced Entrecarding Strategy




Copyright Notice
The EntreLogo in the title banner is copyrighted, trademarked by EntreCard.Com hence illegal re-use of it violates various copyright laws and thus doing so is not recommended.

Permission to use the EntreLogo in this page is requested by Deimos, granted by EntreCard.Com and Deimos is very grateful for that.

Deimos’s Thoughts
Hopefully, this guide would be useful to all fellow EntreCarders. This article would be a work in progress as new tips and tricks (if any) would be added on from time to time.

Deimos Asks
Any questions? Do feel free to ask me any questions regarding EntreCard.
I would be most happy to answer any EntreCard related queries.


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  1. 21st January 2008 
    12:36 am         

    said the following:

    ahkong, you’re the EntreCarder pro already

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  3. 21st January 2008 
    2:37 am         

    said the following:

    actually there is another dirty trick to increase traffic. Remember what I told you last time? After I changed my EntreCard poster, my traffic increased….
    I think there is another EntreCarder did the same thing take a look at http://entrecard.com/details/10049 the author always used asian girl as the EntreCard poster -.- swt

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  5. 21st January 2008 
    4:38 am         

    Deimos Tel`Arin
    said the following:

    Pro meh? Still learning la. πŸ˜›
    Arh? Tricks like that? No need lor. πŸ™„
    I show my own face can already. πŸ˜‰
    You are leng lui of course must show your own face mah. 😳

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  7. 21st January 2008 
    6:52 am         

    said the following:

    Woah.. what a long article, useful nonetheless! :mrgreen:

    BAHAHAHAHAH… eh, I noticed the buff guy you have included in your header title, is that from my previous request?!


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  9. 21st January 2008 
    7:24 am         

    Deimos Tel`Arin
    said the following:

    Do you have any queries or anything to add to this guide? πŸ™‚
    Yes dear, I decided to be fair to both males and females. 😳

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  11. 21st January 2008 
    9:40 am         

    said the following:

    Nice article πŸ™‚

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  13. 21st January 2008 
    11:43 am         

    said the following:

    Great post! I thought about changing my ad block to something a bit different…like having the full domain name included. πŸ˜€

    Thanks! πŸ™‚

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  15. 21st January 2008 
    11:57 am         

    said the following:

    Great list, Deimos. Really liked the way you divided it up in categories and made it Entreveryhting πŸ˜‰

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  17. 21st January 2008 
    6:00 pm         

    Horny Ang Moh
    said the following:

    Hallo! U forgot to add one point! Member can complain about member’s site content resulting in lost membership! Case in point, my site is under ‘humor’ apparently some member can’t find any ‘humor’ in my posting or my ‘quality’ is really not up to par with entrecard standard ( don’t u think it is a good idea to state the standard required at the time of registration? )! Well being an ignorant fellow I register 3 time before I found out the reason for being unable to access my account!
    Apart for this I must say entrecard is a good networking system! It really did bring in a lot of readers & I do find a lot of sites to read as well!
    Have a nice day!

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  19. 23rd January 2008 
    7:01 am         

    Deimos Tel`Arin
    said the following:

    Hope you find it useful. πŸ™‚


    Having your domain name in your EntreCard is good. :mrgreen:


    Thanks yo! Any criticism for me so I can further improve? πŸ’‘


    @Horny Ang Moh:
    I’m sorry to hear that, mate. 😐
    Perhaps you would consider running a proper English written site one day? πŸ˜‰


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  21. 24th January 2008 
    2:14 pm         

    said the following:

    Thanks for such great tips! I’ve been doing the entrecard thing for a week or two and have found it to be a really friendly, interesting community. Great suggestion on using RSS feed for inbox drops…I’m definitely going to have to do that.

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  23. 24th January 2008 
    2:25 pm         

    Deimos Tel`Arin
    said the following:

    Glad to hear that you have a nice experience being an EntreCarder. πŸ˜‰
    Do feel free to ask me any EntreCard related queries, if any. :mrgreen:
    Cheers yo! πŸ˜€

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  25. 31st January 2008 
    7:11 am         

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    said the following:

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  27. 20th April 2008 
    2:07 am         

    said the following:

    Nice points.
    Very descriptive.
    Great Effort.

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  29. 5th May 2008 
    10:09 am         

    Nugroho Pratama
    said the following:

    nice article; the one i’ve been looking for when start being entrecarder

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  31. 5th May 2008 
    10:28 am         

    Deimos Tel`Arin
    said the following:

    Thanks for the compliment! πŸ™‚


    @Nugroho Pratama:
    Hope you find it useful. Things changed, so some tips might not work anymore. πŸ˜€


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  33. 20th May 2008 
    12:50 pm         

    said the following:

    I tried downloading Sparky but it is not compatible with my Firefox. I’m using the Mozilla Firefox 3.0