The best time for me to drop my card is at night. It just so happen that I have spare time this morning and login to my entrecard account to see my inbox. What’s this? Another new feature?
I really don’t like it. To place an advert on my site last night costs 400+ something ec/day. I work hard for it daily to be on the top of my category. I was surprised to see my advert value. 4 ec/day! It was way too low! I did wait for entrecard site to be available again and check on their blog.
To calculate your price at any given moment, just start at 2 credits, and double it for everyone waiting for an ad on your site. For example, if you have 5 people approved and stacked in the “On your widget” column of the dashboard, and 5 people waiting for approval, you would calculate 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2, or 2 to the power of 10, which eqauls 1024 credits. And then in 24 hours, when an ad has completed running, their price would go down to 512. If no one bought an ad that day, tomorrow it would go down to 256. And then if someone bought an ad for 256, the price would go back up to 512.
So the price will actually fluctuate with each ad that has been bought and each ad that completes. If no one has bought an ad on you in a while, your price will get very cheap very quick. And if you want to buy an ad on a high-profile blog, you’ll be able to whenever you want, as long as you have enough credits.
This wasn’t their smoothest implementation, they received many negative feedbacks. Entrecard is my favorite social network, I’ve mentioned that many times. Let’s wait and see, for now I don’t think they will still be my favorite.