Feb 15 2008

Handy Entrecard Tip

Published by at 6:26 pm under blogging,Entrecard

If you’re like me and don’t have time to live on your Entrecard Dashboard, you’ll know it’s hard to keep track of who has dropped a card on you. The dashboard only shows the last 15 cards which have been dropped.

Entrecard Dashboard

You’ll notice there is an RSS button at the end of the cards that you can subscribe to, which is very handy.

Entrecard RSS Feed

But I find I lose track of who I’ve visited today or whether someone is simply responding to my drop.

But there is a “secret spot” which was uncovered by one of the Entrecard Members that enables you to see the last 98 cards that have been dropped on you and whether or not you have visited them in the last 24 hours.

There are two ways to view this information. The first one is to click in the “secret zone”, which is located below the RSS button, to the top right of the “t” in widget. You need to hover around there until you get the little finger pointer.

Entrecard Secret Zone

Alternatively you can go to your dashboard and type “inbox” (without the quotations) at the end of the URL – which will then look like http://entrecard.com/user/9999/inbox.

Your inbox will look like this:

Entrecard Inbox

If you look very closely at the third row you will see a subtle difference in the first two cards. They have a black border, whereas the others have a gold border. This indicates that I haven’t dropped a card at those sites yet.

Undropped Entrecards

I should also mention that clicking on these cards take you straight to the blog in question, bypassing the profile page (which speeds up the dropping process substantially).

I hope you find this tip handy :) .

Related: What is Entrecard?

25 responses so far

25 Responses to “Handy Entrecard Tip”

  1. Karen (Misc Mum)on 15 Feb 2008 at 6:42 pm

    Oh! I surely will. xxxxx

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  2. Kelleyon 15 Feb 2008 at 7:16 pm

    More than you will ever know babe!

    My time is so limited right now and Entrecard is the last thing I am thinking about! But this will make it easier.

    Something weird though. Every time I try and do a mass drop Firefox dies on me. I am wondering if it doesn’t like Entrecard. And the fact that the site seems to be down every time I have a chance to have a look around!

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  3. Leighon 15 Feb 2008 at 7:40 pm

    Ta Meg, super handy :)

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  4. Lighteningon 15 Feb 2008 at 8:19 pm

    You always explain things so well Meg. Thanks. :)

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  5. cellobellaon 16 Feb 2008 at 12:35 am

    That’s a VERY handy tip Meg – how did you discover all that?!

    Hey has your entrecard disappeared? Mine has. :(

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  6. n8on 16 Feb 2008 at 4:05 am

    Great tip. I’ll use this all the time. Just set up my feed. Thanks for the advice.

  7. Diamond Diggeron 16 Feb 2008 at 7:43 am

    Very cool tip…thanks for sharing!

    Diamond Digger’s last blog post..Entrecard Newbie

  8. Sephyrothon 16 Feb 2008 at 10:18 am

    That is a great little trick; I’ve got it in my ec folder on my bookmarks bar. 😉

    Ben put together a guide on setting up some plugins in Firefox to hide all the cards you’ve dropped on the page – http://www.benbarden.com/view.php/article/986/how-to-reciprocate-all-drops-on-entrecard

    I don’t have the necessary things, but it’s a handy little trick :)

    Also, CB – apparently, the disappearing cards was due to Amazon being down (I noticed it too this morning when I was on the computer before heading out).


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  9. Jayneon 16 Feb 2008 at 10:55 am

    Thanks a heap Meg ,brilliant yet again :)

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  10. Becon 16 Feb 2008 at 11:20 am

    Excellent tip! Thanks!


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  11. Jasmine Shaneaon 16 Feb 2008 at 2:38 pm

    Hey Meg, thanks for the amazing tip. Really makes entrecard so much easier to handle. :)

  12. Christinaon 16 Feb 2008 at 3:18 pm

    Thanks for the tip. I have always wondered how to figure out who’ve I dropped on. I’ll keep opening up blogs that have dropped on me and forget that I probably dropped on them first….awesome find.

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  13. Rodney Olsenon 16 Feb 2008 at 4:15 pm


    That’s such a handy tip. I opened the ‘inbox’ this morning, opened each of the sites in new tabs and clicked lots of cards.

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  14. stewart schatzon 17 Feb 2008 at 12:30 am

    Great tip! This will be really helpful!

  15. Drewon 17 Feb 2008 at 12:36 am

    I have been using this for a couple of days. I love it. So easy. I didn’t know about the borders though, thanks for the info.

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  16. Lulugal11on 17 Feb 2008 at 2:03 am

    At first I did not think this was true but then I tried it and actually found the inbox. Then I dropped on some pages and when I refreshed the inbox the colors had changed.

    This is really great and thanks for posting about and making me a believer!!

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  17. FOOLon 17 Feb 2008 at 4:45 pm

    Thanks, I knew about the hidden dot, someone was nice enuff to tell me about it in the forum. They said to hit ctrl a. I did not know about the black border this will help this newbie out alot!

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  18. Pisio808on 17 Feb 2008 at 6:00 pm

    Thanks for telling all about the border coloring stuffs… I didn’t know that…

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  19. Mr Von 17 Feb 2008 at 9:25 pm

    This is a test cos you said I could try you.

    Feel free to delete it cos it won’t make sense to anybody else and I wouldn’t want to mess up your nice comment list here.

    I’ll let other people do that for you! 😉

  20. Burgoon 18 Feb 2008 at 2:08 pm

    Hey Meg,
    Do you mind me asking how Entrecard is working out for you in terms of traffic? I’ve heard mixed reports so far…

    Burgo’s last blog post..Music for a rough morning-after…

  21. Megon 18 Feb 2008 at 2:31 pm

    Hey Burgo

    I haven’t placed all that many ads yet, but I suppose it’s like many things – the more you put into it the more you get back….

    The traffic is getting better though (in terms of time on site, page views and bounce rate – but that could have had something to do with a highly relevant post (ie this one) being displayed on top all weekend).

  22. Suzie Cheelon 18 Feb 2008 at 2:57 pm

    Thanks Meg,
    this makes real sense as I have spent the past couple of hours working around this

    Off to stumble this for you

  23. Megon 18 Feb 2008 at 10:57 pm

    Thanks for the stumble love Suzie :)

  24. Jennyon 20 Feb 2008 at 3:00 am

    Fantastic tip.

  25. Suzieon 20 Mar 2008 at 4:07 pm

    Thanks Meg, that will make it simpler