Issue 209 – Want A Free Copy of Hits, Clicks & Misses?

I’m going to be giving away a copy of my book Hits, Clicks & Misses: The Traffic Exchange Experience every week to a reader of Hit Exchange News. It’s been a while since H.E.N. has had any kind of giveaway so I decided to do one every week from now on.

How do you win? Pretty simple really. Post a comment about the week’s issue. Agree, disagree, like something, hate something. I want to really get not only reader feedback from the newsletter but also get a feel for what people are thinking about traffic exchanges.

Already have a copy? No worries at all, we’ll be sure to get you something of similar value if you win. There is no science to this, as you know I’m very ‘opinionated’ and like to just do things at the drop of a dime. So get those comments posted and let’s talk traffic exchanges!

Have a great week and happy surfing!

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Jon Olson
The Traffic Exchange Guy

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The News

– Robert Purcell has come on board to be the full time programmer at I Love Hits. You’d think that this would have happened earlier but being the tech savvy dude that I am, I didn’t get him on board when I should have. However, he’s on board now and we are going to do amazing things at our little traffic exchange that could! Welcome Mr. Purcell, your valuable input and skills are going to be a great asset.

Magnify Traffic announced that they have some massive changes and a new design on the way. This should be a great bit of news for anyone that uses this program. It’s one of the best custom scripts out there and with the design and changes on the way, should help catapult this program into the traffic exchange elite.

– Get ready for the next massive traffic exchange launch in a few weeks. This is going to rival Traffic Era as the biggest launch of 2008 and I’ve already been test driving this for the past few weeks. It’s going to be a lot of fun and has the potential to become the biggest traffic exchange on the net. Two great guys are behind it, one that I owe a ton of credit to for helping me build my business and the other who has shared countless hours in a rental car with me, traveling from city to city on our way to various seminars. get ready to be IMPRESSED!

– Splash Page Hall of Fame – StartXchange has a new look and a very cool new splash page to go along with it…

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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 Splash
2. Traffic Swarm
3. Dragon Surf
4. Traffic Bunnies
5. Royal Surf
6. TS 25
7. StartXChange
8. Max Traffic Pro
9. Traffic At The Races
10. Traffic Era

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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

I Love Spending Money…

In the traffic exchange industry that is. You know, this may sound corny and just plain silly but I love to pay other traffic exchange owners when I buy credits / page views or upgrade in their program.

Why? What’s with the warm and fuzzy feelings?

Simple, when we are investing in each other’s business, this proves a healthy and growing industry. Everyone benefits when we buy traffic, upgrade in a program or purchase a site of the week or two. You see, the more money that is spent, the more money that goes around in the business.

I used to have a very specific budget that I followed for the first two years of my business. I spent ONLY 75 dollars a month, and this paid for my ad tracking, my hosting, my rotator and mailing list provider. I was left over with a few extra bucks to spend on traffic. And I used it wisely!

After time, it grew and grew and the more money that my businesses earned, the more I spent in other people’s business. It takes the entire ‘co-op advertising’ angle to a whole new level. I scratch your back, you scratch mine I guess. But one thing is for sure, it sure does feel good to see these programs grow and grow…

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Things That Make You Go Hmmm…

– I love the new look of Start Xchange. What a great new layout and color scheme.

– Why do I keep getting reminded that my Web Biz Insider upgrade expired…2 years ago? No matter, I get 100 credits every time I’m reminded…

– A quick reminder that I will be in Toronto next week. If anyone is around the G.T.A., drop me a line. Let’s try to hook up for a coffee and chit chat about…Yeah, traffic exchanges. =)

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Issue 208 – It’s Another FAB Week

So Floating Action Button got released only a few minutes ago and I’m very excited to see what the reaction will be in the traffic exchange industry.

The script is created by John Merrick and Soren Jordansen (from Hits Connect / Dragon Surf fame) and not only has a huge amount of support from the traffic exchange owners but also from the ‘other side’ of internet marketing as some very big names plan on promoting it.

And for good reason! As you can see, the ‘FAB’ is very hard to miss. The entire concept of the program is to get attention and get people to take the desired action. The possibilities are endless for this program and I can’t wait to see how people will use it in their traffic exchange advertising.

Have a great week and happy surfing!

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Jon Olson
The Traffic Exchange Guy

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New Script?
New Site Design?

“But,
I don’t wanna
be a swan!”

Nexus Exchange

Join now and
Watch the transformation

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The News

– Anyone want $500? Traffic Splash, Blue Surf and Fast Easy Traffic are having a massive $500 give away contest for their members. The rules are very simple, refer the most members in each traffic exchange and win 500 bucks. Not a bad pay day at all =)

Carnival Clicks added the services of customer support guru Cat Heiter to their program this past week. Cat has been THE life blood for customer service not only in my programs, but dozens of traffic exchanges online. With her running the support show at Carnival Clicks, expect amazing service and even more growth for the program!

– ‘Team surfing’ was added this week to Traffic At The Races. The concept is very similar to the StartXChange model and not so much the Traffic Era one. These new teams are generated from your efforts and the people you refer. A nice new addition that should create even more activity in this very popular traffic exchange.

– Splash Page Hall of Fame – Floating Action Button has a wonderful splash page in their promotion tools. However I can’t wait to see splash pages USING the Floating Action Button…*Nugget*

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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. TS 25
2. Traffic Splash
3. Royal Surf
4. Traffic Swarm
5. Dragon Surf
6. Traffic Bunnies
7. Traffic At The Races
8. Max Traffic Pro
9. Traffic Era
10. StartXChange

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

Clocks? Clocks? Give Me The Sponsoring PV Please…

This has been the best news to come out of the Logiscape camp since the release of their massive program Traffic Era.

In a news letter to their membership, Logiscape announced that they have capped their daily surfing PV to 5000. While this does not mean that people cannot surf for more time credits, what it does is only allow folks to get 5000 surfing PV as a maximum per day. I love it!

As an advertiser and someone who spends quite a bit of time and money in the Logiscape programs, I am very excited about this news. This will stop the abusive ‘heavy surfing’ that has lowered the traffic quality of Traffic Era and finally put emphasis back on the core of this program, which is to get quality traffic.

I’m sure some of the people who earn 10000 plus surfing PV a day will be upset, but too bad. A lot of us that use these programs are trying to build a business and would rather the people who saw our pages actually cared about what they were surfing, instead of trying to rack up PV for their clocks.

Anyways, way to go Logiscape! Great change and another reason why this company continues to blow away the competition!

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Things That Make You Go Hmmm…

– Reject Xchange? This is self fulfilling prophecy at it’s finest.

– Here’s a neat little poll at Net Marketing Forum. What is considered a ‘small traffic exchange’ these days?

– Useless Jon Olson news, I’ll be on the road again at the end of the month. There may be a week that Hit Exchange News won’t be published, but I’ll know more when ‘the road trip’ comes closer.

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