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I have taken a part-time job, and it's definitely affecting my blogging time. I'll continue to post here as I am able.

Monday, October 24, 2011

What's Up with Entrecard?

Entrecard has certainly gone downhill, if that is possible to believe. About half the time, when I try to do my dropping, I can't click to another blog because the ad doesn't appear in the window. I've seen other bloggers complaining about problems with Entrecard, too.

A number of times, while trying to get my dashboard to load, I get this error message:

"Entrecard is having technical issues. Any of the following may apply:
We may be suffering extreme load (lots of people)
We may be upgrading our server software
We may be suffering from a serious bug
We have on-call people watching the system, outages are unlikely to last more than 10 minutes. We apologise profusely for the inconvenience. "

Since I've been seeing that for weeks, I doubt that they are working very hard on it. I've been a supporter of Entrecard, despite their shortcomings, but these conditions are really not good for advertising.

If the ads don't appear in the widget, not only can I not click, but it means that others are not seeing my ads which I paid for with ECs. Others, who have paid money to advertise are getting no value at all. And those of us who use Entrecard know that ECs are paid for with plenty of time.

I've sent a feedback message about my concerns. But, whoever runs EC these days is unlikely to do much unless a lot of us send messages.

They also have yet to release a toolbar that works with FireFox 7.

I feel caught in a tight spot. I continue to get a lot of exposure through Entrecard and don't want to abandon ship, but I'm thinking about it.



John said...

Entrecard is a pain. I keep buying the ads, but does anyone see them? :-(

I'm not sure anyone even reads the support emails. There used to be a Yommy Entrecard group but that's gone now.

It seems to me like the owner has lost interest and is leaving it to die a slow death...

Mike Golch said...

John you may be right there are times that when I hit the word DROP nothing happens and when i try to switch from one blog to the other ones I cannot do that as well.
SharkBytes that message is really getting me mad as well.I'm not ready to totally call it quits yet but there may be a time.

Kimberly said...

I gave up Entrecard a long time. It consumed too much of my time. Time is better spent getting links naturally.

Elvirah said...

Entrecard definitely has its own ups and downs, mostly with the ads not displaying properly and all that stuff. But as a beginner it helped me a lot to get good exposure to my blog. I came to know many bloggers and few good ideas to promote my blog. And whenever i vist any blog through entrecard i make sure to spend some time there and read what is in there. Few posts i find really helpful and informative.