Monday, October 24, 2011

Entrecard

Entrecard is a major headache right now. It's very frustrating trying to get your drops done and then purchasing ads when the system keeps going down. Most of the time I'm just hoping I can get all 300 drops done. You lose your rankings when you don't get all of your drops done.
The other thing that is frustrating is that Entrecard isn't even letting their folks know what's wrong and what they are doing about this issue. The last post they put on their blog was in July. Doesn't seem quite right.

I have enjoyed a long run with Entrecard, but I'm getting very tired of trying to get things done when they are down so very much. It's been three weeks now that this has been going on. I think my 'no ads' sponsorship is over in November and I'm seriously thinking about not re-upping. Why pay that kind of money when the system isn't working a lot of the time. It's a shame.

26 comments:

  1. I left Entrecard 2 years ago because of the same reason you are facing now. I got tired of everything and also find that Entrecard traffic doesn't convert well into sales. Yeah it just helps in my alexa rankings.

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  2. i haven't done much of entrecard for a year now.. :) it is too frustrating and time consuming.

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  3. Asta la bye-bye entrecard!

    After using EC for a very short period just to see what all the hoopla was about, I left it years ago... and they weren't even having those issues then. I just couldn't see what was to be gained from destroying my hand and wrist doing something completely mundane just to have people "DROP" by for the sole purpose of raising traffic for their own money-making-centered multiple blogs.

    This has been a long run on sentence, brought to you by the fine people at "Entrecard Who"?

    Big hugs from me and lotsa purrs and lovies from the babies xoxo

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  4. I still have the EC widget on my homepage -- it's even "above the fold," making me one of the few members who obeyed that rule. It's been a long time since I've done much dropping or ad buying, so it doesn't generate nearly as much traffic for me as it once did. The Philippines are still hanging in there as my fourth-highest traffic stream, however -- after U.S., Canada and Great Britain.

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  5. I am still waiting for them to approve my new blog. If now soon, I will probably take down the link.

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  6. I'm still pretty new to Entrecard and haven't noticed much traffic from the site as of yet. I'm going to try it out for a little longer to see if it progresses.

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  7. I have all but quit entrecard myself. I just don't have time to click that many other blogs. I don't think it does that much good anyway and like you said it takes forever to stay up on the top, not that I ever was on top. I just don't think it is worth it. Have your self a fun week.

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  8. Hi Sandee ~~ I thought for laughs I'd leave a comment here even thought I don't know one thing about Entrecard.

    My comment says that for sure I wouldn't be doing blog things I that weren't fun. Why can't you drop them tomorrow? :)
    ..

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  9. i never did it so i don't have any helpful thoughts honey. i just don't much care about how many people visit me. i care more about them commenting. hope your day is tits!

    smiles, bee
    xoxoxoxoox

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  10. I wouldn't pay for the service. It took them months to get a FireFox 5 tool bar out, and the next day FireFox 6 was out. Today FireFox 7 is out. They don't do much forward programming like other FireFox programmers, because their addon doesn't work with future versions of the software.

    If you want, you can email support@entrecard.com. I don't know if you'll get a response, but that is who I emailed every day until they got the new tool bar up in July, only for me to be able to use it for a day.

    I thought I was the only one having trouble with the "bug" page that pops up periodically on EC! That is something the programmers need to know about, so feel free to email them, and be sure to tell them that you are considering not paying if the problems are not fixed.

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  11. If they can't deliver what you expect, then drop them...

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  12. I am still going to stay with entrecard but if I do not get my drops done so be it if my standings ggo down because of THIER "SYSTEM" being down so be it.yesterday I enjoyed exploring the universe via PBS's Nova I'm not sure where I'm headding today via pbs's site.I just donot care about entrecard dropping anymore.I will keep my widgets up and will attempt to drop on my favorite sites.but as far as 300 per nope not any more.

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  13. When it works It's good but at the moment I really can't be bothered with it anymore.

    I have decided to do as many drops as possible each day until it goes down which is regularly then I give up and finish for the day, It seems they aren't interested in fixing it.

    It's a shame.

    Have a great day :-)

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  14. I, too, knew nothing about Entrecard and this has been a great education for me. I'm new to blogging and I'm looking for ways to up my readership, but I think I'll stay away from EC.

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  15. I couldn't deal with Entrecard. That's why I gave it up a while ago. I had enough stress in my life. Even the word "droppings" implies something icky.

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  16. As you know. I left Entrecard some years back. I felt nothing but relief that I didn't have to spend my time dropping on 300 blogs every day. Yes my traffic dropped, but very few Entrecard droppers stayed around to read my posts so what did I lose by leaving? Not a lot :)

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  17. I haven't left Entrecard but I rarely drop anymore and I never remember to check to approve ads. It's there but I pay little attention to it. It was just too much of a headache and I frankly wasn't enjoying it any more

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  18. I go off and on...when I need to see new blogs I'll sign on for awhile but then again I haven't tripped over too many interesting blogs ion a while...they are all selling something or other and are badly written - content is NOT king on most blogs these days.

    I refuse to spend a lot of time on it - it might bring you traffic but it doesn't bring you readers!

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  19. I've never gotten 300 drops in one day. I'm lucky if I get around to visiting half of those who see me. I guess I climbed in the ranking because I was on vacation last week. It was a fun stay. Bye.

    Joyce
    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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  20. I have been having some problems with Entrecard also. I have never gotten 300 drops in a day. I should really use my credits and do some advertising but it is time-consuming. I am now a Follower of your Blog. Take care and all the best to you.

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  21. Entrecard helps in improving alexa rank. I do have some troubles while dropping. But I manage to drop somehow. I dont prefer to do advertise in Entrecard.

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  22. I wrote an article I turned into a permanent page on my site about Entrecard. I was doing 150-200 drops a day but it's too tiring and most of the people I drop on never return the drop so why bother? The traffic is crap traffic in my opinion as well since it's all "Drop and Run". My bounce rate went from 40% to 80%, who cares about pageviews if your bounce is so high? I'm mixed about leaving them but because im in the 5 day gap right now where I have very few drops per day because of their issues I'm losing ground in the rankings. I'm probably going to drop them as well and concentrate on Adgitize.

    The Vintage Recipe Blog

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  23. I'm really glad you posted this...I'm sooo frustrated. I just tried to log on 3 times and can't get in...then, as you say the system keeps going down and on top of that, they don't tell you anything. Time to move on I think...I really love the people I've met through Entrecard, but I'm tired of the hassles.

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  24. It looks like Entrecard has been abandoned! No response to support emails. Problems not fixed. Blogs reported for malware not removed. :-(

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  25. Just came back to Entrecard and it's been very disappointing.

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