I was about to logout last night when I received the email from Entrecard regarding the many significant changes in entrecard. Actually, I was one who commented early. (comment #26, duh…)
At first glance, it saddened me… no more selling of my extra EC credits since it was included in the TOS now:
Members are not allowed to sell credits: This goes for ebay sales, posts in the Marketing forum, and posts on other forums. If you have references on your site to the sale of credits, please remove them immediately, as it is now against our terms.
I removed my paypal donate button on Entrecard Credits For Sale post and removed the link of that post below my EC widget. I love EC and don’t want to be banned. The good old trading days is over but looking forward to the new advertising price. It is a known fact that placing an advert to highest “price in credits” blog doesn’t mean that its worth it or will give you tremendous traffic. I doubt if the law of supply and demand applies to old advertising price.
The new system will soon be better although its not advisable to place adverts as of this time. Lets wait until it stabilize to purchase quality advert at a lower cost. If we need extra EC credits, exclusive seller will be them only, cheaper than before at $6 per 1,000 EC credits. Monopoly? Just kidding.
I’m not bothered with the entrecard changes such as EC shop closed, unlinking of blogs, coupons except for this one:
Credit transfer limits: Members are allowed to make a maximum of 14 credit transfers a week, up to a maximum of 1,000 credits, whichever comes first. This means you can still run contests where you give credits away for free, and under 1k per week. Note: This does not affect linked blogs, you can transfer unlimited credits between linked blogs.
I won’t be bothered if I don’t have running anniversary contest because I’m planning to give my token of appreciation after the contest. I’ll transfer the credits next week when EC advertising price is stable enough.