May 15 2008

SiteHoppin Hot on Entrecard’s Trail

What is the latest trend of online business? Online business try to earn money by offering web traffic which equals potential money and charging money in return for services or virtual credits which are usually worthless.

In the blogosphere itself, we have witnessed the success of Entrecard, the ineffective challenge from Spott to dislodge the king from its throne. Now SiteHoppin is posing a serious threat to Entrecard’s authority.

Can SiteHoppin pose a serious challenge to Entrecard?

SiteHoppin can be considered Entrecard on steroids. Theoretically speaking, SiteHoppin can bring as much traffic to sites as Entrecard but it also offers many other mind numbing features.

SiteHoppin’s credit is named Beer Credits and they are almost like Entrecard credits, they can be used to bring traffic to your own sites or be sold for money. There are several ways to earn Beer Credits such as commenting, site submission, click through to SiteHoppin from the widget on your blogs and visiting other blogs in Browser-within-Browser mode. You can also earn Beer Credits while you sleep – you just have to put your computer on auto surf Slide show Mode to let the Browser-within-Browser keep on loading member sites.

SiteHoppin’s internet domination plan does not stop there. It also includes StumbleUpon’s capabilities where users can discover and submit new sites, rate them, tag them and discuss them. This feature becomes more convenient in the recently released beta SiteHoppin FireFox Toolbar. The toolbar is highly similar to that of StumbleUpon’s and simplifies the task of hopping from one site to another. The toolbar is a real stroke of genius from ZedoMax.

As if SiteHoppin is not attractive enough with the above mentioned features, it also comes equipped with money making model from One Buck Wiki. SiteHoppin is powered by MediaWiki, and as such wiki pages for certain keywords like “make money online” can be bought on the site. Those paid Wiki pages are named Beer Stocks and people who purchase them can customize their Wiki pages and can expect to get a portion of SiteHoppin’s total traffic and also a two-tier Beer Stocks affiliate earnings. The value of Beer Stocks is not constant and will depend on factors like total SiteHoppin web traffics, amount of visits an individual Beer Stock page received and the age of the Beer Stock itself (much like valuation for a domain).

What to look out for in the near future?

Recently, there has been many unsatisfied Entrecard users because of the new advertisement pricing system and the new rule that allows user(s) from an IP address to drop maximum 600 entrecards per day.

As for SiteHoppin, I am pretty sure it will be much more popular once the Firefox Toolbar is ready for public release. Besides, with ZedoMax’s experience and influence in other projects such as Wagg It, One Buck Wiki and Five Buck Wiki, there seems to be unlimited growth opportunity for SiteHoppin.

It will be interesting to note how SiteHoppin will stand in comparison with Entrecard in 3 months or 6 months’ time.

Want to try out SiteHoppin Firefox toolbar? Visit Blogger Focus.

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  1. bbrian017 said:

    Seriously I don’t think SiteHoppin even has a chance to growing as large as Entrecard! I like the simplicity of Entrecard and SiteHoppin is still messy and looks very poor!

    Entrecard has a solid base system that has been working amazing. Also they have taken steps to stop drop and runners trying to ensure quality traffic!

    Great article it will be interesting to see how ends out in front of the race!

    May 15th, 2008 at 11:28 am
  2. Jim said:

    I don’t think it’s going to happen until they redesign their website. Entrecard looks professional, whereas SiteHoppin appears cheesy and cheap. This and the fact that Entrecard already has the user base, which is one of the more important aspects of these programs.

    Unless something goes HORRIBLY wrong with the EntreCard service, I actually see them taking more market share away from SiteHoppin in the long term.

    May 15th, 2008 at 1:00 pm
  3. Dennis Edell said:

    Perhaps it’s time for me to hop on over and check it out…see what everyone else sees :-)

    May 17th, 2008 at 11:19 am
  4. Zedomax said:

    Sitehoppin will be going through a major graphic redesign and also new branding. We are going to focus more on online bookmarking.

    May 23rd, 2008 at 5:04 pm

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