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