Bloggers struggling for traffic often opt for Entre Card and install the widget on side bar. Now SezWho and Entre Card have joined hands and launched a WordPress plugin that offer incentives for commenting on other people’s blogs.
The whole concept of Entre Card is so bizarre that it is being termed by Google and Alexa as spam. Alexa does not count Entre Card Droppers as visitors to your blog. There are also inside reports that Google is going to drop ranking of blogs using Entre Card for traffic. It has already stopped counting SezWho / Comment LuvÂ links as valid back links for Google Page Rank. They are considering this Just fully so as companies basically thrive on blogger’s greed for traffic & popularity. They do bring traffic and comments but if you think for a moment about quality of traffic it brings. you will right away stop using the both. Its just not worth it. Apparent benefits are so little to justify the hidden costs. In fact the whole idea is lame.
If you want traffic to your site, you should go for organic search engine traffic that only is possible by following Google Webmaster Guide Lines. My Advice…
- Content is King, Publish high quality andÂ original posts regularly (Google loves fresh content)
- Tag your posts religiously.
- Digg, stumble, reddit , furl your every post that is worth sharing.
- “Patience is a Virtue , My Friend”
Increasingly bloggers are reporting that Entre Card and especially SezWho plugin can slow down your blog and increase your bounce rate. I have searched in Google and found following random opinions from first three pages of Google results. Read them and make up your mind about the plugin.
On the Bricks Blog says
Plus this SezWho thing is a little slow. Ok, that is when it works/shows. I loaded it late last night, nothing worked. I came on the site today and it works but the little stars seems to delay in showing up. And thatÂ pop up that shows people past comments is so annoying! It would maybe be alright if it popped up, then when you move the cersur off of the subject, it would go away. But you have to take time to check the x to turn it off.
I installed SezWho just to go along with others and to be a ‘Team Player’. But I just can’t say at this minute just how long I will leave on this site.
I like the sezwho widge but canâ€™t seem to get the pictures to show upâ€¦â€¦ Sure I will figure it out, but up for an answers. I get a picture when I scroll over the link, but there are no Pictures on my actual site???
Following comments are from Entre Card Forum it self.
Dot Com Mogul Said:
Pointless, time sucking, slow loading
Will not comment on blogs with it and will not install it on mine.
Fabulously Jinxed Said:
Worth it? Not for me. It slowed my blog down and it had to go. And I really didn’t like that it was collecting commenting data from non-registered users. I’m not sure that the info wasn’t stored in the database table, but my peeps don’t like that stuff.
As far as getting more comments, well, I tried Intense Debate for about 45 minutes today and people had fun playing with it. Too bad it’s buggy as all hell and didn’t offer the features I like from my own commenting system. If that ever gets fixed I’m going to try it again.
Fantasy Baseball Said:
I tried it for a little while. Their issues caused my blog to run slow. Twice in two weeks (I had it before others.) Me no likey widgets that slow down blog. Also, all things considered equal it’s a pretty unnecessary feature on a blog. That gets old after about 12 days.