Referral Traffic

The subject of referral traffic may be a bit elementary to many folks who have been networking for a while. However, a few recent discussions with new marketers have led me to the conclusion that a brief commentary on the subject might be well received.

Referral traffic is web traffic you receive when you refer other people to the viral traffic programs (traffic exchanges, ad replicators, and similar systems) you are a member of. For the sake of simplicity, I will use traffic exchanges as my primary example in this article.

While there are a few exceptions, the huge majority of exchanges operate a referral traffic system. When you register a new account with a traffic exchange, you will be given a special affiliate URL for the purpose of building your downline in that program. Many exchanges will award you with an instant bonus of free traffic credits each time you refer a new member, and nearly all exchanges grant you an amount of referral traffic that is equal to a percentage of the traffic your downline generates while they surf.

If you are a member of Traffic Roundup, for instance, you will get an amount of free, referral traffic equal to 10% of the traffic your personal referrals generate when they surf. This means if you refer one person who earns 100 credits per week, you will get 10 free traffic credits each week from this referral. Take a moment to estimate the amount of free, ongoing traffic you could receive if you built a downline of 10, 20, or 30 personal referrals at Traffic Roundup.

Also, consider the fact that you will receive referral traffic from all active surfers recruited by your downline. Many exchanges award referral traffic benefits on five or more levels.

As you can see, the benefits of building strong downlines in your favorite traffic programs are considerable. It would be well worth a little effort on your part to lay the foundations of a solid referral traffic network.

I have worked passively to build my traffic downlines over the past year, and I receive a few thousand free hits to my web sites each month as a result of referral surfing activity. Other people I know have worked aggressively toward the building of their traffic downlines, and receive thousands of free hits every day from the efforts of their referral network.

Like just about everything in this business, building a referral traffic network is an ongoing process. You won't see amazing results in your first week, but after a few months of consistent work, you should start to experience some of benefits of "hands free" traffic flow. With a full year of continued effort, you could be well on your way to several hundred, maybe even several thousand, free hits every day.

Tim Whiston has enjoyed network marketing on the world wide web since April of 2003. He publishes a monthly ezine, and is the author of Net Marketing Exposed.

In The News:

Can an Airport Get Too Big?  The Wall Street Journal
Traffic building on A2  Kent Online
Traffic build-up concerns | Letters To Editor  Yucaipa/Calimesa News Mirror

Build Links, Build Business

Increasing your online business hinges on your ability to optimize... Read More

Thinking of Buying Hits To Your Website? Think Again!

Online marketing is an area where you can find a... Read More

The Power of Link Popularity

Getting quality links to your site from related web resources... Read More

How to Get Free High Traffic Links to Your Website

Today I would like to talk about an easy way... Read More

The Rewards Of Being A Good Consumer

Start building an interstate highway to your website. You're going... Read More

Are You Guilty of Stinkin? Linkin? Thinkin??

Do you know what kind of sites are suitable link... Read More

Using Traffic Exchange Programs Part 1

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

Free Tips To Increase The Number Of Visitors To Your Website

If you are looking to increase the number of visitors... Read More

Jump-start Your Link Building (without Getting Sandboxed)

Link popularity has been written about ad nauseum, but most... Read More

The Only Traffic Secret Youll Ever Need For Your Home Based Business

So what is this all important secret? It can generate... Read More

A Million Visitors

Recently I came across a web site with the heading... Read More

Link Building Strategies

Well, an effective link building strategy is not building some... Read More

The Importance Of Incoming Links And Reciprocal Links

Building a web site is only the first step in... Read More

My Top 12 Web Site Marketing Strategies - Part 1

If you don't create a successful strategy for marketing your... Read More

Using an e-Signature to Guarantee a Boost in Your Web Traffic!

Using an e-signature is one of the easiest, most effective... Read More

A Simple Guide to Analyzing All Those Web Traffic Ideas - Part 4

Parts 1, 2 and 3 of this topic outlined some... Read More

Reciprocal Linking Overload - Any Old Link Back Will Do?

Are you attempting to become a Google junior by adding... Read More

How To Build Trust and Sell More Products!

If the headline is what gets them there, then it's... Read More

How to Get Great Organic Search Engine Listings

All too often I find site owners are confused (or... Read More

5 Free Ways to Increase your Website Traffic

I don't know about you, but when I first entered... Read More

7 Things You Must Do If You Want To Increase Your Traffic

Gary Halbert once said that the ONLY advantage he wanted... Read More

Are You Down With OPP? Get High Rankings with Other Peoples Popularity

There are many "offsite" promotion tactics that work well to... Read More

A Simple Guide to Analyzing All Those Web Traffic Ideas - Part 3

Just to recap - Parts 1 and 2 of this... Read More

How to Drive Traffic to Your Website

Everyone wants to know the big secret to driving traffic... Read More

Planning For Your Websites Future- Get Search Engine Traffic

Five tips to effectively schedule your content.In order to get... Read More