"I love Entrecard, however, there are a few problems with the way people work it (as with mostly everything.) Entrecard definitely works for getting more hits, but the problem is that you're getting people that go to your site, drop their card and immediately click out trying to obtain this ridiculous amount of drops every day to get people to go back to their site. The main reason people use Entrecard is to attract an audience but they aren't going to do that if they don't respect the process it was set up for, comment on some blog posts, subscribe to a blog they may find interesting, etc. They need to stop fishing for the Entrecard widget and simply leaving after they've dropped their cards. Everyone wants a market, everyone has a voice that they want to be heard but by not giving it a little more oomph when you're doing your drops, such as leaving a comment or at least reading something on the site and spending more than 10 seconds on a site, they aren't going to attract the market they were hoping for, finding people who also use the system like them."
Entrecard is often at the top of every new bloggers list of things to try. The service is both criticized and praised by the blogosphere. Once you run Entrecard, you will have a good feel of what sort of traffic the widget can bring.
I agree that Entrecard has done quite a lot for the blogosphere, especially for new blogs like me. Blogs with less than 10 visitors per day are now having over a hundred visitors. That’s great!! But what happens when the widget is taken off?
The amount of traffic your site will receive will ultimately go down. Entrecarders will no longer see your card within their EC inbox. They will also not have the benefit of receiving a credit when visiting your site. This is because they believe members are visiting their website and not bothering to read any posts or leave comment and visiting only to drop. The spirit of blogging is rapidly diminishing. Most Bloggers in Entrecard only care about dropping and gaining credits for advertisement.
Although this may be the case for some, not all Entrecarders do this. The great thing however, is the visitors who found value out of your website will still return, especially if your content persuaded them to subscribe to your RSS. These visitors were most likely the highest quality (the ones who comment). So your blog won’t lose much in terms of quality. In fact, has been able to convert many Entrecarders into commenters and others into subscribers.
Entrecard has really increased my comment and subscribers. If I generate a blog friend for every thousand visitors… I am happy…. I like to blog… I don’t do it to make money…. EntreCard has introduced me to many blogs, like yours, that I like to read! I probably don’t comment enough.
Note : Congrats to my 22,786 winners Euroyank, Anisha, LJ, Emila & Random Ramblings . Who will be my lucky August top commentetor?