Do Traffic Exchanges Really Work

How To Make Money With Traffic Exchanges

A traffic exchange is a site where you can get new visitors to your web site in exchange for viewing the sites of other members. Users rapidly view a number of sites and it is then the job of the site owners and advertisers to present interesting & eye catching material.

There are many hundreds of traffic exchange sites on the internet and finding the ones that are good can be difficult.

The key to using traffic exchanges effectively is understanding that the person will only be viewing your site for around 10 – 20 seconds, sometimes a little longer. Rather than sending the person to your regular home page, you should be sending them to a specific “landing page” or advertisement designed for traffic exchanges. Use this advertisement to create curiosity about your site. The most effective are squeeze pages or splash pages, which have a simple headline, description, and an opt-in form to receive future emails. Then the surfer can easily type their email address in and receive more information about your product or services at a later time. A main goal of using traffic exchanges should be to build your personal list of business prospects for now and future endeavors.

How Does It Work?
It’s simple: You look at other people’s blogs & sites, and then they look at yours.

Most programs require you to click a button every 6-30 seconds in order to view the next page and earn credits. There is usually some kind of security measure to prevent users from cheating by surfing too quickly. And to prevent bots, the user is often also required to enter a captcha code regularly while surfing. This means that the surfer is definitely going to see your material and click through to your site.

So How Do I Make Money?
Typically “surfers” will be directed to information about your product, a blog post, or an affiliate offer. Affiliate networks such as ClickBank are especially well suited for use with traffic exchanges. Linkshare and Commission Junction are two others to try. Note that pay-per-click programs such as Google AdSense generally prohibit placements on traffic exchanges because their model is incentivised clicks, thus making it impossible for a user to simply “browse” offers.

Here Are Eight Steps To Get Started
1.Take your time to understand the traffic exchange market and structure a campaign accordingly. Spend some time acquainting yourself with the various advertising mediums available such as full page views, banner and text ad displays and various other alternatives offered by a variety of traffic exchanges.
2.Choose between five and ten highly ranked and used traffic exchanges and begin to build up advertising credits within these exchanges in preparation to launch your campaign. Try and allocate a set period of at least thirty minutes per day to this task.
3.Begin designing and structuring your campaign which should include a splash page (a fast loading page with a simple message prompting the surfer to open your site in a new window), a squeeze or lead capture page (a page designed with the sole purpose of getting the viewer to request more information from you via email) and a well written email follow up campaign that stays on message while offering the reader genuine help and assistance. Several squeeze and splash pages should be designed so that you can track effectiveness and constantly be able to adjust your pages for better results.
4.Set up an tracking mechanism to track splash page effectiveness. This can be done via Google Analytics, by reading your server log files, or there are specific ad tracking services available.
5.Set some realistic goals based on a formula that every lead you generate should be worth on average at least $1 per month to you.
6.Start your campaign and analyze the effectiveness of your message. If no one is jumping, you can create a new ad or edit your existing one.
7.Continually monitor results and tweak accordingly to realize profit.
8.Consider ramping up profitable campaign by buying advertising credits.

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Five Ways To Generate Traffic

Here is a small list of five old Ways To Generate Traffic that still work

There is one hard and fast rule in generating income for your website: A steady flow of website traffic.

If no one goes to your site, it hardly bares a chance of generating an income. Many sites have tried and failed in doing so, and these result in the site’s demise. It takes a little money to maintain an income generating site; it could also take money to make money.

BUT, it takes a whole load of cash to generate website traffic for your site.

Ever wonder how big hit sites drive traffic to their site? Most of them are spending tons of money to drive the traffic, investing in many advertising campaigns and different forms of marketing schemes and gimmickries. This is all worthwhile because, well, they are what they are now, high earning, and big hitting websites.

You don’t have to do this if you don’t really have their resources. There are many ways to generate low cost website traffic without having to spend what you don’t have or can’t afford.

Many people have banked on high cost methods and have ended up losing their shirt over it.

Here I present to you with five ways to generate traffic. Even if you only get a small percentage of successful visitors in to client ratio this will still work, and especially if you get a high number of website visitors.

Exchange Links.

This is a sure and proven method. Rarely would you see a site where there is no link to another site. Many webmasters are willing to exchange links with one another so that they could produce more public awareness about their sites. You’ll soon see and feel the sudden upsurge of the traffic coming in to your site from other sites.

A major prerequisite in exchanging links with other sites is having the same niche or content as the other site. They should share a common subject so that there is continuity in the providing of service and information to what interests your target traffic.

Exchanging links also boosts your chances of getting a high ranking in search engine results. It is common knowledge that search engines ranks high sites that have inbound and outbound theme-related links. With a good ranking position in the search engines, you will generate more traffic in your website without the high costs.

Traffic Exchange

This is like exchanging links but on a different higher level. This may cost a bit more than exchanging or trading links but could be made cheaper because you get to earn credits. You can use those credits when viewing others traffic, while you earn credits when someone views yours.

Traffic exchange services are the viewing of another’s site or page. This is done vice versa where a site can use your sites contents and so can you to his or her site. You both benefit from each other’s efforts to generate traffic. The other sites visitors can go to your pages and know more about your site as well as theirs. Once again the public awareness of your sites existence is boosted.

Write and Submit Articles

There are many e-zines and online encyclopedias in the internet which provides free space for articles to be submitted. If you want to save costs, you can do the articles yourself. There are many freelance writers who are willing to write for you for a small fee, but to save money, it is wise to do those articles yourself.

Write articles that are themed along with the niche of your site. Write something that you have expertise on so that when they read it, they can feel your knowledge about the subject and will be eager to go to your site. Write articles that produce tips and guidelines to the subject or niche your site has.

Include a resource box at the end of your article that can link them to your site. Write a little about yourself and your site. If you provide a light, information-laden and interesting article, they will go to your site for more.

Make a Newsletter.

This may sound like hard work because of all the articles you may need to use to build a newsletter but on the contrary, this is not so. There are many writers and sites that are willing to provide free articles as long as they can get their name in on your newsletter. This will also provide free advertising for them as well.

As your newsletter gets pass around, you can widen your public awareness and build an opt-in list that can regularly visit your site.

Join Online Communities and Forums

This only requires your time and nothing else. You can share your knowledge and expertise with many online communities as well as your website. You can get free advertising when you go to forums that have the same subject or niche with your site.

Share your two cents and let them see how knowledgeable you are with the subject. As you build your reputation, you also build the reputation of your site, making it a reputable and honest business that could be frequented and trusted by many people thus increasing your traffic generation.