Advertising your business website through ads and links is a common way of driving traffic to your business offer. But if you want to go a little bit further with a relatively inexpensive method, you can try participating in a traffic exchange program.
Traffic exchanges are just one of the many methods of driving more traffic to your website. Here’s how it works. In most cases you sign up for free (and you can upgrade at any time should you decide to do so). Many of the traffic exhanges offer you free credits to get started. Your first step is to promote the website that you are trying to get traffic to. So, you will write a short compelling text and which invites people to click on your link and then you’ll post this.
Next, you need to get this site circulated and in order to do that, you need to start earning credits. How do you earn credits? By clicking on the other posted advertisements in the traffic exchange program. Each time you click on an advertisment and remain there for a specified amount of time (usually around 15 seconds), you will earn credits. The more credits you earn, the more visible you will be to the other members of the site. If you don’t want to spend the time surfing and don’t mind spending a little money, you can either upgrade membership or buy additional credits. This way, you won’t have to surf other sites to use your credits.
A traffic exchange is really similar to any simple exchange of benefits. Besides exchanging traffic through the traffic exchange programs, you can also interact with other website owners. While surfing other sites, you will most likely come across sites that complement yours. At this point, you can contact the webmaster or owner of a website you’re interested in and can arrange to exchange links as well, which ads to your site ranking.
There is something that you do want to avoid. Do not use traffic exchanges if you have Google Adsense on the page that you are promoting on the traffic exchange. Google Adsense does not allow this. However, you can use a lead capture page in the traffic exchange which then forwards to your Google Adsense page. This is a good way to get the leads and traffic to your site.
Traffic exchange is an easy way to generate more traffic to your site. This can be considered a more pro-active way of pursuing traffic, since the number of visits to your site depends on the number of websites you also browse through. If your website is new, traffic exchanges can be an extremely effective method to get traffic – it is more or less foolproof. Each Traffic exchange program differs but they all offer you the chance to make sure that traffic is getting to your site.