No More Investment Surfs

Along with many other traffic exchange owners I have banned Investment surf sites from being promoted on Maxtrafficpro. The SEC has declared that these types of sites (like 12dailypro) are illegal. But that is not what has spurred this movement towards the owners banning these sites.  You see advertising on a traffic exchange is just like advertising anywhere else. Ever pick up your local paper and look through the classifieds? Ever notice that little blurb about how they are not responsible for the content of the ads or even how T.V stations have that little blurb before an infomercial.  That is because it is up to the viewer to do their due diligence before buying the product, we are but an  advertising medium. I am not a lawyer nor do I have the time to verify every site and product is legal and that the product is worthy of admission. 


  That being said there are some exceptions, you wouldn’t expect to see a infomercial for a homegrown meth lab kit on late night Comedy Central and don’t expect to see one on MTP either along with porn, warez, hate or any other type of derogatory sites in rotation, if you do report them immediately and they will be removed.     So why are traffic exchange owners banning investment surfs and why am I going even one step further and banning Adsense surf sites as well. Simple, to protect our businesses.  You see although I am not a fan of autosurf sites they do serve their purpose there are some very big and reputaple sites out there, or at least there was untill the likes of 12 daily, and the rest came along. Now if you mention autosurf it is automatically thought of as the investment surf sites. Even if thats not what you think that’s what PayPal thinks.  Paypal has stated that they cannot be used as a processor for any type of autosurf, whether its investment or not. They, like the TV channel the classifieds or even myself do not have the time to go through each and every auto surf site and determine if it is a legitimate business or if its a ponzi investment scam.  

   Before this continues to grow and traffic exchange in general become associated (wrongfully so) with these scams many of us owners have decided to try and stop it.  Even after the lawsuits and getting stormpay shut down more sites continue to appear and people still try to promote them. We cannot make these go away and we can not tell you to stay away from them (although I would highly recommend you do so) But what we can do is separate ourselves from them and prove that we are running legitimate advertising business’s.  

   I have banned the Adsense sites for much of the same reason although it is already too late for that. Google never had a problem with adsense being shown on sites that were being rotated within a traffic exchange until the ” you click my ad I click yours” started showing up. These have gotten more peoples accounts closed then they have helped and they have done nothing but steal money from advertisers. Now if your site is being shown in any traffic exchange Google will cancel your Adsense account.   There are plenty of legitimate businesses online and there are a lot of great owners out there, please think, ask questions and look at what it is you are doing while online. It may seem like its easy cash but you have to think if it was so easy why isn’t it talked about by everyone on your local news on the FrontPage ect.. And think about the process, if it seems to good to be true it probably is, if it feels like you are cheating something or someone you probably are.       


Getting Started.

  If you are new to using traffic exchanges it can be a little confusing at first. What are creits? what’s a rotator? and more. Some times I do not even think about it and asume that everyone joining is familiar with traffic exchanges. 

   So I am going to slow down for a minute and cover some of the basics and answer some of the questions I get from newer members.

1) How do I earn money from your site?  Let me answer this first by stating that the main purpose of this site is to get visitors to view your website. It is posible to make money from the site, when someone you refered to the site upgrades or makes a purchase you will earn a commision, but if you are just getting started using traffic exchanges I would concentrate on one thing and that is getting traffic to your site.

2) How do I get visitors to my site?   To get visitors to your sites you need to earn credits. One credit is equall to one visitor to your site. Earning credits is easy all you have to do is view other members websites(surf),  in exchange they will view yours. You can also earn credits from your refferals when they surf. To start viewing other members sites (or “surf” as you will commonly see it reffered to as) log into your members area and you should see a link near the top that says click here to surf and if you scroll down you will see a list of URL’s the firstone that says StartPage: is your URL for surfing. when you open that link you will see a members site load and there will be a bar across the top or bottom of the screen. On this bar you will see three images along with a message beneath them saying to click on one of those images. Click the corosponding picture and the next page will load, after the page has been shown for 12 seconds three more images will appear along with another message stating which one to click on. The more you click the more you will earn and the more your site will be shown to others.

 I will be back shortly with some more questions and answers, if you have any questions before than feel free to email me and ask or leave a comment here.

Using traffic exchanges

A traffic exchange is a website promotion system based on the concept of
reciprocation. In simplest terms, you achieve exposure for your own web site,
banner ads, and even text links by viewing the sites and ads of other people.
These programs provide you with a very powerful way of:
Putting your product or service in front of a very diverse audience
Seeing what other folks are promoting
Getting an idea of how your competition is targeting their campaigns
Branding your name, gather leads, and yes, even make sales
Traffic Exchanges are member based, so you must open an account with
each exchange you intend to use. This is a simple task that can be completed
in a couple of minutes, and it’s usually free.
The initial sign-up process will require you to enter your name and a valid email
address. Additionally, you may be asked for information about your web site.
In some cases, you are also asked to select a username and password with
which to access your member’s only area. Other exchanges will assign you with
a user number and an auto-generated password.
Once you have completed the sign-up form, you will receive a validation email.
You will need to click the link indicated in this message in order to validate (prove
that you own) the email address you have used to register your membership.
All traffic exchanges operate on a credit system. Members earn credits by
participating in a variety of ways, and then “spend” these credits on website visitors,
banner ad impressions, text links, and in some cases, even email advert’s.
By maintaining active memberships in a few good exchanges, you can generate
a tremendous flow of traffic for any web site you wish to advertise. When used
properly, these resources are an excellent way to promote just about anything.
This is an entry from my Traffic Exchange Training Course. You can get the rest of this tutorial for free, and learn how traffic exchanges can not only boost your traffic, but can also become a secondary income for your business by filling in the short form on the right.

Best Regards,
  William BrantÂ

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