The Truth About Traffic Exchange Programs and Guaranteed Traffic

It's about time someone let the cat out of the bag, regarding traffic exchange programs and guaranteed traffic. I wasn't seeing the truth being written about the subject anywhere, so I decided to take it upon myself to reveal the truth about these programs.

In a nutshell, they don't work. How do I know? Because I tested them. I tested them good and I tested them fairly. While I wasn't really surprised at the results, I was surprised at the depths in which these programs failed.

Oh, you'll get plenty of traffic to be sure. But it's garbage traffic plain and simple. Like the saying says, "garbage in, garbage out!"

For example, I tested the most popular and best known guaranteed traffic program, run by one of the Internet's most famous marketers. I purchased 10,000 pop-under ads for $99. I then sat back and observed.

Well, it took approximately two weeks for my 10,000 pop- unders to be displayed. And at the end of two weeks I had made zero sales. Nada! Zilch!

I have to admit, even though I wasn't expecting a cash windfall, those results made me realize the quality of traffic was worse than I thought. Much worse.

But I wanted to make sure I was being extra fair, so I purchased 10,000 more pop-under ads from the same company. Again, it took right around two weeks for all my pop-unders to be displayed. And once again I achieved zero sales.

Now I'm no novice when it comes to marketing. I've been in this game for over 25 years, so I know what I'm doing. My offer was strong and my sales letter was a proven winner.

Plus, I was making plenty of sales using other advertsing methods.

However, my test further illustrates how important traffic quality really is. It's not the quantity of traffic that's most important, it's the quality.

My advice: Stay away from guaranteed traffic programs.

My test involving Traffic Exchange Programs (also known as Start Page Rotators) brought me to the same conclusion. (Although these programs are free for the most part and didn't cost me any money.) You'll receive plenty of traffic, but converting that traffic into sales is an entirely different matter. Here's why:

1. There is much more competition for traffic exchange programs. Many new companies have joined the mix meaning that any one traffic exchange program has fewer page views to offer.

2. Many webmasters are members of several traffic exchange programs, meaning they are seeing the same ads over and over again, across the board--thus diluting the overall effectiveness of the programs.

3. Many people have pop-up blocking on their sites making it increasingly difficult to harvest email addresses using that method.

4. Cheating is very common. Many unscrupulous individuals use software to open hundreds of start pages each day in a variety of traffic exchange programs. Since no one sees the pages, no one buys the products. Also, many individuals sign up for multiple accounts making each page view much less valuable.

My conclusion: Because of rampant cheating and poor conversion ratios, Traffic Exchange Programs just aren't worth the effort.

About The Author

Dean Phillips is an Internet marketing expert, writer, publisher and entrepreneur. Questions? Comments? Dean can be reached at mailto: [email protected]

Double your income! Internet marketing expert, Dean Phillips will teach you how to double your income, starting today...Guaranteed! For details just visit my website.

Website: http://www.lets-make-money.net

[email protected]

In The News:

Four creative ways to drive website traffic  Santa Clarita Valley Signal
Guildford Dragon NEWS  The Guildford Dragon NEWS
Technology more effective at managing traffic congestion than building more roads  The London School of Economics and Political Science

What is all the Buzz about LinkedIn and Does It Work?

Have you received invitations to join an online networking website?... Read More

Skyrocket Website Traffic With OPT

If you are looking for an immediate increase in your... Read More

Getting Free Viral Traffic Using Automated Visitor Referral Systems

Would you like to get unlimited viral traffic to your... Read More

What Your Competition Knows About Traffic

Need more traffic? There's a lot you can learn from... Read More

How To Generate Loads Of Free Traffic To Your Website

One of the most popular ways to generate free traffic... Read More

Web Site Monitoring Is A Global Necessity

Bill Huang sits down at his computer. As he connects... Read More

Professional Traffic Building Tips

Let's face it; the Internet is cluttered with all sorts... Read More

Marketing Made Easy

Is website traffic convertible to cash? The answer is yes.... Read More

Ten Tips for Generating Traffic To Your Website

I know what you're thinking, oh great another article about... Read More

Web Site Marketing: 10 Volcanic Ways To Erupt Your Website Sales

Do you want to pump up sales at your website?If... Read More

Viral Marketing Technique Creates a Chain Reaction with One-Time Action!

Suddenly your site's traffic multiplies. You get "Money Waiting" emails... Read More

Are Links From Unrelated Sites Really That Bad?

When I started GetQuotes-IT.com in 2003, I knew... Read More

Getting Unlimited Traffic From Search Engines

Search engines have become so intimidating lately - most people... Read More

The Best Website Traffic Sources

You have to search a lot to find what is... Read More

Using Traffic Exchange Programs Part 1

I have an ingenious concept in store for you!I am... Read More

How To Fire Up Your Link Popularity

When I first started out in Internet marketing, reciprocal linking... Read More

The Traffic Generation Breakthrough That Will Blow Your Mind

Does anyone really enjoy the tedium of spending hours upon... Read More

How To Get Guaranteed Traffic With Overlooked And Little Used Methods

Traffic. We all know that without it our sites will... Read More

Driving Qualified Traffic Using Directories

Some education is essential to enlighten you about this form... Read More

Zero Cost Quality Traffic For Your Home Business

Do you know that you can promote your home business... Read More

Website Add-Ons That Can Catapult Your Web Traffic!

1. Add a message board to your web site. People... Read More

The Art of Link Exchange

Before you start reading this article I must warn you... Read More

Top Ten Ways to Promote Your Website When the Traffic Dries Up

Even the best websites with the best marketing plans can... Read More

John Reeses Top Traffic Secrets!

Track all sources of traffic generation.John Reese stresses the need... Read More

How to Increase Targeted Traffic that Boost Your Income?

To increase targeted traffic is one of the foremost wish... Read More