Traffic exchanges are not dead.
Traffic exchanges are one of many cheap to no cost ways to promote your offers.
Unfortunately, there is a 'group' that networks the traffic exchanges. It's not
good to network something like 'traffic exchanges' but that is exactly what they
did and still do. It's truly a downfall to the industry.
Many years ago, I published an ezine. There was a lady that started a network
of ads within ezine's. The way it worked is, you joined her network and people
could purchase ads such as in groups..... 1 solo ad, 1 top sponsor ad,...etc. The
ads would appear in multiple ezine's. She told me 'Valerie, you should be rich
with your newsletter, join us, share the profit'. So I did. I about went crazy.
Ads after ads I was sent and my ezine was full of ads. Subscribers began
unsubscribing. Needless to say, I didn't get rich and if anyone made the bucks,
it was her. I can't remember her name but she wasn't in business long.
Like the ezine scenario above, some traffic exchanges have been flooded with
same old content, same ole operation, same ole foolery simply because they
said 'join me' and network as a group.
So, you need to be selective with traffic exchanges. You need to have, as a norm,
a very large number of credits on a continuous basis. And....you need to grab the
eye with color, honestly, short sentences, and what you can do for the viewer.