Getting traffic from traffic exchanges?

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Has anyone tried to use a traffic exchange to get traffic to their site?
Are traffic exchanges useful?
Is it better to use manual or auto traffic exchange?
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It is best to be cautious about traffic exchanges. You should carefully examine how they generate traffic and what types of sites will be shown.

It's very easy to annoy your own site visitors, and you can run afoul of Terms and Conditions from providers if the methods or content of the traffic exchange is in violation.

And search engines give much better ranking for traditional methods of generating traffic, such as direct links to content that a human has reviewed and deemed relevant.
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traffic exchanges can bring you a lot of visitors (for a short period of time), but they are horrible at giving you quality visitors who are going to bookmark your site and actually use it.

also keep in mind that the majority of people who use traffic exchanges are mlm and affiliate advertisers. and probably have no interest in the sites they see in the exchanges, they are just doing it to recruit others to their program.

so in all, traffic exchanges are probably not the best way to get visitors to your site.

however they can help. they are a great way to increase your banner impressions if you run any banner exchanges on your site.

banner exchanges (self explanatory) are a lot better than traffic exchanges because the viewer actually wants to view your site instead of just because it will boost their own sales. and they also increase page ranking by placing your links on a bunch of other sites. (and most exchanges don't allow adult or hate sites, so you don't really have to worry about the content.)

but if you ask me what is the best program to gain visitors to your site, i would have to say which i have mentioned in other threads.

link referral isn't a banner or traffic exchange by the way. its kind of like a search engine were you have to surf a couple of sites from the listing every now and then to keep your site in the first couple of pages. i prefer this because people can actually review your site and make you their contact. and they have a forum for community support and chat