Traffic Exchanges - my experience

Posted by John Cowburn on Tuesday, December 2, 2008 Under: Website Promotion
Should you be a TE surfer or be considering this multiple click pastime, this article is sure to save you time, and might just spare you from the gnarled clutches of RSI.

I joined a few traffic exchanges when I started this website; I wanted to advertise the existence of my dotcom while simultaneously trying for a decent Alexa traffic ranking. I'm not sure what a decent Alexa ranking is, but I thought something in the top one million would be sufficient.


Please note, I did not join to make money from any of these TE's through referrals or even necessarily having the surfers buy from me; I merely wished to promote the existence of this site.

I started out with Traffic Swarm; they have a 20 second timer, but I could never figure out their click rate as they award free members anything from 1 to 5 "points" per click. Sometimes I received a 50 point bonus, another time 250 points. Rough calculations suggest that 8 points = 1 click to my site. Whilst their customer service is excellent, that was way too much clicking for my liking!

Next I registered with Traffic G, paid them about $50 for 5 000 points and they've been sending a steady stream of traffic to this site ever since. About 20 visitors per day - plus whatever return clicks for time I might spend surfing on their site. Their timer is 30 seconds and their ratio is 1:1 but the surf page has the infuriating habit of falling victim to frame breaking sites on a regular basis; their owner has emailed in response to one of my queries - and advises that he has new software in place to weed out these frame breakers upon registration. Already I sense it is a smoother surf.

But surfing for 90 minutes a day to get maybe 100 visitors was both boring & an economically senseless use of my time; then I had a brainwave. As I surf in Firefox, I could have multiple tabs with multiple TE's loaded simultaneously - to the point where I now need spend only about 25 minutes twice a day to earn over 400 visitors from up to 8 TE's. A point about Traffic Exchanges : they do have frequent technical glitches, so belonging to a few simultaneously ensures that when you are ready to have a surf there are enough sites capable of accepting your clicks.

And once the visitors climbed into the hundreds I started to receive an unexpected bonus : fellow Network Marketers began contacting me for details of my Personal Development products.

It is since easy to establish from Google Analytics who the top performing TE's are in my case. The graphic is a copy of GA's figure over a 5 day period in November/ December 2008. In each case each site was clicked on, the next tab opened and clicked on, and so on - so the time spent surfing each site is roughly identical. The average number of clicks per minute during the surf time was 14 - 18. The return per click (surf ratio) is part of the reason for the difference in visitors, but not the only reason as, for example, Easy Hits4U has the same surf ratio as Traffic G i.e. 1:1. One thing you'll note about the average TE visitor, they don't stay for very long!





The experience of others might differ (e.g. being a Premium member of some of these sites might well change the hit ratio; also, I do not have a downline at this point.)


Whilst StartXchange deserves special mention, I'm not sure how Easy Hits 4 U ends up being so much more generous in their return of clicks than the competition, but it's a great set up and one I recommend if ever you're looking for a rewarding TE. (I'm not acquainted with the management, am not a Premium member - and assure you that this is not a paid article.)

It's free to join : http://www.easyhits4u.com/?ref=johncc

So, was my objective met - did I rise in the Alexa rankings? Yes, for what it is worth. That eventually became of little importance as the opt-ins started finding my pages via the traffic exchanges I'd streamlined in Firefox.

In : Website Promotion 


Tags: "traffic exchanges"  seo  "john cowburn"  web traffic  views  alexa  te  easyhits4u  "traffic exchange rank"  "traffic exchange review" 
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Traffic Exchanges - my experience

Posted by John Cowburn on Tuesday, December 2, 2008 Under: Website Promotion
Should you be a TE surfer or be considering this multiple click pastime, this article is sure to save you time, and might just spare you from the gnarled clutches of RSI.

I joined a few traffic exchanges when I started this website; I wanted to advertise the existence of my dotcom while simultaneously trying for a decent Alexa traffic ranking. I'm not sure what a decent Alexa ranking is, but I thought something in the top one million would be sufficient.


Please note, I did not join to make money from any of these TE's through referrals or even necessarily having the surfers buy from me; I merely wished to promote the existence of this site.

I started out with Traffic Swarm; they have a 20 second timer, but I could never figure out their click rate as they award free members anything from 1 to 5 "points" per click. Sometimes I received a 50 point bonus, another time 250 points. Rough calculations suggest that 8 points = 1 click to my site. Whilst their customer service is excellent, that was way too much clicking for my liking!

Next I registered with Traffic G, paid them about $50 for 5 000 points and they've been sending a steady stream of traffic to this site ever since. About 20 visitors per day - plus whatever return clicks for time I might spend surfing on their site. Their timer is 30 seconds and their ratio is 1:1 but the surf page has the infuriating habit of falling victim to frame breaking sites on a regular basis; their owner has emailed in response to one of my queries - and advises that he has new software in place to weed out these frame breakers upon registration. Already I sense it is a smoother surf.

But surfing for 90 minutes a day to get maybe 100 visitors was both boring & an economically senseless use of my time; then I had a brainwave. As I surf in Firefox, I could have multiple tabs with multiple TE's loaded simultaneously - to the point where I now need spend only about 25 minutes twice a day to earn over 400 visitors from up to 8 TE's. A point about Traffic Exchanges : they do have frequent technical glitches, so belonging to a few simultaneously ensures that when you are ready to have a surf there are enough sites capable of accepting your clicks.

And once the visitors climbed into the hundreds I started to receive an unexpected bonus : fellow Network Marketers began contacting me for details of my Personal Development products.

It is since easy to establish from Google Analytics who the top performing TE's are in my case. The graphic is a copy of GA's figure over a 5 day period in November/ December 2008. In each case each site was clicked on, the next tab opened and clicked on, and so on - so the time spent surfing each site is roughly identical. The average number of clicks per minute during the surf time was 14 - 18. The return per click (surf ratio) is part of the reason for the difference in visitors, but not the only reason as, for example, Easy Hits4U has the same surf ratio as Traffic G i.e. 1:1. One thing you'll note about the average TE visitor, they don't stay for very long!





The experience of others might differ (e.g. being a Premium member of some of these sites might well change the hit ratio; also, I do not have a downline at this point.)


Whilst StartXchange deserves special mention, I'm not sure how Easy Hits 4 U ends up being so much more generous in their return of clicks than the competition, but it's a great set up and one I recommend if ever you're looking for a rewarding TE. (I'm not acquainted with the management, am not a Premium member - and assure you that this is not a paid article.)

It's free to join : http://www.easyhits4u.com/?ref=johncc

So, was my objective met - did I rise in the Alexa rankings? Yes, for what it is worth. That eventually became of little importance as the opt-ins started finding my pages via the traffic exchanges I'd streamlined in Firefox.

In : Website Promotion 


Tags: "traffic exchanges"  seo  "john cowburn"  web traffic  views  alexa  te  easyhits4u  "traffic exchange rank"  "traffic exchange review" 
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