Are You Building Lists In Traffic Exchanges

Posted by Neville on April 9, 2011 under List, Traffic | Read the First Comment

Do All Of Your Sites Look The Same?

Or More Importantly, Do They Look The Same as Lots Of Others?

If you answered yes to both questions above, is that a problem?
As a relative newcomer to Traffic Exchanges I sometimes wonder if the effort of submitting sites and surfing to gain credits is reallyTraffic Exchange worthwhile.
 
I am starting to see some progress as I come to understand the process and the tools to use. It also strikes me that some ways of using these tools are more effective than others.
 
I found the recent webinar with John Guanzon (ThumbVu) and Sterling Valentine (ListLaser) to be time well spent, andI am looking forward to more webinars from these two in the future.
 
I appreciated the way in which they worked together to explain how ListLaser and ThumbVu complement each other.
 
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Road Testing Traffic Exchanges: Part 2

Posted by Neville on March 10, 2011 under Reviews, Traffic | 2 Comments to Read

Now For The Real Stuff.

A couple of posts before this one I indicated which Traffic Exchanges from the 5 I tested performed best as far a speed, style of Traffic Exchangepresenting sites and added features were concerned.

The Results

This post will have a brief outline of the results that a period of relatively intense use of TEs has produced.

Let me put it this way. If my surfing the TEs produced hundreds of hits to my sites, but not one new sign up to my list, that surfing was valueless. The only real value out of the exercise is confirming that, for now at least, surfing the TEs is a waste of time and effort.

Of course the problem could be that the sites I have listed in the TEs are not attracting any of the other surfers to click on them. I have had several different style pages displaying on the TEs, from Splash Pages, Squeeze Pages and pages from my blog.

The Data

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Road Testing Traffic Exchanges

Posted by Neville on March 6, 2011 under Reviews, Traffic | 5 Comments to Read

Checking out 5 Traffic Exchanges.

A few hours ago I spent some time surfing 5 TEs at the same time using multiple tabs in my browser. This was done by loading a page in one TE and then moving to the next tab to load the next page in that TE.

The 5 Exchanges were:

    

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Getting Social In A Traffic Exchange

Posted by Neville on February 14, 2011 under Reviews, Traffic | 5 Comments to Read

Get More Out Your Traffic Exchange

I used to think that Traffic Exchanges were just a whole of people wanting to advertise their sites to other TE users, in the hope of boosting up traffic numbers and maybe scoring a click or two on their site.

That seems to have changed with some new players in the TE game.

One of those is ThumbVu, and the question has been asked: Is ThumbVu a Traffic Exchange or a Social Media site?

I’ll let you decide that for yourself, but here are a couple of features that are worth checking out. Please refer to the arrows and letters on the image below.

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The following are just a sample of some of the features of ThumbVu, and I believe that it’s definitely worth checking out this TE / Social Media site. There is a free membership level for you to do just that.

Now for the features:

A: Thumbnail images of sites to surf.

Once you get started with surfing, you will be given 3 options to view next. These will be shown to you as thumbnail images, so you get to choose which one you actually view next. The thumnail image will give you an idea of what the site is, so you can be a little discriminating about your surfing.

B: Profile Of the SiteOwner:

You get to see who has added the site to the ThumbVue exchange. There is an option to show the Social Media sites that the owner has registered with, and you can connect with them there right from the ThumbVu site, while surfing!
There is also the option to subscribe to the list of that owner if they have included a form. This profile can be opened, as in the image above, or hidden with just the profile picture and Social links showing.
Did you notice the Gold Stars? They indicate the status level of the user at ThumbVu.

C: List Subscription form:

This was mentioned above, and is an option that members can add to the profile that shows while surfing.

D: Like Button:

This little feature, tucked away on the site owner profile allows you to indicate that you like (Thumbs Up) or dislike (Thumbs down) the particular site you are viewing.
And all of this while you can chat with other surfers in real time!

The advantages of chat?

On just my second time in chat I happened to meet a graphic designer. At the same time John Guanzon was chatting, and as a part of his weekend giveaway at the time he offered to pay for the graphic designer to design a logo for me. That new logo will appear on this blog soon.
So, yes, go ahead and check out ThumbVu for yourself. It’s a great way to surf with the added advantages of adding great contacts to your lists.

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