It has been a few days since I posted. You’re probably wondering what the heck is going on.
I’m writing a whole series of articles on getting traffic to your web site. I’ll be writing about some tools that people often think are only used by newbies. I’ve found a way to make them work for me.
In fact I wrote earlier about traffic exchanges. I mistakenly called TrafficG and TrafficSwarm autosurfs. That is NOT correct. They are NOT auto surfs. They are manual surf traffic exchanges.
Uh, Ben what the heck does that mean?
An autosurf is apparently a sort of ponzi scheme. You simply load up their web page and it will automatically start surfing members, and paid advertisers web sites. The problem with autosurfs is two fold.
1. They don’t actually require you to view the member’s pages, you can surf the web sites in a minimized window. Basically you can ignore the pages. You don’t even have to click on an icon or link to get the next page. Every 15-30 seconds a new page automatically appears. This is a scam. You won’t get much in the way of real visitors who are interested in your product. All they are interested in is surfing their required number of sites every day. My feeling is that these companies are the ones who sell 100,000 hits for $40. They can afford to do it because they get a ton of traffic to their surf programs, yet the traffic is all bogus traffic.
2. The autosurfs promise to pay you out more money than you put into them. For example, one autosurf program promises that for every $6 you put in you’ll get 12% back every day for 12 days. You just have to surf a minimum number of sites. Well that would work out to be a 44% profit in just 12 days. That is simply NOT possible unless there were a lot of breakage where people weren’t getting their money back, a lot of people buying paid advertising, or something. Where is that extra 44% coming from?
Unfortunately I used the word autosurf when I wrote about TrafficSwarm and TrafficG. I want to apologize to the owners and memebrs of those companies. That is not what I should have said. I should have simply called them a Traffic Exchange.
The biggest difference with TrafficSwarm and TrafficG is that they require you to actually be paying attention when you surf their member sites. You have to click on a special icon or button, and which icon you click on changes. TrafficG has 5 icons and you have to match the icon in order to get credit for surfing. TrafficSwarm offers a similar strategy. They have a next icon and it switches from left to right at random. TrafficSwarm also will not give you credit if you already cisited that site, and they occasionally switch around the links to make sure you are paying attention.
I have been getting excellent results from TrafficSwarm in my latest round of testing with UltimateRep. Take a look at these leads I have been getting. 90% of these leads are coming from Traffic Swarm.
Keep in mind what I told you before. These traffic exchange users already have a business and are just looking for ways to promote their business and get more traffic. Many of them are interested in other traffic exchanges or ways they can promote their existing business.
If you try and pitch them a business opportunity they probably aren’t going to respond. If you try and pitch them something outside of business and internet marketing… like if you tried to promote vitamins, you are probably not going to get a very good response rate.
A few other tricks you can use… Address them by name and get their attention. So I use headlines like “Traffic Swarm members” “Hey, TrafficG surfer” or whatever..
If you can use sound or video then this works even better! And unstoppable popups work well too.
I hope I have explained how autosurfs and manual surfing programs are different! Sorry about the confusion!
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