Yesterday I was surfing easyhits4u, and came across one hubber using easyhits4u to generate traffic to her hub.
Hopefully nobody clicks on the google ad that is so prominently displayed on her hub. It's very risky to use any traffic exchange. Google will definitely cancel the Adsense account for invalid clicks.
Wonder if Hubpages allow traffic exchange if no google ad is displayed?
Its a great foolishness to use traffic exchange sites to draw traffic to the hubs. If you write good quality, appealing and compelling content, then traffic comes naturally.
Misha, imagine in 2109, your clenched fist bursts through the ground in a shallow grave, as you try to shout, "I reached 10 000 000 hits and adsense payout- finally!"
Misha, are you by any chance involved in avatar exchange? I can't keep up?
I didn't know that traffic exchanging was not allowed, thanks for the heads up . You should definitely warn the person because I doubt she would be aware.
That is so why people need to read the TOS on anything they do.
I used to do exchanges(not any more, waste of time) and I used to cringe every time I came a cross a page with adsense on it because I knew this persons days were numbered with Adsense.
Exchanges are one of the biggest no-no's with Adsense.
Yes traffic exchange is not advised for adsense publishers.
Most traffic exchanges warn its members not to forward sites that contain adsense ads.
That's not true, in fact many traffic exchanges look exactly like blog directories. I signed up for a couple, in all innocence, when I was doing directory listings for my belly dance website. I did notice that you were encouraged to visit other members' blogs, but I thought that was just a community thing.
A few days later, I came across a post in one of their forums asking if their site contravened Adsense TOS and the reply was no, they didn't believe so, because their method was "different".
Then it dawned on me what "traffic exchange" meant, and I deleted my memberships!
That's not true. There are a couple of sites out there that claim they're "not really" traffic exchanges because they dress themselves up as blog directories. Read their FAQ and they say that they "don't believe" they contravene the Adsense TOS but they're not categoric about it. I'm sure a lot of bloggers get taken in by it.
Newbies don't understand the different between passing traffic and clicking traffic, that's why they get sucked in by sites like this, Stumbleupon and Entrecard.
Traffic exchanges are rather pointless anyway. People would rarely take the time to check things out - they just want more credits so that more people can just mull over their site for more credits.
A vicious cycle really...
Maybe I have more faith in my writing than the folks that stoop to these levels to gain traffic, but I think that the hard work you put into hubs is the reason people keep coming back to read my work and why I've been successful here at HubPages.
Using traffic exchanges is against our rules. Please flag any hubs you find that are making use of traffic exchanges as "other" and note the reason for flagging.
Hi, I know that using traffic exchange can result in termination of Google Adsense account, but I do not know that it is against Hubpages TOS as well. Judging from the responses here, many hubbers are not aware of it either.
Probably Hubpages can blast an email to warn against such practice.
As most of the traffic exchange systems only show your site for a set time like 10sec or so this will only generate negative results as far as hub scoring goes.
If you participate in traffic exchange programs and don't click on other people's ads, do you really believe anyone else is sincerely interested in clicking on your ads?
A high credit score in traffic exchange programs will do nothing for you except perhaps make you go blind and give you carpal tunnel syndrome. Of course, there are those that just get a kick out of looking at all the worthless points they just racked up.
They could be spending their time more wisely, such as writing creative HubPages.
The google AdSense TOS uses a lot of legalese (legal terms), but if you google a phrase like "things that violate AdSense TOS" or AdSense TOS, you'll find lists laid out in layman's terms. Quickonlinetips.com is referred to a lot as having a good list of common mistakes that AdSense publishers make. A lot of people have copied this list too.
Here's the list:
http://www.quickonlinetips.com/archives … ublishers/
Yeah, a lot of people will argue that you need to do more than "write good quality, appealing and compelling content, then traffic comes naturally." I think that's the first, albeit important step.
And there are all these other steps afterwards one needs to take to get some good traffic.
Too many to list here.
Actually it is not the first step. The first step is to understand about what exactly you are going to write.
But yeah, I never said the text itself is not important. It is, it is just not enough to make any money
Seems to me traffic exchanges are a waste of time.
Good quility content is the key to good traffic;
or pictures of half naked Inidan girls seems to work as well.
Traffic exchanges is a magnet for newbies who are trying to get traffic to their blogs and websites, so the only person making money with this are the owners of the exchange, and those who are building a opt-in list to sell an ebook on "how to get more traffic to your website."
So if you want to set up your own traffic exchange then you would promote it on other traffic exchanges, because your target audience will be newbies who want traffic.
But if your product or service is not about "how to get traffic" then there is no use in using these sites.
the only one i ever found worth while was traffic swarm. but of course I dont use it with adsense sites
Traffic exchange programs used to bring more visitors on the site. many sites are designed to help you promote your site by growing the number of visitors that really view your site. Traffic exchange program is an essential factor to promote a site.
Although I don't use traffic exchanges I wasn't aware that it was not allowed in hubpages , Most likely who ever is using this is also not aware of this
And again thanks to you folks I learn something new. I never heard of traffic exchange until now. Thanks for the info.
Entrecard?! I was about to ask about that, so it IS one hmmm? That's where I started when I blogged, helped a great deal finding out about blogging and reading way too much online! I applied for entrecard on one of my blogs that's linked to my hub profile here, guess I'd better take it off.
Or do I take it...never mind, I don't think it applies but I don't know what I'm talking about here. Linking to an entrecard enabled site is okay, true? My HubPage account would be fine but the entrecard site is the one that I can't have adsense on?
I'm one of those "not quite young anymore" people that usually goes to one of her kids with the computer questions, can you tell?
Entrecard isn't classified as traffic exchanges, however it operates on a similar principle - looking at each other's blogs.
The traffic you get from Entrecard is rather like the traffic you get from other Hubbers - nice for the ego, but they're not usually looking to buy anything, so the conversion rate is very low.
Now I really don't get it - I see that people are suggesting things like this: Digg, facebook, stumbleupon, twitter.
Aren't these traffic exchanges too? The poster above said entrecard and stumbleupon are. Maybe not facebook, that's something like a blog site I think, not sure, but the others? I know HubPages isn't because we don't advertise on others' hubs, people who know how just link to other relevant hubs they like.
Can someone just list a couple other traffic exchange sites vs NOT traffic exchanges so I can go try to see what the difference is?
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