TrafficG, "Traffic Generation Network" is another one of many free traffic exchange sites. Easy to join, and it's usable right away. Advertise your webpages to other entrepreneurs while you surf and view theirs in return. In this TrafficG review I've listed what you can do with it whether it's worth a try or not.
TrafficG Quick Overview
TrafficG was established in 2001, so some of the ideas are pretty outdated, and some features no longer work. So this is simple;
- Traffic exchange: the TrafficG members visit each other's webpages.
- Banner exchange: allows you to place a small banner in the TrafficG exchange frame.
- Referrals: credits for the traffic/banner exchange are awarded as you refer TrafficG to others.
The site is not mobile friendly - you'll just see the desktop version on your smartphone and you'll have to set it up using the desktop. Once set up, you can surf to earn your credits using your phone.
#1 Traffic Exchange
When you've signed up with TrafficG, the very first thing you can do is to get your website ready for the exchange.
Go to "Add Site" in the left menu, add your page URL, choose an interest channel (i.e. your niche category) and geographic targeting (worldwide, continent or specific country). You can add unlimited number of webpages here.
Next, go to "Surf 4 Credits" menu, and start viewing other members' sites. Choose your languages (there are sites in other languages available). Click "Start Surfing" button and you'll be directed to another member's site - a little annoying to be directed in the same browser screen rather than opening a new tab. Means if you want to go back to the TrafficG dashboard to check something else, you'll have to open a new tab and visit the site again.
There's a 12-second timer and captcha at the top of the browser, so you must stay on a site for 12 seconds before you can click the captcha to visit the next site.
- 1:1 exchange ratio: Means each time you visit a member's site, 1 credit will be added to your account and it will be used for your site to be viewed by another member. You view 20 sites = receive 20 credits = 20 people will visit your site in return.
- The captcha ensures that no one can use bots to visit the sites.
- 24 hour unique visitors: no same visitor will visit your site twice in a 24 hour period.
Now here's a thing. Normally with this kind of traffic exchanges or "view ads to get paid" schemes, a credit will only be awarded when each site or ad browser is active in front of you for X seconds. No cheating. The moment you move away from it by clicking another tab or checking your mail application, the timer will pause. And it will only resume counting as you come back to the viewer.
With TrafficG, the 12-second timer ends regardless to the browser activity, so you don't have to actually view each site and wait for 12 seconds each time. You can just leave the TrafficG running in one of the browser tabs and do something else. Keep clicking to earn a credit whenever you feel like it, and immediately go back to whatever you've been doing!
Assuming everyone's doing this with TrafficG's exchange scheme, you cannot expect anything rather than some human visits with probably very close to 100% bounce rate. Although there is a possible way to draw the visitors' attention...
You'll see many ludicrously outdated sites with a number of crazy banners all over the place (just like the image above) in TrafficG exchange viewer. So what you can do to stand out of the crowd may be to;
- Create a modern and minimalistic opt-in page...
- with just a few words or maximum of a couple of lines...
- containing some killer phrases to draw the viewers' attention.
Note that quite obviously, adult contents and any contents that suggest violence are not allowed. Whatever you write, it should be truthful to the actual content of your site, otherwise it'll be your site that suffer the damage if you care to try.
Alternatively if you simply want some traffic sent to your site, you can purchase it, starting from $7 for 500 credits (500 visits). The good thing is the visits will be made by real humans, not bots. The prices are as follows.
Visits to your site:
#2 Banner Exchange
Although millions of banners are created by marketers and can be used effectively when used in the right environment today, the whole idea of banners is old-fashioned.
Banner exchange sites were pretty interesting 15+ years ago. Today people would only click one when it appeared in the right place at the right time. Most banners are tacky, especially a home-made flashing gif image can look so cheap. And sadly, when several of them are placed in the same screen on a random basis, we all know there's no credibility.
There are 5 levels of referral system and credits are rewarded to you upon your referrals' activities. For example, each time someone you referred TrafficG to becomes an active member, you'll receive 50 credits. If that person refers to someone else (level 2), you'll receive 20 credits and so on. The credits cannot be cashed but can only be used for the traffic/banner exchange.
TrafficG also runs a "referral contest" even month, giving away prizes to the members who have referred the most active members. The 1st prize being 5,000 credits...7th prize being 400 credits.
TrafficG Review Summary
If I was to compare TrafficG with LeadsLeap (which also offers traffic exchange), I find LeadsLeap far more superior, as it equips many useful tools such as link tracker, rotator, cookie generator, etc. On the other hand for the same reason, the majority of LeadsLeap users are entrepreneurs and the registered sites are mostly in business opportunities or investment niches.
Whereas in TrafficG exchange, variety of niche sites can be found in the traffic exchange viewer which is interesting. It's free and setting up won't take you a few minutes. It's good to introduce your sites to other members, but whether it helps to grow your business dramatically, I very much doubt it.