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Top 10 reasons why the Entrecard – SezWho partnership is Important for Bloggers

Posted in Computers by Joe Colburn on the July 15th, 2008

Here’s why the partnership between Entrecard and SezWho is important for bloggers everywhere, and something all bloggers should be taken advantage of.

1.) Your blog will get more comments. Under the partnership, when bloggers leave you a comment, they will receive Entrecard Credits, the micro-payment currency that allows you to advertise on 14,000 high quality blogs. If there’s one thing bloggers thrive on, its comments. Comments are the blood of a blog if the posts are the organs. So it’s no wonder that any system that is going to get your blog more comments just rocks.

2.) The comments will be high quality comments. Since low quality comments don’t get rewarded with any credits, people won’t waste their time and energy leaving poor quality comments. People who take it upon themselves to comment will make sure to leave good, relevant and valuable comments.

3.) It will get you to leave more comments. Let’s face it. We’ve all been in the following situation: We’re reading a blog post, we have a slight desire to chime in and comment, but laziness takes over and we click away or x out. With credits on the line though, we’re all the more likely to actually leave our comments. Not to mention it might put you on a mission every day to go out and comment. Commenting is one of the tried and true powerhouse methods to drive traffic to your blog and develop a reputation. Any system that is going to effectively get me to comment more often rocks.

4.) Credits!! It’s no secret why we want credits. We want them so we can advertise on the 14,000+ blogs in Entrecard. So you can either go dropping cards until your fingers hurt, or you can start commenting on some blogs!

5.) Check me out. One of the coolest features of SezWho is that you can “check me out”. Just by clicking a link, you can see all the comments someone has left from all over the blogosphere. How cool is that. Ok, so it doesn’t really have anything to do with the Entrecard partnership, but I wouldn’t have installed SezWho if it wasn’t for the Entrecard partnership, so it gets on the list. I love seeing what other comments people have left on other blogs. You might not understand how cool it is until you try it.

6.) Reduced bounce rate. Entrecard traffic used to mean someone dropping their card and leaving your site. Every now and then someone would subscribe, or comment, or click an ad. But now, now at least 50% of the traffic is commenting. THATS HUGE! My bounce rate has dropped like a rock. Awesome. Nobody likes a high bounce rate.

7.) BACKLINKS. Every comment you leave is a backlink to your blog. So by leaving a few comments every day, your slowly and steadily building backlinks to your blogs. And you’re earning credits while you do it. Nice.

8.) It’s Viral. When a lot of people start commenting your blog now, and other people “check them out” from comments they’ve left on other blogs to see where they’re commenting now, a huge mass of viral traffic will follow them… directly to your blog. That may not make much sense at first, but you’ll see what we’re talking about.

9.) School of blogging. More than anything, what this motivates us to do, is to learn how to write posts that are more inviting of comments. It also motivates us to learn how to leave the best comments we can -and how to be valuable contributors. For only if bloggers find our comments useful, do we get credits. And only if we write our posts well, will bloggers comment. The whole system really is quite genius in how it works like that.

10.) And the final reason why the Entrecard SezWho partnership is important for bloggers is… drumroll please… it’s gonna keep us blogging. Let’s face it, if we pour our hearts out into post after post, only to receive zero comments, its a blow to our motivation and our drive. Without the support of commentators sharing their feelings, thoughts and opinions on our blog, well, why blog at all, right? Why build a baseball field if no one is going to play ball on it? There are 100 million more blogs now than there were five years ago. That’s 100 million more blogs competing for comments. That’s pretty intense. But with Entrecard and SezWho, you don’t have to worry about finding people to come comment on your blog. All you have to do is focus on writing quality content, and let the Entrecard community take care of the rest.

So there you have it. The top 10 reasons why the Entrecard – SezWho partnership is important for bloggers, and why if you’re serious about blogging, you should be using Entrecard and SezWho to catapult your community to new heights.

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Joe Colburn Joe Colburn is a software engineer specializing in PHP and a technology enthusiast. Always eager to dive into new and exciting things, Joe writes about anything technology related news and products that he thinks you will also be excited about. Find Joe Colburn on Google+ or by any of the links below.

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  1. on July 16th, 2008 at 4:11 am

    There couldn’t have been a better explaination of what is the benefit of commenting on any blog. At the same time you highlighted the benefit of installing sezwho pretty well.
    Cool dude…
    Keep it up.

    Thanks

    Anurag Bansal’s last blog post..Plan trips effeciently and save money even after you buy it

  2. Judge said,

    on July 16th, 2008 at 4:12 am

    I know a lot of people talk about the high bounce rate with EC, but honestly, I didnt mind it. Traffic is traffic and if you dont have article headlines that appeal to the person as they do the website equivalent of channel surfing, then there is not much you can do except learn how to catch their attention. Write better content. Write better headlines. Stop the person dead in their tracks with good quality writing. The person who flys by your site today may stop back tomorrow because he really liked your last article. It forces you to become a better writer. To me, that is an invaluable resource.

    Judge’s last blog post..“I Can’t Believe that was Him/Her”

  3. Caroline said,

    on July 16th, 2008 at 4:36 am

    Thank you for all of this great information!

    Caroline’s last blog post..Wordless Wednesday~Stella D’Oro


  4. on July 16th, 2008 at 5:50 am

    I saw a couple of places where this plugin is being used. I love the look and functionality . I have been using Entrecard and am really happy with the results. I am sure this combination will take the functionality of both to new heights.

    Webconferencingdatabase’s last blog post..Submit Press Releases

  5. Mark said,

    on July 16th, 2008 at 7:54 am

    This is another great idea that Entrecard have implemented as I notice that most Entrecarders just drop and run. With this system you will get a higher ratio of quality comments and an incentive to comment more often.

    Mark’s last blog post..Messingham Sand Quarry Nature Reserve

  6. hitesh said,

    on July 16th, 2008 at 8:02 am

    hey these point are really good………and must been a lot easier cause of this great partnership.. i had this thing in my mind that …… entrecard brings viewers to my site………but i also wanted some readers and now sezwho does tht too………this is a complete package

    hitesh’s last blog post..Chaos Theory – One of Ryan’s Best

  7. Jay said,

    on July 16th, 2008 at 8:21 am

    Disqus, Intense Debate, JS-Kit forever.

    It is all about Comments Defragmentation not enhancing fragmentation which is what SezWho is doing.

    Time to uninstall Entrecard coz it has become useless. I can’t wait to see people gaming this. Welcome to the new era of Comment-Spams – Comment-Spam 2.0


  8. on July 16th, 2008 at 8:40 am

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  9. on July 16th, 2008 at 9:07 am

    The ONLY problem i have with the partnership, is that alot of peaple are going to spam the blogosphere just to earn credits!

    Nice post BTW, just spamming with a one sentence comment for the credit, HAHA!


  10. on July 16th, 2008 at 9:32 am

    That was a very enlightening post! A comment platform like SezWho can surely be a value added feature of Entrecard, and their partnership will definitely add value to a comment and a blog post. I’m glad that Entrecard always thinks of what is best for the bloggers and the blogosphere!

    Maria Luisa Taa Venida’s last blog post..Entrecard drives the comments to your blog

  11. Mr. Javo said,

    on July 16th, 2008 at 9:51 am

    Hey Joe, great advice, is nice how they can be integrated… I just installed SezWho in my blog :)

    Mr. Javo’s last blog post..Promoting An Affiliate Program

  12. Diane Scott said,

    on July 16th, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    Greatest thing since sliced bread :)

    Excellent writeup!

    Oh, and I did my Digg thing :)

    Diane Scott’s last blog post..The Internet Has No Secrets (Traffic or Otherwise) – Or – When To Stop Buying Into Things And Just Do It


  13. on July 16th, 2008 at 1:06 pm

    […] Here’s an excellent post that outlines the details (why reinvent the wheel?): Top 10 Reasons Why Entrecard-SezWho Partnership Is Important For Bloggers […]

  14. Bro Alex said,

    on July 16th, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    I can see all those 13 year olds rushing on Tech , and Marketing blogs leaving stupid little comments. Why would I care about comments made just for the purpose of earning some credits. People need organic , quality traffic.

  15. victoryv said,

    on July 16th, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    I just saw Seezwho in entrecard dashboard and thought who will do it? But after reading your article i changed my view.Iam gonna sign up now.
    It really pays off if you can keep readers for sometime on your site and make them comment on your interesting posts .Kudos to entrecard for such initiative. Great job done.
    Nice article.I hope it inspires many users to sign up for entecard and seezwho.

    victoryv’s last blog post..Nasscom Friday’s 2.0 sessions


  16. on July 16th, 2008 at 5:38 pm

    Wow– 62 comments! This post is worth every one of them. All of your points are something that even a new blogger like me can identify with. Another thing I appreciated was learning what a bouncerate was.

  17. Anna said,

    on July 16th, 2008 at 6:57 pm

    You have explained it very well. I have loved Entrecard since I started using it because of the increased traffic. I have also found some great blogs and usually spend more time reading and commenting than dropping and running. It’s nice to see that Entrecard has found a way to reward/encourage people to do just that.

    I can see only good things coming from this.

  18. tim said,

    on July 16th, 2008 at 7:04 pm

    nice post thanks Joe
    I have referenced it on my site at http://www.spyjournal.biz/node/779

  19. Tom Sawyer said,

    on July 17th, 2008 at 8:33 am

    Nice post Joe. I too hope this means more comments on my blog. I’m going to reference it on my blog too. http://7daybuzz.com

    Tom Sawyer’s last blog post..What Would You Do If Your 13-Year-Old Child Was Strip Searched At School?

  20. Bradford said,

    on July 17th, 2008 at 9:34 am

    Nice post Joe! I discussed it on my site as well http://www.joetech.com/2008/07/15/top-10-reasons-why-the-entrecard-sezwho-partnership-is-important-for-bloggers/

    I’d have to say that what I am most looking forward to in relation to this partnership is the end result – increased comments. The fact that the comments are rated is probably the best part, cause it will help prevent the “Hi, I’m just here to earn points” comments. While many of these comments may have that motivation in mind, the rating system will help to make those comments more thought out. I mean, the higher the rating, the more credits you get, which means that well thought out comments are most certainly the way to go.

    Way to go Entrecard and SezWho! Great combo indeed.

    Bradford’s last blog post..Entrecard continues to improve dramatically

  21. Bradford said,

    on July 17th, 2008 at 9:36 am

    Whoops, that link in the last post was to this article, lol. Should have pointed to:

    http://webmastersedge.net/home/2008/entrecard-continues-to-improve-dramatically/

    My bad, sorry bout that!

    Bradford’s last blog post..Entrecard continues to improve dramatically

  22. Eric S. said,

    on July 17th, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    I love the new partnership. I have installed sezwho on my site, and waiting to see what happens. I agree with just about everybody else, comments are the best part of blogging. I also agree with you also, sezwho has already caused me to leave comments when I would have otherwise been “lazy”. I have come out of my lurker shell, and am getting involved. I very seldom “dropped and left” before, I always read at least one post, but I also very seldom commented. This will change that for me at least, and hopefully for others too.

    Eric S.’s last blog post..Light Show

  23. revenue said,

    on July 18th, 2008 at 7:36 am

    i have sign up to sezwho too , this services can give more backlinks to us and now by partnering with entrecard it can give more powerfull result :)

    revenue’s last blog post..Sign up to Twitter today !


  24. on July 18th, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    Hey Joe, I came upon your blog today by accident but I guess I was really drawn here because I was dropping Entrecard’s.After reading this post I realized that it was meant to be, what a great article and good information. I had not heard of SezWho? yet, now I will have to check them out. I was leary at first when I saw 200 something diggs for this post as I had just done an article on blogs getting banned from Digg for self promoting or getting friends & family members to digg them. It started out that the Digg Community was interested in intellectual and current events. But this post is definitely a Digg! Something that will help all of us who love to blog and love to see people comment on our post that as you said we pour our hearts into. .. so many thanks!

    jjmomscashblog’s last blog post..How to Write Ads That Sell – Part I

  25. j. twittie said,

    on July 18th, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    I actually think it’s a great idea how they’re able to drive traffic to your site and how sezwho doesn’t completely own your comments and dismantle your code like some other companies.

    This is definitely my favorite post regarding the partnership. kudos

    j. twittie’s last blog post..Entrecard + Sezwho

  26. Dollar Dude said,

    on July 19th, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    What a Fantastic post! I got clear idea about the partnership that’s why I am blogging about the teaming up activity of these two BIG Giants… The top notch of this post is “drumroll please… it’s gonna keep us blogging”…. Please keep on posting!!!

    Dollar Dude’s last blog post..World’s Oldest Blogger Pased Away…

  27. Tomi Yahya said,

    on July 20th, 2008 at 7:29 pm

    It’s fantastic partnership. with entrecard my blog have more trafic, with sezwho, now i have some people leave a comment. two thumb for entrecard and sezwho.

    Tomi Yahya’s last blog post..How important network security for your business?

  28. entrepgirl said,

    on July 21st, 2008 at 2:07 am

    hi! i love your post as it validates all the reasons why i wanted to install this great tool in my blog. my favorite part of the partnership is that it encourages everyone wanting to leave a relevant and valuable comment to actually go ahead and do it. in turn, everybody helps everybody out, win-win situation. it’s such a good thing to be able to have a positive atmosphere in the blogosphere, don’t you think.

    entrepgirl’s last blog post..Opinions: Partnership of Entrecard and SezWho

  29. Lyla said,

    on July 21st, 2008 at 7:01 pm

    Lyla…

    It has since been implemented in most other blogging tools. (Blogger now has backlinks – very similar to the trackback feature in Movable…


  30. on July 22nd, 2008 at 3:08 am

    It think this is one of the most amazing partnerships yet. Most blogs (mine included) suffer from too many posts and too few comments. This will be like a breath of fresh air to the blogosphere. You go EntreWho !!!!


  31. on July 22nd, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    […] to bloggers in general and the Entrecard community in particular, as all gets clearly explained on this post at JoeTech’s blog and you can read it “from the horse’s mouth” on this post at Entrecard’s […]

  32. iva said,

    on July 24th, 2008 at 11:52 pm

    one of the best entrecard reviews. so convincing it made me sign-up with sezwho as well. hehe.

    iva’s last blog post..The Sexiest FHM Sexiest


  33. on July 30th, 2008 at 7:49 am

    I am certainly going to out sezwho…

    I can’t see any major downside to it.

    Jordan McClements’s last blog post..Kontera ContentLink Adverts..

  34. b. rahi koh said,

    on August 1st, 2008 at 5:08 am

    now this post convinced me to use sezwho. thanks buddy, i’ll leave now and install sezwho then. more power to you and to your blog.

    b. rahi koh’s last blog post..SEO Update II

  35. Renee said,

    on August 8th, 2008 at 3:01 pm

    When I take the time to read a blog post to the end I generally comment entrecard or not…I think that you should have mentioned that it is important to make it easy to comment, know one is going to jump through hoops to leave a comment on someone elses blog…If I find I have join up for something to comment I am outta there.

    Renee’s last blog post..Link Love Friday

  36. Bob said,

    on August 11th, 2008 at 8:53 am

    Everything mentioned in the post is why I’ve signed up but I have to say if you get the slightest thing go wrong it seems to take a while to sort it. I’ve been signed up for the last week and still I haven’t managed to get it activated on my blog. :(

    Bob’s last blog post..And What’s Bully’s Special Prize?

  37. grace said,

    on December 26th, 2008 at 7:43 am

    my goodness. it’s all still a big blur to me. I can’t seem to make heads or tails of it yet but i am a tech dork so the only way for me to find out if sezwho will work for me is if i try it out.

    but thanks for the review. the service seems to make a little sense now after reading your post


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