Today I decided to do a little experiment to check on their claim that 15% of the blog ads will be replaced with Entrecard Ads (since Sept 28). This will need to be repeated a few times to get a really accurate check. In fact, for statistical calculations 30 samples is considered a necessary number. I doubt that I'll repeat this 30 times, just because it's a pain to do the counting, but then again, the left side of my brain might make me do it!
So, I opened 100 blogs that claim to be signed up on Entrecard. This was done with a combination of first opening 15 blogs from the "Campaign" page of my interface, then I chain clicked until all those threads ran out, and finally I had the toolbar choose random selections from all blogs one at a time until I had opened 100. (I am specifying this because, perhaps by chance, I got different levels of EC ads from the methods).
None of the first 50 opened had an EC ad! In fact of the first 60 blogs, only 2 had EC ads. Seven blogs had no EC widget (suggesting that admin is not checking up on that very well)
However, by the time I got to 100 blogs, 18 of them had EC ads. So for today the EC ads appeard 18% of the time. That is certainly close to the expected 15%, and not far enough off to raise any red flags or make me obsessive about getting those 30 samples.
However, I do want to explore whether it was simple chance, or if the percentages are set differently for different click sources.
What is Entrecard Up To Now?
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