Issue 238 – They Are About To Fall In Love With Traffic Exchanges…

It’s a great week for traffic exchanges!

A few weeks ago, Soren Jordansen, Robert Puddy and myself were at the JV Alert seminar in Las Vegas. We did the standard ‘meet and greet’ with a lot of the industry professionals that were in attendance but one guy really took notice to the potential of traffic exchanges and this week, added traffic exchange specific splash pages to his affiliate tool box!

You’ve got to check out Jeff Dedrick’s Viral e-Book Explosion and when you join, click on ‘Affiliate Tools’…Look at that, 5 traffic exchange specific splash pages, tailor made for his program and for the 5 traffic exchanges included in his member’s area!

Wow!

And this is just the beginning folks, traffic exchanges are finally getting some attention from outside of our little corner of the net. Rumor has it that some other very big names in the internet marketing world are about to include even more traffic exchange specific splash pages in their member’s area very soon.

Wow again!

I have to commend Mr. Dedrick for stepping up and working with the traffic exchanges and their owners. While a lot of the people in the other side of internet marketing are quick to dismiss the exchanges, Jeff has included them IN HIS affiliate tool box for Viral e-Book Explosion. Amazing stuff…

Again, this is just the tip of the ice berg….Get ready for a lot more news like this in the near future!

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

I Love Hits introduced ‘E-Mail Prize Links’ this week as a new benefit for getting ILH emails in your inbox. Pretty neat little feature where you click on the hidden links in the email updates for a chance to win a bunch of prizes. From banners to text links, to credits to ILH merchandise…The possibilities are endless. Be sure to check your inbox for the next ILH update!

Affiliate Funnel’s first full week of statistics will be uploaded overnight and will give surfers their first transparent look at how many new members are being added to their favorite traffic exchange every week. Not only that, but the voting will be complete for another week and we will see how is to be crowned the ‘Surfer’s Choice’ for this week.

– 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 ‘Anton’ 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 – Jeff Dedrick’s splash page wins this week, hands down! Without a doubt, one of the most exciting news stories of 2008! 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 Era
4. Traffic Swarm
5. Advertising Know How
6. Web Biz Insider
7. Royal Surf
8. Easy Hits 4 U
9. StartXChange
10. Traffic Gold Rush

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

So…What’s Up Traffic Exchange Owners?

You know, I’ve been writing this little newsletter since 2003 and I ALWAYS find stuff to yap about each and every week. Some weeks, it’s a challenge though to find things that take place in the industry. It’s not that we aren’t growing and good things are happening, it’s just that well…Not many traffic exchanges are worth writing about….

Ooops that may get some people mad at me…

Sounds mean? Maybe, but the point is, give me something to write about. How about a new feature? How about developing a new way to surf? How about changing the layout or your exchange and doing something completely different? It just doesn’t happen, but I guarantee you, I’ll get at least 5 e-mails a day telling me about the previous days contest winners.

My past two articles in the previous issues of H.E.N., I ranted about the lack of training, sales or links to click on in the updates but this week I’m taking it even further. This doesn’t mean the traffic exchanges need to re-invent the wheel on a weekly basis, but you know, once a month, come up with something new and really give the industry something to talk about.

Imagine that…Every traffic exchange out there started to develop a new feature every month. Imagine how excited the members would be? Imagine how far we would progress?

Wishful thinking? Maybe, but hopefully this little article / rant gets some owners looking at ways to improve their business. Let’s try to come up with one new feature a month….Just to see what would happen…

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Things That Make You Go Hmmm…

– Why do some people continue to believe that traffic exchange owners ‘take money’ from their Pay Pal account when they are upgraded?

– Does anyone remember the Traffic Exchange Focus Group?

Tweet me! Tweet me! (please lol)

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Flip Your Downline, Fill Your Funnel!

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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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