Clock Surfing In Traffic Era And Review – Issue 203

It doesn’t look like anyone is getting sick of surfing for ‘clocks’! Yes, the powerhouse program Traffic Era has been all the rage and all the talk of the industry for the past few weeks and there is no signs of slowing down.

What’s amazing about this program is that while TS25 had surfing competitions for solo efforts, the entire team concept in Era really gets people together to network and build solid relationships.

I wanted to take the time to say a special thanks to the A – Team which is the team I am a part of. These guys and gals have been a great bunch of people and it’s been an honor to get to know them and surf with them this past week. Yeah, there’s a few teams in front of us but we are still plugging away!

As for results….Be sure to read the review of Era in this week’s issue below!

Have a great week and happy surfing!

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Jon Olson
The Traffic Exchange Guy

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The News

Zoot Host is here! The first ever ‘traffic exchange friendly’ hosting company was launched this week and for anyone who owns a traffic exchange or surfs one, this is a company to watch. Far too many times, server get bogged down, support is sketchy at best and many hosting companies never understand what is required when hosting a traffic exchange. Zoot Host will change all of this!

Dragon Surf had one of the most innovative contests in traffic exchange history this past week and in my opinion attempted ‘traffic exchange specific advertising’ better than any other program before. Basically people got entered to win cash for promoting Dragon Surf within Traffic Era. To go along with the launch, this was absolutely brilliant as a lot of people surfing Era were constantly seeing Dragon Surf splash pages tailor made for that program.

– Congratulations to Hit Pirate this past week for breaking into the Test Hoopla’s Top 10 list in their weekly traffic exchange report. I know how hard Mr. Jack Shafer has been working on this program for years and it’s great to see him finally get some well deserved recognition. Great job Captain Jack!

– Splash Page Hall of Fame – I love creativity! Magnify Traffic’s new dynamic splash pages actually tells you what the average surf ratio is at any given time in the program. Great stuff!

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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. Traffic Splash
3. Hit Safari
4. TS 25
5. Dragon Surf
6. Link Crews
7. Traffic At The Races
8. Traffic Roundup
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

How Not To ‘Fail’ At Internet Marketing…

I get a kick out of going to online marketing forums, they are filled with folks who want nothing more than earn a living online. They ask for advice, they get answers, they do what they are told yet only a few select folks reach the level many want to reach. Why is that?

Jack of all trades, master of none.

It’s kind of funny to me, that no one seems to mention this HUGE fact. People will do business with you much more when you are considered the expert in a certain niche. Simply put, if I’m going to pay someone to teach me how to use Ad Words, chance are I’d go seek out Perry Marshall. Why? Because the man is THE expert in that field.

Another example, if I wanted to learn about PLR articles I would head directly over to Liz Tomey’s web site and seek out her services. Why? Because she is the expert on that said topic.

I decided quite a few years ago, I would not be great at ‘strategic list building’. I would not be known for my ‘programming skills’. Nor would be known as the SEO king. I was a traffic exchange surfer and thanks to my good friend Rich Taylor who literally demanded that I start to brand myself as ‘the’ traffic exchange expert, I set out on a mission to do just that.

Here’s the secret folks, be the absolute best at ONE THING only. Master it. Become the authority on it and brand yourself as the expert in that one field. This takes a lot of writing, a lot of advertising and quite a bit of capital but it works. And it is what determines how people will view you in the industry.

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Program Review – Traffic Era

I sound like a broken record because for the past few weeks all I have been talking about has been the newest offering from the guys at Logiscape. Hey, mission accomplished for their marketing department because everyone knows, the best advertising this program will get is from people talking about it. So here goes. It’s week two since it’s launch and the first week of surfing.

Surfing. I use that term loosely because it has been quite the experience within the system. I would call it ‘carpal tunnel clock hunting’. Surf at Traffic Era, find clocks, team with most clocks…Wins. And there in lies the only problem so far I have seen with this program. People are going ga-ga over the clocks that results have been less than spectacular. Now please note, once the hype slows down and people stop killing themselves to surf 20,000 pages a week, the results will get better. As big as this program is now and will be down the road, everything will sort itself out and it will be a very powerful result based exchange.

For now though, it’s a fun place. The team surfing is quite addictive and the networking side of this program is the absolute best in the industry. Not only has this program combined all the best features of other traffic exchanges, it has put it together in such a user-friendly package that has become the ‘stickiest’ traffic exchange in history.

A must join traffic exchange and another superb program from the Logiscape company. Once people slow down and start to pay attention to what is in rotation this could possibly be the best traffic exchange ever.

Jon’s Rating of Traffic Era – 4.5 out of 5.0

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Things That Make You Go Hmmm…

– Has anyone noticed how no matter what time of the day, there is at least 130 people surfing StartXchange?

– Why did my posts get removed at the Traffic Exchange Reviews blog?

– Hey sebha1, I thought I surfed a lot until you came onto the scene at Traffic Era.

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Is It A Brand New Traffic Era? – Issue 202

So a little program called Traffic Era was launched this past week. It’s been the biggest story so far in 2008 and a very good way to start the new year in my opinion.

I will have a full review of the system next week because…Well, it’s not fully launched yet. I did however add a few pennies a couple of days ago when it first launched, check out ‘My Thoughts on Traffic Era’ on the left side of H.E.N. The guys at Logiscape have decided to ‘roll out’ this traffic exchange and release features one day at a time. Marketing genius?

At press time they have got 167 upgraded members paying them an average of $25 per month. I’m not totally sure, but that may seem a little lower than when TS 25 launched. So it begs the question. Was this everything it was hyped to be?

We shall see early next week when all the surfing features will be ready to go. For now, we enjoy the ‘teams and the groups’ and laugh at how it only took about 24 hours for the forum ‘spammers’ to add their links…

Have a great week and happy surfing!

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Jon Olson
The Traffic Exchange Guy

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The News

– Darrell Dean’s Surfing For Success was released as well this past week. This has got to be one of the most useful tools I have ever seen for any traffic exchange surfer. The exclusive ‘surfing calculator’ is the first program of it’s kind and something that could really help every single person that is looking to maximize their time in the traffic exchanges.

Blue Surf got a new look and a complete re-design this past week. Again, this is one of the traffic exchanges I am watching with great interest. I still say it needs a logo, something to brand it, but so far it’s looking very nice.

T.E. Scoop is a newer ‘news’ blog for traffic exchange related information. This has become a very active site and has tons of useful information. The biggest benefit to this site, is that it’s updated almost hourly to let you know when their are credit specials, exclusive offers, upgrade specials and so much more. One of the better ‘information’ sites I have found for all things that go ‘click’.

– Splash Page Hall of Fame – Want a crash course in personal branding? Tony Tezak essentially pioneered the concept in the early 2000’s. This splash page is just another example of how you can build a massive list and brand your name using the traffic exchanges!

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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 results and my own opinion, nothing more, nothing less.)

1. Traffic Swarm
2. TS 25
3. Traffic Roundup
4. Traffic Splash
5. Dragon Surf
6. Traffic At The Races
7. Hit Safari
8. Link Crews
9. Royal Surf
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

Jon Olson Sucks But…

Note: This was first posted in the group ‘Jon Olson Sucks!’ at the brand new traffic exchange called Traffic Era.

The title of this group /article may sound a little weird, but there is a method to my madness.

You see, in a lot of the traffic exchanges you can not only use them to get page views, but also banners and text links.

If you have been surfing lately, you may have noticed the same name of this group in various text ad’s around the industry. Seems kind of weird to tell everyone that I suck…That’s not the point of the promotions though.

It’s shock and awe. And it’s personal branding.

And it works!

Those text ads (and banners I created) that say ‘Jon Olson Sucks!’ are some of the highest click through rates I have ever seen.

Think ‘shock and awe’ when creating any kind of advertising in the traffic exchanges. You want to stick out like a soar thumb and with a little bit of creativity you can!

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Program Review – Major League Hits

Flying under the radar has it’s advantages. With all the hype and hoopla about Traffic Era this past week, there was another traffic exchange that actually launched before Era that has been performing very well. And hey, you can actually surf this one! (And earn commissions too!)

It’s called Major League Hits, and yes it’s a baseball themed traffic exchange. It’s based on the LJ Script and has all the features and systems in place you have come to expect from a traffic exchange using the script. However, this is another case of a strong owner being behind the scenes with an actual game plan on how to grow and make his program one of the premier exchanges online.

The design of the site is great. I love the logo and feel of the program however it will be overshadowed by Traffic Era for the next few weeks at least. This is the critical time for Major League Hits to do some massive advertising and really get it’s face known to the rest of the traffic exchange world.

A very solid addition to the traffic exchange industry and another great new program to start off 2008!

Jon’s Rating of Major League Hits – 4.0 out of 5.0

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Things That Make You Go Hmmm…

– Whenever someone figures out how StartXChange’s top site ranking system actually ranks traffic exchanges, let me know.

– Whatever happened to the Downline Integrity Brigade?

– Traffic Era has 7 threads taking place at Net Marketing Forum. It looks like NMF is the ‘un-official’ support forum for Era lol

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