Perhaps, you’ve been wondering, after setting up your website or blog, how can you invite more viewers to visit your site? You’ll be hearing a lot about Search Engine Optimization, Link Exchange and Traffic Exchange.
In my case, 75% of my website’s visitors come from “organic” or “organic traffic”. This means that they come from unpaid listing at search engines or directories. So, by merely searching a particular topic in either Yahoo or Google Search Engine, you most probably land on my website. I should be proud – I applied an effective SEO.
Currently, I have an average of 1,500 visitors per day, with unique visitors of 1,400. That’s pretty amazing to me, I should say. I mean, getting my parents and friends to read my blog is satisfying (that is, if they will really visit your blog like they answered positively when you asked). But, having thousands of visitors per day is even more rewarding and fulfilling to the efforts I put in to come this far (I think, I’m going to cry right now!).
Traffic exchange networks were designed to promote visitor traffic to websites or blogs. The idea is simple – members of the network surf each other’s sites. It’s like a typical social networking like Facebook, but the pay-off is visible to you!
Upon setting up an account with a traffic exchange program, you will be entitled to earn ‘credits’ by manually surfing other members’ sites. Depending on the program, you may have anything between 1 to 2 credit for every site you visit. There is a timer at the top or bottom frame of the page to require you to remain at the site for a period of time. This can range between 10 to 30 seconds. You are then required to click one of the images to correspond with the given image in order to proceed to the next random site. This is to prevent autosurfing hacks that may cheat the system.
With the ‘credits’ you earn, you can assign them to your blogs. For every visitor you get to your blog, 1 credit will be deducted until all your ‘credits’ are spent. Thus, the more blogs you visit, the more visitors you get to your blogs. It sounds like a raffle draw, the more tickets you buy, the more chances of winning!
This sounds interesting and encouraging, especially for new bloggers. But, of course, there are quite few advantages and disadvantages of trying to invade this ‘Blog Traffic Exchange’ thing. Stay tune on my next post…. PLUS! … all the Blog Traffic Exchange Sites you wouldn’t believe that they really existed!