Traffic exchanges... that eternal clicking and surfing, has for a long time interested me.
I never quite understood why they were supposed to work in first place, given greed and selfishness of people in general.
The premise is that you earn visits to your offer/business from other surfers/clickers and you also return favor. Hence term, traffic exchange!
From beginning, I saw a problem with this model of promoting.
Self-interest and rule breaking seems to be only way that some people know how to do business.
So they spend their energy and skills finding ways around having to view other marketers' website..in effect, they cheat!
As well, just about every Traffic Exchange program on Internet has an upgrade. So now you can buy thousands of page/website views without having to surf, click on or view others' website.
So who is supposed to be looking at your offer?
I have written to many of owners of these Traffic exchanges, asking them why people should spend all this time surfing. The ones who answered, have either been vague or sent me more of same hype that they use to advertise their program.
Recently, I have seen several articles, written by acclaimed "gurus" citing demise of Traffic Exchanges.