Are you looking for new traffic to your website? There is a new way to interact
with other websites. Is it social? Well it is kind of a new social network, but
it is more than just a social network. It is also an advertising network. A
FREE advertising network.
The name of the company is Entrecard.com.
They recommend you pass out business cards, virtually. Well, passing out
business cards is how the company entrecard.com talks about their business. If
you haven't heard about EntreCard here is a quick summary of their business.
It is as Easy as Dropping a Business Card
You sign-up (create a business card) with the company with limited information.
Name, email address, a summary of your website, and an image to be displayed on
other websites. Then you are ready to "drop" your business card.
From this point on you can begin to wander the internet looking for other sites
that support the EntreCard business card. It is actually a lot easier than just
wandering hoping to find another website. EntreCard has a great system where
you can find other companies that are involved. You just log into their system
and open your dashboard and you are ready to meet, greet and leave your
business card or EntreCard.
FREE Advertising System
Is that all their is to the EntreCard System? Oh no! It is a wonderful free
advertising system. It becomes even easier. Because as soon as you
register with the company then other websites want to advertise on your site.
How do they advertise on your web pages? You place some small, fast serving
script on your blog or site. Then their business card is displayed on your
blog. But, for only one day.
How do they pay for the ad? Every time you drop your business card you earn
credits with EntreCard. Then you use those credits to purchase advertising.
This is real easy.
They have a wonderful interface created called your dashboard. It is simple to
set up and to use. When other members want to advertise on your pages they will
leave their EntreCard in your advertising list. There is a link that will take
you to their website so you can find out more about the site. Do you want your
site to be associated with the advertiser's website?
There is a description of the website, you can find recommendations, you can
email the member and even give credits to the site.
Advertising on Other Sites is Easy
Advertising on other sites is just as easy. You click the Campaign link
and you are presented with a list by category of all the potential sites where
you can advertise. Each category is broadly marked so there is no question if
you are looking for sites that are relevant to yours.
Each advertiser will run your ad for one day. You pay the advertiser credits
you have earned by dropping your business cards on other member's blogs and web
How much does it cost to advertise? It depends on the website and how much
traffic they get from Entrecard members. The more traffic the more credits it
costs per day. In the Health and Medicine category you can find ads costing 75
credits per day down to 20 credits per day. You start out costing 2 credits per
day, so you can find some real bargains.
You Gain More Traffic
It is very intuitive finding advertisers and finding websites to advertise your
web pages. You gain more traffic as other EntreCard users look at your website.
And we all know, more traffic equals more money.
You have total control over the ads served on your website. You can approve or
reject any ad request. I hate to say no to people. So, I started seeing all
these ads and a couple were not really relevant to my website. I was worried
about saying no to these people. But, they have a great system where you can
click on about 10 different reasons why you rejected an ad. It is very cool and
works. Approving an ad takes only seconds.
Now, I don't know how good the traffic will be. My ideal Entrecard member would
visit my site, read my articles, and then leave a comment. Then they would
start all over again tomorrow. We will see if my numbers go up, see if Google
Adsense ads click rates go up and see if I get more commentors.
I have only been doing this for one day now, so I will wait longer to determine
if this is profitable. I can say it is highly addictive. I started dropping my
business card and leaving comments and visiting websites and blogs and the next
thing I know an hour has passed. So, I will have to manage my time to make it
all work for me.
Give it a Try and Tell Me About it!
But, now you know enough to give it a try. Maybe it will be good for you.
Possibly you will make the contact that will take you over the top and put you
on the Internet Road Map to success. So, get on the EntreCard network and drive
more FREE traffic to your pages. After you have tried it come back and tell me
what you think. I really want to get your opinions.