I did TE’s a few years ago for a while with no real success. It was fun at first but quickly led to boredom and consumed my time with no real success.
I probably was using at least a dozen TE sites to promote my site and then started promoting my affiliate links to my TE’s.
It seems all it is, is promoting the heck out of your online business but all you might get out of it is “fake” visitors.
For those of you that don’t know, traffic exchange sites are where you visit other peoples sites and in turn they visit yours. You sign up on a TE site, then you will surf sites for a certain amount of time (5-30 sec) Then go on to visit another and then another and so on. You receive credits for each visit, which in turn you can use to advertise your site.
I rarely even looked at other sites. I was just there to get my credits and advertise my own sites. So, really in turn, that’s probably what everyone else was doing too.
I have learned that your bounce rate has a good chance of increasing – which is something you don’t want.
A bounce rate represents the percentage of visitors to your site who enter and then “bounce” (leave your site) rather than continuing viewing other pages within your site. So really if you’re advertising on a TE and getting hundreds of visits under 30 seconds, your sites average is going to decrease with the increase of your bounce rate. If you have Google Adsense ads, I recommend not to use TE’s because Google can ban you from adsense and you would lose that revenue.
Love em’ or Hate em’
I guess there’s a time and place for TE’s. You either love em or hate em’ Some might be successful at them…others won’t.
I suggest if you do want to use TE’s that you use a splash page to promote your site leading to information such as a video or an e-book in exchange for signing up from your link.
Optimize your sites for search engines. Write quality articles, using targeted keywords.
Your focus should be your content. Content that ranks. Concentrate on building your traffic and you will get better quality.
Wealthy affiliate is a program I am with and it teaches you exactly how to achieve this. Join for free and try it out, you won’t be disappointed!