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What I am Gaining from Entrecard

I have made a couple of posts about Entrecard since I joined in. This includes how maximize it and how to convince users to read our blog posts. But one might ask me, what am I really gaining from Entrecard? For sure, it is not direct money because I am not selling my points, not yet. Although I have already showed the graph of my current standing recently, it is better if I go deeper here.


While it is true that chain droppers cannot be avoided, I was surprised to see my recent statistics. By using statcounter, you can see at the bargraph that I am now enjoying a minimum of 110 unique visitors a day. This has not yet happened to me before. But again, there is an issue of drop and run. This is the reason why I checked the visit length. On the pie chart, you will see the yellow portion which is 23.9% are the ones who stays longer while 65.9% are the chain droppers. Although I have also visitors from other networks, the Recent Came From stats shows that most of them definitely came from Entrecard.

Now, I would like to mention the names of high profile bloggers that I met through Entrecard. I also consider them my friends not only because they drop their cards on my blogs, but also for some very good reasons.

Marriage and Beyond – Jennie is a Filipina blogger who spend a lot of time explaining to me about Paypal. Thanks to her really!

Joan Joyce dot com– Another Filipina blogger who also helped me explained about Paypal and EON.

Mr. Javo dot com – There are many bloggers who invited me to join their contests, but it was his contest that I joined in. It is actually his birthday treat and fortunately, I won a 300 x 250 banner on his posts which will last for a month.

But recently, it was Amanda of Blogger Buster whom I found very interesting. This is because through her useful posts, I am learning on how to improve the looks of my Blogger blogs. Although there are plenty of them, I am only including those I used and planning to use.

A Drop Down Menu for Labels

If you will notice, both of my blogs are now using it. This definitely increased the space of my sidebar.

Top Commenters Widget

This is to give credits to our regular readers who are taking time to post some comments on our posts. Now, you can see them at my sidebar.

Three Column Footer

To minimize the contents of our sidebar, we can transfer some of them at the footer section. Amanda provided simple instructions on how to do it and you can check my footer. I will improve it later.

Expandable Posts

It is a technique where you can have a teaser about your posts. Your readers will then click the link at the end to view the whole post. The good thing about this is your readers can readily see series of your recent posts without going to the next page. A good example is Article Specialist's Blognetwork although the whole post is on his other blogs. I am planning to do this later.

Of course, I also would like to thank other bloggers who posted wonderful recommendation for my blogs. I am planning to make another post about you together with the top droppers and the blogs where my widget gained a lot of visits.

Again, I am inviting all non-members to try Entrecard and discover how it can work for you. For all members, my contest is still going on and you join here.

If you want to receive my future posts regularly, please feel free to subscribe in a reader or by e-mail. If you have concerns, please do not hesitate to Contact Me anytime.

Article Source: Humane Blogging Tips

10 comments:

  Jennie

April 3, 2008 at 2:19 PM

Hi Kuya! Thanks so much for the link love! Appreciate it. :-)

How are you po? I hope you're doing good and got a hold of your eon card and have started to utilize it ;-)

God bless!

  sksee

April 3, 2008 at 4:53 PM

Arrived at your site from the Entrecard competition. A word of caution when using the show and hide text function for your blogger. Always have a unique ID for each show hide text code you put in your post.

Short and simple post. Good to see you are having increase in traffic. If you are interested in traffic, perhaps you should come by my blog to read about SiteHoppin.

Good luck to both of us. Maybe the best entry for the Entrecard competition wins.

Happy blogging
Regards
Sksee
Bloggerfocus.com

  Guardian Angel

April 3, 2008 at 6:10 PM

Hi Jennie,

I am fine, thanks for asking. About EON, I haven't received it yet.

I love to link love with the ones who are as nice you are.

Thanks for dropping by.

  Guardian Angel

April 3, 2008 at 6:11 PM

Sksee,

Thanks for the advise. I'll visit you later.

Thanks for the invite and for dropping by.

  Ederic

April 4, 2008 at 11:40 PM

Hi, another Filipino here. Just dropped by and dropped my card. :)

  Guardian Angel

April 5, 2008 at 6:36 AM

Thanks for the drop and welcome here, Kabayan!

However, I can't drop on you coz I can't open your profile.

I wish I can visit your blog too.

  manilenya

April 6, 2008 at 11:44 AM

naks one of your top commenters! hehehe saya ko lol!

about my being young.....at heart lol! bata pa naman talaga ako ha?

about entrecard, I want to read and read and read entrecard's helpful tips but I have no time, I don't even know how can I get that u drop I follow badge, the image don't show everytime I download it from another entrecard user. I think it was his project.

  HEALTH NUT WANNABEE MOM

April 6, 2008 at 1:02 PM

Good points! I too wonder what all I am gaining from entrecard. A few people stick around and to me that is worth it. Thanks for the info!

  Guardian Angel

April 6, 2008 at 3:38 PM

Hi Manilenya,

I think you should need to refresh the page after installing it. This is what I did.

Thanks for being one of the top commenters. And yes, you're still young coz if you're old, what will you call me? lol!

  Guardian Angel

April 6, 2008 at 3:41 PM

Hi Heidi,

You are welcome. I think the best thing that you get from the Entrecard is the opportunity to meet other bloggers and learn from them.

Thanks for dropping by.