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Is Heavy Surfing Bad for Traffic Exchanges
Created on October 20th, 2010

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Geoff Whitehouse
(Yossarian)
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Oct 20th 2010 at 3:21 AM
Tony Tezak recently blogged about why he doesn't like surfing competitions. I found myself agreeing with some of the points he made but did not limit my concerns to surfing competitions.

Many traffic exchanges have members that surf in excess of 1,000 pages a day. Some do this on a regular basis and it does make me wonder whether promotors get value for this.

The Traffic Exchange owner wants to see activity and while he or she would probably prefer to have 10 surfers surfing 100 pages each rather than 1 surfer surfing 1,000 pages, the net result is the same - an active traffic exchange!

So what are your thoughts.



Louise Venison
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Oct 20th 2010 at 6:15 AM
I think there are 2 ways of looking at it.

Yes, heavy surfing is bad because your sites are being seen over and over again by the same people.

Or, heavy surfing is good because it often takes several views of a site before someone makes the decision to join (or even click through on a splash page).

Personally, I don't encourage heavy surfing as a routine thing (most of my promos/contests - whatever you want to call them require members to surf less than 200 sites), but I don't think you can discount a traffic exchange just because its members surf a lot of sites every day. You can only judge how well a TE is performing once you've done consistent tracking and measured your results.


Stella
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Oct 20th 2010 at 8:32 AM
My thoughts about surfing traffic exchanges are this. I would rather limit my self to surfing about 100 pages a day. That would work for me because it is tedious work and I belong to too many other traffic exchanges and online businesses to devote all my time to one traffic exchange.Besides it is very boring looking at the same thing over and over again...my interest quickly wanes:( and even though I would love to win the prize...I would probably quit surfing after awhile and move on to my other online ventures.


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mary
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Oct 20th 2010 at 9:50 AM
I personally don't like surfing competitions. It's hard enough to get someone to look at your site. When there's a comp on all anyone cares about is winning. They wouldn't have a clue what programs they've just surfed. I often stop my programs being shown and save my credits.

Same with referral comps the average surfer doesn't have a hope of winning one of those.. TE owners should just pick one of the dedicated surfers to award prizes to. Those surfers who sign in and surf for half an hour or so a day.

Members that surf in excess of 1,000 pages a day are of no value to any promoter.. I think TE's should stop this, they are just wasting other members valuable credits.

Some people say TE's are useless because most people are just promoting and not looking at other offers. I don't agree with that because I get drawn in all the time.. I really struggle to control the urge to sign up with everything : )


David Foret
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Oct 20th 2010 at 10:06 AM
The problem with traffic exchanges are not traffic exchanges :-)

The problem is with the ones using traffic exchanges. If you will check out my site and get your free report on traffic exchanges from TEProfit.
I have been using them for years and have very good results.
Soon as you read the report you will see where you are going wrong.

I hope you will see.


brendab
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Oct 20th 2010 at 10:15 AM
I agree somewhat with Louise. I think surfing for hours on end in competitions can be bad sometimes for the advertising side of TE's and surfing 1000 daily in a TE is not a thing I do on a regular basis but I have done it in competitions and am not saying I will not do it again. But it is not the regular thing for me. I agree with Louise in that I will participate in more contest/promo's if 200 or less pages are required.

As far as surf and referral contests I do compete in them and love it. I LOVE competition. I believe that with referral contests the more people we bring into a TE the more we have seeing our sites. If we did not recruit and bring in new people then the TE would die. We have to help the TE owners to bring in new eyes. And the average person can win in these referral contest. I have won or placed in top 5 in quite a few referral contests. Even ones where some of the top recruiters were competing.


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mary
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Oct 20th 2010 at 10:26 AM
I suppose it depends on what funds a person has to compete. The average surfers I know are surfing because they don't have money to spend on advertising. They have no hope of competing against top recruiters.



brendab
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Oct 20th 2010 at 10:40 AM
I don't have the funds to pay for advertising. I started out Free in everything and have started making enough now to upgrade in some programs and TE but I do not have outside funds to invest.

That is one reason I surf so much is because I don't have the funds to buy a lot of credits though sometimes now I am able to buy some from time to time if I find a good deal. But only with money made online and the referral sure help with that. Sweeva and Swwat are the top two TE's that I have earned commissions from.

Hubby, disabled daughter and I all live on Social security so no extra money.


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mary
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Oct 20th 2010 at 11:06 AM
I started out free as well and worked my butt off for hours on end day after day trying to get members below me, 99% of those are still free. I guess it's the luck of the draw when you get referrals if they upgrade or not. So if you have members below you that have upgraded and you are making enough out of them to upgrade yourself well done because it aint easy Brenda!! Recently one of my brothers gave me some money (he won keno) I was able to upgrade and buy credits when I see a good deal. I helped my son and my cousin upgrade as well and you know what.. they are my only 2 upgraded members.. I'm on my own with my son, he has mental health issues and I'm on a mature age student allowance. You'll have to show me how it's done Brenda : )


brendab
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Oct 20th 2010 at 14:17 PM
I would be glad to tell you how I do it. I work with my downlines and use the email downline mailer in all TE's that allow that. I give them credits when they upgrade or get new referrals.

But one of the most major things I do is to brand myself. So a lot of the people that join under me know me and they know that they can call on me anytime they need help. They see my face all over the TE's.

I go to online meetings and network.


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