Update – June 29, 2010: A word about Traffic-Splash: The more I use this one, the more I like it. It’s quick, so I rack up credits fast; and there’s a bonus every 15 pages! At least half a dozen days now since I signed up they’ve been running “Double Double” bonus incentives — from two to four times the normal 4-credit average… every 15 pages! Sometimes you get more credits than pages surfed! Click the link there and sign up today so you can get in on it!

Update – June 17, 2010: The Bear’s new favorite traffic exchange: Rainforest Clicks. Why? Because it’s so beautiful! The graphic design details in this site are just a delight to look at. They also donate a portion of proceeds to save the rainforests — that’s cool.

Update – June 11, 2010: WOW, Traffic Sword is absolutely viral! (Trust me, that’s a good thing.) It’s like a chain letter. Click on four sites then add your own — pass it on!

Update – June 6, 2010: Still real happy with Traffic Ad Bar mutual surf exchange, which has brought loads of new traffic and added sales for my new ebook, “Oceans of Light.” But one of the other traffic exchange networks I pointed you to in my last update was not working out so well. Traffic Swarm seems a bit buggy, at least in my browser. Too many uncounted clicks, and the banner getting messed up and me having to reload. So I’ve replaced it with New Way Surf in my chain of traffic-building sites. They all funnel to Traffic Ad Bar, so if you want to try this sequence yourself, to bring lots more traffic to your web site, start there as I did, and use the chaining method described below. You’ll be glad you did!

Update – May 21, 2010: Well it’s been less than two weeks, and Traffic Ad Bar has already tripled my traffic! The Bear is a real newbie to mutual ad exchanges, but I’ve already got several recruits working with me to help boost my traffic as well as theirs. Here’s what I’ve figured out so far…

Signing up with just one traffic network like Traffic Ad Bar means I’d need to spend about an hour a day — ongoing — to keep this level of traffic. (Do I really want to do that?)

Most of the mutual ad networks are tiered networks, which means when I recruit others into the network, I get some “points” for their clicks. So as I get more recruits I’ll spend less time to maintain the same level of traffic. OR spend the same amount of time and getting LOTS MORE TRAFFIC!

But here’s the biggest thing I’ve figured out: Using THREE traffic networks, I can get NINE TIMES my web site traffic here, while also recruiting new affiliates to work with me. Here’s my scheme if you want to try it:

  • Traffic Ad Bar displays my weblog, where I want to get more traffic.
  • Traffic Splash displays my affiliate invite page at Traffic Ad Bar.
  • New Way Surf displays my affiliate invite page at Traffic Splash.

To sum up: Using just one traffic network takes time, and you don’t want to spend a lot of time at this. So join all three of these networks, link them together like I’ve done, and you’ll have the same kind of success I’ve had in under two weeks. Best wishes!

Give Traffic Ad Bar a Try and we can compare notes. If you’ve had experience with Traffic Ad Bar, I invite you to leave comments about it — good or bad. Use the comment form below.

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Original Post: May 12, 2010My birthday on the internet
Anyone who spends a significant amount of time on the internet — as a webmaster does — will from time to time encounter sites promising fabulous wealth, or a flood of visitors to your site, or fantastic SEO positioning, or any of a great many fulfillments of common wants and wishes. Some of these are tiered marketing plans that rely on bringing in more newbies at the bottom in order to produce wealth or exposure for a very few at the top. I’m trying out one of these now, just to see if it generates any noticeable increase in visitors here at my Tame Bear Weblog.

It’s called Traffic Ad Bar, and if you click that link you’ll see my site framed with a banner at the bottom, advertising other Traffic Ad Bar web sites. Visiting those sites earns me some kind of “points,” and points are supposed to buy me more ads to my own site on other Traffic Ad Bars scattered across the web. Does it work? I don’t know, I just began using it this week. I’m not expecting to “Get Rich Quick,” since I don’t have a monitization plan (yet) for this webblog, other than to promote my ebook — “Oceans of Light: A Users Guide to the Multiverse.”

I’ll report back in a few weeks to let you know whether this was worth the bother or not.

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3 Comments on No Get-Rich-Quick

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  2. So let’ s start out with what NOT to do. It’s a good place to start because as someone new online you’re easy prey for people who will sell you useless traffic and not only waste your time and money but possibly get you into trouble. I’ m talking about advertisements that you’ll find that say 10,000 or 100,000 or a million visitors to your website for a hundred bucks or 2000 whatever is. I’m also talking what is known as a safelist, and anything that smells like mass e-mail broadcasting.

  3. Ever heard of affiliate programs? These are forms of Internet advertising that rewards the affiliates for driving traffic to the advertiser or for other transactions. The advertiser pays the affiliate to place a link on their website, and the affiliate sends traffic to the advertiser in return. Simply put, it’ s about paying commissions to people[…]

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