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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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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Issue 207 – The Death of Pro Only Traffic Exchanges

With the re-launch of Click N Putt this week, it’s brought up quite a little topic of interest in the traffic exchange industry.

Is the ‘pro-only’ model dead? Is it still relevant?

I wrote a little article in the ‘Deep Thoughts’ section in this week’s issue. Be sure to check it out but also, I would love to hear your feedback. This business works well when user and reader feedback is heard so be sure to pop by Net Marketing Forum to take part in our little poll.

The results are posted immediately after you vote, so cast your vote and voice today! There has been much debate about ‘opinions vs. fact’ in the past few weeks, but one thing is for sure. Your opinion is very much valued and appreciated. When we all voice what we think, communication takes place and good things happen.

Have a great week and happy surfing!

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Jon Olson
The Traffic Exchange Guy

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Tales of the Terrible Two
Will Nexus survive whatever hair-brained idea is cooking now? Click any panel above to get the latest on the saga!

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The News

I Love Hits has added dynamic surfing ratios to it’s membership! This is very similar to the script installed at it’s sister site of SWAT Traffic, with some added bonuses. The first, your surfing ratio increases the more you surf. Want to earn up to a 1:2 ratio? No problem, simply surf the system. And an exclusive feature now lets your upline benefit from your extra activity, as their referral percentages increase with the more you surf as well!

Hit Pirate has a brand new look and design this week. This program continues to fly under a lot of radars and I’m not sure why, as it performs very well for me each and every week. Hopefully with the new look, Captain Jack will get more of the attention this traffic exchange deserves!

– Tim Linden of StartXchange has set up a list of questions and fired them off to over 60 traffic exchange owners in his Ask An Owner series. It’ll be very interesting to read the different opinions from the various group of owners in this industry. And yes, yours truly took part in the interview as well!

– Splash Page Hall of Fame – Jerry Reeder makes good cookies! Ooops, sorry makes good splash pages. Check out the latest gem that Mr. Reeder has rotating in Traffic Era.

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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. Dragon Surf
4. Traffic Era
5.TS 25
6. StartXChange
7. Traffic Bunnies
8. Max Traffic Pro
9. Traffic At The Races
10. Traffic Roundup

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

The Death of the ‘Pro-Only’ Traffic Exchange

I have a little bit of history to share with you today. In 2002, a few associates and myself came up with an idea. The idea was sound at first, and we all thought it would be a big success. You see, traffic exchanges were in their infancy and still getting a feel for how they would be accepted. In 2002 we decided to do something completely different, instead of starting a program and letting folks join for free, we would charge members a small fee to join
the program. Thus began the ‘pro-only’ traffic exchange.

Years have passed and sadly, this concept never really took off. The reasons? I think it comes down to what was first. If the pro only model was in place at the start of the traffic exchange industry, would the norm be different? Would free to join programs be the standard? Who knows? But with today’s news, it’s safe to say the pro only model does not work as well as the ‘norm’.

The king of these programs was always Dan Moses. I’ve known Dan for years and he is one of my best friends in this business. And when Dan joined with Steve Ayling today to relaunch Click N Putt (one of his most popular pro only programs), the proof was there for all to see.

This is a blessing in disguise though, because Click N Putt looks amazing now! It’s got a brand new look and most importantly, it doesn’t cost a cent to join. Be sure to check out this massive new re-launch from Dan and Steve and help them celebrate the relaunch!

The pro-only’s maybe be long gone, but the traffic exchange industry continues to shine with programs like this! Be sure to check out Click N Putt today!

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Things That Make You Go Hmmm…

– Rumor has it that some of the ‘heavy surfers’ at Traffic Era got their accounts shut down for a 24 hour time period. Good first step, now let’s get rid of the people that ‘surf’ for 15,000 PV in less than 24 hours.

e Traffic Freedom had a little bit of a hiccup this week with their server. Everything is back up and running now and all systems are go!

– Over 60 people came by the seminar last weekend at Affiliate Funnel. Isn’t time you were one of them? Giveaways galore on Saturday afternoon!

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