Issue 230 – Does Audio Increase Convertion? All Signs Lead To Yes!

Thanks for reading this week’s issue….X that…Thanks for ‘listening’ to this week’s issue! Press play on the button below to find out why I’m opening my mouth to start this week’s Hit Exchange News!

Want to add audio like this to your blogs, splash pages and squeeze pages? Be sure to check out XioSoft here!

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

The Super Surfer script continues to push forward and our latest addition was a brand new e-book written by Sunny Suggs and it focuses on giving members a complete A to Z guide to using the script. What’s even better? You can re-brand the entire report for free and give it away as a promotion tool. Be sure to grab your copy here!

– Fresh off the press, Promo Lotto has just added a brand new ‘chat feature’ to their surf bar. This is very similar to Lords of Traffic’s in which members can chit chat while surfing. I love these things, it gives a real sense of community to the traffic exchange. And hey, these are in fact advertising communities. Very cool new feature!

– Justin Ledvina’s Shark Frenzy graphic package has been the talk of many traffic exchange users and owners during the past few days. Mainly, because of the funniest video in the history of pre-sale videos that can be found on the one time offer when you join. As for the product? Well, if you know Justin’s Shark Studios, you know it screams quality. Oh yeah, and it’s free, that’s always a good thing.

– 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 ‘Max Jones’ 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 – Oh duck duck goose! Traffic At The Races does it again with a splash page only a mother could love *lol* Some people say it’s ‘annoying’, I say kudos for doing osmethign different! 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. Easy Hits 4 U
2. Dragon Surf
3. StartXChange
4. Traffic Splash
5. TS 25
6. Traffic Swarm
7. Traffic At The Races
8. Advertising Know How
9. Lords of Traffic
10. Boot Scootin Traffic

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

Don’t Wanna Update Your Members? You Lose A Subscriber!

Interesting situation arose this past month. I have put in place a strict way of doing business when it comes to traffic exchanges and upgrading in them. You see, I love this business and REALLY love spending money with other traffic exchange owners. I’m from the school of thought that if we all make a lot of money, we will all benefit down the road and the industry will grow.

Here’s the problem, when exchange owners completely abandon their program and do not send updates, re-design the site, are active in the industry, or promote their own business in the other traffic exchanges.

I recently downgraded in a few traffic exchanges that I feel aren’t at the levels they used to be, some of these programs were a one time the most innovative in the industry but for whatever reason, the owners have abandoned them. No updates, no new features, nothing. If you are reading this, are an exchange owner and I have recently downgraded…This article is about you.

Want to keep my money in your pocket? Update your members, promote your traffic exchange and be visible in this industry. As more and more educated owners come into the business, some of the old work horses need to step their game up to compete…

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Things That Make You Go Hmmm…

– Top 1 Surf’s ad copy sure does look like I Love Hits’? Hmmm…

– Sneaky sneaky! Affiliate Funnel is about to blow the roof off the traffic exchanges!

– Had a hard time with splash page of the week, but this has got to be squeeze page of the year!

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Issue 229 – The Squeeze Page Audio Challenge

I have a challenge! I brought this up last night in SWAT Traffic’s training seminar and it seemed to spark quite a bit of discussion. As many people know, the best web sites to promote in the exchanges are either splash pages or lead capture pages.

But what’s even more effective, are pages that stick out like a SORE thumb. Which pages do that the best? The ones with audio and video on them. So I put this as a challenge for all the attendees and I’ll do it again today for all the Hit Exchange News readers.

Place some audio clips on your splash pages / squeeze pages and let’s see how well your numbers improve over the span of two weeks. I know, I know…I hate sound, I don’t like sound, I want to shut it off, I listen to music while surfing, etc etc…..

Guess what, that’s thinking like a consumer and not as a business owner. Yes, we should always put ourselves in our customers shoes to give them the best possible service or product, but we must also use the most effective tools to generate those customers in the first place. Like it or not, stats over the past few years have always proved that adding audio (and now video) to web sites, increases conversion.

But alas, do not take my word for it. test it, and track it yourself. Place a recording of your own voice on your squeeze pages and let’s compare the numbers in two weeks time. The challenge is out there, let’s see who will follow through…

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 2 Hit celebrated it’s 3 year anniversary this past week. The exchange has well over 30,000 registered members these days and continues to place very well on ranked lists like Test Hoopla. I could almost guarantee this program would have more members if it got a complete new site design. For me, it’s the only missing piece of the puzzle.

– Where did Traffic Heroes go? After a note from Mr. Morris last night, the site still seems to be offline. The note read that things would be back to normal at 9am this morning, but still no signs of the Traffic Heroes program.

– The Super Surf Script had two big announcements this week, the first being the addition of StartXChange to the team of programs. Tim Linden is one of the pioneers of this industry and one of the most talented programmers in the business. StartXChange screams quality each and every day. It’s great to have him on board. The second big annoucement was….Read the splash page of the 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 ‘Sean’ 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 – Like I alluded to, the Super Surf script got some brand new splash pages added to each of the participating traffic exchanges. Here’s the best part, there’s audio on it =) 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. Dragon Surf
3. Traffic Splash
4. Easy Hits 4 U
5. TS 25
6. StartXChange
7. Traffic At The Races
8. Lords of Traffic
9. Advertising Know How
10. Boot Scootin Traffic

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

Thinking Like A Business Owner Helps Your Customers

Disclaimer goes here! I love my traffic exchanges, I love the people I meet, and I will go to war for my members. I try to put the best possible product I can in front of them, day in and day out. And while I maintain that I am still a traffic exchange surfer (I am, I still surf hours every day and have the carpal tunnel to prove it) I had a major revelation about 3 years ago at my first marketing seminar in Charlotte North Carolina.

I met a guy named Gary Ambrose at this event, you may have heard of him. He’s one of those ‘big guys’ you hear about all the time. Gary and I had a chance to chit chat one afternoon and he basically laid it on the line for me. He showed me how my thinking was wrong when it came to I Love Hits and more importantly, steps I could use to improve my business.

Without getting into huge details, the message in the chit chat was simple. Start treating I Love Hits like a business and make money from it. Simple enough right? Well it wasn’t, because I was trapped in the ‘non-program owner’ way of thinking. I didn’t concentrate and look for new ways to build my income from the massive potential which was I Love Hits. I was happy surfing, selling a few ad packages every day and gleefully skipping along.

Once my mentality shifted, I started to double, even triple my income by using this thought process. The more money this program makes, the better improvements I can make for my members and the better results they will get. It works and there isn’t an ebook on the planet that will help you with it, it has to come from your desire to change your business.

Again, I am still a traffic exchange surfer and always have ideas on how to improve the surfing experience. But also, I am now thinking on how to increase my income to better my traffic exchanges. Over 500 new members are joining I Love Hits every single week, and while there are many factors to this continued growth, it does start from Charlotte, Mr. Ambrose and a wake up call to a fledgling traffic exchange owner. Think like a business owner, and improve your service for your valued members!

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Things That Make You Go Hmmm…

– Why is it that ‘Freebie Force’ costs 9.95 a month?

– I’ve been checking out my best friend’s forum lately, and apparently people really don’t like me. Hmmm, It must be because I wrote SOAR instead of SORE a few weeks ago.

– Oh yeah….Football season starts today! Whoooo hoooooo.

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