Thursday, March 20, 2008

Are Traffic Exchanges Actually Useful?

Are traffic exchanges a relevant and useful means of advertising websites? I would say yes, but with certain reservations: only if the copy is short and eye-catching, or if you advertise a crisp squeeze page (opt-in page) with a free offer to capture email addresses for your list.

Used in that way, traffic exchanges are a very much relevant, low cost and useful mode of advertising that can bring great benefits to your online home based business. Let's see what Timothy Duffett has to say about this:

Can Surfing For Advertising Credits Get Your Home Based Business Successful Results?

by Timothy Duffett

If you have been online for any length of time I am sure you have seen that there are literally scores of internet sites that allow you to advertise your website in a rotation with hundreds or even thousands of other home based business websites.

Most of them allow you to join for free and you can earn free credits to get your site seen in the rotation. You can also purchase credits and you can usually upgrade to a pro version, which gives you additional exposure.

Several of these surf programs will even allow you to place banner impressions which will cost you money, or they can be exchanged for credits you have earned or purchased. I have seen a couple which will allow you to place a solo ad that is e-mailed to the members of the surf club. The solo ads cost money for the advertiser but the member reading the solo ad gets surf credits for reading the solo ad. As an advertiser, this gives you the security of knowing that your ad will probably be read.

Most surf programs also give you the ability to become an affiliate for these sites. The more people who join through you gives you more advertising credits, and even money in some cases.

My first impression of this type of advertising was that what good would it do me to have my ad being shown to thousands of other advertisers, who are surfing for credits to advertise their own home based business? When I first signed up for a few different ones my only focus was to get as many credits as possible to get my ad exposed. Initially I was very disappointed and thought it just was a waste of time, since no one bought right away.

Keeping a careful eye on the different ads that I would see in these rotations, I started to notice alot of the big names you see. The guru type names you hear about were also advertising on these rotators. My thought was it must be working for them or they would not waste their time with it.

The next thing I noticed was that the guru names I recognized, or the ads I would see over and over again month after month, usually were not trying to sell something on a one time shot. The method they were using was to give away a free product such as a free news letter or piece of software or free educational video. Their whole purpose was to capture your e-mail for their list.

They say the money is in the list, and that is what their ads were designed to do! Build their list.

Millions of people join a home based business program or mlm, or affiliate type program and have no idea what to do, are confused, or not given any guidance once they sign up. These people are also surfing for credits and are prime candidates since they are not succeeding with the program they are advertising. if you can convey in your ad that your program or product will work for them, you have a potential client reading your ad.

My study of surf programs has given me the insight to know that they can work and are a valuable way of marketing your home based business if used properly. I can not think of a cheaper way to get your site seen thousands of times. Keep in mind that you will need alot of exposure, and good ad copy, since you only get about twenty seconds to capture their interest.

To Your Success, Timothy Duffett

About the Author

Timothy Duffett is an affiliate home based business marketer specializing in residual affiliate marketing programs: To find the best home based business ideas and opportunities so you can work at home visit:

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Relax with online casino games

Like they say, all work and no play... Well, Internet marketers and bloggers alike, after hard work on your website or your blog, you may want to relax a bit by playing some online gambling games.

So, how to decide which site is best for you? This is where the website comes in. It gives reviews of the best of the 3,000 online casinos where you can relax by playing poker, blackjack, slots or other games.

From the reviews you will be able to get an idea of how reliable a casino online is in terms of payout, playability, graphics, customers support, etc.

The reviews have been designed to help you cut through the maze of almost 3,000 online casinos making you not knowing where to start.

Among other things, it gives you a detailed review of such factors as the various aspects of the game experience, the trust score and the bonuses offered by each online casino.

Then you can sit back and select your favorite online casino to play casino games for relaxation after long hours working on your blog or website.

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Get Targeted Traffic Free

Here's something very interesting provided by John Lynch.

How to Increase Targeted Website Traffic for Free!

By John Lynch

I'm gonna give away a Huge Targeted Website Traffic Secret the gurus don't want you to know!

A secret to get increased website traffic for FREE!

I could charge $47 for this secret if I wanted to...

But I'm not.

I'm gonna piss off a lot of website traffic gurus by giving you this secret for free.

This one secret I'm about to share with you is better than most of the snake oil being peddled on the internet by the so called "website traffic gurus"...

And the website traffic gurus are charging as much as $97 for their snake oil!

So how do you increase targeted website traffic for free?

Writing articles or having them ghost written for you.

However there's a little more to it than just writing gotta know which keywords to write your articles around and which sites to submit them to...

And I'm gonna tell you how...

Read On...

First thing you gotta do is find your keyword niche to base your article on....

I'll tell ya how I did it...

My website is about "How To Make Money Online".

So I went to and used their free trial...

I typed in my keyword "How To Make Money Online" and got 15 other related keywords along with each one's KEI (keyword effectiveness index).

In a nutshell, look for the keywords near the top of the list. The higher the KEI, the more popular your keywords are, and the less competition they have. This means you have a great chance of getting to the top of page 1 on Google.

The keyword niche I used was the one at the top of the list with the highest KEI, in my case "How To Make Money Legitimtely Online".

I then wrote an article around the keyword phrase "How To Make Money Legitimtely Online". I know this is a mis-spell, this was done on purpose when I did my keyword research on free trial.

My article got listed 4 TIMES on the FIRST PAGE of Google in minutes!!!

All I did was write one article around the keyword phrase "How To Make Money Legitimtely Online", posted it on,, and

In 30 minutes my article was listed (and still is as of this writing) 4 TIMES on the FIRST PAGE of Google's generic content, not the sponsered links on the right side of Google's page where you have to pay, but Google's generic content in the middle of the page...

And this did NOT cost me one red cent to get listed 4 times on Googles first page...

AND I'm competing with 2500 other sites on Google!

Read On For The Proof...

Don't believe me, go to Google, type in the keyword "How To Make Money Legitimtely Online" (without the quotes and with the mis-spell), and you will see my article listed 4 times...under,, and

These are 3 traffic sucking sites!

So find your keyword niche phrase on free trial, write an article around that keyword phrase, post your article on those 3 sites I mentioned above, and get ready for increased website traffic for FREE!

Then repeat this process over and over and get massive payloads of increased website traffic for FREE!!

To your Success!

John Lynch

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