The Entrecard Toolbar Rocks!

Mozilla FirefoxImage via WikipediaHi all…

I’ve been using Entrecard for quite a while now. And on my main blog, I think I’ve met some great new friends and blogs via their service. But one of the things I’ve always struggled with is getting a number of “drops” per day.

Yes, there are some options…

  • You can bookmark 100s of Entrecard sites and open up multiple pages in Firefox or IE and go through them a chunk at a time.¬† I have about 150 blogs marked this way and was lucky to get through 50-100 a day.
  • You can use the EntreCard Browser from CreateIf. But it gets tiring hitting 100-300 blogs one at a time via this tool.
  • And now we have the Entrecard Toolbar from Entrecard itself! Yay!

Entrecard Toolbar

This cool new tool¬† does a number of things that I had to go through the Entrecard dashboard to do before…

  • Allows me to switch between my blogs MUCH easier
  • Allows me to [gasp] see how many drops I’ve done
  • Allows me to grab 10 Entrecard sites at a time from a number of categories, including the favorite sites I’ve marked in my Entrecard profile
  • Allows me to buy ads on sites
  • Allows me to add new favorites to my Entrecard profile…

Get the picture? This thing does everything BUT actually do the drops for you.

I’m a big fan. Thanks Entrecard guys!

You can read more about it and download it from the Entrecard blog here.

Be sure to check it out!

–Fitz

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Pretty Girls Experiment Results…

Hi all…

Experiment FailedSo I did the pretty girls experiment… I had some in my last post here and here.

What did it prove? Not much actually…

EntreCard, even though I didn’t drop any cards yesterday, still provided the majority of my pageviews, and the Jessica Alba photos didn’t get any hits. Marion Cotillard however is continuing to generate a lot of search engine traffic for me, which is hilarious.

Where does that leave me?

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Does Pictures of Pretty Girls = More Traffic?

Hey all…

I decided I would perform a bit of a test today… On my other site, I’ve posted an article about Mike Myers and Jessica Alba’s new film called Love Guru which comes out in June. Near the top of the article, I have a picture of Jessica Alba. This is to test the prevailing theory that if you have pictures of pretty girls you’ll get more traffic.

This is the picture…

Jessica Alba

Funny enough, I had a picture of Marion Cotillard (who won an Oscar recently) in one of my other postings and it continues to get search engine traffic day after day, so we’ll see if it holds true in this case also.

(Here’s the picture of Marion Cotillard…)
Marion Cotillard

I’ve decided NOT to drop any Entrecards to see what the result is. I’ll post the results later in the week.

–Fitz

Is EntreCard Really Worth It??

Hi all…

For the last few weeks, I’ve been attempting to do the EntreCard dance every day… Dropping at least 100 cards, sometimes more than 200 if time allowed, and my traffic has grown considerably. I’m getting about as much traffic as cards I drop in a day. It’s averaging about 100 pageviews a day at any rate.

EntreCard

That said, the process of dropping every day is very time consuming. Yes, I’ve come across some great blogs and sites in that time of dropping all these EntreCard cards, but still… Is it quality traffic or just people flying by to drop cards on my site to get their own stats up?

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EntreCard and Driving Traffic

Hi all…

EntreCard

I’ve been trying out EntreCard for the last few days on my other site — Lair of the Green Knight — and I have to admit that my traffic has increased. And I’ve had a few additional comments from some of those who have stopped by. The comments were via the EntreCard site, but it’s still something…

Izea Ranks - chart for Lair of the Green Knight over last 7 days

You can see the rise in my RealRank over the last 7 days because my visitors and page views have risen as a result of spending some time with EntreCard. We’ll see if the trend continues, but if nothing else it’s expanding my community of bloggers. I’ve talked to a number of folks via e-mail for blogs that I probably wouldn’t have found except through EntreCard.

So we’ll take the good with the bad for now. It certainly can’t hurt.

How have other folks done with the EntreCard system? Has it helped or hurt? Let me know!

–Fitz