This week i will begin with EntreCard and their on-going developments which shall make them a member-rich and profitable company.
As a round-up of the events last week within EntreCard the following developments have been published in the blog
- on 17th September -> EntreCard launched a referral program
- on 22nd September -> EntreCard announced 15% sponsored ads throughout its network (starting from 28th September on)
It can be abused, too, as it's not clearly written how active a new member should be (1 click daily or 1 click within the 14 day period) and when you don't link your own blogs together but make separate accounts for it under your referral link (and many more ways)!
If EntreCard wants active members they should charge us monthly a membership fee with 10 ECs/day (would be deducted at the end of the month) and new members get 300 ECs as a incentive in the beginning.
In this case every member should drop 300 cards throughout the month (10 cards daily). At the moment there are too many blogs in EntreCard registered as "Just here for the view".
This week's choice for EntreCard's Referral Program!
An interesting article to this topic can be found on the blog of Entrepod.
It's called Hey Carders, let's play Tricknology and definitely worth reading for every EntreCard member.
The second big topic in the last week was mentioned by Laane and then Queen Katherine.
It's about the issue that Virus and Trojans are spreading from several EntreCard Blogs. Me, myself got two times a message to download a "fake" Adobe Flash player update in the previous week.
I recommend everyone NOT to install or download any program which is NOT from the official Website and just POP-UPs while visiting a blog + install a actual virus, malware and spyware scanner!
In a response to this article again have a look at the second article of Entrepod
Isn’t it time We Started Dropping Smarter instead of being Baited Harder
In this article you can find useful information how to get rid of these virus and trojans which might already take control of your computer.
Now to the third topic which will cause again new confusion and dispute in the EntreCard world as it's now a forced paid ad campaign which will be running in 15% of our daily ad campaigns (and bring EntreCards some $$ so that it can stay FREE FOR ALL OF US).
This new SPONSORED Ad program will start from 28th September on and you will have a choice to reject some of the offered sponsored ads.
Cindy Ung announced that "the ads will be ALL Family-oriented and will not promote nudity, violence or anything illegal."
For this Sponsored Ad topic i found two actual posts:
One is again from Entrepod
Junk Mail PSA: How to Milk The EntreCOW
and the other article is from Reality Talk which is called
(an excellent summary of the events that happened since the Paid ads started in April 2009 until now and a future outlook!)
If you care about the EntreCard community i would like you to visit these links as they provide you very good information about the stuff that's going on within EntreCard and on our blogs!
What do you think about the on-going changes in EntreCard? Will we get more quality members or will you quit sooner or later?