This past week, I wrote a post about my frustration with dropping ECs. There are blogs out there with no EC widget resulting in repeated visits. I am posting here the new Entrecard rules which I copied from the EC blog. If you come across a blog that does not have an EC widget, you MUST report it. On the page of your dashboard, at the bottom is a window, write the URL and name of the blog there along with the date and time. Hopefully this will stop that practice.
Updated Quality Standards for Entrecard
Written on September 16th, 2008 by Graham
We’ve just updated the Quality Standards for participation in Entrecard. I will post them here so you can all refresh yourselves. Do note that if your blog does not meet these standards, it can (and will) be removed from the Entrecard Network without warning.
No nudity: Entrecard, and its members blogs, are generally family friendly. Blogs with images containing nudity are not permitted. This includes nudity in advertisements.
English only: Until we develop the infrastructure necessary to facilitate non-English language blogs, English is the only language allowed in Entrecard.
Minimum 5 posts: Blogs with no posts, or less than 5 posts, will be removed.
Content must be original: Unoriginal content provides no value to the reader. A site that consists only of posts from “free article” sites, copies of articles from news sites, stolen or scraped content is not allowed.
No full-screen ads: Blogs that include a “Skip This Ad” popup or other full-screen ads will be removed.
No illegal file downloads: Blogs that link to illegally shared files, such as music, movies or software, will be removed. By “illegal” we mean content that you do not have the right to distribute. Linking to free, legal music and software is permitted.
Entrecard widget must be present: Including the widget on your site is a requirement if you wish to participate in Entrecard.
No redirects: Sites that use a URL that goes to another location (such as tinyurl links) will be deleted.
No duplicate accounts: If you have more than one account for the same blog, the duplicate account will be deleted.
URLs must be valid: Sites with URLs that do not work or are wrongly typed will be deleted.
No autoplaying audio: This includes music that plays automatically when you visit the page, or short audio ads that come up unannounced.
Content must be recent: Sites that have not been updated in six months will be removed.