Can Entrecard build traffic for my blog? My first impression.

by Scott on May 21, 2008

I’m sure if you are reading this you might be thinking that this will just be a big advertisement for a new service. I want to be clear that I am not being compensated for this with cash, however they do have a contest going on to win credits. That is not my main objective as I’m looking for ways to build passive income and not short term gain. A lot of programs are about making $1-$10 filling out surveys or clicking on ads. The big difference here is, this could be a wonderful traffic builder for blogs. We can benefit from the exchange of cards and from advertising on each others blogs. Entrecard allows you to trade online business cards and use those cards to advertise on other sites. I didn’t really understand the concept until I went to the website and watched a few slides. Basically, if I go to your website and you have the html code for Entrecard, I can click on it. By clicking on the card, Entrecard will track that I visited your blog. You can then login to Entrecard and see who visited your site. I also have Sitemeter, so I can check visitors that way too. Entrecard allows you to customize your cards and you can load graphics, pictures, or even just plain text. I’m trying to find a picture to load and have text included. The big difference between Entrecard and a Linkrefferal site, is the ability to use the cards to advertise. Interesting concept! You can have people pay you to advertise on business cards on your blog. The best part is you can review the requests before and check the website content. I do not want someone selling adult material on their site and then have that appear on my blog. The last thing I want is objectionable material displayed while my kids are looking at my laptop or when kids may stumble upon my blog. Who knows, maybe a teenager is doing a report on passive income or online business opportunities. Maybe they have a blog too.

My first impression is 5 out of 5 stars for ease of use, navigation, quick loading pages, and coolness. Yes, this site has the cool factor as I enjoyed looking at all the unique Entrecard that bloggers have created. My first day using Entrecard, I received 9 unique visitors. It probably would have been more if I left more cards for others. If I find a unique blog, I leave a comment in addition to clicking on the Entrecard. I think this can build traffic two ways. One is the quick Entrecard visit, and the other can be lasting friendship. I have met some wonderful fellow bloggers through Squidoo, Linkreferral, and hopefully now Entrecard. Be sure to visit some of the new features on the site. If you have multiple blogs, you can now link your blogs to one account. The new “add a blog feature” is wonderful if you multiple blogs. I’m sure some of you might have two or three blogs but I have seen bloggers that have dozens if not a hundred. I don’t know how you can maintain fresh content on 100 blogs, that will be a post for another day.

Also available is an E-book that goes over all the details and uses for the Entrecard. I’m sure I barely scratched the surface for this new marketing tool for a blog. But, I’m sure I will follow up with more posts as to my second, third, and many more impressions. If you already use Entrecard, be sure to click on my card now and I will visit your site. See, we are building traffic right now!

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1 Nedekcir May 23, 2008 at 6:51 pm

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