Prizes in Traffic Exchanges

Well this is going to be a little rant as I think lot of people have lost the “why” you join traffic exchanges.  Traffic exchanges are simple – you look at my site and I will look at your site – they are an advertising platform.  The prizes in traffic exchanges are being offered as an incentive and thank you for visiting a site and looking at the ads that are being shown.

prizes2Some traffic exchanges offer daily and weekly prizes in their sites again as in incentive and thank you for coming to their business to view other members ads.  NOW the rant sometime things happen – prize pages conflict, codes are typed wrong, the server didn’t reset and the list goes on and on and I know all of you know what I’m talking about.

Well when this happens for one it means that the people behind the scene are human and we make mistakes – it does not mean that we are trying to cheat you out of your “prize”.  What gets me the most when people think this – to me as an owner this is like a slap in the face.  These are not just prizes that come with our business, they are prizes that site owners have to BUY that we give to you as prizes.questions3

If you are surfing a traffic exchange just for the prize incentives then maybe you should reevaluate your “why” did I join this site.  If you spent more time sharing the site you are in instead of focusing so much on the prize incentives that they offer you would be making lot more money.

Example you join a health club and you are loving the results you are getting and that club offers prize incentives for referring a friend.  As a prize incentive they may offer you 15 minutes in hot tub, discount on massage, etc.  Now where are YOU going to benefit the most – yes buy telling your friends and explaining the benefits.  The same works in traffic exchanges.  While the 15 minutes in the hot tub may feel awesome after a long day – wouldn’t it be nice to have a friend to share that with.

So for all that is reading this I ask you to go back and think about your “why” did you join the site or sites that you are member of.  AND the next time that the prize incentive was not there right away – remember “why” those prize incentives are there also.

Learn to be patient in this instant world that we live in as there are still humans behind the scene and have feelings still.  Everyone leaving me a comment, I will give you 1000 Zubees as a thank you for taking the time to read and comment.

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Click Track Profit Bigfoot Badge Hunt

Well the big day is June 1 for the Click Track Profit Bigfoot Badge Hunt to start and if you are not part of Click Track Profit you are missing out on some great traffic.

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How it works: The top 25 members that claim the most badge hunt badges each get $15!  The member that claims the most badges gets $125!
On top of that Every badge claim gives you a Team Point you can save and use in our next Season Competition!

Now all you have to do is click the image above and then you will see all the Bigfoot Badges that area available and you area wondering how you collect them.  All you have to do is click on the Bigfoot and there will be instructions on what you need to do to get the badge.

This is a fun event and there is lot of traffic to the sites that are in this event – so if you are members of these sites – make sure that you have your sites loaded up with credits.

Zaney Clicks is in this event so letting everyone a day ahead to get your credits assigned, get your banners and text ads in there  also as this is a 20 day event.

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Let’s go grab some badges

What gets you motivated?

70368812898529689_NFxvEVTK_bYou can ask that question to alot of people and probably will get so many different answers but let me tell you what I tell people when I’m asked What gets you motivated

Most of you know that I’m retired now and thus back online full time and yes I did get back in my old habits of being a nite owl – and love it, love it, love it.  See I work all nite while most are sleeping and then go to bed and watch what happens when I get up.

On a typical day I usually get up from anywhere between noon and 2 PM and this has been working for me, I first do my skype messages, the support tickets, emails and then before I start my day of activities – I have found a Blab session that I am just loving.

For all of you that have not heard of Blab – this is a video chat where you can listen to the speaker live and comment in the chat – kinda like spreecast.  Anyway Jon Olson does a live show Monday – Friday at 4 EST.  This is the kickass that I need each day as he keeps it short, to the point but wowwwwwwww the info that you get is just awesome.

Now don’t whine yet as if that time don’t work for you – it’s recorded and you can watch it at your convenience.    I want to just add a few of the latest ones that I have just loved and hope that you will stop by sometimes.

AND by taking action afterwards instead of making excuses, I can get up the next day and go wowwwwwww that is just awesome – in skype I hear about maybe the first sale a member got, someone else got 5 referrals and never got that many in one day and the list goes on and on – that is what gets me motivated.

changeIt’s not easy to putting in all the hours it takes sometimes or to keep pushing when you are not seeing the results that you are wanting yet.  Well I look at it this way imagine that you have a jar that you save your change in – and each day you add to that jar.  If you keep adding everyday to that jar – all of a sudden that jar gets full.

Here is some of the latest videos that I have enjoyed – click any of the links below

3 Steps For Massive Growth of Your List
Your Vision! Your Goals!
The Race To Remarkable
Branding, Building & Everything In Between

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Hide and Seek TE Style

Well I’m sure as a kid everyone remembers how you use to play hide and seek well I thought it would be fun to bring that to TEland and so on Wednesdays at Zaney Clicks we enjoy playing Hide and Seek TE Style.

For all that have never played – what happens is that I have a page that I have made and this is what it looks like this hideandseek2and all you have to do is surf and find the page take the word highlighted in yellow and add it as a promo code for an extra bonus.

Everyone that adds this new word will be in drawing for $1.00 – it’s just that simple BUT here is the best part you learned a new word that has been put in the dictionary – how cool is that.  I have so enjoyed this promo even for myself as I learn new words and somewhat keep up with the new lingo that is going on these days.

AND as you can see I also add the definition for your each week so that you can go out and impress your friends maybe even by just tell them how fantasmarific they are.

So when you are bored just clicking – come on over to Zaney Clicks every Wednesday for our version of Hide and Seek TE Style

Reasons to Own and Operate Your Own Business

Years ago when my ex and I first got married we both lost our jobs and our of necessity started our own business.  Since the divorce, I have continued to have my own business and going to share reasons to own and operate your own business.

09pEvYqoSFreedom would be my first reason as being owner and operator you get to be that boss (the person everyone hates).  You get to wear many, many hats and if like me learned a lot the hard way but I would not change a thing.  You do have to find the balance in work/life and that can be hard sometimes when you are trying to build your business.

As I have gotten older, I have narrowed down my business plan to working with my traffic exchanges, mailers and doing affiliate marketing.  It’s funny how in this online world there are still people that think they know how you should run your business and like to make it public or let you know you are doing this wrong and that wrong.

Another reason that I enjoy having my own business, what most don’t realize is that this is “MY” business to run as I see fit – that is what I love about this country that gives us this privilege.  There are going to be times that people don’t agree with how I run things but it is still me that pays the bills, put in the hours, and does all the work behind the scenes and bend over backwards to make you all happy.

judgingcatWhen others like to give their opinions that is just what it is their opinion and should not be put out there as guidelines or “rules” as to how the business is run because they are not a partner nor do they pay any of the bills that go along with your business.

That is another reason that I love having and running my own business – I am proud of my online business, I work very hard in my online business and believe that I offer great services.  Over the years, I have developed many, many friends and customers and I do bend over backwards to help them and would not trade that for anything.

You know it’s funny as the more competition happens in all business these days it sure seems the more some like to try and dictate how things should be.  Having been around the small ma and pa businesses for over 30 years now, I have learned that you just can’t beat old-fashion service. You have to learn to keep your emotions under control no matter how pissed you get, how over the coals someone want to rake you, and think about what is best for the business. You are NEVER  going to make everyone happy, your are NEVER going to have everyone agree with decisions you make – but you do have that right to make them.

Does it get hard at times yes it does but I sure would not trade it as the rewards out weigh the bad – the satisfaction you get from helping others, the pride you get from seeing what you created work and people that love your business.  One of the best thank yous that a business owner can get is seeing someone else promote them and for all the pages that I have seen – I would like to say thank you, thank you, thank you.

best2And the most important reason would be YOU, I really do appreciate all of you putting up with me as I know I come up with some pretty Zaney ideas sometimes and I do love the feedback – good or bad – we keep growing the business together.  AND as always you can Skype me @ nancyradlinger leave me a message in support – I do answer all my messages.

What is a traffic exchange

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You know it’s interesting as I listen to people these days and the answers to what is a traffic exchange – so thought this would make a nice blog post and let people share
their definition – don’t be shy now

Wikipedia says this……

A traffic exchange website receives website submissions from webmasters that join traffic exchange networks. The person who submitted the website then has to browse other member sites on the exchange program to earn credits, which enable their sites to be viewed by other members through the surf system. This increases the number of visitors to all the sites involved.

Exchanges enforce a certain credit ratio, which illustrates the amount of websites the surfer must view in order to receive one hit through the program for their promoted website. Many sites offer the ability to upgrade one’s membership level for a more equal credit ratio.

As the viewers are all website owners or affiliates, it is possible that some might find certain member sites interesting and thus make note of them on their own sites, sending more traffic their way. Most traffic programs also impose a time limit when members are browsing, ranging from 10 seconds to 60 seconds. Some incorporate the use of captcha to ensure user interaction.

Almost all traffic exchange programs are free, although many of them offer special features to paid members and offer credits for purchase. Almost all traffic exchange programs encourage users to build their own referral networks, which in turn increases the referrers’ amount of credits.

The traffic generated in a traffic exchange can be leveraged by using a downline builder to assist the user in building a referral network in the many different traffic exchanges.

In practice, traffic exchange programs are generally used by small business owners or marketers who either want free advertising or use the exchange programs for low-budget advertisement campaigns.

Now I’m going to ask you to go back and read thru all that ONE more time and this time
look as see if you see anything about a place to EARN money, win prizes, play games
etc.   Then I want to you to keep reading the rest of this post as I think that you will see
how much things have changed over the years and in my opinion not sure if it’s good
or bad – thought would put this out there and see what others thought.

Here is what Widipedia says about Paid to Click…..

Paid To Click is an online business model that draws online traffic from people aiming to earn money from home. Paid-To-Click, or simply PTC websites, act as middlemen between advertisers and consumers; the advertiser pays for displaying ads on the PTC website, and a part of this payment goes to the viewer when he views the advertisement.

So lets hear your thought on what is a traffic exchange in your opinion and yes everyone has one – here is the time to share yours
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Come on you know you wanna

 

Patty and Nancy has gone Squirly

It’s interesting how life happens and thought it was time to let everyone know that don’t yet.  Patty and I have added another site to our Magical Jewels Internet Marketing Group and that site is Squirly Traffic.

Claude Tetreault has built up a great site with some wonderful members and also left Patty and I with some BIG shoes to fill.  We have been working hard behind the scene learning all that he has/had going on.

Just wanted to tell everyone the good news and to all the existing members we thank you for continuing to keep the site very, very active.  If you have not checked things out yet – we look forward to seeing you

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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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.

 

Why I Filter My Emails

Well so many times I’m asked why I filter my emails and you know me by now that if I am asked a question often enough that I will get a post done up for you.

Teaching catThe main reason that I filter mine is that when you belong to 500 plus sites you get lot of emails and I learned early on that it’s not fun opening your email to find out that you have thousands of them to go thru AND if you were like me – you missed out on the ones that you should be seeing.

So my solution to this was to start filtering my emails and yes I do it by site – I create a folder for the site and automatically send all the emails from that site to that folder – it’s like cleaning up your file cabinet.

This is no different – you are creating files for the info that you want to store in your file cabinet and the more automated you make it the more time you are going to save.

Now once you have your folders all set up – then it makes it easy for you especially on the mailers and safelist that you might belong to.  If you are like me and on a budget, then you can’t be upgraded on all the sites and have to click for your credits.

WHY would you want to click – well the reason that I do is that I watch the opening lines of the emails and add ones that I like to my swipe file to use later.  Also, by clicking , I can see what others are promoting, which sites are popular, watch the bodies of the emails for new ideas to use on mine and of course the credits.

The great thing about clicking when they are in all ONE folder for one site – you just keep clicking till you have enough credits to send out your solo or email and then you can select all and delete the rest of the emails.   Then when you need to send again from this site, you will have the newest emails in your folder.

get organanizedAND if you are like me, you just don’t have time to click them all – so keep this in mind when you are doing your emails or solos – the person clicking time is limited and is wanting to get to that link to get their credit – so short and sweet and to the point in the body of your email.

Being we are starting the new year, this would be a great time to get your email more  organized and for me make better use of my time.