MORE unique visitors, MORE traffic, POTENTIALLY BETTER Alexa traffic ranking.
Interested? Read on and find out what Deimos has to say about this Entrecard thingie.
Step by Step Guide to exploit Alexa Traffic Ranking using Entrecard
1. Register oneself at Entrecard, complete all necessary forms etc
2. Start dropping your Entrecard in other Entrecard members’ (Entrecarders) Inbox
3. Rinse and repeat step number 2
That’s it, just that simple!
If still interested, read on to find out how does this exploit works.
If one is not interested in the detailed tutorial below, read this one sentence summary:
“Entrecard is successful at making Entrecarders visit other Entrecarders blogs because Entrecarders are rewarded for doing so.”
So how does it works?
We start by dropping our Entrecard in some other Entrecard-er’s Inbox.
Notice the “Drop yours” click-able thingie in the screenie to the left? Now if one clicks that, one’s Entrecard would appear in Mr Munro’s Entrecard’s Dashboard Inbox section.
What exactly is this Entrecard Dashboard thingie? Well, it is a control panel thingie for Entrecard users, the following screenie below shows a portion of how one’s Entrecard looks like.
Meet the Entrecard Dashboard, at least part of it!
Depicted in the above screenie, I have circled the 4 sections as follows:
Red – Inbox
(This is the place where my Entrecard will show up in Mr Munro’s Inbox section)
Yellow – On your widget
(This shows the Entrecards lining up in an orderly fashion, waiting to be displayed on my site. In the screenie above, it currently shows Eternal Flux’s Entrecard. Eternal Flux’s Entrecard would be shown for a full 24 hours for each advertisement slot that he bought.)
Blue – Your Ads
(So it appears that I have yet to purchase any advertisement slots,
I don’t think I ever will. Guess I changed my mind, purchasing advertisement slots is a vital process and not to be dismissed.)
Green – Advertisers
(Fellow Entrecarders who wishes to buy a slot on my site, must be personally approved by me via this panel before their Entrecards will line up to be displayed on the Entrecard Widget in my site.)
Note: Entrecarders spend Entrecard Credits (ec) when they buy a spot in some other Entrecarder’s Entrecard Widget.
How much to advertise on other Entrecarder’s site?
Multiple the daily average number of Entrecard dropped via that Entrecarder’s site by two (2).
Got a figure yet? That figure is the amount of Entrecard Credits (ec) that one needs to pay to advertise on other Entrecarder’s site.
Hence, if an Entrecard Widget has 100 Entrecards (Average) drop per day, one needs to spend 200 Entrecard Credits (ec) to advertise on that Entrecard Widget.
WTP are Entrecard Credits (ec)?
Entrecard Credits (ec) are the currency of Entrecard.
Fellow Entrecarders purchases Advertising spots on other Entrecarders’ site with this.
HTP do I earn Entrecard Credits (ec)?
The three (3) official methods to acquire, accumulate Entrecard Credits (ec)
1. +1 ec when one drop one’s card for other Entrecard-ers
2. +1 ec when other Entrecard-er drops their card for one
3. ++++ec when other Entrecard-er advertises on one’s Entrecard Widget
The above mentioned are not the only means to obtain ec, one can also:
1. Win or lose ec by gambling with fellow Entrecard-ers
2. Beg for ec from ec fellow Entrecard-ers who are filthy ec rich
To put it simply, ec can be traded. Check out the screenie below:
One is able to give ec to a fellow Entrecarder, or a non-Entrecarder, the non-Entrecarder will receive the ec upon signing up with Entrecard.
I still don’t understand!
In order to “drop one’s Entrecard into other Entrecarders’ Inbox”, one must actually visit that Entrecarder’s site, find the Entrecard Widget and click on the “Drop yours” click-able area on that Entrecard Widget.
Since Entrecarders receive ec for dropping their Entrecard into other Entrecarders’ Inbox, Entrecarders will start to visit other fellow Entrecarder’s site to find and click on Entrecard Widgets.
This means one would be constantly receiving traffic from other fellow Entrecarders!
HTP would this help Alexa Traffic Ranking?
To my limited knowledge, I believe that Alexa Traffic Ranking is based on the following:
- Number of Page Views over a certain period (Say per day)
- Number of Visitors (Regular / Uniques) over a certain period (Say per day)
- Any other factors that I am totally unaware of (Anyone care to help me out? )
Entrecard would definitely achieve the first (1st) two (2) of the above listed, Page Views as well as Visitors (Unique) since Entrecarders earn Entrecard Credits (ec) by doing so.
Sounds too good to be true? What’s the catch?
The “Unique Visitors” that one receives when other fellow Entrecarders clicks on one’s Entrecard Widget are probably one time visitors, as their main purpose is to simply find other fellow Entrecarder’s Entrecard Widget, click the “Drop yours” click-able area and then rinse and repeat.
Still, I am confident that this system will definitely rake in tonnes of traffic from other fellow Entrecarders, though the initial purpose of those Unique Visitors are to find Entrecard Widgets and click on ‘em.
Still rounds too good! Are there any risks involved?
I am not sure what Internet King Kong – Google or Alexa will react to this, the Entrecard thingie is still new in the net as they just launched their program in 8 November 2007.
The is always the possibility of Google or Alexa doing something about this Entrecard thingie.
Hopefully, they don’t punish the Entrecarders.
What happens to the bloggers who don’t use Entrecard?
For now, it seems that Entrecard appears to be very effective at collecting traffic. Bloggers who choose not to use Entrecard at all would miss out all the juice.
Then again, if Google does decide to do something real bad to all Entrecarders, then those Bloggers who remained to be non-Entrecarders would be off the hook, of course.
My advice? Proceed with caution!
Myself? I am an Entrecarder! My Entrecard Widget is at the top of my right-hand-side Side Bar! Feel free to drop one’s Entrecard into my Entrecard Inbox! Now if one would excuse me, I have some serious amount of mad Entrecard clicking to do!
Entrecard in the Blogsphere
KL Blogger Vickie introduces Entrecard to fellow bloggers. I have read her article earlier about Entrecard but did not pay much attention to it back then.
The rest of the world
Eleven (11) Entrecarding entries by Sam Freedom, Internet Marketing Controversy Blogger:
Sam’s first day being an Entrecarder
10 Basic Tips for an Entrecarder
Advanced Entrecarding tips
Find out what Sam has to say about some very interesting Entrecards ……
Meet the Drop Squad!
Good Entrecard Contests …… and bad ones!
Do you want to open up an Entrecard Shop?
Easy Access Entrecards
Even more Advanced Entrecarding Strategy
Love thy Entrecarders!
Warning about Dysfunctional Link Love
Internet entrepreneur Joel Comm briefly tell us what Entrecard is.
Pittsburgh native young professional Rob Schultz aspiring to become an Internet entrepreneur explains about Entrecard and after five (5) days later he shared his thoughts about what Entrecard did for his site as well as highlighted a few new features of Entrecard.
First Blog Entry of Entrecard
Alexa on Wikipedia: