Wednesday, July 20, 2011

IT Blog - Thumbvu has new owners


Not a member to thumbvu Its all good
free manual traffic exchange


James Dias

TheIT Dude!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Invest in the fUtUre - ( U is in caps) meaning you!!!!

I am a huge fan of Social hit exchanges. ( I just had to say that)

This business makes waves everyday! Whether it’s a new found partnership or reading the latest back a forth.

Im not the sharpest knife in the drawer. With that said………

Why is it that building YOUR business is the hardest concept for so many people online ?

I understand that spending money on something that has not made you rich is hard to budget for.

If you knew you had a chance to make 5 dollars for every 4 you spent would you?

I know I do it every day.

What if you had to spend 1,000 on a new feature to be programmed and you just knew you could make 1,001 off it in 6 months would you do it?

This is the crazy part most said yes to the first one and I probably lost 80% ON THE SECOND ONE

but what most don’t think about is in 12 months I should earn another 1001 ++ its not guaranteed But if I earned that much in 6 month how much more will I earn in a year or 2 or 5 years.

Your business is an investment of time, energy, effort, focus, and money too to miss any of them it so short yourself.

You don’t have to own a traffic exchange or an ebook to do good in this business it takes hard work effort and a little practical business sense

Invest in yourself spend $10 dollars today and try to make $11 from it. If you do, your going to invest 11 the next day LOL

And that is my traffic exchange 2 cents!

James Dias

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Is this Spam?

The Spam Is In the List (is what i was going to call this post )

You may hear it a different way from time to time. Like the money is in the list.

I think people view this wrong recently James Holms bought boot scootin traffic

I am a member and will continue to be so, but it was strange when Sunny Suggs the old owner sent me an e-mail from a foreign address.

See sunny kept the list and just assumes that since we signed up for bootscootin and she owned bootscootin then we are hers.

Now My take on this is, “This is wrong for 2 major reasons:”

1st the members did not optin to Sunny but to boot scootin so the emails sent are unwanted and SPAM.

2nd James Holmes bought an site that will now be hit double by emails making his purchase less affective.

At the very minimum Sunny should have sent out an email with James permission and ASKED people to opt-in for a second time as bootscootin was being sold and with it the ability to send email to a list she no longer owned.

I hate feeling like a number on a list I truly do but this is internet marketing 101 and it’s a gross display of how impersonal it can truly be.

And To Sunny Suggs former owner of boot scootin remove me I didn’t sign up to you I signed up to bootscootin.

So I ask you all to let me know what you think Is this SPAM or not?

And That is my traffic exchange 2 cents!

James Dias

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Social Surf Stinks and Does Not Work!

Social Surf Stinks and Does Not Work!

Yes ! I hear that all the time. And I’m floored every time I read that in a tweet or a wall post.

Come on really!!!!    There are traffic exchange Owners that “poo poo‘s” social surfing but are tweeting there blog post !

Wow I love it!!!!   Living breathing hypocrite, Your trying to gain Social people to your traffic exchange.  LOL wow !

I don’t know if I made this point clear enough. Is social a fad? Sure it is.  It’s a long lasting fad I guess. I think Patrick Griffins blog post was good I love the analogy of the Black and white TV seriously!!!    Who still owns a working black and white TV?

The internet is evolving every hour. And to turn your back on the same social technology your using to try to gain a new member is Priceless.

So to all the Hypocrites out there preaching that social surfing Stinks make sure your not connecting with any one on twitter and facebook cause social don’t work. Remember?

Think of Social in a new Light. If I didn’t catch someones attention for my splash or squeeze page, But they liked me on facebook. I have a second chance at connecting with them.

And that is why social works.  Oh yeah ! Social Works!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And that is my traffic exchange 2 cents.

James Dias


If that’s Not enough. I am going to bring a new toy to all the traffic exchanges across the net.

 Im in the final stages of it coming to Life. No hype!  ........ Ok im lying......... I want to hype it only cause its not done. Jon Olson Im answering the call to bring something new to the TE world. No clues to what IT is but should be ready or close to ready for Monday.

Fingers Crossed


Monday, June 27, 2011

The World Is yours…..

The World Is yours…..

LOL I love that Line from Scarface What a crazy movie and will always be a classic.

But look at the message “The World Is Yours”

Meaning be the best, strive to new heights and never stop going for IT.

Or be a drug dealer ( not recommended)

But back to the original Thought, What is stopping you from being one of the most influential people in your market?

I see a lot of people giving up everyday and saying “I cant do it!” or “this is too much work.” there is a million excuses why you cant do something.

But this post is not about them. Its about how to make the World Yours.

So be positive My step father Years ago used to tell me to say “ I got IT No problem” and it was so cheesy and seemed to be utter crap……. Till I tried it

I have done this same speech to my wife and Kids and Myself and countless other people.

5 words endless possibilities, And the world can be yours.

So To Tony Rushing thank you, I got IT No Problem.

And that is my traffic exchange 2 cents

James Dias

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Im Mindless ... But not when surfing

I am not a mindless surfer

I have read Blog post from both Tim Linden

and Jon Olson

While I will never agree 100% with the 2 of them I agree on this point.

Mindless surfing happens by some

and Interactive surfing is also happining daily too.

But like any form of advertising there is going to be mindless views but interactive surfers.

I loved Tims point to the TV commercial analogy. Some commercials do grab my attention and others I mindlessly stare at the screen.

I am mindlessly following leaders in the industry to post on a topic I feel passionately about.
LOL I sure am LOL

If your page is weak or has noting that grabs my attention I will mindlessly look at your page

If you page is like 100 other page I will mindlessly view it.

If your page grabs my attention I will Not only view it with attention But I will most likely Join too.

So today’s lesson is mindless surfing happening Yes
Is it the advertisers responsibility to change that YEP
Can a traffic exchange Help OH YES! Testing testing and testing

And that’s My traffic exchange 2 cents

James Dias

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

How do I Love TE?

How do I Love TE. let me count the ways......

Lets get real Traffic Exchanges work. Where are you going to find a huge amount of traffic to your website that will work with amazing effectiveness and has no or little monetary cost associated with it.

The Hit Exchange World is On fire right Now!

With new owners dropping there hat in the ring. Im not talking about some fly by night sites Im talking about Owners that are going to be around for years and years to come.

There is more advancements in the traffic exchange industry in the last 6 months than there has been in the last 6 years.

People are breathing new life in to the traffic exchange industry opening Blogs and getting social and getting back to the forums too.

Were talking about Traffic exchange summits and offline meetings.

That’s right folks the traffic exchange hit exchange and social exchanges are growing.

But its also time to get smart about then too

If some lonely TE owner wants to spread Hate in all there e-mails it might be time to move on!

If a TE owner cant answer a support ticket its probably time to move on!

And If a TE owner closes your account cause A mail provider they don’t like ( Comcast) its time to move on!

If a TE is being talked about and you see the page in rotation its TIME TO JOIN!

And that’s just my traffic exchange 2 cents!

James Dias


Monday, June 20, 2011

Lets Just Call It An Addiction

Hi My Name is James Dias and i’m a traffic exchange-aholic.

I wake up in the morning thinking how can I rock The traffic exchange industry.

I go to sleep at night thinking the same thing.

Something in me tells me I’m going to hit that hot button. Or I built it just right. But its that quest that keeps me going.

It’s a passion that is tough to describe. I love the business and some times I get a little frustrated but I have been marketing both online and off since 2001 I have worked for some pretty cool places and learned a lot.

But the one thing that I love the most about The Traffic Exchange industry. Is the people that are surfing with me at IT and other owners and people that are just plain good at TE marketing.

I’m not trying to get all sentimental on whoever reads this. BUT…. I will say thank you to every one that is helping me and working with me and surfing Traffic Exchanges with me

Ok I’m done…… with this post!

And that is my traffic exchange 2 cents!

James Dias

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Stop thinking outside the BOX!

Stop thinking outside the box

yes I said,     "Stop thinking outside the BOX." Its worthless

Oh man! Am I tired of this worn out cliché. Its Sick and a drain on everything good in feedback.

Why is when something is original they say “Now that’s thinking out side of the box”

Or when its Not enough they say again “Try to think more out side of the box”

Seriously this is what we have chalked up to success thinking outside the box is boring and mundane. Everyone and there dog and brother is doing it.

And when did we start rewarding people for stealing Ideas. Is thinking outside the box?

Im so amazed that with all the resources and technology people still thinks its cool to take something with out ever building it for themselves.

I, like many other webmasters think it is time to think more about your business. And be more creative with your business.

So I say stop thinking outside of the box and start just thinking. Be creative, Be original and Be Amazing its not hard Just be yourself.

And that is my (out of the box traffic) exchange 2 cents

James Dias

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Time to beat a dead Horse BIG time

Don’t run ……..   Just give it a second.

The topic is splash pages, If you received my email you will know this is an extension of the email.
Splash pages are one of the least expensive ways to powerfully generate attention to your page.

My goal is to show you why a splash page will dominate the results look at the 2 pages below and ask your self which one grabs your attention.

I don’t build the best splash page ( trust me I know this) but when I build my own it is me that is promoting the site. Not some one else. Its through my eyes and not the owners.

All I ask is that you try a splash page today. Take an affiliate link you would normally use and build a splash page for it and try it for 60 days at any site or a bunch of sites. But run it.

There is a lot of sites that will help you build splash pages Google splash page design or head over to
Ad Kreator or If you have Photoshop or a paint program try that! But do something!

And test your results have fun and its ok to splash in a traffic exchange pool

and that is my traffic exchange 2 cents

James Dias

I got the Idea From Jon olson's book   ( No! Im not original LOL)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Cant we all Just get along......


The short answer is No! and here is a few reasons Why we cant.

Why because we all have opinions and ideas that we believe in. Not a bad thing.

Some people are tired traffic exchange ONLY.

Some People Don’t Like Social Hit Exchange.
If you hate social close that bad old face book account or twitter or you tube or insert 100 other names here

Claiming to Be #1
Seriously in what catergory? what are you #1 in?

Names Disputes
Ok How many something buX sites can there possibly be?

Copying Ideas
Ok Bad topic for some and fun for others. But this is a hot button Try this talk to the person who has something similar to what you do and Talk to them some time the war can be avoided by talking.

Slander OR speaking ill of others
It is so easy to write a venomous e-mail or a facebook post . But why? Is this your business model? Is it profitable to cut out a % of your business because you are so mad at the world.

I have complaints about others from time to time but I not going to rip them a new one.

Which leads me to the probably the #1 reason why we cant get along


Ethics this one I am not going to comment on too much because I think we all could question out own ethics a little everyday to ensure we are doing the best we can and keeping a high standard.

And that’s my traffic exchange 2 cents

James Dias

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Traffic Exchanges Rock!

This is a special post for all of us in the traffic exchange industry. This Weekend Warrior Forum is all the buzz about traffic exchanges and if they work.
Come on now I Know they work I wouldn’t be in this business if they didn’t

But Jon Olson - John “Q-zon” Guanzon and other owners and members are weighing in on the

Question “Do traffic Exchanges Work?”

Im not recommending WF But I am recommending if you an owner or a loyal user then its time to be heard.

And at the same time its fun too

Now Get noisy and have a great rest of your weekend

James Dias

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

1 Traffic Exchange V.S. 10 of them

If one is good the 10 is better.

As humans we believe this. And in some aspects this is true and in others this couldn’t be farther from the truth.

Example One: I have a dollar and that’s good but 10 would be better. ( I agree)

Example Two: I have one traffic exchange making a dollar BUT 10 would be better ( NO!)

See in example two there is a broken logic and we are going to break this down so you can see the logic:

1 traffic exchange         VS              10 traffic exchanges

If you have one traffic exchange 100% of your marketing efforts go to project and 10 te’s only get >10% because of the time it takes to change gears.

one hour surfing for one traffic exchange  =  10 hours surfing for 10 traffic exchanges

cost is a huge factor Items you pay for like: Script, graphics, hosting, and your monthly ad budget, all factor in. or with 10 you can pay 10 times that.

It’s a fact what there is only about 3 - 4  degrees of separation between traffic exchanges and the members. Keep this in mind that if you have a unique traffic exchange that offers great service and a good value People will upgrade.

But if you have 10 the traffic exchanges they are not going to be so unique and the customer service is going to suffer and the value will also suffer

This is the most over looked factor in the traffic exchange industry. Now I’m not going to debate top of the mind advertising or exposure.
But I will say this the average TE will not make it at all. Sorry it’s a fact that over 50% will not make it to a year.

Lets say you get away with only spending 1000 dollars in the first 2 months of opening a traffic exchange.

That’s $10,000 if you opened 10 traffic exchanges.

Imagine if you doubled you efforts and focus on just one great traffic exchange. You could and can earn 2 to 10X the amount you could if you had 10 with little focus and effort placed in them.

ASK yourself this would you buy one $10,000 car or ten $1,000 cars? Which one is going to be the best for you?

But that is Just my traffic exchange 2 cents.

The IT Dude

Saturday, May 28, 2011

I have a Social ITCH

Today’s blog post is all about People

While your surfing this weekend think social.

Why because your connections today lead to new opportunities and friendships tomorrow.

No one gets it right the first time and with the traffic exchange world growing (yes I Said Growing) the people that are out there talking about the business and helping the business are the ones that will be successful in the business. HINT They are the ones to get to know.

I firmly believe in a positive attitude. When I wake up and see that my career path is Playing on the internet. I get very excited.

Imagine that you don’t have to punch a clock and want to work longer hours. I’m what they call a small business owner. And I invest very heavily in to my Business.

This holds true to your website. The effort and skills you bring to the site are going to reflect the performance very quickly. And yes you can learn this stuff.

SO here is this weeks challenge Get socially connected with us and others and make steps to growing your business.

Also I reviewed two sites this weekend and am excited to share them with you all.

And that is my Traffic Exchange 2 cents!

James Dias


Still sick! so the post wonders a little but the point is to get connected!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011



so today I was looking through my Inbox and noticed a ton of e-mails from Lords of Traffic

and It kind of bothered me that this is deemed acceptable by the admin.

This is business I now but I have over 30 messages in 13 days and The list is just too long.

I love traffic exchanges but this is just too stinking much

I am A person not just a number, not just a user, and not just a mail hub for your spam

please treat me like you want to be treated and DON’T SPAM ME

***Update Im now officially blocked from the server! LOL NICE

I guess this means that I cant unsubscribe now! LOL

NOW! Im off to wreck something else

And that’s My Traffic exchange 2 cents

James Dias

HUMP DAY Blog post

Well its Wednesday here in my world. And I have finally gotten over my block. A lot of it is just scheduling what I need to do and I have also noticed when I get an early start I also seem to be more productive.
But enough about me

Lets talk about traffic exchanges and the fact we are Joining and reviewing them.

There is 3 major points we are hitting

Home page
is it strong simple detailed or templated. And yes we are reading them SPELLING never counts when it comes to me as I cant spell to save my LIFE.

Second is the members area

All im looking for inside is there stuff to do? is it cool ?

And last is SURF

This to me is the most important as this is where I am other members spend the most time is surfing.
This is also there the over all grade can go up or down big time.

I did a couple so far and will be adding new ones all the time. ( And keep in mind this is just an opinion of a fellow surfer and a traffic exchange owner) I’m not a guru or one of the big guys.

And that is my traffic exchange 2 cents

James Dias

To see how the first 4 have done here is the links to them
Super traffic Highway

Splash Page Surfer 
Fast cash and traffic

Free Traffic Lotto  
Want a review for your traffic exchange let us KNOW

Monday, May 23, 2011

Super Traffic Highway - My traffic exchange review!

Hilbert Gavel Owner Admin

On the Home page the Truck is a great mascots One thing notices is the image for the page and the background don’t quite match it looks a little off but that is cosmetic

the sites home page is is basic and simple with some detail

In the members area the display for functions is straight for simple to use

The surf is good I love the signs ( Im a very big fan of the signs) the chat is not matching with the surf 100% but again cosmetic and maybe add a little color to the surfbars it feels a little unfinished in the surf area

This traffic exchange receives a YES recommendation and a grade of a B -

You can Join STH here:

And that is My traffic exchange 2 cents

James Dias

Thursday, May 19, 2011

XSKY is it Spam? or is it a real Tool?

Lets be Honest and professional
Can a tool designed to broadcast something Be taken seriously as a marketing tool or as an attempt to build the latest spam tool.

I ask that every one weigh in No one will be sued due to the fact that everything here is An opinion all proof introduced is only good for public opinion.

Lets keep it clean and professional but tell the world what is on your mind about this product called XSKY software.

And that is my traffic exchange 2 cents

James Dias

Monday, May 16, 2011

Back to the basics or back to school?

Today’s voice of reason comes from the amazing drive for ourselves to learn.

I registered at my local community collage today that’s right 32 years old and on my way back to school.

I took the first step I talked about it. The second step was to take action I did by registering.

So now the third step is to find classes that meet what I need, I’m looking for graphic design and some CSS but more than that I want to network with people like me and learn from them.

don’t get me wrong I’m available in Skype for people who share my interest. In fact I challenge other traffic exchange owners to connect with me. And I want to add that personal element where we can bounce ideas.

We all talk about connections. So why collage well I didn’t do it the first time. I love the traffic exchange industry and I want to add more to it and my goal is to bring more powerful people to the business.

An I going to be rich and famous from doing this NO probably not !

Am I going to add something and improve upon an existing idea YEP!

I want my daughter and brother ( the kids) to be proud of me. I think that’s the single most important factor for me.

So this weeks challenge is to get out of you comfort zone and do something to bring IT to the traffic exchange industry

And That is My traffic exchange 2 cents.

James Dias
Bring IT!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

We have a Huge update this week

We are asking for your help we want to add new sites to the downline builder what we want is your sites or better yet the sites you want to see and the ones you use. This week we added Tezak Power surf.

This is where you get a referral in your downline but more than just a referral an active referral (ITS ME!)

We do surf and promote and some times upgrade so send us your referral Link and IT member id and we will join.
Skype me! With the INFO.

pretty simple huh!

The next part is we have added 3 new Social Networks But the 3 we added are geared to Traffic Exchanges and internet marketing Please welcome Imloop, Krave, and Imfaceplate all you need to do is add your user id info in the social box Imloop is in beta but should grow very quickly once Austin adds the finishing touches.

Now I am proud to bring you A game so addicting and so scandalous that we reward member for stealing!

That’s Right! Grab IT is here Look for the I’m IT Badge  next to members profile picture to grab it just click on the badge and its yours. The more you find the better as they are worth 0.50 tokens each time.

But there is always more……………………

A couple badges are out there collect them all if you can and keep collecting them as the top 3 “Grab IT Gurus” will be rewarded with cash. This cash prize will increase and decrease with surfing we are starting out with 1 dollar and this will increase with every time we break a surfing records.

This is a weekly prize for cash and you earn a half token every time you Grab IT
See the ranking here

IT just got better!

And that is my traffic exchange 2 cents.

James Dias

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mothers Day

Today is mothers day

And for My beautiful wife I honor her as a wonderful mother of our amazing daughter.

But I also, her for being the lady that has stepped up to be a mother for my kid brother.

See in august of 2005 My mother “ Carla Jean” passes away at the age of 44. She had small cell lung cancer.

My brothers Matthew was 9 at the time and is now 15. My wife loves Matthew and yells at him and takes care of him like her own.

That to me is what mothers day is all about. While my wife is one amazing woman there are millions of other stories not unlike hers.

There are mothers fighting on the front lines in our military. And women that raise kids on there own with no support or help and never complain. And there are women that take on roles not because they have too but because they want to.

So this blog post is for moms all over the world and my beautiful wife of over 10 years.

Happy Mothers Day

and that’s my traffic exchange 2 cents.

James Dias

Ablaze For A Cure

was started to honor my mother when she passed away in 2005 at the age of 44 from cancer. My self and my 2 younger brothers built AFAC to help donate money and time to great cancer causes.

To follow us and this great cause follow this link

Friday, May 6, 2011

"Grab IT" The new Surf Game from IT (going Live Monday)

“Grab IT”
Is a new toy we bring to surfing!
Think of it as Tag but in reverse. When your IT every one is hunting your profile down.

Not just your profile, but others too as multiple members can be IT at the same time so when you see the I’M IT Tag Grab IT

And just by grabbing IT, you will be rewarded 0.50 tokens. ( aka credit) but there is MORE…..
Top three for the week get a little cash prize based how many times they are IT during the week.
We will have a page set up for that monday.

Oh yeah! IT is stepping up it’s game and adding a fun time with a twist on surfing.

Why did we do it?
Because you the members have spoken and told traffic exchange owners to make surfing more fun, and more rewarding

Well We are doing IT!

James Dias

This works for all members of IT this Monday its going to get a little more fun to surf IT.

Don’t read this… If you LOVE Sp@m

I thought it was super funny when I opened my mail box this morning and saw over a 100 emails from other traffic exchanges talking about Super surf this, and down line that, and cash here to do this.

I started laughing at a few of them cause when I read the email its all just the same crap.

Some exchanges have it to where the send me 2 of the same exact emails back to back. Like I’m not smart enough to see it in the first place.

Or when I deleted the first one it suddenly dawned on me “ holy spam batman! I should have read that one  WOW I am  super lucky this traffic exchange sent me two of them”

I hope you feel the sarcasm in that.
Cause we need to have humor in this business and the more I watch the more of the same I see. Imagine for a second every time you get in the car the same song is on. ( On every channel) but there is still county and rap and metal versions of the same song.

But I am done digressing for now cause

I have a surprise for everyone Monday Fingers Crossed the finishing touches of what I belive will be an addicting surfing past time. We are calling this fun new toy “Grab IT” and grab it is going to well you decide to learn more about grab it follow this link……..

And that is my traffic exchange 2 cents.

James Dias

Monday, May 2, 2011

Whats In it for me......

I tried to write this blog post 2 times to day but I finally found a topic

Today I was watching the T3  and saw something I have never seen so clearly.
With out using exact examples. I see this is clearly a problem and its getting worse.

Everyone wants to know “what’s in it for me?” “what do I get out of it?”

This mentality is killing some small business and our industry is no different. The old cliché if you give someone an inch….. I think you get the point.

I love to win things I think every one does but think of this. What prize did Jon Olson win? When he is spending time in front of 75 people ranting ( Yes Jon is crazy at times) I don’t agree with him 100% of the time.

He makes more $ online then I do  (duhhhhh!.) When was the last time someone thanked him for his time. How many times has someone like Jon been burnt, and still keeps doing it. I'm just going to guess he is not everyones favorite person.

Trust me Jon sometimes is a blow hard ( oh boy! that is going to come back to bite me) BUT....

There is times when what he says is some of the best advice you could get and it was free on top of that.

And there is a lot of owners that try to give, it may be a free upgrade and hand full of credit’s, or a coffee cup.

But there is always going to be one person that doesn't think something is fair or they want more.

I do this business because I love it. And if I have something extra to give I try to. I donate to cancer with my profits and Jon Olson donated $50.00 to my cause not cause he needed to but because he thought it was the right thing to do.

So today
I thank you Jon Olson

Not just for donating the money to Ablaze for a cure. Not for giving stuff away. But more for standing up and being loud passionate and talking traffic exchange.

Next post will be back to the good stuff that’s more traffic exchange-ish.

And that is my traffic exchange 2 cents

James Dias

Friday, April 29, 2011

What is a traffic exchange? it sounds easy

What is a traffic exchange?

This seems to still be a question every one thinks they can answer but in fact is Kinda just a guess.

Is a traffic exchange clicking an ad every X seconds. Or is it engaging with some one and asking them to click an ad?

The word exchange is the powerful one here basically, quid pro quo (Yes I got this from silence of the lambs ) meaning This for that.
Yes you see the ad but did you stop and look at it did you sign up dud you do any thing other than click to the next site? Why?

A traffic exchange with out the exchange part is just traffic. You and I have got to be active. As you read this some one saw your ad what did they do? Why? Ask questions and don’t forget the quid pro quo

So ask everyone to read and share this post, Exchange ideas, exchange testimonials, exchange social network info, exchange anything ......

Just put back the exchange in traffic exchange and the surfing will grow too!

IT puts the lotion on the Skin or else IT gets the hose again ( sorry I couldn’t help it )

And that is my traffic exchange 2 cents

James Dias

Monday, April 25, 2011

Smile its a great week!

A week to remember!

As I sit down to write this blog post I grinning ear to ear.

I have made quite a few connections over the last few weeks. I know its not all due to my program IT. With that said it is because I am getting active in the whole TE world.

I will never claim to be a guru or anything like that because the fact is IM NOT!

But the more I surf and the more I interact with other Traffic Exchange surfers and owners the better the message penetrates the minds of on Lookers. I mean you can only see a message so many times before you just curious as to what is IT?

Anyone who reads this blog this week thanks for keeping the Traffic exchange industy alive and well. We are the hart and soul of this business. If you just starting out or an old dog this business is great its fun and its enjoyable. Keep surfing and keep promoting. The Traffic exchange industry isn’t going any where.

And that’s my traffic exchange 2 cents

James Dias

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

How do you say thanks ?

How do you say thanks ?

In a recent post of one of the big names in the traffic exchange business ( Jon Olson). I saw something happen.

Sure Jon’s post was cool and you can read it here HEN but it was the thank you that grabbed my attention. A simple thank you can make business seem more personal and that is pretty neat

Craig in his blog post paid homage in a very professional way He thanks people and that to me just grabbed me.

So I want to return the favor for what I learned today and Say thank you to craig and ask every one who reads this blog post to follow this link to the guy that taught me the value of thank you and the Inventor of Son- of- a- pitch Ignatowitz Marketing I am also going to plug it at facebook and tweet it too. SOCIAL!
sorry this post is a little out there but……

That’s just my traffic exchange 2 cents

and thank you for reading it.

James D

Saturday, April 16, 2011

WAR what is it good for........

The traffic exchange business is hot right now!

Understand that I say this because of all the doom and gloom TE owners out there.

The reason its not working is 90% of all traffic exchanges that I see are not fluid. What is fluid?

The ability to change with out restriction ( I know its not the real definition) but it makes a solid point.
I am building splash pages today and keep thinking what will stand out? What will drive interest to my exchange over my competitor.

Understand I love this business, it’s done pretty well for me over the last couple years. But lazy TE owners are a pain in my side.

I don’t get everything right, but I’m fluid, and when people say nothing about a page I know its time to change it. Or if they love a page it’s a good idea to keep it for a bit.

Or if you ban a site and a members have placed multiple contact request to have the site removed from a ban list because of what a site was 3 years ago. Thanks for answering your members XXXXX my money and surfing will go some where else now! Or another that hid the contact for off the site LOL .

But again I don’t get every thing right, one thing I do know is good traffic is never out of style. And having good members is a must. And answering support tickets and making the exchange evolve.

I am not going to start a fight or call any one out …..Today…… But trust in me I will digress to the point I tear a couple large traffic exchanges apart.

Oh and if you pick on other webmasters and you know who you are….. There is a small new Traffic exchange that is just looking to take the gloves off. When it comes to this business I love it and if you have such a hard time then get out now.

That’s all for the rant today And …

That is my traffic exchange 2 cents.

James Dias

PS Did I mention I love the traffic exchange industry ( I do) JD

Are traffic exchange feuds good business or just a cry for help?

Please let me know what you think. This seems to be a new trend or marketing plan.

Monday, April 11, 2011

If you build IT they will come

But everyone who had done it is successful ….. I hear this all the time

While this may be the case. I hate following what everyone else is doing. When everyone says think outside the box I want to get in the box and think (all-up-in-IT thinking right now!)

BUT I do listen to them and make my OWN plan.

The same can be said for the launch of my new exchange I didn’t do a hard launch. I didn’t build up a huge hype-fest. When it was done I let it go to the world. The hype behind a NEW greatest ever thing stopped impressing me when I got e-mails for 70 new traffic exchanges claiming to be the BEST EVER.

The Idea behind IT is once they try IT they like IT. I ran all the numbers. I could but nothing and I mean nothing could have prepared me for the results I am seeing so far. Hundreds of connections on face book and twitter. 2 weeks old today and have over 350 face bookbook fans. Referrals to sites I have in my down line builder. And most important they are showing IT to others.

I didn’t say IT was the biggest launch of 2011. But to me the people that are getting results right now using IT. That makes me think I under promised and over delivered.

And that’s good business

 Members are coming in and looking around and returning to surf and promote themselves.

And that is my traffic exchange 2 cents!

James Dias
The IT guy

Friday, April 8, 2011

We are Social Surf the new way!

I read a blog today ….

In this blog a webmaster (traffic exchange owner ) is right and so very wrong at the same time. The question was “are you surfing for results or for fun.”

The answer should be both!
If you want to get honest. I am not going to surf a site with all text and not one single image. While the visual aspect of a site can be debated as fun. I can tell you I think an all text site would be boring beyond belief.

but that’s not the case is it? Traffic exchanges have prize page with graphics and games the whole point of this is to make it more fun…. Right?

Chat in surf is an idea I wanted to play with but decided to go a different direction not for any other reason than I didn’t want to follow what any one else was doing.

So I built a members profile page and attached it to their sites. This is an extension of there marketing and there brand. IT’s all about them. Here is a snapshot of what a strong marketing plan looks like. I call it IT

look at our surf and see how you can deliver your message and your brand to new people better than ever before.
so now you see the “Social Surf” has evolved for the better because IT is all about you.

So I return the challenge to webmasters of traffic only sites to shut off their prize pages or convert to all test and see how far you get with out having fun. IT is new and getting better results than I had every dreamed of.

Or embrace positive change and build your list, brand yourself, build your downlines, and connect your network.

But that’s just my traffic exchange 2 cents!

James Dias
IT is social surfing and IT is getting big!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Changes in TE Nation

As you all may have seen there is a social change in the Traffic Exchange industry.

Social is here to stay we all know this and while giants are created (face book twitter) There is still huge opportunities to grow this area of your business.

Social is personal branding marketing and list building all rolled in to one package.

But how do you get there from here. Ironically go play on facebook and twitter and update often with something good something fresh and well something strong. Make Jokes and be your self you don’t always have to promote 247. Connect to others & do something………….

Let people know you have something to say then say IT. Drop a bad video now and again to bomb from time to time teaches you more than having a success every time.

Member profile of the week IS this is a person that is getting IT...........

But this is just my traffic exchange 2 cents!

James D

Friday, April 1, 2011

Social Surf in the Traffic Exchange Industry

Social Traffic exchanges are carving a niche in the industry. The idea of a social exchange is not new by any stretch of the imagination in face some social has been around for a while.
I not going to kiss anyone’s rear here. I will say some of the larger exchanges have had members connecting in some ways for years. But all of them are missing some elements and features. To make them social people need to connect in many different ways.

What is social ? well basically it’s a communication or a companionship

What is networking ? The cultivation of productive relationships.

So this means basically that social networking is a cultivation of communication between productive people.

Ok now that we are all on the same page we need to connect with like minded people to grow ideas partnerships and advance ourselves and challenge our own brain Power.

This business can get a little boring if all you hear and see is the same things over and over again. With no real change all the NEW sites still look and act the same. This can be good and bad for the business because people get stuck using the same systems

We have social profile pages that are not some run of the mill pages. The pages are geared to the member. Members can build a very professional page to promote themselves there list and there much the same way an online business card should work just a lot more interactive. But more than that we bring to you an new powerful way to social surf.

Take a look at my profile page to start

Understand my referral link to my recommended programs are there. Its all about me!

Then look at  it’s a searchable directory of people so you could find people like me if you clicked the key word “social”
and if that’s not enough there is a whole searchable brand able surf inside.

I build my downlines, My social networks, My list, My personal brand, and traffic to the website of my choice.

My new social traffic builder allows you to join with one click right here from facebook  

Or you can do it the old fashioned way

Monday, January 31, 2011

The Learning Curve

I learn every day. I love it too. Being a student of the traffic exchange industry makes me who and what I am.

I have been preaching the definition of insanity for a long time. That doing the same thing over and over expecting different results is Insane.

This can be seen in hundreds of ways every day ( don’t get me wrong I do insane things all the time) but I learn from my peers too.

If your traffic exchange or website is on a script. then the basics are the same after install. For example the About us page on most peoples sites is all the same aside for a couple of words How is this going to make you stand out.

I know that there is a lot of webmasters showing the same exact page and I am guilty of this too. So this week I am making a big effort to change a few things for the better. Some times you need to look at the competition to see what they are and a lot of the time what they are NOT doing to grow.

One of the little things I noticed was that Ablaze was only giving 100 credits to the people who work hard to refer new members to our cool system. That was the standard default. So I changed it and ablaze now offers 2,500 credits for each new active referral.

So the advice for this week bee a leader not a follower and make sure you keep an eye on your competitors they may just show off there short comings.

And that’s my traffic exchange 2 cents!

James D

Saturday, January 22, 2011

abandoned traffic exchanges ( what a waste)

Some updates Around the net today (Saturday January 22, 2011)

I was a member of SURFTRAFFICEXCHANGE.COM and went to the traffic exchange today to notice that the site is gone.

It makes me wonder how a site with an rank of 39,500 the owner either forgot and or didn’t want to renew the url for another year. was a site has had odds in it’s favor to grow and be seen. With a great ranking and a solid members base. Imagine if this site went to the ad OneSource script for there traffic exchange.

I learn form Surf traffic exchange a very valuable lesson. Make sure the site you want to be your business is funded and monitored so that you don’t loose it.

If some one is looking to get out of the traffic exchange business and are ready to just walk away stop! If you think about it you could place your traffic exchange for sale and make a few dollars rather that throwing away all that valuable time and effort.

So the question What happened to surf traffic exchange .com well I would say a webmaster that didn’t have a solid plan In place

Another example of this is Nick west the former owner just let the site go. If people keep doing this across the net it becomes a self fulfilling prophecy that the traffic exchange industry is a bad neighborhood. The truth is it is really not

And that is my traffic exchange 2 cents

James D

ablaze with traffic will welcome all the members of abandoned traffic exchanges like and others join up today and get your marketing back on track!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Ablaze Back to Basics volume 1

The best way I have found to work on my websites it to look at it like a customer.

First try to find it in a search engine using a term you would want to find your site under ( you may be a lot of pages to search so be patient.)

Next and once you have found your site take a look at the site. Did you find what you clicked thru to see? Is the message the same as the keyword you were looking for? If you answered no then it might be time to work on a little SEO.

Traffic exchanges are a lot like any other industry they have a healthy amount of competitors and there is a lot of larger sites out there that have a dominating hold on a keyword you want. Am I going to beat easyhits4u in the keyword manual surf? Well probably not. But there is some that they don’t use that I might. This part of the homework needed to be successful. A couple of free cool sites I use is:

Google keyword tracker
SEO Tools

So take the sites that you think are a competitor and see what they are doing don’t copy but write down what you seen and learn their strengths and their weaknesses. This will net you find keywords that they left on the shelf. And thus optimizing your site with a powerful words.

Always ask yourself this “is what I am doing make sense?” if the answer is yes then move forward and keep in your mind you are going to take a larger piece of your competitors market by optimizing in ways they are not.

Have fun with this and try to take a page or two every week to optimize. In a few short months you will be done and starting to see the real organic traffic results.

And that is my traffic exchange 2 cents

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Ablaze's Back to the Basics

Ablaze is hitting 2011 hard !

Our first video of 2011 is just the start. Ablaze wants to help.

There is a ton of traffic exchange advice out there and some it hard to understand. But out goal is to bring solid content and helpful hints.

While the videos are not high quality the ideas behind them are. If you need help or want to chat about website traffic let us know.

Ablaze With Traffic 2011 is back to the basics

What does this mean? its time to get back in to a routine and make sure we are hitting all of the elements we have out there.

The Back to the Basics Campaign is something most web master and website owners miss all the time in there quest to be #1 or to grow. Many will have a new Idea and just trough it out there and see if it sticks and most of the great ideas will fail or be picked up but a larger webmaster with the Basics solidly in place and now a great idea is someone else’s.

Don’t let this happen to you get back to the basics and keep them in your tool box for all of 2011.

More tips and tricks On Ablaze’s back to the basics Campaign all this year.

And that is my traffic exchange 2 cents !
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