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