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Is EntreCard Traffic Good Traffic?

There has been a lot of discussion around the blogosphere in the last few days as to whether EntreCard is producing good traffic for bloggers. Many are suggesting that the traffic this new network is bringing is low quality traffic. The reason behind that is because EntreCard networkers are gaining points for visiting blogs and dropping off their e-business cards.

Entre Card Traffic For 12-05 thru 12-12

EntreCard Traffic

I tend to disagree with that thinking because of what Google Analytics is telling me. In the last 7 days as you can see, EntreCard has brought me nearly 25 visitors a day and each visitor has averaged almost 3 pages per visit. My search engine traffic from Google, although it is small since this is a relatively new blog, is actually less quality that that from EntreCard. Organic Google traffic is bringing me visitors who view 2.52 pages each and EntreCard visitors view 2.62 pages each.

So I checked my vacation site that gets more traffic and found that Google was bringing it visitors that viewed a much lower 2.13 pages each. Now, lets think about this. People are finding a vacation site with very specific search terms and viewing only 2.13 page each. Compared that to what some would say is low quality traffic because there is an incentive to visit, yet that traffic is viewing more pages on my blog than supposed quality Google traffic.

At this point I think it looks like EntreCard is producing quality traffic. Yes, I am visiting some blogs just to rack up a few extra points so as to buy advertising on a few top blogs, but more that 50% of the blogs visited turn out to have very interesting information that I stop and read. If you use EntreCard to visit blogs related to your area of interest, you will be amazed at what you discover.

EntreCard is looking like a winner to me.

Alan

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10 Responses to “Is EntreCard Traffic Good Traffic?”

  1. Yeah… In the next day or two I am going to write a post about this as well. ECard has been one of my best sources of good traffic also.

  2. The nice thing about entrecard is that it can help you find blogs of similar interests the old fashioned way, networking.

  3. That’s the same thing with my blog, theoretically you would think that people would only visit for the points, but it’s not that way at all. Yes I am getting 0second visitors but I’m also getting high quality visitors from entrecard as well. My RSS feed shows it all, it’s increasing by like 3-4 subscribers a day, and most of my traffic is from entrecard.

  4. I like what I see on my average visit time from EntreCard, 5:41. Not bad, I’ll take that any day over Google traffic.

  5. Aren’t you forgetting the bounce rate though? Of the 173 visitors, 69% (120) never went past the first page of your site.

  6. Hey,

    those are great numbers for entrecard traffic. Mine aren´t as good, but they are better than Digg or StumbleUpon.

    I found your site though entrecard 😉

  7. Your site is the exception to the rule from what I’ve observed. Most people are seeing an average of less than 1 minute on the site with a bounce rate of 85% or higher.

    Of course, I’m skewing your bounce rate right now since I got “Honey Do”‘ed twice while writing this comment. :)

  8. Teresa,

    At times I see an even higher bounce rate from Google.

    Frank C,

    When visiting other sites through EntreCard I try to stay in my niche. That may have something to do with it.

  9. Hi, thanks for giving advice. I will try to use it to see if is good.

  10. One thing I have learnt is that you can use entrecard to get traffic but you have to do much more than that to keep them coming back. The only reason why someone will come back to your blog is because of what they will benefit by reading your posts. It is always about What Is In It For Me.

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