Once you've chosen your online (or offline) business, you'll need to direct traffic to your website(s). Many business and marketing newbies have little extra operating cash for advertising. The informative articles and the site links should prove helpful. All the ad sites shown here are free to join and use. Your credit card is never asked for unless you decide to upgrade.

Scroll down to the bottom of the page for a list of clickable banners to the sites.

*** Please note that you cannot use traffic exchanges if you are running AdSense on your website! Google doesn't like it, and you will likely end up forfeiting your AdSense earnings. ***

Traffic Exchanges – Another Free Resource

How are you promoting your web site or blog? Are you taking advantage of free traffic exchanges? If not, you may be missing out on a great resource for site exposure and traffic.

Most traffic exchanges have the option of an upgraded paid membership, but if you don’t have the money, don’t worry about it. The freebie versions still give you tons of advertising. In fact, there are a few other benefits:

• Search engine love. Traffic exchanges have tons of incoming and outgoing links. It’s the stuff that makes search engines giddy with joy. Not literally, of course, but all the links plus all the constantly freshening content helps improve everyone’s standing in searches.

• The more popular the traffic exchange, the higher the page ranking. The higher the page ranking, the more new members join and view your web page.

• When you find a free traffic exchange that works for you, all your conversions are pure profit. The only thing that you invested is your time. Granted, that’s worth something, but are you willing to do it for increased sales?

Really, the only way to know which traffic exchange is best for you and your business is to try a few of them. Try at least a few.

It’s best if you’re offering a product or service that is different somehow from what the herd is showing. If there are a lot of people with exactly the same website or product you have, your chances of conversion success drop substantially. You may want to move on and try another exchange, or change your web page or your offering. Stand out from the crowd and get noticed.

Something of extreme importance to note – please pay attention here – DO NOT USE TRAFFIC EXCHANGES IF YOU ARE RUNNING ADSENSE ON YOUR WEBSITE!!! I cannot stress this enough. Google considers the clicks from traffic exchanges to be ‘illegal’ clicks. You will lose all of your AdSense earnings and possibly get banned.

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