Entrecard and Adgitize: Their Real Value

Adgitize your web site.

As you guys know, I've kind of gone back and forth on the value of Entrecard, and to a lesser extent, Adgitize. 

The biggest complaint is that folks drop by long enough to get their clicks/drops in and don't read your content or buy anything (I call this "drive-by clicks").

I wrote an article called Traffic is Traffic, in which I argued any traffic is helpful for an obscure blogger just starting out.   I stand by that.

But here's my latest theory:  the greatest value of Entrecard and Adgitize is the fact that these programs get other bloggers to read your blog.   A network of bloggers is one of the best resources I can think of to get the word out about your blog.

What do you think?  Agree or disagree?

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9 Responses to Entrecard and Adgitize: Their Real Value

  1. Thess says:

    I definitely agree. Sometimes i just mean to drop and then article gets my attention and then it has me looking at other articles on the site, then I follow, in case the author post another article that's of interest to me.

  2. No question in my mind, it's the best start at a new project I have ever had. The uniform problem all bloggers face is working alone causes stagnation and this is an easy free solution for sure.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Completely agreed. And not only that, we tend to create a nice community with other bloggers who become regular visitors to our blog. So if we can produce some interesting contents, then its a winning combination, specially for the newbies.

  4. It's been over a year since I used Entrecard. EC never really gave good traffic and few who used to visit my blogs through EC visit now. There's the odd few but that it which is a shame considering the time and effort that went into dropping more than 300 cards per day since I had 4 blogs in the system. Bounce rate is too high and retainership too low for EC although it may be a way to temporarily drive traffic to a new blog. My experience with EC was there were very, very few comments.

    Adgitize on the other hand has been a consistently good performer for me. I run ads for 2 of my blogs there. What is impressive looking at the stats is not only the length of time others using Adgitize stay on my blogs but also the increased number of comments.

  5. While dropping on the run I often stop and read more - or sometimes it is an image that gets my attention.

    I have decided to drop more casually though, several hours of dropping for low impact advertising is far too tedious and the time can be better spent in writing content.

  6. Chin chin says:

    I agree that these systems introduce your blog to potential regular visitors. Many do just drop and go, but there are some who come regularly eventually if they find useful or similar interest content in your blog.

  7. Badet says:

    Agree. I joined Adgitize not mainly on the earning possibilities but to gain traffic and readers for my blog. The extra earnings are what I use to advertise my blog with them. :)

  8. EihdraG says:

    I also agree. I initially signed up with Adgitize and Entrecard to earn me some extra money. I have also read posts about dropping then running without even checking out the site. This hurts a bit. So, If I see something relevant to my niche or even a post that really caught my eye, I'd read it and comment. There are thousands of blogs out there that already helped and taught me in lots of different ways. I wouldn't have noticed if I only dropped and went on to another site..

  9. I agree. Traffic is traffic and it's a good way to get a new blog started. However, like me when I drop, I hardly even glance at the sites because I need to make 300 drops. Now that there's a problem with my EC account I don't remember which sites I used to drop on. Now I just visit the sites where I actually read the content because I was interested and leave a comment.

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