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