I polled the subscriber base of Hit Exchange News the other day and asked a simple question…What would you like to see ‘talked’ about on the blog. Two answers popped out, the first was that 33% of readers wanted me to discuss how to get better results from your time in the traffic exchanges! I love that topic and will be covering it a lot more in future posts…
However 38% of readers wanted traffic exchange reviews!
With all the ‘less than stellar’ traffic exchanges on the market and programs that come and go like the wind, I decided that not only are the readers right, this is a great topic. It would also be a lot of fun and kind of get back to the essence of what Ht Exchange News started off as back in 2003…
O.K. enough of the warm and fuzzy stuff, let’s get down to business!
Hits & List Cafe started in 2010, which that point alone should tell you what I’m going to say about this program.
Sadly, if a traffic exchange lasts and is viable after 6 months, it’s considered a win in this business so Hits & List Cafe fits my definition of a win right off the bat.
Owned by Suzanne Howarth, this program is on the LFMTE backbone with plenty of customization to keep users engaged.
The site has a smooth layout and one of cleaner surf bars in the industry. While the members area does have a lot going on, it’s still relatively easy to navigate. Other than all the badges and buttons on the left side of the members area, it’s super clean which I really appreciate.
The site itself has plenty of rewards programs and games to keep the surfer interested and surfing. The menu bar is fairly easy to navigate as well to find your way around the options of your membership. It’s a straight forward LFMTE environment but like I said, has customization added to the user experience.
Traffic flow is decent but it’s not ‘Easy Hits 4 U’ levels ever since ‘D Day’ last year in the industry. I do expect flow to step up over the next few months though as we get rid of the penny clickers and start catering more to the advertiser. You can see that Suzanne’s entire model is focused on the serious surfer and advertiser which again, is something this old school surfer appreciates.
Here’s a big win for me…The upgrade page!
While the price points are a little odd, 9.99 and 5.00 for the upgrades (I’d prefer to see a solid number like 5 and 9 for example) I love that this page is clean and that there isn’t….3876 different upgrade options.
That’s a win!
Keeping the choices limited really helps Hits & List Cafe’s upgrades pop! In fact I upgraded recently on an awesome log in offer which lowered the prices even more. A great value!
All in all, this program is solid! The fact that it’s been online since 2010 tells you that Suzanne is serious about it’s success. And in 2017, that’s the biggest testament to a traffic exchange you can have.
Awesome owners create awesome programs!