A text ad exchange has similarities to Traffic Exchanges & Safelists, in that you earn points by reading other peoples ads and can swap those points for your own advertising. You can earn points in a number of ways. Firstly there are the text ads, which are a single line of text (100 chars). If you find one interesting click on it, and the site that is being promoted will open. When you have viewed that site for more than 10 seconds you will be awarded points to go towards your own advertising. HTML ads work in the same way.
You can add banners to a text ad exchange and can earn points by clicking on any banners on the text ad exchange and viewing the promoted site for more than 10 seconds. Banners appear on the text ad exchange itself and whenever someone clicks on a credit link in a solo ad (see below), they appear at the top of the window.
Guaranteed Traffic Links are a great feature of text ad exchanges. They guarantee a number of unique visitors to your site. They are available in 50, 100 & 200 views. The traffic links are featured on the text ad exchange and can be clicked on to earn points. You can only earn points from each traffic link once and if someone clicks on your traffic link more than once, it will only count as one view. That way it guarantees you will get a set number of unique visitors to your site.
You can swap your points for a solo ad to all the members of the text ad exchange’s contact email addresses. We send a maximum of 5 solo ads a day at THE Text Ad Exchange (some text ad exchanges send a lot more!) and don’t send them all at the same time of day so that each ad gets the attention it deserves. Each solo ad has a credit link at the bottom which links to the site being promoted and earns you points. Solo ads earn you the most amount of points for a click so people like to click on solo ads.
When you login to a text ad exchange an ad is displayed for 10 seconds. You can swap your points for one of these login ads for a number of views (not all text ad exchange have this feature). When you have logged in to the text ad exchange you will see a navigation bar on the left of the window. You can add your own navigation button to the menu for a period of 7 days in exchange for points.
One other way of earning points is to refer other members to the site. You will earn points every time they log in and a percentage of the points that they earn. You will also earn commission on your referrals upgrades and ongoing advertising purchases. So referring others is a great way of getting free traffic & commissions.
If you don’t feel you have the time to be clicking on lots of ads to earn points you also have the option to buy points and advertising at text ad exchanges.
Some other features of the sites are, Downline Builder, Viral URL Cloaker, Weekly Draw for free advertising, Email Your Referrals, Plus More are added all the time.
There are two levels of membership at THE Text Ad Exchange, Free & Pro. Pro membership means you receive more points when you click on ads, free points each month, higher commission levels, more URL cloaker links, ability to save more ads, email your referrals more often and a pro bonus section. You can pay to upgrade to pro or can swap points for a free pro upgrade.
I hope that gives you a good overview of a text ad exchange. When you reduce it down to the basics it’s a case of you look at my site and I’ll look at yours. So you need to make sure your site catches peoples attention pretty quickly. Often a splash page of some sort is the best way of doing this. Also you need to realise that often people wont pay attention to a site until they have come across it a number of times and curiosity get the better of them! So you need to advertise constantly to get the best results. If you have a good landing page and advertise consistently you will get results from text ad exchanges. I know, I have, and that’s why I decided to set up THE Text Ad Exchange.