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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