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:

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

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

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!!!


TE Marathon – your questions

Well for all of you that have asked me about TE Marathon and what is it, how does it work and why should I collect so thought it would be easier to answer all of you in this blog post.

TE Marathon is a traffic exchange with a little twist – oh I know what is running thru your mind “another TE”.  At TE Marathon – you not only can surf to get your sites seen BUT you can also surf other sites and still get your site seen.

How?  What? When you surf the group of traffic exchanges (TE’s) you watch for the medals in the surf bar and the more you collect the more advertising you are earning.

The prizes you win by finding each medal:

Surf 51 pages
100 Text Ad Impressions (Free member)
400 Text Ad Impressions (Pro member)
Surf 101 pages
50 Banner Impressions (Free member)
200 Banner Impressions (Pro member)
Surf 251 pages
10 Credits (Free member)
40 Credits (Pro member)
Surf 501 pages
20 Credits (Free member)
80 Credits (Pro member)
Surf 1001 pages
$0.02 (Free member)
$0.08 (Pro member)

For Pro members the prizes are multiplied by 4!
Now the reasons are way too numerous to list them all there – so why don’t you join me and see for yourself – you will not regret the ease of this new TE with a twist.


Win A Prime Advertising Spot

Well if you have been surfing at Zaney Clicks – you have been seeing a new banner in the surf bar and I wanted everyone to get use to seeing it on EVERY page. To me this is a prime advertising spot and I have thought about it on how someone can earn this spot.

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After going thru all the things that I reward members for, I have decided to give that spot to someone EACH week from the list of buyers for the week.

So for a chance at this spot, you just need to purchase something for the week. The week will go from Sunday to Sunday like the rest of the weekly rewards. And the other answers to your questions is that yes the login spotlight pages do count as a purchase. The other question that I’m sure that I’m going to get is does that mean commission buys also – the answer is YES.

With the weekly winners, I will be adding this in the template and the winner will have to send me their 125×125 as that is what I’m using to resize it for this spot along with the referral URL to the site.  It’s just that simple and easy – good luck to the upcoming winners

If you have any more questions that I have not covered here – then leave them in the comment box, or send in support ticket, or Skype me @ nancyradlinger.

Adult Friend Finder

Well after surfing so many sites and finding that this is an issue on many traffic exchanges, I decided that it was time to let people know what I have discovered and why this issue is hard to resolve.

First of all, my support guy, a dear friend and I have spent sooooooo many hours trying to resolve this issue and here is what we have come up with……….. There is an add-on that you can add to Firefox and this is the link Firefox Add-on Cloudacl

This is like setting parental control over the sites that you will be viewing and you can  see from this screenshot that you have many options.Antiporn Configuration 2014-10-15 07-01-57


What we have discovered is that there are many sites that will be blocked from your viewing while you are surfing.  The reason that this route was taken is that with so many sites out that unknowingly don’t even realize they have a issue.  Our first idea was to block the sites but then thought that education was the best policy here.

This gives sites a chance to get things cleaned up on their sites, also let owners know that they even have an issue and give members a way to not be exposed to all this.   Believe me, it’s not fun to be surfing along and have the Adult Friend Finder throwed in your face and it’s happened to me alot.

Anyone that would like to discuss this further or have other ideas on what they are doing to prevent this – I would love to hear your thought, idea and suggestions.

Are you suffering from surfing boredom

boredomIt’s interesting when you lurk in the chat rooms at what you can listen to and all of a sudden a blog post idea pops up.  While surfing some promos today, I heard people talking about needing more coffee to wake up and that they were having a hard time staying awake so the question popped in my head – are you suffering from surfing boredom?????

If you answered this with a yes – well there could be many reasons why and going to list a few of them here.

Same ole, same ole ads

This can be boring on many sites if the members are seeing the same home page after another – you have heard me preach time and time again – make your page stand out do something different that will wake up that surfer.  Now I know you are thinking well I don’t know how to design pages and not creative – well have you tried?  If you think you CAN or you think you CANT…. you are probably right…….Henry Ford.

One ad after another

Have you ever been on a site and it’s just one ad after another – there is nothing to break up the routine – you are thankful to get to a bonus page as it woke you up.   Personally, when I’m surfing, I need something that is going to make me do something beside click, click, click.

Alot of people don’t agree with having games on sites  but personally I feel they break up the boredom.  On my site I have been testing things and have found that members are paying attention as weekly they have a new Treasured Site to find from clues in the emails and they have a chance to win an upgrade.  Also, I pick a text ad from the site and have them look for it and they have to click on it and send in the name of the site for a chance to get a free referral.

When this first started, I got maybe 5 – 6 support tickets but I’m so proud of my members as those support tickets are up to 50 – 60 a week now.  Now I know some owners are going OMG on that many tickets – but you know what is great to me – that has opened up the line of communication with me and my members and to my surprise I have some really smart “cats” out there (hehe)

So the next time you are surfing, think about it – does playing hangman wake up you up and are you more alert on the next pages that you view.  How about clicking on those frown faces – didn’t they wake you up and surfing didn’t seem so boring afterwards.

Same sales copy

If you’re not using Manual Traffic exchanges you’re leaving 100’s and 1000’s of subscribers and Referrals on the table.”

How many of you have seen this and think oh no another same ole, same ole site well when I see this I’m am surfing boredom before I even get inside.  To me it tells me that the owner don’t care about making his/her site unique to them and I really don’t care how great your traffic is, what you offer on the inside – having this on your main page sends out a message to others – this is your place to add some excitement – make them want to join and come in and see what you offer on the inside.  JMO

So I ask again “Are you suffering from surfing boredom” think about how you can get some excitement in the exchange that you are surfing or the site that you own.

“You don’t have to be great to get started but you have to get started to be great.” – Les Brown