23 June 2009

How to get popular within EntreCard!

EntreCardThe question of getting and being popular in EntreCard will be important for many new or already established members. Several factors have to be considered which i will explain in this short guide.

What does Popularity mean and how is it calculated?
  1. Popularity means that you gained a lot of members of EntreCard who drop their cards on your blog widget.
  2. The popularity number is always calculated from the card drops within the last FIVE days. this means e.g. for this blog i have a number of around 700 at the moment. On average 140 person dropped their card/visited the blog each day!
How to increase your popularity?

There are five possibilities to increase your popularity:
  1. Drop as much cards as possible, at best the maximum of 300 cards! Try to drop on members which will drop back, these are most likely the members with many points (sometimes they can't drop back anymore because they reached already the 300 drops before you dropped on them :( )

  2. Advertise on blogs with high popularity points (it makes a difference if you advertise on a blog with 700 points or on a blog with over 2.000 points like the one from The Admaster) even it costs you up to 4.096 ECs.
    But over 400 members who drop their card on that day and see your ad, a big part of them get curious what's behind this advertisement!

  3. Consider to make a paid advertisement. It's relatively cheap to place this ad and it will be seen on a lot of blogs, chances are high that someone will click on your ad because it shows up nearly everywhere for the next one, two or three days (Entrecard offer Ads per 1.000 Page impressions for 0.60 $ shown on "all blogs" or for 1.20 $ shown only in one category -> Niche).

  4. Try to involve yourself in the EntreCard forum and contribute to the community in the Market, sell services or/and buy from the other members to increase your visibility.

  5. Use an attractive image which makes other members curious so that they click on it.

Advantages of being popular in Entrecard

  1. You get a greater visibility to other members within Entrecard when you reach the TOP 15 members of your category (in my case "Mixed Bag"). This will usually be displayed at first unless you change the setting in the Campaigns to more rows.

  2. If you can reach the overall TOP 15 members, your visibility is the greatest because this will be shown everytime when somebody clicks on the Popular-Tab!

  3. The Advertising price on your widget will rise from the previous price faster and faster. You will get a big portion each day for more advertisement on high popularity blogs or for a big cashout -> Up to 50% of the Advertising price will be booked in your account each day!
Which tips do you have for the EntreCard members? What can you add to this guide?
Just
leave some comments !

20 June 2009

How to avoid being banned from Google Adsense


Today it happened, Google Adsense banned/disabled my account :-(
Seems they didn't like that i had on several days a CTR (Click-Through-Rate) of over 10%. They wrote in their e-mail the following words:

Hello,

While going through our records recently, we found that your AdSense account has posed a significant risk to our AdWords advertisers. Since keeping your account in our publisher network may financially damage our advertisers in the future, we've decided to disable your account.

Please understand that we consider this a necessary step to protect the interests of both our advertisers and our other AdSense publishers. We realize the inconvenience this may cause you, and we thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.

If you have any questions about your account or the actions we've taken, please do not reply to this email. You can find more information by visiting
https://www.google.com/adsense/support/bin/answer.py?answer=57153.

Sincerely,

The Google AdSense Team
I know that i had days when there have been only a few visitors to this blog for example and then there was one click on the Adsense-Ad.
  1. Can i prevent a click from someone or should i make a warning... stop clicking because i have only you as visitor and Google will take this as a click fraud?

  2. Do you think the easiest way to earn with Adsense is by clickin g your ads on your blog? For sure, it's the fastest way to get banned from Adsense!

  3. And yes there are some guys who click on ads and they want that you do the same on their blogs... Don't do this, Google is intelligent enough!

  4. Other guys try to fool Google with anonymizer software to hide their IP or to make them appear with different IPs... Don't think you can fool Google with this, sooner or later you get caught, too!

  5. Search in the internet for professional clicker.. Pay them 50 $ and more and they do the job and make you rich... until Google disables your account (most likely short before you reach the first or any payout!)

  6. Put Adsense-Code in your e-mails (not the one from Feedburner) and try to send this the members of your adress book or worse to a collected list of e-mail addresses... I guess, you know what will happen... many clicks for your Adsense account but not originated from your website -> Banned!

  7. You want to get your Adsense Account reinstated, please fill out our Invalid Activity Appeal Form with every detail about your visitors, how valuable these visitors are for the advertisers and so on. Would you fill out this form?


Hope you have more luck with your Adsense Account, especially when you have only 20% left to reach the payout!

12 June 2009

How to drop faster Entrecards

EntreCardThis is a post just for the members of Entrecard who
  • have less time but also want to earn some ECs for advertising on other blogs or for cashout
  • want to find the EntreCard-Widget faster
  • may need a "special" list of EntreCard members (instead of using the EntreCard-Inbox)
I found some pages which offer EntreCard lists for a faster dropping and at the end of this post some amazing tools (widget pop-up)/plug-in/add-ons:

  • The first one is from AskMrsRecipe, one of my loyal dropper -> EntreCard Droplist (more than 300 blogs)
  • The second one is from The Matthias Chronicles, loyal dropper, too -> EntreCard Droplist (more than 300 blogs, with screenshots)
  • In January Junkfoodaholic made an "above the fold" list. There the Drop Widget are all on/near the top of the page (no/less scrolling) -> EntreCard Above the fold Droplist

  • In May 2009 Blog with Wings made an "above the crease" list which is similar to Junkfoodaholic's list -> EntreCard Above the crease Droplist

  • Buraot made his "fast dropper list" already a year ago (by clicking on one of the number 10 Tabs will be opened automatically!) -> EntreDropper

  • For Slogbite members is also a special EntreCard Droplist available -> EntreCard Droplist

  • Special list for Chinese members (who cannot access Blogspot/Blogger.com-Webpages!). There is also a list for shared Adgitize/EntreCard-Blogs available (by clicking on one of the symbols several windows will be opened automatically!) -> EntreCard Non-Blogspot Droplist + Chinarens EC/Adgi Double Whammy Droplist

  • Trader's Hub has published his EntreCard Droplist in a widget which you can place on your blog and increase the page rank of everyone else (yourself included) -> EntreCard Droplist Widget

  • This list from Voice of Bragg is completely different. There you don't have to visit the webpage of the blogs. It just shows the little yellow "drop" button of the member. You click on it and then you have already visited the "blog" -> EntreCard Fast Droplist

  • On the website from ECATF you can find


    Their list include members who have a high popularity (means they drop back) and a second list provides members who display the Top Droppers on their Frontpage or give them once a month link love by posting their Top Droppers (backlinks)!

    They provide some additional tools for Adgitize and Entrecard on their frontpage.

  • There are some Ringsurf List available if you like to drop your cards this way (the widgets are usually above the fold) -> EntreCard Ringsurf Nr. 362 and EntreCard Ringsurf Nr. 876

  • On MamaFlo's Place you can find a "drop" list with blogs who don't accept paid ads (fully 24 hours exposure for your EC paid ads) -> No Paid Ad Blog Droplist

  • The list at The Troubled Economy is from April 2009 and at the moment there are still over 100 links left so that the list reach the 300 mark! -> EntreCard Droplist

  • The list at To Make money online is very new, you can add your link there and can choose one of the nice badges for your blog, too -> EntreCard Droplist
  1. Another possiblity would be to create your own favorite list with the help of the EntreCard-Toolbar for Firefox. There you can add the blogs you like (or/and the one who dropped back at you) by clicking on the "Heart"-Symbol. The next time you only have to click on the arrow (when you want to open 10 windows immediately, click on the double arrow-symbol) and the favorite blog(s) will be displayed.

  2. Now we get to the ultimate fast Dropper-Entrecard-Tool. Today Dustin from Blogfiction posted his Entrecard-Pop-up tool for Firefox.


    In connection with the Firefox Browser, the add-on Greasemonkey and his tool-code it's possible that the Entrecard-Widget will be always displayed in the left corner of your page!

    Just open all the desired EntreCard windows and then let the Pop-up display the widget in the left corner, simply click with the mouse on the "Drop"-Button and close the actual window with Ctrl+F4 or change to the next window with Ctrl+Tab.

  3. For Wordpress you can download since one year a special Entrecard Popper Plugin (i saw it only once last week while dropping) which makes this pop-up automatically for your EntreCard widget (no matter which Internet Browser). Here you can download the WordPress Plugin Entrecard Popper.

Please inform me if you would like your own EntreCard Droplist mentioned in this article or if you have other methods which help the members to drop faster and easier our Entrecards!

08 June 2009

What is Twitter?

Twitter - social network and micro-blog

Twitter is already an establish social networking and micro-blogging website. It was founded in 2006.

Members of Twitter use this service to write/inform each other about their life, news or updates. These updates are called tweets.

Tweets are up to 140 characters long messages which can be sent directly to other members (called followers) or which are posted on your own profile page. There they are available for everyone to read.

Twitter doesn't announce how many user they have but it is estimated that there are over 6 million accounts.

On Twittercounter you can see your own statistic about your growing followers and you can watch the statistics from other members, e.g. the TOP 10 with the most followers.

If you are looking for new or more followers who follow you back to increase your exposure, you can have a look on these websites.
They are free of charge and you can get at the moment more than 400 followers. This section will be updated with new Twitter-"follower"-services in the coming weeks!

  1. Twitterfollower.com
  2. Get more Twitter followers
If you want to follow me, click here.

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