The Human Guinea Pig Is Back! I Hope You ‘Like’ It…

I’m back! Jon Olson – Human Guinea Pig!

About a month ago we all took part in a little list building experiment using a simple squeeze page and the most misunderstood advertising tools online – Traffic exchanges.

The results were great! We generated dozens of new subscribers to our mailing lists using only our traffic exchange advertising and 2 versions of the squeeze page. However I have to be honest….

I kinda knew I would convert the traffic.

I mean, I’ve been using these programs since the early 2000’s for list building so I knew, even if times have changed, they still work for building ones list.

However, this time around..The guinea pig might actually fail.

I’m going into unchartered waters as I’m looking for Facebook Likes.

Here’s my thought….I know traffic exchanges work for list building and building a personal brand. But how well will they work to build a social media following. Can we convert this traffic into…Facebook likes?

Enough talk, it’s time to roll up our sleeves and get into action. So for the next week I will be promoting this ‘spalsh’ page.

It’ll follow the same basic layout of the squeeze pages I promoted in the last experiment, however I won’t be asking for a email address, I’ll be asking viewers for a ‘Like’ on Facebook. Note: As of this blog post, I have 150 likes for this page, so we’ll see how it goes…

After the week is up, I’ll revisit the numbers and share with you the data I have been tracking. And if things go well, we’ll continue for another week (total of 2 weeks) using the same layout. If things don’t work after 1 week, I’ll switch things up, a new video, different page layout, colors etc.

Will this work? Do traffic exchanges offer marketers a way to build their social media following?

Let’s find out together…

Update April 11th: So far, we’ve gotten 3 ‘likes’ from this promo. Not really setting the world on fire but we will continue though the week and see where we are at 🙂

Update April 14th: Not bad at all, we’re up to 10 new ‘likes’. Seems like for this promo, steady consistent exposure is needed. Still testing it out, to see where we end up at….


Jon Olson

I'm Jon Olson, I've been publishing Hit Exchange News since 2003 and been involved in the traffic exchange industry since...Well, the beginning :) I'd love to network with you as you browse the pulse of the traffic exchange industry! I am also a HUGE fan of reading your comments. I will respond to every single one! Poke around and enjoy the 'News! And thanks for hanging out...

6 thoughts to “The Human Guinea Pig Is Back! I Hope You ‘Like’ It…”

  1. I think it could work. It would be interesting what the results would be if incorporated into a FB ad(if that is possible). You know I LOVE FB. Best of luck. BTW Water is a fish’s home.

  2. Hi Jon. Awesome page! I clicked on the “Like” blue button for you. Where do you get the code for the like button? You put that in the autorepsonder box correct? Of course. I don’t think it would work any other way. And you might have uploaded the blue like button resized it and dragged the code box over it. 🙂 And you put your Youtube video code in the video box and placed everything just right on the page.

    Your page is actually a squeeze page or landing page, not a splash page. So anyone joining and/or using Adkreator make sure you use a Squeeze Page template (same as landing page, lead capture page) to make a page like Jon’s. A splash page template does not have the video code box or autoresponder code box on it.

    Thanks for using Adkreator Jon. 🙂 Hugs.

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