What Is A Traffic Exchange?

Written by Stephanie Davies

What Is A Traffic Exchange?

by Stephanie Davies

If you have surfedrepparttar internet for very long, you have probably ran into what is referred to as a "traffic exchange". These programs can be designed in many ways, with many different functions. In this article we are going to cover what they are, where to find them, and how to use them to actually receive quality traffic as opposed to just plain "hits".

A traffic exchange is, simply put, an exchange of traffic. The basic idea is to view other member's websites or ads, and in exchange, different members will view yours. There are 2 basic types of traffic exchanges available today:

1. The manual surf exchange. In this type of exchange, you manually click throughrepparttar 143428 other members websites or ads. Usually there is an anti-cheat method of some variety being used to insure thatrepparttar 143429 system is not being cheated. I can assure you that any exchange that does not have an anti-cheat system is being cheated by several people.

2. The auto-surf exchange. This system is easier to use, but far less effective. In essence, it runs automatically with no effort on your part, changing websites or ads every so many seconds. Obviously, if you don't even need to look at it to have it work, chances are, people aren't viewing your ads either.

Most, if not all exchanges of both types will offer new members free "credits" or visitors just for signing up. This amount can vary between 50 free visitors allrepparttar 143430 way up to 10,000 free visitors or more. However, in regards torepparttar 143431 exchanges offering an extremely high signup bonus, if everyone is given 10,000 free credits upon signing up...who is left to surfrepparttar 143432 exchange?

In addition to sign up bonuses, other things to pay attention to when signing up for an exchange are surfing ratios, timer rate, referral bonuses, and extra features.

All exchanges have surfing ratios. These can vary from 1:1 to 5:1 and up. What this means is that for every X amount of times you view someone elses site, your site will be viewed in return Y amount of times. So if there is a 3:1 surf ratio, for every 3 sites you view, your site will be shown to someone else one time.

All exchanges also have varied timer rates. This isrepparttar 143433 amount of time that a website is shown to you before you can move torepparttar 143434 next site. Average timer rates are about 30-15 seconds per site. On auto-surf exchanges, this isrepparttar 143435 amount of time before it automatically switches torepparttar 143436 next ad. On manual exchanges, this is how long you must wait before you seerepparttar 143437 next site or else you will not receive credit for viewingrepparttar 143438 site.

Most exchanges also offer referral bonuses, by giving you extra credits for referring other people torepparttar 143439 exchange (referred to as a "downline"). Often, exchanges will give you part of a credit for every page your referrals surf.

Some exchanges offer nifty "extra" features, such as lotteries, games, trivia for points, ways to bet your points, and many other things to keep you from being bored as you click away.

So now that you know what one is, how can you use it to actually get traffic? Obviously people will view your site if they see it in an exchange, right? Sadly,repparttar 143440 truth is that this is notrepparttar 143441 case. 95% of all traffic exchange surfers pay no attention torepparttar 143442 sites they are viewing, no matter how attractive their design and content. They are focuses onrepparttar 143443 clicking to get credits, or inrepparttar 143444 case of many traffic exchange "pros" they have 20+ browser windows open and are clicking "next, next, next" one afterrepparttar 143445 other with little regard to what is onrepparttar 143446 page before them.

Creating a Compelling Headline for Your Website's Homepage

Written by Juliet Austin

Your home page isrepparttar most important page of your website. It isrepparttar 143427 one that will determine what your potential client or customer does after they arrive (i.e stays at or leaves your website).

Research on web usability shows that you only have a few seconds to catchrepparttar 143428 attention of your website visitors. One ofrepparttar 143429 most important ways to do this is through your opening headline.

Your headline’s main purpose is to attract attention and generate enough interest so that your visitors keep reading. It’s a first step in a process where your goal is to eventually convince them to take action on your offer.

Here are a few tips for creating powerful headlines

  • Let your readers know that your site is for them. People want to know immediately when they arrive at your site if they are going to get what they are looking for. Your headline should give someone indication that they are inrepparttar 143430 right place.
  • Make sure your headline focuses very specifically onrepparttar 143431 core problem of your target market orrepparttar 143432 key benefit that you are offering.
  • Choose interesting, meaningful and/or thought-provoking words. Ideally, your headline should jolt your reader into saying something like, ‘Hey this is for me!”

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