Search Engine Placings
1. Googles rankings have been all over the place this past year which makes it harder for Search Engine Optimisers to predict rankings
2. Paid inclusions are often overpriced due to over-competition for the same popular search terms
3. Pay-Per-Click Frauds are commonly reported by many purchasers
While Banner Advertising once pulled a 5-10% click through rate, we are now lucky to get 0.6%, yet it still costs the same for these much poorer results.
E-zines and Email list Providers are often unable to prove how many of their subscribers actually receive their emails. Since the introduction of the CAN the SPAM act, many email spam filters are blocking even legitimate emails wanted by subscribers.
PopUps, Popunders, Floating Ads and Fly-ins have mostly disappeared with blocking programs. Some even say that very few people in fact buy from a slide over or popup and that they are more an advertising measure applied to attract the marketer rather than the client.
With the above mentioned problems with paid advertising options why would you initially pay for customers, website hits, overpriced and unproven advertising techniques when you can get traffic for free and get paid for your involvement with an autosurf program.
Paid autosurf programs are a type of advertising co-operative where members get paid for viewing websites. After logging into the members control panel, members click on a link to the Paid to Surf section. This opens a window which automatically rotates website ads automatically with no clicking required. It is just like watching ads on your television. Members get paid usually 1-2% of their membership level for autosurfing daily the required number of websites (usually 100-200).
Autosurf programs have short viewing times, between 10-25 seconds. As a website owner you want your site to be very quick loading so viewers will see your page load completely before the timer is up and they move on. If the site you want to promote via autosurf programs is very slow loading; such as those with lots of graphics; you will need to create a doorway page. A doorway page is a simple page with text and colour but no graphics, hopefully intriguing enough to entice viewers to click through to your main site.
If you dont have html access to the main site you wish to promote (such as those provided by many affiliate programs) use a free website host or your personal website space provided with most internet service providers. Autosurf members will not see the actual URL of the page you put into rotation and many will view websites without any graphics being displayed. This means that any banner advertising which comes with many free sites wont even be visible.
For browsing paid autosurf programs most members choose multi-tabbed browser programs such as Avant or Crazy Browser. These contain many features not available on Internet Explorer or Netscape including pop-up filtering and viewing options to block pictures and Java to reduce bandwidth and increase surfing speed.
Members who are surfing keep watch for bonus credits. These wont help you earn more cash but do help you earn more exposures of your website in the autosurf rotation. For every credit earned your website will get one more view in the rotation.
When reputable programs are chosen, autosurfing can be so lucrative it can get addictive; so work out a strategy. Plan to earn more by increasing your membership level. Keep to your advertising budget but remember that at 1% per day you will earn back what you have put in about 100 days. You can even work out a strategy to cover your online expenses out of your autosurf earnings. Most paid autosurf programs pay monthly. If you are thinking about paying to belong to an affiliate program, wait until your monthly autosurf earnings will cover that cost. If you are thinking about creating your own website, dont pay for hosting until you earnings will cover that cost. Often times you can actually purchase website hosting through the paid autosurf program and arrange for the cost to be taken out of your monthly earnings. Then you doubly save, without online banking and transfer fees as well as getting special members rates.
Autosurf members have an online income so they are more likely to spend on the advertising view. This is much better for your profit lines and a much better advertising choice. As your downline grows in autosurf programs you will notice that you get the email addresses of your referred members. You can contact them and this can start to form the list that many successful online entrepreneurs use to promote other affiliate programs.
Spend wisely on advertising. Your autosurfing income can provide your advertising budget to allow you to purchase extra autosurfing credits, banner advertising, paid placements in Search Engines and eventually even offline advertising as your income grows. Autosurfing can provide you with a reliable income to buy many of the other online services you need to be a successful internet entrepreneur.
If you want more information or to get started go I have complied an information page at http://www.australianonlinerewards.com/Paid2$urf.html which includes a review of some of the best paid autosurf programs.
Educate yourself on good Autosurf programs. Anyone can start a paid autosurf program but not everyone has the management skills or financial backing to ensure the programs survival. Spread your risk in a few different programs but most of all have fun. Some webmasters have even claimed that increasing the amount of traffic to your website will naturally increase your search engine rankings, so give it a try and you too can get paid for promoting your website. Autosurfing is a proven way of getting free traffic to your site while you build up your earnings.
© Suzy Jacobson, January 2005