Like every Blogger I'm searching for new visitors from various sources like BlogExplosion, MyLot, Linkreferral. A couple of days ago I've signed up with Traffic Swarm another traffic exchange program. The main difference with other traffic exchange programs is that you choose the blog category that you're interested in. For instance, you like web hosting sites. You go on TS, and choose the category web hosting. Now you'll surf on blogs that talk about webhosting. Be sure to put your blog in the right categories, or you'll attract the wrong visitors. Like every other manual traffic exchange program you need to surf in order to get credits to 'pay' your visitors.

Another traffic exchange program is Fast Easy Traffic. It's easy to sign up with, and it even has videos on how to use it. Again you'll have to surf sites to get visitors, most of the sites you visit offer money making schemes, that promise you to make tons of cash in only one month. So, it's really annoying to every time see those SCAM sites. If they have the 'program' to make someone rich, why don't they use it themselves? Now, back to the program, once you've gathered some visits you can allocate the credits you've earned to a site of your preference. I can assure you that you'll get visitors! You'll think, WOW, this is wonderful I'll sign up right away! Then when you go to your Google Analytics page at the end of the day, you'll see plenty of visitors from Fast Easy Traffic, but all with a bounce rate of a 100%. How did that happen? Well, all of those visitors are just like you: they want traffic, and won't mind checking out your blog for five seconds to get one credit to allocate to their blog. Maybe Fast Easy Traffic would be a better program if they insert categories like TS.

I'm not so sure if traffic exchange programs can bring you good traffic. You could get a 1000+ visitors of those programs, and get maybe only 10 visitors who really read your blog. Is it worth spending hours on those programs for just 10 'real' visitors?


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9 comments

  1. the webloglearner // June 29, 2008 at 2:37 PM  

    How do I get paid to review your post? How I wish! Haha! This is the one I was referring to. Why it has this logo down? Or is it only a referral sort of thing?

    "it's really annoying to every time see those SCAM sites. If they have the 'program' to make someone rich, why don't they use it themselves?"

    Regarding this specific post, I have the same question as you. PLUS, if it makes them rich and wealthy, I don't think they got to share it, right? Humans are inherently greedy!

  2. SoccerFire // June 29, 2008 at 5:37 PM  

    It's the first time I use that 'review me' button really, I think you just click on it, sign up, and review my post After you've reviewed my post you'll get paid.

    - No, I don't think they would share it with us. :p

  3. speak in doodles // June 29, 2008 at 9:38 PM  

    For some reason, this cracked me up "If they have the 'program' to make someone rich, why don't they use it themselves?" Guess I won't be using Fast Easy Traffic. I'm going to sign up for link referral though. Thanks for the honest tips!

  4. michaelwong38@gmail.com, pls add me to your facebook // June 29, 2008 at 9:48 PM  

    Hi, great post. I just dugg it. I'm michaelwong38 on digg.com.
    Also was wondering if you'd like to exchange links with me?
    If yes, please leave your blog url as a comment at:
    http://bigmoneylist.blogspot.com/
    I'll link to you first, then when you have time link back k?
    Thanks, Michael
    BTW--I'm michaelwong38 on digg. If ever you want something dugg, just send me a shout anytime.

  5. The Webloglearner // June 29, 2008 at 10:31 PM  

    Ciao again. Yeah, if they take money from their style, they would keep and protect that style or technique to let alone to themselves. I see. I have to sign with ppp or anything else if i would find them advantageous. For now, I will just focus on learning. After all I also learn from writing but not the blog writing.

    Good that you discovered the trick to go to my posts although it is quite inconvenient.

    Rogue

  6. SoccerFire // June 30, 2008 at 9:58 AM  

    @speak in doodles - I'm glad you liked my post.

    @michaelwong38@gmail.com - Ok, seems like a good idea, I'll comment ;)

    @The Webloglearner - The more you write, the better you'll get. You just go at your own pace, it's not 'essential' to monetize your blog the first months.

  7. The Webloglearner // June 30, 2008 at 8:34 PM  

    I actually earn some cents but not paid reviews like Smorty, payperpost etcetera. I earn from the internet though... but not from blogging but from technical writing.

    The Webloglearner ..where favors are reciprocated....

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