Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Entrecard Resorting Back to its Old Ways?

Recently, it has come to the attention of some members that forums are being deleted (as was a trend in the past). While I don't know the degree of what was said, it is in the policy of many forums and sites to delete boards which have become racially motivated or that defame other members. I don't know the whole side of the story, but looking briefly at the way the administrators and moderators are handling it, it is reminiscent of the past, in which entire forums were deleted, without due reason - often simply because someone became angered at another.

As Entrecard continues to look for ways to monetize through methods other than placing ads 50% or more across all the sites, they may even go down a "premium" route, in which ads aren't placed on sites and access to the forums is given a more "open" approach.

However, should this happen, it would further divide what community the site has left, and this would further set the network back. Honestly, the members grew tired of this a long time ago, and those few that are left are likely not going to tolerate it for very much longer.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Sponsors Will Appear Across 15% of Impressions

Beginning next Monday, Entrecard will begin displaying their own advertisements on 15% of all page views/impressions. For example, if you have a blog that receives a hundred thousand impressions/page views per month, their ad(s) will display on 15,000 of them. The main reason behind this is for them to make some money (they can't keep the service running for free, after all!).

Some users have become concerned, although it is a far cry from the previous system, in which 50% or more of the views were not for their sponsors that paid through the credit system.

We'll just have to see how this impacts the overall market. Obviously, it may very well force the cost of advertising down again, as there won't be as many page views up for grabs.

The post with this announcement can be found here.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Entreard's New Referral Program

Members of Entrecard can now refer new members to the site, receiving three hundred credits (the maximum you can receive from dropping cards on other sites). This will surely attract new members to the site, but we can only wonder why this feature wasn't introduced earlier/in the beginning stages of the site.

Login to your Dashboard area and click on the Referral Program to access the banners/links. You must refer new members, not just new blogs (added as linked blogs).

Saturday, September 5, 2009

You Can Now Follow Entrecard on Twitter

It's easy to stay up-to-date with Entrecard through their dedicated Twitter account found @GetEntrecard.