Rotators – how to use them and why

Well, so many folks have asked me to explain rotators – how to use them and why – so thought I would come here and give you an easy to follow explanation. I’m sure there are those who have wondered also and just not asked yet!  I know rotators mystified me when I first started with Traffic Exchanges!

First of all, a rotator combines multiple sites urls into one “rotating url”, hence the name “Rotator”. Each time your rotator is viewed on a Traffic Exchange, or in a Mailer e-mail message, a different url that you have placed inside your rotator will be viewed. This is an amazing marketing tool as not only can you add multiple sites URLs inside the rotator, but using a rotator will save you time, credits, and makes it so much easier to track your results! In Zaney Clicks, we offer this terrific service for FREE! To get started, you just need to login and scroll down to the Menu button that says “Rotators”.

Adding a Rotator at Zaney ClickAdding a Rotator at Zaney Clicks: This is the page that you will see when you click on the button “Rotators”.

The first thing that you will want to do is click on “tracker” – now a tracker is simply a way to give you information (statistics) about where your URL is being seen, how many hits you are receiving daily and this info will help you to gradually see what is working and what is not – this is very important for you to know!

Now I just made a new rotator for this blog post and what I did is added the “Team” splash pages that I made for the members that Team surf at Zaney. Here is an example of a page that I made: http://zaneyclicks.com/promos/breesteam.html

You will want to add the URL of the page that you want to show in your rotator and give it a name – so I added the URL above for Breezey’s Team – I just picked bree for the name and so that tracker URL looks like this http://zaneyclicks.com/t/bree

Not that hard huh? Then, I would pick 5 – 7 URL’s and add them as your tracker urls then I will explain what you do next. After you have added your trackers – then you click on rotator at the top and that lets you set up your rotator.

Team Surfing Rotator for Zaney Clicks

The next step is to give your rotator a name– you can be as creative as you want as the name that you pick will be part of your rotator’s URL as you can see from the image above (if you can’t see it then click on the image to zoom in) Me, I don’t get that fancy as you can see from my final URL http://zaneyclicks.com/r/zaney3.

Now to view this rotator you can click on the link and then click your computer’s F5 button and you should be able to see how the pages change in the rotator. Because this was not my normal amount of urls for use in a rotator, I went back and added more trackers in this example.

NOW for the BIG reason for this blog post – Rotators – how to use them and why. Once you have plastered this ONE rotator URL all over and assigned credits to it – you have just saved yourself time and here is how.

One – you only have one link that will need credits so you don’t have to surf as much to keep one URL going but, you are keeping 5 – 7 sites in front of people, at all times! If you are a person that has an abundance of credits, then I would go back and create another rotator and add either the same sites or, you can add more trackers – and then add a second or third. I know what you are thinking – why should I make a new rotator and not just add this first URL 2 or 3 times – well some sites do not let you add the same URL more than once.

Another BIG reason this will save you time is that you don’t have to remember where you added a site, you don’t have to chase all over when a site “disappears” on you or changes their url, you don’t have to chase all over when your favorite site comes out with a new splash, new promo, etc. – you just go back to Zaney Clicks and add another tracker with your NEWEST url that you want to add. Click on Rotators and add/edit sites and click to add the newest url and unclick the one that you don’t want to use anymore.

This will also take the guess work out of trying to remember, “Now, where do I have to surf for credits?”, or “Which sites am I currently using to promote – drive traffic to – my sites?” as you can come back to your Rotators Page on Zaney Clicks where you will now be able to check your tracker statistics. On the page that lists your trackers, you will see where it says “daily stats” – click that and it will tell you the site where your url is being seen and how many hits (page views) your URL received for the day.

Now, if you want to see where you have your Rotator URL – then click on “rotators” – “daily stats” and that will show you all the places that your rotator was seen today. If your list looks like it should be bigger, then I go to the left of that screen and click the arrow buttons and go back to an earlier date and you will be able to tell which Traffic Exchange you need to surf next where your Rotator is most likely to be out of credits.

How can you tell how many hits (views) per day you are receiving – well on the left side, if you click on the graph of each day (that little dot on the graph) the date will pop up along with the number of hits for that day.

I hope all this will help give you a start if you have not been using rotators because you were unsure of how to use them and I hope you will give them a try! I think you will Love using them as much as I do! Remember, if you have any questions, comments, or need help – I’m here for you – just send in a support ticket or Skype me

You know it wouldn’t be me if I didn’t give some type of incentive to everyone that takes action – so what I will do – for everyone that sends me their Zaney Clicks rotator url– I will add it to all the Magical Jewels Marketing Group Sites and with a start of 100 credits – now get me those Zaney Clicks Rotator URLs!!!

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Bitter Taste

Like you I get alot of emails and this subject line caught my eye today and I’m going to change the names of the person and the site for this blog post BUT I really thought this was something that needed to be addressed so that other owners don’t get this bitter taste.

madcat I do not know if you know me, but I’m (Site Owner So-So), known as (username). I’m a surfer like you. I started surfing for about 7 or 8 years and I gained some experience.

One of the things I learned was that the surfer should not want to grab everything at once. Rather, he should select some good TEs and programs to promote and surfing.

That’s how I bought and I created and maintain the (Site Name).

But it is very sad to note that few (very few) members promote our TE. I surf every day in many TEs, from the chieftains to the lowliest TEs and … to my sorrow, not even see a single splash promoting our TE.

I see many members here promoting other TEs, I see it constantly, including TEs that offer nothing, and awards that the surfer has to compete with thousands of other colleagues, with miserable ratio.

But … is a right of everyone, I can not disregard the taste of anyone.

So I’m seriously considering changing everything around here. Back to the TE  quality traffic only, offering the usual commissions, no travel and all that amount of prize pages, bonus and other benefits.

All Traffic Exchange, as indeed any business, you need money in circulation: inputs and outputs. When only one side overlaps the other is a sign that something is wrong, so they are necessary steps in this direction.

Sorry for the long email, but it is very unpleasant to be used only for profit … and nothing more.
One hand washes the other. Think of it always.

Thanks for your patience

Site Owner

Well you know me, I responded to his email and this is what I wrote him back……….

Just read your email so thought I’d go see what you were doing at my site
and was surprised to see the results that I seen and could understand why
you are not seeing your pages.  I have a few things that I have learned and
going to share them with you.

ONE it’s up to the owner to do the promoting – 90% of the results that you
get to your site is from what YOU as the owner is doing.  You have to stay
active, keep your site out there and DO NOT count on everyone else doing
it for you – it just don’t happen.

TWO – when I signed into your account you only had ONE link in rotation
promoting your site and yet 4 others promoting another site – the first rule is
to get them to your SITE first and then promote to another site.

THREE – you didn’t have any banners or text links added and you need to use
every resource out there as you never know what is going to make that person
finally click – you have to keep the name of your site in front of them even if it
is just adding the site name as a text as which I did for you and assigned your
text links.

While I was there I add all three of your banners and some appeal to some more
than others and that is all that you should be promoting – YOU and YOUR SITE

The other thing that I have done is created a rotator of all your splash pages
and even set up tracker links for them – now you can use it where ever you want
but what I like is that I don’t have to chase all over now to see where my pages
are being seen – as it tells me in the stats.

Here is the rotator that I created for you (link to the rotator that I created for him)
so it’s up to you right now – if you are going to give up which it sounds like
you are ready to do – or just get back on that horse of determination and get
busy promoting you and your site.

The best part is that with this ONE link (as this is what I do with my site’s
stuff) I only have to add the ONE link and it just rotates all my splash pages
and I find that I don’t need as many credits this way – yet my site is being seen
and I know it’s being seen by the stats.

Good luck and hope that this helps you out – want to discuss this more
you can add me on Skype @ nancyradlinger

Well as I see and hear this alot – thought I’d make a blog post about this situation as I know lot of people have felt this way, been in these shoes and it gets hard sometimes to get up one more time and keep going.

What is in Your Site Terms?

terms2Well there is lot that goes on behind the scene sometimes that other owners and members should be aware of and I personally feel this is one of them as this has been a nightmare for me – what is in your site terms.

If you have not read them and gone thru them now is the time as it was my site terms that saved my hinder the other day.  This is what happened – I had a member join and brought in many referrals and then used the sites rotator to put their pages in the BODY of some spam emails.

This was first brought to my attention a couple week ago in one of my skype rooms as one of the members had received one and then as we were talking another pipped up and said he had to.

So I wanted to warn members and other owners when you see emails like this – most of the time it is promoting a click bank product and then it will say if you like this product there are some more that the senders name suggest and that is when they add the rotator.

When you do get one of these emails you need to report them as spam but first you should get the info from the header of the email and this is how you get that info.report spam

You have to open the email, then on the right side, you have to choose the little menu next to the reply arrow, then choose show original, then copy that and send it in an email to you. forwarding it does not show the header where it came from.  That is how emails can be tracked down and how you should report all spam emails.

So bottom line here was because my site’s rotator was in the body of the email – my site got reported for spam to the company that has my domain.   They threaten to shut the site down, fine me, etc. if I didn’t stop this – I had to go thru hours of proving it was not me.

The funny thing is that my hosting company didn’t get one report and it took me getting them on the phone with the people that has my domain plus sending them a copy of my terms, screen shots that the members was suspended and banned – then they were happy.

So members and site owners – please read the terms of your site, report spam emails the right way and ALWAYS let a owner know if you are seeing these things going on so they can put a stop to them.