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Increase Targeted Traffic To Your Web Site For Free
One of the best ways for you to increase targeted traffic to your website when you don't want to spend a lot of money is to join some free traffic exchanges and start surfing. (Most traffic exchanges also have a paid program, but we will be focusing on just the free aspect in this article.) Your first tendency might be to think that these are not worth your time since they are free. However, you're about to see that they can bring you large numbers of targeted traffic in a relatively short amount of time.
Free traffic exchanges work on the principle of bartering. If you view a certain number of websites, then your website will be shown to other folks who are surfing at the same exchange. It usually works out that if you surf (or view) 2 or 3 sites, you get 1 credit, which means your site will be shown to other surfers 1 time. That's also called a surfing ratio. Most traffic exchanges express this as 2:1 or 3:1. So after viewing 2 sites, you get 1 credit in your account. Also, there is ordinarily a timer which is used so that you must view the site being shown, for example, 20 seconds before you can move on to view the next site. The only "expense" required on your part is the time that it takes to view these sites online.
After joining a free traffic exchange, you'll set up your account and include your website which others will view on the traffic exchange. There are categories which you will select as areas in which you are interested in viewing websites. You will also select categories which best apply to the theme of your website. These selections will direct the traffic exchange to have your website shown in front of people who have indicated an interest in seeing your category of web site. This ensures that the traffic being sent to view your website has an interest in the type of website that you have. And this is what is defined as "targeted traffic."
The trick to using free traffic exchanges is to join many different free traffic exchanges and then do multiple surfing. For instance, open up 8 different browser sessions (Internet Explorer or Firefox, etc.) and login to 8 different traffic exchanges. Start surfing for credits in each session. By the time you go through all 8 of your browser sessions, (clicking in each session to view the next site) you can start at the first session and work your way through the remaining 7 sessions again. Repeat this process for ½ an hour and build up credits in each traffic exchange.
Recently, I joined 10 new traffic exchanges and started surfing using the technique described above. Note that some traffic exchanges will give you bonus credits just for joining. So with the bonus credits and the credits made from surfing, I received over 12,000 hits to my website that day. Yes, that was a lot of traffic. And the best part was – that traffic didn't cost me anything except the time required to surf.
So if you're ready to get some free traffic to your website, just go to your favorite search engine and do a search for "free traffic exchange". Click on some of the results and join the exchanges. Start surfing using the technique outlined above and in just a short period of time you'll increase targeted traffic to your website for free.
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Mark Krusch has been a webmaster since 1998 and helps others get traffic to their website everyday.
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