Saturday, August 14, 2010

Entrecard drop a disappointment

Maybe because I am new to entrecard but to me it is a total disappointment. I started joining entrecard on 28 July 2010. On my first week dropping my card while blog hopping, I try to be friendly and give comment to other blogs and be a followers to some of the blog that I like.Look like not everyone are as friendly as me. Some ex-droppers already give me warning in her blog about how bad this entrecard would be but I wouldn't listen. I like to try it on my own without hearing what bad says others talk about it.


In over 2 weeks Journey via entrecard, I found many people not following their regulations. I am not reporting it because I don't like to check on other people business. I found a blog with two different cards, many blogs that you already drop a card but still in drop inbox under cards that I have not drop section, entrecard widget that is not on a click page, blogs without its entrecard widget on and many more. I try to be patient and keep on dropping regularly.
My entrecard drop from 28 July 2010 until 13 July 2010

My visitor entrecard drop from 28 July 2010 until 13 July 2010
Entrecard clicks from 28 July 2010 until 13 July 2010
 My ads clicks from 28 July 2010 until 13 July 2010
 
On 2nd August until 11th August, I try to drop a maximum 300 entrecards drop. The best maximum drop during that day I get only 204 drops or visit. Most of them from the same person with two or three cards. It will most probably count as one unique visitor in my Google analytics because I haven't see any 200 visit a day in my statistic. I drops 4367 cards since I start and only get back 2422 drops. Every maximum drop, I need to spend at least 2 hours dropping the cards to people blog. What do I get back? High Bounce rate, low entrecard visitor then I suppose to and big blow of disappointment.

Lucky for me, I found some blog friends from entrecard who regularly dropping by to my blog and give comment. Thanks lina, jellybelly, Girlie, Blinkky, June Zach (Fledgling Blogger), MommaLira, Chuchie | Chie Wilks, Dhemz, Mylene, Ryan & Vickie Heully. Even I am disappointed with entrecard, I still found some friends from there. You guys rock my days.

Wuhuuuuuu.... No more entrecard after this.I will put it on my homepage but I will not drop unless you comment in my blog. I don't want to waste more time dropping like crazy but in the end, I only get something crazy to. Hahahaha.... High Bounce rate one of my main concern.

Start from today. No comment, No Entrecard drop to you.

Chayo-chayo....






42 comments:

Sumandak Kinabalu said...

morning mandak...
i dont even know what is this entrecard all about...
call me jakun or whatever my pendekatan is very simple...i like i comment, hehehe...

Ryan said...

When I first started blogging I tried entrecard but found it pretty much useless, you can spend a lot of time on it but don't get much in return.

Moose said...

Sometimes it's hard but some people have way too many drops. So far I've gotten decent results from Entrecard. Hang in there

Zezebel said...

Morning to you to mandak.
broken english sudah plak ko ni ah... Hehehehehe.... Just don't waste your time with this entrecard jane. I can write two article in that two hours.

Zezebel said...

Hmmmm Ryan.
I learn my lesson now. Will not make any drop unless people want to comment in my blog post.

Zezebel said...

Hi Moose.
The drop will not help you in a long run. Its a visit but not a quality one. People just drop and run.

etomyam said...

alamak,
first time heard, entrecard is so alien to me, gonna study it first :D

hafidz said...

Takpe.
Janji sudah usaha untuk mencuba pakai Entercard nih ;)

Jamie said...

I bought an ad from you. I get permanent love status, right? :)

Entrecard isn't really easy. I get about 300 hits per day, and less than half of those are unique hits. You have to mix it up, and go to other places than the "most popular" (if you're using the drop tool bar via FireFox). That way, you get a variety of visitors. You'll find your own little niche on there. Think positive!

Zezebel said...

etomyam.
sifu, otai blog tak payah dah join ni entrecard.
Mesti tension bouncerate naik gila-gila....
uhuk2...

Zezebel said...

hafidz.
bunyi macm penah join jer entrecard ni.
Hehehehehe....

Zezebel said...

Hi Jamie.
Thanks for the ad will reply back to you later. right now I don't have enough point to buy ad at your blog. Uhuk2....

I try to think positive about it for over two weeks. Yes. Entrecard give me a visitor but most of them (80%) is just drop and go blogger. From what I read, high bounce rate means your blog is not good enough for Google. Its a time wasting with entrecard. Maybe will try other services that similar to that.

Still new in blogging but I don't want to waste my time on something that don't give me good result.

anne said...

girl you might try the adgitize then entrecard it might do good for you and you can gain pa a lot of traffic.

lina said...

I found some good blogs through Entrecard but I have stopped trying to drop a max amt in one day a long time ago. Now, I drop to whoever I want and I don't reciprocate to everyone.

Girlie said...

Hey Zie, you might want to try adgitize. At least with adgitize you earn while you drop. It's not much really but at least you get paid with your effort, not like entrecard =)

if you religiously drop about 100 blogs and make everyday post, you can earn $3.50 a month more or less

JK@techtrickz said...

Once I used this in one of my blogs, but the result was not as expected. But I think many bloggers still using this service.

stevebethere from bethere2day said...

Hi Zezebel

For me Entrecard has worked well although very time consuming trying to get the 300 drops in, it will take time for it to build up.

I tend do drop on my favourites adding new ones to them almost daily to broaden it.

Over time your blog link will start to appear in top droppers lists on other blogs which all helps but it takes time so hang in there :-)

Sometimes it doesn't pay to just stick to the popular blogs go for the less popular in the campaign list you will be surprised.

Thank you for visiting my blog recently Zezebel and leaving a comment it was appreciated.

Good luck :-)

Zezebel said...

Hi Anne.
I saw adgitize in most of people blog. I don't want money.., I just need a blog friends commenting back to my blog. That is far much better for my blog in the long run.

Zezebel said...

Lina.
Thanks for the constant drop and comment in my blog. You are the best.

Zezebel said...

Hi Girlie.
I am not searching for money. Just a blog friend who constantly comment in my blog like you, Girlie.

Zezebel said...

JK.
many people don't care about the high bounce rate. I maybe new but I know, high bounce rate means my blog is not that good. I don't want to be like that.

Zezebel said...

stevebethere.
Thanks for the advice but I think I am done with Entrecard. I appreciate more on a single comment then a constant drop and go by most blogger in Entrecard. It will not bring any good to my blog.

Pblacksaw said...

I drop from my inbox as many as it has.. I do drop 300 per day on each blog.. takes a lot of time to do that.. I am one of the most popular with my other blog but I'm not sure that really mans anything.. just that a lot of people drop there.. I drop on Newest a lot of the tie.. other new people trying to get everything started.. give it some time.. this blog is new too and I barely get any drops here.. but I know they will come. Have a good day..
Patsy

Zezebel said...

Hi Patsy.
I know new blog will have some problem with visitor but a "drop and run" attitude by most entrecard dropper will not give any good to my blog. I don't want that.

junezach said...

Hi Z!
I understand how you feel because I went to the same issues before. Dropping ECs really is very time consuming. Disappointment sits in when your drops are somehow not reciprocated. What makes it worthwhile to drop is when you gain lots of blogging friends. :D

I adore your enthusiasm to blog. Take heart and keep on blogging no matter what! ;D

_el@i_ said...

hey zezebel! LOL! stay cool we don't want you to get crazy ;)

Zezebel said...

Thanks Junezach.
Thats is more important to me, gain lots of blogging friends. I maybe don't meet you in real life but I can understand you from what you wrote in your blog.

Zezebel said...

Hi Elai....
Hehehehehe..., I am still ok. Just want to share my disappointment with entrecard.

ZenBananas said...

Hi,

Work on providing good quality content. Focus on a certain topic and build a niche for your blog. I also started out quite slowly and wasn't very impressed with Entrecard at the start. But I just kept it and didn't mind the traffic that much back then.

Right now as I approach my 100th post, my visits have gone up around 400% and my bounce rate has dropped from 95% to around 30%.

Yes, I do drop and run but occasionally, I see a few posts and a few blogs that catch my attention and make me stay and comment (like this one). Your job as a blogger is exactly that, to catch my attention and make me want to spend time to read your entry and hopefully comment on it.

Entrecard isn't magic and it isn't going to deliver high traffic to your blog UNLESS you work on the basics -- deliver solid content and build good relationships with other people. It's a tool and like any other tool, it can be used properly or it can be misused and abused.

And DO advertise your blog in as many platforms as possible, not just Entrecard ;)

See you around.

donnyien said...

pernah kawan ngan minah ni tapi sekejap je pastu putus di highway kota marudu :)

Zezebel said...

Hi zenbananas.
Thanks for the tips and advice. I am still new in blogging and still searching the best niche for my blog.

Zezebel said...

donny.
Apa ko cakap tu, tidak faham sya owh....

Gera @ Sweets Foods Blog said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! And welcome to the social online world. As you noticed EC can't be superb and I've the same issue like you (but I've found great friends using it). Unfortunately, you'll find these social behaviours also with other bloggers in other social platforms.
By the way love the design of your blog :)

Cheers,

Gera

Zezebel said...

Thanks Gera.
I found many great friends from entrecard to.
Its not easy to blog but I want it to be fun all the way. Hehehehe....

sandy petals said...

It took me a little while, but I have since learned that entrecard provides more visitors to my site than others. I tried adgitize and another one, but I have gained more followers and comments through entrecard than any others. I hope you stay.

Zezebel said...

Hi Sandy Petals.
I know entrecard can bring you visitor more then other kind of similar service, thats the reason why I try them first. But the only problem for me is the high bounce rate that come with it.
People just come to your drop page and go. Nobody will be reading your blog because the drop is more important to them.

dondi045 said...

I know the disappointment because I am one of those. But I manage to get over about it and to be honest I don't drop that much. I earned regardless my entrecard drop is not that high.

Gee said...

Hi zezebel, let me share with you my post as to how to make entrecard dropping work for you. hope you don't mind me placing a link here. here it is: http://georyl.com/2010/08/how-to-make-entrecard-dropping-work-to-your-advantage/. Hope it makes your EC dropping worthwhile.

Happy blogging.

Zezebel said...

Thanks for the advice dondi....

Zezebel said...

Hi Gee.
Thanks for the link. Will read them later.

Octo-Dolls said...

That's not a bad idea, actually. Only drop on those who comment. I will have to consider doing that myself. I sometimes wonder if entrecard is worth the hassle. For now, I'm going to keep doing it and see what comes of it.

Glenny said...

you know what, dam right to you! I too am a little bit disappointed with Entrecard and instead of doing this whole "drop and run" stuff which is VERY time consuming, I want to use it to build relationships. Just think how much time we spend dropping and running ... 2 hours a day? 3 hours a day? And for what? You said it - a bounce rate that's so high that you wonder why you bother. It's better to use entrecard to actually connect with people. If everyone stopped seeing it as a way to advertise cheaply and more as a way of making connections then it would be better!

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