Sunday, December 31, 2006

Traffic, Traffic, I need Traffic

In an effort to get more eyeballs to my site, I joined a few traffic exchanges. Over time, some proved to be worth the effort and others were not so effective. One of the best ones so far has been ClickPirate. I've gotten a steady stream from them. I also like Traffic Swarm, the traffic is more targeted since users get to pick which site they want to view. I dropped Traffic Soldiers and Top Surfer because neither one of them sent many hits my way. And Top Surfer bombards your inbox with emails from its members.

Any recommendations for good traffic exchanges?

7 comments:

rob stgeorge said...

I personally havent had much luck with traffic exchanges and believe they are (mostly) a waste of time, you are better off spending the time commenting on other peoples sites and exchanging links because this is what will get you real and repeat visitors via google search results and referrals. Plus the effect is ongoing instead of temporary.

MissM25 said...

Do you mean you haven't had much luck profiting from the traffic you've been getting or are you not getting much traffic at all? What traffic exchanges are you using? Thanks.

Michael H. Lewis said...

Seems like both methods have their place. One of my sites, http://interpreterworld.blogspot.com , gets most of its hits from BlogSoldiers.com. My Portuguese site, http://possuaainternet.blogspot.com, gets hits from search engines and posts on Brazilian services like Orkut. I think you have to do a little bit of everything, plus make sure your headlines get your attention clean and quick, like the one I have up here: http://money-insider.blogspot.com/2007/01/want-traffic-5-reasons-you-should-leave.html

I wish you both luck. Oh, yeah, to the other guy who left the first comment: try BlogSoldiers.com.

Have a nice day!
--Michael

rob stgeorge said...

No profit from them - I was getting the hits, just not anything else. I used Blog explosion and Blog mad (it was a while ago now) I found that although it made the stats look good, that was all... they were reading my blog because it was placed in front of them for 20 seconds, not because they were interested in it, however that is just my experience and others may have found more value from them.

Some Guy said...

There are a couple of blog related traffic exchanges such as blogexplosion.com, blogmad.net and blogadvance.com. I get the most traffic from blogmad.net but use all 3.

Anthony
Journey Through Divorce

Ruben said...

Is it true that using traffic exchange sites is against the TOS of google adsense? Can any body clear me on this things?

Victor said...

Yup, its againtst google adsense TOS. It is considered incentive-based traffic which is prohibited.

Invalid Clicks and Impressions

Clicks on Google ads must result from genuine user interest. Any method that artificially generates clicks or impressions on your Google ads is strictly prohibited. These prohibited methods include but are not limited to repeated manual clicks or impressions, using robots, automated click and impression generating tools, third-party services that generate clicks or impressions such as paid-to-click, paid-to-surf, autosurf, and click-exchange programs, or any deceptive software. Please note that clicking on your own ads for any reason is prohibited. Failure to comply with this policy may lead to your account being disabled.

[Taken from Google site]