24 Jan 2009

Entrecard

I'm fairly new to blogging and I'm quite suprised to be getting comments after such a short period of time.
One of the things I'm sure this is down to is Entre Card. It's the only thing I've done to attract any visitors to my blog.
So I've tried to get to the 300 mark when I can. To help get me there this is what I've done, but other people may have better ways.

In Firefox change these settings, either under "Tools"=>"Options" or "Edit" => "Preferences", depending on your version of Firefox.
Under the "Content" tab
Remove the tick from "Enable Java" *Don't remove the tick from "Enable Java Script"*
Remove the tick from "Load images automatically", and click the "Exceptions..." button next to it.
Add the following "Allow" exceptions
 amazonaws.com
 entrecard.com
Exit from the options menu
 
In The address bar of firefox enter "about:config" nothing else no http:// etc just about:config
In the "Filter" bar at the top enter "network.http.max-" (no quotes)
 
You should have the following 4 optins
 
network.http.max-connections
network.http.max-connections-per-server
network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy
network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server
 
Adjust these to what you think is best
 
I have mine set to the following but depending on your system spec, I'd recomend making a not of their current settings.
network.http.max-connections = 60
network.http.max-connections-per-server = 15
network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy = 8
network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server = 6
 
You may want to adjust them in small increments.
 
Doing all of the above will should reduce the amount of data that you have to download for each page and make the entrecard stand out on the page as well as reduce the amount of memory firefox requires, especially by disabling java.
 
When your finished entre, you don't need to change all of this back, all you have to do is go back to the options menu and replace the ticks in "Use Java" & "Load images automatically" so you can browse as normal and when you want to do entre again, just remove the ticks.
 
There are other optins you can change but I'd only suggest using them if they sound like they'll help
http://botw.org/articles/firefox-about-config.htm

4 comments:

Paul said...

Very useful method to speed up dropping time, Thanks

Suzanne said...

Make a list of entrecard sites in Excel. Create a macro (view -> Macros -> record macro) by clicking on the hyperlinks one by one. Next time, you can run the macro to open all the sites next to each other in different tabs. You can run it while you fetch yourself a drink. Now all you need to do is click, click, click. If an entrecard is too far down on a page and you will have to scroll, delete it from your list to improve speed next time.

Chelle said...

I have been using entrecard for a long time and I've learned it's not about the quantity of how many sites you drop on...it's all about visiting sites that are somewhat relevant to your own or interesting to you...and then leaving comments and getting to know those bloggers of the blogs you visit. You can make a lot of great blogging friends that way!

MyUtopia said...

Completely agree Chelle, however I've noticed that quite a few are very regular droppers, so I tend to drop on the more recent droppers up to 200, then I go back to the most recent droppers and weave my way through from them to the people that have advertised there entre on their site and continue to weave my way through till there is no one in the chain I've dropped on and then move onto the next on my list of people who have dropped on me... This way I'm reaching new people.... and you see some interesting blogs too