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 Alexa.com rank of 39,500 the owner either forgot and or didn’t want to renew the url for another year. http://surftrafficexchange.com/ was a site has had odds in it’s favor to grow and be seen. With a great Alexa.com 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 X-surf.net. 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
http://ablazewithtraffic.com

ablaze with traffic will welcome all the members of abandoned traffic exchanges like surftrafficexchange.com and others join up today and get your marketing back on track!

3 Responses

  1. Ellyn
    Ellyn at | | Reply

    The traffic exchange industry is SO competitive because there are so many TEs out there. A couple of years ago, I had compiled an alphabetical list of all the TEs I could find on the net. I did this from surfing all the TEs I was a member of, reading TE owner blogs, etc. Just to give you an idea…from A thru M alone, I had OVER 500 TEs! I had over 1200 easy. And like I said, that was a couple of years ago. Some obviously are gone now, but I would say that number is still close. Now try to “stick out like a sore thumb”, as they say, amongst all those TEs. Unless you have the time and the money to make your TE unique and professional looking, AND to continuously and consistently advertise it, you're just going to get lost in the shuffle. These 2 TEs you mentioned…I have NEVER seen them in the other TEs I surfed. Unless there's some compelling reason to continue surfing at a particular TE (getting results from my ads first off, but also promos, pleasant surfing environment, etc), the membership is going to falter and eventually die. This industry is a revolving door because folks have this notion that owning and running a TE is “easy” and it's a way to generate a mailing list…they find out that it's NOT so easy!!

    1. Santosh
      Santosh at | | Reply

      WOW! Great Stuff James! Waited as long as I could. I used TEs 10 years ago, I used them last year, I use them now and I’ll be using them next year! I love TEs.Yep, I do surf some even now, but for different raoesns I did 10 years ago. I like to see what is out there being advertised. Big reason now is to give prizes to those who are advertising Tezak Traffic Power. Some would call that old school’. Might add TTP just went over 40,000 members. Thanks Surfers.OK, now the social stuff. Some of us have been doing it for years lol! It is not something that has just been invented. lol! I engaged my referrals years ago by sending them an email and giving them credits when possible. Some of us have been engaging surfers for years in various conference rooms nothing new folks. So I guess I am an old school’ social marketer. I can’t speak for the total numbers, but there actually very, very few surfers using the chat function. As I go around and surf TEs with chat it is normally the same folks. The number actually doing any networking is quite small. Most of the chat is just that chat’. Personally, I really see no valueiin listening about bitching about husbands/wives, peeing in bottles so as not to stop surfing, child rearing, whether it is or not snowing, how many straight hours someone surfed to win a prize, bitching about every little thing about the TE they are Surfing oh how I would like to publish an ebook with transcript of the chatting that goes on lol! would be quite a read.Yes, I believe in engaging surfers/members in any way possible. That’s why I have a Tezak Traffic Power Facebook Fan page. I would love for it to become the place’ where all Tezzers came daily to get a 3-4 line message of what is happening at TTP on any given day. Alsxo use Twitter.Social media I totally have a distaste to all the invites to causes, mafia, farm whatever the hell it is, Kisses, hugs, gifts and the like NOT interested.

  2. James Dias
    James Dias at | | Reply

    this is hands down the best post i have seen in a long time. I want to thank you for your time

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