Issue 237 – The Week Of The ‘Vote’…

So there was this little event that took place this week in America, something called a presidential election. But you must be absolutely sick and tired of politics by now, for the past few years it’s been non-stop…

There’s one more vote that you should be casting though, and here’s the best part, it’s not political and you can do it each and every week.

Affiliate Funnel re-launched it’s traffic exchange ranking service, Surfer’s Choice, this past week with some very impressive new features. Of course, your voice is what counts. This is the first traffic exchange ranker that cares about what you say and your vote determines where a traffic exchange will rank on any given week.

But the coolest new addition has got to be the ‘New Members Per Week’ feature that shows you, the traffic exchange advertiser and surfer, which exchanges are bringing in the most new members in any given 7 day period.

Wow!

Think about that. You will now be able to see how many new sets of eye balls are checking out YOUR sites in the top ranked traffic exchanges each and every week. We have also added some wonderful new tracking services that monitor unique hits, hits delivered and so much more.

This is the complete traffic exchange ranking service, comprised of YOUR VOICE and the numbers to back it up.

Be sure to check out the ranker today and cast your vote for your favorite traffic exchanges each and every week!

It’s time for change and it’s time to put the power back in the surfer’s hands!

Thank you very much for being a reader of Hit Exchange News and have a wonderful week!

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Jon Olson
The Traffic Exchange Guy

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The News

Splash Page Maker was re-launched last week with a brand new look and some very cool new splash page templates in the members area. What’s interesting to note, after all the press and publicity splash and squeeze page advertising has gotten over the years, still only about 30% of traffic exchange advertisers use these kind of pages.

Hit Safari’s referral codes have changed! be sure to note, now that Safari is on an LJ script, usernames have changed to user ID numbers. Make sure you have changed your usernames to user ID’s around the net.

– Want the daily updates from all your favorite traffic exchanges? Be sure to swing by Net Marketing Forum daily and check out our hosted forums at the Traffic Exchanges of NMF. We have popular exchanges like Traffic Splash, I Love Hits, Dragon Surf and others along with amazing up and coming programs like Easy Surf Exchange and Blue Surf, all hosting their support and news forums there. Pop by for the all the latest!

– Want to win your own copy of the best selling traffic exchange book on Amazon.com, Hits, Clicks and Misses, (actually, it’s the only published book about T.E.’s on the planet), simply post a comment about this week’s issue of HEN! Congratulations to ‘Andrew’ for winning last week. Be sure to send your mailing address to me so that I can ship you a copy (hitexchangenews at yahoo dot com)!

– Splash Page Hall of Fame – Another Top 10 List? Yup, from Affiliate Funnel and it’s a pretty good list might I add. Note: Why do I focus on splash pages every week? Simple, you MUST be using them in the traffic exchanges to get results. Get a custom made splash page by clicking here!

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HEN Top 10

The Famous Hit Exchange News Top 10 (Disclaimer: These are my top performing exchanges for the past week. Alexa rankings and fancy numbers have nothing to do with how I rank my list. This is based on my results and my opinion, nothing more, nothing less.)

1. Traffic Swarm
2. StartXChange
3. Traffic Splash
4. Dragon Surf
5. Easy Hits 4 U
6. Web Biz Insider
7. Traffic Era
8. Advertising Know How
9. Traffic Gold Rush
10. Royal Surf

Note: Analysis and Tracking by Hits Connect – The Official Link Tracking Service of Hit Exchange News! Sign up today and get your 30% Discount!

Question: Hey Jon, how come I Love Hits, SWAT Traffic and Click Crazey are never on the top 10 list? Since I own them, I feel it would be a conflict of interest to place it on any of my rankings. (But we all know how great they are anyways lol)

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Deep Thoughts – Jon’s Weekly Rambling

Pitch Me or Leave Me Alone part 2

After last week’s little rant I thought maybe, just maybe, owners would get the message and stop emailing their members about who won what contest the previous day.

Boy was I wrong…

My inbox was flooded this week with useless notifications about who won the surfing contest from the previous day along with absolutely NO pitch, NO log in links, and No useful tips or tricks at all.

Guess what they are doing?

I spoke to dozens of surfers in the SWAT Traffic seminar room this week that are fed up. They are now not even reading traffic exchange updates, simply deleting them when they come in. So now even when there is a critical notice like the one I got from Hit Safari this week, chances are the majority of users have deleted the email without reading it.

This needs to change! Again, it’s fine to give people notices of past winners, that’s not the problem. The problem is not giving your members value in the email. Imagine if with every ‘notice’ there was a short blurb about using splash pages…Or list building…Or proper traffic exchange surfing. Imagine…

Give some reasons for people to read your emails and I’m sorry, but it’s not enough to tell them the 5 people who clicked 2500 sites the day before.

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Things That Make You Go Hmmm…

– Is MegaLido the next 12 Daily Pro?

– Sure would be cool if Web Biz Insider could get an IPN so I could get my credits right away. I wanna buy lots sir.

Tweet me! Tweet me!

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Flip Your Downline, Fill Your Funnel!

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Issue 236 – Get More Buyers In The Traffic Exchanges!

I’ve been sending a few emails out to various lists about Michael Rasmuseen’s ‘Get More Buyers‘ home study course. This massively popular program was released earlier this week to a very warm reception.

It’s rare that I really embrace new IM products and push them but I do feel that Michael’s new course is something every marketer (and specifically traffic exchange surfer) should learn. It has become THE challenge to the popular IM myth that the ‘money is in the list’…

Creepy huh?

Something we have been hearing for years is now getting challenged and rightfully so. This course is wonderful for all new traffic exchange surfers and experienced ones alike. Remember, if you are using the traffic exchanges properly you should be branding your name and building your list…ONLY!

Get More Buyers teaches you what to do with that list once you have branded your name AND started to build your list. It’s one of those programs that you should really check out, but like so many times before only a handful will act on it…

For those that do and HAVE received Michael’s course, let me know your thoughts on it below. be sure to post your feedback on the product and give me your input. I would love to hear success stories and even potential failures as well in the comment section.

Thank you very much for being a reader of Hit Exchange News and have a wonderful week!

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Jon Olson
The Traffic Exchange Guy

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The News

Hit Safari changed scripts this week. This is really strange because I thought the program was on a great script and it was working really well, but it has switched to an LJ environment (I Love Hits, Traffic At The Races, etc). This is not a bad thing, just strange because I did not think Hit Safari was broke or needed a new script. But it’s still trucking along an done of the best programs on the net.

– Logiscape released their new blog and support forum for all their family of traffic exchanges this past week. Not sure how active it will be, but given the resources this company has, there should be some high quality content on there very soon.

StartXchange broke a little record this week. Get ready for this one. Tim Linden’s juggernaut program had over 318,000 page views in a single day earlier this week. That is just insane. I guess you can’t argue the fact that people love to surf there…Great stuff man!

– Want to win your own copy of the best selling traffic exchange book on Amazon.com, Hits, Clicks and Misses, (actually, it’s the only published book about T.E.’s on the planet), simply post a comment about this week’s issue of HEN! Congratulations to ‘Kenny’ for winning last week. Be sure to send your mailing address to me so that I can ship you a copy (hitexchangenews at yahoo dot com)!

– Splash Page Hall of Fame – Splash Page Maker continues to lead the way when it comes to unique and eye grabbing splash pages. Note: Why do I focus on splash pages every week? Simple, you MUST be using them in the traffic exchanges to get results. Get a custom made splash page by clicking here!

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HEN Top 10

The Famous Hit Exchange News Top 10 (Disclaimer: These are my top performing exchanges for the past week. Alexa rankings and fancy numbers have nothing to do with how I rank my list. This is based on my results and my opinion, nothing more, nothing less.)

1. Dragon Surf
2. Traffic Splash
3. Traffic Swarm
4. Advertising Know How
5. Traffic Gold Rush
6. Web Biz Insider
7. Easy Hits 4 U
8. StartXChange
9. Traffic Era
10. Royal Surf

Note: Analysis and Tracking by Hits Connect – The Official Link Tracking Service of Hit Exchange News! Sign up today and get your 30% Discount!

Question: Hey Jon, how come I Love Hits, SWAT Traffic and Click Crazey are never on the top 10 list? Since I own them, I feel it would be a conflict of interest to place it on any of my rankings. (But we all know how great they are anyways lol)

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Deep Thoughts – Jon’s Weekly Rambling

Pitch Me or Leave Me Alone

I got kind of passionate this past week in Net Marketing Forum about emails I have been receiving of late from various traffic exchanges. I’ll go on a rant here about it but if you want to see the full blown ‘tiff’ about it, you can check out the thread about it at NMF.

Basically, some exchange owners are getting on my nerves. Why? Because of the absolute useless emails I have been getting about who won the surf competition for the previous day. Let me explain, I have no problem at all with you sending me a note with previous winners, in fact I think it’s a great idea…Here’s my beef though.

Sell me something! Get me to click something. Ask me to do something. I don’t care who won the contest, I don’t even care if I won, I want a special offer. i want to see something you are recommending. PITCH ME PLEASE!

Weird way of thinking huh? Not really if you are in the marketing arena and are trying to make a living from your traffic exchange. Very simple, we are in a sales environment, so sell me something. Doesn’t mean I’m going to buy every time, but I like the lessons. I enjoy seeing how people ‘sell’, I consider it part of my education in this business. I like nothing more than to see emails from Soren Jordansen and seeing how the guy is selling on a daily basis.

This is a sales business, whether people admit it or not. There is some science to selling and I do everything I can to get better at it each and every day. So please don’t tell me how many surfers surfed 2500 page views yesterday UNLESS you tell me I can get a 25% discount on purchased credits by logging in now.

Hmmm…Maybe some owners should think about ‘Get More Buyers‘ are in investment in their business….Maybe…

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Things That Make You Go Hmmm…

– A little bird told whispered to me that Affiliate Funnel is getting re-launched very very very very soon…

– What ever happened to Keno Clix?

– Can I Tweet you?

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