A few people have noticed I have been running Entrecard on the sidebar above where the store ad is. I stopped by the Entrecard booth at the Blogworld expo and talked with Entrecard CEO Graham Langdon about his product. He briefly summarized it for me and I thought it was a pretty cool concept. Plus honestly I think its just cool that he is doing something. So many people talk about doing stuff but never actually do it… anyway I told him I wanted to write about it but I was going to be a user of the service for a few days first. I just don’t like to talk about something I have never actually used. I think that kind of sets yourself up to look like a jackass.
I asked him if he would go on video and explain what Entrecard is. He went with it and I think did a good job just off the cuff:
Here is a screenshot from my dashboard page. It shows me what people have dropped off there card(s) and asks me if I want to approve them.
Here is a screen shoot of my statistics page. Even though there is not many people in the network yet I have already earned a bunch of credits to drop my Entrecard on other sites.
As said in the video the whole system works off of a credit system. The cost for someone else to advertise their 125 on your widget is equal to the number of cards you receive each day, through the widget.
So, its a way for the little guys to do a whole lot of networking, earn enough credits, and then buy a spot from you in free credits instead of dollars.
Graham also told me there is some great stuff in the pipeline for Entrecard.
I think Entrecard is on to something… I can’t wait to see where it goes from here. I will run it for a bit and see how it goes. I hope it catches on a bit. Just remember it just went into beta stages so there will be some bugs (although its been very smooth for me so far)