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Manual surf vs auto surf

There are some different kinds of traffic exchanges. The main two being manual and auto. Auto surf is considered a very low form of advertising as it can be started and it just goes even if you walk away until you stop it. There are reasons some people may want to generate a bunch of hits to a particular web page but this is generally not thought of as a great form of advertising as many people could be running the autosurfs and not seeing your ad as they may not be looking. There are some of these that incorporate a game system. If you are on a autosurf with games built in you have a better chance at someone seeing your ad. Some like the convenience of not having to click so they use the autosurf. If they sit there and watch for the games they can earn extra credits. I recommend if you use auto surf sites to look for ones that have some games built in.

I joined a program one time that was based on using autosurf sites to earn credits for sites with better advertising. While in theory this sounded great I could never make it work the way it should. This was not due to anything I was doing or not doing. Here was the problem. On any of these kind of sites that I will talk about on this blog, for some reason, there is an abundance of people that will join your offers and then not do anything. Most of the time, these people are program hoppers. A program hopper jumps from one offer to another without ever devoting enough time to anything to make it work. I had a big list of people that I brought into that autosurf program but none of them followed through the system once they got in. I finally gave up on that one after several years.

Usually, manual surf is the way to go. Many sites will show you how many people are actively surfing at any given moment. This way you make sure you are on an active site. Some instead, will give you daily counts. On a manual surf traffic exchange you actively view ads to earn credits for you own ads. Most of these also allow you to post banner ads and text ads as well. Many have an active chat box on the side too. When looking for a traffic exchange I would recommend a manual surf. You may have to match images and wait for a timer before moving on to the next ad, this is normal. There are millions of people that use or have used a manual traffic exchange so don’t think that you should not make use of them just because it is free advertising. Just be aware of what this audience is and advertise accordingly. People on manual traffic exchanges like free traffic, hint.. hint…

3 Internet Business ideas

There are 3 main business ideas on this website. Easy Side Hustle, Rock the Biz Ops, and Viral Commando Profits. Each one of these is a great system and can be used on it’s own. I personally run ads for all three. The Easy Side Hustle is the most simple program that I have found. This is great for anyone looking for something very simple. There is no team and it has a unique system that is different from what you normally find. Rock the Biz Ops is also simple but it is a step up from Easy Side Hustle and does include Team participation. To get all the Team benefits you need to send at least 500 hits to a Team link that you will be provided with. You do this in addition to promoting your own links. We have a system you can learn in the training that shows you how to get these 500 Team hits in about an hour. This way you have the rest of the week to promote your own links or other offers. Viral Commando Profits is a unique self contained system where you will also get one or two re-branded e-books with your links in them. There is complete easy video training provided so you can move step by step through the site. You will also be building your list if you use the program and follow it correctly. You will find links to all these programs if you go through the page links at the top or on the side of this website.

Free Traffic Using TE’s

A TE is a Traffic Exchange. This is an advertising website where you view other people’s advertisements in exchange for credits that you assign to your own ads. There are different surfing ratio’s available depending on the website. Sometimes you need to view three or more ads in order to show your ad just one time. There are surfing strategies available. If you join me at Rock the Biz Ops you will learn one such strategy.

I enjoy 1 to 1 traffic exchanges. This is exactly as it sounds. For each ad you view you get one credit to show your own ad.

Many of these traffic exchanges show you small pictures and you must match a picture in order to move on to the next page. There is also a timer that counts down. You must wait for the timer before moving to the next page. This makes sure each page has a proper amount of viewing time for the ad. The timer can be different (in seconds) on different exchanges.

Some of these sites offer paid upgrades in order to get a better credit ratio or a faster timer. Watch for these upgrade specials around the holiday’s. The specials usually provide the best deals. You may also find a deal in what is called a OTO or One Time Offer. Sometimes these are presented immediately upon joining the Traffic Exchange. The main problem with a OTO is that when you first join you have no idea if you even like the website or if it going to produce the kind of traffic that you need. So taking a OTO right off the bat is a bit of a gamble but you may get an incredible deal. The best thing to do is just stop and think for a minute. Then decide if the gamble is worth it at the time.

Sometimes you come upon some bad sites that break out of the frame or show inappropriate material. This is rare because almost all of these types of sites have a “report a site” button. So if you come across any site that has a problem you can hit the “report” button and the site administrator will take care of the problem.

Most of these TE’s also have a “view site” button. This will open the current ad in a new page or browser tab. This way if you come upon an interesting ad you can open it in another tab and look at it when you are finished surfing the TE. Some have a “favorites” button instead so you can save a list of favorites as you are surfing.

Traffic Exchanges are known as cheap traffic. Some would say they are junk traffic. Everyone seeing your ad is promoting their own ad. Most do not care about your ad and only about the credits being earned. We take a different approach at Rock the Biz Ops and use them more as a form of brand recognition. People surfing keep seeing Rock the Biz Ops an it becomes known. Some people say the best use for TE’s is list building using a Lead Capture Page. I personally use the for both of these and more.

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