Any mildly intelligent person will have read the above statement and thought...hmmm
Let me clarify
Traffic exchanges are great for getting traffic to your site. The more you surf on these exchanges, the more traffic you'll get. There is no doubt about this
In my early days in affiliate marketing, I surfed till my eyes went blurred from staring at the computer so long and my fingers...ouch. All that clicking to load the next site
And I got a ton of traffic
And boy did I brag about my amazing 'talent' of generating traffic to my brand new site
And then the penny dropped
You see the big draw back of the many traffic exchanges out there is they are full of people, just like you, surfing just to earn credits and ONLY for the purpose of earning credits
So where is the market for your perfectly set up website?
The aim of affiliate marketing is to get your site visitors to click on your affiliate links and BUY THE PRODUCT
So all that time spent chasing traffic that will not convert. I often wonder how much faster I would have got where I am now if I had spent that time elsewhere.
Like generating content for my site
...or writing articles to distribute to article directories
...or even building a reputation for myself at the networking sites and forums
So like I said earlier in this post....Hmmm
Some die hard traffic exchange users may be thinking....But there is autosurfing
This is when the traffic exchange website automatically loads sites after a time delay.
Certainly that could save a lot of time. but there is the other issues of malware. Some people have reported getting infected by some of these sites. Personally, and thankfully, I did not fall victim to this while I was using traffic exchanges....I think
So Traffic exchanges are great for increasing website traffic. But it is traffic that converts that you need to focus on and for this purpose, there are more effective methods
Till next time